Hey guys, I'm Amber Bracken (@photobracken), I'm a Canadian photographer and member of @roguecanada. Today is my last day of sharing these images from my time in the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) resistance camps at Standing Rock. I spent a total of six weeks over four trips with the #WaterProtectors with the intention of framing the issue in our shared history of colonization. These conflicts between government, industry and indigenous people are neither new or uncommon, but we could learn a lot by listening.
Thank you so much for following along with me this week. Though the Standing Rock camps are mostly gone, the movement that galvanized there is not.
Mni Wiconi (Water is Life) - The Missouri River, that is in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is the longest river in the United States and travels for over 2,300 miles through Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri. All along the route it is a key source for drinking water and habitat.#WPPh16 #standingrock #mniwiconi #missouririver #nodapl