Waving the flags of their tribes and singing the songs of their ancestors, more than 200 protesters marched Tuesday across a Missouri River bridge in Bismarck ahead of a federal court hearing that will determine the fate of the Dakota Access oil pipeline’s route in North Dakota.
“This water belongs to all of us,” Vic Camp, a 41-year-old from South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, said as he rallied the crowd before the march. “We all know that tomorrow in Washington they’re going to make a decision that affects every single one of us.”
The march across the 2,370-foot-long Veterans Memorial Bridge aimed to show solidarity with the 2,000-some protesters encamped about 50 miles south on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, near the pipeline construction site along State Highway 1806 north of Cannon Ball, N.D.
Indeed, many marchers were from the campsite, including 25-year-old Kin-sin-ta Joseph and her 16-year-old sister Kis-dya:n-te’ Joseph, who needed help from a portable PA system so their river song would carry over the wind and traffic noise.
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