Last week Dhruv Mehrotra and I went to North Dakota to document the protest against the certified-dangerous Dakota Access crude oil pipeline being constructed just upstream of Sioux Tribe reservation land.
We collected 360 video, transponder data of surveillance planes flying low overhead, a sense of the overwhelming police surveillance of the Standing Rock protest, and an understanding of why many people believe the fight is about much more than DAPL.
Our final project will present what we learned at Standing Rock. Our final project proposal can be viewed here.
We believe the pipeline is dangerous and cannot proceed as planned. In advocating for this cause, we also want to depict the greater conviction that many DAPL protesters feel for native sovereignty.