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The Battle at Standing Rock

Nov 15, 2016 | 546 videos
Video by Lucian Read and Divided Films

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their allies have been protesting the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline for months. The pipeline could both threaten their water source and destroy sacred sites. “Whenever there's a resource that needs to be exploited, our lands just kept getting taken,” says one member of the tribe in this documentary, Mni Wiconi: The Stand at Standing Rock. Another adds: “We don't have any place else to go, these are our only remaining homelands. We have to protect them. Enough’s enough.”

This film was directed by Lucian Read of the America Divided series, with funding by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Author: Nadine Ajaka

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