12/12/2016

At approximately 9:00 am a single individual from the protest camp walked onto the Backwater Bridge.  The individual walked along the barricade to the west and then climbed over the barricade trespassing onto the property on the north side of the barricade.  Law enforcement responded and took the individual into custody for criminal trespass.Governor Dalrymple and other State officials met with Chairman Archambault and other Standing Rock tribal officials.  The meeting was to discuss future relationships between the State and Standing Rock and one specific topic of discussion was a process to open the Backwater Bridge. No other significant events occurred.  The weather has remained extremely cold since December 6th with high temperatures generally in the single digits with wind chill factors in the double digits below zero.