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Dakota Access Pipeline protests: how they began and evolved during 2016. Share Video. Dakota Access Pipeline: What's Behind the Protests? North Dakota protests aimed at stopping a 1,170-mile pipeline have swelled over the last four months. Hundreds of demonstrators have been arrested, and the Oceti Sakowin Camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, has drawn thousands more, including Native Americans, environmental activists and celebrities. But what makes the project so controversial? How did an oil pipeline project in rural North Dakota become the largest Native American protest movement in modern history? What have the demonstrations achieved? Related: N. Here's what to know about the pipeline, and the protests around it. What is the Dakota Access pipeline? The Dakota Access Pipeline, which is already more than 70 percent completed, is a $3.7 billion project that would transport 470,000 barrels of oil a day across four states.

Who is behind the pipeline? The project is financed by Energy Transfer Partners, which claims it will bring millions of dollars into local economies and create an estimated 8,000 to 12,000 construction jobs. On the Dakota Access Pipeline, let’s stick to the facts. Dakota Access Pipeline Facts. You’ve Heard About the Indian Protests But Don't Really Know What It's About? A #NODAPL Primer. » Second Nexus. Amelia Mavis Christnot is a self-described Navy brat who lived all over the USA, but has settled in Northern Maine.

Her Father Edward is Oglala Lakota enrolled at Rosebud Reservation, South Dakota. He attended boarding school at Pine Ridge Reservation, where he was born. Her late Mother Claudette was of the Kanien’kehá:ka of the Haudenosaunee, as well as an enrolled Metis from New Brunswick, Canada. Amelia identifies with all of her ancestors, including the bit of German that provided her last name. She is a Sacred Pipe carrier and has been active in Native rights since her (brief) time with Native Americans at Dartmouth. If you’ve been on social media lately you’ve probably seen the hashtag #NoDAPL, often with #KeepItInTheGround or #RezpectOurWater. Mainstream media offers few resources on this topic. The Oceti Sakowin is a nation comprised of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota tribes.

To read more, please continue to page 2. About The Author Amelia. Photo Essay: Why Are Native Americans Protesting Pipelines? By Joe Whittle | Indigenous Rising. What cause do Native Americans have to believe so much risk is inherent with oil pipelines? Oil companies tout statistics of their safety and comparative incident levels to other transport. What is it about pipelines that has hundreds of tribes across the U.S. and Canada uniting to the point that even ancient enemy tribes with very real and painful pasts between them are standing up together? An answer to that question, can be found in Canada. There have been hundreds of pipeline spills on First Nations indigenous territory there.

They have been devastating. Native people in the United States have been aware of these issues their northern brothers and sisters face for a long time. Many tribes in the U.S. have strong ties with Canadian First Nations that have nothing to do with colonial borders. The Alberta oil sands operations are the second largest source of crude oil in the world after Saudi Arabia. The following images demonstrate one reason why: Dakota Access pipeline: the who, what and why of the Standing Rock protests | US news. The Native American protests against the Dakota Access pipeline have become an international rallying cry for indigenous rights and climate change activism, drawing thousands to the rural area of Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

As the controversial oil pipeline approaches the river that the Standing Rock Sioux tribe fears it will contaminate – and as a militarized police force continues to engage in tense standoffs with demonstrators – here is what we know so far. What is the Dakota Access pipeline? The Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) is a $3.7bn project that would transport crude oil from the Bakken oil field in North Dakota to a refinery to Patoka, Illinois, near Chicago.

The 1,172-mile pipeline, roughly 30 inches in diameter, would carry 470,000 barrels per day and is a project of company Energy Transfer Partners. Who is opposing the project and why? This means, the tribe says, that the project violates federal law and native treaties with the US government. Where are the protests taking place? Photo Essay: Why Are Native Americans Protesting Pipelines? By Joe Whittle | Indigenous Rising. Army Corps Dakota Access Pipeline FAQ's. Q: What are the specific actions Dakota Access has requested of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers? A: These are the actions required of the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or Corps): 1) The verification that approximately 200 water body crossing in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois met the requirements of Nationwide Permit #12 under Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (Section 10/404); 2) The grant of permissions under Section 14 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899, codified 33 U.S.C. §408 (Section 408) for consent to cross flowage easements acquired and administered by USACE at: a) Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota b) Carlyle Reservoir, Illinois for federal flood control and navigation projects; 3) The grant of Section 408 permissions to modify the Oahe Dam/Lake Oahe project by granting easements for the DAPL project to cross federal property administered by USACE for the flood control and navigation project.

National Pipeline Mapping System. The battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline, explained. The Dakota Access Pipeline According to Earthjustice. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit on July 27, 2016, against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for violating the National Historic Preservation Act and other laws, after the agency issued final permits for a massive crude oil pipeline stretching from North Dakota to Illinois. The complaint, filed in federal court in Washington D.C., says the Corps effectively wrote off the Tribe’s concerns and ignored the pipeline’s impacts to sacred sites and culturally important landscapes.

The pipeline travels through the Tribe’s ancestral lands and passes within half a mile of its current reservation. The Corps’ approval of the permit allows the oil company to dig the pipeline under the Missouri River just upstream of the reservation and the Tribe’s drinking water supply. An oil spill at this site would constitute an existential threat to the Tribe’s culture and way of life. What Is The Dakota Access Pipeline? Your friends have been checking in on Facebook at Standing Rock, North Dakota even though you know they’re right down the street.

You’ve seen the dramatic images of unarmed protestors facing down heavily armed police and security forces. But you’re still confused. What is the DAPL anyways? Why are people so adamantly #NoDAPL? We’re here to help. DAPL stands for the Dakota Access Pipeline, an underground pipeline that is currently under construction in North Dakota. Where is the pipeline located? The DAPL is still under construction. Why is the pipeline being built? The pipeline is intended to transport 470,000 to 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the rich oil fields North Dakota to a storage facility in Patoka, Illinois. The pipeline is being built as a way to transport the large amounts of oil extracted from the Bakken without using tanker trucks or trains, which can be volatile and less efficient ways of transporting oil and gas. Which leads us to… It’s not an unfounded fear.