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A quest for dwindling resources at Standing Rock, and beyond
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The promised land

Just in time for the country’s sesquicentennial, the Trans Mountain oil pipeline project is forcing Canadian officials to decide how far they’re willing to go to honor First Nations’ rights.

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One Year at Standing Rock

One year later, one of the first people to set up camp at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation reflects on the protests and how the movement has changed the course of her life.

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Standing Rock and beyond

On Reveal, we team up with Inside Energy to go behind the scenes at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and meet the young people who started the oil pipeline protests.

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Paramilitary security tracked and targeted #noDAPL activists, docs show

As people nationwide rallied last year to support the Standing Rock Sioux’s attempts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, a private security firm with experience fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan launched an intrusive military-style surveillance and counterintelligence campaign against the activists and their allies, according to internal company documents.

Jun 2, 2017
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Tribal struggles beyond Standing Rock

Our video series examines the ways tribes in North America have dealt with mounting pressures from governments and corporations that take over their land for mega-projects such as dams, freeways and oil pipelines.

May 17, 2017
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Betting on Oil, Paying with Land

Fort McKay First Nation, a reservation in northern Canada, is home to nearly 400 Cree, Dene and other indigenous people. In the 1950s and ‘60s, petroleum operations started to surround the community, extracting oil from the nearby tar sands.

Apr 21, 2017
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Plowing Through Sacred Sites

In the middle of the night in fall 2013, California Department of Transportation workers dug into the earth to construct a new highway bypass in Willits. According to federal law, the local Pomo people had a right to send tribal monitors there, but they allegedly were barred from the nighttime construction.

Apr 14, 2017
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