Emotion day as the deadline to get out of #NoDAPL camp arrives in North Dakota

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
The deadline of Jan. 31 has arrived for anyone still camped at the #NoDAPL site that served as the centre of the fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.

At the height of the resistance, more than 10,000 people called the Oceti Sakowin camp home.

But according to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, it’s time to leave – at least for now.

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Dennis is Métis 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 a 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.