But they have vowed to fight back.

“You have more support than you know,” Sanders reportedly told the group, citing the significant response his social media page receives on posts covering Native American issues. “Your job, my job, is to bring those people together to say to Trump and his corporate friends, he can’t do this. But we need to a strategy to do that.”

Indigenous Rising Media provided video of the meeting:

“This fight against the Dakota Access pipeline has sparked a powerful global movement calling for Donald Trump, Congress, and the U.S. government as a whole to respect Indigenous nations and people in our right to water, land, sovereignty, and culture,” Dallas Goldtooth of IEN said ahead of the demonstration. “Indigenous people are not here to be your sacrifice zone for fossil fuel projects. Water is life—so in attacking our water Donald Trump is attacking our lives, families, and right to self-determination.”

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