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Opinion: On Reports of Counterterrorism Efforts Against Water Protectors

This Memorial Day, as I remembered both the brave warriors who lost their lives in defense of both our Lakota way of life and those that lost their lives in defense of the democratic principles of the United States, I was also forced to confront a disturbing reality about this country we live in.

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8/15/2018

article The Dakota Access Pipeline Wants to Ship Even More Oil Across Tribal Lands
(North Dakota) -- As if the original Dakota Access Pipeline didn’t cause enough drama, its developer now wants to expand the crude oil pipeline, which is still...

8/8/2018

article Standing Rock: Tribes await court ruling due August 10
(Washington D.C.) -- Expect another ruling by the infamous U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., in the ongoing Standing Rock struggle by August 10,...
article Completion of Dakota Access oil pipeline study delayed
(North Dakota) -- Federal officials say it will take about three more weeks to wrap up an environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Army...

8/4/2018

article Out of spotlight, tribes keep fighting Dakota pipeline
(USA) -- Native American tribes that tried to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline during a months-long standoff with authorities in North Dakota more than a year ago...

8/3/2018

article Out of spotlight, Native American groups keep fighting Dakota pipeline
(Wyoming) -- Native American groups that tried to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline during a months-long standoff with authorities in North Dakota more than a year...

8/2/2018

article Out of spotlight, tribes keep fighting Dakota pipeline
(North Dakota) -- Native American tribes that tried to block the Dakota Access oil pipeline during a months-long standoff with authorities in North Dakota more than a...

7/30/2018

article Group aims to help resolve Dakota Access protest warrants
(North Dakota) -- An organization formed to provide legal help to opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is launching an effort this week to help protesters with...
article Standing Rock Medic Bus Is Now a Traveling Decolonized Pharmacy
(Washington) -- There was something familiar and comforting about the bus. A crowd of people painted green vines and flowers on the exterior as it sat parked in a field...

7/28/2018

article Was Red Fawn victim of frame-up?
(North Dakota) -- Red Fawn Fallis’ recent sentencing to federal prison was the closing of a criminal court proceeding here, but also the opening of a curtain...

7/27/2018

article Standing Rock Medic Bus Is Now a Traveling Decolonized Pharmacy
(South Dakota) -- There was something familiar and comforting about the bus. A crowd of people painted green vines and flowers on the exterior as it sat parked in a...

7/23/2018

article A year later, still no federal charges against 'saboteurs' of Dakota Access Pipeline. Why?
(Iowa) -- It's been one year since two Iowa environmental activists claimed responsibility for deliberately causing millions of dollars in damage to the Dakota...

7/22/2018

article Native American pipeline protesters enter plea agreements to avoid long prison terms
(North Dakota) -- State and federal prosecutions of Native Americans and their allies who protested the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline are drawing closer to...

7/21/2018

article North Dakota seeks federal money for pipeline protest costs
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota on Friday demanded $38 million from the federal government to reimburse the state for costs associated with policing large-scale and...

7/17/2018

article BLOG: Red Fawn Fallis and the Felony of Being Attacked by Cops
(North Dakota) -- What happened to Standing Rock water protector Red Fawn Fallis is what has happened to many women political dissenters who go up against Big Government...

7/16/2018

article 'I knew I wasn't guilty': #NoDAPL activist acquitted in North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- A North Dakota judge last Thursday acquitted Riverton activist Micah Lott of criminal trespass and rioting charges stemming from his protest of the...

7/15/2018

article Wyoming Standing Rock activist acquitted on charges
(North Dakota) -- A North Dakota judge Thursday acquitted Riverton activist Micah Lott of criminal trespass and rioting charges stemming from his protest of the Dakota...

7/12/2018

article Native Americans who protested Dakota Access get handed the longest prison sentences
(North Dakota) -- Among the hundreds of people arrested in North Dakota for protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Native Americans faced the most...
article Red Fawn Fallis Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison
(North Dakota) -- Red Fawn Fallis, a political prisoner arrested during the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, was sentenced today in federal court by Judge...
article After Fighting The Dakota Access Pipeline, Standing Rock Activists Want To Green The Rez
(North Dakota) -- In 1956, the Army Corps of Engineers flooded nearly 160,000 acres of land on the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Indian Reservations to create the...
article Dakota Access sued for failing to sell ranch at Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- The state of North Dakota is suing the developers of the Dakota Access Pipeline for failing to sell a historic ranch in Standing Rock territory.
article David Archambault, Former Chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Joins NAVF
(North Dakota) -- David Archambault II, former chairman of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota, recognized for leading the opposition against the construction of...

7/11/2018

article Red Fawn Fallis sentenced in DAPL protest case
(North Dakota) -- Red Fawn Fallis was sentenced Wednesday for her role in a shooting incident during the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests. Fallis will serve 57 months...
article Red Fawn sentenced in high-profile DAPL case
(North Dakota) -- What was perhaps the most serious criminal case derived from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests has reached its long-awaited conclusion. U.S. District...
article Woman gets prison for firing gun during pipeline protest
(North Dakota) -- A Denver woman accused of shooting at officers during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline was sentenced Wednesday to four...

