While One Tribe Fights Oil, Another Cautiously Embraces It

While one tribe fights relentlessly against the pipline, another stands to gain tremendously from it and the quick path to market for the oil produced there. The MHA Nation finds itself in a unique position in the debate over the Dakota Access Pipeline; Amy Sisk with Inside Energy has the story.

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ELCA and Western North Dakota Synod Weigh in on #NoDAPL Protest

At its core, most simple level, the #NoDAPL protest is about a pipeline. But one of the reasons it has garnered so much support — especially nationally — is because the situation is viewed as an opportunity to right past wrongs, or at least an opportunity to learn from those past wrongs and do better

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Life in #NoDAPL Camp: Tensions exist among protesters with different agendas

The first in today’s news feed stories about life in the #NoDAPL protest camps. Rob Port with Say Anything Blog provides some perspective on tensions among protesters with genuine motives for the Tribe and those that have picked up the effort as their cause of the day. Mr. Port’s description of the situation is considerably

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How The Dakota Pipeline Fight Is Digging in For a Brutal Winter

Whatever your thoughts on the protest taking place over the Dakota Access pipeline, the reality is a large number of protesters have stated they’re going to tough it out through the North Dakota winter. And it has officially arrived. The past few weeks, many members of the camps were busy with fortifying themselves and the

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Daily Update: The Latest #NoDAPL Coverage from around the state

The Dakota Access Pipeline protest continues to be the dominant story in North Dakota news. The situation is evolving on both sides of the concrete barrier blocking the backwater bridge. Here’s the latest coverage from our local media sources. Concrete Barriers Added at the Backwater Bridge | Bismarck Tribune Jessica Holdman has the story on

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For Standing Rock Sioux, new water system may reduce oil leak risk

One of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s initial arguments against the Dakota Access Pipeline was its proximity to the reservations water intake structure, but as of the new year, water for the reservation communities will be pulled from a new location more than 70 miles downstream of the pipeline. Ernest Scheyder with Reuters has the

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Burial ground at center of police confrontations is known historical site

Protest activities over the past few weeks have drawn very specific allegations regarding law enforcement activity on what protestors allege is a tribal burial ground. Bismarck Tribune reporter Caroline Grueskin digs in deep to get a full perspective. This is a great example of the fact that journalism is alive and well in North Dakota.

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Lawmakers cancel judiciary, tribal addresses to 2017 Legislature

Some pomp and fanfare that typically accompanies the opening of the legislative session has been moved into private session in 2017 in part due to security concerns. Though not mandated, it has been tradition that one Native American tribe be given the opportunity to address a joint session of the legislature. That address has been

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