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'We're protectors, we're not protesters:' Northerner talks about Dakota arrest


A Northern activist arrested last week while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline plans to return home later this week, although he'll have to head back south for his court date, he says.

Daniel T'seleie — who has roots in Fort Good Hope and Yellowknife — was arrested on Sept. 14, for allegedly attaching himself to an excavator at a Dakota Access work site.

"I don't want to get into too many details because it still is an open court case and I'm going to have to return here to court. But I was charged with reckless endangerment, which is a felony, and then I was charged with three misdemeanours," said T'seleie, over the phone from New Salem, 110 kilometres northwest of Cannon Ball, N.D.


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