Stories From the Frontline Dec. 26, 2016

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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12-26-2016 ~ 150 Years Ago Today Largest Mass Execution in US History
Riding out :: Preparing for the circle up :: Final day of the #Dakota38+2 A spiritual Ride out of Land of Memories into Mankato where the largest mass US public execution happened in our dark history of settlers ordered by President Lincoln. This day marks a day of healing for our people. Never forgotten . #NoMoreDakotaExile

The hanging of 38 Sioux Indians in Minnesota December 26, 1862 was the failure “again” of the U.S. Government to honor it’s treaties with Indian Nations. Indians were not given the money or food set forth to them for signing a treaty to turn over more than a million acres of their land and were forced to live on a reservation.

Mary Todd Lincoln had over spent decorating and cleaning the Executive mansion blowing the entire four year budget allocated by Congress in a matter of months then tried to cover it up; when Lincoln found out he immediately dispatched Congress to quietly approve two appropriations to pay her bills which were taken from the annuity payments due to the Dakota Indians.

Indian agents kept the treaty money and food that was to go to the Indians; One local trader, Andrew Myrick, said of the Indians’ plight, “If they are hungry, let them eat grass or their own dung.” The food was sold to White settlers; food given to the Indians was spoiled and not fit for dogs to eat. Indian hunting parties went off reservation land looking for food to feed their families; one hunting group took eggs from a White settlers land. Trader Andrew Myrick was found dead his mouth stuffed with grass.

Authorities in Minnesota asked President Lincoln to order the immediate execution of all 303 Indian males found guilty. Lincoln, concerned with how this would play with the Europeans, whom he was afraid were about to enter the war on the side of the South offered the following compromise to the politicians: They would pare the list of those to be hung down to 39. In return, Lincoln promised to kill or remove every Indian from the state and provide Minnesota with 2 million dollars in federal funds although he only owed the Sioux 1.4 million for the land.

President Lincoln, the Great Emancipator ordered the largest mass execution in American History, where the guilt of those to be executed was entirely in doubt. Regardless of how Lincoln defenders seek to play this, it was nothing more than murder to obtain the land of the Santee Sioux and to appease his political cronies in Minnesota.

On December 26, 1862 President Lincoln notified Sibley that he should cause to be executed thirty-nine of the 303 convicted Santees, Execution date was the 26th of December. At the last minute, one Indian was given a reprieve. About ten o’clock the thirty-eight condemned men were marched from the prison to the scaffold. They sang the Sioux death song until soldiers pulled white caps over their heads and placed nooses around their necks. At a signal from an army officer, the control rope was cut and thirty-eight Santee Sioux dangled lifeless in the air.

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12-26-16 ~ via Oceti Sakowin Camp … The Real Winter Makes an Appearance
Last night 5 men were caught in a vehicle a little over a mile away from the shelter where our team has been working. They called around 3.

We called BIA, reached out for Security… the storm blocked almost all means for help. 2 people helping out at the shelter went in search of local vehicles to pull them out with and came back without success. 3 of the OSCM team went out to scout the conditions, to see what was possible, that’s this video.

They made it to the main road out of Cannon Ball to 1806. They couldn’t see the headlights of the vehicle, but the did see that the snow was blowing 3-4 foot drifts over the roadway that vehicles couldn’t have traversed without a plow… our guys were climbing over them. They had to come back and all we could do was pray for them, and let them know what we were discovering at each step.

This morning at 9 we got confirmation that everyone is safe and accounted for, including the 2 young men who came up from camp on snowmobile, that plan to be shuttling them each here.
#PrayersUP

***Would this be the situation if Morton County & Co had not persisted in blocking the highway at the bridge?***

The DOT needed to test the bridge for safety before the blockade could be removed. They and Morton County have been repeatedly assured that DOT personnel would be safe. As our collective camp documentation assures, we are PRAYERFUL, and would not interfere with such a vital process.

#RemovetheBlockade
#WeAreHere
#StandingStrong
#WinterVigil
We deeply appreciate your continued support as we hold fast here in the snow, against DAPL. Learn more about our camp at http://www.ocetisakowincamp.org
Arctic Weather Needs:
#SNOWMOBILE
#SNOWPLOW – to ultimately leave with Cannon Ball community
http://www.ocetisakowincamp.org/donate
Send Donations to:
Oceti Sakowin Camp
P.O. Box 298
Cannon Ball, ND 58528
Direct Donations: http://www.paypal.me/ocetisakowincamp

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12-25-16 ~ LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Lakota Sioux – Founder, Sacred Stone Camp… Love Blessings & Prayers To LaDonna Brave Bull Allard

“Water is life. Water is the center of everything. Water is female. As females, we must stand up for the water. We have no choice. Without water, we all die. It’s common sense to me. We must save the water.”

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12-24-16 ~ Dakota Spirit Riders traveling through a snow storm today. We are strong & resilient.
The pipeline has not been stopped, just rerouted. This fight is far from over. Comment “YES I STAND ” if you stand in solidarity with Standing Rock and all indigenous Native American nations in this fight to stop the DAPL

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12-24-16 ~ Greg Grey Cloud… “Today a veterinarian in New Salem, North Dakota refused to help out with a sick horse from Standing Rock based on political beliefs. He claimed that “if it became known that we were helping the horses associated with Standing Rock we might lose clients because our clients have strong feelings about what is happening down there.”

“Being admitted to the profession of veterinary medicine, I solemnly swear to use my scientific knowledge and skills for the benefit of society through the protection of animal health and welfare, the prevention and relief of animal suffering, the conservation of animal resources, the promotion of public health, and the advancement of medical knowledge.” http://tinyurl.com/jkoq9bq

(New Salem Veterinary Clinic in Almont, ND) The Vets number who refused service ! The number is (701)843-8020 let’s all put the pressure on!!!!

Video link here http://tinyurl.com/hhptlwq
http://tinyurl.com/hd5rxmj

Shannon Griffis • File a complaint. Below includes licensure information of owner of vet clinic, links to complaint forms and cites administrative and legislative violations he committed by refusing care to the horses.

License Number: 1211
Name: Chad Jason Wild
License Type: veterinarian
Under Disciplinary Action? No
Initial Licensure Date: 06/12/2006
Expiration Date: 06/30/2017
City: New Salem
State: ND

http://www.ndbvme.org/complaint-process/
http://www.ndbvme.org/image/cache/Complaint_form.pdf

Administrative code 43-29-14. Refusal, suspension, and revocation of license and certificate –
d. Immoral, unprofessional, or dishonorable conduct manifestly disqualifying the licensee from practicing veterinary medicine. (refusing care)

Legislature
87-05-02-01 Unprofessional conduct. Unprofessional conduct manifestly disqualifying a licensee from practicing veterinary medicine includes:
2. Engaging in conduct likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public or demonstrating a willful or careless disregard for the health, welfare or safety of a patient, in which case, proof of actual injury need not be established. (careless disregard for patients by refusing to treat)
11. Engaging in conduct which willingly and knowingly leads to the spread of contagious disease from one herd or animal or another. (if illness is contagious)
https://www.facebook.com/greg.g.cloud/videos/10154879767313035/

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12-24-16 ~ Redhawk… We are currently preparing for anywhere from 9″ to 2 feet of snow tomorrow. The camp is ready, and we are all in celebration of Christmas and the coming holidays despite the storm. I want to take a moment and say thank you to everyone that has shown love, sent smoke, shared prayers, and offered donations for everyone at camp. I can only speak for myself, but I know everyone here at camp is very grateful for your solidarity and the outpouring of love. We will defeat this pipeline, but none of this would have been possible without the world standing together in support. From my heart to yours, thank you.
To my little sister, Renee. I love you, and i’ll see you soon. Merry Christmas!
Happy Holidays from Standing Rock Rising.
-Redhawk

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‎12-24-16 ~ Aaron Dorn‎… Anyone know an attorney who could look at my case and offer some advice. I will fire my public pretender and represent myself if he doesn’t file motions to discharge all false charges laid against me and/or file for a change of venue. I am facing two felonies and a misdemeanor which are all bogus, obviously. The prosecutors are trying to steal my truck as a forfeiture and have had possession of my driver’s license, passport, all my cash and credit cards as well as my truck since thanksgiving. They deny they have my phone. My public pretender has gotten a court order for them to release and gave me the court order but when I went to the Morton county sheriffs to have them release my property, they refused, even called the prosecutor who signed it and she refused. BTW, my public pretender’s office is located two blocks away from the courthouse which makes me feel very uncomfortable putting my life in his hands, if you know what I mean. i will include every video and court docs i have in this message. I was arrested and beaten by Morton county sheriff’s department for passing a patrol car on the way to the Thanksgiving Day action in Mandan. I arrived at rosebud camp about a week before Thanksgiving and made daily supply runs for the medics and construction crews. I am sure this is why the police targeted me and stole my truck. Every time I went in these supply runs I was followed by patrol vehicles and unmarked police vehicles. Medical and construction supplies are still in my truck. I was on the bridge the night the DAPL funded police/military force use lethal force against us. I was teargased, shot with less-lethal rounds and drenched with water in freezing temperatures. I was an infantryman in the NY National Guard and none of my training compared to that night. Except the teargas. I have witnessed firsthand and been a victim of police abuse, lies and the misuse of our justice system all for exercising my right to peaceably assemble on public land. On Monday morning (12/19) as we were praying at the courthouse I had a Morton County Sherriff shove me off the sidewalk from behind. One of the legal team saw this and asked for the officer’s name and badge number. He gave his badge number but when he noticed I was standing behind the legal aid worker he said he will refuse to give his name and walked away. Had bit of a guilty conscious.

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12-24-16 ~ Wes Clark Jr…. TO THE HATERS, ACCUSERS AND NAYSAYERS:
Some of you seem to think I personally profited from the Veterans Stand deployment to Standing Rock. This is patently untrue. No money from the GoFundMe page has passed through my hands or will pass through my hands as I have never had access to the funds and was told repeatedly that I had no say or control over how the funds were spent as Veterans Stand was not an official NGO at the time nor do I hold any title or authority in the organization. This operation was simply a call out to see who would come and stand in support of our Constitution and the protection of both our environment and the indigenous peoples within the borders of the United States who we have horribly mistreated throughout our history and whose mistreatment continues to the present day.

To those hating me for apologizing to the Lakota – I don’t care what prideful haters think so feel free to keep despising me but understand that you leave a clear digital trail right back to yourself as to what kind of person you are.

To those hating me for “stealing” money, you are repeating falsehoods published by online, unsourced periodicals with no facts. When the money raised has been spent and Michael A Wood jr publishes how the money was spent, the websites which initially spread these lies will either issue a front page apology or be sued out of existence for libel by a competent legal team who will go after the websites, the individual reporters as well as the right wing PR firms that work for the hydrocarbon industries that funded and pushed the libel in the first place (as well as the human rights and Constitutional violations that took place at Standing Rock for months). Be careful what you forward and spread, because despite the facts put forth by myself and Michael A Wood jr, you continually reprint, share lies and therefore are also guilty of libel.

There is such a thing as truth and justice in this world and you’re going to get it whether you like it or not. I suggest you put on your big boy pants and start dealing with reality rather than the phantasm of fear and paranoia orchestrated by our corporate overlords.
http://tinyurl.com/zsbbff5

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12-24-16 ~ Amnesty International writes to the North Dakota Supreme Court
“According to reports, the public defender system in North Dakota is struggling to handle the case load stemming from the more than 500 arrests related to protests of the DAPL. The petition that was submitted to the Court notes that 79 attorneys have been assigned as public defenders for 265 cases, while an additional 264 people are listed without counsel. Furthermore, it is reported that private attorneys in the state either cannot or will not be able to fill the needs of those seeking representation. Other public defenders within the state of North Dakota may be limited from taking on more of these cases due to the conspiracy charges that were filed in several of these cases.”

“Not only would this violate international standards on the right to a fair trial, but it could also be construed as being unconstitutional.

Everyone deprived of their liberty or facing a possible criminal charge has the right to the assistance of a lawyer to protect their rights and to help in their defense.”

