North Dakota

Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Chanse Zavalla, 22, left, and O'Shea Spencer, 20, right, stand in front of the remains of a hogan structure, set on fire ahead of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineer's deadline to leave the Oceti Sakowin protest camp on February 22, 2017 in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. (Photo: Stephen Yang/Getty Images)
As the Army Corps of Engineers forcibly evicted the last of the remaining water protectors from the Oceti Sakowin protest camp on Thursday, Indigenous opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) made it clear that their expulsion would not be the end of the fight. "Our hearts are not defeated. The closing of the camp is not the end of a...
Nika Knight, staff writer
Sunset over the Oceti Sakowin protest camp
Water protectors standing against the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline are...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
"On this day, and since the beginning, standing for the water: Joye Braun, Tania Aubid, Ladonna Allard," wrote the Indigenous Environmental Network. (Photo: Toni Cervantes via IEN/Twitter)
Faced with an imminent evacuation deadline, Indigenous opponents of the Dakota...

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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."