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Out of Standing Rock, the Birth of a New Environmental Movement

It is snowing in Washington — strange in early March after an insanely warm winter, but nothing compared to the cold many of the activists and tribal members gathered here endured in North Dakota while fighting against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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4/28/2017

article Company behind Dakota Access Pipeline spills over 2 million gallons of drilling fluids into Ohio wetlands
(Ohio) -- Energy Transfer Partners — the company behind the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline — has spilled drilling fluid into two pristine Ohio wetlands...

4/26/2017

article Support for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads to recall in Alaska city
(Alaska) -- A resolution in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has led to a recall effort in Homer, Alaska. The city council passed Resolution 16-121: Support...

4/25/2017

article Standing Rock Episode, Part 1: Latest Video in Indigenous with Stacey Thunder Series
(USA) -- For over a decade, journalist Stacey Thunder (Red Lake and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe) has been the host of the PBS news magazine Native Report. She has just...

4/24/2017

article Authorities drop 33 cases against Dakota Access protesters
(North Dakota) -- Authorities dropped nearly three dozen cases last month that stemmed from arrests of protesters against the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, court...

4/23/2017

article Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock: Premieres Earth Day at Tribeca Film Festival
(New York) -- Today, Earth Day, Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock, is premiering at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival as part of the festival’s N.O.W. special...
article Mercyhurst lecture to focus on Dakota Access Pipeline
(Michigan) -- A Mercyhurst University lecture at 7 p.m. Monday will focus on the struggle for environmental justice over the Dakota Access Pipeline. The lecture is free...
article Power Imbalance at the Pipeline Protest
(North Dakota) -- When injustice aligns with cruelty, and heavy weaponry is involved, the results can be shameful and bloody. Witness what happened on Sunday in North...
article ‘Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock’: Interview With The Filmmakers
(New York) -- For the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week, host Kevin Gosztola interviews the filmmakers involved in the production of “Awake,...

4/22/2017

article Standing Rock 'RISE' Best Feature Award Green Film Fest San Francisco
(California) -- At the heart of this passionate docuseries is injustice; the rights of a disposessed, persecuted race abused by state and corporations in an avaricious...

4/19/2017

article Archambault: Standing Rock Sioux will ‘try to stop the oil from flowing’
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will continue to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline even as the date nears for expected oil transportation, Tribal Chair...
article Podcast: On the front lines at Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- After a year of protests, Standing Rock began to clear out during the early days of December 2016. But to one observer, the standoff stood out for how...
article Standing Rock Doc Turns Lens on Defiant Sioux Tribe (Exclusive Video)
(North Dakota) -- "Stand up, fight back." The extended trailer for Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock provides a powerful picture of the people who have made...

4/18/2017

article HOUSKA: The FBI Likes Your Water Protectors Post Too: The Do’s and Don’ts
(North Dakota) -- The fight against Dakota Access is not over. Court battles continue, divestment efforts have pulled billions from the company, and resistance all over...
article MORON ALERT: Security worker with rifle at DAPL protests arrested for domestic violence
(North Dakota) -- The armed pipeline security worker who got into a confrontation with protesters in late October was arrested Monday for domestic violence. Kyle...

4/17/2017

article Judge rules Dakota Access pipeline company can keep spill risks secret from the public
(North Dakota) -- Despite concerns that the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline could threaten the primary source of drinking water for the Standing Rock Sioux, a...

4/14/2017

article Judge rules Dakota Access pipeline company can keep spill risks secret from the public
(North Dakota) -- Despite concerns that the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline could threaten the primary source of drinking water for the Standing Rock Sioux, a...

4/13/2017

article Corps of Engineers challenged
(California) -- On April 6, the Lakota People’s Law Project entreated the public to support an initiative providing congressional oversight on the U.S. Army Corps...
article Dakota Access Pipeline to start interstate crude delivery on May 14
(North Dakota) -- The controversial Dakota Access Pipeline will begin interstate crude oil delivery on May 14, according to a filing with the U.S. Federal Energy...

4/12/2017

article Calls for NYC to Divest from Wells Fargo Increase
(New York) -- Though New York City Mayor Bill DiBlasio has indicated he’s considering withdrawing municipal pension funds from banks financing the Dakota Access...

4/11/2017

article Judge Says Dakota Access Pipeline Firms Can Shield Route Information
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge ruled Friday that Dakota Access LLC can shield sensitive information about infrastructure routes of its controversial oil pipeline...
article Documenting the Pipeline: Fishers grad travels to North Dakota to film protests, Native American life
(North Dakota) -- The idea for Erin Lattimer’s documentary project for a college course was inspired by a Facebook post. “My cousin had shared something on...
article Manning: Dear Pepsi, Our Resistance is Not for Sale
(South Dakota) -- Just hours after PepsiCo Inc. aired their activism-inspired commercial for Pepsi soda, the ad was pulled, prompted by instantaneous and widespread...
article Man, Whose Body was Discovered in Cannonball River on Sunday, had Been at Standing Rock Camps: Family Last Contact was Late October
(North Dakota) -- The Morton County Sheriff’s Department issued a press release today, April 10, 2017, one day after responding to a 9-1-1 call of a body floating...

