Gracey Claymore, a 19-year-old member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has had her life turned upside down by the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
A federal appeals court Sunday opened the door for construction to resume on a small stretch of that proposed $3.8 billion pipeline while it considers an appeal by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Tribal leaders vowed to keep fighting the pipeline's construction.
In the last few months, Gracey has inspired young people and organized young tribal members across the U.S. to join the protest at the Camp of the Sacred Stones. She was also part of a delegation that went to Washington, D.C., where she testified before Congress and met President Barack Obama.
She spoke to host Tom Weber about her struggle to be a normal teenager and to organize protests.
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