On Friday, the federal government halted construction on a portion of the Dakota Access Pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois, after months of protests by native tribes who say the pipeline is a violation of their tribal rights and will poison their waterways.
But earlier that same day, a federal judge decided that construction on the pipeline could continue.
Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with tribal leaders Andrew Iron Shell and his son Terrell about the impact of last week’s decisions.
Andrew Iron Shell, community engagement coordinator for Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation.
Terrell Iron Shell, member of the International Indigenous Youth Council.