Click here for the full document: http://www.amnestyusa.org/ … /Choice_of_lawyer_comments_to_ND…

Courtesy of Amnesty International
http://www.amnestyusa.org/features/standing-rock-0
#DAPLisnotStopping
#WinterVigil
#PrayersUP
Water Protector Legal Collective

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12-24-16 ~ Lolly Bee… finally back Home for a week after 4 months at Standing Rock. I coordinated the mental and emotional health for the standing rock medic and healer council. I run the facebook group Standing Rock Stories and kept a vlog on youtube under lollybehealing. I also helped support the wellness room initative at the casino hotel to attend to peoples needs. This was the hardest and most rewarding and meaningful job I ever had.

I had no idea what was in store when I set out on a roadtrip west the first week of August just after my birthday. I am so grateful that Spirit guided me to become a water protector in north dakota. I feel like I was waiting for this my whole life. I have barely begun to process the myriad experiences from swelling pride during prayer marches to crisis management in the face of violent trauma.

The people I met will stay connected to my heart forever and I look forward to crossing paths many times as we continue this stand to defend the sacred earth we live on. I grew up in so many ways and proved myself more capable that I could have imagined. I did so much every single day to get done what needed to be done and kept on going despite exhaustion and stress. I feel like my years of travel and running my own businesses as well as my experience working with trauma prepared me well for this role. The hugs and gifts and deep friendships kept me going. The prayers were felt and the global support carried all of us in this historic movement. I am amazed at the ripple effect that the camp had on millions of people. I offer the utmost honor to the indigenous people and appreciate the wisdom and strength that made this movement peaceful, prayerful and powerful.

I know that we have what it takes to change the way humans relate to our planet and remember how to live in harmony with her. It does not mean everyone has to go live outside in a camp, but it means that you are responsible for the decisions you make every day and how it affects this land and water we depend on. It is up to each of us within ourselves and then to come together.

I am so grateful for everyone who supported my journey and I will continue sharing updates and reflections to the group.
thank you

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12-24-16 ~ Olowaan Plain… I am so happy to spend my holidays helping to unpack and deliver all the beautiful care packages sent to the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council. The healers and medics are in camp and ready to help anyone needing healing of any kind. Sending everyone my love and hopes for a beautiful and peaceful holiday. We are expecting lots of Christmas snow so I am sure it will be beautiful.

Packages for the Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council can be sent to 220 E Rosser Ave, #1251, Bismarck, ND 58502

UPDATE: Delivering supplies and donations at camp today preparing for the blizzard, the snow is starting to fall and it is very very cold..everyone is hunkering down for the night and luckily we got everything delivered before it got dark..it is a beautiful Christmas Eve.

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12-24-16 ~ Josué Rivas Fotographer… Every morning at sunrise a singer would wake up everyone at the camp. He sang songs of freedom in Lakota. Sometimes there would be actions every morning, people would gather at the South Gate and jump in their vehicles not knowing where we would go. Spirit was leading. I took this photo in one of those mornings. I was sitting in one of the cars, I raised the camera in my hand and took the shot without looking through the viewfinder. When I was selecting my images for the day I saw something on this one even though it was underexposed. I raised the exposure in post and this come out. #nodapl #followyourlight #standingstrongseries

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12-23-16 ~ “There’s trees up, there’s decorations up, I hear singing here and there,” he said. “I hear a lot of different traditions with different people around the world not just native people. I know there’s some Celtic celebration. I know of some Kwanzaa celebrations that have happened, so you know, there’s a lot of good things to celebrate.” #NoDAPL Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/zmngj5w

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12-24-16 ~ Prairie Knights Casino and Resort… Ready to eat and enjoy each other’s company
Wopila! To the many churches and many folks from across US have all made this happen
Keep praying

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12-24-16 ~ Jennifer Mahoney‎… I just watched a video in which my Ron’s drone was stolen out of his truck by Morton county police officers. Yes stolen.

A simple thought as to any further actions or filming of yourself as media or interviewing protectors… I do believe it may be time to protect something else right now

Your identities! Time to mix things up. They now know who all the players are on your side. You are all getting railroaded. This is not about the law. There is no law. Meaning no list of rules and regulations that they have to abide by.

It is very limited as to how to counter attack the injustices perpetuated by the terroristic gustapo of the establishment…

This is really getting out of hand.

Disguise…Get some new reporters on the scene.. Do not ever go out alone in a vehicle or be caught out on the road by yourself in the middle of nowhere.. Mix things up. A lot! Stop giving them information as to what you are doing and what your names are…

Two vehicles…4 people at all times.. Find a lawyer you can call in a moment’s notice when you are pulled over.. You put that person on speaker phone. That was truly sickening.

Btw the buzz outside of the circle to do with questionable practices with the funds everyone is accruing is huge.. Larger than you know I think. You need to somehow address that before it gets out of control. Better to be transparent financially right now. I am sure some are aware. It is great you are showing that funds are going towards food etc. That is perfect as far as public relations. Okay..

I am but one, you are many. Protect each other out there.

Keep a close eye on the family.. do believe that all of this may result in some very negative actions being portrayed but coming from a mind that is confused, scared and angry. Mental health.

Love you all. I stand. As I sit and type and share and recruit and converse and get incensed with anger and disbelief at how absolutely wrong this is.

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12-23-16 ~ Mary Crow Dog Lakota Woman… “The Stars and Stripes hanging upside down used to be an international signal of distress. It was also the American Indian’s sign of distress. (58)

Every star in this flag represented a state stolen from Indians.

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12-23-16 ~ Kanahus Manuel… Immovable, rooted, devoted

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12-23-16 ~ Red clouds! The horse that returned from capture, is now on the Dakota 38+2 ride! #Dakota38 #NoDAPL #HorseNation

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12-23-16 ~ Dallas Goldtooth… Damn. Someone stole my friend Joye Braun’s tipi in #OcetiSakowin camp! While it was erected AND with peoples stuff in it! What the eff.

She went home to Cheyenne River to see her fam for a few days and came back to no tipi! That’s cold blooded.

Just so you know: This was the FIRST tipi of the entire #NODAPL camps to have gone up. Back in April 2016, at Sacred Stone Camp, this was the first lodge. It was also the first lodge to go up at the north Treaty Camp. It was moved the day before the police swept that camp. It’s truly historic.

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12-23-16 ~ Chief Arvol Looking Horse… giving his support to the horse rides #Dakota38#BigFoot #HorseNation
Big foot ride few days ago… (Now on Mankato Ride)

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12-23-16 ~ Lee Sprague… Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Michigan Canoe Cold Water Rescue Team in Standing Rock, North Dakota. Lots of Love and Support from all of you in Michigan, California, Colorado, New Mexico, North America and the World help us stay ready!
Please Share this post!

Our Coldwater Rescue team drills. We devoloped a mass hypothermia warming tent. We practice setting up in winter conditions on the banks of the Missouri River, Lake Oahe.

Please consider a donation this Holiday Season to our Rescue Team. Cluck on the link beloe to read more.
https://www.gofundme.com/mi-canoe-cold-water-rescue-team.
You can also send mail and packages to:
Lee Sprague
PO Box 93
Mobridge, SD 57601

We have Rescue and Trraining drills on thin ice, and open water, Drills in the dark.

Our experiences includes helping hundreds of people avoid hypothermia, pulling dozens of people struggling in the cold water, and delivering medical supplies and relief to Standing Rock residents and security personnel. We clear snow drifts from river shores, for other watercraft, and respond 24/7 to calls which the Morton County Sheriff will not answer, or respond to.

We understand the Morton County Sheriff is also joining us for drills on safety and rescue, to protect us?

I pray they join us in helping our peoples hurt by the Sherriff’s water cannons, rubber shotgun slugs and bean bags, tear gas, flashbang grenades, and Long Range Acoustical Device (LRAD).

We can help train the Morton County Sheriff’s department on these rescue methods, we have experience. I might apply for a Homeland Security Grant to assist them in cold water rescue.

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12-22-16 ~ Holly Livengood… Whoever this young man is, he took a water cannon blast full in the face to cover the people behind him. I mean he ran up on purpose and steped in front of them with this water poncho on. So they aimed it right in his face. When it hit, he rocked back, forced himsef upright, and faced them full on, and raised his hands in prayer, not a fist. They kept it going, so he flashed a peace sign. I painted this from watching a live stream video, and the affect from the steam, and the water, just made him look more majestic. Like the water was apologising for being used like this, to hit him, so in return, she held him and made him look beautiful. This is truly manifesting the love of God in this world. Happy Winter Solstice, Merry Christmas.

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12-22-16 ~ Feather Sherman… Winter Solstice at Standing Rock was warmed by the generous donation of hundreds of pounds of organic food for all the Water Protectors, delivered this morning from Organic Valley, Wisconsin. Our deepest appreciation and gratitude to all the folks at OV, now the largest cooperative in the World, with over 300 family farms. A big shout out and special thanks to George Siemon and the Board for recognizing the humanitarian, indigenous rights and environmental need to protect the Sacred Water of the Missouri River by sending steady shipments since last summer!

12-21-16 ~ Prolific TheRapper… Now that I’m driving home alone the severity of what I’m facing is hitting me.

Just driving in silence thinking about what might happen.

7 years is a long time. $19,000 max fines for something I didn’t do.

I have to start thinking about my kids, because there’s a very real possibility that I won’t be there for a huge part of their childhood to take care of them.

7 years is a long time, but to a small child 7 years is huge. 7 years to a child can feel like 30. I would never wish what I’m facing on anyone, not even on the officer who’s lies put me in this situation.

Getting a fair jury in Morton County is probably going to be impossible. The local news has done such a good job misinforming North Dakota residents, that they have turned its citizens harshly against us, the water protectors. Thats ironic because we are trying to protect North Dakota’s clean water for ALL of its citizens.

We don’t want the world to end up like Flint Michigan or Corpus Christi Texas.

…The officer who lied about me on the stand wouldn’t make eye contact with me in court. I looked him in the eye, not in an intimidating way or an angry way, but in a curious way. I wanted to look into his soul while he was lying about me and see what it felt like, but he wouldn’t look at me. He would look everywhere at everyone else, but not at me.

He lied under oath about me. Said I recklessly endangered hundreds of people’s lives with my 3 pound drone. Said I tried to fly into a plane. Thats not true.

I’m learning that a courtroom isn’t a place where Justice is easily found. It’s a place where what you can and can’t talk about is restricted. It’s a place where you can’t get to the truth of the matter, because every time you start digging for the truth the prosecutor says “objection, outside of the scope of this hearing” and then the judge says “sustained.”

It’s a place where they play a word game, and usually the team with the most money can hire the best lawyers to win the word game.

If you’re Super Rich you’re probably going to walk free, but if you’re super poor you’re probably going to jail or prison.

Not all of the judges are bad, some are good. Not all police are bad, some are good. Not all white people in North Dakota are racist, but some of them are. And the news has lied to everyone in North Dakota which brought out a lot of prejudice in white North Dakotans.

The police brutality and dirty tactics by DAPL security also increased the prejudice in many water protectors. And all of this was fueled by a corporation’s greed. Dakota Access’s insistence to not do a full E.I.S or address Standing Rocks concerns.

And then it comes back to me. I might have to go to prison for a police officers lies and a corporation’s greed.

The only sense of justice I have in all of this is my belief in God or Creator. Because they can manipulate the laws of man all day, but they can’t manipulate the laws of creator. One day they’re going to have to answer for the harm that they have caused to others.

Despite everything it’s still #NODAPL

I LOVE YOU ALL. My next court date is March 31st, between now and then I’m going to focus on doing the things that make my spirit feel full and happy.

