Blocking a segment of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Native territory was a landmark victory accomplished through an unprecedented, Native-led grassroots movement. But that victory laid bare the work that remains.
About Judith LeBlanc
Judith LeBlanc is the director of the Native Organizers Alliance. She has been an organizer, journalist and public spokesperson on issues of economic, social and racial justice for four decades. In the early 1970s, Judith went to work on behalf of the Wounded Knee Defense/Offense Committee at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota during a time of immense upheaval in that community. She has also been a nationally recognized central organizer for numerous campaigns in her posts as a national co-chair and elected leader of United for Peace and Justice and as National Field Director of Peace Action. Judith is an enrolled member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma. She lives in Harlem, New York.