Members of Native nations from across the country will begin a four-day demonstration against the Trump administration and the Dakota Access Pipeline in Washington, DC today, culminating with a march on the White House on Friday.
"They want us to believe the fight is over—but we can still win this. We can unite in peaceful, prayerful resistance against this illegal pipeline," said Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. "Now, we are calling on all our Native relatives and allies to rise with us. We must march against injustice—Native nations cannot continue to be pushed aside to benefit corporate interests and government whim."
A status report filed by Dakota Access LLC Monday estimates that oil could be flowing through the completed pipeline by March 13.
While water protectors were ordered off the Cannon Ball protest site at the end of last month, the Dakota Access Pipeline demonstration continues to inspire other pipeline fights around the country and NPR's Morning Edition visits two hot spots in Pennsylvania and Georgia.
For a deeper dive:
Other fights: NPR
Commentary: KCET, Dina Gilio-Whitaker analysis