WATCH: Two Arrested For Actions Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Via Its Going Down: The Dakota Access Pipeline is an issue that affects this entire nation and the people that are subject to its rule. With DAPL we have seen incredible issues regarding the rule of law, indigenous… Read More

Iraq War PR Alums Built ‘Guns, Knives’ Talking Points To Discredit NODAPL

By Steve Horn and Curtis Waltman Originally published at DeSmogBlog   Behind the scenes, as law enforcement officials tried to stem protests against the Dakota Access pipeline, alumni from the George W. Bush White House were leading a crisis communications effort to… Read More

Standing Rock Lives on as Model for Peaceful Resistance

Excerpted from op-ed by Four Arrows for TruthOut: Police have now taken full control of the Oceti Sakowin Camp, following an ours-long siege today at Standing Rock. A number of Water Protectors were forced to flee en masse… Read More

Expulsion ‘Cannot Extinguish the Fire that Standing Rock Started’

Official Statement From Tom Goldtooth, Executive Director of The Indigenous Environmental Network: We are appalled by today’s forced evacuations of indigenous people at the Camp at Standing Rock, they are a violent and unnecessary infringement on the constitutional… Read More

US Army Corps Won’t Extend Today’s Eviction Deadline, Indigenous Protectors Plea For Help

By Lauren McCauley Originally Published at CommonDreams.org Faced with an imminent evacuation deadline, Indigenous opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline are vowing to stand their ground despite threats of arrest and possible violence. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on… Read More

Beyond Standing Rock: Extraction Harms Indigenous Water Sources

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage Inter Press Service   NEW YORK, Dec 20 2016 (IPS) – Since the decision by the U.S. army to suspend the Dakota Access pipeline on 4 December, many are still unsure of the controversial pipeline’s… Read More

Leaked Audio: Pipeline Exec Says Project Will Be ‘Pouring Oil Through This Thing in Spring’

By Steve Horn Originally Published at DeSmogBlog   Shaun King, a writer for the New York Daily News, has uploaded what appears to be a recorded audio file of Energy Transfer Partners’ Chief Operating Officer saying that “election night changed everything”… Read More

Update on Standing Rock Victory: Water Protectors Not Going Anywhere

“Nothing indicates for us to pack up and go home,” said Tom Goldtooth, executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network. “Our native people have reason to be distrustful.” Standing Rock activists stay in place, fearing pipeline victory was… Read More

Tribes Ask International Human Rights Commission to Stop Violence Against Water Protectors

An official petition was submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights; representatives from the tribes will appear before the Commission next Friday WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the… Read More

Chief Arvol Looking Horse Speaks on Standing Rock in Buffalo: Photo Essay

Photo: Orin Langelle/ photolangelle.org Chief Arvol Looking Horse: There is a Lakota prophecy that says there will be a great black snake that will run through the land and bring destruction to the people and to the earth…. Read More