Tribal struggles beyond Standing Rock-

The standoff at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation brought national attention to the struggle over indigenous lands and resources. This video series examines the ways tribes in North America have dealt with mounting pressures from governments and corporations that take over their land

for mega-projects such as dams, freeways and oil pipelines. Some tribes have fought back with lawsuits and protests; others have cut deals with energy producers. While these projects are touted as a benefit to the general population, the costs often are borne by the Native populations whose land is in the path of development.
Jasilyn Charger was one of the first people to set up camp at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in April 2016. Along with youth from neighboring tribes, the then-19-year-old helped raise awareness about construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline by staging a 2,000-mile run from North Dakota to Washington. By the time the group returned to Standing Rock, the camp population had swelled into the thousands. One year later, she reflects on the protests and how the movement has changed the course of her life.
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