In these videos, US Marine veteran Michael Markus, also known as Mato Tanka, gives his perspective of the conditions of the camp, the weather, and the continued protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline from Standing Rock in North Dakota.
Even after the news that the Army Corps of Engineers denied a key easement for the pipeline, a handful of veterans decided to stay at Standing Rock with Sioux water protectors. “The fight isn’t over yet,” said Markus in a message to Storyful. Dwindling supplies and an order from North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple to evacuate the camps due to weather conditions has made life more difficult for those who have chosen to stay. Credit: Facebook/Michael Markus via Storyful