Democrat hopeful talks pipeline protest in North Dakota

APTN’s Dennis Ward talks with Democratic Congressional hopeful Chase Iron Eyes about #DAPL.

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
The pipeline stand off in North Dakota is starting to become a more prominent national issue in the United States.

For month, members of of the Standing Sioux Tribe, along with thousands of supporters, have been on the site of a construction site where a pipeline is supposed to be built.

Recently the protests turned violent when security forces who had dogs and mace turned on a number of people at the site.

A court ruling on whether to halt construction of the pipeline is expected Sept. 9.

APTN’s Dennis Ward talked with Chase Iron Eyes who was raised on the Standin Rock Sioux reservation and is now running as a Democrat for the U.S. Congress.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.