#StandingRock rallies around journalist Amy Goodman charged with trespassing at protest

Charges stemming from #StandingRock protest against journalist Amy Goodman dismissed.

Dennis Ward
APTN National News
A number of rallies took place in and around Bismarck, North Dakota Monday.

They’re being held in support of journalist Amy Goodman.

See related stories: Standing Rock

The Democracy Now producer is facing charges related to a September protest at the #StandingRock site over a pipeline on a sacred site of the Sioux Tribe.

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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.