Standing Rock spirit alive and well on Cheyenne Territory

Dennis Ward
There has been speculation of many new Standing Rock protests popping up and around the globe.

In 2016, thousands of people from across North America set up camp in North Dakota to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in the U.S. in its fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The entire world watched as supporters who called themselves Water Protectors, clashed with local and state police – and troops from the Army National Guard.

See a full timeline here: Standing Rock

Now there is a new camp set up in the Cheyenne River Sioux Territory.

APTN’s Dennis Ward is there talking with some of the big players in the movement who say while there will never be another Standing Rock, the movement is alive and well.

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.