Donald Trump and the new reality for the Standing Rock Sioux camp

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
After being in office for only five days, President Trump issued two executive orders on pipelines.

First he pushed ahead with getting the Keystone XL pipeline negotiations started, and then the president signed an executive order to get the Dakota Access pipeline completed.

In the late summer and fall, there were pitched battles between police and supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who oppose the pipeline.

Now a January 30th deadline approaches – so what does this mean for Standing Rock and its supporters?

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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.