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Is US More Tolerant of White Armed Militants Than Peaceful Native Americans?


In North Dakota, the Standing Rock Sioux Native American tribe, along with a coalition of environmental activists and groups of indigenous people who have come from across the country, have been peacefully protesting the construction of the $3.8 billion, 1,200-mile pipeline which they say would ruin sacred sites near the tribe's reservation and threaten water supply.

Thousands of people gathered in camps at the reservation and on nearby federally-owned land after the tribe's requests for an injunction to halt the pipeline project were denied in court. The tribe's leaders claim they were not properly consulted before Dakota Acess, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, was granted a permit to move forward with the project.

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