LaDonna Brave Bull Allard's land is home to water protectors at Standing Rock

The Sacred Stone camp is one of three sites where water protectors are camping to stand up against the North Dakota Access Pipeline. From a bluff on the south side, a house stands silent watching over the people. The house belongs to LaDonna Brave Bull Allard.
Something extraordinary is happening in Standing Rock, North Dakota. It began in April, with a few Sioux people on a small piece of land that has grown into an international movement. Attracting more than 1000 people from all nations and backgrounds. They are there to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock against a pipeline that would carry crude oil across Sioux territory, and threaten their primary water source. 1:11
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The Sacred Stone camp is one of three sites where water protectors are camping to stand up against the North Dakota Access Pipeline. From a bluff on the south side, a house stands silent watching over the people.
The house belongs to LaDonna Brave Bull Allard.

"I grew up here, this is my home. I lived on the Cannonball River all of my life," she said.
The Sacred Stone camp sits on Allard's land. (Erica Daniels/CBC)


When the planning for the pipeline was underway, Allard said she walked the area with the army corps of engineers to show them where the burial, ceremonial and traditional sites were. 

As meetings continued, it was suggested to Allard that they start a camp. Five days later the Sacred Stone camp began with three people and grew from there.
On July 15, 2016, they received notice that construction on the pipeline would be starting.

"I grabbed my iPhone, and I made a small video and posted it on Facebook: 'Please come help'. And people came and people are still coming. We have people from all the tribal nations. I couldn't imagine this in my whole lifetime to ever see this," she said. 
Tents set up at Sacred Stone camp (Erica Daniels/CBC)


"As we speak they are going through an Iroquois village site. As we speak, they are taking our footprint off this earth. As we speak they are violating our ancestors."