7/10/2018

article Wyoming Standing Rock activist wins acquittal
(North Dakota) -- A North Dakota judge Thursday acquitted Riverton activist Micah Lott of criminal trespass and rioting charges stemming from his protest of the Dakota...

6/28/2018

article 'He's a political prisoner': Standing Rock activists face years in jail
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock saved Little Feather’s life. Then the US government took it from him. Little Feather was one of thousands of Native Americans who...

6/26/2018

article Standing Rock Water Protector Red Fawn Fallis's Sentencing Hearing Postponed
(North Dakota) -- Members of Denver’s indigenous community will have to wait at least two more weeks to find out the sentencing fate of Red Fawn Fallis, a Denver...

6/25/2018

article Standing Rock Water Protector Red Fawn Fallis Sentencing Delayed Due to Judge’s Illness
(North Dakota) -- Red Fawn Fallis, who in January 2018 made a plea of guilty for civil disorder and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon, was to be...

6/11/2018

article Corps to wrap up Dakota Access pipeline work in 2 months
(North Dakota) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next two months expects to wrap up an environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline after recently...

6/7/2018

article Shooting stills at Standing Rock
(Australia) -- An historic gathering of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (Seven Council Fires) the widespread members of the Great Sioux Nation, was the initial motivation for Sydney...

6/3/2018

article Standing Rock and beyond
(Oregon) -- Nine days before the June 7 grand opening of The Elisabeth Jones Art Center on the Pearl District’s western stretch, a kind of controlled chaos is in the air...

6/2/2018

article 1 Year After Trump’s Approval, Where Keystone XL, Dakota Pipeline Stand
(North Dakota) -- It’s been a little more than a year since President Donald Trump approved the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines amid concerns the projects would...
article American Indian Journalist Jenni Monet Found Not Guilty for Trepassing for Standing Rock Coverage
(North Dakota) -- Award-winning American Indian journalist Jenni Monet’s court aquittal in a North Dakota courthouse on Friday was more than a victory for her...

5/31/2018

article #NoDAPL Water Protector Michael “Little Feather” Giron Sentenced to 36 months in prison
(North Dakota) -- Michael “Little Feather” Giron was today sentenced to a 36 month federal prison term pursuant to a non-cooperating plea agreement, becoming...
article First federal defendant from pipeline protests sentenced
(North Dakota) -- Leoyla Cowboy can't wait for her husband to come home. As the last of six character witnesses for Michael Giron at his federal sentencing hearing...

5/29/2018

article This 21-year-old Native American activist got the nation to care about Standing Rock — and she's just getting started
(USA) -- At the height of the controversy surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline, protests drew crowds of 10,000. But before reporters, celebrities, and police descended...

5/28/2018

article COMPLICIT: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
(Washington D.C.) -- Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher’s winning streak in 2017 was marked by cases that may prove instructive for future litigation, including those...
article Sen. Heitkamp Faces Backlash for 'Oil Over Indians' Posture
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux tribal member Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun went door to door on North Dakota’s largest American Indian reservations in 2012 turning...
article DAPL-style protesters could face jail under new ‘critical infrastructure‘ protection laws
(USA) -- DAPL-style protesters could face jail under new ‘critical infrastructure‘ protection laws New laws introducing harsher penalties against protesters...

5/27/2018

article Senator's Pipeline Stance May Thwart Second Term
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux tribal member Marlo Hunte-Beaubrun went door to door on North Dakota’s largest American Indian reservations in 2012 turning...

5/24/2018

article Security company, state argue venue in Dakota Access dispute
(North Dakota) -- Attorneys for North Dakota regulators and a North Carolina-based private security company argued in court Thursday over the proper venue to resolve a...
article Tribal Consultation Key When Planning Pipelines, North Dakota Official Says
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge in Great Falls today heard arguments in a lawsuit to overturn federal approval for the Keystone XL pipeline to cross from Alberta into...

5/19/2018

article DAPL-style protesters could face jail under new 'critical infrastructure' protection laws
(USA) -- New laws introducing harsher penalties against protesters who target “critical infrastructure” such as oil and gas pipelines are now pending in half...

5/10/2018

article One charge dismissed for journalist arrested at DAPL protest, another still pending
(North Dakota) -- A journalist arrested last year while covering the Dakota Access Pipeline protest is expected to have at least one criminal charge dismissed while a...

5/6/2018

article Army Corps meeting with tribes on DAPL
(North Dakota) -- An environmental study of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is expected to continue into the summer, as federal officials meet with American Indian...

5/3/2018

article Army Corps meeting with tribes on Dakota Access oil pipeline
(North Dakota) -- Environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is likely to continue into the summer as federal officials meet with American Indian tribes who...

4/23/2018

article Judge asked to reject pipeline protester's evidence request
(North Dakota) -- The government is asking a federal judge to reject a request for evidence to be returned to a New York City woman who suffered a serious arm injury in...

4/22/2018

article Documentary Features Effects of ND Pipelines
(North Dakota) -- A documentary premiering at the Black Hills Film Festival this week will feature the lives of North Dakotans disrupted by oil pipelines. The film...

4/20/2018

article Reporters remember dramatic pipeline protests on UND panel
(North Dakota) -- Reporters who covered the Dakota Access Pipeline protests spoke at a panel on UND campus Thursday, April 19, providing some insight — and, at...