4/10/2017

article The Convenient Indian: How Activists Get Native Americans Wrong
(New Hampshire) -- INDIANS HAVE BEEN in all the headlines about the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. But unfortunately, most of the stories haven’t...

4/8/2017

article Judge agrees to keep some Dakota Access spill information secret
(North Dakota) -- The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline will be able to keep some oil spill information out of the public's eyes as tribes continue to...
article Santa Cruz City Council Votes Unanimously in Support of the Standing Rock Sioux
(North Dakota) -- On April 4, the Santa Cruz City Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their opposition to the...
article Senators Allege DAPL Builder Didn’t Have Permit to Build Under Lake Oahe
(Washington D.C.) -- Top Senate Democrats are questioning whether the builder and manager of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) had a permit to construct a controversial...

4/7/2017

article Dakota Access Changed Tribes' Outlook on Energy Companies, Denver Attorney Says
(New Mexico) -- Native American protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) have had a profound impact on young leaders in tribes nationwide, and there are likely to...
article Native reporter Jenni Monet wins award for work at Standing Rock
(New York) -- YES! Magazine Standing Rock reporter Jenni Monet has won the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award for her work...

4/6/2017

article Lawmakers ask Army Corps to explain decision on Dakota Access Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) and Sen. Tom Carper (D-Delaware) are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to explain why it approved the...

4/4/2017

article Blatant Disrespect by the US at DAPL Human Rights Hearing
(USA) -- The Organization of American States’ Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has called the United States to account for the actions that led to...
article Activist Gloria Steinem Supports #DefundDAPL Now!: Will Speak on NYC City Hall Rally
(New York) -- Indigenous Peoples and allies will begin an overnight protest encampment on today, April 5, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo branch at 463 Broadway,...
article Q&A: Michigan researcher on pipelines and modern colonialism
(Michigan) -- In the year since the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe first organized Dakota Access pipeline protest camps in North Dakota, Michigan State University researcher...

4/3/2017

article Jenni Monet Awarded for Standing Rock Coverage
(New York) -- The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism has awarded independent journalist and Indian Country Media Network contributor Jenni Monet its...

4/2/2017

article DAPL fight provides blueprint for future protests
(North Dakota) -- Prolonged protests in North Dakota have failed to stop the flow of oil through the Dakota Access pipeline, at least for now, but they have provided...
article UC reduces investment in oil companies linked to Dakota Access pipeline
(California) -- The University of California has reduced its investments in two oil companies with ties to the Dakota Access pipeline. UC spokesperson Claire Doan said...

4/1/2017

article Standing Rock Sioux member to discuss pipeline protest at Santa Rosa Junior College
(North Dakota) -- A Standing Rock Sioux tribe member is scheduled to speak Monday at Santa Rosa Junior College about the Dakota Access Pipeline protest and environmental...

3/31/2017

article Dakota Access attorneys fighting tribes’ religion argument
(North Dakota) -- Attorneys for the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline are fighting an attempt by Sioux tribes to argue that oil under their water source...
article Chase Iron Eyes Pleads Not Guilty to Inciting a Riot and Trespassing; Faces Five Years if Convicted
(North Dakota) -- Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney and publisher of Last Real Indians, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges of inciting a riot and trespassing early last...

3/30/2017

article What completed Dakota Access pipeline means for key players
(North Dakota) -- Oil has been pumped into a controversial section of the Dakota Access pipeline after months of delays caused by protests and Native American tribes...
article Ohio State Highway Patrol’s #NoDAPL photos show a familiar perspective - and confirm a sniper was deployed
(Ohio) -- In response to a public records request by Mike Best, the Ohio State Highway Patrol released a huge collection of photos and video taken during their...

3/28/2017

article Iron Eyes pleads not guilty to inciting a riot
(North Dakota) -- Chase Iron Eyes pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a felony charge of inciting a riot, and his attorney indicated he would argue at trial that Iron Eyes...
article FBI Probing Drone Use Over Pipeline Site
(North Dakota) -- A Dakota Access Pipeline opponent whose drone was shot at by police over the North Dakota protest site is being investigated by the FBI for flying the...
article Police relied on news footage, Facebook posts to charge Dakota Access Pipeline protesters
(North Dakota) -- Authorities used news footage and social media, but did not interview protester witnesses, when they charged three men with endangering and terrorizing...
article Tribes' battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over
(North Dakota) -- American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is...
article What completed Dakota Access pipeline means for key players
(North Dakota) -- Oil has been pumped into a controversial section of the Dakota Access pipeline after months of delays caused by protests and Native American tribes...
article Two Councilmen Move To Divest L.A. From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline
(California) -- On Tuesday, Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and Paul Koretz introduced a motion calling on the city to divest funds from Wells Fargo bank in protest...
article Australian photographer captures brutality and beauty at Standing Rock protests
(Australia) -- It was September 3, 2016, and Angus Mordant was about to take a long flight to Standing Rock Indian Reservation, which straddles North and South Dakota,...

