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Pipeline protesters must leave their camp after Army Corps closes land

Dakota Access Pipeline protesters vowed Saturday to remain in their camp after the Army Corps of Engineers told them to leave the federal land they’ve occupied. Activists protesting the continued construction of the pipeline were told to shut down one of their camps by Dec. 5 in a letter sent to the Standing Rock Sioux… Read more »

DES to request additional $7 million for DAPL response

North Dakota Emergency Commission members began the month of November by approving state funds for addressing law enforcement costs relating to Dakota Access Pipeline protests and it will end the month on the same note. Commission members, on Wednesday, will be facing a request to increase a line of credit by $7 million. If approved,… Read more »

UK’s Daily Mail: ‘No pilgrims, no pipeline!’ Hundreds of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters gather on Thanksgiving

The Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrations raged on during the Thanksgiving holiday, with 300 protesters taking to the streets of a North Dakota city while others gathered around a hill they claim has tribal burial sites. The protesters blocked traffic at an intersection and other streets in Mandan shouting ‘Shame on you, North Dakota!’ and carrying… Read more »

Anti-Dakota Pipeline Activists Ramp Up Efforts on Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving wasn’t a day of thanks Thursday in parts of North Dakota. Hundreds of protesters tried to build a wooden bridge to cross a creek and reach purported tribal burial sites, almost 200 people took to the streets in a nearby small town, and more than 150 others blocked a bridge to share their anger… Read more »

Heinrich calls on Obama to move Dakota Access Pipeline

On Thanksgiving, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich called on President Barack Obama to reroute the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline and condemned the response by police to protests. Native Americans and others have protested pipeline over recent weeks over a fear that it would imperil the Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s only water source. The pipeline’s path was… Read more »

A Montage of the Faces of Standing Rock Sioux

A video posted by Bardia Zeinali (@bardiazeinali) on Nov 22, 2016 at 3:06pm PST This short video is an antidote to the esoteric conversations surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline. While it’s easy to get mired in energy policy, economics, and land rights, video artist Bardia Zeinali puts faces to members of the Standing Rock Sioux… Read more »

Thanksgiving at Dakota Access Protest: Jane Fonda Serves Dinner to Demonstrators

For many Native Americans pushing to block construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation in North Dakota, Thanksgiving Day serves as a reminder of centuries of broken promises. About 300 people demonstrated against the pipeline in Mandan, North Dakota, on Thursday, according to The Associated Press, capping off… Read more »