Banking on Change at Standing Rock

They were an unlikely group of activists; Native American youths concerned about teen suicide sparked the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)—a movement which ultimately spread across the country. Veterans and others joined in, traveling to the construction site and showing solidarity with activists. Protesters objected to the $3.8 billion pipeline route, which they say threatens freshwater supplies and disrespects ancestral lands. Guests: Pennie Opal Plant, Co-founder, Idle No More SF Bay L. Frank Manriquez, Indigenous California artist and activist Lynn Doan, Bloomberg News This program was recorded live at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on May 11, 2017. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

by Climate One