3/27/2017

article Native Americans to meet Norway's wealth fund watchdog over pipeline
(Norway) -- Standing Rock Sioux tribe representatives will meet the ethics watchdog for Norway's $915 billion sovereign wealth fund on Monday over a U.S. oil...
article Sioux chairman urges banks to leave DAPL
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II is calling on other banks to follow the lead of Norway’s DNB bank and rid themselves of...
article Standing Rock Sioux Hails Norway DNB Bank Dumping Dakota Access
(North Dakota) -- Since police cleared the Standing Rock camp, the efforts to convince banks and lenders to divest from the pipeline have been gaining momentum.
article Actress Shailene Woodley Reaches Deal in Pipeline Protest Arrest
(North Dakota) -- Hollywood actress Shailene Woodley has reached a plea deal that calls for no jail time over her involvement in protests against the Dakota Access oil...
article Dakota Access Pipeline Now Has Oil Beneath Missouri River, Company Says
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it...

3/25/2017

article Actress Shailene Woodley Enters Plea in Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Charges
(North Dakota) -- Actress Shailene Woodley signed a plea agreement on Friday, March 24, 2017, to disorderly conduct for her part in the Dakota Access pipeline protest...
article Dakota Access to set new course for N.D. oil
(North Dakota) -- Completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline is expected to fundamentally change the direction of North Dakota oil. The "interstate highway" for...

3/24/2017

article Indigenous Women of Standing Rock and Allies to Speak Out During Divestment Delegation to Norway
(Norway) -- Native American women who took a stand at Standing Rock in North Dakota to defend the water from a crude oil pipeline under the Missouri River are arriving...

3/23/2017

article Native Nations March to Trump’s White House Draws Huge Crowds (video)
(Washington D.C.) -- On March 10, 2017, thousands of Indigenous activists from across the country gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Native Nations March to protest...
article Opinion: #NDPL: Ongoing Movement of Native Americans
(South Dakota) -- The last time a group of Native Americans gathered in North America was in 1973 at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, some 200 members of Oglala...

3/22/2017

article #NoDAPL: ING bank sells loan shares in controversial pipeline
(Worldwide) -- Financial giant ING has sold its stake in its financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline as a result of a divestment campaign to stop the $3.8 billion...
article Bill to ban masks at protests that become riots divides police, civil rights advocates
(Montana) -- The Montana Legislature may make it illegal for people to cover their faces if a protest turns to a riot or if they commit other crimes of public disorder....

3/21/2017

article While Tribes Lose Courtroom Battles, #NoDAPL Divestment Campaign Takes Off
(USA) -- A U.S. appeals court on Saturday shut down a last-ditch effort to put a stop to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), allowing oil to flow as early as Monday.
article Why is water sacred to Native Americans?
(USA) -- The Lakota phrase “Mní wičhóni,” or “Water is life,” has become a new national protest anthem. It was chanted by 5,000 marchers at the...
article BLOG: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Calls Criticism Over #NoDAPL Protests Response “Inaccurate and Offensive”
(North Dakota) -- Yesterday I wrote a post about the Minnesota Sheriff’s Association ripping Governor Mark Dayton in a letter over his handling of EMAC requests...
article Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks
(North Dakota) -- The developer of the Dakota Access pipeline has reported "recent coordinated physical attacks" on the much-protested line, just as it's...
article Highway 1806 fully reopened at noon Tuesday
(North Dakota) -- N.D. Highway 1806 from Fort Rice to Cannon Ball fully reopened to traffic on Tuesday at noon. The road was partially reopened Friday with pilot cars...
article Tulsa group to hold 'Stand Against Diamond Pipeline' rally Saturday
(Oklahoma) -- The group Tulsa Stands with Standing Rock is holding an event near downtown Saturday to raise awareness about its mission to stop the Diamond Pipeline and...

3/20/2017

article Pipeline company reports 'physical attacks' along route as oil set to flow
(North Dakota) -- Recent “coordinated physical attacks” along the Dakota Access Pipeline route have posed threats to life, physical safety and the...
article US appeals court rejects emergency request to stop oil from flowing through Dakota Access pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Saturday rejected an emergency request [order, PDF] from two...
article Spiritual wounds from Dakota Access Pipeline protest won't soon heal
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access Pipeline protest started with Standing Rock Sioux tribal council concerns over leaks and water purity and involved spirituality and...
article Standing Rock warriors try to create a new environmental movement
(USA) -- It is snowing in Washington — strange in early March after an insanely warm winter, but nothing compared to the cold many of the activists and tribal...

3/19/2017

article Appeals court refuses to stop oil in Dakota Access pipeline
(North Dakota) -- An appeals court on Saturday refused a request from two Native American tribes for an “emergency” order that would prevent oil from flowing...
article Next steps in the battle against the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines
(Washington D.C.) -- Last week in Washington, DC, members of American Indian tribes and their supporters demonstrated against the construction of the Dakota Access...
article Oil Could Flow in Dakota Access Pipeline as Early as Monday
(North Dakota) -- Oil could be flowing through the embattled Dakota Access pipeline as early as Monday as a U.S. appeals court shut down a request Saturday from a Native...
article With his Pipeline protest, Wisconsin's Bronson Koenig gains a heartfelt Brewers admirer
(Arizona) -- Brewers reliever Joba Chamberlain wants to shake hands with 22-year-old Wisconsin basketball star Bronson Koenig. Not because Chamberlain is a die-hard...

