Native American

On The Front Lines, Fighting The Dakota Access Pipeline

AJ+’s Dena Takruri takes you inside the #NoDAPL resistance camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, where water protectors are fighting to stop the Dakota Access pipeline, a controversial $3.8 billion, 1,172-mile oil pipeline project that’s nearly complete despite massive opposition from the largest gathering of tribes in recent history. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says the pipeline threatens its main source of drinking water and cuts through its sacred and burial sites.

Oregon Standoff: Burns Paiute Tribe Speaks

The Ammon Bundy–led armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon is all about who has rights to the land. Dena Takruri speaks with the local Native American Paiute tribe, who tell AJ+ it’s their ancestral land and that the men must leave.