STANDING ROCK

Greta Thunberg Urges Youth to Demand Climate Change Action at Standing Rock

Thunberg traveled to the U.S. in August on a sailboat to promote her climate change campaign.

FORT YATES, N.D.–A 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist was joined by another teen activist on a North Dakota Indian reservation to urge young people to demand action on climate change. Greta Thunberg told students at Standing Rock High School Tuesday that “lots of indigenous communities are at the front line, and you are the true warriors.” Next to her was Tokata…

Police as Nazis, Klan? Taxpayer-Funded DAPL Protest Painting Ignites Debate

ST. PAUL, Minn. (FOX 9) – A taxpayer-funded painting that portrays police as Nazis backed up by Ku Klux Klan members has ignited a debate about censorship in Minnesota. The painting, by Anishinaabe artist Jim Denomie, depicts the 2016 protests over the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota. Protesters were concerned about the impact on the Missouri River and the…

Archambault Says He’ll be an Advocate, Despite Being Voted Out of Office

Faith says he's not sure how big of an issue that was in the campaign

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The Standing Rock Sioux chairman has been voted out of office. Dave Archambault got 37 percent of the vote in Wednesday’s tribal election and Mike Faith got 63 percent. Archambault conceded defeat saying he’ll “continue to advocate for the issues facing our community.” His call earlier this year for large-scale Dakota Access pipeline protest camps…

Standing Rock Tribe Considering Renewable Energy Options

Standing Rock Sioux Chariman Dave Archambault says the tribe is looking at transitioning to wind or solar energy projects

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — The tribe at the center of the Dakota Access pipeline protests is working to develop renewable energy programs. Standing Rock Sioux Chariman Dave Archambault says the tribe is looking at transitioning to wind or solar energy projects. Archambault accepted the Henry A. Wallace award from the Wallace Global Fund, which supports social movements through investments…

Ten Campaigning for Top Spot at Standing Rock

Nine people are now campaigning to unseat the chairman

  MORTON COUNTY, ND — Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault faces a tough re-election bid. Nine people are now campaigning to unseat the chairman. Archambault became a national figure during the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests. He says that he didn’t plan to seek re-election, but a number of people urged him to reconsider. Several candidates say the pipeline…

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Standing Rock Chairman

The lawsuit claimed Archambault threatened pipeline workers and interfered with pipeline work

BISMARCK, ND — A federal judge is dismissing a lawsuit from Dakota Access LLC against Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault, but it may not mean he is in the clear. The judge said the company failed to prove its claim that Archambault and four others caused more than $75,000 in damages for Dakota Access during the protests in…

DAPL Protesters Not Backing Down, March on Nation’s Capitol

THE PEACEFUL PROTEST QUICKLY EXPANDED INTO THE STREET NEAR THE NATION'S CAPITOL, BLOCKING TRAFFIC FOR NEARLY HALF AN HOUR. OUR WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT, ALEX WHITTLER BRINGS US THIS STORY

WASHINGTON D.C. — Just days before President Trump will reach his milestone 100 days in office, a group of protesters staged a peaceful march on the nation’s capitol, many of them from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Singing, dancing and holding up traffic, protesters say they’re not backing down in the pipeline fight. The pushback has lasted more than a year…

Standing Rock Tribal Chairman Found Guilty of Child Sex Abuse

He was found guilty of four counts of sexual abuse, but found not guilty of physically assaulting the girl

  BISMARCK, N.D. — A Standing Rock Sioux Tribal leader has been found guilty of sexual abuse of a child. Authorities say 54-year-old Robert Fool Bear, who is the Cannon ball District Chairman, repeatedly raped a young girl throughout a four-year time period. He was found guilty of four counts of sexual abuse, but found not guilty of physically assaulting…

Standing Rock Tribal Leader Makes Plea on Child Sex Assault Charges

He's accused of repeatedly raping and physically assaulting a girl over the course of five years

  BISMARCK, N.D. — A Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader is on trial on child sex abuse charges. Cannon Ball District Chairman Robert Fool Bear, Sr., 54, has pleaded not guilty in federal court in Bismarck. He’s accused of repeatedly raping and physically assaulting a girl over the course of five years. Fool Bear claims the girl made up the…

DAPL Protesters, Supporters Set Up Camp in Washington D.C.

Members of the camp say they are doing it to show solidarity with Standing Rock and to protest the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Our Washington Correspondent Karys Belger reports

WASHINGTON D.C. — Dakota Access pipeline protests have now formed in Washington. People from all across the country are joining together to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. On the National Mall, Native Americans are pouring in to protest the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. “We’re here to march in D.C. to remind the current administration…