Western Libraries

Dakota Access Pipeline/Standing Rock Protests



Standing Rock Syllabus

Primary Materials

  • United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    The Declaration is a comprehensive statement of the rights of indigenous peoples, giving prominence to collective rights to a degree unprecedented in international human rights law. It was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday September 13, 2007.


  • Water problems on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Congressional Hearing, 2004
    Water problems on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation : hearing before the Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, second session, on oversight hearing to received [i.e. receive] testimony on problems that have been experienced by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and tribes situated along the Missouri River, November 18, 2004,

  • Fort Laramie Treaty 1868
    Scan of treaty from April 4, 1868 from the National Archives. Critics say the Dakota Access Pipeline violates Article II of this treaty.

  • Section 106 of National Historic Preservation Act
    Summary of Section 106 which pertains to consultation of tribes in identifying cultural sites of importance. Section 106 is mentioned in the District Court motion to deny the injunction to stop work on the pipeline filed 9/9/16.

  • United States Army Corps of Engineers Digital Library
    The materials in this repository include information by and about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Most materials were published by USACE, but some collections contain materials by other government agencies written about USACE. All content is contributed by offices throughout USACE.

  • University of California,Berkeley Law: American Indian Law
    This guide is designed to assist the scholar or student researching the law of the United States as it pertains to the American Indian. Although some of the included resources relate to American Indian tribal law, the focus of the guide is on US law, its doctrinal evolution, and related issues arising from the unique historical relationships of the federal and state governments to American Indian tribes.

  • International Indian Treaty Council
    The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) is an organization of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, South America, the Caribbean and the Pacific working for the Sovereignty and Self Determination of Indigenous Peoples and the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights, Treaties, Traditional Cultures and Sacred Lands.