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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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6/24/2017

article Are you fighting for tribal reform?
(North Dakota) -- We would like to hear from people who are involved in tribal constitutional reform. What issues are you facing and what are your hopes for the future?...
article Tribes in for long haul as oil continues to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline
(North Dakota) -- Tribal leaders remain confident they will be able to stop oil from flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline even though a decision isn't expected...

6/23/2017

article Red Warrior Camp Speaks
(New York) -- “Mni Sose’ called our Spirits. From the four directions, we traveled alone or in caravans to gather at the riverbanks. We formed a self-...

6/22/2017

article UPDATE: Judge Likely to Make Decision on DAPL Operations in September
(North Dakota) -- During the status hearing yesterday (June 21), U.S. District Judge James Boasberg approved a schedule for the lawsuit, which would set September as the...
article An indigenous woman is facing federal charges for protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline
(North Dakota) -- In an escalation of the criminalization of protesters, an indigenous woman is facing several federal charges for her involvement in the Standing Rock...

6/21/2017

article Dakota Access Pipeline Legal Battle to Rage Through Summer
(Washington D.C.) -- The protesters and cameras are gone and oil is flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, but the battle over the 1,200-mile...
article Lawyer: ‘No timeframe’ for new Dakota Access environmental review
(Washington D.C.) -- A government lawyer said Wednesday that officials don’t know how long it will take them to redo an environmental review of the Dakota Access...
article Criminalising Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- The recent revelations of the Intercept, exposing how the US government is treating environmental activism at Standing Rock as an "insurgency...
article Reflections on Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- Thanks to a grant from the Fund for Investigative Journalism, I had the privilege of visiting both North and South Dakota and speak with witnesses and...
article Ruling on Dakota Access pipeline shutdown months away
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge won't decide until later this year whether to shut down the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline while federal officials conduct a...
article Native Tribes Continue DAPL Battle Inside and Outside of D.C. Court
(North Dakota) -- As a U.S. District Court judge hears the next part of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, supporters of the Standing Rock and...

6/20/2017

article Judge announces Trump won't be defendant in pipeline lawsuit
(North Dakota) -- President Donald Trump won't be added as a defendant in a lawsuit over the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline that he pushed to completion, a...

6/18/2017

article OP/ED: McFeely: What do DAPL zealots think about the rule of law now?
(North Dakota) -- The kerfuffle over the Dakota Access Pipeline was all about the "rule of law" we were told. The U.S. is a nation of laws, and if those laws...

6/17/2017

article Judge orders additional environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline. But will it stop oil from flowing?
(North Dakota) -- In a decision the Standing Rock Sioux and its supporters lauded as a potential turning point, a federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to...
article Native Americans will Invest in Solar and Wind while North Dakota and South Dakota fail to totally divest of Fossil Fuels in a Timely Manner
(New York) -- We speak with Dave Archambault II, 45th chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and Nick Tilsen of the Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation...
article The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Achieve an Important Win in Federal Court
(North Dakota) -- The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has picked up support in federal court following a ruling last Wednesday by Federal Judge James Boasberg. Boasberg has...

6/16/2017

article Dakota pipeline protesters won a small victory in court. We must fight on
(USA) -- The fight against Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access pipeline was supposed to be consigned to the annals of history by now – at least if Donald...
article Activists claim Dakota Access Pipeline's permit invalid in Iowa, request halt of oil shipments
(Iowa) -- Two environmental groups are asking Iowa utility regulators to halt the flow of oil on the Dakota Access Pipeline in response to a federal judge's ruling...
article Mark Trahant: Dakota Access decision offers a chance to return to respect
(North Dakota) -- Remember the “rule of law” invoked at Standing Rock? That was the phrase used over and over by law enforcement from the state of North...

6/15/2017

article Breaking: DAPL Approval Illegal, Judge Finds
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the law in its fast-tracked approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a U.S. District Court Judge in...
article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Fraizer Reacts to U.S. District Court DAPL Decision
(South Dakota) -- On June 14, 2017, a federal judge ruled in favor of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (CRST) regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).
article Indian Country celebrates as judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access Pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a new phase after a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to conduct an environmental...
article The Standing Rock Sioux Claim ‘Victory and Vindication’ in Court
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge ruled in favor of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Wednesday, handing the tribe its first legal victory in its year-long battle against...
article The Spirituality of Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- In December 2016, when thousands of Native Americans, environmental activists and their supporters were camped on the high plains of North Dakota...