4/18/2018

article A judge has rejected the request by two American Indian tribes to be more involved in a court-ordered environmental review
(North Dakota) -- A judge has rejected the request by two American Indian tribes to be more involved in a court-ordered environmental review of the Dakota Access oil...

4/15/2018

article OP/ED: Dismiss charges against journalists covering the Standing Rock protests
(North Dakota) -- Sara LaFleur-Vetter was filming the arrest of protesters demonstrating against the Dakota Access Pipeline when police tackled her to the ground, with...

4/13/2018

article More than a year later, some journalists arrested at ND pipeline protests still await trial
(North Dakota) -- Jenni Monet climbed a hill overlooking the Cannonball River to shoot video of dozens of protesters against the Dakota Access oil pipeline who had put...
article Cashing in on Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- “The only way I’ll talk is if you sign over the rights to the interviews,” said Michael Wood. The 38-year-old activist slid a...

4/7/2018

article Dakota Access pipeline developer submits spill response plan
(North Dakota) -- The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline that goes under a reservoir in the Dakotas has submitted a court-ordered spill response plan, but an...
article Proposed Minnesota law targets those who train or recruit protesters who damage 'critical infrastructure'
(Minnesota) -- With the possibility of pipeline protests looming in Minnesota, lawmakers are considering a new felony offense for anyone training or recruiting...

4/6/2018

article Standing Rock: One year later
(North Dakota) -- Sacred Stone Camp, the first NoDAPL camp, was set up on LaDonna Brave Bull Allard’s property near the Cannonball River. Now she’s spreading...
article Judge Approves #NoDAPL Activist Chase Iron Eyes’ Demand For Withheld Evidence
(North Dakota) -- Chase Iron Eyes, a 2016 North Dakota Democratic congressional nominee, was in court Wednesday at the Morton County Courthouse in Mandan, North Dakota,...
article Dakota Access pipeline developer submits spill response plan
(North Dakota) -- The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline that goes under a reservoir in the Dakotas has submitted a court-ordered spill response plan, but an...

4/5/2018

article KENT: When “The Indians” Lose…We All Do
(South Dakota) -- As a long-time friend from elementary school days and I were discussing our shared Irish heritage on Facebook messenger, he suddenly asked “Hey,...

3/27/2018

article N.D. attorney general still asking feds to recoup DAPL costs
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota's attorney general's office has spent about $110,000 as it prepares to ask the federal government to pick up costs related to the...

3/22/2018

article Trump administration blames tribes for delay in new Dakota Access study
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration is blaming tribes as it delays a highly-anticipated study of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
article Anti-protest bill was rollercoaster
(Wyoming) -- I can cover the highs and lows of the recent legislative budget session and only discuss one bill. One terrible zombie monstrosity from out-of-state that...

3/20/2018

article Feds, Dakota Access Say Tribes Hampering Pipeline Review [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the company behind the Dakota Access oil pipeline urged a D.C. federal judge Friday not to force the agency to...
article Mandated study of Dakota Access line to miss completion goal
(North Dakota) -- More time is needed to finish additional court-ordered environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline due to difficulties in getting needed...
article Yankton Sioux Tribe Loses Bid To Pull Dakota Pipeline Permits [sub req]
(Washington D.C.) -- A D.C. federal judge on Monday rejected the Yankton Sioux Tribe’s bid to pull the permits issued by the federal government for the controversial $3....

3/18/2018

article MONET: What Standing Rock Gave the World
(North Dakota) -- At the height of the movement at Standing Rock, Indigenous teens half a world away in Norway were tattooing their young bodies with an image of a black...

3/14/2018

article Architecture exhibit highlights impact of Dakota Access Pipeline
(Virginia) -- In June 2017, five graduate students in the School of Architecture’s Landscape Architecture program spent a month travelling along the Dakota Access...

3/13/2018

article Indigenous role reversal a new take on the pipeline debate for film shot in Maple Ridge
(British Columbia) -- In April 2016, what started out as a camp for the spiritual resistance of a pipeline by an elder member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and her...

3/9/2018

article Ranchers lead opposition to ‘critical infrastructure’ bill
(Wyoming) -- Ranchers in the House led opposition to the controversial “critical infrastructure” bill, saying it would give energy companies a powerful...

3/8/2018

article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe warns of 'same mistakes' with new Dakota Access study
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is joining calls to force the Trump administration to engage in "meaningful consultation" on the Dakota Access...
article Standing Rock tribe asks judge for “meaningful role” in study of DAPL’s impact on their water
(North Dakota) -- A Native American tribe is accusing officials of being uncooperative as they conduct a court-ordered study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline’s...

3/7/2018

article Tribe Asks Judge for 'Meaningful Role' in Pipeline Study
(North Dakota) -- The American Indian tribe leading the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says federal officials are being uncooperative as they complete more...

3/5/2018

article Standing Rock Tribe Says It's Been Shut Out Of DAPL Review [sub req]
(North Dakota) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has largely cut the Standing Rock Sioux tribe out of any meaningful additional review of the Dakota Access Pipeline...

