Aleksandra “Sasha” George is a Law Fellow with the Healthy Communities litigation team.
“It's the biggest gathering of tribes in more than 100 years. The movement is becoming more than a protest ... People in the camp say it is a way to reconnect with their identity, pride and heritage after a long history of abuse and segregation.”
Jan Hasselman, Earthjustice attorney: "They moved it down to Standing Rock, which is a very remote area, but people live at Standing Rock too. There is an environmental justice component here."