Standing Rock. Indigenous Resistance

  • Federal Judge Throws Out Dakota Access, LLC Restraining Order Against Standing Rock Tribal Members

    September 16, 2016
    Bismarck, ND – Today, September 16th, North Dakota U.S. District Court Judge Daniel L. Hovland ruled to dissolve a Temporary Restraining Order which had previously been in place ordering Standing Rock Sioux tribal chairman Dave Archambault II, several other tribal members and unnamed individuals from…...
  • Unicorn Riot Records Requests re: Dakota Access Pipeline and Demonstrations

    September 16, 2016
    Using the online research toolkit at Muckrock, Unicorn Riot reporters have filed numerous public records requests to various law enforcement and government agencies in North Dakota in the process of our reporting on struggles against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Last week we received refusals from…...
  • 20 Arrested During #NoDAPL Lockdown, Including 2 Unicorn Riot Journalists

    September 13, 2016
    Morton County, ND – Multiple lockdowns took place at two Dakota Access Pipeline construction sites in Morton County North Dakota. All work was stopped for the day as police arrested twenty people, including targeting and arresting two Unicorn Riot journalists. Water Protectors Arrested by Militarized…...
  • Cultural Activities Continue at #NoDAPL Camps, More Arrests/Warrants

    September 12, 2016
    Standing Rock Reservation, ND – On Sunday, September 11th, participants in the encampments against the Dakota Access Pipeline had traditional horse races organized by The Indian Problem and a hip-hop concert, organized by Red Warrior Camp on the land near construction areas. Horse riders from…...
  • Journalist Amy Goodman Wanted in North Dakota for Covering #NoDAPL Demonstrations

    September 10, 2016
    Morton County, North Dakota – An arrest warrant has been issued today, September 10, for Amy Goodman, an internationally renowned journalist who is the face of the popular online news outlet Democracy Now! The warrant was discovered by attorneys who were inquiring as to the…...
  • US Govt. Overrules Federal Judge, Orders Pipeline Construction Halted at Lake Oahe

    September 9, 2016
    On Friday, September 9th a see-saw battle took place between the highest levels of the federal government; the judiciary, cabinet agencies, and the military disputed the next moves involving construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. A judge first denied requests to halt pipeline construction, and…...
  • ND National Guard Take Over Dakota Access Pipeline Checkpoints

    September 8, 2016
    North Dakota – Governor Jack Dalrymple announced at a Thursday morning press conference he was ordering National Guard units to bolster security forces around the massive Dakota Access Pipeline protest site south of Bismarck. At this stage state authorities claimed that activated military personnel would…...
  • 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…...
  • Camps Organize to Stay as Injunction Postponed

    August 25, 2016
    Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, ND – After Washington, D.C. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg decided to not rule on the injunction leveled against the Dakota Access Pipeline by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, camps continued to organize the next day, August 25th. Yesterday the camps…...