24 Hours at 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.

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