Two American documentary makers are facing decades in prison for recording pipeline protests across the country. They filmed activists attempting to shut down pipelines in five different states this month.
KOLC-TV went on location to Cannon Ball North Dakota to report on the Dakota Access Pipeline rally that was being held on near the Standing Rock Sioux tribes lands. The person speaking is Jon Eagle Sr., tribal Historical Preservation Officer. Could not get his name when editing this peace for a lower thirds title placement, sorry. Will add when we do longer piece. This report came on August 17th 2016. It is a short piece taken from our footage. A longer report will come later.
On September 3, the Dakota Access pipeline company attacked Native Americans with dogs and pepper spray as they protested against the $3.8 billion pipeline’s construction. If completed, the pipeline would carry about 500,000 barrels of crude per day from North Dakota’s Bakken oilfield to Illinois. The project has faced months of resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and members of nearly 100 more tribes from across the U.S. and Canada.
The leader of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota is urging calm ahead of a highly anticipated court ruling that could halt work on the contentious Dakota Access pipeline project.
David Archambault II, Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman, addressed the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, today to garner international opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the reservation.
http://democracynow.org – On Saturday, hundreds of people temporarily stopped work at multiple construction sites at the site of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. One person reportedly delayed work for up to six hours by locking to an excavator. At least 14 people were arrested. Democracy Now! began covering the action just after dawn, from the main resistance camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
Hundreds of police in riot gear and with heavy military equipment have moved Dakota Access Pipeline protesters from their encampment on private land in North Dakota. Police have reportedly arrested at least 117 demonstrators so far.