6/14/2017

article Federal judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge in Washington on Wednesday ordered the Trump administration to conduct further environmental reviews of the Dakota Access pipeline but...
article Judge Orders Review Of Dakota Access Pipeline In Victory For Standing Rock Tribe
(North Dakota) -- In a victory for environmentalists and Native American activists, a federal judge ruled that the Army Corps of Engineers did not adequately consider...
article Judge: Redo part of analysis for Dakota Access pipeline
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge has handed a lifeline to efforts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, ruling Wednesday that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers didn...

6/13/2017

article Activist prepared to take pipeline protest case to trial
(North Dakota) -- An American Indian activist and former U.S. congressional candidate accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline...
article Follow Up: About That Big Award to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for Clean Energy
(North Dakota) -- The fight to halt the Dakota access pipeline was one of the most inspiring examples of grassroots activism in recent years. Demonstrators put...

6/10/2017

article Wages of Protest: Wallace Global Fund Gives Standing Rock $250K Prize
(North Dakota) -- Is environmental activism paying off for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe? Although its high-profile protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline helped...

6/9/2017

article Tribe that protested DAPL wants off fossil fuels
(North Dakota) -- The American Indian tribe that led opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline says it hopes to move away from reliance on fossil fuels. Standing Rock...

6/8/2017

article Dakota Access faces fines for disturbing artifacts in North Dakota
(North Dakota) -- The North Dakota Public Service Commission has scheduled a hearing to discuss the disturbance of tribal artifacts during construction of the Dakota...
article D'ERRICO: The Cerebral Battle of DAPL: What if Standing Rock Retained TigerSwan?
(USA) -- “It is often the perception of local citizens that multinational businesses arrive in their countries and rob them of natural resources and local revenue...
article From Standing Rock to Sun Valley
(Idaho) -- The protracted battle over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota and the effects it would have on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe...
article Standing Rock Sioux Honored in New York City
(New York) -- Several notables are on hand today to bestow the first ever Henry A. Wallace Prize on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, which is being honored for “...

6/7/2017

article Hearings scheduled on potential Dakota Access pipeline fines
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota regulators have scheduled late-summer hearings on potentially fine-able offenses alleged against the Texas-based developer of the Dakota...
article ‘I Just Closed My Eyes And Said Do It’: How Trump Approved Dakota Access Pipeline [VIDEO]
(Ohio) -- President Donald Trump touted his political strength in approving the contentious Dakota Access Pipeline during a speech in Cincinnati, Ohio Wednesday.

6/5/2017

article Red Fawn Fallis seeking pretrial release
(North Dakota) -- The woman accused of shooting at police officers during an October pipeline protest is petitioning the court to get out of jail before her July 17...

6/4/2017

article Standing Rock Documents Expose Inner Workings of “Surveillance-Industrial Complex
(USA) -- ON A FREEZING NIGHT in November, as police sprayed nonviolent Dakota Access Pipeline opponents with water hoses and rubber bullets, representatives of the FBI,...
article Why Did a Private Security Contractor Treat Standing Rock Protesters Like ‘Jihadists’?
(North Dakota) -- During my week-long visit to Standing Rock in January 2017, I listened to many water protectors speak about the shady tactics used against them by...

6/2/2017

article Oil Flowing Through DAPL
(South Dakota) -- Oil started flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) on Thursday June 1 as the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes vowed to continue their...
article Paramilitary security tracked and targeted #noDAPL activists, docs show
(North Dakota) -- As people nationwide rallied last year to support the Standing Rock Sioux’s attempts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, a private security firm...

6/1/2017

article Embattled Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Begins Service; Native American Tribes Remain Opposed
(North Dakota) -- The $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline began shipping oil for customers on Thursday, as Native American tribes that opposed the project vowed to...
article Oil Began Flowing Through DAPL Today: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Responds
(North Dakota) -- Today, Energy Transfer Partners announced that the Dakota Access Pipeline has begun “commercial service” and is fully operational.
article Opinion: On Reports of Counterterrorism Efforts Against Water Protectors
(South Dakota) -- 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...
article Tribe officials acquitted in North Dakota pipeline protests
(North Dakota) -- Two officials with the Standing Rock Sioux have been acquitted of disorderly conduct charges that were filed during early protests against the Dakota...

