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noDAPL Protest March

In 2016 the CLDC helped set up legal support and know your rights structures at Oceti Sakowin (Standing Rock), spending more than six months on the ground providing critical legal support. CLDC attorneys Lauren Regan and Cooper Brinson worked with indigenous organizations to create the Water Protector Legal Collective.

We defended water protectors and continue to litigate police misconduct and civil rights lawsuits brought as a result of unprecedented militarized police violence against nonviolent activists at this rural, indigenous-led, protest.