'We're going to stand with them': Bemidji organization, others from community work to stop DAPL
OCETI SAKOWIN CAMP, N.D.—On Thursday, Dec. 8, the camps at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, where activists have gathered for months to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline, were arctic.
Even at noon, with the sun out and the skies clear, the temperature was down to 3 degrees and inhabitants of the Oceti Sakowin Camp—one of multiple camps where the activists have gathered—were hard at work providing warmth for themselves and fellow campers.
Some chopped firewood, others went from camper to camper, giving out hand and foot warmers. A piece of paper taped to table in the media tent listed the signs of hypothermia and encouraged those still at the camp to look out for each other.