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Ojai's connection to North Dakota protest grows

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Jeff Otterbein looks over the Oceti Sakowin Camp in North Dakota.
Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Twelve young people from North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, accompanied by Sioux spiritual leader Chief Arvol Looking Horse, were welcomed to Libbey Park Nov. 19 by a crowd of approximately 150.
The young people, members of the Standing Rock Youth Council, addressed the crowd from the Libbey Park Gazebo. Some of the young men and women had participated in 2,000-mile relay run earlier in the year from North Dakota to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about the Dakota Access Pipeline that is set to cross the Missouri River.
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Photo by Ray Powers
Chief Arvol Looking Horse, a spiritual leader of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Sioux Nations speaks to a crowd at Libbey Park Nov. 19.

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