Daily Activity

This is preliminary information to provide a general timeline & summary of protest activity.

3-7-17

Judge Boasberg in Federal District Court in Washington, DC issued a ruling which denied the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes’ request for an injunction under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to stop construction of the pipeline.

Cleanup activities of the former Sacred Stone Camp location continued. No protest activity occurred.


3-6-17

The cleanup of the area formally occupied by the Rosebud Camp is reported as complete.  Cleanup activities of the US Army Corps of Engineer property formally occupied by the Sacred Stone Camp continue.

No protest activity occurred. 


3-5-17

Contractors continued cleanup activities in the Oceti and Rosebud camps.

No protest activity occurred.


3-4-17

Contractors continued cleanup activities in the Oceti and Rosebud camps.

No protest activity occurred.


3-3-17

The US Army Corps of Engineers announced the cleanup of the area formally occupied by the Oceti Sakowin Camp is complete.  They reported the debris removed was just over 2,000 cubic yards and required more than 600 roll-off dumpsters.  Clean up of the other areas continues.

No protest activity occurred. 


3-2-17

Contractors continued cleanup activities in the Oceti, Rosebud, and Sacred Stone camps.

No protest activity occurred. 


3-1-17

Contractors continued cleanup activities in the Oceti and Rosebud camps. BIA announced that all protesters have vacated the Sacred Stone Camp at approximately 2:50 pm and that contractors would begin clean up of the area. At approximately 2:00 pm, a group of approximately 10 protesters staged a demonstration in front of the Federal Courthouse located in downtown Bismarck. Keep reading for more details.


2/28/17

 Contractors continued cleanup activities in the Oceti and Rosebud camps.

There was significant activity involving persons moving out of the Sacred Stone Camp in response to a final trespass notice that was issued by BIA to occupants of the camp yesterday. 

No protest activity occurred. 


2/27/17

Contractors continued cleanup activities in the Oceti and Rosebud camps.

No protest activity occurred. 


2/26/17

Contractors continued cleanup activities in the Oceti and Rosebud camps.

No protest activity occurred.  


2/25/17

Contractors continued cleanup activities in the Oceti and Rosebud camps.

No protest activity occurred.


2/24/17

Contractors continued cleanup activities in the Oceti and Rosebud camps.  

No protest activity occurred.


2/23/17

At approximately 10:00 am, representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers met with protesters from the Oceti Sakowin camp and discussed USACE priorities to clean up the area and restore the land to its pre-protest condition. At approximately 10:45 am, law enforcement prepared to enter the Oceti camp using equipment to remove snow to create an entrance path into the northwest portion of the camp.  Snow removal was completed by approximately 11:05 am, and officers entered the camp and encountered a group of approximately 50 protesters.  Officers directed the protesters to disperse and move to the south and if they did so, they would not be arrested.  Officers began to move forward and those protesters who did not disperse were arrested.  Law enforcement officers continued to move through the camp and inspected each structure to ensure they were all empty.  At 2:09 pm, law enforcement announced the Oceti camp was cleared and secured. Keep reading for more details.


2/22/17

All persons were to be vacated from the Oceti Sakowin camp and other adjacent US Army Corps of Engineer property by 2:00 pm.  Throughout the day, multiple fires were set, contractors were denied entry to the camp by protesters, approximately 100 people left the camp during a march. Law enforcement officers did not enter the camp at any time and an unknown number of protesters remain in the camp. Keep reading for more details.


2/21/17

Equipment under the direction of Incident Command continued to assist with cleanup of the Oceti Sakowin camp.  As on previous days, protesters at the gate delayed the equipment from entering and searched all equipment as it entered causing it to take approximately 90 minutes for all equipment to enter.  Due to extremely muddy conditions, there was very limited progress in doing the cleanup. Keep reading for more details.


2/20/17

Equipment under the direction of Incident Command continued to assist with cleanup of the Oceti Sakowin camp. No significant protest activity occurred.


2/19/17

Equipment under the direction of Incident Command continued to assist with cleanup of the Oceti Sakowin camp. Keep reading for more details. 


2/18/17

Equipment under the direction of Incident Command continued to assist with cleanup of the Oceti Sakowin camp. No significant protest activity occurred.


2/17/17

Additional large equipment and trucks under direction of Incident Command began assisting with cleanup of the Oceti Sakowin camp. No significant protest activity occurred.


2/16/17

At 11:00 am, Federal and State officials met with members from the protest camps at the Cannonball Bridge concerning the evacuation order and need for cleanup of the camp.