Standing Rock is a historic gathering of tribes, allies, and people from all walks of life standing in solidarity to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Oceti Sakowin Camp: a first of its kind historic gathering of Indigenous Nations. The most recent such assembly of Tribes occurred when the Great Sioux Nation gathered before the Battle at the Little Big Horn.

1- Maori warriors defy authorities with a powerful haka at Standing Rock

At the risk of their own safety, a group of Māori performed haka at the frontline of the Osceti Sakowin camp.

“It was really about my ancestors acknowledging their ancestors and letting them know that we're here to support them and even if we're not there ā tīnana, there's a maunga of people and a maunga of my ancestors standing behind me, standing for Standing Rock.”

“I didn't think I was going to do it there. I just had an overwhelming feeling to drop to my knee and deliver something from my ancestors, knowing full well that a haka would have provoked them, they wouldn't understand what it means, and these guys are looking at any reason to take a shot at us,” said Te Ua.

2- Canada Spirit Walkers reached Standing Rock after 1,400 kilometres in the cold

Their weeks-long, arduous march through the harsh prairie environment is over and at last a dedicated group from Stanley Mission, Sask. have arrived in the camps at Standing Rock.

The small group left their homes in northern Saskatchewan in late November, walking some 1,400 kilometres to North Dakota to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to protest a pipeline there.

Ricky Sanderson and a group of walkers documented the journey, sharing their experiences on social media. By the time they arrived at the main protest camp this week, Sanderson said they were greeted enthusiastically.

"People were coming up to us, welcoming us, they felt really happy that us Canadians got to Standing Rock safely," he said. "It felt really good inside and made me feel so happy."

3- Maori women defy authorities with a powerful haka at Standing Rock 

Kereama Te Ua and some Māori women went to pray at the frontline where authorities were positioned.

4- US Veterans Pray to Ask Forgiveness for Historical Detrimental to Tribes

US veterans took part in a prayer ceremony, during which they've apologized for historical detrimental conduct by the military toward Native Americans.

5- Standing Rock: US Vets rescue stolen tribes's canoes from authorities

One veteran told that a group of their men had engaged in an operation to rescue canoes belonging to the Sioux people after they were allegedly stolen and smashed by authorities.

6- Mayan Elders Go to Standing Rock to Show Solidarity

The Maya Nation released a Declaration Statement in Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – The Dakota Access Pipeline Threatens the Sioux Nation and Mother Earth.

7- Neil Young marks 71st birthday with visit to Standing Rock

Musician and activist Neil Young celebrated his 71st birthday on Saturday with a visit to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

8- More than 500 clergy gather at Standing Rock to support water protectors

A contingent from Standing Rock Sioux Tribe walked across the Cantapeta Creek bridge and asked police and pipeline security to lose the loud helicopter so hundreds gathered at the water could hear themselves pray.

9- Standing Rock: One million people 'check in' on Facebook to support Water Protectors

More than 1 million people answered a call on Facebook to ‘overwhelm and confuse’ law enforcement, though police deny tracking activists on social media

10- Haka on the frontline! Maori man's stirring haka against Dakota Access Pipeline

A lone Maori man, on the protest frontline at Standing Rock in North Dakota, has emerged on social media after performing a powerful haka against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11- Eagle Lands On Standing Rock, Allows Water Protectors To Touch Him

Another Avatar moment at Standing Rock. This is a Golden Eagle that landed for about an hour. Natives gathered around it and were able to touch it. Scott Bunn

12- Givers of Courage: Thousands of wild American Bison appear from no where at Standing Rock

The Tatanka Oyate were called upon and gave us courage. Pilamiya Maske for your vision. Stay strong Water Protectors! Davidica Littlespottedhorse

13- The first baby born at Standing Rock is a blessing for the 'water protectors'.

First baby born on the banks of the Cannon Ball River into the arms of the birthing mama. What a beautiful blessing for the water protectors and camp.

14- Sami Indigenous Travel to Stand with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

A group of three indigenous Sami people from Scandinavia arrived at the camp.

15- Native teen to run 1400 miles from Arizona to Standing Rock for pipeline protest

An Arizona teenager is about to embark on an incredible journey: organizing and taking part in 1,400 mile run to protest the Dakota Pipeline.

Responses to "15 Amazing moments from Standing Rock that no one will ever forget"

  1. casey says:

    Thank you for sharing these.

  2. Amazing

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