5/31/2017

article Archambault found innocent of protest-related charge
(North Dakota) -- Two Standing Rock tribal leaders were acquitted Wednesday of disorderly conduct charges arising from an August protest. In less than 20 minutes, six...
article Complaints against Dakota Access to be investigated
(North Dakota) -- Dakota Access LLC officials will meet with state regulators this summer over two complaints lodged against the company for alleged violations of its...
article Dakota Access Pipeline firm reportedly hired contractor for surveillance, infiltration of protests
(North Dakota) -- A global security firm with ties to the government reportedly conducted extensive surveillance and infiltrated activist groups during the prolonged...
article Dakota Access pipeline expected to begin shipping Thursday
(North Dakota) -- The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, which is expected to begin shipping oil on Thursday, will face scrutiny later this summer on whether...

5/30/2017

article Dakota Access pipeline, law officers had close relationship
(North Dakota) -- A private security firm hired by the developer of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline conducted an aggressive, multifaceted operation against...

5/29/2017

article TigerSwan, Counter-Terrorism and NoDAPL: 10 Astonishing Revelations in ‘The Intercept’ Report
(North Dakota) -- The revelations posted by the investigative-news website The Intercept on Saturday May 27 did not come as much of a surprise to water protectors who...
article Standing Rock film festival centers around pipeline protest
(North Dakota) -- A film festival on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation aims to bolster the anti-pipeline movement that blossomed there last year while also fostering...

5/28/2017

article The New Indian Wars: Counterterrorism Tactics Used on DAPL Protesters
(North Dakota) -- The exclusive report by The Intercept reveals how a mercenary corporation treated protesters as religiously motivated insurgents. A mercenary and...

5/27/2017

article Leaked documents reveal counterterrorism tacticts used at Standing Rock to "Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies"
(North Dakota) -- A shadowy international mercenary and security firm known as TigerSwan targeted the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline with military-style...
article Drone and cell phone footage lead to acquittal in protest case
(North Dakota) -- A Dakota Access Pipeline protester accused of endangering a police plane with his drone was found innocent of all charges on Thursday. At the...

5/26/2017

article Firm behind Dakota Access pipeline faces intense scrutiny for series of leaks
(California) -- The oil company behind the Dakota Access pipeline is facing intense scrutiny from regulators and activists over a series of recent leaks across the...
article The Dakota Access Pipeline Threat: By the Numbers
(Iowa) -- Last fall I attended a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which was being constructed near my town of Ames, Iowa. Invited by a friend who said...
article Goodbye DAPL: US Bank Will Cease to Fund Oil/Gas Pipelines
(USA) -- No more Dakota Access Pipelines (DAPL) for U.S. Bank. The giant bancorporation has just amended its Environmental Responsibility Policy to ban funding oil and...
article As Dakota Access Pipeline Leaks, Native Artists Examine Contested Landscapes
(North Dakota) -- “We are in crisis,” intones the indigenous artist collective WINTER COUNT in a video of the same title. A drone pans over the Oceti Sakowin...

5/25/2017

article Leaks Found on Dakota Access Pipeline System
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in separate incidents in March as crews prepared the...

5/22/2017

article The Federal Government Wants To Imprison These Six Water Protectors
(North Dakota) -- In February, a federal grand jury issued indictments of four Standing Rock water protectors on charges of Federal Civil Disorder and Use of Fire to...
article Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access pipeline and a feeder line leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in North Dakota in separate incidents in March as crews prepared the...
article Two More Leaks Found Along Dakota Access Pipeline
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access pipeline system leaked more than 100 gallons of oil in two separate incidents in North Dakota in March as crews prepared the pipeline...
article Native American Water Protectors Begin European Tour in Paris
(France) -- From May 20 till June 14, some activist of the Standing Rock's Movement will come to Europe for a solidarity tour called, "Standing Up with Standing...