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12-21-16 ~ Annalee Newitz … Tonight will be the darkest night of the past 500 years … Thanks to a lunar eclipse on the longest night of the year, tonight we’ll be experiencing the longest, darkest night in a very long time. It’s been nearly 500 years since the last solstice lunar eclipse. Here’s what you’ll see.
NYU science journalism professor John Rennie explains what you’re likely to see in the wee hours of the morning:

1. Faint penumbral dimming of the moon’s disk.
2. Pervasive creeping sensations of unease.
3. Howling of wolves.
4. Unclean things walk the earth; Dick Cheney rises from the grave.
5. Contortion of the zodiac.
6. Intrusion of strange dimensions.
7. Universal gibbering madness.
8. Cthulhu.
9. A glimmer of sanity in the chaos.
10. Restoration of Euclidean geometry.
11. Fungal Mi-go from Yuggoth return captive brains to their rightful owners.
12. Applause, followed by waffles for breakfast.
Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/z4jw22q

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12-21-16 ~ Note From LaDonna. Thank you!
“Hihanna waste today marks the shortest day of the year, I want to wish everyone a Happy Solstice remember to pray for the water today as we began winter. We came to Stand for the water, we remain to stand for the water, but we also came to stand for ourselves to make better lives for our people. In the world every thing is about respect we must respect the water and our earth we stand on. We must respect the winter, the wind and the cold because even in the winter there is beauty all around us. As our beautiful rivers freezes over and becomes our walkways and roads we have access to place that are cutoff in the summer. We can share the beauty around us. I love winter time but you must be prepared for it and have your supplies ready. In the winter time we can share stories, culture, history and families, everyone can start projects to complete sewing, beading, quilts, and cooking. I believe everyone should have a good pot of soup on everyday to feed the people. I remember in grandma Alice house the smell of the wood stove burning, and a big pot of soup on and she made the best bread pudding. I did not know that I would treasure those memories each day and thankful for living on the Cannon Ball River. Please on this day lay some tobacco down and give thanks for our lives, our people and the water. We have only just begun to stand together for a better world. Sending prayer to all of you who are my heart, for everyone who stand for the water is my relative and i am honored by you. STOP DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE.”

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12-21-16 ~ Crystal Houser… The wind is threatening to dismantle the shelter. Very uneasy morning. Taking precautions. Letting the fire die down, propane bottles nearest the exit, dressed well in case we need to evacuate. Shelter has been holding strong for hours, just uneasy. The flags on flag road sure are whipping beautifully in the wind though.

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12-21-16 ~ Indigenous Life Movement… We the people have been led to believe that mining, drilling, fracking, pipelines, offshore drilling and refineries were safe and our only option as means for our survival.

We are here to inform you otherwise.

It’s time we the nation begin the transitions towards renewable clean energy.

Doing this will help protect future generations from contaminated water, land and air.

Flint Michigans citizens of women, men, children and elders are enduring lead poisoning by the hand of their State, County and city elected officials who abused their position and allowed the events to occur that poisoned their water supply.

This is what is to come of our beautiful country if we continue to allow governments elected officials to allow careless and deadly companies to continue destroying our beautiful land below the surface to the skies.

These companies are endangering our lives and the lives of our children and elders.

It is time we take action in awakening our country’s elected and elite in order to prevent events as in Flint Michigan, North Dakota, Arizona, Florida, Utah, Nevada, California and many more.

It’s time for the people to unite and protect our beautiful Mother Earth.

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12-20-16 ~ John Bravebull… It’s this kind of fear mongering that shows the true character of our opposition.

Before I say this next part, please know I’m not against police officers. Police officers that do their job with in the limit of the law and constitution, that is. With that being said:

The whole point of us fighting this bullshit pipe line is to protect children. Some of us haven’t seen our children in months. Some of us have missed milestones that we can’t get back and for you to blame us for your actions is unjustified and down right ugly. Denying Children something they may not have in their lives and then use it as publicity against a peaceful prayerful movement literally makes you look like the biggest dicks in the state. More so than shooting un armed people Standing on a public highway, some of which were under 18 and defined as children. (The legal definition of child generally refers to a minor, otherwise known as a person younger than the age of majority.) Your hypocrisy knows no bounds. Take the kids shopping and stop letting your guilt turn to irrational fear. Just because you sunk to levels below human decency, don’t assume we will. Not just you Kirchmeier, but all of you who think we are out here to hurt children need Jesus or whatever you believe in, back in your lives.

If you’re local in Mandan or Bismark take a gift to the sherrifs department for these kids who are missing out cause this really is a poor ass excuse not to continue this program.

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12-19-16 ~ Ahva Lenay … Today 11 of our Water Protectors went to their hearing in Morton County, at the Mandan Courthouse. It looks like the hearing is rescheduled for January best as I can make out… The judge needs more time.
Let’s keep our prayers strong and unwaivering. Thank you Water Protectors one and all! Your sacrifice is witnessed, acknowledged and carried with such deep gratitude from countless numbers of souls who feel deeply the courage, resolve and selflessness of your actions on behalf of us all! On behalf of our Earth Mama! Tobacco is going down, sage is being lit…. prayers are going uP, and …. may grace restore the balance, our faith in humanity and may the actions of your heart ripple out far and wide and spread the bravery and the resolve to speak out where there is danger to our people, our Earth, and our future. May justice reign. Thank you Kelli Love, Donald Strickland, Jordan Walker, Shailene Woodley, and those who’s names I don’t know but who’s faces and actions will forever be remembered and felt… know you’re making a difference for us all!
http://tinyurl.com/jeuc7g5

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12-18-16 ~ Victory Lonnquist …Thinking and praying tonight for the Dakota 38+2 and Bigfoot riders who have begun their journey. Riding over 150+ miles through freezing conditions in memory of the people massacred. Deep respect and honor to you.
http://tinyurl.com/jxpoenu

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12-11-16 ~ Lolly Bee… Standing Rock has changed the world, it has awakened an aspect of our spirits that has been dampered for a long time in the collective consciousness. It has rekindled our connection to the earth and nature as a divine part of our world. It has brought us out of our complacency and reminded the people of our capacity. Standing rock has helped many to acknowledge not only the history of our ancestors but brought our awareness to the long term future of the next seven generations. Our culture has become distracted by immediate comforts and short term greed. Living outside in the elements has helped us to build more of an intimacy with the planet we rely on. Standing our ground in the face of the government and corporations which are on a destructive path has reinforced our conviction that we have to be the change we want to see. We have to step out of our comfort zone if we want to make things different, it requires action and sacrifice. We hve come together across so many lines of division for that which is common to us all, our survival and need for water and the earth. This union of all people in the face of powers that appear to have impunity helps us to fortify our ability to cause consequences to seemingly invincible forces. We pray that all people awaken and understand that the choice is up to us and that profit is not the most valuable resource. The connections made here and lessons learned have inspired millions and we will continue working for this cause beyond north dakota. We realize that the time is now and the people are us, for that is what changes the course of history.

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Nov. 2016 You Tube Video’s ~ Standing Rock
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2016 You Tube Video Archive ~ Standing Rock
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How You Can Help Standing Rock? #NODAPL
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Standing Rock history
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Without Water We Can Not Exist
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Stories from the Frontlines ~ Standing Rock
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Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
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Trusted News Sources ~ Standing Rock
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Standing Rock Camps #Water Is Life
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2016 You Tube Video Archive ~ Standing Rock
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How You Can Help Standing Rock? #NODAPL
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Without Water We Can Not Exist
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Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
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Standing Rock Camps #Water Is Life
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12-25-16 ~ Standing Rock Blizzard Update (12/25/2016) Chase Iron Eyes – Mystic Dave

12-25-16 ~ Evening News From Standing Rock (12/25/2016) Christmas With Shiyé Bidzííl – Mystic Dave

12-25-16 ~ Evening News From Standing Rock (12/25/2016) Christmas With Shiyé Bidzííl-Part 2 – Mystic Dave

12-25-16 ~ Sami Man visits Standing Rock and supports Divestment from DAPL in Europe – Standing Rock

11-25-16 ~ #NODAPL Update From Standing Rock Distracting the DAPL Snipers! – Standing Rock

12-25-16 ~ Oceti update Dec 25 16 Digital Smoke Signals – Standing Rock

12-25-16 ~ Darlin, don’t you cry, when I leave to the front lines If you like I’ll take you home, when I head – Standing Rock

12-25-16 ~ #NODAPL Live from Oceti Oyate camp on xmas eve – Standing Rock

12-25-16 ~ Christmas Day at Standing Rock (12/25/2016) Water Protectors Return From Prayer March – Mystic Dave

12-25-16 ~ Merry Christmas From Standing Rock (12/25/2016) Mother Nature Cleansing Us – Mystic Dave

12-25-16 ~ December 25, 2016 – Yeshahy Deane

12-25-16 ~ Shiyé Bidzííl Drone2bwild takes it to another level @ Standing Rock, ND – Standing Rock

12-24-16 ~ Oceti Update – Uprising TV

12-24-16 ~ Christmas Eve Update From Standing Rock (12/24/2016) Oceti Sakowin Border Patrol – Mystic Dave

12-24-16 ~ Christmas Eve at Standing Rock (12/24/2016) Music & Teachings By Honor The Earth – Mystic Dave

12-24-16 ~ Happy Christmas Eve From Standing Rock (12/24/2016) Oceti Oyate Camp Protectors – Mystic Dave

12-24-16 ~ Oceti Update Live From Standing Rock (12/23/2016) Digital Smoke Signals – Mystic Dave

12-24-16 ~ Update From Standing Rock. Distracting the DAPL Snipers! – Uprising TV

12-23-16 ~ News From Standing Rock (12/23/2016) Update From Veteran Camp Protector

12-23-16 ~ Dakota Access Pipeline Threat Is Far From Over – America’s Lawyer – The Ring of Fire

12-23-16 ~ Standing Rock Water Protector Sioux Z Dezbah regains sight in her right eye – Tom jefferson

12-23-16 ~ #NoDAPL Morning News Update From Standing Rock With Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl 12 23 2016 – Standing Rock

12-23-16 ~ Shiyé Bidzííl Telling on Morton county!!! – Standing Rock

11-23-16 ~ #NoDAPL They don’t care – Savage InDios

12-23-16 ~ The Naked Truth: Standing Rock Part 1 – Fusion

12-23-16 ~ Native American History Including Standing Rock 2016 – Guillermo Camarena

12-23-16 ~ Shiyé Bidzííl ~ Exposing Morton County #StandingRock – J Grady

12-22-16 ~ Bridge Update at Standing Rock (12/22/2016) Tests Were Finally Done! – Mystic Dave

12-22-16 ~ Early Morning News From Standing Rock With #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl (12/22/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-22-16 ~ Bridge Update Live From Standing Rock (12/22/2016) Digital Smoke Signals – Mystic Dave

12-22-16 ~ Bridge Update With Myron Dewey – Uprising TV

12-22-16 ~ Morton County vs Prolific TheRapper – Uprising TV

12-22-16 ~ Bridge Update Live From Standing Rock (12/22/2016) Digital Smoke Signals – Mystic Dave

12-22-16 ~ Morton County vs Water Protector Prolific TheRapper | #NoDAPL – 411 TRUTH

12-22-16 ~ News Update From Standing Rock (12/22/2016) Heyoka Camp – Mystic Dave

12-22-16 ~ [02]: Cenk Uygur on Standing Rock Attacks, Malignant Medical Devices & Fake News Frenzy – RT America

12-22-16 ~ These veterans explain why they went to Standing Rock – Grist

12-22-16 ~ Standing Rock march 2016 – First Nations TV

12-22-16 ~ December 22th EastWest NODAPL drill pad Digital Smoke Signals – Standing Rock

12-22-16 ~ STANDING ROCK LECTURE 2 OF 2 (Mexica Movement: Olin Tezcatlipoca) – Olin Tezcatlipoca

12-22-16 ~ Surveillance Solutions at Standing Rock (12/22/2016) Radio Show-88.1 FM Fargo-Moorhead – Mystic Dave

12-21-16 ~ Camp Life At Standing Rock ND – Isaiah Pogue

12-21-16 ~ Veteran shares her experience at the Standing Rock Oceti Sakowin Camp – jessica negrette

12-21-16 ~ RNs Stand with Standing Rock for Public Health – NationalNursesUnited

12-21-16 ~ Nurses Stand with Vets for Standing Rock – NationalNursesUnited

12-21-16 ~ Jane Fonda emptying her Wells Fargo account – Uprising TV

2-21-16 ~ Jane Fonda’s #BankExit Demonstration to #DefundDAPL – Uprising TV

12-21-16 ~ Jane Fonda joins others in Hollywood to take their money out of Wells Fargo! #defunddapl – Uprising TV

