Law enforcement releases tear gas to disperse the crowd of nonviolent water protectors gathered at the barricade on Nov. 20. The barricade, erected three weeks prior when protectors marched toward the pipeline, was being cleared from wreckage when protectors arrived from the nearby camp.
Jules from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, recovers at the Mess Hall at Oceti Sakowin main camp after gathering at the barricade. White from milk of magnesia streaks her face as a result of being treated by Emergency medics for tear gas.
Peaceful protestors gather around a fire at Standing Rock Native American Reservation in North Dakota and South Dakota. Many Syracuse University community members have joined in the efforts to protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Water protectors ignite fires for warmth for hypothermic victims of water cannons and as a symbol of sacred fire and tradition. They use blue tarps to protect the fires from the law enforcement water hoses.
After attempting to extinguish one of the ceremonial fires near the barricade, water protectors set another fire further back as law enforcement watch from afar. The fires burned well into the morning of Nov. 21.
Yi-yi from the Bay Area in California is a social rights activist and technician that came to Standing Rock to offer help and volunteer. Spending most of her time at the art tent, she's seen here sewing a medicine wheel that will be used as a sign of peace and non-violence during direct actions.
Thelonius stands watch as water protectors build a bridge comprised of planks and foam boards Thanksgiving Day. They built the bridge to travel across part of the river to Turtle Island, a sacred burial ground recently overtaken by police.