North Dakota pipeline fight gives spark to Native American activism

A Native American tribe's efforts to halt construction of a crude oil pipeline in North Dakota have swelled into a movement, drawing international attention and the support of movie stars and social media, and making a major oil company blink.

While the tribe's lawyers work to persuade a federal judge to withdraw permits for the pipeline in a ruling expected on Friday, thousands of protesters gathered at campgrounds near Standing Rock Sioux Tribe lands.

US gov't seeks halt to North Dakota oil pipeline

The U.S. government moved on Friday to halt a controversial oil pipeline project in North Dakota that has angered Native Americans.