Jacob Brooks of Ann Arbor, MI works on one of the many "tarpees" erected in the camp, a winter dwelling developed by Paul Cheyok'ten Wagner.

Dakota Access Protest Camp Faces Winter And Evacuation Orders

Protesters have been camped out on federal land at the Dakota Access construction site in North Dakota for months, and now winter has arrived, dumping almost two week of snow on the encampment the last week of November. The winter storm hit just before news that president-elect Donald Trump indicated he supports completion of the pipeline.

Lake Sakakawea lies at the heart of the Fort Berthold reservation.

While One Tribe Fights Oil, Another Cautiously Embraces It

While the Standing Rock Sioux fights the Dakota Access Pipeline, a different tribal nation 150 miles up the Missouri River has already welcomed oil development onto its land. But development comes with risks and a responsibility to protect the environment.

Dallas Goldtooth of the Indigenous Environmental Network voices his opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline while law enforcement monitors the protest on the street in front of the North Dakota Capitol. Highway Patrol Capt. Bryan Niewind offered him a megaphone to amplify his voice.

Pipeline Battle Draws Hundreds To Remote North Dakota

A battle over a major new oil pipeline is gaining momentum on the ground while it plays out in court. It’s drawing hundreds of Native Americans from tribes throughout the United States to rural North Dakota. They’re hoping to prevent the pipeline from going under the Missouri River next to an Indian reservation.