Some protestors were involved in a standoff with Law Enforcement on County Road 134.
That’s where we found Wiyaka Eagleman who has been at the camp since April.
He is from a Lakota tribe in Rosebud, South Dakota.
He says law enforcement including the National Guard are trying to move them off their treaty land.
He also says they came with force and quickly surrounded activists.
Eagleman says helicopters and planes are flying around 24/7.
He calls law enforcement’s actions unlawful.
“This is genocide against our people. They treat us like we’re animals. This is our land all the way, 1851 Treaty. It’s time for government to start recognizing us,” says Wiyaka Eagleman, from Rosebud, South Dakota
Eagleman says he is there to protect the land for his children, and grandchildren.