An independent inspection is needed immediately to determine whether construction is continuing in defiance of an official order.
Cold weather, police violence and government promises won't deter the water protectors. Although the Dakota Access pipeline has been halted, these demonstrators are not leaving Cannon Ball, N.D., until the project is dead.
The authors were witnesses as the people prevailed over the oil industry and news that the final Dakota Access pipeline permit had been denied spread around Oceti Sakowin Camp.
"Let's stop this savage injustice being committed right here at home. If not us, who? If not now, when?"
The Native Americans do not view the #NoDAPL fight as a protest but as an act of survival. It is the continuation of resistance to centuries of repression and oppression.
The struggle most worth watching is decidedly not the one receiving the most mainstream media coverage and relentlessly pitting two major-party candidates against each other.