nonviolent direct action

  • 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…...
  • #NoDAPL Solidarity Rally & Sit-In in Minneapolis Prods Sheriff into Removing Deputies

    November 1, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – An estimated one thousand people rallied at Minneapolis City Hall on Friday, October 28th, to protest Hennepin County’s resources and deputies being deployed by Sheriff Rich Stanek to suppress water protectors opposing Dakota Access Pipeline construction near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation,…...
  • Tensions Rise as Pipeline Construction Nears #NoDAPL Blockade

    October 26, 2016
    Oceti Sakowin, ND – On Sunday, October 23rd, water protectors extended camp beyond the overflow site, just north of the Standing Rock reservation, to the pipeline easement line. The Oceti Sakowin declared eminent domain on land bought by Dakota Access and set up their new…...
  • Hundreds Flood Minneapolis City Hall to Demand Local Sheriff Withdraw from North Dakota

    October 26, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN – As the Oceti Sakowin Camp takes back unceded 1851 Treaty land in North Dakota, hundreds of people in Minneapolis protested the decision of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office (HSCO) to send equipment and vehicles to North Dakota to aid in the suppression…...
  • Law Enforcement Attack Private Drone as Water Protectors Erect Blockade & New Winter Camp

    October 23, 2016
    Morton County, ND – Law enforcement attacked private drones with gunfire near the Dakota Access Pipeline camps on Sunday, October 23rd. Shooting ammunition at drones demonstrates continued escalation and provocation by police forces towards #NoDAPL water protectors as well as against media, as the drones…...
  • Indigenous Water Protectors Swarm Dakota Access Pipeline Site, Stop Work

    September 6, 2016
    Morton County, ND – On the morning of Tuesday September 6, over a hundred Indigenous resisters arrived at a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site. This latest visit came on the heels of last Saturday’s confrontation, when private security forces used attack dogs from Ohio’s Frost…...
  • Non-Violent Direct Action Stops DAPL Construction for Over 6 Hours

    September 1, 2016
    Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, ND – Though, for weeks, construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline has been halted at the site of the protest encampments, pipeline construction has continued unabated elsewhere. On August 31st, dozens of water protectors took it upon themselves to stop the…...