Victory to the Sioux: Proud tribe defeats major oil firm backed by Trump
July 13, 2020
LaDonna Brave Bull Allard grins broadly as she contemplates the significance of the victory she and other members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have just secured.
The tribe began a bitter battle against an oil company and the federal government in 2016, when the Dakota Access pipeline was built on their doorstep, threatening their water supply.
Four years on, a US court has ruled in favour of the tribe and ordered the pipeline to close within 30 days.