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Ruling on Dakota Access pipeline due by end of Friday
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe seeks to block a $3.8 billion project that will carry oil from North Dakota to Illinois        
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Dakota pipeline protesters call for peace on judgment day
Daniel J. GraeberFORT YATES, N.D., Sept. 9 (UPI) -- With a court decision looming, and the National Guard on hand, a tribe protesting an oil pipeline from North Dakota said it was calling for peace.
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5 things you need to know Friday
The biggest news to start your day.       
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AP Explains: What's the Dakota Access oil pipeline?
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A federal judge has said he will rule by Friday on the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's lawsuit that challenges federal permits for the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. The lawsuit alleges that the pipeline, which would be placed less than a mile upstream of the ...
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Key ruling on Dakota Access Pipeline due by end of Friday
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge is set to deliver a key ruling on the four-state Dakota Access Pipeline that has drawn thousands of protesters to a construction site in North Dakota in recent weeks.
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Native American tribes sense a reawakening in fight over oil pipeline
The simmering showdown here between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the company building the Dakota Access crude-oil pipeline began as a legal battle. It has turned into a movement. Over the past few weeks, thousands of Native Americans representing tribes from all over the country have traveled...
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Las Vegas Paiutes to protest pipeline in solidarity with North Dakota tribe
Las Vegas Paiute tribal members plan to protest Friday in solidarity with a North Dakota tribe fighting development of a pipeline slated to run above the Missouri River, a sacred resource.
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North Dakota oil pipeline protest finds support in Denver, hundreds gather at State Capitol
Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol in Denver Thursday night to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline, calling for construction of the controversial pipeline to halt.
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National Guard put on alert as protesters await decision on North Dakota pipeline
The governor of North Dakota has activated the state's National Guard ahead of a U.S. District judge's decision Friday morning that could inflame protesters who have been gathered here for weeks in an effort to block a pipeline project. An encampment stretching a half-mile amid pastureland along...
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Tribe challenging pipeline has some advantages in courtroom
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The American Indians challenging an oil pipeline that would cross four states have some legal advantages in a courtroom, particularly their tribe's status as a sovereign nation with long ties to the land in question. But stopping a project like the Dakota Access pipeline after construction ...
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Green Party candidate Stein working on a court date after N.D. spray-painting
Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein said Thursday that her attorneys are working with North Dakota officials to arrange a court date after an arrest warrant was issued over her actions during a protest. Speaking to the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, Stein defended supporting the Standing...
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Q&A: The 4-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline
A federal judge has said he'll rule by Friday on the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's lawsuit challenging the pipeline.       
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Governor candidates react to Dakota Access pipeline protest
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's Democratic candidate for governor says the state needs to examine its approval process for pipelines in the wake of a large protest near the Standing Rock Reservation. Marvin Nelson tells KFYR-TV he's not against pipelines but feels the approval process should ensure that no ...
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‘I Want to Win Someday’: Tribes Make Stand Against Pipeline
Some of the Native Americans protesting in North Dakota speak of lost lands and broken treaties. They hope this fight will have a happier outcome.
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North Dakota's chief archaeologist to inspect pipeline site
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's chief archaeologist plans to inspect an area along the route of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline where Standing Rock Sioux officials say they've identified cultural artifacts. Paul Picha (PEE'-kuh) told The Associated Press that the trip likely won't happen until next week. If ...
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Judge grants partial stop on North Dakota pipeline work
An American Indian tribe succeeded Tuesday in getting a federal judge to temporarily stop construction on some, but not all, of a $3.8 billion four-state oil pipeline, but its broader request still hangs in the balance.U.S. District Judge James Boasberg said Tuesday that work will temporarily stop...