3/18/2017

article A Federal Appeals Court Won’t Block The Dakota Access Pipeline As It Nears Completion
(Washington) -- A federal appeals court on Saturday rejected a last-minute request to block the Dakota Access Pipeline, just a few days before the company building it...
article Out of Standing Rock, the Birth of a New Environmental Movement
(Washington D.C.) -- It is snowing in Washington — strange in early March after an insanely warm winter, but nothing compared to the cold many of the activists and...
article San Francisco Votes No on DAPL
(California) -- The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a resolution asking the municipal treasurer to filter out Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)...
article Local tribes show solidarity with Standing Rock through art
(North Dakota) -- Local tribes showed solidarity with the Standing Sioux on Saturday, unveiling a sculpture by artist Ed Archie NoiseCat during the Nisqually Indian...
article Sami people persuade Norway pension fund to divest from Dakota Access
(Norway) -- In an act of international solidarity between indigenous peoples, the Sami parliament in Norway has persuaded the country’s second largest pension fund...
article Water Protector to National Museum of the American Indian: Staff Needs Cultural Competence Training
(Washington D.C.) -- With thousands of American Indians in the nation’s capital city last weekend for the Native Nations Rise March to support Standing Rock on...

3/17/2017

article Judge combines 4 tribal suits over Dakota Access pipeline
(North Dakota) -- A judge has combined lawsuits filed by four Sioux tribes over the Dakota Access pipeline, streamlining the drawn-out legal battle over the $3.8 billion...
article Standing Rock Tribal Leader Stresses Unity in DAPL Resistance
(Washington D.C.) -- While the battleground of the Dakota Access Pipeline has shifted from the plains of North Dakota to the courts of Washington, D.C., with the...
article Sami people persuade Norway pension fund to divest from Dakota Access
(Norway) -- In an act of international solidarity between indigenous peoples, the Sami parliament in Norway has persuaded the country’s second largest pension fund...
article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Issues New Fact Sheet in Form of Q & A with Chairman Archambault
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux Tribal chairman David Archambault II has been a part of the resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline project’s intrusion...

3/16/2017

article US taxpayers might be on the hook for pipeline protest costs
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota officials appear poised to go after the U.S. government — and thus U.S. taxpayers — to recoup more than $38 million in state...
article House recognizes tribes' stance on pipeline
(New Mexico) -- The New Mexico House of Representatives passed a Senate Joint Memorial today that recognizes the support issued by 23 tribes for the Standing Rock Sioux...
article Native communities look toward the next battleground after the Dakota Access pipeline
(North Dakota) -- The last hundred people camped out for several months in protest of the Dakota Access pipeline’s construction marched out of the campground last...

3/15/2017

article Judge denies emergency injunction before oil is expected to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline next week
(North Dakota) -- Dakota Access LLC expects to introduce oil into the pipeline north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation early next week, the company said in court...
article Native Americans march to the White House in spiritual battle against pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- On a cold rainy morning, members of the American Indian tribes shouted "Water is sacred" and "Keep it in the soil; can’t drink...
article Native communities look toward the next battleground after the Dakota Access pipeline
(USA) -- The last hundred people camped out for several months in protest of the Dakota Access pipeline’s construction marched out of the campground last month. A...
article Standing Rock is history repeating itself
(Washington) -- Democracies usually prefer not to wage war on their own citizens, and in particular, on peaceful demonstrators. Yet what images were evoked when you saw...
article Water is Life: The Rise of the Mní Wičóni Movement
(North Dakota) -- One year ago in February, our families on Standing Rock started organizing with urgency and a new community action collective, Chante Tin’sa...
article Smithsonian Says It Was Wrong to Ask Water Protectors to Remove Jackets
(Washington D.C.) -- A group of Native American women who were in Washington, D.C. to take part in the Native Nations Rise March are asking for the National Museum of...
article Canada’s spy agency was watching Standing Rock
(Canada) -- Two secret reports on Standing Rock obtained by VICE News show the Canadian spy agency has been monitoring the protest camps and acts of pipeline sabotage in...

3/14/2017

article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Requests Stay on Court’s DAPL Religious Freedom Decision
(North Dakota) -- Update, March 14, 10:30p.m. ET: Late today, March 14, the D.C. District Court denied lawyer Nichole Ducheneaux’s request for an emergency...
article Hundreds Rally & March in San Francisco in Solidarity & Support for Standing Rock
(California) -- Last Friday, March 10, between some 800 Natives and non-Native supporters gathered at the Federal Building in San Francisco for a march and rally that...
article Divesting From DAPL in Favor of Indian-Owned Credit Unions
(USA) -- Credit unions are depository institutions that offer disinvestment possibilities for those seeking to move their money out of banks funding the Dakota Access...

