Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe delivers vital firewood to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe protesting Dakota Access Pipeline: Three Native American organizations come together to help relatives in need
BOWLER, WISCONSIN (September 21, 2016) – At the personal request of Chairman Archambault of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal, the Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe, in cooperation with the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) and Menominee Tribal Enterprises, donated a semi-truck load of firewood to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in support of its fight to halt the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, along with thousands of protestors from tribes across the nation, are currently engulfed in a battle to halt construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline near Sioux tribal lands over concerns it will destroy sacred tribal lands and contaminate drinking water. The firewood donated by the Stockbridge-Munsee and Menominee tribes and the NIGA is a precious resource that is not readily available or accessible on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.
The firewood was harvested from trees grown in the Menominee Indian Nation Forest, harvested by Menominee Tribal Enterprises (a Menominee tribal business), donated by three Native American organizations and transported by Lee Miller, a member of the StockbridgeMunsee Tribe. Miller, who is the father of Stockbridge-Munsee Tribal Council President Shannon Holsey, drove the semi-truck of firewood to North Dakota and delivered it directly to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.