North Dakota

Nika Knight, staff writer
Pipeline protest in Iowa
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe near Cannon Ball, North Dakota is just one of many communities that have protested the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline for fear that an oil spill will contaminate clean drinking water, the Associated Press reported Friday. "We don't want to drink any oil." —Carolyn Raffensperger, Des Moines, Iowa The...
Nika Knight, staff writer
North Dakota pipeline spill
A pipeline just two and half hours' drive from the Indigenous water protectors...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Veterans link arms during a prayer action at Standing Rock on Monday.
The veterans who deployed to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation in North...


In what has been likened to a classical "hero's journey," Chris Turley - a decorated wounded veteran of Afghanistan and member of the Osage Nation - arrived at Sacred Stone camp after a prayerful, two-week, 800-mile trek on foot from Oklahoma. One of the first of over 2,000 vets coming this weekend and a self-described "warrior of this country" raising funds for both vets' programs and Standing Rock, comrades say Turley exemplifies "the highly contagious emotion we call courage."