For Native Americans, the white man's tale of noble settlement of an empty frontier in the second half of the 19th century masked a genocide.
From politicians who went against the grain to activists who risked their lives for a cause, our most popular Truthdiggers serve as a reminder to stand up for justice in the face of adversity. (Pictured here, David Archambault II, tribal chairman of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota and a leader in the Dakota Access pipeline fight.)
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.
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, activist-philosopher Cornel West and others joined the water protectors in celebration of news on Sunday that the Dakota Access pipeline will not pass through the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Pictured, one of the demonstrators.
The indigenous tribes gathered in North Dakota are showing us a path for the future based on respect, nonviolence, humility and love that should inspire us for the difficult times ahead.
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.
A panel of federal judges has allowed construction of the controversial $3.8 billion DAPL project to proceed, but the resistance movement will not back down from the fossil-fuel industry and government authorities.
The lineup of Dakota Access pipeline investors reads like a who’s who of the world’s big banksters. Their contributions continue a ruthless American tradition of racism, fascism and corporatism toward indigenous people and their land.
The Dakota Access pipeline story is critical to the fate of people and the planet. It's about climate change—and about indigenous rights conflicting with corporate and government power.
The battle against the Dakota Access pipeline is being waged as a renewed assertion of indigenous rights and sovereignty.