The resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota began with a few young people intent on reminding the world that "Water Is Life." Mni Wičoni. That message amplified and eventually tens of thousands of people gathered between April 2016-February 2017. I went to be close to the epicenter of that resistance, in search of those silent moments, where humanity has taught me the most. With the guidance of the Red Warrior Camp and their allies, a series of portraits was created. Many people are calling the collective of Water Protectors "The Resistance to the Black Snake," a reference to the sorrow and destruction caused by the pipeline. Erika Larsen.