Resources for Water Protectors


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.


Healing Resources

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.

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.

Learn about your rights and get tips for interacting with law enforcement


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.

Learn about your rights and get tips for interacting with law enforcement.


Important Numbers:

WPLC Arrests/Jail Support Hotline: (701) 566-9108

Morton County Courthouse: (701) 667-3357

Morton County Correctional Center: (701) 667-3318


Forms and Documents

Application for Public Defender

Tips for Filling Out and Submitting Public Defender Application

Freshet Collective form to apply for logistical support for getting to court dates


Important Announcements

The best way to stay up to date is to follow us on  on Facebook and check our Updates page for press releases, announcements and other news about our work to provide legal support to Water Protectors