The letters

Kenzlie: “Water is important to us.”

March 30, 2016

Dear Jo-Ellen Darcy & The Army Corps of Engineers,

My name is Kenzlie. I am a 12 year old student at Solen middle school. I live Cannon ball N.D on the standing rock reservation. I like football, basketball, cross country, track, volleyball . I am against the North Dakota Access pipeline

Water is important to us. If we don’t have water life will change we do hardly everything with water we don’t want to lose it.

Please don’t build the pipeline

Sincerely,

Kenzlie

Solen School Student

 

Jeremy: “It is our ancestor’s land, not yours.”

March 30, 2016

Dear Jo-Ellen Darcy & The Army Corps of Engineers,

My name is Jeremy Lester Jr. and I’m 14 years old. I am from Standing Rock Sioux Nation. I’m writing this letter because my dad has land underwater beside the spot where you’re going to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. My family fishes in that river. The water is probably the only good thing about the Standing Rock Nation.

The pipeline will cause murderers to murder; the drug and alcoholic problem on the reservation will rise. Our water supply comes from the Missouri River. If that pipeline breaks, the oil and chemicals will flow all the way down to Mobridge, SD or further depending upon how bad the spill is. So please, do not build the pipeline. Many people will try and stop the pipeline from being built.

I hope this letter will prevent the pipeline from being built. Besides it should be the Native American’s decision. It is our land and has been our land since day one. It is our ancestor’s land, not yours.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Allen Lester Jr.

Solen School Student

 

Javen: “It can wreck the environment and the water.”

March 31, 2016

Dear Jo-Ellen Darcy & The Army Corps of Engineers,

My name is Javen Two Horses. I am twelve years old and I live in Cannonball ND. The reason I am writing this letter because I am protesting the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Water is important in many ways. For people to drink, bathe, and other stuff. There might be oil spills which would wreck clean water, and wreck the environment.

I would like to say to the people who agree with the Dakota Access Pipeline that it’s dumb because it can wreck the environment and the water. I hope this letter will cause the Dakota Access Pipeline to not happen in the future.

Sincerely,

Javen Two Horses

Solen School Student

Jacob: “Something bad could happen like and oil leak.”

Dear Jo-Ellen Darcy & The Army Corps of Engineers,

My name is Jacob. I am 13. I am from Cannon Ball, ND. I go to Solen High School in Solen, ND.

Water is important to me because we drink water we use water for mostly everything we do every day. Something bad could happen like and oil leak. And an oil leak could be dangerous because we wouldn’t have water to drink.

I would like to say to the people who are building the pipeline. “as long as it don’t leak it will be ok.”

Sincerely,

Jacob Plenty Chief

Solen School Student

Ethan: “The environment will die.”

March 30, 2016

Dear Jo-Ellen Darcy & The Army Corps of Engineers,

My name is Ethan Thunder Hawk or Two Shields and I am 14 years old. I go to Solen High School and play football and basketball.

I don’t want the pipeline to be built because it would make the water bad. Only clean water is good for me. We would have to drink pop or lemonade or apple juice. And I don’t want to stop having clean water.

The environment will die. The air will turn brown and the world will end. No birds will fly in sky and other animals will die. I don’t want that to happen.

Sincerely,

Ethan Thunder Hawk

Solen School Student

Astacia Kay: “This idea about building a Pipeline isn’t very smart”

March 31, 2016

Dear Jo-Ellen Darcy & The Army Corps of Engineers,

My name is Astacia, I’m 13 years old and I live in CannonBall ND. I am writing this letter to protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Water is very important to me because it’s what I need to live, now if they build this pipeline it could mess up our water. We wouldn’t have any water to drink, or to bathe in. It would also hurt the environment and the animals.

This idea about building a Pipeline isn’t very smart. The Pipeline could possibly break and spill toxic oils in the water we drink! This whole thing is just a very bad idea. But, I hope you take this letter to consideration and not build the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Sincerely,

Astacia Kay

Solen School Student

Brashel: “The oil might leak and we won’t be able to drink the water.”

March 30, 2016

Dear Jo-Ellen Darcy & The Army Corps of Engineers,

My name is Brashel. I live in Cannon Ball,ND. I have lived in Cannon Ball my whole life. My hobbies are hanging out with my friends and family. I’m writing the letter because I am against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

I am going against the Dakota Access Pipeline because I do not want our water to be dirty. Water is a very important resource. It is important because we use it every day in our lives. If we don’t have water it will affect us all.

I would not like the workers or people who are building the pipeline to build it. The oil might leak and cause our water to be dirty. We won’t be able to drink the water. I hope this helps people think about not putting the pipeline on our reservation.

Sincerely,

Brashel

Solen School Student

Daniel: “I am protesting the Dakota access pipeline.”

March 31, 2016

Dear Jo-Ellen Darcy & The Army Corps of Engineers,

My name is Daniel Martin I’m in eighth grade. I’m 15 years old. My family lives near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. I’m a young, strong man. I love playing basketball. I’m writing this letter to protest the pipe line because most of my family lives in Cannon Ball. I am protesting the Dakota access pipeline.

Water is really important to me and my family because I have three horses and two dogs that need lots of water to drink. Just think of all the fish and animals you’re going to kill. Almost everything needs water. Like you and I need to drink water. And we swim and fish in the water.

If I could talk to the people that want to build the pipe line, I would tell them they are putting millions of lives at stake for just for a stupid reason. I hope that this letter will help make people see what they are doing.

Sincerely,

Daniel A. Martin

Solen School Student

Deana: “I just hope it doesn’t happen to my community.”

March 30, 2016

Dear Jo-Ellen Darcy & The Army Corps of Engineers,

Hi my name is Deana Red Water. I live in Cannonball, ND. I am 12 years old. I love food and pickles. I also joined track. I am writing this for my community so we will have clean fresh water.

Water is important to me because I want my family and friends and especially my community to have clean fresh water to drink.

I would say, “why would you do this to my community and to my family and friends, to our homes?” to the pipeline people. I just hope it doesn’t happen to my community.

Sincerely,

Deana Red Water

Solen School Student

Elliott: “I need it, we need it, all of us need it.”

March 30, 2016

Dear Jo-Ellen Darcy & The Army Corps of Engineers,

My name Elliott Reid Thunder Hawk. I am fourteen years old and I live on the Standing Rock Reservation. The special thing about me is that every Monday and Thursday I watch WWE because I like wrestling and I like basketball. The reason why I like these things because they are entertaining to do and watch. I’m writing this letter because I care about our land we, all Indians, need this land to stay healthy.

Water is so important to me because I need it, we need it, all of us need it and so do you. What might happen if the pipeline breaks? It will affect our reservation, rivers, land will be destroyed they will do nothing to repair it.

I would like the people that build the pipeline to do their best. You guys can’t let it break because we all care about our reservation. This letter will cause agreement because a lot of us don’t want to let the pipeline oil spill. We don’t want the pipeline to break.

Sincerely

Elliott Reid Thunder Hawk

Solen school student

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