An armed Dakota Access security contractor confronted indigenous water protectors fighting the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota. He had an assault rifle, which he pointed at the water protectors, and he wore a bandana over his face. He was arrested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs police
Deia Schlosberg, a climate journalist and filmmaker, faces 45 years in prison for covering a major demonstration against the Dakota Access pipeline.
While viewed as a small victory, U.S. government intervention emboldens indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.
The Dakota Access Pipeline will not only impact the environment but also lead to an influx of out-of-state workers and increase crime, drug use, and sex trafficking.