The Surveillance State Descends on the Dakota Access Pipeline Spirit Camp

This article provides a brief history to contextualize the Dakota Access Pipeline and the indigenous Water Protectors and documents the use of surveillance, military-style force, and religious oppression in response to their demonstrations.

From the ACLU:

For the past six months, at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers, history has been made at one of the largest international gatherings of indigenous people in recent history. Representatives from well over 100 indigenous nations and thousands of people have camped, prayed, and taken action in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on and near the tribe’s sovereign land in North Dakota.

Read the full article here.