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This video features conflicting perspectives on the Dakota Access Pipelineā€™s impact to cultural and sacred sites from the State of North Dakotaā€™s Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), andĀ theĀ Standing Rock Sioux Tribeā€™s Historic Preservation Officer (THPO). Their conflictā€“relevant to the Tribeā€™s ongoing lawsuit challenging the pipelineā€“illuminates some of the deeper tensions at play in struggles to protect sacred places: a clash of irreconcilable ways of understanding and relating to the land, and what happens when the Stateā€™s perspective has been codified into federal law and the input of Tribal Nations as sovereigns is disregarded.