This page has resources for anyone who spent time at the encampments at Standing Rock.
If you were arrested at Standing Rock, you can find the resources and news you need on our For Arrestees page.
For events, services and information available to support water protectors’ journey towards healing after our experiences at Standing Rock, visit our Healing Resources page.
If You Are Approached by Law Enforcement
If you are approached by law enforcement after your time at Standing Rock, we strongly encourage you to refuse to answer any questions no matter how innocent they may seem. You are not required to answer questions from law enforcement and doing so can harm you or others. If you have a pending criminal charge, it is very important that you not speak about your case to anyone but your attorney – this includes not making posts on social media about your arrest or events leading up to it.
We encourage everyone to read If an Agent Knocks for information about how to protect yourselves and others. All Water Protectors should inform their attorney or the WPLC at (701) 566-9108 if they are contacted by authorities in relation to water protection activities. This remains true if you have left North Dakota and are approached by local or federal authorities in a different state and they are asking you about your time in Standing Rock.
Grand Jury Resources
WPLC confirms that a federal grand jury was convened in North Dakota in relation to Water Protectors. Grand juries have historically been used to target resistance movements and create political prisoners. Please contact us at (701) 566-9108 if you have been contacted by federal authorities or have been served with a subpoena related to water protection activities.
For more information, visit our Grand Jury Resistance page.
Resources for Challenging Traffic Tickets
Water Protector legal Collective is unable to offer representation for traffic ticket violations. However, we have compiled information on how you can challenge a traffic ticket yourself, here.
Know Your Rights
Even if you are not a documented American citizen you do have constitutional rights, including the right to free speech and the right to remain silent.
WPLC Arrestee Support Hotline: (701) 566-9108
Morton County Courthouse: (701) 667-3357