Love for the Water

The Water Protectors at Standing Rock who oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline fight with song, prayer and nonviolent civil disobedience. In December 2016, the Army Corps of Engineers denied the easement that would allow the pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota.

“There was this one night at camp...and I'm hearing songs from 4 different tribal nations...and all these songs are expressions of love for the water. It's a fight beyond us it's something greater than us. It's a fight to protect mother earth overall. A fight to protect the sacred integrity of mother earth and the spiritual essence of her life blood, the water.” - Dallas Goldtooth

Opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline celebrated a win this week when a federal judge ordered the US Army Corp of Engineers to reconsider its environmental review of the DAPL. According to The Nation, in the future, this might lead to halting pipeline operations.