As protesters are evacuated from camps near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, we’re taking a look back at what drew tens of thousands of people there in the first place.

Reveal photographer-in-residence Camille Seaman spent weeks talking to protesters – asking them why they came and what they wanted for the future.

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Images and footage courtesy of: Camille Seaman

Video edited by filmmakers-in-residence:

Emily Harger
Olivia Merrion
Débora Silva

Senior Digital Producer: Aubrey Aden-Buie

Executive Producer: Amanda Pike

Digital Editor: Julia B. Chan

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Julia B. Chan worked at The Center for Investigative Reporting until June, 2017. Julia B. Chan is a producer and the digital editor for Reveal's national public radio program. She’s the voice of Reveal online and manages the production and curation of digital story assets that are sent to more than 200 stations across the country. Previously, Chan helped The Center for Investigative Reporting launch YouTube’s first investigative news channel, The I Files, and led engagement strategies – online and off – for multimedia projects. She oversaw communications, worked to better connect CIR’s work with a bigger audience and developed creative content and collaborations to garner conversation and impact.

Before joining CIR, Chan worked as a Web editor and reporter at the San Francisco Examiner. She managed the newspaper’s digital strategy and orchestrated its first foray into social media and online engagement. A rare San Francisco native, she studied broadcasting at San Francisco State University, focusing on audio production and recording. Chan is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.