12-21-16 ~ Native Woman Harassed For Not Speaking English(A EUROPEAN LANGUAGE) – Uprising TV

12-21-16 ~ Standing Rock stands with Aleppo – Uprising TV

12-21-16 ~ Daytime Talk Show From Standing Rock With #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl (12/21/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-21-16 ~ Live Update From Standing Rock (12/21/2016) Digital Smoke Signals – Mystic Dave

12-21-16 ~ News Update From Standing Rock With #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl (12/21/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-20-16 ~ House bill seeks to take 100,000 acres of NATIVE AMERICANS tribal lands – J Grady

12-21-16 ~ Water Protector Morton County Court House Update December 20th #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife – Standing Rock

12-21-16 ~ Water Protector Morton County Court House Update December 20th – J Grady

12-21-16 ~ Interview with Adam Alexander Johansson, His perspective on America and Standing Rock – J Grady

12-21-16 ~ Is the police dept being hauled into court as much as the Water Protectors? Prolific TheRapper – Standing Rock

12-20-16 ~ PRESS RELEASE FROM WATER PROTECTOR LEGAL COLLECTIVE – Standing Rock

12-20-16 ~ Prolific TheRapper ~ After court update didn’t go my way 12/20/16 – J Grady

12-20-16 ~ Late Night Talk Show From Standing Rock With #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl (12/20/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-20-16 ~ More News Updates From Standing Rock With #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl (12/20/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-20-16 ~ Daily News Update From Standing Rock With #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl (12/20/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-20-16 ~ Important Update From Standing Rock (12/20/2016) Camp Meeting at Oceti Oyate – Mystic Dave

12-20-16 ~ Over the drill pad-What is all the traffic up and down the hill about? – Standing Rock

12-20-16 ~ Water Protector Morton County Court House Update December 20th #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife – Standing Rock

12-20-16 ~ Trial for the first arrested in August is postponed until January The new front lines are the court – Standing Rock

12-20-16 ~ The Surveillance State at Standing Rock (12/20/2016) Radio Show-88.1 FM Fargo-Moorhead – Mystic Dave

12-20-16 ~ DAPL Trolls Mock Myron Dewey On Facebook – Uprising TV

12-19-16 ~ Prosecutor asks judge to keep environmental, treaty issues out of first protester trial – Uprising TV

12-19-16 ~ Exposing Morton County LIES! – Uprising TV

12-19-16 ~ News From Water Protectors Facing Trial – Uprising TV

12-19-16 ~ #NODAPL News From Water Protectors Facing Trial – Standing Rock

12-19-16 ~ Morton County released a video attempting to portray weapons as harmless – Standing Rock

12-19-16 ~ Morton county court house Digital Smoke Signals – Standing Rock

12-19-16 ~ #NODAPL Standing Rock Protectors’ NONSENSE Charges Get Worse – Standing Rock

12-19-16 ~ Protesters arrested at Backwater Bridge despite agreement to not come on bridge – Standing Rock

12-19-16 ~ BREAKING NEWS! First Trial For Water Protectors at Standing Rock (12/19/2016) Digital Smoke Signals – Mystic Dave

12-19-16 ~ Daily News From Standing Rock With #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl (12/19/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-19-16 ~ Standing Rock Water Protectors Face Trial (12/19/2016) Live Outside The Morton County Courthouse – Mystic Dave

12-19-16 ~ Morton county ~ Awaiting Trial 12/19/16 – J Grady

12-19-16 ~ Indigenous Rising Media ~ interview with Water Protectors Facing Trial – J Grady

12-19-16 ~ Chad Charlie ~ Let’s talk About the courtroom request 12/18/16 – J Grady

12-19-16 ~ Cempoalli Twenny ~ Update from Court #StandingRock – J Grady

12-19-16 ~ Digital Smoke Signals ~ Outside the Morton County Court House – J Grady

12-19-16 ~ Sioux Z Dezbah ~ Update in Chicago for Surgery – J Grady

12-19-16 ~ 1st Trial for Water Protectors – Uprising TV

Stories From the Frontline ~ Oceti Oyate Dec. 20, 2016

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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12-16-16 ~ Kellie Love… WE ARE THE FIRST GROUP OF WATER PROTECTORS WHO WERE ARRESTED AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We are in a situation right now where we need media on our situation in order for the world to know what’s going on. The judge has so far approved every motion granted by the States attorney and has denied every one of our motions.

Right now, the states attorney, same guy who tried to charge Amy Goodman with terrorism for covering the story of Standing Rock, is asking the court to disallow all of our video and evidence that would prove our innocence and uphold our constitutional right to express under our first amendment, while simultaneously submitted false lies against us.

Please share!!!! We would love to have an interview with Amy Goodman so that the public can know what’s going on. What happens in our cases will affect the rest of the cases behind us. We need a really good legal advice and media to support us.

Please stand with us and help! Share and keep us in your prayers!

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12-16-16 ~ Bixi Nibe… My day in pics…these are the governments of the UN meeting with indigenous representatives and One “Navajo Ambassador”. I … was sooo happy he introduced himself as Ambassador. Power to our peoples!! Water is Life, Indigenous at the UN. We Stand.

12-15-16 ~ Magpie Waters Productions… Didn’t they see the “No Trespassing” signs all over the West? It was their manifest destiny to tame the wilderness, to make canals out of rivers and streams. To bring different plants, animals, and ways to the West. A West that was great but the greed of railroad companies, timber barons, fur trade companies, and miners and pioneers decimated the once Great West. Teddy Roosevelt and other influential politicians and people set aside lands to be preserved to save what was left. Today in Standing Rock the Warriors of the Rainbow fight to protect the water of millions of people now. They are also fighting for their ancestors then. Validating their ways, their strength and their sacrifice for now. They fight for the future too, bless them, pray for them because the fight is still on because greed will not stop, it cannot be satisfied, but it can be beat with unity in purpose.

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12-14-16 ~ UPDATE Greg Grey Cloud… Today my little brothers are in between Howard and Madison South Dakota. One horse has had a minor laceration to a rear leg. He now is being trailered and cared for properly. Nothing to worry about. Dakota 38 memorial ride is being led by the courageous Spirit Riders who also ride with the water protectors message! A number of photos for you to share and love. Phot credit by: Omri #Dakota38 #SpiritRiders #NoDAPL … Here are the Dakota 38 riders aka the spirit riders! They’ve made it to Howard SD! Only 13 more days and 260sum miles to go! Be proud of these young men, be very proud! The pride of crow creek! Still carrying the water protectors message as well as honoring our ancestors!

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12-14-16 ~ Some were quoted as saying it was the first time they truly felt as though they were serving and protecting their country. One speech was made by a native veteran, who at one point said “The difference between a soldier and a warrior is that a soldier takes orders–a warrior does what’s right.”

Thankful for the veterans who came, those that have been here since the beginning, those who have stayed, and those who will come.

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12-14-16… The Doctrine of Discovery was denounced and burned up on Standing Rock by Church Representatives & our relatives today! The Doctrine of Discovery is a major cause of our grandparents getting their hair cut off, beaten for speaking our language….this was a major reason why millions of our ancestors were killed around the world.

I believe the clergymen recognized that this also is a big reason our treaties were not honored, this is why Dakota Access Pipeline and Morton County, North Dakota have disregard our rights and removed our protectors…the reason why they terrorize our protectors for Standing Together peacefully and unarmed.

This is long overdue, but the strength and prayers for Standing Rock has awakend the true human spirit and has given courage to those who let the rich control them. There are good people in this world in all races and walks of life. The unity and prayers have united us to start taking the steps to make ammendments and work together!

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12-14-16 ~…. Emmett ~ Ate… He drove himself to and from Standing Rock, 1 or 2 times a week, he was at home at camp, you could always find him by the fire, coffee in hand, visiting. This is during the announcement by Dave Archambault of the easement denial. And dad will continue going.

12-14-16 ~ Crystal Houser… I have a bit of a heavy heart today. My brother is about to enter into a dark period of his life and I will not be home to support him. I know my mother and sister miss me and worry about me daily and I just walked away from a job with one of the greatest bosses ever so I can stay here at Standing Rock. I am confident I am making the right decision, but guilt is weighing on me for sure.
To my family back home, thank you so much for your blessings and know I love you and think about you everyday. You give me the strength to stand and inspire me daily to fight for what is right. I’d be lost without you.

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12-14-16 ~ Sophia Wilansky… Update: This is what my arm looks like as of Tuesday 12/13/16, 22 days after law enforcement on highway 1806 hit it with a grenade which exploded on contact, and 3 days after I was finally discharged from the hospital. The black rods are an external fixator (ex-fix) which is screwed into my bones to hold them in place; the bone is fractured and a piece is missing. I lost both arteries in my arm and one was replaced with a vein taken from my left leg; I am about to stop taking blood thinner shots but I will have to take aspirin for the rest of my life because a blood clot in the vein-turned-artery would make me lose the arm. Next, my arm was stuffed with a large piece of my lat muscle; I still have a device draining fluids from inside my back where the muscle was taken from. Finally, my arm was covered with a large skin graft taken from my right thigh. All of this skin will take at least a year to look relatively normal. In the bottom left corner of this photo you can see the bullet wound from where I was shot right before I was hit with the grenade.
-Sophia

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12-13-16 ~ Vonda Eagle Horse, Oglala Lakota Sioux… “This is where I, Vonda Eagle Horse, Walks First Woman, Wounded Knee Descendant, American Indian Movement. I say, apologize for killing my grandpa James High Hawk, and remove those 22 medals of honor for killing all of our people down at Wounded Knee. You should be ashamed of yourselves. You should be ashamed of yourselves. There are rules in combat, and you never apologized for that. Who does that? Kind of like what we went through over here, tanks against tarps. I mean a whole million dollar fight against forty, fifty dollar donated tarps. That’s okay, because out of faith and fear, faith will always win. And you know, you need to apologize and stop making a spectacle of yourselves. The world is watching. The world knows. All these injustices and atrocities have now come to an end. We are now in a very holy moment. Remove those 22 Medals of Honor, please.

We forgave that, my dad, my children, we forgave that. We see this Wounded Knee Memorial Ride every year, and I’m honored to see our family and our people persevere through those elements and conditions. Yet, some of us have laid that to rest, and we’ve never gotten an apology, but we’ve laid that to rest. Our people will continue to do the Big Foot Ride until we get an apology for the Wounded Knee Massacre, and you take those 22 Medals of Honor away. Who does that? This was so precious to the United States government. They use to take the children and just rip them off their cradle boards and just execute them on tree trunks. Who does that? They’re kind of doing the same thing here at Oceti Sakowin, and if I lose my life up here, it’s very very valuable to me to see our people continue to survive…continue to go on.”

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12-13-16 ~ Ancient One Returns to Tribes
For more than 20 years, Columbia Basin tribe’s have battled to have the remains of the over 9,000 year old Kennewick Man returned for reburial. Discovered in 1996, Kennewick Man, who is among the oldest and most complete skeletons found, has been subject to great controversy as Tribe’s sought to have the ancestor returned and the science community wanting to conduct studies on the remains. Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/jj48pgc

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12-12-16 ~ GREETINGS FROM THE NAHOLOWA’A OHANA
On Thursday, December 8, Bert Allen “B.A.” Naholowa’a suffered a heart attack. He was outside of the gas station near the Prairie Knights Casino. He was there doing maintenance on his RV. He’d been in the area since roughly November 26th serving as a volunteer medic to water protectors at Oceti Sakowin Camp.

B.A. received first aid, and an ambulance was called to assist him. He was taken to Fort Yates Hospital. He did not recover and passed away that day.

B.A. was Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian), American Irish, and American Chinese. B.A. was a second generation Air Force veteran. B.A. resided in Arizona. He is survived by 4 children, their mother and their partners, 8 grandchildren, 3 sisters and a large extended family.

