CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA– The months long dharna at Standing Rock, the sacred site where several hundred of the Oceti Sakowin peoples had gathered, were jubilant today at the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers decision to block the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near their territory, considered sacred.
Laralyn RiverWind, a protestor of Cherokee and Moskogee heritage, went on record to thank “Pakistani politician Imran Khan for this support of their struggle, to the detriment of his own party’s cause”.
Mr. Khan, who has side-stepped his responsibility as Party Chairperson of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf in the months leading up to this decision, said at a press conference that he could “finally focus on the affairs of his own party and people”, adding that “there’s this whole Panama thing going on” and “something about a port in Balochistan”.
Mr. Khan stated that his support for the tribes’ struggle came from his belief in accepting the legitimacy of all struggles against authority. He was dismissed rumours that he was a bit annoyed that his own dharnas had been unsuccessful, or had made the decision under the influence of Bani Gala’s famous honey.