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Hundreds stranded in casino after Standing Rock protest

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A blizzard hits protesters at Standing Rock, North, Dakota. But they aren't the only ones affected.

Hundreds of people, either stranded by the storm, or folks who came here in support of the camp with no place to stay, are finding themselves seeking shelter and warmth here. In many respects, the sights and sounds of the shelter, sort of mirror what's going on in the camp. Happy children running about, even being playful with this old reporter. Families gathering in circles continuing their long-standing traditions. Of course, everyone needs time for deep meditation. Like the camp, there is a constant dissemination of information.

The spirit of community is also strong almost everywhere you look in this shelter. Friends, family, neighbors, even strangers are coming together in times of need with generosity, kindness, and support.

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