The Standing Rock Struggle To Secure Clean Water: A Photo Essay

As the nation's focus turns to the outcome of the presidential election, activists in Standing Rock continue their struggle to secure access to clean water. MintPress reporter Derrick Broze is on the ground in North Dakota covering efforts by activists to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, efforts that have been met with a brutal police crackdown.
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    Water protectors block North Dakota Highway 1806 at the site of the frontline camp, just north of Red Warrior Camp near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation which straddles the border of North and South Dakota. The water protectors established the frontline camp to halt construction on the Dakota Access pipeline. Oct. 26, 2016 (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    Water protectors block North Dakota Highway 1806 at the site of the frontline camp, just north of Red Warrior Camp near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation which straddles the border of North and South Dakota. The water protectors established the frontline camp to halt construction on the Dakota Access pipeline. Oct. 26, 2016 (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    The remnants of a vehicle burned on North Dakota Highway 1806 on the night of Oct. 27, 2016. Non-peaceful forces embedded on the side of the water protectors were seen burning the vehicle and two armored vehicles over the protests of water protectors. (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    The remnants of a vehicle burned on North Dakota Highway 1806 on the night of Oct. 27, 2016. Non-peaceful forces embedded on the side of the water protectors were seen burning the vehicle and two armored vehicles over the protests of water protectors. (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

     A water protector stares down police along County Road 134, in Mandan, North Dakota, north of Red Warrior Camp. Law enforcement wear riot gear as they prepare to remove the frontline camp. Oct. 27, 2016  (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    A water protector stares down police along County Road 134, in Mandan, North Dakota, north of Red Warrior Camp. Law enforcement wear riot gear as they prepare to remove the frontline camp. Oct. 27, 2016  (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    A water protector stares down police off County Road 134 in Mandan, North Dakota,  just north of Red Warrior Camp. Law enforcement wear riot gear as they prepare to remove the frontline camp. Oct. 27, 2016  (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    A water protector stares down police off County Road 134 in Mandan, North Dakota,  just north of Red Warrior Camp. Law enforcement wear riot gear as they prepare to remove the frontline camp. Oct. 27, 2016  (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    Water protectors face off with a police line off North Dakota Highway 1806. Law enforcement wear riot gear as they prepare to remove the frontline camp. Oct. 27, 2016 (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    Water protectors face off with a police line off North Dakota Highway 1806. Law enforcement wear riot gear as they prepare to remove the frontline camp. Oct. 27, 2016 (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    Police form a barricade as they remove water protectors from the frontline camp off North Dakota Highway 1806. The water protectors established the frontline camp on Oct. 23 in an attempt to stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Oct. 27, 2016  (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    Police form a barricade as they remove water protectors from the frontline camp off North Dakota Highway 1806. The water protectors established the frontline camp on Oct. 23 in an attempt to stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Oct. 27, 2016  (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    A water protector watches a fire barricade burn off County Road 134, just north of Red Warrior Camp. Law enforcement wear riot gear as they prepare to remove the frontline camp. Oct. 27, 2016  (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    A water protector watches a fire barricade burn off County Road 134, just north of Red Warrior Camp. Law enforcement wear riot gear as they prepare to remove the frontline camp. Oct. 27, 2016  (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

     Gabriella Scarlett, a water protector from Canada, signals for peace as a fire barricade burns off County Road 134. Behind her, water protectors establish a fire barricade to hold police back from the site of construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Oct. 27, 2016  (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    Gabriella Scarlett, a water protector from Canada, signals for peace as a fire barricade burns off County Road 134. Behind her, water protectors establish a fire barricade to hold police back from the site of construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Oct. 27, 2016  (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    The Rev. Jesse Jackson stands with Mark Ruffalo, actor and co-founder of the Solutions Project, which donated solar panels on trailers to the Standing Rock Sioux tribal elders. Oct. 26, 2016 (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    The Rev. Jesse Jackson stands with Mark Ruffalo, actor and co-founder of the Solutions Project, which donated solar panels on trailers to the Standing Rock Sioux tribal elders. Oct. 26, 2016 (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    Water protectors sing and drum in prayerful ceremony at the frontline camp off North Dakota Highway 1806. The camp was established amid efforts to prevent law enforcement and pipeline workers from continuing construction on the Dakota Access pipeline. Oct. 26, 2016 (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    Water protectors sing and drum in prayerful ceremony at the frontline camp off North Dakota Highway 1806. The camp was established amid efforts to prevent law enforcement and pipeline workers from continuing construction on the Dakota Access pipeline. Oct. 26, 2016 (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

     Joye Braun, a Cheyenne River Sioux organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, prays with other water protectors at the frontline camp off North Dakota Highway 1806. Oct. 26, 2016 (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

    Joye Braun, a Cheyenne River Sioux organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, prays with other water protectors at the frontline camp off North Dakota Highway 1806. Oct. 26, 2016 (Derrick Broze for MintPress)

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