3/13/2017

article The big, nearly 200-year-old legal issue at the heart of the Dakota Access pipeline fight
(North Dakota) -- The scenes at the protests at Standing Rock over the Dakota Access pipeline in the past year have been extreme, at times terrifying: guards unleashing...
article Tribes ask judge to stop Dakota Access oil from flowing
(North Dakota) -- Two Native American tribes who are suing to stop the Dakota Access pipeline have asked a judge to head off the imminent flow of oil while they appeal...
article Law enforcement scales back as cleanup finishes at protest camps
(North Dakota) -- Law enforcement is scaling back its presence as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finishes cleaning the pipeline protest camps. Fewer than 70 officers,...
article DC Native Museum Forces Women to Take Off Water Protector Flags
(Washington D.C.) -- Many Native Americans took to social media to denounce the attack on the Indigenous community and its attempts to protect their land and their...

3/12/2017

article Activists complete 8 day, 90 mile prayer walk for clean water
(North Dakota) -- The walk was organized by Jun-san Yasuda, an international activist and founder of the Grafton Peace Pagoda of the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist order....
article Largest march for native rights in DC ignored by the White House and mainstream media
(Washington D.C.) -- The White House didn't comment nor answer to the tribe's request. There were a few mainstream Media sources that relayed the event, but the...
article Vandals deface Dakota Access Pipeline protest mural art in downtown Las Vegas
(Las Vegas) -- Activists are heartbroken after taggers made their mark Friday night on a downtown Las Vegas mural that stands as a symbol of hope for indigenous people...

3/11/2017

article 'You can’t drink oil. Keep it in the soil' DAPL protesters chant during OKC march
(Oklahoma) -- A few hundred people marched through downtown Oklahoma City Saturday morning to protest a pipeline making national headlines. The protesters were marching...
article Native Americans picket White House in #NoDAPL protest
(North Dakota) -- On Friday, a march of about 2 miles is planned from the Army Corps of Engineers office to the White House, where a rally is scheduled. Members of...
article Standing Rock Sioux take the fight to Washington
(Washington D.C.) -- Thousands of Native American tribes and Peace & Justice activists took to the streets Friday to protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline that...
article Akwesasne residents among tribal representatives seeking pact in D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- Jesse and Chantelle Beeson, members of the Mohawk nation, drove to Washington, D.C., on Friday morning from Akwesasne, N.Y. Mae Hank, who’s...
article Native Nations Rise March: A Powerful, Emotional Uprising for Indigenous Rights
(Washington D.C.) -- If rain on your wedding day is good luck, then snow on the day of the Native Nations Rise march in Washington, D.C. on March 10, served as a sign of...
article Striking protest photos show the power and pride of Indigenous communities
(Washington D.C.) -- "We exist. We resist. We rise." This powerful statement was boldly brought to the White House, through protest signs and spirit, on March...
article The Most Powerful Moments From the Native Nations March on Washington
(North Dakota) -- On March 10, hundreds of Native Americans protested outside of the White House to make their voices heard loud and clear regarding Trump's...
article ACLU: Warrant Violates First & Fourth Amendments
(Washington) -- The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a motion to quash a warrant issued to police to search a Facebook community page for a broad range of...

3/10/2017

article 'He Needs To Listen To Us.' Protesters Call On Trump To Respect Native Sovereignty
(Washington D.C.) -- Members of American Indian tribes, indigenous communities and their supporters are demonstrating today in Washington, D.C., calling on the Trump...
article Native Nations Rise brings DAPL protest to Washington
(Washington D.C.) -- Thousands of Native Americans have rallied in the US capital to protest against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline and raise awareness...
article Opponents of Dakota pipeline bring message to Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- With options dwindling to stop construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, American Indians and their supporters brought their message...
article Powerful images from the #NativeNationsRise protests happening in Washington, DC
(Washington) -- President Donald Trump and his allies may have ordered the removal of Native American demonstrators from their protest camp at Standing Rock in February...
article Standing Rock marches in Native Nations Rise
(Washington D.C.) -- About 200 people from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe were among hundreds of Native Americans and allies who marched Friday morning in Washington, D.C...
article Tribes protest in D.C. against Dakota pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- Thousands of Native American demonstrators and their supporters marched to the White House on Friday, March 10, to voice outrage at President Donald...
article Deer poaching charges filed in Dakota Access protest camp incidents
(North Dakota) -- Charges have been filed in connection with two deer poaching incidents that occurred in November and December in or near the Dakota Access Pipeline...