3/3/2018

article Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement
(Washington D.C.) -- The movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline originated in Indian Country but some on Capitol Hill are seeing links from somewhere far, far away.
article Koch Network Took Credit for Dakota Access, Keystone XL and REINS Act, Leaked Memo Shows
(USA) -- A leaked memorandum published by The Intercept and Documented Investigations shows that a Koch Industries' donors network, known as the Seminar Network, has...

3/1/2018

article Reports claims Russia meddled in DAPL
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access Pipeline protests made waves on social media, but not all of it may have been organic or even domestic. A new report from the U.S....
article These provocative images show Russian trolls sought to inflame debate over climate change, fracking and Dakota pipeline
(North Dakota) -- Russian trolls used Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to inflame U.S. political debate over energy policy and climate change, a finding that underscores...

2/26/2018

article One year after protests’ end, ‘I would have done it all over again’
(North Dakota) -- Nathan Phillips’ birthday fell on the same day of the eviction of the Dakota Access protest camps last year. “The snow was flying, the camp...
article Then and now: The Oceti Sakowin camp north of Cannon Ball
(North Dakota) -- Tribune photographer Mike McCleary compares the photos he shot from the site of the Oceti Sakowin camp north of Cannon Ball from the time of the...
article TigerSwan: Former Delta Operator sought to incite violence at the Dakota Access Pipeline
(North Dakota) -- It was early afternoon on October 11th, 2016 when TigerSwan’s program manager, retired Delta Force Sergeant Major John Porter, met with Silverton...
article A Nod to Standing Rock Turns Into a New Clean Energy Fellowship
(Massachusetts) -- While demonstrators made history and headlines back in 2016 for their resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline construction, less attention has been...
article First of DAPL deer poaching cases resolved
(North Dakota) -- One of four men charged in connection to deer poaching at the Dakota Access protest camps is the first to resolve his case. Danny LeClaire, of...

2/16/2018

article PHOTOS: Since Standing Rock, 56 Bills Have Been Introduced in 30 States to Restrict Protests
(USA) -- On February 23 of last year, a day when the frozen ground had started to turn to mud, law-enforcement officers rolled into the Oceti Sakowin camp near the...

2/14/2018

article Activist facing riot trial seeks judge's help with evidence
(North Dakota) -- An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a judge to force...

2/12/2018

article Tribe says it's being left out of Dakota Access study
(North Dakota) -- One of the four American Indian tribes still fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court says it's being left out of the process as federal...

2/11/2018

article Red Fawn Fallis stays jailed for #NoDAPL gun shooting incident
(North Dakota) -- Red Fawn Fallis, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, will remain jailed while she awaits sentencing in connection with a non-fatal gun shooting...

2/5/2018

article Little Feather Reaches Non-Cooperating Plea Agreement
(Indian Country) -- On Thursday February 8, Michael Giron will appear in federal court in Bismarck for a change of plea hearing as per the terms of a non-cooperating...

1/30/2018

article A Native American Activist Followed Her Mother’s Footsteps to Standing Rock. Now She Faces Years in Prison.
(North Dakota) -- After spending a year in jail awaiting trial, Oglala Lakota Sioux activist Red Fawn Fallis pleaded guilty last week to two federal felonies related to...

1/29/2018

article Sentencing set for Dakota Access protester in shooting
(North Dakota) -- A judge has scheduled a spring sentencing for a Denver woman who pleaded guilty in a shooting during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access...

1/24/2018

article ‘Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock’ takes audiences behind scenes of dramatic Standing Rock dispute
(Utah) -- Textbooks often overlook the uncertainty and chaos behind the movements that have irrevocably changed history. But the truth is: Revolutions are messy and...

1/23/2018

article Judge Approves Plea Deal for Red Fawn Fallis, Water Protector at Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- A judge in North Dakota has accepted a plea bargain for Red Fawn Fallis, a member of Denver’s indigenous community who was arrested on October 27...

1/22/2018

article Sentencing for DAPL protester Red Fawn Fallis to be in spring
(North Dakota) -- Half the gallery stood up when Red Fawn Fallis entered a federal courtroom in Bismarck Monday morning, Jan. 22. Handcuffed and wearing orange and white...

1/14/2018

article Protester's case dismissed after mother's death
(North Dakota) -- Kathleen Bennett will not see legal penalties for the alleged exploitation of her senile mother. With one case already dismissed in Morton County,...

1/12/2018

article Pipeline protester won't get more details on FBI informant
(North Dakota) -- A Denver woman accused of shooting at law officers during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline will not receive more...

1/6/2018

article Judge won't delay Dakota Access shooting suspect's trial
(North Dakota) -- A judge refused to delay and limited the scope of the upcoming trial of a Denver woman accused of shooting at law officers during protests in North...

1/5/2018

article Judge won't delay Dakota Access shooting suspect's trial
(Minnesota) -- A judge refused to delay and limited the scope of the upcoming trial of a Denver woman accused of shooting at law officers during protests in North Dakota...

1/4/2018

article Images from Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- Images from the Standing Rock protests.
article Going to Sundance: Tribal member produces documentary selected for renowned film festival
(Indian Country) -- Ben-Alex Dupris wanted to make a positive impact on the country, and — specifically — Indian country. That activist spirit led him to the...

1/3/2018

article Judge dismisses suit seeking St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne's travel records
(Louisiana) -- A state judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that accused St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne of refusing to release public records related to trips...

