One year later, one of the first people to set up camp at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation reflects on the protests and how the movement has changed the course of her life.
A woman remembers what life was like before her family was relocated from its ancestral home and her tribe from its most fertile farmland.
Less than a week after police razed Oceti Sakowin, the main demonstration camp behind the effort to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, some of the last resisters who hail from these prairie lands embraced the anniversary to find closure and to heal.
Known nationally as a laboratory of progressive values and environmental protection, California is perhaps the last place one would expect Big Oil to hold sway.
Bulldozers dug into temporary structures, police slashed open teepee-style dwellings and more than two dozen people were arrested at the heavily militarized evacuation of the last protesters at Oceti Sakowin, the main camp at Standing Rock.
As climate change ravages the North, an Inuit-led company in Inukjuak, Quebec, is pushing to build a small-scale hydro project that would end the community’s dependence on diesel. If they succeed dozens of communities across the Arctic could follow.
They have the camps surrounded – dozens of North Dakota police and National Park Service rangers who are counting down the hours to clear the network of camps behind the Dakota Access Pipeline battle.
New realities about the nearly yearlong Standing Rock demonstration started to be realized.
After the water in Lake Oroville reached the highest level since 1985, officials released more water from the dam through its main spillway. But a massive sinkhole split the spillway, prompting the evacuation of 180,000 in nearby communities. We built a 3D flyover of the time and charts to show what lead up to these events,
Hundreds of miles out to sea, fisheries observer Keith Davis was the odd man out, a scientific monitor and conspicuous informant in the company of mariners he did not know. He carried no badge, no weapon. One day, he disappeared from the ship.