On October 20th,the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory in its fight to protect the Tribe’s drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline. The Indigenous Peoples' Rights Program of the Institute for the Study of Human Rights has been following the developments of the struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. To read more about the recent court decision, click here.
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released her report to the UN General Assembly after her visit to the USA, including Standing Rock, in February 2017. You can read the report here