12/30/2017

article DAPL cases could close in 2018
(North Dakota) -- More than half the criminal cases from the Dakota Access Pipeline protests have closed, but hundreds more await their fate.
article How an artifact from Standing Rock protest made its way to American Indian museum
(Washington D.C.) -- The struggle for Native American rights continues. That’s the message of an 11-foot mile-marker post from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation...

12/27/2017

article Judge denies Fallis’ motions to suppress evidence
(North Dakota) -- District of North Dakota Chief Judge Daniel Hovland has denied two motions to suppress evidence and statements from Red Fawn Fallis from when she was...
article Prosecutors can cite alleged threats from Denver woman arrested during oil pipeline protests
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge says prosecutors can cite threatening statements that a Denver woman made after she allegedly shot at police during an oil pipeline...

12/26/2017

article Dakota Access Pipeline credited with making Bakken more competitive in 2017
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota oil production returned to near-record levels in 2017, which one industry leader credited in part to the Dakota Access Pipeline. “It...

12/21/2017

article What was missed when the world's eyes fell on Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- It’s not a question of if, but when. Dave Archambault II, the former tribal chief of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota, USA,...

12/20/2017

article Pipeline Project Continues to Dominate News in North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- The year in North Dakota news began with the end of a yearlong protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline and ended with an attempt to settle a...

12/16/2017

article Energy Transfer Partners Files Lawsuit Against Greenpeace
(Texas) -- Oil is flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline, despite years of protests against it by Native American tribes. Indigenous rights activists and...

12/14/2017

article An Activist Stands Accused of Firing a Gun at Standing Rock. It Belonged to Her Lover — an FBI Informant.
(North Dakota) -- As law enforcement officers advanced in a U-shaped sweep line down North Dakota Highway 1806 last October, pushing back Dakota Access opponents from a...

12/11/2017

article An Activist Stands Accused of Firing a Gun at Standing Rock. It Belonged to Her Lover — an FBI Informant
(South Dakota) -- AS LAW ENFORCEMENT officers advanced in a U-shaped sweep line down North Dakota Highway 1806 last October, pushing back Dakota Access opponents from a...

12/10/2017

article ND pipeline protester charged with firing gun at officers will have hearing resume Monday
(North Dakota) -- Defense and prosecuting attorneys will reconvene in federal court Monday, Dec. 11, as a suppression hearing for Red Fawn Fallis ran out of time Friday.

12/4/2017

article Tribes' request for spill response plan at Dakota Access pipeline granted
(North Dakota) -- The Army Corps of Engineers and the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline must complete an oil spill response plan for the stretch of pipe beneath...

11/29/2017

article Environment groups want pipeline company's lawsuit dismissed
(North Dakota) -- Environmental groups being sued by the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline have asked a federal judge to dismiss the lawsuit. Greenpeace and...

11/28/2017

article ‘Guerrilla Visitor Center’ Aims To Protect Bears Ears
(Utah) -- A private group hopes to fund a visitor center that guarantees what the federal government cannot: protection for the wild, scenic, historic national monument...

11/22/2017

article One Year After Violent Backwater Bridge Clashes, Scars Remain in Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- Last November, as families around the country prepared for turkey dinners, protesters in North Dakota occupied three camps on the banks of the Missouri...
article Pipeline protester's elderly endangerment case dismissed
(North Dakota) -- Authorities have dismissed one criminal case against a woman accused of abusing her elderly mother during protests against the Dakota Access pipeline....

11/20/2017

article UND Standing Rock conference gets April date
(North Dakota) -- A UND symposium on the Standing Rock pipeline protests that sparked conversations about academic freedom now has a date set for this spring. The early...
article Looking back at Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- At around 6 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2016, the conflict between protesters and law enforcement escalated as people tried to clear the Backwater Bridge to allow...
article Pipeline opponents ask to drop all charges
(North Dakota) -- Appearing solemn as they gathered Monday morning, three women presented the Morton County State's Attorney's Office with a petition asking to...
article MORON ALERT: Sophia Wilansky got hurt because the #NoDAPL movement used violence as a tactic
(North Dakota) -- Over the weekend the New York Post ran an unfortunate profile of #NoDAPL activist Sophia Wilanksy. You’ll remember her as the woman who got her...

11/19/2017

article Petitions to request dropping of charges against pipeline protesters
(North Dakota) -- As a follow-up to the one-year anniversary of clashes between law enforcement and protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline on Backwater Bridge...

11/18/2017

article Pipeline protester speaks out for first time after nearly losing her arm
(USA) -- A year ago Tuesday, Sophia Wilansky stood on a bridge just outside the Dakota Access Pipeline encampment when she was flattened by a deafening explosion. She...
article Tribes make renewed push for pipeline protections
(North Dakota) -- Two American Indian tribes in the Dakotas that are fighting the Dakota Access pipeline in court are making a renewed push to bolster protections for...

11/15/2017

article Dakota Access Pipeline Company Paid Mercenaries to Build Conspiracy Lawsuit Against Environmentalists
(USA) -- THE PRIVATE SECURITY firm TigerSwan, hired by Energy Transfer Partners to protect the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, was paid to gather information for...
article Yankton Sioux Say Dakota Pipeline Permits Should Be Pulled
(Washington D.C.) -- The Yankton Sioux Tribe urged a D.C. federal judge on Friday to cancel all permits and environmental reviews issued by the federal government for...

