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At Standing Rock, a Sense of Purpose: "This Is How We Should Be Living"

Protecting the water and sacred sites brought people here. The experience of being here is changing lives. Frybread making with Osh Johnson from Black Mesa, Navajo Nation. Photo by Desiree Kane. Drive from Bismarck, North Dakota, to the Standing Rock encampment, and the sign that something unusual is happening is abrupt: a checkpoint staffed by the National Guard. Continue south, past rolling grasslands with an occasional farmhouse, until there is nothing but open space.
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