Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, supporters now dealing with gunfire over contested sacred land

North Dakota police firing on drones over contested area.

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
The tension between the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, its supporters and police is high.

Now people trying to stop a section of the pipeline on sacred land are dealing with gunfire.

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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.