11/9/2017

article Donations sought for Standing Rock
(South Dakota) -- When Bettina Stolsenberg first traveled to the Standing Rock reservation in South Dakota two decades ago, she fell in love with the landscape and with...

11/6/2017

article Dakota Access builder, Corps object to tribal proposal
(North Dakota) -- Dakota Access Pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are objecting to an effort by American Indian tribes to...
article Iron Eyes case digs deep
(North Dakota) -- Attorneys in the case of a prominent pipeline protester may make their argument in April for a necessity defense in the case, likely pushing trial out...

11/2/2017

article Can CalPERS Divestment Make A Difference In Controversial Projects?
(California) -- As protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline were growing last November, San Jose Democratic Assemblyman Ash Kalra was winning his first term in office...
article Dakota Access builder and Corps object to tribal proposal
(North Dakota) -- The builder of the Dakota Access oil pipeline and the federal agency that permitted the project are objecting to an effort by American Indian tribes to...
article Standing Rock Reservation mile-marker on display at National Museum of the American Indian
(Washington D.C.) -- The protests at the Standing Rock Reservation are now being memorialized in our nation's capital. An exhibit in the Smithsonian National Museum...

10/31/2017

article Standing Rock Reservation mile-marker on display at National Museum of the American Indian
(Washington D.C.) -- The protests at the Standing Rock Reservation are now being memorialized in our nation’s capital. An exhibit in the Smithsonian National...
article Protester sentenced to jail will appeal
(North Dakota) -- Released from a 12-day jail sentence, Alexander Simon has filed to appeal his case related to protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

10/30/2017

article Native American professor resigns over disputed lecture series
(North Dakota) -- A Native American professor at the University of North Dakota announced last week that he will not renew his position at the end of this academic year...
article Native American psychologists slam police tactics a year after Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- Trenton Bakeberg sang and poured water over red-hot rocks that turned to steam in the center of the sweat lodge that afternoon nearly a year ago. A...

10/28/2017

article BLOG: The Battle of Treaty Camp
(North Dakota) -- One year ago today, on October 27, 2016, hundreds of law enforcement officers descended on a small resistance camp that stood directly in the path of...

10/27/2017

article American Indian Journalist Mark Trahant Declines a Second Term at UND after Being Denied DAPL Seminars
(North Dakota) -- Mark Trahant (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes), one of today’s best American Indian journalists, disclosed on Thursday he is declining a second term as a...
article Standing Rock journalist, filmmaker to speak at ASU indigenous series events
(Arizona) -- Myron Dewey (Newe-Numah/Paiute-Shoshone), an award-winning filmmaker, citizen journalist and educator, is the featured speaker in Arizona State University...

10/24/2017

article Iron Eyes to ask for necessity defense in DAPL case
(North Dakota) -- A prominent figure of the Dakota Access protests will ask a judge next week to allow a necessity defense claiming the perceived threat of the pipeline...
article Oil pipeline opponent uses 'necessity defense' _ What is it?
(North Dakota) -- An American Indian activist and former U.S. congressional candidate in North Dakota accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota...
article My Voice: Standing Rock memories serve to motivate
(South Dakota) -- It’s been almost a year since I made the first of what would be eight journeys to the encampments on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, which...

10/23/2017

article How Russians Attempted To Use Instagram To Influence Native Americans
(The Internet) -- “The protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, were sacred for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. But for Russian...
article Smithsonian museum to exhibit post from pipeline protest
(Washington D.C.) -- A centerpiece of a sprawling camp that evolved on disputed land in southern North Dakota to protest the four-state Dakota Access pipeline is going...

10/21/2017

article Why Native American Women Are Going After Europe’s Banks to Divest From Big Oil
(USA) -- Last December, calls to defund the Dakota Access pipeline and “Stand with Standing Rock” led individuals to divest millions of dollars from banks...

10/20/2017

article Tribes decry court ruling favoring Dakota Access Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge ruled against tribal arguments on October 11, when he declared that the contested Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) can continue pumping...
article Judge signs agreements for men who rammed DAPL security truck
(North Dakota) -- Two men accused of ramming a pipeline security officer's truck last year will see their cases dismissed if they fulfill pretrial diversion...

10/19/2017

article Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Continues After Court Ruling
(North Dakota) -- On October 10, a federal court ruled against the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes, permitting the Dakota Access Pipeline to remain...

10/15/2017

article National Museum of the American Indian to Show a Mile-Marker From the Standing Rock Protests
(Washington D.C.) -- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will unveil a timely new addition to its long-running show, “Nation to Nation:...

10/13/2017

article OP/ED: The Pipeline Protest Before Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- We live in an era of Trump, whose denial of climate science brings to mind a quote attributed to Louis XV: "After me, the Deluge." The...

10/11/2017

article Tribe calls Dakota Access ruling disappointing
(North Dakota) -- An attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux says a federal judge's decision allowing the Dakota Access pipeline to continue operating while more...
article Judge Allows Dakota Access Pipeline to Keep Running
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while a study is completed to assess its environmental...

