Dakota Access Pipeline and Waterways


More than a year of protests were unable to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), and the pipeline's owners expect to have it up and running on May 14. But the story isn't over. DAPL still serves as a reminder that the fight for environmental sanity and the fight for Native people's human rights are inextricably intertwined. 

Explore the interactive maps provided by ALMA and Friends to see the pipeline route, the effects it will have on surrounding communities and beyond, and a few of the alternatives to the fossil fuel-dependent economy of which DAPL is one small piece — an economy we will inevitably need to transform if we are to survive.

RELATED EXHIBIT: To learn more, visit Standing Rock: Art and Solidarity, on view beginning May 20, 2017 at the Autry Museum of the American West in Griffith Park. Poster art, T-shirts, and photographs demonstrate the immediacy of the protests and conflicts as they have unfolded, while a video art piece by the Native collaborators of Winter Count and a historical tour explore the broader meanings of these events.