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Read the full complaint, Thunderhawk v. County of Morton filed October 18, 2018.

Thunderhawk v. County of Morton

Last Updated: November 1, 2018

Cissy Thunderhawk, Wašté Win Young, and the Reverend John Floberg filed a class action lawsuit on Oct. 18 in the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota challenging a number of civil rights violations that arose during the Standing Rock movement to oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). They are represented by Columbia Law School Lecturer in Law Noah Smith-Drelich and Professor Bernard E. Harcourt, founding director of the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought.

Developments and news coverage will be updated below:

Nauman, Talli "Water Protectors File Class Action Suit Over DAPL", Intercontinental Cry, November 1, 2018

Nicholson, Blake "Lawsuit filed over highway shutdown during pipeline protest", The Washington Post, October 23, 2018.


Thunderhawk et al. Files Civil Rights Class Action Complaint for Damages, Declaratory, and Injunctive Relief at the United States District Court for the District of North Dakota, October 18, 2018

Research, Seminars, and Panels:

Seminar on Standing Rock: "Standing Ground," Uprising 12/13, April 12, 2018, with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (author and artist), Julian Brave NoiseCat (author), and Nicole Willis (political consultant), moderated by Jaskiran Dhillon and Bernard E. Harcourt, Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought.