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LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, left, of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, talks with Gen. Donald Jackson of the Army Corps of Engineers during a demonstration against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline outside the Corps headquarters November 15, 2016, in D.C.

Sacred Stone Camp Founder Questions Standing Rock's Allegiance to #NoDAPL

"The world wants to stand with Standing Rock, but Standing Rock stands against us," writes LaDonna Brave Bull Allard.

The map above illustrates accidents across the U.S. by Energy Transfer Partners. The yellow points are where different accidents have happened, including pipeline spills, onshore facility malfunctions, storage tank leaks and mobile incidents.

In 2 Years, Company Behind DAPL Reported 69 Accidents, Polluting Rivers in 4 States

Energy Transfer Partners is the focus of a new report by a Louisiana-based environmental organization.

Snow covers the ground at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 3, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota. This camp is undergoing clean up while militarized police are raiding other camps.

Sacred Stone Camp Founder: "We Have Been Betrayed by Standing Rock Tribal Council"

Bureau of Indian Affairs officers and tribal council members raided a camp—just one day after authorities arrested 76 water protectors.

Former President Barack Obama holds the last news conference of his presidency in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House January 18, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Republicans Begin to Repeal Obama's Environmental Legacy

Goodbye, stream protection from coal mining and the disclosure of extraction companies' payments to foreign entities.

Black woman on white stone sculpture with gold text spelling "Google" against White background

Google Honors Sculptor Edmonia Lewis in New Doodle

Lewis, an artist of Black and Native descent, achieved international fame as a sculptor during the 1800s. 

Snow covers the ground at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 2, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

Water Protectors Organizing to Oppose Army Corps Decision to Progress DAPL

The Sacred Stone camp has put out a call to action, as #NoDAPL efforts reinvigorate. 

Fireworks fill the night sky above Oceti Sakowin Camp as activists celebrate after learning an easement had been denied for the Dakota Access Pipeline near the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 4, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, N.D.

Indigenous Groups Prepare to Build Spiritual Camps Along Keystone XL Route

Cheyenne River Sioux organizer Joye Braun: "Attacks on our lands, sovereignty and health must stop."

Destiny Willcuts, 16, attached to the bulldozer (left) and her before the action (right).

Lakota Teen Arrested After Locking Herself to Pipeline Construction Equipment in Texas

Destiny Willcuts is only 16, but she's already protected water at Standing Rock, North Dakota. Now, she's in Texas.

WATCH: What to Expect from VICELAND's Series Debut on Modern Indigenous Life

The first two episodes follow the struggle at Standing Rock.

Train cars sit next to miles of unused pipe (unseen), prepared for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, on October 14, 2014, outside Gascoyne, North Dakota.

Keystone XL Moving Forward As Company Applies for Essential Permit

TransCanada submitted its application for a presidential permit, one which the last administration denied.

The Depart Foundation hosts Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II for the first public conversation in Los Angeles about the Dakota Access Pipeline on December 15, 2016, in Los Angeles, California.

Standing Rock Chairman Requests Meeting With Trump About DAPL

Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II: "We must have the opportunity to speak, leader to leader."

People protest for greater action against climate change during the People's Climate March on September 21, 2014, in New York City. Another march is planned for April 29 in Washington, D.C.

Climate Activists Will Hit D.C. Streets in April

"This new administration is attacking the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities..."

Native American riders listen at an interfaith ceremony at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 4, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

READ: Tribes Across the U.S. Continue Fighting Against Industry Interests

As Native people head to North Dakota in solidarity with #NoDAPL, many also face struggles at home.

President Donald Trump signs one of five executive orders related to the oil pipeline industry in the Oval Office of the White House January 24, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Trump Signs Executive Orders to Advance Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines

He is certain to face opposition from environmentalists, tribes and landowners.

A stop sign stands outside the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) building on May 24, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

EPA Ordered to Freeze All Contracts and Grant Programs, Including Environmental Justice Ones

Agency employees were told not to disclose this information, but anonymous sources leaked the information last night.

Black man speaks into megaphone, protestors surround him

The Inauguration Protests in 11 Tweets

From Black Lives Matter to #NoDAPL, activists are out in full force in Washington, D.C.

People watch on the National Mall the inauguration of President Donald Trump on January 20, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Washington and the entire world have watched the transfer of the United States presidency from Barack Obama to Trump, the 45th president.

Hundreds of Women Disrupted D.C. Offices to Challenge White House Cabinet

The group included veterans, Indigenous women, climate justice activists, women of color and their allies.

Native American and other activists celebrate after learning an easement had been denied for the Dakota Access Pipeline at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on December 4, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

READ: Tribal Rights and Sovereignty Can Save the Climate Justice Movement Under Trump

The #NoDAPL battle at Standing Rock shows how Indigenous people are the cornerstone of a movement.

President Barack Obama waves to local people cheering for him after attending a service event for Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Family Shelter January 16, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

President Obama Transfers Half a Billion Into Climate Fund

The $500 million will help developing nations brace for and adapt to climate change.

A map of where the pipeline will cut through in Suwannee County, Florida, where yesterday's arrests happened. The pipeline crosses over the Suwannee River in the map's northwest portion, seen above.

Direct Actions Against Pipeline in Florida Leads to 8 Arrests

Those arrested include two women who locked themselves to a construction truck.