3/9/2017

article Standing Rock protesters to lead Washington DC march urging Donald Trump to discuss indigenous rights
(Washington D.C.) -- Standing Rock protesters are heading to the US capital for four days of demonstrations against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline and to...
article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will lead Indian march on Washington
(Washington D.C.) -- Members of Indian tribes from across the US have begun to arrive in Washington, D.C., for four days of protests, prayer and demonstrations to assert...
article The “fight is not over and we will not surrender”: Despite court losses Native Tribes continue to halt pipeline construction
(Washington D.C.) -- On March 7, a U.S. judge ruled against the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s request to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. As the...
article Tipis Rise on the National Mall
(Washington D.C.) -- Tipis have sprung up on the National Mall alongside the Washington Monument as Natives and allies converge on the U.S. capital to demand a halt to...
article Water protestors head to Washington
(North Dakota) -- With throngs of self-proclaimed water protectors headed to a March 10 rally in Washington, D.C., for indigenous rights and an immediate halt to Dakota...
article Federal Court Rules Tribe Waited Too Long to Raise Religious Objections to DAPL
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request for a preliminary injunction to block construction of the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). The Cheyenne...
article LETTER: Dakota Access Pipeline a risk for America
(Illinois) -- To the editor: The potential completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) illustrates yet again a long negative history of how the American people and...
article Tribes confident in legal fight against DAPL despite ruling
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge ruled against Native American tribes Tuesday, March 7, in their request to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, but...
article Dakota Access defends effort to keep oil spill documents secret
(Washington D.C.) -- The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are offering more details about oil spill documents they want to keep from tribes and the public.
article Tribe's Enviro Review Fight Falls Short, Dakota Access Says [sub req]
(North Dakota) -- Dakota Access LLC has blasted the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's bid to vacate the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers final approval of the company's...
article Police win warrant to search Dakota Access Pipeline protest Facebook page
(Washington) -- Local Washington state police have obtained a court warrant to search the Facebook page of a group dedicated to protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.
article Warrant Served on Facebook is Overbroad and Violates First and Fourth Amendments, ACLU Argues in Court Filing
(Washington) -- The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a motion to quash a warrant issued to police to search a Facebook community page for a broad range of...
article Lac du Flambeau tribe to march in solidarity Friday
(Wisconsin) -- Community members from the Lac du Flambeau tribe will march in solidarity for Standing Rock Friday, March 10. Their march is part of a national march in...

3/8/2017

article Dakota Pipeline protests come to Wall Street: Native American activists hope to pressure big banks to back off
(Washington) -- In less than 60 days in office, President Donald Trump has set back the nation and the entire planet at least 30 years when it comes to the looming...
article Judge Rules Against Tribes Seeking To Stop DAPL
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled against Native American tribes seeking to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline as their legal options narrow weeks before...
article Native Americans Begin 4-Day Protest Against DAPL In D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- American Indians from across the country are bringing their frustrations with the Trump administration and its approval of the Dakota Access oil...
article Native nations plan march on Washington this week
(Washington) -- Tribal nations are joining the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in a march on Washington, D.C., this week, calling attention to indigenous rights in response to...
article South Dakota opponents take on Keystone XL pipeline in court
(South Dakota) -- The Keystone XL project has prompted opposition from Native American tribes, as well as some landowners and environmental groups who are concerned that...
article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe To Lead Native American March on Washington
(North Dakota) -- After being kicked off their own land by law enforcement that is protecting oil company profits instead of people, the Standing Rock Sioux are on the...
article Tribes push broader strategy after failed bid to halt project [sub req.]
(North Dakota) -- Opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline sought to quickly pivot to other legal challenges yesterday after a federal court rejected their latest attempt...
article Faith Spotted Eagle on the Settler-Colonial Mind-Set
(Indian Country) -- Faith Spotted Eagle is an activist and PTSD counselor. She is a member of the Yankton Sioux Nation who helped block development of the Keystone XL...

3/7/2017

article Judge denies tribe’s request to block Dakota Access pipeline
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge on Tuesday denied a Native American tribe’s request to block the Dakota Access pipeline. The Cheyenne River Sioux tribe said the...
article Judge refuses to halt Dakota Access as pipeline nears completion
(North Dakota) -- The battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline suffered another blow as a federal judge refused to halt construction on the controversial project.
article Judge won't stop construction of Dakota Access pipeline
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge declined Tuesday to temporarily stop construction of the final section of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, clearing the way for...
article Oil May Flow In “Black Snake” as Early as Next Week after Federal Judge Allows Construction to Continue
(Washington D.C.) -- With thousands of American Indians arriving in Washington, D.C. this week to participate in a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline, on Tuesday...
article U.S. judge rules against tribes seeking to stop Dakota pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- A U.S. judge on Tuesday ruled against Native American tribes seeking to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline as their legal options narrow weeks before...
article Native Americans protesting Trump, pipeline with mass march on White House, Army Corps
(North Dakota) -- Members of American Indian tribes from around the country are gathering in Washington for four days of protests against the Trump administration and...
article No Comment from the Trump White House Regarding Native Nations March on DC
(Washington D.C.) -- “The White House referred a request for comment to the Interior Department. That department referred the inquiry to the Corps, which did not...
article Saturday rally aimed at protecting Native Americans' rights
(Nebraska) -- Nebraskans for Peace, Lincoln chapter, Bold Nebraska and the social action segment of Sacred Winds Native Mission Church are holding a “Rally for Our...
article Standing Rock fight comes to Washington for multiday protest
(Washington D.C.) -- Indigenous rights activists erected a tipi camp beside the Washington Monument in the nation’s capital Tuesday as part of a day protest...

