south dakota

  • 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…...
  • Water Protectors Plant Trees on DAPL Construction Site

    September 25, 2016
    Cannon Ball, ND – This morning more than 100 water protectors entered a Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction site. A live video posted to Facebook shows a crowd gathered in an area where land had been cleared. Welded sections of pipe were laid out on…...
  • Pipeline Resistance Encampment Swells; Prepares for More Action

    August 14, 2016
    Standing Rock Reservation, ND – It’s been four days since construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline Missouri River crossing was slated to begin. The first three days were punctuated by constant and growing protests. On the fourth day, no workers or police showed up, though…...
  • Fight to Protect Land & Water Intensifies Around Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline

    August 12, 2016
    Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, ND – A day after a dozen or so arrests, tribal members and others continue blockading construction entrance sites on day three of the stepped up direct action, leading to more arrests. Many people from across the region heard the call…...
  • Arrests Made as Citizens Block Dakota Access Pipeline Construction

    August 11, 2016
    Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, ND – Nearly a dozen arrests have been made as Indigenous tribal members and allies stand firm in their attempt to block the Dakota Access Pipeline from being built. As the sun rose on the second day the occupation of the…...
  • Standing Rock Tribal Members & Allies Block Entrance to Pipeline Construction Site

    August 10, 2016
    Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, ND – On August 10th, resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (#DAPL, also known as the Bakken Pipeline) entered a new phase as the Army Corps of Engineers approved construction of the pipeline under the Missouri River. Unicorn Riot has returned…...
  • Liberation Day Honors Resistance at Wounded Knee

    February 29, 2016
    Pine Ridge, SD – On February 27th, 2016 Unicorn Riot attended the 43rd annual Liberation Day on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The day began with a “Four Directions Walk & Caravan” led by participants holding Medicine Staffs and American Indian Movement flags…...
  • Pine Ridge Community Resists Genocide, Marches on Whiteclay

    August 17, 2015
    Local community members and allies led by “American Indian Movement” flags marched from Pine Ridge reservation into Nebraska to protest the continued funneling of alcohol from the unincorporated town of Whiteclay. Members of the Oglala Lakota tribe, which inhabit Pine Ridge, have stated to Unicorn…...