Oceti Sakowin

Wearing colorful casual clothes, Alex Howland and Jasilea Rose Charger put up power fists while standing in front of a white tipi at Oceti Sakowin camp.

Standing Tall at Standing Rock

An intimate look at the some of the protectors (not protesters) living in the Oceti Sakowin camp in Standing Rock to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Colorlines screenshot of Unicorn Riot Facebook video, taken on September 29, 2016.

Heavily Armed Police Arrest Up to 21 Water Protectors on DAPL Worksite

They came with shotguns, assault rifles and even aircraft.

Wiyake Eagleman of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe participates during a rally on Dakota Access Pipeline August 24, 2016, outside U.S. District Court in Washington, DC. Today, the judge finally filed a motion to deny the tribe's request to end construction.

Judge Denies Motion to Halt Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline, But Federal Agencies Overrule Decision

The Departments of Justice, the Army and the Interior: “This case has highlighted the need for a serious discussion on whether there should be nationwide reform with respect to considering tribes’ views on these types of infrastructure projects.”

An unidentified male's hands locked to a bulldozer at a construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline during the early hours of September 8, 2016. He was one of at least five people who took part in this direct action.

#NoDAPL: Direct Action Today Against the Dakota Pipeline, To Be Followed by a Concert

Both sides wait for a federal ruling which could permanently end construction.

Colorlines screen shot of standoff between protestors and police from Urban Native Era video, taken on August 19, 2016.

ICYMI: The Company Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline is Suing a Tribal Chairman

Legal action has been taken against the group protesting the 1,172-mile-long pipeline.