November at Standing Rock

This post features a selection of images from the past month at Standing Rock. I’m in the process of writing a written reflection on this last trip, and have an upcoming piece coming out in Huck Magazine’s December issue, both of which I hope to share online soon. For now, enjoy the pictures!

October 27, A man holds a flag on the 134 bridge while just a short drive away, police raid the frontline camp. Protectors on 134 managed to use controlled fires on the bridge as a barricade that prevented more police from joining the raid.

October 27, A water protector rides his horse onto the 134 bridge during the action to hold off police.

November 12, Drummers sing an honor song to thank those who helped build yurts during the opening ceremony of the Sacred Stone yurt village.

November 11, One of the many yurts that have been built at Standing Rock, which now has the highest concentration of traditional Mongolian yurts outside of Mongolia.

October 27, Sacred Stone security watches construction progress across the river through a pair of high-power binoculars.

November 9, A water protector in a Daoist bandana prays towards Dakota Access security stationed on Turtle Island, a Sioux burial site where construction is currently underway.

November 11, A young girl waits to bring campfire-heated coffee to her mother.

November 11, Lauren Howland and her twin brother Alex Howland, members of the International Indigenous Youth Council (IIYC), prepare a bearskin that has been donated to the Youth Council.

November 11, Five members of the IIYC sing a prayer song together in an army tent at their camp.

November 16, Bettina the goat eats from a bag of hay. She, along with her baby Honey Bunny and her human companions John and Allison, drove from their homestead in Berkeley, CA to support the camps.

November 3, People walk the road from Sacred Stone to Rosebud Camp at sunset.

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