Group gathers to say prayers for water near Dakota Access Pipeline site

Published: Aug. 21, 2016 at 5:26 PM CDT
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Three generations of Peter Husby's family are standing in solidarity with The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. They arrived early Saturday morning and didn't waste any time joining the group.

"It was worth it coming out here and seeing all of this," said Peter Husby.

More than twenty boats were part of Saturday's action to honor the water they say will be impacted by the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Their fight doesn't stop during the weekend.

"To pull in last night, to see all the people camped here, it was awesome, I cannot describe the feeling of getting here," said Cecil James.

"It seems cool to know that I have some relatives that live far away in different places," said Frankie Archambault.

People are still traveling from places like New York, California and North Carolina to the site. Dozens of activists gathered before entering the boats to sing and pray for the water, an action one demonstrator said she'll never forget.

"It's overwhelming, it's overwhelming...oh my god, we love the earth still," said Ladon Brave Bullallard.

An appreciation they hope others will see and embrace. They said prayers for the water will continue this weekend near the camp site.