Native Americans win in North Dakota – level 3

09-12-2016 15:00

Native Americans are celebrating! The US Army will not allow an oil pipeline to go under a reservoir in North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been protesting it for months and finally the protesting paid off.

Some of the protesters came from Washington State to support these water protectors. One of the protesters says that it has lifted his heart. The protestors came in yesterday and they were expecting the worst, but they have heard the best news ever! This is the best news for native people, for the United States, for all people, all because water is so precious.

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe, together with climate activists, have been protesting against to the project since April. They say that the project could contaminate the water supply and damage sacred tribal lands. Thousands of people supported the protest and flocked to North Dakota.

Difficult words: tribe (group of people of the same origin), lift somebody’s heart (make someone happy), precious (of a special value), sacred (something related to God, something you should respect), flock (come together in a large grop).

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