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It harshes back to a simple petition started in April 2016 by Young Native Americans Lakotas, from the Standing Rock native reserve in North Dakota. Their request was directed towards the U.S Army, which owns a portion of the land. They requested that the contruction of the Dakota Access Pipeline must not destroy their ancestors’ graves, and must not pollute their rivers. Eventually, the movement grew tremendously. Ecologists and human rights activists joined. Furthermore, the most important aspect of this issue is the involvment of Native Americans, coming from all over the country, who joined and planted their tents on camps, settled near the construction site. The protection of earth and water transitionned into a protest for the respect of tribal rights.

photographs by Zen LEFORT

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