Dakota Access Pipeline

  • Lakota People’s Law Project Hosts Panel with Greta Thunberg & Tokata Iron Eyes

    October 6, 2019
    Pine Ridge, SD – On the evening of Sunday, October 6, the Lakota People’s Law Project hosted a climate change forum including a youth panel with Tokata Iron Eyes, who is a local Indigenous rights advocate and youth climate activist, as well as Swedish youth…...
  • Two Indicted For Sabotaging Dakota Access Pipeline

    October 2, 2019
    Des Moines, IA – Two environmental activists, Jessica Reznicek and Ruby Montoya, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for charges related to acts of sabotage against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in 2016 and 2017. The two are charged with “one count of…...
  • Infrared Aerial Surveillance Used at Standing Rock to Monitor and Track Protesters

    September 12, 2019
    Midwest, USA – Unicorn Riot obtained over 100 hours of infrared (IR) video footage taken by police surveillance aircraft during the 2016 protests in Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Drones, planes, and helicopters were used by law enforcement from multiple agencies to monitor…...
  • Federal Prosecutions From #NoDAPL Movement Continue

    December 20, 2018
    Bismarck, ND – Almost two years after the eviction of indigenous encampments resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), federal prosecutions have continued to crack down on some of those involved. All of the federal #NoDAPL cases stem around events on October 27, 2016, when a…...
  • #NoDAPL Water Protector Michael ‘Rattler’ Markus Sentenced to Federal Prison

    October 2, 2018
    Bismarck, ND – A third federal defendant has been sentenced to prison as the US Attorney’s office continues to prosecute indigenous people involved in defending protest encampments opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in fall 2016. Last Thursday, September 28, Michael Markus, also known as…...
  • Red Fawn Fallis Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison

    July 11, 2018
    Bismarck, ND – Red Fawn Fallis, a political prisoner arrested during the movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, was sentenced today in federal court by Judge Daniel Hovland. Fallis was sentenced to 57 months (4.75 years) in federal prison. She will receive a credit…...
  • NoDAPL Water Protector Sentenced to Thirty-Six Months by Federal Judge

    May 30, 2018
    Bismarck, ND – Michael “Little Feather” Giron was sentenced by Chief Judge Daniel Hovland to thirty six months for Civil Disorder charges stemming from the October 27th, 2016 defense of the Oceti Sakowin treaty camp during the #NoDAPL movement. The treaty camp, erected in the…...
  • Red Fawn Fallis Enters Non-Cooperating Plea Agreement

    January 16, 2018
    Mandan, ND – Attorneys for Red Fawn Fallis have announced that they have reached an agreement with government prosecutors in her case, which was set to go to trial later this month on January 28th. Under the agreement announced on Tuesday, Fallis would plead guilty…...
  • #StopLine3: Cedar Avenue Shut Down in Memory of Dennis Banks

    November 7, 2017
    Minneapolis, MN – In honor of American Indian Movement co-founder Dennis James Banks, who passed away on October 29, people took and held space in the middle of Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis on Saturday, November 5 slightly after 11 p.m. CDT. The shutdown was also…...
  • Sheriffs’ Association Secretly Waged “Information War” on #NoDAPL Movement

    July 24, 2017
    Morton County, ND – A new investigation by DeSmog and Muckrock reveals the behind-the-scenes role played by the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) in crafting narratives for law enforcement tasked with protecting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from resistance by indigenous peoples and their allies. Emails…...