Dakota Access Pipeline

Q&A with Vanessa Castle

By Autumn Berend / April 18, 2017

Story and photo by Collin Berend Vanessa Castle is a student at Clackamas Community College studying to be a lawyer. She left CCC during fall term to protest and stop the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota and returned for spring term. Castle served as a water protector who endured harsh, cold winter nights and…

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Student leaves for Standing Rock

By Autumn Berend / November 30, 2016

  By Collin Berend Vanessa Castle is of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in Port Angeles, Wash. and is a former student at Clackamas who recently withdrew to protest the pipeline with many others in North Dakota. “I am here as a water protector to help stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their…

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