From B.A.’s family:
“We were regularly in contact with dad while he was volunteering at the camp. He was honored to be there and of service to the camp community. Thanks to all that made his experience a good one. He walked on in a good way. We are sure he is in peace.

The Naholowa’a Ohana is happy to receive visitors for B.A. at a visitation on December 13th from 11 am to 1 pm at Dawise Perry Funeral Home in Mandan, North Dakota. Later his ashes will be taken home to Hawai‘i for further services.”

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We express our deepest sympathies to B.A.’s Ohana and want everyone to know that B.A. left a beautiful lasting impression on all who he had contact with. We don’t have words to describe the loss that those of us who had the honor of knowing B.A. are feeling; but we are grateful for the time we did get to spend with him – time well spent caring for the water protectors. We are also grateful that B.A.’s family could come to camp and hold a memorial service today. Those of us who were able to come were very blessed by the songs and ceremony.

We ask everyone to please give the family time and space to heal. We love you all.
-SRMHC
We Are The Media….. This elderly man spent his final days as a medic helping campers at Standing Rock! Thank you, Bert Allen “B.A.” Naholowa’a, for giving up your last days to help water protectors and everyone at the camps. His family says he walked along a good path and that campers made his experience a positive one. Be in peace; we are thinking of you and honoring your life today.

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12-12-16 ~ Paul Bemore… My fav pic of vets gathering at Standing Rock! This is on the front line. I was amazed by this wheel chair bound protector standing tallest of us all!

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‎12-13-16 ~ Fawn Lily‎… The government is lying. SHOCKER. I’m sure you all know. Yes, the fight is still on out here. We are still camping in subzero temperatures, for real. Oceti (now named All Nations), Rosebud, and Sacred Stone Camps all still stand.

DAPL IS STILL BUILDING.

Sadly, a large majority of people have abandoned us because they fell for the government’s tricks and think it’s over. “Victory” the media calls it? 46 dapl floodlights shining on camp every night tell us otherwise (check out the picture below).
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I’ve been laying low because I realized how deeply intertwined into all this I have become. I was afraid and paranoid. I had to lay low.

I took the past few weeks to learn how to live. Wo Lakota means the way of life, the way of living, and that’s what we came out here to learn. How to sustain yourself and your community. I know I can learn so much more, but I feel ready to get back into my more mentally taxing work again and to continue to keep my tribe at home informed of the raw and honest T R U T H.

In respect of my fellow protectors out here and security culture, I cannot release any more details. Please just know we are still out here and spread the word.

Thank you all for the continuous love and support. I feel it everyday, from all over the world. But we need you all to know that the fight is still on, so you continue to send it our way.

If you want to send us supplies, please send construction material (plywood, nails, screws, insulation, tools, etc) and firewood.
Much love ♥ ♥ ♥

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12-12-16 ~ Atsa E’sha Hoferer … Cots, Wood Stoves and & other Winter Gear was delivered today. More to come they said. #1N

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11-12-16 ~ Dan Nanamkin… FreeIng cold today! Shared the duc n dive, the story n the relationship as i was told by my relative ottis halfmoon and gary door between the nimipoo and the hunkpapa! Im a representative of the walwama people so here i am! Was blessed by my paluse relative who sang washut in my yurt! I spoke to the youth to be proud of who they are, their way of their culture, language, the way they dress, the teachings of their elders and to learn their history and family! The fire burma bright inside each of you who were here!

12-12-16 ~ ‎Crystal Houser‎… I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting more updates for you all. There is so much to talk about, so much to write, so much to do. It is very difficult keeping a phone charged in the cold, and charging takes three times as long…I haven’t had a full charge since I arrived, reception has been poor during the storms… And again, there is so much to do. Even if there wasn’t, it would be a travesty to be stuck on my phone out here….I want to share with you, but I’m busy living it, really experiencing it.

I can say that morale at Oceti Sakowin feels a little better today with a slight change in the weather and a renewal of the Sacred Fire. The fire drives spiritual morale. My first morning I heard the fire was put out “because our prayers have already been answered”…. To some degree, perhaps many degrees, this is true… But DAPL is still here, Morton County is still at the roadblock, Merc private security presence is no secret… We are still praying, still staying.

I’ve been writing a lot and will share when it is time. I love you all and on behalf of all of us here, I thank you for your continued support.
And we could use more cough medicine, decongestant, expectorant, oregano…. Yes, oregano. Charged pocket chargers for our phones would help us keep in touch better too. Thank you again.

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Video’s #NoDAPL – Dec. 12 – 18, 2016

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe
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News Articles and Updates ~ Oceto Sakowin
http://wp.me/P6lD99-17T
Nov. 2016 You Tube Video’s ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1cM
2016 You Tube Video Archive ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1fI
How You Can Help Standing Rock? #NODAPL
http://wp.me/P6lD99-VG
Standing Rock history
http://standingrock.org/history/
Without Water We Can Not Exist
http://wp.me/P6lD99-N4
Stories from the Frontlines ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1dE
Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1ac
Trusted News Sources ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1i6
Standing Rock Camps #Water Is Life
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1hR

12-18-16 `~ TRUTH From Standing Rock (12/18/2016) Shiyé Bidzííl & Josh Long Talk Cell Phone Protection-Part 2 – Mystic Dave

12-18-16 ~ TRUTH From Standing Rock (12/18/2016) Shiyé Bidzííl & Josh Long Talk Cell Phone Protection-Part 3 – Mystic Dave

12-18-16 ~ Filmmaker witnessed activists getting injured at Standing Rock-the sheriff’s dept. is lying about it – Standing Rock

12-18-16 ~ Standing Rock – The Meaning of the Teepee – gage4g

12-18-16 ~ #NODAPL Why do I feel like access to the road is based on skin color – Standing Rock

12-18-16 ~ Standing Rock – Blizzard Evacuation – gage4g

12-18-16 ~ Late Night Talks With #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl From Standing Rock (12/18/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-18-16 ~ Standing Rock – The story of the 4 Drums – gage4g

12-18-16 ~ News From Standing Rock (12/18/2016) Shiyé Bidzííl & Josh Long Talk Cell Phone Protection – Mystic Dave

12-17-16 ~ DeFund DAPL: Wells Fargo Embargo (12/17/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-17-16 ~ The US Terrorizes the Native Americans – Guillermo Camarena

12-17-16 ~ Standing Rock: Important update regarding first water protector trials – Let Your Soul Play

12-16-16 ~ Message From #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl at Standing Rock (12/16/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-16-16 ~ News Update From Standing Rock (12/16/2016) Exposing Trolls! by Shiyé Bidzííl – Mystic Dave

12-16-16 ~ Shiyé Bidzííl live funny on Standing Rock – Standing Rock

12-16-16 ~ Defund DAPL At CitiGroup in NYC – Uprising TV

12-16-16 ~ Standing rock interview with elder part 2 – Ray Fox

12-16-16 Standing Rock – Interview de David Archambault by stoplies.org – Stop Mensonges

12-16-16 ~ Standing Rock Special Dallas Goldtooth on Police Violence & Repression of Movement Against DAPL Yo – katalina piwa

12-16-16 ~ Update from Oceti Sakowin Camp (12/16/2016) Indigenous Rising Media – Mystic Dave

12-16-16 ~ Drill pad Today we were informed by FAA that the no fly zone is lifted #waterislife – Standing Rock

12-15-16 ~ Red Fawn has become a political prisoner of Standing Rock. We are demanding her immediate release – J Grady

12-15-16 ~ Evening News Update From Standing Rock With #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl (12/14/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-15-16 ~ JOHN BOLENBAUGH NEEDS OUR HELP! – Uprising TV

12-15-16 ~ More Drone Footage From Standing Rock (12/15/2016) #NoDAPL Warrior Myron Dewey – Mystic Dave

12-15-16 ~ DeFund DAPL: Crashing JP Morgan Party in NYC (12/15/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-15-16 ~ FireKeepers Fellowship – Standing Rock Update – FireKeepers International

12-15-16 ~ A Star Studded Benefit in New York City for Standing Rock (12/15/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-15-17 ~ Drone Footage From Standing Rock (12/15/2016) The Bridge at Oceti Sakowin – Mystic Dave

12-15-16 ~ On the Anniversary of Sitting Bull’s Death, Meet His Great Great Granddaughter, Brenda White Bull – Uprising TV

12-15-16 ~ Update on departure date for standing rock. The engine is in! – Rex Litwiller

12-15-16 ~ Myron Dewey ~ #nodapl 12/15/16 – J Grady

12-15-16 ~ Myron Dewey ~ Bridge 12/15/16 #StandingRock – J Grady

12-14-16 ~ Red Road Awareness Camp at Standing Rock – Lynny Prince

12-14-16 ~ THE TYRANNY at STANDING ROCK: GOVERNMENT’S DIVIDE & CONQUER STRATEGY is WORKING – tap Chuyen

12-14-16 ~ Late Nite Update Live From Standing Rock (12/14/2016) Digital Smoke Signals – Mystic Dave

12-14-16 ~ Shiyé Bidzííl live 12 14 16 More updates on dakota access Pipeline spill near Belfield, ND – Standing Rock

12-14-16 ~ Shailene Woodley in New York City (12/14/2016) #Divest from #DAPL Rally – Mystic Dave

12-14-16 ~ Faces of Standing Rock – KnappBrothers

12-14-16 ~ Dear Morton County Commissioners and Sheriff Kirchmeier
J Grady

12-14-16 ~ Campers say DAPL protest camp numbers remain around 1,000, despite subzero temperatures – J Grady

12-14-16 ~ All Nations 12/13/16 – Lavonne Cox

12-14-16 ~ All Nations camp 12/13/16 – Lavonne Cox
Chase IronEyes… This is non-violent, unarmed action that is met with what appears to be live lethal capable weapons in the beginning you can see a LEO draw a weapon before the less lethal munitions are visible. We remain unarmed and NonViolent. The USACE easement denial was obviously no reason to stop our fight.

12-14-16 ~ Dear Morton County Commissioners and Sheriff Kirchmeier – Myron Dewey

12-14-16 ~ MORTON COUNTY Patrolling the frozen river banks – Uprising TV

12-14-16 ~ Shailene Woodley in New York City (12/14/2016) #Divest from #DAPL Rally – Mystic Dave

12-14-16 ~ News From Standing Rock (12/14/2016) Update from Oceti – Mystic Dave

12-13-16 ~ BREAKING NEWS From Standing Rock (12/13/2016) #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl – Mystic Dave

12-13-16 ~ WATER IS LIFE – #NoDAPL – Shawn Brewer

12-13-16 ~ IMPORTANT MEETING at Standing Rock! 12/13/2016 #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl with Chris Lemke – Mystic Dave

12-13-16 ~ Standing Rock Brings Enemy Tribes Together Against Big Oil – TYT Politics

12-13-16 ~ More Updates BREAKING NEWS From Standing Rock
12/13/2016 #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl – Mystic Dave

12-13-16 ~ Chris Lemke Calls For A Truce With The Natives 12/13/16 – J Grady

12-13-16 ~ STANDING ROCK CHAIRMAN DAVE ARCHAMBAULT JR. – Uprising TV

12-13-16 ~ Oil Pipeline Bursts Close To Standing Rock Protest #NoDAPL – Donald Trump’s

12-13-16 ~ All Nationnal camp 12 13 16 – Standing Rock

12-12-16 ~ An Interview With Myron Dewey – J Grady

12-12-16 ~ Building a Rocket Mass Heater at Standing Rock Part 1 – Presented by OneHeartFire – Jesse Grimes

12-12-16 ~ Standing Rock Leader: DAPL Woke a Sleeping Youth Beast – TYT Politics

12-12-16 ~ IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN ARCHAMBAULT_ 411 TRUTH

12-12-16 ~ Jordan Reports On What’s Next At Standing Rock – Mystic Dave

Kenny Frost ~ Stockpiles Supplies and the Chairman’s Deal at Standing Rock

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Printed with permission by Kenny Frost

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Kenny Frost
letourvoicesecho-nodapl-standingrock-ocetioyate-warehouse-kennyfrostWell, bright and early this morning we were allowed to get our packages which never came to our shipping address of Sacred Stone Camp.

