Reporting from Standing Rock
Civil Beat is the only Hawaii media organization to send a team to cover the Dakota Access Pipeline protests.
If you’ve been following us these past few days, you know that Honolulu Civil Beat is the only Hawaii media organization to send a team to cover the Dakota Access Pipeline protests in North Dakota.
Reporter Nick Grube and photographer Cory Lum have been on the ground near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, where a contingent from Hawaii assembled to protest the pipeline. They’ve been filing daily reports, in addition to broadcasting live video for social media.
Civil Beat chose not to rely on wire services and press releases to cover this important dispute because that’s already being done by other outlets, with very little added value to you.
This dispute, although taking place thousands of miles beyond our shores, draws important parallels to indigenous efforts in Hawaii to resist development on land deemed sacred. That’s why we’re over there — to make sense of national issues and explain their relevance to what goes on here, at home.
Local grassroots donations received since our transition to nonprofit status helped us pay for last-minute travel, accommodations and other related expenses for Nick and Cory. If you find value in our reporting, but have not yet contributed to our nonprofit mission, please consider supporting our work.
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