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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing
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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing (April 20, 2018)

It was an astonishing day for Chase Iron Eyes as he went before a white-man judge in North Dakota.

Graham Lee Brewer: What we learned about #NoDAPL and accountability
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Graham Lee Brewer: What we learned about #NoDAPL and accountability (April 16, 2018)

High Country News spent nine months investigating #NoDAPL fund-raising campaigns.

Albert Bender: Oil continues to flow through 'genocidal' Dakota Access Pipeline
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Albert Bender: Oil continues to flow through 'genocidal' Dakota Access Pipeline (April 9, 2018)

Oil continues to flow, money continues to be made hand over fist by the corporate magnates of big oil, and the genocide continues to rake in casualties.

YES! Magazine: An 'awakening' emerges from Standing Rock
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YES! Magazine: An 'awakening' emerges from Standing Rock (March 28, 2018)

Photographer Josué Rivas spent seven months living at Standing Rock, documenting the gathering force of Native Americans and their allies.

Trump administration blames tribes for delay in new Dakota Access study
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Trump administration blames tribes for delay in new Dakota Access study (March 21, 2018)

The Trump administration is blaming tribes as it delays a highly-anticipated study of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Jenni Monet: What the movement at Standing Rock gave the world
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Jenni Monet: What the movement at Standing Rock gave the world (March 16, 2018)

Americans saw the Indigenous struggle—the violence, stolen resources, colluding corporations and governments—that goes hand in hand with protecting the Earth.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe warns of 'same mistakes' with new Dakota Access study
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe warns of 'same mistakes' with new Dakota Access study (March 7, 2018)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is being 'stonewalled' by the Trump administration when it comes to a new study on the Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a new filing.

Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance
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Oscars see a bit of diversity on stage with Native presenter and performance (March 5, 2018)

Hollywood isn't a place where Native Americans will find a lot of opportunities but some signs of change were seen during the industry's biggest night of the year.

Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement
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Republican investigation links Russian trolls to #NoDAPL movement (March 1, 2018)

The movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline originated in Indian Country but some on Capitol Hill are seeing links from somewhere far, far away.

Mark Trahant: Freeing ourselves from the legacy of White supremacy
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Mark Trahant: Freeing ourselves from the legacy of White supremacy (March 1, 2018)

The white male-centric colonial system is incapable of the leadership we need, and Indigenous knowledge is essential for the innovation that will follow this disruption

YES! Magazine: Youth take lead from Standing Rock to school shootings
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YES! Magazine: Youth take lead from Standing Rock to school shootings (February 26, 2018)

As activists, youth have not always been visible. But past social justice movements show how effective they can be.

Sylvia Chi: Indigenous activists lead energy divestment movement
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Sylvia Chi: Indigenous activists lead energy divestment movement (February 19, 2018)

Direct divestments and lawsuits that began on the West Coast are spreading, with New York the latest city to pull its funding out of oil and coal.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe demands consultation on DAPL study
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Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe demands consultation on DAPL study (February 9, 2018)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been ignoring the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe despite requests for consultation, according to a new court filing.

Woman injured in #NoDAPL clash sues federal government for evidence
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Woman injured in #NoDAPL clash sues federal government for evidence (February 6, 2018)

An opponent of the Dakota Access Pipeline is suing the federal government in connection with an incident during which she nearly lost her arm.

Red Fawn Fallis stays jailed for #NoDAPL gun shooting incident
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Red Fawn Fallis stays jailed for #NoDAPL gun shooting incident (February 6, 2018)

Red Fawn Fallis will remain jailed while she awaits sentencing in connection with a non-fatal gun shooting incident during the #NoDAPL standoff in North Dakota.

