Ignoring Tribes – Ignoring Laws

Our “Water Wars” video series chronicles the uniting of the Tribes of the Oceti Sakowin to stop the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). In this chapter, we explore the disconnect between what’s happened with the pipeline — its illegal operation and crossing just to the north of Standing Rock under the Mni Sose, our sacred Missouri River — and what should have been done. Bottom line: DAPL should not be operating without Tribal input and consent and full compliance with the law.