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Dozens of people participated in ceremonies and left on foot from the Oceti Sakowin camp under threat of deadlines by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the state of North Dakota. Others stayed to risk arrest by authorities clearing the land to continue construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe.
The state provided travel assistance and other services for those voluntarily leaving the main camp for people opposing the pipeline. Buses came to take people to an assistance center in Bismarck.
Some Native leaders are voicing concerns over the potential direction of federal education policy and other implications of President Donald Trump’s cabinet picks. “I’m just concerned with some of her past positions on privatization,” said Patricia Whitefoot, the former president of the National Indian Education Association, speaking of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
The Native American Journalists Association says the arrest this week of a working journalist at the North Dakota pipeline protests is unlawful and a violation of free press principles. Morton County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested reporter Jenni Monet along with 75 others. They were taken into custody while protestors were assembling a new camp on […]