10/10/2017

article Dakota Access has increased North Dakota tax revenue by $6M a month
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access Pipeline has boosted North Dakota’s tax revenues by $18 million in its first three months of operation, according to an...

10/9/2017

article The Pipeline Protest Before Standing Rock
(USA) -- Last year’s water protectors garnered worldwide attention, but several pipeline fights—such as the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline victory—got...
article Red Fawn Fallis trial delayed to January
(North Dakota) -- Chief Judge Daniel Hovland has continued the federal jury trial of Red Fawn Fallis to late January. Fallis is charged with discharging a handgun as...

10/8/2017

article Jury convicts activist who targeted North Dakota pipeline to draw attention to climate change
(North Dakota) -- A North Dakota jury has convicted an environmental activist who targeted an oil pipeline a year ago. The Pembina County jury found Michael Foster of...
article Review of Dakota Access oil pipeline to extend into spring
(North Dakota) -- It probably will take until next spring for the Army Corps of Engineers to finish court-ordered additional environmental study of the Dakota Access oil...

10/6/2017

article Review of Dakota Access oil pipeline to extend into spring
(North Dakota) -- It probably will take until next spring for the Army Corps of Engineers to finish court-ordered additional environmental study of the Dakota Access oil...

10/3/2017

article Hundreds oppose ending DAPL legal provisions
(North Dakota) -- From coast to coast and across the world, comments have streamed into the North Dakota Supreme Court Clerk's Office, almost all opposing a judges...
article Charges dropped for Canadian Indigenous activist arrested during Standing Rock protests
(British Columbia) -- All charges have been dropped against a Secwepemc activist from B.C. after she was arrested during the Standing Rock protests last year.

9/29/2017

article Counterinsurgency on the Reservation: A return to Standing Rock Part 2
(North Dakota) -- That morning, around 4 AM, I was finishing an interview with a Sicangu Lakota water protector named Phil Wright when he suddenly pointed at the sky:...

9/28/2017

article Tribal head who led Dakota Access pipeline fight voted out
(North Dakota) -- The Native American official who has been the face and voice of the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline has been voted out of office....

9/27/2017

article Native American activist makes herself heard
(Missouri) -- Activist Eryn Wise spoke as if reporting from the front lines of a battle. "We were there the day they arrived," she said. "You could see...

9/26/2017

article Tribal leader irked by state deal with Dakota Access builder
(North Dakota) -- The leader of the Standing Rock Sioux and an attorney for private North Dakota landowners believe the builder of the Dakota Access pipeline got off too...

9/24/2017

article Standing Rock: Why I Went | Commentary by Leon Worden
(California) -- It has been a year since Energy Transfer Partners bulldozed the sacred burial grounds just beyond the borders of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to...

9/20/2017

article Still Fighting at Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- Rattler sat on the sofa scrolling through his phone. It was a drizzling, cold spring day in Bismarck, North Dakota, but he wasn’t going outside...

9/19/2017

article City Council adopts resolution supporting Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, clean water and energy
(Missouri) -- Columbia City Council unanimously voted Monday night to adopt a resolution expressing support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and clean water, clean...
article Co-producer of ‘Beyond Standing Rock’ explains Native American rights to library patrons
(New Jersey) -- In an effort to examine ongoing cases involving Native American rights and sovereignty, the East Brunswick Library hosted a session with a co-producer of...

9/14/2017

article A year later, Dakota Access pipeline protests changed people
(North Dakota) -- A year ago, protest camps near North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation swelled with thousands of people intent on stopping the Dakota...

9/13/2017

article 'Not invisible anymore': Standing Rock a year after pipeline protests
(North Dakota) -- A year ago, protest camps near North Dakota's Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation swelled with thousands of people intent on stopping the Dakota...
article Red Fawn Fallis trial moved to Fargo
(North Dakota) -- Red Fawn Fallis will proceed to trial in December, but not in Bismarck. The Dakota Access Pipeline protester accused of shooting at officers will go to...

9/11/2017

article Environmental justice overlooked in Dakota pipeline saga, legal expert says
(Kansas) -- Even though there have already been leaks since oil began flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline this spring, American Indian tribes still have a chance...
article Red Fawn Fallis awaits halfway house, change of venue
(North Dakota) -- A Dakota Access Pipeline protester accused of shooting at officers last year awaits her release to a halfway house as attorneys debate a change of...
article Jessica Chastain joined Dakota pipeline protests while filming Woman Walks Ahead
(North Dakota) -- The actress is the star of film Woman Walks Ahead, in which she plays Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter in 1890s Brooklyn who travels to the Dakotas...

9/7/2017

article President Trump finally acknowledges opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump finally acknowledged opposition to the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline but came up with a new and curious claim about an...
article Trump in North Dakota: Dakota Access Pipeline Right Thing to Do
(North Dakota) -- Speaking before 700 of his faithful in Bismarck, North Dakota, President Donald Trump on Wednesday said opening the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) was...
article DAPL sues resisters for $1 billion
(North Dakota) -- The Fortune 500 company answerable for building the Dakota Access Pipeline across unceded 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory is seeking $1 billion in...
article Shailene Woodley says she was strip-searched after Dakota Access Pipeline protest arrest
(New York) -- Shailene Woodley learned that the hard way in October 2016 when she was arrested for criminal trespassing during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest, she told...

