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The faces of Standing Rock

Something extraordinary is happening in Standing Rock, North Dakota. It began in April, with a small group of Sioux people on a small piece of land, but since then, thousands of people have come here to show their support. Meet the Faces of Standing Rock.

The faces of Standing Rock

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Something extraordinary is happening in Standing Rock, North Dakota.

It began in April, with a small group of Sioux people on a small piece of land, but since then, thousands of people have come here to show their support. 

The sprawling encampment includes people from hundreds of Indigenous nations and non-Indigenous allies. It is a fluid population that ebbs and flows like the nearby Cannonball River.

They are here to stand with Standing Rock, in solidarity against a pipeline that would carry crude oil across Sioux territory, and threaten their primary water source.

They plan on staying for as long as it takes to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

So who are the people that are camping out? What brings them here and what keeps them here?

Watch the video and meet the Faces of Standing Rock.

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