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Cannon Ball, North Dakota --
Shannon Buffalo, 35, of the Cheyenne River Sioux of South Dakota, warms himself by a fire on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.
Shannon Buffalo, 35, Cheyenne River Sioux, South Dakota. "I've been here since April since it started," Buffalo said. "I’m staying here 'til that black snake don’t go through. They said they’re not doing it, but they go back on their words."
With the North Dakota winter setting in, protestors at the Oceti Sakowin Camp have dug in as the Dakota Access pipeline, which they have been protesting since early 2016, nears completion at the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball Rivers.
CREDIT: Alyssa Schukar for The New York Times