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Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Settle In For Winter

The Missouri River is seen beyond an encampment Sept. 4, 2016 near Cannon Ball, North Dakota where hundreds of people have gathered to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)
The Missouri River is seen beyond an encampment Sept. 4, 2016 near Cannon Ball, North Dakota where hundreds of people have gathered to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Demonstrators near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, continue to protest the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline and they’re getting ready for winter. They have also created a home school center for their children. But North Dakota officials say the school is operating without the state’s approval.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council has voted to allow protesters to build a new camp on the reservation, so that permanent structures can be built protecting them from the Dakotas winter.

Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Alayna Eagle Shield, language specialist of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, about the school.

Guest

Alayna Eagle Shield, language specialist of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. She tweets @aeagleshield.

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