DAPL protest prayer walk

CANNONBALL, N.D. - A group of protesters took part in a prayer walk to mark the anniversary of the closure of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps.

Protesters marched north from the Cannonball Bridge to the Back Water Bridge.

Around 40 protesters took part in the march, chanting and singing along the way, and stopping at the entrance to the Oceti Sakowin Camp to pray.

At the conclusion of the walk, protesters reflected on the emotional day.

“We came here as part of the healing. It has been about a year for the anniversary of the time we were evicted from Oceti Sakowin, Rosebud and Sacred Stone Camp, and so we come back in here as a healing for us,” said Raymond Kingfisher, prayer walker.

We also spoke with Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier about the prayer walk and also the possibility of any flare ups. He said he hopes there won't be any and even met with the organizers of the walk beforehand.

"We had a good conversation with them this morning and you know what their expectations are and they know what our expectations are as far as the law goes,” said Kirchmeier.