Sheriffs department backed by National Guard, state police move in on Oceti Sakowin camp

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
Officers from the Morton County Sheriffs Department backed by the National Guard, State Police and out of state forces made good on a promise and moved in on the Oceti Sakowin camp Thursday.

Military vehicles and troops dressed in combat fatigues broke up the camp that was the centre of the resistance against the Dakota Access pipeline.

Thursday’s action led to a standoff on the Cannonball River.

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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.

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  1. Thank you, miigwech, Dennis, for your reportage. This has been very hard to watch the last two days, and it disturbs my sleep, now, too. Can’t imagine being right on the scene there, as you are. Please be safe.

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