24 Hours
Standing Rock

Classmates and I traveled to Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to visit with the Standing Rock Sioux where they were protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline being built on the reservation. In Native American culture, water is very scared and the people here believe they are the protectors of the water. The movement of “water protectors” is standing against the federal government and the oil industry. The pipeline is planned to be built across the Missouri River.

 

We had wanted to stay longer, unfortunately, during our travels we experience car problems that slowed us down and ate up much of our time. It became a 24-hour photo project for us because we couldn't stay longer due to school.

Children Runners. Children run from Arizona to North Dakota, Friday Nov. 04, 2016 at Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The group participated in a relay to show support with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

Members of Hopi tribe march into camp to show support with the Standing Rock Sioux on Saturday Nov. 05, 2016 at Standing Rock Indian Reservation

Members of Hopi tribe carry a flag while marching into camp to show support with the Standing Rock Sioux on Saturday Nov. 05, 2016 at Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Members of Hopi tribe march into camp with their fist in the air to show support with the Standing Rock Sioux on Saturday Nov. 05, 2016 at Standing Rock Indian Reservation

Security watch. Internal security guard for the Sioux people watches newcomers from a distance to see if they are friendly or agitators on Saturday Nov. 05, 2016 at Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

On horseback. People ride horses and walk towards the front lines area where protesters and police had clashed in the previous days on Saturday Nov. 05, 2016 at Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Sioux tribe elders asked that people not agitate and instead asked for them to join in prayer ceremonies

Two men ride their horses around the camp on Saturday Nov. 05, 2016 at Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Volunteers ask protesters to return to the camp area from the front lines areas on Saturday Nov. 05, 2016 at Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Sioux tribe elders asked that people not agitate and instead asked for them to join in prayer ceremonies.

Protesters stand on a hill in an act of civil disobedience on Saturday Nov. 05, 2016 at Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Belongings of North camp. A girl walks her dog, behind her are the belongs of the people who lived in the north camp area on Saturday Nov. 05, 2016 at Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The camp site had been bulldozed and most of the residents were arrested.