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Justice Looks Different in Indian Country

by Dave Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Originally published on nytimes.com. On the same day that the armed Malheur militants were acquitted, I watched as riot police with military-grade weapons, tanks and helicopters rounded up hundreds of peaceful water protectors in North Dakota protesting an oil pipeline. The juxtaposition of these two events… Read more »

Pipeline Expert: Government Underestimated Risk of an Oil Spill from Dakota Access Pipeline

STANDING ROCK, ND — An independent expert hired by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has found that the government’s environmental assessment of the pipeline’s environmental impact was inadequate. With this new information, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman Dave Archambault II has asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to reassess its conclusion that the pipeline… Read more »

DAPL Employee Plows Into Standing Rock Camp Firing AR-15

Masked with a bandana, he looked at first like a water protector. Papers found in the car showed he was something else: private DAPL security. Early Friday morning, a man bearing an AR-15 rifle broke through a barricade and sped toward the Oceti Sakowin camp, where thousands are camped out to resist the Dakota Access… Read more »

Live updates from Dakota Access Pipeline protests

Darryl Lies, from Douglas, North Dakota, said he came to the standoff “because of the violation of private property rights. And the use of one right to trample another is an abuse of our God-given and our country-given rights.”