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Ryan Goeckner, Sean M. Daley, Jordyn Gunville, and Christine M. Daley

culmination of an eight-month struggle between American Indian and allied protesters and law enforcement, private mercenaries, and state and federal government officials over the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) under Lake Oahe by the Texas

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The Personal and the Political

Simon Coleman and Sondra L. Hausner

and material ways. However, it is precisely against an item of infrastructure—the Dakota Access Pipeline—that the Lakota communities described by Ryan Goeckner, Sean M. Daley, Jordyn Gunville, and Christine M. Daley are protesting. Furthermore

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Organized criminals, human rights defenders, and oil companies

Weaponization of the RICO Act across jurisdictional borders

Lindsay Ofrias and Gordon Roecker

. By August 2017, the owner of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Kelcy Warren, filed a RICO case against organizations with a part in the Standing Rock protest. It targeted Greenpeace, which has faced additional RICO charges in a separate case with a logging

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Civilization as the Undesired World

Radical Environmentalism and the Uses of Dystopia in Times of Climate Crisis

Stine Krøijer

self-determination. In the time around my fieldwork, it was particularly the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in the US and its resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline that evoked awe and admiration (see also Klein 2017 ). Such ‘noble’ cases of

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Kyle Whyte

significantly damages settlers’ inclinations for consensual decision-making with Indigenous peoples. Consider how strictly bounded reservations erase the larger territories that are significant to Indigenous peoples. In the Dakota Access Pipeline issue, pipeline

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Joshua Mullenite

on the popular involvement in bottom-up movements such as the People's Climate March and the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, Barber shows how it's already possible to bring about change in ways that sidestep the political norms of a

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Indigenous Resurgence, Decolonization, and Movements for Environmental Justice

Jaskiran Dhillon

In multiple sites across the world, Indigenous peoples are leading political and social movements for environmental justice. In Indigenous North America, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe spearheaded the resistance against the Dakota Access Pipeline and

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Contradictions of Solidarity

Whiteness, Settler Coloniality, and the Mainstream Environmental Movement

Joe Curnow and Anjali Helferty

youth put their bodies on the line to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Over time, the encampments grew to include as many as 12,000 people, including Indigenous people from nearly 300 nations, environmental justice activists, mainstream

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Néstor L. Silva

southeast of Tioga, people occupied the banks of Lake Oahe on the Missouri River, just north of the Standing Rock Reservation's official boundary. They harbored no belief in the good faith of institutions supporting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The

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Decolonizing Development in Diné Bikeyah

Resource Extraction, Anti-Capitalism, and Relational Futures

Melanie K. Yazzie

-popular phrases “Mni Wiconi” and “Tó Éí Iiná At’é,” or “Water Is Life,” that have become a signature for Indigenous struggles like the stunning effort to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline in Standing Rock and the lesser-known but momentous Nihigaal Bee Iiná effort