False: “Protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota escalated more than a year ago when Native Americans realized the pipeline’s developers and government officials intended to ignore their request to reroute the pipeline around the Standing Rock reservation.”
The pipeline doesn’t cross the Standing Rock Reservation, and never WAS planned to cross the reservation. It does, though, cross through Lakota burial grounds, according to officials from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
And it does cross through land that appears, according to the Treaty of 1851, through territory unceded to the U.S. Meaning it passes through traditional Lakota territory, NOT the reservation itself.