After months of protesting, the U.S. Army has decided to not go forth with building a crude-oil pipeline that would destroy sacred sites and the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Thousands of protesters flocked to petition against the construction and finally, their voices have been heard. Evironmental groups joined the protests, including celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and Shailene Woodley.
Although there's a lot of work yet to be done, it's important to take a minute and celebrate solidarity. Here are five young women who shared how proud they are to be Native American.