Activists in North Dakota are camping out and going to jail to resist the Dakota Access Pipeline plan. Meanwhile lawyers for tribes and environmental groups chip away at the legal boundaries of the project in the courts. Protests, petitions, direct action, social media campaigns, and legal challenges are all methods people employ to bring about change. Whether you want to stop a pipeline, restore traditional hunting and fishing rights, or ridding your community of drug abuse, what strategies actually produce results?
Kandi Mossett (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara) – extreme energy and Just transition campaign organizer for Indigenous Environmental Network
Willie Wolf (Cheyenne River Sioux) – president of Red Road leadership
Frank Bibeau (White Earth Nation) – executive director of the 1855 Treaty Authority
Break Music: Cissy (Fish/Smoke Dance) (song) Sheldon Sundown (artist) Hand Drum/Smoke N’ Round Dance (album)