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Native American Studies: Dakota Access Pipeline

Resources for research in Native American Studies.

What's the Issue?


The construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline has been opposed by the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes and various allies who assert that the pipeline would disturb sacred burial grounds and violate hunting, fishing and environmental rights of local tribes.  Extensive protests at the site have made national and international news.

Places to Start

News Coverage

In addition to the individual news sites above, we have news databases that aggregate national and international news stories in one place.

Newspaper Database Search Tips: Most databases will let you re-sort your results by 'newest first' to get the most recent articles, or by 'relevance' to get the articles that best match your search terms.

Environmental Racism and Justice

If you are interested in additional insights into environmental racism and justice, check out this guide to resources.

Included are relevant scholarly articles, books, and news sources in different contexts and among diverse populations, as well as organizations working on issues ranging from housing discrimination to health disparities to tribal sovereignty. 

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