Standing Rock. Indigenous Resistance

  • First Water Protector Trials Set for January as Another ND Pipeline Leaks

    December 19, 2016
    Morton County, ND – On Monday, December 19th, water protectors charged with disorderly conduct stemming from their August 11th arrests made their first appearances in Morton County court. The results of the appearances was Judge Cynthia Feland granting a continuance till January 31st, 2017. The…...
  • Police & Military Attack Oceti Sakowin Treaty Camp

    October 27, 2016
    Morton County, ND – Over two hundred multi-state law enforcement and National Guard personnel attacked water protectors gathered on unceded 1851 Oceti Sakowin treaty land just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in the late morning of Thursday, October 27th. Updated on Nov. 1,…...
  • 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…...
  • Federal Appeals Court Rules to Allow DAPL Construction

    October 9, 2016
    Update – The Department of Justice, Department of the Army, and Department of the Interior released this joint statement on the morning of Monday, October 10: We appreciate the D.C. Circuit’s opinion. We continue to respect the right to peaceful protest and expect people to…...
  • Buffer Zone Holds as Caravans Continue to Disrupt DAPL – New Felony Charges

    October 5, 2016
    St. Anthony, ND – Over 150 indigenous water protectors convoyed once again to an area west of Highway 6 near St. Anthony, North Dakota where construction work continues on the Dakota Access pipeline. We spoke with Dallas Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network about their…...
  • Militarized Police Arrest 21 Water Protectors in DAPL Work Stoppage

    September 28, 2016
    15 miles south of Mandan, North Dakota – On the heels of yesterday’s action which halted Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction, once again, today, hundreds of water protectors caravaned to a DAPL work site to pray to that the Dakota Access Pipeline is stopped. After…...
  • Mississippi Stand Action Stops DAPL Construction in Iowa

    September 26, 2016
    Sandusky, IA – On Saturday, September 24th, 2016, a non-violent direct action out of the Mississippi Stand camp shutdown Dakota Access Pipeline construction at the point the pipeline will cross the Mississippi river at Sandusky, Iowa. The action, which started with a six a.m. lock-down…...
  • #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…...
  • Federal Appeals Court Halts Dakota Access Segment as Solidarity Protests Spread Nationwide

    September 17, 2016
    Washington, DC – A federal appeals court ruled to temporarily halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline taking place within a 20-mile radius of Lake Oahe (near the Missouri river) on Saturday, September 17. Federal judge James Boasberg had previously ruled to allow construction in…...