Five Days At Standing Rock

The sprawling camp that delayed a transcontinental pipeline for months drew people from around the country to stand up to the government.

DECEMBER 19, 2016 — Near Bismarck, ND: “Water is Life” is the breaking chant of Oceti Sakowin Camp near the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. It’s part of the daily water ceremony at the Cannonball River. It’s said during protest. It’s an appropriate response of agreement. It can be a statement, a greeting, a prayer, or all these simultaneously.

Serial entrepreneur and photojournalist. Husband, father, global citizen.

Serial entrepreneur and photojournalist. Husband, father, global citizen.