A quieter protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline was held outside Midtown Plaza Sunday morning.
It wasn’t a typical protest as there were no chants and not many signs.
“People need to stand up for the things happening to our land,” said Nadja Hanson.
“We can’t let companies rape our resources.”
Protestors are concerned their friends in North Dakota will be forcibly removed by the U.S. army Monday, but federal, state and local authorities say they won’t be using force.
“The Aboriginal groups have been given the short end of the stick for a long time and it’s not fair,” said Eric Patterson.
But many of the protestors couldn’t give any solutions to solve the environmental problems.
“I honestly don’t know what should replace oil,” said Cheryl Taniskishayinew.
“Corporations make the world go round, they make the money and print the money, it’s a tough struggle.”
About 40 people came out and they marched on the sidewalk to Spadina Crescent to pray to the North Saskatchewan River.
— JT Marshall (@jtmarshallCKOM) December 4, 2016