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North Dakota officials ask judge to dismiss lawsuit over highway closure during pipeline protests

North Dakota officials have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed over the five-month closure of a section of highway during the large protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, saying they had both the authority and an obligation to do it.

Petition pushes legal recreational marijuana onto upcoming North Dakota ballot

Supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana in North Dakota have succeeded in bringing the matter to a public vote later this year.

Manitoba says agreement reached on disputed North Dakota water project a 'crucial deal'

Canada will have a say in the operation of a major Missouri River water project in the northern U.S. under a deal negotiated by officials in the two countries to end a 16-year-legal battle.

Manitoba could get polluted water from U.S. after court ruling

The province has been fighting the the Northwest Area Water Supply project since 2002 over concerns damaging bacteria or other agents would end up in Manitoba waterways.

Standing Rock film festival centres on pipeline protest

A film festival on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation aims to bolster the anti-pipeline movement that blossomed there last year while also fostering connections between the Native American community and the film industry.

Keystone XL pipeline faces opposition from 'historic union' of Canada, U.S. Indigenous tribes

Indigenous leaders from across North American are meeting in Calgary Wednesday to sign a declaration of opposition against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Standing Rock Tribe's battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over

American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but it doesn't end their legal battle.

Standing Rock Tribe's battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over

American Indian tribes fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline said Tuesday that the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but it doesn't end their legal battle.

Native Americans to protest Trump, pipeline in Washington

Native Americans from across the U.S. are taking their frustrations with President Donald Trump's administration and its approval of the Dakota Access oil pipeline to Washington on Tuesday, kicking off four days of activities that will culminate in a march on the White House.

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe not properly heard in pipeline dispute, says UN official

A United Nations official who visited North Dakota in the wake of months of protests over the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline believes the concerns and rights of Native Americans haven't been adequately addressed.

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