Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

  • Federal Judge Says Dakota Access Pipeline Environmental Review Was Inadequate

    June 14, 2017
    Washington, DC – Federal judge James Boasberg today partially sided with the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes in their ongoing lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers regarding the approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). In December 2016, the Army Corps of…...
  • 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 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…...
  • Rise With Standing Rock: Native Nations March on Denver

    March 11, 2017
    Denver, CO – On Friday, March 10, 2017, along with nearly 10,000 other marches and rallies around the world, a crowd of 1,000 people marched from Sunken Gardens park to the Colorado State Capitol. The global call to action came from the Standing Rock Sioux…...
  • North Dakota Dismantles #NoDAPL Oceti Camp

    February 24, 2017
    Cannon Ball, ND – The water protector camp that for months formed a beachhead against Dakota Access Pipeline construction was destroyed midday Thursday, February 23rd. A combination of law enforcement and military units forced aside the last inhabitants so the remaining structures could be demolished,…...
  • Denver Joins Global Prayer Action to #DefundDAPL

    January 30, 2017
    Denver, CO – On January 28th, 2017 Denver joined the day of Global Prayer Actions “to carry the prayer from Standing Rock to the steps of Banks around the World funding harmful Oil Extraction.” The day of action was initiated by Unify, United We Rise,…...
  • Veterans Apologize for Genocide & March to Backwater Bridge in Blizzard

    December 8, 2016
    Standing Rock / Oceti Sakowin, ND – Thousands of water protectors and veterans woke up to snow falling on December 5th, the day after the pipeline easement denial. In the early morning veterans amassed themselves at Prairie Knights Casino in Standing Rock, apologized to the…...
  • Army Corps Denies Dakota Access Pipeline Easement

    December 4, 2016
    Update: December 9, 2016 – Responding to a cross-claim filed by Dakota Access last month seeking to green-light pipeline construction under the Missouri river, U.S. District County Judge James Boasberg announced today that a hearing on the matter would not be held until early February…...
  • North Dakota Threatens to Cut Off Supplies to #NoDAPL Camp, Army Corps to Close Land

    December 1, 2016
    Morton County, ND – The Oceti Sakowin #NoDAPL encampment near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, located on unceded land of the Sioux Nation under the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie, is a long-contested area and considered by the U.S. government to be property of the…...