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20 Powerful Photos From Standing Rock That Will Shake You To Your Core

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It’s been hard to find out what is really going on inside the Standing Rock camp, but these photos give us a glimpse of the emotionally distressing battle that in ongoing in their hearts.
There is love, solidarity, unification, brotherhood and sisterhood…and the spectrum continues into its opposite element. The forces that fight against the peaceful water protectors show no compassion, no mercy, and are barely human, in this author’s opinion.
The 20 photos below show you what is really happening at Standing Rock, and they will shake you to your core.
“U.S. Army veteran Zhooniya Ogitchida spray paints a sign for the veterans headquarters tent at the Oceti Sakowin Camp, Dec. 3, 2016, on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation near Cannon Ball, N.D.”
Activists on horseback pass through the Oceti Sakowin camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Vietnam Army veteran Dan Luker attends a briefing for fellow veterans at the Oceti Sakowin camp.
Flags flap in the wind on the main thoroughfare of Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Dec. 3, 2016, outside Cannon Ball, N.D., as Native Americans and activists from around the country gather at the camp trying to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
An activist builds a temporary shelter at Oceti Sakowin camp.
People stand outside a dome used as a community center
People stand outside a dome used as a community center at Oceti Sakowin camp.
Angie Spencer, left, performs sage smudging on a military
Angie Spencer performs a sage smudging on a military veteran at Oceti Sakowin camp.
Lindsey Denison, of Los Angeles, volunteers to hang
Lindsey Denison volunteers to hang up donated clothes for the cold winter.
Jonathan Shields, from Portland, Oregon, helps to cut
Jonathan Shields, from Portland, Oregon, helps to cut firewood in front of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe tent at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Travelers arrive at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people
Travelers arrive at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline as they walk into a tent next to an upside-down american flag in Cannon Ball, N.D.
An activist staying at  Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge
An activist staying at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation digs out from a snowfall.
Night falls on Oceti Sakowin Camp on the edge of the
Night falls on the Oceti Sakowin Camp.
Snow covers the ground at Oceti Sakowin Camp on the
Sign post in snow at the Oceti Sakowin Camp.
Military veterans stand on a closed bridge to protest
Military veterans stand on a closed bridge across from police protecting the Dakota Access oil pipeline site in Cannon Ball, N.D., on Dec. 1, 2016. Some veterans in North Dakota disagree with the 2,000 veterans planning to join a protest opposing the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline.
Army veteran James White, a member of the Lakota Native
Army veteran James White, a member of the Lakota Native American tribe, makes a snow angel on a closed bridge during a protest across from police protecting the Dakota Access oil pipeline site in Cannon Ball, N.D.
The Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to
The Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline stands in the background as a boy sleds down a hill in Cannon Ball, N.D.
Smokey, a member of the Sioux Native American tribe,
Smokey, a member of the Sioux Native American tribe, rides Prophecy, a descendant of the horse belonging to war chief Crazy Horse, as he pulls a sled at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
Loretta Reddog, of Placerville, Calif., shovels a walkway
Loretta Reddog of Placerville, Calif., shovels a walkway to her tent while followed by her dog Gurdee Bean at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, N.D., on Nov. 29, 2016. “I’m scared. I’m a California girl, you know?” said Reddog who arrived several months ago with her two dogs and has yet to adjust to the harsher climate.
A person prays along the Cannonball River during a
A person prays along the Cannonball River during a Native American water ceremony at the Oceti Sakowin camp.
Opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline gather
Opponents of the pipeline gather at the main protest camp near Cannon Ball, N.D.
Credit: Written by Raven Fon. & Theearthchild.co.za
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