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Jill Stein charged for spray-painting bulldozer in Dakota pipeline protest
When Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein joined in protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, she may have gone too far. Stein is accused of criminal trespass and criminal mischief, along with her vice presidential pick Ajamu Baraka. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Judge halts part of Dakota access pipeline, but a bigger decision looms

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Green Party’s Jill Stein charged with trespassing, mischief
A North Dakota judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, who is accused of spray-painting construction equipment during a protest against the Dakota Access pipeline
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Arrest warrants issued for Jill Stein, running mate after N.D. protest
The pair are facing charges of criminal trespass and criminal mischief.       
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Jill Stein, Ajamu Baraka charged with trespassing, mischief in pipeline protest
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her running mate, Ajamu Baraka, have been charged in North Dakota for allegedly spray-painting graffiti on equipment at a Dakota Access Pipeline work site on Tuesday. According to an affidavit filed Wednesday in Morton County District Court, law enforcement was alerted to video ...
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Jill Stein may face charges following protest at pipeline in N.D.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein may face charges of vandalism or trespassing following a protest.
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Authorities to build up presence before oil pipeline ruling
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota authorities are sending officers from across the state to the site of a protest in anticipation of a federal judge's ruling on a request by the Standing Rock Sioux to block construction of a…
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Judge orders partial halt to North Dakota pipeline construction; protest rolls on
An American Indian tribe has succeeded in getting a federal judge to temporarily stop construction on some, but not all, of a $3.8-billion, four-state oil pipeline, but its broader mission still hangs in the balance. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled Tuesday that work will temporarily stop...
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Sioux tribe wins partial halt to Dakota pipeline in federal court
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s request for a temporary stop work order on the Dakota Access Pipeline has been granted by a federal judge. Sacred sites in North Dakota were bulldozed over the weekend, a day after the tribe identified them in court papers. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Firm, U.S. want Dakota Access pipeline crossing upheld
Tribes say the pipeline threatens their drinking water, cultural sites and ability to practice their religion        
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Wisconsin star embracing his Native American heritage
Wisconsin point guard Bronson Koenig doesn’t shy away from being a role model — he embraces the job. He has become the leader of a Badgers team that plays Florida in Friday’s Sweet 16 in the Garden, and a leader in the Native American community that all too often hasn’t had a voice of its...
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#NoDAPL: ING bank sells loan shares in controversial pipeline
Financial giant ING has sold its stake in its financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline as a result of a divestment campaign to stop the $3.8 billion pipeline from going ahead, marking a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Oglala Lakota Sioux offer lessons for Denver-area students
Members and friends of the Oglala Lakota Sioux want Denver-area students to know more about the tribe than its battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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PHOTOS: 12-mile ride celebrating the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe
A 12-mile ride celebrating the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe Saturday took place on Feb. 18, 2017 along the East/West Regional Trail in Lone Tree.
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Payments trickle in to South Dakota for pipeline protest aid
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota is still owed hundreds of thousands of dollars for helping North Dakota law enforcement during protests over the Dakota Access oil pipeline, and the bill keeps getting bigger. South Dakota state troopers have gone to North Dakota four times to assist. Troopers are ...
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Veterans from post-9/11 seek new purpose by joining left-wing protest movements
The ground troops populating the latest left-wing protest movements? Some of them are actually former ground troops. Groups of post-9/11 veterans, fueled by crowdfunding, disability checks and a thirst for purpose and adventure, are joining demonstrations everywhere from North Dakota to Washington, D.C., throwing another wild card into the increasingly ...
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Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps deteriorating
The conditions where people are camping to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline are rapidly worsening, and activists could be facing a serious health crisis, according to the governor of North Dakota and the state health department. Read Full Article at RT.com
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The Latest: State to help with pipeline protest camp cleanup
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp (all times local):
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Tribe tries again to block Dakota Access pipeline
Daniel J. GraeberFeb. 15 (UPI) -- The tribe at the center of the debate over the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline said it was again challenging the White House on the issue.
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A guide to recent events in the Dakota Access pipeline battle
The disputed four-state Dakota Access pipeline could be moving oil in as little as a month, though opponents are promising to continue fighting the project.
