Relay racers change horses during the Wakpamini Lake Area Communities Traditional Wacipi & Horse Races in Batesland, SD.
Traditional dancer Inyan Nagi Wasaka, or Strong Spirit Rock, 28, has crafted his regalia very intentionally in an older style, avoiding a roach style head dress and choosing a smaller bustle. He believes in dancing to honour his people and prefers not to dance competitively. Some say prize pots drive the demand for showier regalia, in turn increasing demand for eagle feathers and parts.
Frozen bald eagles are stored in bags at the National Eagle Repository in Denver, CO. Even though staff work hard to fill orders, there is a long waitlist for eagle parts and highly prized items, like juvenile golden eagle feathers, can take years to receive.
Morton County Sheriffs - Riot police clear marchers from a secondary road outside a Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) worker camp using rubber bullets, pepper spray, tasers and arrests.
Land, water, horse - Horses are central in Sioux culture, described "like my brothers," by one youth. To have traditional governance and lifestyles, including horses, on the land is deeply healing and is fundamental to the pipeline resistance.
Fires burn at the DAPL resistance camps near Cannon Ball, ND as people attempt to clean up as much as possible before the afternoon eviction on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.
Jocelyn Weinbender, 14, helps a bee from her friend's hair at Ecole Secondaire Lacombe Composite High School, in Lacombe, Alberta on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. The school has a program to help kids learn to grow food that includes a working fish farm, gardens, a geodesic dome and bees. Amber Bracken for The Globe and Mail
Fort McMurray, Alberta on Monday, June 6, 2016.
Rick Lightning holds a bundle of sage while checking on his winter sweat behind his home. When he was small, Rick’s family hid him from the Residential Schools and he was able to learn from his dad, who was a highly respected elder.
Jayme Granberg, 11, cuddles with her pet potbellied pig Eli after school in their home in Sherwood Park, Alberta on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. Granberg says Eli is the only one in the family that will watch Minecraft with her.
Artist and activist Brian Grandbois has been an active supporter of the Unist'ot'en camp in northern B.C. The clan rejects all claim of industry to their land since they have never signed treaties.