#NativeLivesMatter

  • George Floyd Uprising in Minneapolis–Saint Paul — The First Two Weeks

    June 14, 2020
    Minneapolis, MN – Waves of rage tore through the Twin Cities community after a video of Minneapolis police officers mercilessly killing George Floyd went viral. Fires were lit across the world as a new movement spread rapidly with the goal of dismantling the police and…...
  • Rise With Standing Rock: Native Nations March on Denver

    March 11, 2017
    Denver, CO – On Friday, March 10, 2017, along with nearly 10,000 other marches and rallies around the world, a crowd of 1,000 people marched from Sunken Gardens park to the Colorado State Capitol. The global call to action came from the Standing Rock Sioux…...
  • Water Protectors’ Prayer Walk Ends up with 127 Arrests, Including Unicorn Riot Journalist

    October 22, 2016
    Morton County, ND – Early on Saturday, October 22nd, water protectors from the camps near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation blockaded roads by locking themselves to cars and set out on foot to confront construction that threatens to destroy more sacred burial sites. [Updated as…...
  • Water Protectors Blockade Highway in Bismarck, Some Charges Dropped

    October 18, 2016
    Bismarck-Mandan, ND – Around noon on Monday, a group of over 100 water protectors from the pipeline resistance encampments converged to blockade the Memorial Bridge, a piece of highway connecting the cities of Bismarck and Mandan. Happening now: water protectors block highway bridge between Bismarck…...
  • Four Unicorn Riot Journalists Face Charges For Covering #NoDAPL

    October 17, 2016
    Since April 1st, 2016, Unicorn Riot has been covering the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp, and the subsequent #NoDAPL movement, to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) underneath both the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. Over three hundred tribes have come together to say no…...
  • #NoDAPL Noise Demo Demands Freedom for Jailed Water Protector Olowan Martinez

    September 21, 2016
    UPDATE- Thursday, September 22 – Olowan Martinez has been freed on bail after being booked in Sheridan, Nebraska, according to a statement posted to Facebook by Red Warrior Camp. UPDATE- Wednesday, September 21- The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services says Olowan Martinez was extradited…...
  • First Nations Invite Enbridge to Public Debate

    January 25, 2016
    Superior, WI – During a snow storm in Superior, Wisconsin, about 100 community members and activists gathered at the Douglas County Courthouse to voice their opposition to Enbridge’s pipeline expansion plans, march to Enbridge offices, and call for a public debate. After a feast and…...
  • Enbridge Office Flooded With Protesters During Direct Action Against Tar Sands Pipelines; Seven Arrested

    November 2, 2015
    Duluth, MN – Nov. 2, 2015. A rally in Duluth agitated against pipeline construction and demanded full Tribal consultation regarding these dangerous projects. Many groups are rallying to resist the construction of more dirty pipelines across northern Minnesota and beyond. UnicornRiot.ninja had reporters onsite and…...
  • Police Target Journalists and Organizers in Recent Anti-Police Brutality Protests

    July 21, 2015
    Protests in Denver continue in the wake of the killing of Paul Castaway by Denver police officers. Paul Castaway, a 35 year old enrolled member of the Rosebud Lakota nation, was killed July 12, 2015 after his mother called police for “mental help assistance.” His…...