TIME North Dakota Pipeline

Take a Look at the Thousands of People Protesting the Pipeline in North Dakota

If the pipeline is built, it will cut through a North Dakota tribe’s ancestral land

Federal Judge James Boasberg ordered construction to be continued this Friday and that it was legal for the pipeline to be built on the land the Standing Rock Sioux tribe is arguing to protect.

The Dakota Access Pipeline has made the headlines since April, when the tribe began protesting the pipeline’s construction, which thousands of people have joined in the months since. If the pipeline is built, the tribe says, it will cut through the tribe’s ancestral lands, including sacred areas and ancient burial sites. In addition, the pipeline would run through the tribe’s only water source, the Missouri River. The tribe also claims they were not consulted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which has jurisdiction over the land, before the deal was made with Energy Transfer Partners.

Here’s a look at how the Standing Rock Sioux tribe along with other Native Americans across the country came to North Dakota to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux in order to protest the pipeline.

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