Red Fawn Fallis enters guilty plea for #NoDAPL gun shooting incident
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Red Fawn Fallis enters guilty plea for #NoDAPL gun shooting incident (January 23, 2018)

Red Fawn Fallis, a citizen of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is facing a prison term for firing a gun during the #NoDAPL protests in North Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: 'Water Protectors' film heralds unsung Lakota heroes
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Native Sun News Today: 'Water Protectors' film heralds unsung Lakota heroes (January 15, 2018)

'The Water Protectors of Wakpa Waste' tells the stories of water protectors who led the historic fight against Big Oil and corporate greed.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe raises funds for water
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Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe raises funds for water (January 10, 2018)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe launched a crowdfunding website to raise money for legal costs and to raise awareness about the tribe’s history, dispossession of treaty land and natural resources.

Albert Bender: The original genocide continues with the Dakota Access Pipeline
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Albert Bender: The original genocide continues with the Dakota Access Pipeline (November 16, 2017)

Considering the fragility of the lives of Native Americans in the U.S., we are talking about real destruction of both health and livelihood here at the hands of Big Oil.

Dakota Access Pipeline opponents aim to hold law enforcement accountable for brutal tactics
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Dakota Access Pipeline opponents aim to hold law enforcement accountable for brutal tactics (November 14, 2017)

Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline are planning to move forward with their police brutality lawsuit despite a setback in the courts.

Dakota Access sued for damage to farmland as tribes seek assurances for water
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Dakota Access sued for damage to farmland as tribes seek assurances for water (November 3, 2017)

The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are being sued by a family over damages to their farmland as tribes seek to protect their water from oil spills.

University agrees to Dakota Access lecture after Mark Trahant complained
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University agrees to Dakota Access lecture after Mark Trahant complained (October 30, 2017)

The University of North Dakota will host a lecture where the Dakota Access Pipeline will be discussed after veteran Native journalist Mark Trahant raised concerns.

Native American psychologists slam police tactics a year after Standing Rock
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Native American psychologists slam police tactics a year after Standing Rock (October 30, 2017)

The Society of Indian Psychologists criticized the law enforcement response to the pipeline protests, as well as the military-style tactics used by a security firm hired by the company that built the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Mark Trahant quits post after university stifles discussion on Dakota Access Pipeline
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Mark Trahant quits post after university stifles discussion on Dakota Access Pipeline (October 27, 2017)

Veteran Native journalist Mark Trahant is quitting his job at the University of North Dakota after he said officials stifled his efforts to discuss the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy.

Kelly Hayes: New documentary remembers Standing Rock in beauty and catastrophe
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Kelly Hayes: New documentary remembers Standing Rock in beauty and catastrophe (October 24, 2017)

The Standing Rock I knew was not a mystical place with a uniform perspective. It was a complex place—an experiment in love, hope, courage, and solidarity.

YES! Magazine: Native women pressure banks to divest from big energy projects
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YES! Magazine: Native women pressure banks to divest from big energy projects (October 23, 2017)

Jackie Fielder: 'Indigenous women are the ones to call out injustice when they see it immediately. We saw that at Standing Rock.'

Native Sun News Today: Tribes decry court ruling favoring Dakota Access Pipeline
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Native Sun News Today: Tribes decry court ruling favoring Dakota Access Pipeline (October 20, 2017)

'This pipeline represents a threat to the livelihoods and health of our nation every day it is operational,' said Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Mike Faith.

Judge deals tribes major setback with decision in Dakota Access Pipeline case
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Judge deals tribes major setback with decision in Dakota Access Pipeline case (October 11, 2017)

Oil will continue to flow through the Dakota Access Pipeline despite 'deficiencies' in the Trump administration's handling of the controversial project.

YES! Magazine: Water protectors return to Standing Rock for healing ceremony
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YES! Magazine: Water protectors return to Standing Rock for healing ceremony (October 2, 2017)

The camps are gone now, but the awakening to protect the water, land, and tribal sovereignty continues.

North Dakota accepts $15M from wealthy backers of Dakota Access Pipeline
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North Dakota accepts $15M from wealthy backers of Dakota Access Pipeline (September 29, 2017)

The state of North Dakota has accepted a $15 million 'donation' to cover the costs of its brutal response to the #NoDAPL movement.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts session on consultation and infrastructure
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Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hosts session on consultation and infrastructure (September 27, 2017)

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is hosting a session on a tough topic that has taken on added significance due to the #NoDAPL movement, the Trump administration's push for more infrastructure and some high-profile legal disputes.

