WGVU's Mutually Inclusive documents West Michigan Native-Americans protesting North Dakota pipeline
Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters in North Dakota have set up a new camp on private land recently purchased by the development company.
The opponents say the area rightfully belongs to Native Americans under an 1851 treaty, and they are vowing to stay put until the project is stopped.
Protests have been ongoing in the area for months, but the latest move marks the first time demonstrators have moved directly in the project's path.
WGVU's Mutually Inclusive reporter, Mariano Avila, is returning from a weekend visit to the disputed land. We spoke with him about what he witnessed and why he made the trip?