south dakota

  • Inside the American Identity Movement’s Rocky Mountain Chapter

    July 19, 2019
    Denver, CO – Newly leaked chats provide a glimpse inside the Colorado and Rocky Mountain region chapters of Identity Evropa, the neo-nazi alt-right group that recently renamed itself the American Identity Movement. The chats obtained by Unicorn Riot stretch from March into May 2019 and…...
  • Multi-Agency Task Force Prepares “Rules of Engagement” For Line 3 Protests

    February 11, 2019
    MINNESOTA – Unicorn Riot has uncovered documents revealing the creation of a task force stockpiling equipment and training police in preparation for Line 3 pipeline protests across the state. The documents show coordination between various law enforcement agencies from states across the region including Minnesota,…...
  • 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…...
  • 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…...
  • Dakota Access Pipeline Begins Commercial Operations

    June 1, 2017
    Dallas, TX – Energy Transfer Partners (who recently completed their official merger with Sunoco Logistics) announced today that the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is now operational, carrying oil from the Bakken shale fields in North Dakota to its end terminal in Patoka, Illinois. This news…...
  • DAPL Security Leak Shows Coordinated Surveillance and Repression of Water Protectors

    May 29, 2017
    Bismarck, ND – Leaked documents created by military intelligence contractor TigerSwan, recently obtained and published by The Intercept, provide a previously unseen look inside the operations taken by Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) security contractors against the #NoDAPL movement. TigerSwan was contracted to coordinate DAPL security…...
  • Dakota Access Pipeline Spills at South Dakota Pump Station

    May 10, 2017
    UPDATE (May 22, 2017): Since the initial news of its April 4 spill in South Dakota, reports have emerged that the Dakota Access Pipeline spilled twice in North Dakota on March 3 and March 5 of this year.  The AP reports: Bismarck, N.D. – (AP)…...
  • North Dakota Sheriff Advising South Dakota and Nebraska on Keystone XL

    April 16, 2017
    Omaha, NE – The Omaha World-Herald is reporting that Kyle Kirchmeier, the sheriff of Morton County, North Dakota, is providing consultation services to law enforcement in areas where the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline (KXL) is expected to be built. Kirchmeier is known for commanding…...
  • Dakota Access Pipeline Sabotaged in Several States, Authorities Claim

    March 22, 2017
    Mahaska County, IA & Lincoln County, SD – Authorities in both South Dakota and Iowa have confirmed that alleged acts of sabotage against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) are being investigated in both states. The Associated Press reports: Authorities in South Dakota and Iowa confirmed…...