Tribes across North America converge at Standing Rock, hoping to be heard

Water is Life NoDAPLWhile this video was published on Sep 16, 2016, it provides a good background to the North Dakota pipeline protests that have brought together a more recent estimate of 200 Native American nations to protect the Sioux tribe’s water supply where “Water is Life.”

Protestors of the North Dakota pipeline celebrated after the Department of Justice temporarily halted the project in federal jurisdictions last Friday. But while some equipment sits idle, construction in other areas continues. William Brangham visits the Standing Rock Reservation, where more than 100 Native American tribes have gathered, to recap a week of protests.

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