Where is this you might ask?

I’ve been called a liar by a few. As, I stated yesterday. These packages of heaters, cots, generators, hand warmers, space blankets and the list goes on for Sacred Stone Camp, the Big Camp, Red Warrior, and others are housed here.

If many of you know me. I believe everyone, including tribal government, leaders must be held to a high standard. People lookup on them for leadership.

Why was our people of water protectors ~Defenders and Vets asked to leave immediately.

You might have guess why?

A certain meeting was held very quietly with those of pipeline. I did receive confirmation as we had guessed this might have happened.

One of the individual who was at this meeting advice me of those in attendance including the Colonel including the oppositions.

Part of agreement was to have water protectors ~defenders and vets vacate the big camp.

This is why the announcement was abruptly for everyone to leave!.

If, I was the chairman and people came to support me. I would have a traditional meal. Thanking everyone for coming supporting and perhaps gave gifts to all who came with a closing prayers for all who came with a safe journey. But at the end I would have told everyone in a year, we have a big celebration for everyone to come back. This is me however as I was raised traditionally.

I am happy. We got our packages back. People depend on these supplies. We must take care of our people no matter what tribal nations is standing with us to kill the Black Snake. This snake is not dead.

Now, we need a call out for trucks to help get these supplies to camp.

Thank you everyone who has sent supplies to help us. I’m sadden Red Warriors camp is gone. They were very important in our cause.

We must put egos, and difference aside. I’m glad the other camp name is All Nations Camp. It’s going to going to all of us as one nation together to come together as one.

If we can do this correctly we can bring all minority groups United as one nation. We must continue to protect Mother Earth

We can do this.
We must do this.
We are Unarmed.

Water is Life.
Water Is Sacred
=->>>—- Kenny —->
Stack upon stacks are here.

This is just one corner of the many warehouse rooms where the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe stockpiles donations. That were received in recent months. The boxes, marked by the senders of specific camps of water protectors, are in the process of being distributed. Tribal workers said the packages had been there since October. Kenny Frost, Ute Elder and Water Protector who made this public today said “It is important to note the tribe has more supplies they have not given out under the name of Standing Rock.”

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault has been criticized for storing 80,000 packages intended for the protest encampments in a warehouse belonging to one of the tribe’s enterprises in Fort Yates.

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Stories From the Frontline ~ Oceti Oyate Dec. 12, 2016

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

12-5-16 ~ The 8th Fire – Trailer 2 – Native American Documentary

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12-11-16 ~ LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard
History!
What will history say about 2016 and North Dakota?
Will it be about Native people standing up together with all their allies bring the nations together to go against a billion dollar corporation?
Will they talk about the civil rights violation of the State of North Dakota and Morton County Sheriff Department that represent the South in the 1960s?
Will they talk about the many brave warriors who were injured and will have life long damage by the police and mercenaries hired by oil company?
Will they talk about how government promoted racism and encouraged people to take arms against native people?
Will they talk about the corruption of the press and the spread of lies in the newspaper and television?
Will they talk about racial profiling allowed in stores and businesses?
Will they talk about asking businesses not sell goods to the people?
Will they talk about refusing emergency services to native people?
Will they talk about the pepper spray, mace, tear gas, rubber bullets, the grenades, the bean bags the water cannons and the physical abuse by the officers on the protectors?
Will they talk about destruction of our ceremonial grounds and burials?
Will they talk about police abuse and the made up charges on people?
Will they talk about their open racial comments among themselves?
Will they talk about the illegal corporation they defend?
Will they talk about being paid by the oil company?
Will they talk about arresting the press and medics?
Will the talk about how they violation their constitution?
Will they talk about how ACLU, Amestry International, United Nations are calling in to record the abuse?
How will North Dakota record this history? I am not worried because we have recorded and we will remember and tell our children and grandchildren how we stood for the water.

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12-11-16 ~ Kenny Frost… Morning fellow Defenders ~ Protectors Veterans of our Sacred Water’s

We are in a heat wave of 4 degrees. Yes, I said 4 degrees.

No matter how hard or tough it is outside, we must remember my friends there. There are those out who would love to experience this weather by getting out and just feeling this by walking, stretching or running in this weather.

Never take you life for granted ever. As there are our relatives, relations and friends who just want to feel alive as they trying to heal their bodies including those who are bedridden. We offer prayers for the many in the 4~Directions.

So when your complaining about weather conditions or a bad day. Many would love to trade places.

Our prayers today is the healing energies for our people regardless of who they are. As, they over come this condition Creator.

We also pray for those who lost love ones while fighting for the sacred waters. Help their families with strength, courage and love. They will never be forgotten but always remembered.
Love to you all my dear friends.

=->>>—- Kenny —->
Picture by Kenny
December 7, 2016
Standing Rock reservation
“Sacred Buffalo”

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12-11-16 Sophia Wilanski… Home!
Thanks to everyone who supported @Sophia Wilansky at Standing Rock. She is out of the hospital now but has to go back for many more surgeries. Big hug to Sophia, her great father, the donors, the doctors, and all her supporters

“On November 21st as a direct result of the violent police response at Standing Rock towards unarmed people opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, Sophia Wilanski a 21 year old woman from New York City, was severely injured when a concussion grenade thrown by police hit her left arm and exploded,” Sophia has had multiple surgeries and will have many many more just to get 20% use of her arm back. Sophia went home today and is happy to be with her dog!

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12-11-16 ~ Unify… a NEW FIRE has been lit at STANDING ROCK
DEC. 11th update.
The Indigenous Youth Council with support from Chief Chase Iron Eyes have started a new sacred fire with a prayer of oneness and commitment to doing whatever it takes to stop the pipeline.
The new camp is called Oceti Oyate. The Peoples Camp. Let’s share this video and support our youth!

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12-11-16 ~ Brandon Green… Creator tonight’s prayer is for those who are full of fear, uncertainty and doubt. I pray for these people deeply in my heart. I want them to be assured tonight that there is a force at work in this entire world, RIGHT NOW, fighting for the greater good of all mankind. No matter your race, religion, sexual preferences; no matter what differences that seem to separate us by our own ignorance. We all deserve to be free. We all deserve to be a self creation of who we are. In this coming future, evil will not have solid ground to stand on. Evil will not to be welcomed but exiled into the wilderness where Mother nature will tend to them. I pray my people learn to pray because the power of prayer is unbelievable. I claim no religion, I walk no path carved by man. I walk the path Creator has laid before my feet and Creator has a path for you if you would just open your eyes and see truth. I pray we shed all fear of the unknown because if we place our trust in Creator, there is NOTHING to fear. Only when you slip away into the evil society should you fear, for Creators wrath will be upon you. Forever seek the light my family. Your not walking alone, I am walking with you. Aho!

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12-11-16 ~ LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard… When i first saw people coming in to stand against Dakota Access pipeline on the April 1st at Grand River Casino I was overwhelm with thankfulness, the youth runners, women and children walkers, horse riders, Biker riders and the Seven Council fires. They came to stand with us and what is seen in July made me cry for days as the people of the world came to stand with us. As we stood with people of the world i felt a healing of the land and then… we were attacked I was shocked at the behavior of the state against peaceful people. The people still stood against the violence in prayer, song and dance. We stood with our many cultures united we stood is laughter and story telling, in the morning you can hear the songs across the camps. As some people getting ready to leave the camp because of the weather we know that they carry us in our hearts. I pray they carry the lesson of the camps to where ever they live. It is time to change the world thought we can live with our earth in respect and honor by learning to stop fossil fuel and start using green energy. Lets change the world by protecting the water everywhere.”

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12-10-16 ~ Chase IronEyes
Ignore all the rumors and fear.
“Someone died at camp”
“they’re flooding the camp” (is that “public” yet)
“the Tribe dropped its lawsuit”
“the Tribe is closing the camp”
“They’re not letting anyone into camp”

The truth is about 1000 people minimum are still at camp. We are doing all we can to make sure they’re safe. They can leave on their own. I’m not doing anything but coordinating. The medics, camp organizers and each and every person there are doing all the work, so many people are stepping up when others are abandoning this fight. Talking about the “front lines are in the court now.”

The Standing Rock Tribal Gov. doesn’t have the authority to “close” the camp. The State of North Dakota doesn’t have the authority to “close” the camp. The worst case scenario is the Army Corp of Eng requests assistance from ND Law Enf to evacuate the camp (if leaseholder says they’re interfering with his rights), or they just flood it, but that is a really really bad look for anyone, except Trump.

I don’t even think the Standing Rock gov can legally block access to the camp from the south without the help of North Dakota. The Tribe could request Army Corp and the leaseholder of the land where the big camp is to start the process for evacuation but that would be interesting how we are not willing to step up against the Republican controlled brutality but we will step up to kick our allies out. And, finally nobody at camp is even aware of all the rumors at the top of the post, that’s all in our online heads. It is deadly cold out so do not hesitate to reach out or leave, but those die hards holding strong, we are here to help. Many thanks to all hosting families and responding to this. People are assembling to decide their own futures here, on their own terms.

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12-10-16 ~JoLanda Gerry Thompson… Here is a letter my daughter Theresa (Tree) wrote. I just thought i would share it with you all. To show you guys are appreciated and even our children are thankfull for the water protectors. Take the pipeline, save our planet and drop awhole bunch of cocoa off at camp for our water protectors. That what my 6 year old wants for Christmas!!! Thank you for Standing with us. Feel free to share.

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Josué Rivas Fotographer with Scarlet Luta Whetstone… The main fire at the Oceti Sakowin camp was put out today. This is the first fire you would see when entering the camp by the flag road. So many tribes showed up and introduced themselves here. So many people gathered here. This fire might be out but it travels with every one of us. This is the cycle of our movement. It’s all connected.

***CLARIFICATION ***
The horn (7 sacred fires) fire, Sacred Stone Camp fire, and others are still up and running. The elders were told in ceremony it was time to put out this specific fire because the prayers had been heard. This doesn’t mean that the fight is over, I personally believe that is the beginning of a new chapter.

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12-10-16 ~ Greg Grey Cloud... The Dakota 38+2 wokiksuye zuya has begun! It’s currently -9 degrees with a 15mph windchill. Our riders are vigilant. Our horses are great. Our family is second to none. Our relatives at camp are also in our prayers!

12-9-16 ~ Cindy Rodriques… I Went to Cover #StandingRock and What I Found was Eye Opening
After being frustrated with the lack of media coverage and human rights violationsStanding Rock was receiving, so my friend Nathalie and I decided to go to North Dakota to get as much footage as possible to share with the world. It was a last minute decision that has changed my view of the world and where I want to take my contributions in journalism. Continue reading http://tinyurl.com/jngmufa

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12-9-16 ~ Shaun King… Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. https://www.generosity.com/fundraising/last-real-indians-nodapl-aid

Since I emailed you this morning, you have donated $263,342 to the indigenous people of Standing Rock. With that, they will immediately purchase at least one pickup truck, at least one moving truck, a flatbed trailer, and at least one 15 passenger van. Your generosity will also allow the team in Standing Rock to immediately purchase other essential supplies to sustain them in the crucial months ahead.

Chase Iron Eyes and Edwin Lindo, who is one of the founders of the Injustice Boycott, are actually working on the purchases as I type this. Words cannot express how grateful I am for your generosity. The people of Standing Rock send you their love as well.

That’s all. More than anything, I want you to see the power of us coming together as one unified force. Together, we are changing the world, but we are just scratching the surface of our potential.

Tomorrow, we are stepping up our next action in New York City. Also, I will be appearing on Democracy Now in the morning to discuss the boycott.

Love and appreciate you all!
Your Brother,
Shaun

12-7-16 ~ Hector Lavalle… “My heart felt heavy and I felt an odd sense of loss and a kind of fear. I realized how I actually felt safer with all those precious, peaceful, conscientious warriors around me. People that care so much about the earth, the water and the community, their family, the people they love. A sense of comradery and connection that is missing in the world. (I looked up the word comradery because my spellcheck didn’t even recognize it. Isn’t that apropos?) The definition was so appropriate, it made me cry.”

