"I Believe In This Movement:" A Wyoming Water Protector Tells His Arrest Tale

Feb 10, 2017

Northern Arapaho member Micah Big Wind Lott was one of only a couple hundred who spent the winter at Standing Rock protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Credit Micah Lott

As one of his first actions in office, President Trump signed an executive order granting his approval for the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Then, on January 31, the Army Corp of Engineers announced they’d grant the final permit.

The next day, about 100 protesters clashed with Morton County Police. 23-year-old Northern Arapaho member Micah Lott from Wyoming was among them. Over the phone from North Dakota where he continues to protest the pipeline, Micah told Wyoming Public Radio’s Melodie Edwards the story of his arrest.