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15 Beautiful Moments From Native Nations Rise [PHOTOS]

Thousands of Indigenous people and allies descended on Washington, D.C., last week for the three-day Native Nations Rise convening and mass march. Photographer and digital storyteller Ayşe Gürsöz captured the whole thing.  

Demonstrators rally downtown before marching to Trump Tower while protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on February 4, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.

Divestment Movement Against Dakota Access Continues With Investor Pulling $34.8M

A Norwegian firm withdrew funds from three companies that partially own the $3.78 billion pipeline project.

These flags from different tribal nations once dotted Flag Road in the Oceti Sakowin Camp. Now, authorities have cleared out the camp and are on track to begin cleanup.

Tribal Chairman Responds to White House After 46 Arrested During DAPL Camp Evacuation

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is contradicting the administration's claims that it was in contact with them during the militarized raid.

Campers set structures on fire in preparation of the Army Corp's 2 p.m. CT deadline to leave the Oceti Sakowin protest camp on February 22, 2017, in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

What 4 Indigenous Women Have to Say About Standing Rock's Ongoing Fight

Authorities are clearing out the Oceti Sakowin Camp, though water protectors remain. What does the end of the largest camp mean for the movement?

Campers prepare for the Army Corp's 2 p.m. deadline to leave the Oceti Sakowin protest camp on February 22, 2017 in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

Police Move in on Water Protectors Who Remain at Standing Rock

Officers have reportedly arrested six people.

Water Protectors at Standing Rock Camps Face Eviction in 24 Hours

Women at the camps have issued a final call to all media, activists and allies to stand with them.

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UPDATE: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Challenges Latest DAPL Move in Court

The tribe has filed a motion to expedite the case before oil starts flowing. 

Members of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force stand outside of a press conference regarding the San Bernardino, California, shooting on December 2, 2015.

The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force is Monitoring Standing Rock Water Protectors

Civil rights attorney Lauren Regan: "The idea that the government would attempt to construe this indigenous-led nonviolent movement into some kind of domestic terrorism investigation is unfathomable to me."

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California City of Davis Divests from Wells Fargo in DAPL Protest

The bank handles its $30 million in investments and $1 million average cash balance.

A demonstrator holds a sign reading "Water = Life!" at a demonstration outside the White House against President Donald Trump's executive action to allow the Dakota Access Pipeline on February 8, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Construction Begins on Final Segment of Dakota Access Pipeline

The Army granted an easement, ignoring the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's request for further analysis. 

Demonstrators rally near Trump Tower while protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on February 4, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.

UPDATE: DAPL Opponents Plan International Day of Emergency Actions

Movement leaders are also organizing a march in Washington.  

Demonstrators rally downtown before marching to Trump Tower while protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on February 4, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.

Army Files Court Papers to Greenlight Dakota Access Pipeline

"Trump and his administration will be held accountable in court,” said an attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux.

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.

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.

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."

Greenpeace activists deploy a banner on a construction crane near the White House reading "RESIST" on President Donald Trump's fifth day in office, January 25, 2017.

Activists in U.S. Cities Respond to Trump's Pipeline Orders

From Los Angeles to Washington, D.C., people hit the streets to denounce the administration's decisions.

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.

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.

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.

Tina Johnson walks alongside Charlleen Charles, on horseback, and Ricky Mckenzie and Celine Desiree Jade Charles, with her fist raised as they make their way to Standing Rock, North Dakota, from Saskatchewan, Canada.

Canadian Native Youth Arrive at Standing Rock After Walking for Almost a Month

Buffalo greeted the youth as they arrived at the #NoDAPL camp site.