Amber Cross, of the Sioux Tribe of Oglala Lakota
“I’ve been here for over a month,” Cross said, adding that she’ll stay “until they kick me out of here.”
Earlier this week, Dave Archambault II, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux, encouraged the Dakota Access Pipeline protest encampment to break for the winter after a blizzard scoured the camp, lashing the tents and driving hundreds of demonstrators to seek shelter elsewhere. North Dakota’s winter is deadly, and the storm was just a taste of what’s to come. “We are thankful for their passion and commitment and we are thankful for them all standing with us,” Archambault said. “It’s time now to enjoy this winter with your families."
Some may leave. But at the start of the week, many said they were determined to stay, blizzards and all.