Cannon Ball, North Dakota --
U.S. Army veterans Roxanne Grey Cloud Thompson, at left, and Germaine Tremmel embrace after learning that the Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit to drill underneath the Missouri River. The two are both Hunkpapa from Standing Rock in South Dakota and are Sitting Bull decendents.
Tremmel served in the 82nd Airborne division in the First Desert Storm, and Thompson served in the 704th military intelligence division.
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