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23 Photos Show The Inside Of The Dakota Pipeline Protest Camp

By Kate Bubacz

Photographer Amber Bracken traveled to Sacred Stone Camp outside Cannon Ball, North Dakota, where a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline has been ongoing for months. Images and footage from the protests have attracted widespread attention, drawing thousands to the camp in support.

Robert Young, a Lakota from Rosebud, South Dakota at Sacred Stone Camp on Sept. 11, 2016. Young hangs his flags upside down as the international sign of distress, so people will know that there is trouble with the pipeline.

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Felicia arrived from El Paso, Texas, to the Sacred Stone Camp on Sept. 10, 2016. She said she felt called to pray for the water and to stand with the protesters.

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Sacred Stone Camp staff bearers Phil Littlethunder, left, and Shannon Rivers, close the gates to a pipeline construction site after marching to where workers were supposed to be removing equipment north of Cannon Ball on Sept. 13, 2016. They prayed and held speeches just outside the site.

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Sacred Stone Camp on Sept. 10, 2016.

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Winona Kasto, Cheyenne Sioux from South Dakota at Sacred Stone Camp on Sept. 11, 2016. “I’m not leaving,” she said. She has been at the camp since the beginning and said she will be there until the end. She has drying crookneck squash (pictured), corn and meat in preparation for the winter.

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Sacred Stone Camp on Sept. 12, 2016.

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A horse, nicknamed Whitey, at the Sacred Stone Camp on Sept. 9, 2016.

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Laundry at Sacred Stone Camp on Sept. 12, 2016.

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Sacred Stone Camp on Sept. 12, 2016.

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Sacred Stone Camp on Sept. 12, 2016.

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Richard Fisher, from Enemy Swim in Sisseton Reserve, South Dakota, pictured at Sacred Stone Camp on Sept. 12, 2016. Fisher, whose dad was a Black Panther and whose mom was involved in the American Indian Movement, said he is a “revolution child.” “We’re not expendable, not trying to be extinct. We’re just trying to live like everyone else,” he added. He has been using his skills as a chef to feed the people.

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Sacred Stone Camp on Sept. 11, 2016.

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Erica Ryan-Gagne, traditional name Gidinjaad (Eagle-woman), with her children Xaay.ya (Sunshine), 4, left, and Taajuu (Windy) Gagne on Sept. 12, 2016. The family traveled 7 hours by ferry and …read more






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