9/4/2017

article DAPL sues resisters for $1 billion
(North Dakota) -- The Fortune 500 company answerable for building the Dakota Access Pipeline across unceded 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory is seeking $1 billion in...

9/3/2017

article What Happened to Veterans for Standing Rock?
(North Dakota) -- Jaisal Noor: Welcome to the Real News. I'm Jaisal Noor in Baltimore. Last December, 2,000 veterans went to Standing Rock to support the Standing...

9/2/2017

article We asked 8 Indigenous activists: How significant was Standing Rock?
(North Dakota) -- Last year, Indigenous people captured the world's attention when thousands of protestors joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop the Dakota...

8/31/2017

article Promise of Reconciliation after Dakota Access Protests
(North Dakota) -- Community leaders from Morton County and the Standing Rock Sioux came together Saturday, Aug. 26 to educate North Dakotans on the five tribal nations...

8/29/2017

article It’s time to heal wounds from protests
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access Pipeline protests created some hard feelings. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other tribes felt the situation was another example...
article Tribes say Dakota Access pipeline overstates shutdown impact
(North Dakota) -- American Indian tribes hoping to persuade a federal judge to turn off the Dakota Access oil pipeline maintain in last-minute court filings that the...
article Nordic investors reject Dakota pipeline operator’s allegations
(North Dakota) -- Nordic investors rejected on Tuesday allegations in a lawsuit by the operator of Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) that they divested from the project due...

8/28/2017

article Standing Rock music video hip-hop artists take home MTV VMA
(California) -- An all-Indigenous group comprised of seven hip-hop artists are celebrating after winning an MTV VMA award for their collaboration on Stand Up/Standing...
article Regulators consider counter-proposal from DAPL in closed-door meeting
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota Public Service Commissioners met behind closed doors Monday to consult with their attorney about the Dakota Access Pipeline and a counter-...

8/27/2017

article Pipeline company response to settlement offer not disclosed
(North Dakota) -- The company that built the Dakota Access pipeline has responded to an offer by North Dakota regulators to settle state allegations that it improperly...

8/26/2017

article Cultural event fosters healing after Dakota Access protests
(North Dakota) -- North Dakotans came together Saturday at a Native American cultural event to start rebuilding relationships strained by the Dakota Access Pipeline...
article Event aims to find a path towards reconciliation after DAPL
(North Dakota) -- A Cultural Experience with North Dakota Tribal Nations' was intended to educate North Dakota about the different tribal nations in the area. The...

8/24/2017

article Black Snake Rising: Some Native Americans Still Oppose The Dakota Access Pipeline
(California) -- The struggle and protests that began in August, 2016, as "Spirit Camp Warriors Stand in the Path of the Dakota Access Pipeline, has evolved, one...
article Dakota Access Pipeline Firm Is Suing Environmentalists Who Protested Against It
(South Dakota) -- Controversy around the Dakota Access Pipeline continues with the latest news that the company behind the oil pipeline is now suing Greenpeace and other...
press release Taboo Of Black Eyed Peas, Native American Artists' Standing Rock Music Video Nominated For MTV Video Music Award
(Florida) -- For the first time, Native American artists will be standing up to celebrate a major nomination during this year's MTV Video Music Awards in the newly-...

8/22/2017

article Company behind Dakota Access oil pipeline sues Greenpeace
(North Dakota) -- The company that built the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline is suing Greenpeace and other groups, alleging they disseminated false information about...
article Dakota Access developer sues 'rogue eco-terrorist groups'
(North Dakota) -- Energy Transfer Partners filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against Greenpeace and other organizations, claiming they incited “rogue eco-terrorist...

8/21/2017

article Feds Urge Judge to Keep Oil Flowing in Dakota Access Pipeline During Environmental Review
(North Dakota) -- Federal lawyers have urged a federal judge not to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline while the Army Corps of Engineers conduct a fresh environmental...

8/18/2017

article Tina Fey SNL Rant on Charlottesville Goes Viral With Shout-Out to Standing Rock
(New York) -- Tina Fey appeared on last night on a surprise special Thursday night broadcast of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update and, while eating from a slab...

8/15/2017

article ND regulators proposes $15,000 penalty for Dakota Access Pipeline over Indian artifacts controversy
(North Dakota) -- The North Dakota Public Service Commission is asking Dakota Access Pipeline to pay $15,000 to resolve a dispute over whether the pipeline developer...
article North Dakota awarded $10 million from feds for DAPL protest costs
(North Dakota) -- The U.S. Department of Justice awarded North Dakota $10 million to help cover the costs associated with the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, the state...
article North Dakota offers to settle with Dakota Access developer
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota regulators offered Monday to settle state allegations that the Texas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline improperly reported...
article Dakota Access developer granted hearing delay in dispute
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota regulators on Tuesday granted a request by the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline to postpone a public hearing on whether the company...

8/14/2017

article PSC offers settlement to Energy Transfer Partners for DAPL construction violations
(North Dakota) -- State regulators have offered to settle legal proceedings against the builder of the Dakota Access Pipeline for not properly reporting the discovery of...

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