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Judge denies request to halt Dakota Access pipeline work
The tribes say the pipeline would endanger their cultural sites and water supply.       
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US judge declines to grant tribes' request to halt construction of DAPL
A federal judge in Washington, DC has dismissed a request by a group of Native American tribes seeking to stop construction of the final link of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Volunteers set off on cross-country walk to Washington, DC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A group of runners and walkers have set off on a cross-country walk from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., in order to raise awareness about substance abuse and domestic violence within Native American communities. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/2kCeTrh ) that volunteers gathered for ...
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Praying for Standing Rock 'water protectors' at Native American Cultural Garden (photos)
Most Sundays since last August, a non-denominational group of people gather at the Native American Cultural Garden to pray for the "water protectors" at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. They pray for safety, peace, and clean water. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- On a gray, drizzly Sunday afternoon, four people, each holding an ear of colorful corn, walk through the muddy grounds of the Native American Cultural Garden in Rockefeller Park. With quiet ceremony, they place an ear of corn to mark each of the four directions of the sacred space they are creating. They return to the center of the field, rejoining the rest of the group. Since August, most of of these 20 people have gathered here weekly to pray for the "water protectors" at Standing Rock, North Dakota. Bruce Kafer, a member of the Ogala Sioux nation, lights a bundle of sage and "smudges" each person, the smoke curling around each of them, front and back. It is an ancient practice thought to purify and dispel the negative. Kafer then leads the group in single file, clockwise, to form a sacred circle. Marian Renee Concha-Saastamoinen, whose Native American name, "Pumpkin" is what most call her, urges each person to pray in his own way. "Today's prayers are for the People," she says, her eyes closed. "To keep the people at Standing Rock from harm. The extreme sadness that we've had, has been devastating for everyone who has been called [to North Dakota] to help. They are fighting for Mother Earth, they are fighting to protect the water" [of Lake Oahe, part of the Missouri River reservoir]. "As non-natives, you know it's gone, but as natives, you feel it's gone." Concha-Saastamoinen takes a deep breath and continues her prayer. "I can't call on anything magical to keep these people from harm," she says. "I understand why Natives are going to put their lives on the line for this. I'm scared for them. I have friends and relations there." Her voice trails off and she begins to weep. "Pray for the lawyers that they find the correct way to fight. We have some beautiful humans out there." Kafer beats the drum and sings a prayer in his Titanwan prairie Sioux language. The drum represents the heartbeat of Mother Earth, he says. After the prayer, each person takes one step backward to step out of the circle. Each peels off, one by one, clockwise, shaking the hands of those still in line. They gather round a table for some hot coffee and pastries, and continue to talk about the plight of the people on the Sandy Rock Reservation. John Paul Rodriguez came to the prayer meeting with his father, Alberto. He says he learned about the Dakota Access Pipeline by doing internet research. He decided to make a trip to check out the situation first hand. He went out there at the end of August last year. "It was pretty peaceful," he says. "There were roughly 3,000 people, and the road block wasn't up yet. People were still allowed to drive to Bismark." He smiles at his dad. "I took 600 pounds of dry goods with me to help out," he says. "Huge bags of rice, cases of water, treats for the kids. I tried to think of everybody." Leatrice Tolls of Cleveland Heights made her own trip to Standing Rock. It is not the first time the 51 year-old has made a big effort to stand up for what she believes in. She began her life as an activist at the age of nine. With a fishing rod in her hand and her bike by her side, Tolls sat down in front of a bulldozer to save the Mill River in her town of Fairfield, Connecticut. She says that action stopped the bulldozers and won her the Presidential Award for Environmental Activisim and Protection, given to her by Gerald Ford. The area is now a protected wetland. "Lately I've been learning more and more about treaty rights," she says, a striking figure in colorful tights, boots and a flowing dress. "I left for North Dakota the last week in October," she says. "A friend donated a 16-foot truck and we filled it to the brim with stuff -- military surplus, a generator, winter camping gear, food, water, anything that might be useful in an encampment situation. I've done this before, for Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Katrina. I knew I would be of use organizing." She says she found this group of like-minded people at the Native American Garden in September. "It is good to go to a prayerful space, to stand for and with oppressed people who have endured this way too