“Comradery is the spirit of friendship and community in a group, like the comradery of soldiers at war who keep each other upbeat despite the difficulty of their circumstances. Who is a comrade? A close friend or a fellow soldier — in other words, someone who comes to mind when you say, “We’re in this together.”

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12-7-16 ~ Kelly Daniels… Finally made it home to Kansas…

I’ve become suddenly aware of a few things I learn being at Standing Rock..

As I drove into the city I glanced at cars that passed and thought “water protectors” and then realized they weren’t… My heart felt heavy and I felt an odd sense of loss and a kind of fear. I realized how I actually felt safer with all those precious, peaceful, conscientious warriors around me. People that care so much about the earth, the water and the community, their family, the people they love. A sense of comradery and connection that is missing in the world. (I looked up the word comradery because my spellcheck didn’t even recognize it. Isn’t that apropos?) The definition was so appropriate, it made me cry.
“Comradery is the spirit of friendship and community in a group, like the comradery of soldiers at war who keep each other upbeat despite the difficulty of their circumstances. Who is a comrade? A close friend or a fellow soldier — in other words, someone who comes to mind when you say, “We’re in this together.”

The other thing I learned is that I want to honor the lessons I learn at Standing Rock by bringing those lessons home and taking them to heart. Like, loving my family with honor and respect, appreciating my community the way they love and appreciate theirs, laughing more, cooking good food with family and friends, being conscious of the energy I use and the way that I live, simplifying and living lighter on the earth, taking care of my land and honoring my animals, living a prayerful existence, walking in reverence for all of life, singing more, building a community where people take care of one another, ..and circling up around the fire…

I miss Standing Rock. I love Standing Rock. I come from a loving family and friends, and I still have never been anywhere with more meaningful experiences and sense of community and cultural healing .. ever In my life. When we celebrated the Army Corp of engineers decision, I simultaneously felt a collective sense of sadness and fear… The fear that this community may one day end. So many people feel more at home, more loved, more sense of purpose, of being taken care of and connected than any place they’ve ever felt in their lives . I could feel the sense of fear that it could end. A deep sense of sadness…

Being with so many beautiful indigenous people, their laughter, their prayers, their stories, their songs, their dances, and their appreciation of one another has been truly healing to my heart.. truly healing to so many hearts.

As we continue to support this community not only because they need us, but because we need them.. Let us not forget these lessons. Let us honor the beauty that has been created here. The remembering of times of long ago. The remembering of the way we are supposed to live. Close to and honoring the earth and one another. Let us never forget. Let us continue to support this place and replicate it in all communities and in the hearts of people everywhere in our world and daily lives. So we can spread this to all parts of the world. So we can return to the way we are meant to be.

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12-8-16 ~ Bucky Harjo … This photo says it all, At Standing Rock, we have seen and felt every moments emotions, for me I had seen the tears of many, a moment I will not ever forget, it’s moments like that that has chnged me in many way’s.We have faced hatred with love love, the more they tried to break up, made us stronger, we prayed every moment and will continue to do so. I don’t ever want this to be over and it shall not, it will carry over into the next 7 generations…

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12-8-16 ~ Chase Iron Eyes… “They didn’t deny the easement out of the goodness of their hearts. They denied it because of the 5,000+ people who sacrificed for clean water. They denied it because the world supports the largest Treaty Camp in history, the American people want to do right. They denied it because 4,000 vets showed up and they could not afford the visual impact of unarmed Uniformed US Vets facing off with armed Uniformed National Guard & Law Enf. That would have exposed the lies that Law Enf & DAPL have been telling the world, that they protect “Law & Order.” The Vets who sign up to defend freedom & our constitution against all enemies “foreign & domestic” finally felt like true patriots because they were willing to stand for freedom against those Law Enf violating the constitution in the name of a corporation. They denied it to stall us, and let business go on as usual. When have we as Native Nations ever won a legal claim without putting our all on the line. We need this camp. DAPL & Law Enf has not demilitarized or demobilized any of their offenses against unarmed protectors. They are there ready to brutalize unarmed citizens even when DAPL says they intend to break the law & ignore the easement denial. Think long & hard about this relatives.”

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12-8-16 ~ ‘Miracles Are Happening’: Photos of the Tireless Women of Standing Rock
Thanks to the efforts of Standing Rock protesters, the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline has been diverted. Photographer Celine Guiout went to Standing Rock to shoot the women who made it happen. Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/zpau9ay

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12-7-16 ~ Magpie Waters Productions… Standing Rock has a decade of story lines but for now to me one thing that stands out is the Indigenous Unity that has been solidified from this movement. A classic example is when the Crow Water Protectors came to Standing Rock and they did so with beauty, honor, and power. The Crow and Sioux were bitter enemies in times past but this fight for water, this fight of Indigenous rights, this fight for a healthy earth brought many groups together that had bitter relations with each other in the past. The past was put in the past and a new future is moving forward. Warriors of the sacred rainbow came together as Dreamer prophets foretold. The fight is on.

12-7-16 ~ Oceti Sakowin Camp…
Thank You Protectors
Press Release: December 7, 2016 �
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Standing Rock Reservation, Oceti Sakowin Camp. North Dakota—Our first concern issafety. We ask all who can and want to leave, to return home. We are especially concerned for elders, families with children, those with health concerns, and/or pets that aren’t acclimated. For those who can stay—and are prepared for arctic conditions—please do, we need people here. The Lakota/Nakota/Dakota people of The Great Sioux Nation have survived in these conditions for thousands of years. If Ally Protectors cooperate with the ancient wisdom and ways of these lands, we will fare well. This movement is unlike any other—it is prayerful as well as peaceful—the consciousness we have raised here continues to resonate across the world.

Secondly we ask this of you in order to conserve resources. Bringing in wood, and other essential life supporting goods, is now much more complicated. For those who want to come, be prepared for arctic conditions, we can’t stress this enough. Be ready to contribute to the survival and safety of the camp in a significant way daily, be abundant in spirit and ready to share. Bring wood, plan to work. We need cooks, medics, builders/repair-persons, people dedicated to the survival of the community, for the coming storms. Bring weather-ready vehicles, 4×4 trucks and trailers, snow-ready vehicles.

Oceti Sakowin Camp remains determined—to protect our land. We have been given the obligation to do so in the treaty of 1851—we were specifically asked to protect this river. This is the way of the Standing Rock people, the Lakota people, the Hunkpapa people. All of the seven tribes of The Great Sioux Nation have gathered here again in an historic way—once as former enemies, we now stand together as brothers and sisters.

We are not protestors.
We are not terrorists.
We are not rioters.
We are in fact, Protectors.

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12-7-16 ~ ‎Mary Arose‎… These words came through while I was at Standing Rock at the end of the summer ““I come here from Taos, New Mexico, close to the ancestral home of my maternal lineage. We are here in North Dakota at the sacred gathering to protect the waters. We are specifically here to stop the pipeline that would bring in the oil and contaminate the very important water source, but its turning into something much bigger than that. There have been a lot of prayers that people have held in themselves and their communities, a prayer for transformation, a prayer to come back to sacred indigenous knowledge, to remember how to live in right relationship with ourselves, in right relationship with our sisters and brothers, in right relationship with the Earth, in right relationship with the elements… CONTINUE READING http://tinyurl.com/gl9lf9c

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12-7-16 ~ Atsa E’sha Hoferer… Full house of Great Basin Tribes at #1N Camp playing Hand Game.

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12-7-16 ~ Wallace Jeaneene … Grateful for the outpouring of generosity and love at the #StandingRock camp. Thankful for this man Charlie Mason Andrews, a veteran and a world jousting champion who helped me and Bianca Franchesca survive a crazy blizzard. And to Derek Hinkey who was so nice to us since we met him at the airport on Friday. Thankful the universe put you two in our path.

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12-7-16 ~ Charlie Mason Andrews… I won’t be posting much while I attempt to get horses and people out and the supplies they need pretty sure no one thought this thru . You can’t ask everyone to come help you horde supplies and money raised by go fund me campaigns then tell people hey thanks for coming now go home in the middle of a blizzard in sub zero temps what the absolute fuck !!!!!!!!! Spent the last two days and nights rescuing people who just weren’t prepared and before any of you talk shit on them for coming know that I will come find you and slap the taste out of your mouth at least these people were trying to do something great that was bigger than themselves !!!! Last time I’ll ask if you can help out Theknightsofmayhem@gmail.com PayPal .. thank you in advance.

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12-7-16 ~ After all most three weeks of being at Standing Rock, I finally say good bye and good luck. For those staying on: Be well, be at peace and may you all be safe. For those coming in: Go with the flow and contribute where you can, for as long as you can. Finally, thank you all for your time, energy and prayers. Peace through love, Charlie

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12-5-16 ~ Rudy TwoMoon….. the healing from a break up is the half life of a relationship. Getting us, the people to heal works the same way. We have a long journey of decolonization to live through. Start now, times a wasting and our children’s-children’s-children need us now.

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12-5-16 ~ Wes Clark, Jr… An incredible moment of healing at Standing Rock: Hundreds of veterans ask Native elders for forgiveness.

“We fought you. We took your land. We signed treaties that we broke. We stole minerals from your sacred hills. We blasted the faces of our presidents onto your sacred mountain… We didn’t respect you, we polluted your Earth, we’ve hurt you in so many ways but we’ve come to say that we are sorry. We are at your service and we beg for your forgiveness.” -Wes Clark, Jr.

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12-5-16 ~ Just now: US Vets came forth and asked for forgiveness from the First Nations people. There was not a dry eye in the room.

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12-5-16 ~ Bill Portman…. I have never been so proud to be a Native American than right now. Folks, we have just witnessed history. Over 700 tribes throughout the world come together in peaceful protection of our natural resources. I get goosebumps just thinking about it. I’m so glad to be a part of this historic moment.

But innocent people got hurt for no reason. The sheriff, governor, and DAPL security forces committed genocide against my Native family and your fellow Americans. I will not rest until justice is served. I’m committed to this cause and will do everything in my power to make sure it is served. I’m so blessed to have met the people from Lakota Peoples Law Project when I went to Standing Rock. Danny Sheehan (civil rights attorney), Kelsey Hill (journalist), and Chuck (videographer). I’ve offered my services however I can to help this team get justice.
https://www.facebook.com/LakotaPeoplesLawProject/

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12—16 ~ Standing Rock Victory Photos: Pictures of the Celebration
“Something happened. Something incredible. Something beautiful. It was unintended. It was by accident. But something beautiful happened. Something that no politician has been able to do. Something that no religious leader has been able to do. Something that no diplomat or peace maker or human rights activist or group has been able to do. But in a place, a small place that before now, most people never knew existed. A place called Standing Rock. A group of Indigenous Americans came together.

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10-6-16 ~ Josué Rivas Fotographer… For many years I struggled with finding my purpose with photography. Internally I knew my photos were meant to make a change, to share the light I’ve always seen. I tried photographing weddings, concerts, events, etc. I enjoyed all of it, it was a great challenge but for the last few months I’ve come to realize that in fact my instinct was in the right direction. I will be the voice for native America, the platform for our peoples stories, the light in the darkness. The future holds many opportunities for my photos, I can feel it. For now I focus on the present and keep exploring and experiencing these moments. These ceremonies, these songs, these dances. We are still here and we aren’t going anywhere.

