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Oklahoma City Pow Wow Club protests Dakota Access Pipeline

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Flag carried by a marcher at the No DAPL march sponsored by the Oklahoma City Pow Wow Club.
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OKLAHOMA CITY – Members and friends of the Oklahoma City Pow Wow Club, which is Oklahoma’s oldest Native American intertribal heritage organization, gathered on the west side of the COX Center on Saturday morning in order to begin a march to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Under a heavy sky, and in a light mist, they gathered. Led by the Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society, an organization that recognizes the Native Americans in the military and the sacrifices they have made not only for their tribe, but also for their country, those gathered began to march north on Robinson Avenue in downtown Oklahoma City.

They would turn west on Park Avenue, and continue on to the Civic Center Music Hall, where speakers were waiting to address the marchers.

Even in the misting rain, which was heavy at times, their spirits were high, as they chanted, “No more oil, keep it in the soil!”

The rally and march was attended by roughly 200 people who were carrying signs and chanting, and was peaceful and respectful in nature.

Marchers turn the corner onto Park Avenue from Robinson in downtown Oklahoma City.

Members of the Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society lead the march.

Mekasi Camp Horinek addresses the marchers.

Floris White Bull, of Standing Rock, ND, speaks of her experiences at the No DAPL protest at Standing Rock, SD.

Banner showing support for the water protectors at Standing Rock, ND.

People gathered around the members of the Kiowa Black Leggings Warrior Society, who led Saturday’s march.

Ashley McCray speaks to those gathered at the Civic Center following the march.

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