North Dakota


The Summer's Best Road Trips

Pack the cooler. From surfing in Rhode Island to fishing the newly reborn Elwha River in the Northwest, these are the season’s quintessential weekend escapes.

The Editors
Aug 12, 2017

A Side of Standing Rock You've Never Seen

The fight for Standing Rock took the media by storm in November 2016. From cell phones to news cameras, images of violence, protest, and unrest surfaced on every major media outlet.

Mar 23, 2017

The Last Days at Standing Rock

The decision by the Army Corps of Engineers to block the Dakota Access Pipeline arrived just as internal tensions threatened to fracture Standing Rock's Oceti Sakowin camp

Mark Sundeen
Dec 10, 2016

At Camp with the Standing Rock Pipeline Protesters

When I arrived, I realized there are two major stories unfolding here on the windswept prairie of North Dakota. One of them, the one that has drawn the most media attention, plays out in rallies and hashtags, Facebook Live streams, and confrontations with pipeline security workers. The other is more difficult to see unless you visit the camp itself, where old friends and long estranged tribes have reunited, and people share songs, prayers, and stories as they articulate a future in which tribal lands are no longer national sacrifice zones and the zero-sum logic of industry is not taken for granted.

Terray Sylvester
Sep 14, 2016

What's Happening in Standing Rock?

Two of our country's biggest issues, racism and climate change, have collided on a North Dakota reservation. This week, I loaded up my station wagon with water and supplies and drove down for a look at a historic demonstration that could shape the national dialogue going forward.

Mark Sundeen
Sep 2, 2016