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Your Call: Rights and wrongs at Standing Rock

Photo from the San Diego Union-Tribune

On the December 1st edition of Your Call, what rights do Standing Rock water protectors have to remain where they are? The North Dakota Governor issued an evacuation order and the Army Corps of Engineers plans to close off access to Oceti Sakowin camp by December 5.

About 2,000 veterans are on their way to Standing Rock to act as “human shields” between police and water protectors. What's the legal basis of the governor and the Army Corps' orders? Who has standing to challenge these actions?


Paul VanDevelder, author of Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial that Forged a Nation and Savages and Scoundrels: the Untold Story of America’s Road to Empire through Indian Territory

Chase Iron Eyes, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and an attorney who ran for Congress


Stephanie Tsosie, associate attorney at Earthjustice who represents the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the Army Corps of Engineers

Web Resources:

High Country News: Reckoning at Standing Rock

PBS: CEO behind Dakota Access to protesters: 'We're building the pipeline.'

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman responds to Governor’s executive order


Standing Rock

Galandra Broadman: Standing Rock, Sacred Stone Camp, DAPL: Sacred Treaty Lands & Waters

Earth Justice: The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Litigation on the Dakota Access Pipeline

National Lawyers Guild: Water Protector Legal Collective Files Suit for Excessive Force against Peaceful Protesters

Chase Iron Eyes

48hills: Live from Standing Rock: Repression and injustice on the protest lines

Democracy Now: Bundys vs. #NoDAPL: Armed White Militia Leaders Walk Free as Native Americans Face Police Violence





Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.