Democracy Now: Judges try to end legal defense program for #NoDAPL resisters
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Democracy Now: Judges try to end legal defense program for #NoDAPL resisters (September 21, 2017)

Judges in North Dakota are seeking to end a program that allows out-of-state lawyers to represent the hundreds of people who were arrested for resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Dakota Access enters settlement for 'unanticipated discovery' of tribal artifacts
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Dakota Access enters settlement for 'unanticipated discovery' of tribal artifacts (September 21, 2017)

The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline won't have to pay a fine in connection with the 'unanticipated discovery' of tribal artifacts in North Dakota.

Native Sun News Today: Black Hills Unity Concert honors #NoDAPL participants
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Native Sun News Today: Black Hills Unity Concert honors #NoDAPL participants (September 18, 2017)

The Black Hills Unity Concert honored several invited guests for their various contributions to tribal nations, community leadership and environmental activism.

New film 'Woman Walks Ahead' explores final days of Sitting Bill at Standing Rock
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New film 'Woman Walks Ahead' explores final days of Sitting Bill at Standing Rock (September 12, 2017)

A new film explores the final days of Sitting Bull although the primary character is a non-Indian woman who faced criticism for associating with the revered Lakota leader.

President Trump finally acknowledges opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline
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President Trump finally acknowledges opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline (September 6, 2017)

President Donald Trump finally acknowledged opposition to the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline but came up with a new and curious claim about an issue that galvanized Indian Country over the last year.

Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access goes after tribal allies with new lawsuit
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Native Sun News Today: Dakota Access goes after tribal allies with new lawsuit (September 6, 2017)

The Fortune 500 company responsible for the Dakota Access Pipeline is seeking $1 billion in damages in a new lawsuit that names allies of the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) as defendants.

President Trump visits North Dakota after approving controversial Dakota Access Pipeline
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President Trump visits North Dakota after approving controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (September 6, 2017)

President Donald Trump is focusing on tax reform in a speech at an oil refinery in North Dakota.

Wealthy backers of Dakota Access claim opponents caused 'billions' in losses
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Wealthy backers of Dakota Access claim opponents caused 'billions' in losses (August 23, 2017)

The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are taking aim at some of the biggest opponents of the controversial project in a lawsuit that claims their efforts caused 'billions of dollars' in damages.

YES! Magazine: Indigenous activists pressure banks to stop funding pipelines
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YES! Magazine: Indigenous activists pressure banks to stop funding pipelines (August 23, 2017)

Led by indigenous leaders and environmental groups, climate activists gathered outside branches of JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo in downtown Seattle, Washington, to protest their financing of tar sands pipelines

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe celebrates completion of rural water supply system
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe celebrates completion of rural water supply system (August 22, 2017)

The $29.2 million Standing Rock Rural Water Supply System will serve about 10,000 people on the reservation.

North Dakota secures $10 million in federal funds to pay for #NoDAPL response
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North Dakota secures $10 million in federal funds to pay for #NoDAPL response (August 15, 2017)

The state of North Dakota has secured a $10 million in federal funds to pay for its often brutal response to the #NoDAPL movement.

Dakota Access Pipeline dragging out dispute over disturbance of tribal artifacts
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Dakota Access Pipeline dragging out dispute over disturbance of tribal artifacts (August 15, 2017)

The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline have managed to drag out a dispute over the disturbance of tribal artifacts for nearly a year by refusing to pay a minimum fine of $15,000.

Anticipation builds as Indian Country calls for shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline
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Anticipation builds as Indian Country calls for shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline (August 9, 2017)

A year after the #NoDAPL movement burst onto the scene, Indian County remains united in calling for the shutdown of the controversial crude oil pipeline.

YES! Magazine: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe holds out hope in #NoDAPL lawsuit
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YES! Magazine: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe holds out hope in #NoDAPL lawsuit (August 4, 2017)

'If history is to repeat itself, it doesn’t look good for us,' said Chairman Dave Archambault II. 'But that doesn’t mean we don’t have hope.'

Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court
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Battle brews as utility company takes sovereignty dispute to Supreme Court (August 2, 2017)

The nation's largest reservation. A business-friendly president. The owner of Dakota Access. What could go wrong here?

Sen. Heitkamp defends law enforcement's response to #NoDAPL movement
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Sen. Heitkamp defends law enforcement's response to #NoDAPL movement (August 2, 2017)

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is known as an outspoken advocate for Indian Country's most vulnerable, particularly youth, but her efforts don't extend to the #NoDAPL movement.

North Dakota tribal organization passes on #NoDAPL foe with endorsement
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North Dakota tribal organization passes on #NoDAPL foe with endorsement (July 28, 2017)

Despite tribal complaints, Drew Wrigley, who called Dakota Access Pipeline opponents 'unlawful,' appears poised to secure the top federal prosecutor's spot in North Dakota.

Dakota Access firm told to stop work on pipeline after contaminating water
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Dakota Access firm told to stop work on pipeline after contaminating water (July 26, 2017)

The Rover natural gas pipeline has been hit with a second stop work order, this time in West Virginia.

Critic of #NoDAPL movement under consideration for U.S. Attorney post
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Critic of #NoDAPL movement under consideration for U.S. Attorney post (July 25, 2017)

Former North Dakota lieutenant governor Drew Wrigley accused everyone at the #NoDAPL encampment of engaging in an 'unlawful' protest.

Former U.S. Attorney urges energy industry to consult tribes in advance
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Former U.S. Attorney urges energy industry to consult tribes in advance (July 20, 2017)

A former U.S. Attorney and advocate for tribes spoke about the Dakota Access Pipeline at an energy development conference in North Dakota.

Trump administration officially rescinds pro-treaty rights legal opinion
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Trump administration officially rescinds pro-treaty rights legal opinion (July 18, 2017)

The Trump administration has quietly killed a legal opinion that tribes were using to fight the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

President Trump doesn't seem to know where Dakota Access Pipeline goes
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President Trump doesn't seem to know where Dakota Access Pipeline goes (July 14, 2017)

President Donald Trump thinks the Dakota Access Pipeline has something to do with Russia. And Hillary Clinton.

North Dakota still hoping to secure taxpayer funds for #NoDAPL response
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North Dakota still hoping to secure taxpayer funds for #NoDAPL response (July 14, 2017)

North Dakota is flush with billion of dollars in energy tax revenues but the money apparently isn't enough to cover the costs of the state's response to the #NoDAPL movement.

Mark Trahant: Markwayne Mullin breaks campaign pledge and becomes a career politician
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Mark Trahant: Markwayne Mullin breaks campaign pledge and becomes a career politician (July 12, 2017)

We’re almost a year away from the next House and Senate election and we’re just starting to get a look at the candidates who will be making policy.

YES! Magazine: Native activists continue to pressure banks on pipelines
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YES! Magazine: Native activists continue to pressure banks on pipelines (July 10, 2017)

A new report from a consortium of environmental groups shows that big banks are reducing their investment in fossil fuel projects.

Albert Bender: Judge waited for oil to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline
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Albert Bender: Judge waited for oil to flow through Dakota Access Pipeline (July 6, 2017)

Keeping the Dakota Access Pipeline open is a flagrant departure from long established legal procedures.

Gyasi Ross: Native Nations assert authority as guardians of the earth
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Gyasi Ross: Native Nations assert authority as guardians of the earth (July 6, 2017)

We do not have to carry the United States’ burden for being disgusting, Gyasi Ross writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Dakota Access still fighting small fine for disturbance of tribal artifacts
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Dakota Access still fighting small fine for disturbance of tribal artifacts (July 5, 2017)

The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline are facing a $15,000 fine for failing to report the discovery of tribal artifacts in a timely manner.

Officials in North Dakota claim ignorance on Dakota Access security firm
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Officials in North Dakota claim ignorance on Dakota Access security firm (June 29, 2017)

Top officials in North Dakota relied on a security firm hired by the wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline but none of them bothered to ask about the firm's legal status.