What Standing Rock Gave the World

Americans saw the Indigenous struggle—the violence, stolen resources, colluding corporations and governments—that goes hand in hand with protecting the Earth.

Grandma Redfeather of the Sioux walks in the snow to get water at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D. "It's for my people to live and so that the next seven generations can live also," said Redfeather of why she came to the camp. "I think about my grandchildren and what it will be like for them." Nov. 29, 2016. (AP/David Goldman)

At the height of the movement at Standing Rock, Indigenous teens half a world away in Norway were tattooing their young bodies with an image of a black snake. Derived from Lakota prophecy, the creature had come to represent the controversial Dakota Access pipeline for the thousands of water protectors determined to try to stop it. It was a show

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Energy Transfer Partners’ Ham-Handed Attempt to Sue Earth First Movement

“Earth First! is a philosophy based on biocentrism, direct action, and not compromising with Earth-destroying corporations when fighting for the environment. You can’t sue an idea.”

Over 200 Indigenous Nations are facing a brutal police crackdown in Canon Ball, ND where they've gathered to take a stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), on behalf of the environmental magazine, Earth First! Journal, asked a court to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the corporation behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is intended to suppress activism. On behalf of Energy Transfer Partners and Energy Transfer Equity, Kasowitz Benson Torres, the law firm

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Court Orders Audit, and Monitoring of Dakota Access Pipeline Following Latest Spill

The court acknowledged that “allowing oil to flow through the pipeline” would create “potentially disruptive” effects and could lead to incidents that may potentially “wreak havoc on nearby communities and ecosystems.”

This aerial photo shows spills from TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline, Nov. 17, 2017, that leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, near Amherst, S.D. (DroneBase/AP)

A federal court ordered the United States Army Corps of Engineers and Dakota Access to participate in multiple measures to monitor the oil pipeline constructed on land which under the 1851 treaty belongs to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia invoked the recent spill of 210,000 gallons of oil from

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Stalking Charges Against Journalist Who Filmed Dakota Access Pipeline Dropped

A charge of “stalking” against indigenous journalist Myron Dewey, known for his work covering the resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), was dropped by Morton County prosecutors.

Law enforcement vehicles line a road leading to a blocked bridge next to the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D. (AP/David Goldman)

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. A misdemeanor charge of “stalking” against indigenous journalist Myron Dewey, known for his work covering the Standing Rock camps and other Native American-led resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), was dropped by Morton County prosecutors. On October 8, 2016, Dewey flew a drone, as part of

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Journalist Charged With Stalking For Filming Dakota Access Pipeline

After using a drone to film construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, police arrested well-known native activist and journalist Myron Dewey, accusing him of using the drone to stalk pipeline workers and security.

Opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline leave their main protest camp Wednesday near Cannon Ball, N.D. A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, about whether to stop the final bit of construction on the disputed Dakota Access pipeline, perhaps just days before it could start moving oil.(Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune/AP)

Published in partnership with Shadowproof. An indigenous journalist known for his work covering the Standing Rock camps and other Native American-led resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) faces a trial on July 12 in Bismarck, North Dakota. Myron Dewey was accused by Shannon Eagon, the wife of Doug Eagon, a member of the National

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New Video Shows Military Contractors Setting Vehicles On Fire At Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

In the days following the vehicle fires, the local authorities and media predictably placed the blame on the water protectors.

The remnants of a vehicle burned on North Dakota Highway 1806 on the night of Oct. 27, 2016. Non-peaceful forces embedded on the side of the water protectors were seen burning the vehicle and two armored vehicles over the protests of water protectors. (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

In response to accusations that TigerSwan, a private military contractor, purposefully set law enforcement vehicles on fire in order to blame opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, I have decided to release new video from the night of the fires. Followers of my journalism are likely aware that I made 3 trips to Standing Rock, North Dakota in

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