For almost a year, members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and thousands of supporters camped out near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. The tribe won a short-lived victory in December when the Army Corps of Engineers halted pipeline construction in December. When Donald Trump took office, he ordered the Corps to allow drilling to move forward.
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Police have made mass arrests and used pepper spray, riot gear and armored vehicles to stop the protests. Now, the United Nations is looking into possible human rights abuses.
On an Indian reservation in Nebraska, state and federal politics interfere with the effort to simply educate the kids.
"One thing that I repeatedly heard," says Jenni Monet, a journalist on the scene, "is that this fight is not over."
For weeks, members of the Standing Rock Sioux have gathered in Cannonball, North Dakota, standing against the Dakota Access pipeline. The government has now halted construction pending reassessment of the project.