5/20/2017

article Civil case against Archambault dismissed by federal judge
(North Dakota) -- A federal judge dismissed the civil suit filed by Dakota Access against the Standing Rock tribal chairman and four other defendants. In an order filed...
article Tribes Fighting Pipeline Drop Appeal But Battle Continues
(North Dakota) -- American Indian tribes who are still fighting the Dakota Access pipeline in court have dropped an appeal of a federal judge's decision that allowed...

5/19/2017

article Lawmakers dug deep to help North Dakota with #NoDAPL response
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota is flush with billion of dollars in oil tax revenues but the money apparently isn't enough to cover the costs of the state's...
article Tribes Drop Ill-Fated Lawsuit Against Dakota Pipeline
(North Dakota) -- Two of the tribes opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline dropped their lawsuit against the multi-billion-dollar oil project. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe...
article DAPL Civil Suit Dropped Against Archambault, Council Members
(North Dakota) -- Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II and several tribal council members are no longer facing a civil suit from Energy Transfer Partners (...
article Port: Standing Rock Tribal Chairman David Archambault, who helped instigate #NoDAPL protests, running for re-election
(North Dakota) -- According to an official notice (see below) Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault will be one of ten candidates running to be chairman of the...

5/18/2017

article Tribe Drops Appeal of Dakota Access Pipeline
(North Dakota) -- American Indian tribes who are still fighting the Dakota Access pipeline in court have dropped an appeal of a federal judge’s decision that...
article Native American tribes drop challenge against Dakota Access oil pipeline
(Washington D.C.) -- Native American tribes fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline in court have dropped an appeal against a federal judge's decision which allowed...

5/17/2017

article Tribal struggles beyond Standing Rock
(North Dakota) -- The standoff at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation brought national attention to the struggle over indigenous lands and resources. This video series...
article Last-minute trial cancellations corner protesters
(North Dakota) -- Jeffrey Hush, a Dakota Access Pipeline opponent arrested during a protest in October, was headed back to North Dakota this week. He was to face trial...

5/16/2017

article Standing Rock: Art and Solidarity
(California) -- Last summer and fall, we at the Autry Museum of the American West were in the final months of preparing a large exhibition, California Continued, about...

5/15/2017

article Documentary Explores Struggle Between Native Americans And US Government Over Land Use
(California) -- A new documentary explores the conflict between Native American tribes and the U.S. government over public land, energy and natural resources. The...

5/14/2017

article ETP Spills Two Million Gallons of Drilling Material in Ohio
(Ohio) -- Ohioans are experiencing a little taste of Standing Rock, right at home. Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the Texas company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline (...
article Inside Energy Teams Up With Reveal In ‘Standing Rock And Beyond’
(North Dakota) -- The pipeline protests at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation last year drew national attention. Inside Energy teamed up with Reveal, from the Center...
article Oil pipeline opponents try going after the money
(North Dakota) -- Opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline has persuaded some banks to stop supporting projects that might harm the environment or tread on...

5/13/2017

article Standing Rock Water Protectors Were Right All Along: Dakota Access Pipeline Already Leaking
(South Dakota) -- Energy Transfer Partners’ not yet operational Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons – or about a bathtub-full – of shale oil at a...

5/12/2017

article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier Comments on the Dakota Access Pipeline Spill in Spink County, South Dakota
(South Dakota) -- Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier released the following statement in reaction to the Dakota Access pipeline spill that happened in...
article Tribe: DAPL oil leak in Spink Co. raises concerns
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in South Dakota early last month, which an American Indian tribe says bolsters its argument that...

5/11/2017

article Josh Fox’s Latest Film Captures the Struggle at Standing Rock
(Hollywood) -- Josh Fox, who was Oscar nominated for the 2010 anti-fracking documentary GasLand, is back with a new hard-hitting film, a collaboration with Standing Rock...
article Nebraska bills $291K for Dakota Access pipeline protests; N.D. projects total cost at $38M
(Nebraska) -- The state of Nebraska is seeking $291,000 in reimbursements for its help responding to anti-pipeline protests in North Dakota last fall. But that figure is...

5/10/2017

article Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in April
(North Dakota) -- The Dakota Access pipeline leaked 84 gallons of oil in South Dakota early last month, which an American Indian tribe says bolsters its argument that...
article U.S. blocks major pipeline after 18 leaks and a 2 million gallon spill of drilling mud
(Ohio) -- The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has curtailed work on a natural-gas pipeline in Ohio after the owner, Energy Transfer Partners, reported 18 leaks and...
article Tribe: DAPL oil leak in Spink Co. raises concerns
(South Dakota) -- An American Indian tribe says an 84-gallon oil leak at a Dakota Access Pipeline site in Spink County bolsters its argument that the pipeline...

