They call themselves water protectors, land defenders. Their numbers are major; they are record; they are inspiring. At its peak, the population at the occupation’s North Dakota base, known as Sacred Stone camp, is said to have reached 3,500, including members of nearly 300 tribes and Native nations that have joined forces with the Standing Rock Sioux, whose tribal lands are most immediately imperiled by the pipeline, as well as environmental activists and other sympathizers. Read more.
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