The Sioux fear the (drinking) water in the river will be contaminated. Furthermore, the oil pipeline is a disruption to historical sacred ground. At the start of 2017 a small group of water protectors still remains at the site. 

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Made for VPRO International Broadcast

Audio, image, direction: Laura Stek
Design: Robin Verdegaal, Merel Raven
Web editing: Erik van den Berg
Final editing: Bella Boender

Special thanks to: Tammy Howard, Ceci Pangelinan, Jolanda Kirpensteijn

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