Thousands of Native American demonstrators and their supporters marched to the White House to voice outrage at the Dakota Access

The protest follows months of demonstrations in a remote part of North Dakota, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe demonstrated in an attempt to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing upstream from their reservation.

That pipeline is being installed now, after Trump signed an executive order last month smoothing the path for construction. He also cleared the way for the Keystone XL project that would pipe Canadian crude into the United States.

The protesters, some wearing traditional tribal garb, carried signs reading "Native Lives Matter", "Water is Life", and "Protect the Water" while marching.

The Native Nations March, organized by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Indigenous Environmental Network, comes a month after the Army greenlighted completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline without an environmental study.

“There’s not a chance he’s going to go to a reservation,” Phillips said. “There’s not a chance he’s going to go to the people to find out what’s going on.”

So, they brought their message to him.

Tribes from around the county have been gathering in Washington, D.C., for days, erecting teepees on the National Mall near the White House.

Responses to "20 Powerful images from the #NativeNationsRise protests happening in Washington, DC "

  1. casey says:

    This administration's legacy will be an embarrassment for generations. They are motivated by profit only.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Gunałcheesh from Tłingít Áani!

  3. Unknown says:

    Trump needs to know Indians are not from India Also Indians Natives step foot on land before him..

  4. Unknown says:


  5. Wopila to all Waterprotectors !

  6. Unknown says:

    Truly powerful. Particularly the Trump hotel image. How did this happen with the whole world watching? If you cannot protest in person, pray in your own way.

  7. Anonymous says:

    We will Persist n Resist!...Native Americans are from the United States better known as *Turtle Island!*...we are Not from India!.. we will Not Surrender! *water is Life!* *Mni Wiconi!*... The World is Watching! n The *World*! is Standing with Standing Rock!... The *Missouri* River is a National Monoument!. It cannot be Touched then in any way shape or Form!.It was the Route that Lewis & Clark & Sawcajuwa Used when they made their Trek across the States!.

  8. The Native Nations March, organized by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
    was very powerfull
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  9. The Native Nations March, organized by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
    was greatest i every went too proud to march on wash dc
    medicine turtle cherokee

  10. We are the NATURAL GUARD we serve the NEW EARTH ARMY ...SEE EARTHBATTALION.COM WE ARE UBIQUITOUS ...since 1979 Jim Channon commanding.

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