As state and tribal officials try to transition people home from the protest camps, a South Dakota tribe may open a new camp for water protectors.
Bald Eagle said the new camp would be a safe space for water protectors.
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier supports members who want to continue protesting the pipeline, Bald Eagle said.
He said the camp could be for members coming or going to the camp, members who cannot get home maybe due to car trouble or weather or members who don’t feel safe at the other camps.
The Cheyenne River Indian Reservation is directly south of Standing Rock.
UPDATE on February 28, 2017/ Judge to hear arguments on Dakota Access oil pipeline work
A federal judge is due to hear arguments today about whether to stop the final bit of construction on the disputed Dakota Access pipeline.
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg scheduled a hearing in a lawsuit brought by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes.
The tribes have asked him to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw permission for Texas-based developer Energy Transfer Partners to lay pipe under Lake Oahe in North Dakota.