Feature - Closing the Standing Rock Camps
After months of protest and public outcry, on December 4th, the US government announced it would halt construction of the infamous oil pipeline due to environmental concerns. Two months later, under orders from recently-inaugurated President Trump, the Army Corps of Engineers announced they would close down protest camps near Lake Oahe on Wednesday, February 22nd.
On February 21st Larry Towell, who has spent years documenting Native American issues in Canada and the US, made his third trip to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps at Standing Rock. The following day, the deadline to evacuate...