dakota access

  • #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…...
  • Militarized Force Prepares Eviction of Main #NoDAPL Encampment

    February 22, 2017
    Cannonball, ND – After nearly a year of struggling against the Dakota Access Pipeline’s construction underneath the Missouri River, water protectors are now scheduled to be evicted from their main encampment. UPDATE Thursday, February 23rd, 11:45AM: Our full report from…...
  • #NoDAPL Water Protector Faces Possible Loss Of Her Arm After Police Attack

    November 22, 2016
    UPDATED: November 23, 2016 Cannonball, ND – On the November 20th Highway 1806 standoff, police forces injured over 300 unarmed water protectors. Among those injured was Sophia Wilansky, a 21-year-old from New York, who was attempting to exit the bridge when police fired multiple rounds…...
  • Anonymous Takes Down Munitions Vendor Safariland After Sheriffs Attack #NoDAPL

    November 22, 2016
    Oecti Sakowin, ND – On the night of Sunday November 20, the Morton County Sheriff deployed large amounts of tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray, and other ‘less-lethal’ ammunition, including a water cannon, upon #NoDAPL water protectors. This happened north of the Backwater Bridge on…...
  • Police Attack Unarmed Water Protectors w/ Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, and Water Cannons; 300+ injured

    November 21, 2016
    UPDATE (6/12/17) –  Emails released by The Intercept as part of their investigation into leaked documents from DAPL security contractor TigerSwan include an “Intel Group” email thread which took place in real time the night of November 20, 2016.  The emails show local, state, and…...
  • Army Corps Delays DAPL Easement

    November 14, 2016
    Washington, DC – On Monday, November 14, the Army Corps of Engineers said in a statement that “additional discussion and analysis” was “warranted” before they could grant an easement needed by Dakota Access Pipeline to start construction on land near Lake Oahe. UPDATE: Army Corps…...
  • Dakota Access Announces Plan to Drill Under Missouri River Within Weeks

    November 8, 2016
    Oceti Sakowin, ND – As water protectors dig in for the winter near construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), many rumors have been circulating about whether DAPL was in fact going to halt construction, as had been requested by the Department of Justice and…...
  • Water Protectors Attempt to Reclaim Sacred Burial Site, Demonstrate in Cemetery

    November 6, 2016
    North Dakota – On Sunday, November 6, people protecting the water from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) held actions of varying militancy at three different locations. Around 10 a.m. on Sunday, a group of several dozen water protectors drove into Bismarck and held a demonstration…...
  • Police Attack #NoDAPL Water Protectors Defending Sacred Sites

    November 2, 2016
    Oceti Sakowin, ND – Since last Thursday’s violent police raid, which established a militarized zone around Dakota Access Pipeline construction areas, the Morton County Sheriff and supporting agencies have fanned out into the area surrounding the Oceti Sakowin camp. Groups of police vehicles have parked…...
  • DAPL Resistance Continues Despite Advancing Construction

    November 1, 2016
    Oceti Sakowin, ND – Since last Thursday’s standoff with police, which ended in nearly 150 arrests, the global community responded with a massive outcry of support. In recent days, organized solidarity events have taken place around the world, demonstrating support everywhere from Vancouver, B.C. to…...