Close quarters: Disagreements over protocol, security and entertainment at Standing Rock
Camping out in the cold in North Dakota is not all fun and games. Thousands of people from around the world have spent time in Standing Rock. At any given time there are up to 1500 set up in tents, trucks and teepees.
Josh Dini Senior, works security for the main camp at Standing Rock, Oceti Sakowin. He said some non-Indigenous people are at Standing Rock for different reasons.
Although the Sacred Stone camp is set up on Allard's property, she recalled having an issue after being gone for a few days.
"I went to speak at the UN, so I was gone, and when I was gone a whole group of people came ... [and] they appointed themselves in charge."
Upon her return, the new security team didn't want to let her in.
"So I had to sit everyone down and they said, 'We assumed that there was nobody in charge, so we set up committees ... that's how our culture does that.'"
Allard said she had to explain that everyone holding positions there are all Native, "because they understand the protocols, they understand the laws, and they understand how things function."