long," she says of the thousands, from many native nations, who are at Standing Rock Reservation. "I will defend the sacred with anything and everything I have, including my last breath," she says. "I am not going to jail accused as a terrorist for the exact same activity that earned me a presidential award forty two years ago." Those gathered at Standing Rock are against the Dakota Access Pipeline that will take oil from North Dakota, through South Dakota and Iowa to be shipped from Illinois. Part of the construction, which is nearly complete, will go under Lake Oahe, which is a reservoir of the Missouri River. Native nations are opposed because it crosses sacred cultural land. They, and others, are also concerned for the safety of their drinking water. Supporters of the pipeline site economic benefits, including taxes and construction jobs. They say it will provide less dependence on foreign oil. They also say it is a better way to move crude oil than using railroads or trucks. Read more: Is the Standing Rock movement defeated? Standing Rock Sioux ask court to halt construction
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Army veterans forming human shield to protect NoDAPL protesters at Standing Rock
US veterans are returning to Standing Rock to support and protect Native American protesters as the Dakota Access Pipeline continues to meet resistance despite President Trump’s executive order to continue construction of the $3.7 billion pipeline. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Sing Our Rivers Red march and exhibit hopes to use art to raise awareness of violence against Native women
A red river of fabric will wash down the 16th Street Mall on Feb. 14, carried by indigenous and non-native people to honor the missing and murdered native women who have not found justice. The march Sing Our Rivers Red shares the name with a complementary exhibit of the same name at the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council gallery on Sante Fe Drive, suggesting that arts organizations may begin actively engaging in activism at a greater extent in the next couple years.
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Waning days of the Standing Rock protests: An improvised tribe of Americans looking for 'justice!'
Five people who did not know one another a few months ago stood around a campfire talking with passion, wit and pain about how they came to live together here in the cold. Somebody put bacon in a skillet. It was just after noon. The temperature was 17 degrees. “In weather like this,” explained...
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Veterans group ramping up for second Dakota Access Pipeline protest
Eric DuVallFeb. 10 (UPI) -- A veterans group opposed to construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline said it will "redeploy" volunteers and supplies to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.
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Tribe files legal challenge to stall Dakota Access pipeline
Construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under a North Dakota reservoir has begun and the full pipeline should be operational within three months, the developer of the long-delayed project said Thursday.
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Sioux tribe files legal challenge after Dakota Access Pipeline construction resumes
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has filed a legal challenge to the resumption of construction of the final phase of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which has been given the green light after months of protests against the controversial project. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Work to complete Dakota Access pipeline underway as tribe files legal challenge
Construction of the Dakota Access pipeline under a North Dakota reservoir has begun and the full pipeline should be operational within three months, the developer of the long-delayed project said Thursday, even as an American Indian tribe filed a legal challenge to block the work and protect its...
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Indian tribe files legal challenge against Dakota Access Pipeline
One of two American Indian tribes fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline has filed a legal challenge to try to block its completion. The Cheyenne River Sioux worries a pipeline leak could contaminate its drinking water. The tribe filed a legal challenge in federal court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The Army on Wednesday gave...
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The Latest: Tribe files legal challenge to pipeline's finish
CANNON BALL, N.D. — The Latest on the proposed four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline (all times local):8:45 a.m.One of two American Indian tribes fighting the Dakota Access oil pipeline has filed a legal challenge to try to block its completion.The Cheyenne River Sioux worries a pipeline leak could contaminate its drinking water.
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‘Last stand’: Protests erupt as Standing Rock Tribe vows court challenge to DAPL easement
In cities nationwide, Dakota Access Pipeline protesters are treating their cause with more urgency than ever since the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe vowed to fight President Donald Trump’s executive memorandum expediting construction. Read Full Article at RT.com
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