5/9/2017

article Pipeline spill by Dakota Access company could have a ‘deadly effect’
(Ohio) -- The director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency on Monday blasted the pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners for a “pattern” of 18...

5/8/2017

article President Trump's second nominee for Army Secretary withdraws
(Washington D.C.) -- The Secretary of the Army -- an official with authority over the Dakota Access Pipeline -- remains unfilled after the second nominee for the job...

5/7/2017

article OP/ED: Disinvest in DAPL Banks by Starting a Credit Union
(New York) -- In my most recent survey of American Indian credit unions I could find only 14 of them majority-owned by a tribe or an individual Native. Credit unions,...

5/6/2017

article Bills offer punishments of heavy fines, prison time for protesters
(Oklahoma) -- The monthslong resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline influenced a new law targeting similar protests in Oklahoma. In January, a coalition of Native...

5/4/2017

article Settler State Repression: Standing Rock Battles Continue in the Courts
(North Dakota) -- As a means of making bombing, sanctioning or invading other countries palatable to the general population, the US government has consistently used the...
article NoDAPL Protectors Put Heat on Citibank Shareholders: Divest!
(New York) -- Hundreds turned out in the rain for a prayerful rally at historic Cooper Union in New York City to protest at Citibank’s annual shareholder meeting.
article MONET: I Was Strip-Searched, But My White Cellmates Were Not
(North Dakota) -- It has been four months since I was zip-tied by police and bussed with dozens of “water protectors,” or protesters from a snowy hillside on...

5/3/2017

article Few winners, many losers at the Legislature
(North Dakota) -- The 2017 legislative session didn’t produce many winners. There wasn’t enough money for that. There were losers, however. Among them:...

5/1/2017

article Building on Standing Rock, Native Americans Lead the Way at the People’s Climate March in D.C.
(Washington D.C.) -- “We are at a major movement moment,” says Judith LeBlanc, a member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and director of the Native Organizers...
article North Dakota seeks federal aid for pipeline protest costs
(North Dakota) -- North Dakota's governor is asking President Donald Trump for federal reimbursement of $38 million in state law enforcement costs related to months...
article Senator Hoeven: North Dakota Will Get $15 Million in Federal Funds to Pay for #NoDAPL Protest Response
(North Dakota) -- As of February of this year the cost of North Dakota’s state and local response to the often violent, often unlawful #NoDAPL protests was some $...
article Tri-Council passes resolution supporting Standing Rock Sioux
(Oklahoma) -- A resolution was passed by three different Cherokee tribes Friday, showing support for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe as it continues to challenge the...

4/29/2017

article New Album by Pima Musician, Raye Zaragoza, Pays Homage to Native American Resistance
(New York) -- After performing and writing music with her current project for more five years, singer songwriter, Raye Zaragoza, is set to release her first full length...
article Water Protectors from Polluted Communities Lead People’s Climate March
(Washington D.C.) -- Thousands of people will gather in Washington, D.C., Saturday for a march to demand action on climate change and rejecting the Trump administration...

4/28/2017

article DAPL Protesters Not Backing Down, March on Nation’s Capitol
(Washington D.C.) -- Just days before President Trump will reach his milestone 100 days in office, a group of protesters staged a peaceful march on the nation’s...
article Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump
(Washington D.C.) -- Indigenous activists are reclaiming the nation's capital as they push back against the Trump administration's environmental agenda. A round...
article Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe drops appeal in Dakota Access lawsuit
(Washington D.C.) -- The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe will continue to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline in court but is dropping a pending appeal in the case. A motion of...
article Looking Horse backs Standing Rock to Ohio runners
(Ohio) -- As Sacred White Buffalo Calf Bundle Keeper Arvol Looking Horse lent his support to pipeline resistance movement participants on a relay ride and run to Ohio...
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...
article The company behind the Dakota Access pipeline is in another controversy
(Ohio) -- The same company that built the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline has twice spilled drilling fluids in two pristine Ohio wetlands this month while...

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...

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