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Locals rally against North Dakota pipeline

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Demonstrators (from left) Catherine Keller, Oliver Hernandez, Aaron Embry, Mayla Embry and Nikki Embry show their support for the Standing Rock Sioux Sept. 13.

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter

Approximately 30 people gathered at the Ojai Pergola Sept. 13 to show solidarity with people 1,000 miles away — the ReZpect Our Water demonstrators resisting the Dakota Access pipeline near Cannon Ball, N.D.

“Water Is Life,” read the signs of many participants.

“It was a peaceful rally in support of a unified people,” said Chumash Elder Julie Tumamait-Stenslie. “The native peoples in that area aren’t leaving. If it means they hold out the winter there, they will.”

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