3/6/2017

article Dakota Access revises timeline after making 'very good progress'
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access Pipeline could see oil flowing as soon as next week, according to the wealthy backers of the controversial project.
article Ruling expected this week on injunction against Dakota Access
(Washington D.C.) -- A federal judge has promised a ruling this week on an injunction that could halt the Dakota Access Pipeline. The controversial project is all but...
article Award-winning group raises funds for Water Protector legal fund
(Iowa) -- Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline are getting a boost from The Lumineers music group. The award-winning band is hosting a concert on March 26 to raise...
article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe leads Native Nations Rise march in Washington
(Washington D.C.) -- With political and legal options running out, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is bringing the battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline to the nation...

3/5/2017

article A Harmonious Resistance Creates Global Solidarity for Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- For more than a year, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been at war with natural gas’s close comrade, Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), over the...
article Internal TD bank review of financing Dakota Access pipeline still weeks away
(North Dakota) -- Lawyers working on a review of how the Toronto Dominion bank is investing in the Dakota Access pipeline said it has not idea when the project will be...
article Santa Monica Divests from Wells Fargo over Dakota Access
(California) -- Santa Monica became the second city in California to divest from Wells Fargo bank over its lending of money to the company behind the controversial...
article The Women Protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline Aren't Done Fighting
(North Dakota) -- Sara Jumping Eagle is a pediatrician, a mother of three, a member of the Great Sioux Nation, and an activist to be reckoned with. On Feb. 27, Donald...

3/4/2017

article A United Nations Observer Said The US Is Still Mistreating Native People
(North Dakota) -- A United Nations representative slammed the US government for its use of force on activists at Standing Rock on Friday, and said that federal agencies...
article Lawsuit Reveals Harassment DAPL Protesters Sent Sheriff
(North Dakota) -- From the beginning, the activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline resisted police presence. For months they claimed–often very loudly...
article Womp Womp: Keystone Pipeline Won’t Use U.S. Steel After All
(North Dakota) -- President Donald Trump showed his willingness to upset the far left when he ordered the construction of the controversial Keystone Pipeline to proceed...
article #NoDAPL protest & #March4Trump rallies meet outside Trump Tower
(New York) -- Demonstrations for and against the policies of US President Donald Trump crossed paths outside Trump Tower in New York City on Saturday afternoon.

3/3/2017

article Taking NoDAPL to the White House: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to lead historic march on Washington
(Washington D.C.) -- On Friday, March 10, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe will march with indigenous people and allies to oppose Trump’s continued aggression on...
article US, Tribal Officials Want Pipeline Documents Released
(North Dakota) -- U.S. and tribal officials are opposing an effort by the developer of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline to keep some information shielded from...
article Standing Rock: Norway’s Largest Private Investor Goes NoDAPL
(Norway) -- The largest private investor in Norway has pulled out of three companies connected to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) because of the conflict at Standing...
article Standing Rock Sioux Tribe not properly heard in pipeline dispute, says UN official
(North Dakota) -- A United Nations official who visited North Dakota in the wake of months of protests over the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline believes the concerns...

3/2/2017

article Across the Country, a Republican Push to Rein In Protesters
(North Dakota) -- About an hour after some 200 police officers cleared the last demonstrators against the Dakota Access Pipeline from their sprawling encampment on the...
article 2 more pipeline protest camps close; just 1 left
(North Dakota) -- Two of the remaining three Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camps in southern North Dakota have shut down. The Bureau of Indian Affairs recently told...
article Dakota Access trying to keep oil spill documents from tribes and public
(North Dakota) -- With oil set to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline within a matter of weeks, the project's wealthy backers are still trying to keep key...
article North Dakota casino proposal risks angering tribes
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota's top House Republican is proposing six state-owned casinos, a move that risks angering American Indian tribes at a time relations...
article North Dakota legislators to consider casino expansion proposition
(North Dakota) -- Lawmakers in North Dakota are soon reportedly set to decide whether to authorize proposed legislation that would ask voters to approve the licensing of...
article Police Catalogue Brutal Threats DAPL Protestors Made to Officers, Families
(North Dakota) -- Lawyers defending law enforcement officers who were policing protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota compiled nearly 40 pages of violent...
article Press freedom groups call for journalists' charges while covering DAPL protests to be dropped
(North Dakota) -- The Committee to Protect Journalists and several other press freedom organizations are calling on Morton County to dismiss charges against journalists...
article Flood risk greatly reduced in protest camp area
(North Dakota) -- The latest spring flood outlook from the National Weather Service shows a greatly reduced chance of flooding in the area where Dakota Access pipeline...
article Grand jury subpoena withdrawn in violent pipeline clash
(North Dakota) -- Prosecutors have withdrawn a subpoena for a man who had been ordered to testify about a violent clash in November between police and people protesting...
article OP/ED: State doesn’t need to add more casinos
(North Dakota) -- The Legislature should reject a resolution to have North Dakota voters decide whether to establish up to six state-owned casinos. Rep. Al Carlson, R-...
article From Standing Rock To Colorado, American Indians Fight To Control Their Resources
(Colorado) -- The Standing Rock Sioux’s protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline recently grabbed the nation’s attention. But American Indian tribes have a long history of...
article Standing Rock protesters seek solace at Wounded Knee
(North Dakota) -- Long sweeping clouds cloaked the sun as a small group gathered on a hilltop cemetery in Wounded Knee, South Dakota. People walked, some ran even, from...

