Victory At Standing Rock: 17 Inspiring Photos Of Protesters Celebrating The Dakota Pipeline Halt

With all the madness happening in the world this year, the victories in social justice are an even bigger cause for celebration. After an all too long and sometimes violent standoff over the construction of Dakota Access Pipeline -- which stood to contaminate the water supply for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe  -- The Army Corps announced that it will not grant an easement for the pipeline to cross the Sioux Tribe’s reservation. That pipeline also threatened to disturb sacred land, burial grounds. Here, we take a look at the message of hope heard round the nation as protesters, supporters and activists who put their lives on the line to protect their land celebrate the victorious win.

Joslyn Winkfield Dec, 05, 2016