As Tensions Rise, Tribes Protesting Pipeline Dig In: ‘We’re Staying’


As others built winter shelters over the weekend, she worked in the camp’s supply area, sifting through thousands of donated sleeping bags, parkas and boots.

A man stopped by and asked if there was a spare toothbrush. There were 4,000.

“This is my home now,” Ms. Henderson said.

It has been a month since the United States government made an unprecedented intervention in this high-plains battle over the environment, energy development and tribal rights by temporarily blocking the 1,170-mile Dakota Access pipeline from crossing under the Missouri River.

Tribal and environmental activists say that the pipeline would threaten water supplies for the Standing Rock Sioux and millions of others downstream, and that its route would destroy tribal burial grounds and sacred cultural lands. The pipeline company, Energy Transfer Partners, says it…



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