3/1/2017

article House majority leader proposes North Dakota-owned casinos
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota's Republican House majority leader has proposed allowing up to six state-owned casinos, if voters approve. The proposal by Rep. Al...
article House majority leader proposes North Dakota-owned casinos
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota's House majority leader is pushing a proposal that would allow up to six state-owned casinos, if voters approve. Rep. Al Carlson, R-...
article McFeely: Casino proposal is crafty and vengeful, or vice versa
(North Dakota) -- As long as we’re talking about gambling, anybody want to make a bet? If the North Dakota Legislature and, eventually, voters decide to allow...
article Sacred Stone camp closed, protesters leave
(North Dakota) -- The original pipeline protest camp on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation closed Wednesday, as the Bureau of Indian Affairs encouraged people to go...
article Grandmother defiant to the end of pipeline protest
(North Dakota) -- As police made their long-anticipated march into the nearly empty Oceti Sakowin camp last month, one grandmother stood waiting for them. In her eyes,...
article Taxes could flow with Dakota Access pipeline
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota stands to gain more than $110 million annually in tax revenue after oil begins coursing through the Dakota Access pipeline, an analysis by...

2/28/2017

article A Tribe Says The Government’s Approval Of The Dakota Access Pipeline Violates Religious Freedom
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge heard arguments on Tuesday about whether to halt construction on the Dakota Access pipeline, which is expected to finish by April. An...
article No immediate ruling made on Dakota Access pipeline work
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge said Tuesday that he'll decide within a week whether to temporarily halt construction of the final section of the Dakota Access...
article Religion Probed at Hearing on Dakota Access Pipeline
(North Dakota) -- Attorneys sparred in court Tuesday about a Native American tribe’s religious objections to the oil pipeline being built by Dakota Access under a...
article Sioux Tribe Puts ‘Black Snake Prophecy’ at Center of Dakota Pipeline Battle
(North Dakota) -- Citing religious rites and the dark prophecy of a “terrible black snake” that will bring harm to its people, a Sioux Indian tribe returned...
article The Standing Rock Sioux could still beat the Dakota Access Pipeline — in court
(North Dakota) -- By some accounts, the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline now looks unwinnable. Standing Rock became a ghost town last week after police raided...
article Tribe puts `black snake prophecy’ at center of Dakota pipeline battle
(North Dakota) -- Citing religious rites and a prophecy of a ‘‘terrible black snake’’ that will bring harm to its people, a Sioux Indian tribe...
article As DAPL camp cleared, protesters plot resistance to other pipelines
(North Dakota) -- Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline who were pushed out of their protest camp this week have vowed to keep up efforts to stop the multibillion-...
article Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Abandon Camp After Trespassing Threat
(North Dakota) -- The oldest Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp was emptying out on Tuesday after federal agents ordered people to disperse, saying they were...
article Protesters at Sacred Stone camp given final notice
(North Dakota) -- Pipeline protesters living at the Sacred Stone camp were given a final trespass notice, but a Bureau of Indian Affairs spokeswoman said the agency does...
article Fargo worker suspended for Facebook comments on protesters
(North Dakota) -- A Fargo city employee has been disciplined for allegedly making derogatory comments on Facebook about Dakota Access pipeline protesters. A city...
article Pipeline protester will not testify for grand jury
(North Dakota) -- A pipeline protester will not have to testify before a grand jury investigating a November confrontation at the Backwater Bridge where a young woman...
article MORON ALERT: Protests mostly an exercise in futility
(North Dakota) -- The months long pipeline protest is apparently over, and the pipeline is now being completed as it was planned through a collaborative, lawful process...

2/27/2017

article PODCAST: Native American Sovereignty and the Dakota Access Pipeline
(North Dakota) -- As the struggle between members of the Standing Rock Reservation and their allies against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) continues, History Talk...
article State Patrol troopers in North Dakota not wearing name tags
(North Dakota) -- The 17 Wisconsin State Patrol officers sent to North Dakota last week to help disperse an encampment of oil pipeline protesters on federal land are not...
article Petition asks city of Decatur to stop doing business with Wells Fargo
(Georgia) -- An online petition is asking the city to discontinue its business relationship with Wells Fargo bank. One of the concerns cited by petition organizers is...
article State Democratic party closes Wells Fargo accounts to oppose DAPL funding
(New Mexico) -- The Democratic Party of New Mexico has withdrawn its funds and closed its accounts at Wells Fargo bank due to that institution’s funding of the...
article Wells Fargo: Santa Monica divestment will not effect on Dakota Access Pipeline
(California) -- Divesting millions of dollars from Wells Fargo will take Santa Monica more than a year, according to a new report from the City’s director of...

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