Protest Camp Still Buzzing After Rulings


As support for the protesters continues to spread across the country.

It’s business as usual at the Sacred Stone Camp.

“We’re up here on the hill,” says a man on the microphone.

A white van claims the high ground at Sacred Stone Camp.

“It’s a nice peaceful day.”

Govinda Dalton needs access to the waves.

“87.9 Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio.”

He’s here to help with communication.

His little set up has been traveling to these sorts of camps for 20 years.

“We set up a little FM transmitter so everyone can communicate or can listen to what is going on if there’s specific issues,” says Govinda Dalton, the man who runs the station.

It’s been a week of ups and downs for protesters…they like to call themselves protectors.

First a judge ruling against an injunction to stop construction on the pipeline.

Then, minutes later, federal agencies asked for a voluntary stoppage 20 miles on either side of the Missouri River.

“No one’s going home.  People are coming and going a little bit but as far as I’m concerned, I have people in the community that are really amped to help out,” says Nikki Drumm of the Foundation of Global Unity.

If there were expectations that something would change following the decisions, it wasn’t evident.

There are as many people at the camp as any other weekday so far.

“What we’re looking at here are all the bits and parts of the equation coming together to seek the commonality and a solution to how we proceed in the mess that we’re in,” says Dalton

Dalton spreads word to campers about what’s going on and what lies ahead.

“This plight has been going on for 500 years but at this very moment resolltion is coming into manifestation,” says Dalton.

He uses solar power and air waves, to spread messages about the water.

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