The Dakota Access Pipeline protest that began in 2016 in North Dakota has grown to become one of the most significant US protests in this century. Led by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, protesters are attempting to stop the construction of a 1,100-mile oil pipeline stretching from North Dakota to Illinois that crosses the Missouri River within miles of the tribe’s reservation. The pipeline is being built on lands considered sacred by Native Americans and also poses an environmental risk (particul…

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