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102 1st Nation Indigenous Massacres

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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Only 23,060 counted of the 100 million 1st Nation Peoples Murdered

1325 – Chamberlain, South Dakota ~ 486 Massacred
1539 – executed Napituca Massacre ~ 200 Massacred
1540 – Mabila Massacre ~ 2.500 Massacred
1541 – Tiguex Massacres ~ 200 Massacred
1599 – Acoma Massacre ~ 800 Massacred
1601 – Sandia Mountains ~ 900 Massacred
1623 – Pamunkey Peace Talks ~ 250 Massacred
1637 – Mystic Massacre ~ 600-700 Massacred
1643 – Pavonia Massacre ~ 129 Massacred
1644 – Pound Ridge Massacre ~ 500 Massacred
1675 – Great Swamp Massacre ~ 340 Massacred
1676 – Turner Falls Massacre ~ 100 plus Massacred
1676 – Narragansetts on Rhode Island ~ 126 Massacred
1689- Zia Pueblo 600 Indians ~ killed 70 survivors enslaved
1692 – Candlemas Massacre ~ 75 killed 100 imprisoned
1704 – Apalachee Massacre ~ 1,000 Massacred
1712 – Fox Indian Massacre ~ 1,000 Massacred
1713- Fort Neoheroka ~ 1,000 – 1,200 Massacred
1724 – Norridgewock Massacre ~ 80 Massacred
1730 – Massacre at Fox Fort ~ 500 Massacred
1747 – Chama River 111 killed ~ 206 imprisoned
1755 – Draper’s Meadow massacre unreported number killed
1759 – St. Francis Raid ~ 30 Massacred
1763 – Killings by the Paxton Boys ~ 20 Massacred
1774 – Spanish Peaks 300 killed ~ 100 survivors enslaved
1777 – The Grave Creek Massacre ~ unreported number killed
1778 – Stockbridge Massacre ~ 40 Massacred
1781 – Long Run Massacre ~ 50 Massacred
1782 – Gnadenhütten Massacre ~ 100 Massacred
1805 – Canyon del Muerto ~ 115 Massacred
1813 – Hillabee Massacre ~ 65 Massacred
1813 – Autossee Massacre ~ 200 Massacred
1818 – Chehaw Affair ~ 10-50 Massacred
1824 – Fall Creek Massacre ~ 8 Massacred
1824 – Massacre of Indians ~ 9 Massacred
1826 – Dressing Point Massacre ~ 40-50 Massacred
1833 – Cutthroat Gap Massacre ~ 150 Massacred
1837 – Johnson Massacre ~ 20 plus Massacred
1840 – Council House Massacre ~ 128 Massacred
1840 – Colorado River ~ 140 killed 35 captured
1840 – Clear Lake Massacre ~ 150 Massacred
1846 – Sacramento River ~ 120-200 Massacred
1846 – Temecula massacre ~ 33-40 Massacred
1847 – Storming of Pueblo de Taos ~ 205 Massacred
1848 – Brazos River ~ 25 Massacred
1850 – Bloody Island Massacre ~ 60-100 Massacred
1851 – Old Shasta Town ~ 300 Massacred
1852 – Hynes Bay Massacre ~ 45 Massacred
1852 – Bridge Gulch Massacre ~ 150 Massacred
1852 – Wright Massacre ~ 41 Massacred
1853 – Howonquet Massacre ~ 70 Massacred
1853 – Yontoket Massacre ~ 450 Massacred
1853- Achulet Massacre ~ 65 – 150 Massacred
1853 – “Ox” incident ~ unreported number killed
1854 – Nasomah Massacre ~ 16 Massacred
1854 – Chetco River Massacre 30 plus
1854 – Grattan Massacre ~ 4,000 Massacred
1855 – Klamath River Massacres ~ unreported number killed
1855- Harney Massacre ~ 86 killed 70 imprisoned
1855- Lupton Massacre ~ 23 Massacred
1855 – Little Butte Creek ~ 8-26 Massacred
1856 – Grande Ronde River Valley Massacre ~ 60 Massacred
1856 – Shingletown _ 20 Massacred
1857 – Spirit Lake Massacre ~ 40 killed 4 captured
1858- Round Valley Massacres ~ 240 Massacred
1859 – Pit River ~ 70 Massacred
1859 – Chico Creek ~ 40 Massacred
1860 – Massacre at Bloody Rock ~ 65 Massacred
1860- Indian Island Massacre ~ 200-250 Massacred
1860 – Pease River Massacre ~ unreported number killed
1861 – Horse Canyon Massacre ~ 240 Massacred
1861 – Gallinas Massacre ~ unreported number killed
1862 – Upper Station Massacre ~ 20 plus Massacred
1862 – Big Antelope Creek Massacre ~ 25 Massacred
1863 – Bear River Massacre ~ 280 Massacred
1863 – Keyesville Massacre ~ 35 Massacred
1863 – Mowry massacres ~ unreported number killed
1863 – Whitestone Massacre ~ 60 killed 300 to 400 wounded/captured
1864 – Cottonwood ~ 20 Massacred
1864 – Massacre at Bloody Tanks ~ 19 Massacred
1864 – Oak Run Massacre ~ 300 Massacred
1864 – Skull Valley Massacre ~ unreported number killed
1864 – Sand Creek Massacre ~ 160 Massacred
1865 – Mud Lake Massacre ~ 32 Massacred
1865 – Owens Lake Massacre ~ 40 Massacred
1865 – Three Knolls Massacre ~ unreported number killed
1866 – Circleville Massacre ~ 19 Massacred
1867 – Aquarius Mountains ~ 23 Massacred
1868 – Campo Seco ~ 33 Massacred
1868 – Battle of Washita River 140
1870 – Marias Massacre ~ 173 Massacred
1871 – Kingsley Cave Massacre ~ 30 Massacred
1871 – Camp Grant Massacre ~ 144 killed 29 children sold into slavery
1872 – Skeleton Cave Massacre ~ 76 Massacred
1873 – Cypress Hills Massacre ~ 20 Massacred
1875 – Sappa Creek Massacre ~ 27 Massacred
1877 – Big Hole Massacre ~ 89 Massacred
1879 – Fort Robinson Massacre ~ 77 Massacred
1890 – Buffalo Gap Massacre ~ several wagon-loads killed
1890 – Stronghold ~ 75 Massacred
1890 – Wounded Knee Massacre ~ 250 Massacred
1911 – Last Massacre ~ 8 Massacred

Frank Waln ~ No matter where you live in America, you’re living on occupied land that Indigenous peoples’ were murdered for…

Indigenous1st Nation People are the only race in North America who must LEGALLY PROVE RACE with European Enforced Government Documentation. No other race of people who came to the America’s has to prove their race, ethnicity, nationality or identity; Not Blacks, Not German, Irish or Jewish Whites, Not Asians or anyone including your pigment lacking forefathers.

From the onset, Christian Europeans arriving on Indigenous lands there is an estimate of 50 to 60 million 1st Nations peoples killed by these Christians. With another 100 to 120 million wiped out by smallpox brought with the Christians.

Jamestown VA, the first settlement, its inhabitants were starving to death because they didn’t know how to grow their own food. They had spent most of their days digging random holes in the ground in search of gold instead of planting crops. By the beginning of 1610, the settlers at Jamestown were dining on dogs, cats, rats, and mice. Some colonists dug corpses out of their graves to eat them.” One man murdered his pregnant wife and “salted her for his food.” The first Virginians were so desperate they went from taking Native American slaves to offering themselves up as slaves to the 1st Nation peoples’ in exchange for food.

The 1st Nation people didn’t hate Europeans just for the clouds of shit-smelling awfulness they dragged around behind them. Missionaries met *Indians* who thought Europeans were “physically weak, sexually untrustworthy, atrociously ugly” and “possessed little intelligence in comparison to themselves.” The Europeans didn’t do much to debunk the comparison in the physical beauty department. Verrazzano, the sailor who witnessed the densely populated East Coast, called a native who boarded his ship “as beautiful in stature and build as I can possibly describe.” …. British fisherman William Wood described the Indians in New England as “more amiable to behold, though dressed only in Adam’s finery, than … an English dandy in the newest fashion.”

One of the most infamous and well documented issues was the use of Ethnic Cleansing by Biological Warfare. The suggestion was posed by Colonel Jeffrey Amherst in letters to Colonel Henry Bouquet. Amherst, having learned smallpox had broken out among the garrison at Fort Pitt, and after learning of the loss Boeuf and Presqu’Isle, wrote to Colonel Bouquet:

“Could it not be contrived to send the small pox among the disaffected tribes of Indians? We must on this occasion use every stratagem in our power to reduce them.”

Bouquet, who was already marching to relieve Fort Pitt, agreed with this suggestion in a postscript when he responded to Amherst just days later on 13 July 1763:

P.S. “I will try to inoculate the Indians by means of blankets that may fall in their hands, taking care however not to get the disease myself. As it is pity to oppose good men against them, I wish we could make use of the Spaniard’s Method, and hunt them with English Dogs, supported by Rangers, and some Light Horse, who would I think effectively extirpate or remove that Vermin.

In response, also in a postscript, Amherst replied:

“P.S. You will Do well to try to Inoculate the Indians by means of Blankets, as well as to try every other method that can serve to Extirpate this Execrable Race. I should be very glad your Scheme for Hunting them Down by Dogs could take Effect, but England is at too great a Distance to think of that at present.”

Fort Pitt had anticipated these orders. Reporting on parleys with Delaware chiefs on June 24, a trader William Trent wrote:

“[We] gave them two Blankets and an Handkerchief out of the Small Pox Hospital. I hope it will have the desired effect.”

The military hospital records confirm “two blankets and handkerchiefs were taken from people in the Hospital to Convey the Smallpox to the Indians.’’ The fort commander paid for these items, which he certified:

“were had for the uses above mentioned. H”

Moving along…

1st Nation people consistently resisted demands to cede their lands. However Americans were determined to acquire them regardless therefore the United States Government constantly and continually pursued war against Indians.

During the removal process in the 1830s, approximately 2,000 Choctaws, 4,500 Creeks, and 5,000 Cherokees succumbed to death primarily from intersecting factors of disease, starvation, exposure, and demoralization. Many hundreds died during the journey on the “Trail of Tears”
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There was a clear intent to fulfill ‘Manifest Destiny’, from the small-pox infested blankets to the bounty on buffalo to the deceptive treaties promising one thing and delivering another. President Theodore Roosevelt referred to the Western Nations as the Red Wastes in one of his books.

“Of course our who history has been one of expansion… that the [Indians] recede or are conquered, with the attendant fact that peace follows their retrogression or conquest, it is due solely to the power of the mighty civilized races who have not lost their fighting instinct, and by which their expansion are gradually brining peace into the Red Wastes where the barbarian peoples of the world hold sway.”

To enforce compliance to relocate, the federal government threatened the withdrawal of federal protection, making 1st Nation peoples subject to state legal regimes leaving them vulnerable to settler invasion and dispossession. U.S. government officials threatened massive violence if they resisted abandoning their lands. When 1st Nations people refused, government officials attacked.

Between 1850 and 1860, the state of California alone paid approximately 1.5 million dollars ($250,000 reimbursed by the federal government) to hire “militias” whose purpose was to protect settlers from indigenous populations. These “private military forays” were involved in several massacres including the Yontoket Massacre, the Bloody Island Massacre at Clear Lake, and the Old Shasta Massacre. These “militias” sometimes participated in the “wanton killing” of Native peoples. The first governor of California, Peter Burnett, openly called for the extermination of the Indian tribes, and in reference to the violence against California’s Native population, he said:

“That a war of extermination will continue to be waged between the two races until the Indian race becomes extinct, must be expected. While we cannot anticipate the result with but painful regret, the inevitable destiny of the race is beyond the power and wisdom of man to avert.”

Newspapers cheered on the campaign. In 1853 the Yreka Herald called on the government to provide aid to “enable the citizens of the north to carry on a war of extermination until the last redskin of these tribes has been killed. Extermination is no longer a question of time–the time has arrived, the work has commenced and let the first man who says treaty or peace be regarded as a traitor.” Other newspapers voiced similar sentiments.

Between 1835 and the 1880s, the Mexican and Anglo authorities paid private armies to hunt Native Americans, paying per kill and using scalps as receipts. The rather liberal payment policies of the local authorities made the scalp industry highly profitable. Indian hunters could keep any livestock or loot they recovered, civilians, soldiers, Mexican nationals, and foreigners were all eligible, and unquestioning inspectors all enticed unscrupulous men into this business. Mexican scalps were just as good as Indians, the scalps of women and children were bought for $100 (although the law made no provisions for this), and the bounties were advertised both in Mexico and North of the Rio Grande.

Many of the scalp hunters were former Texas Rangers or forty-niners searching for quick cash. Towns offered bounty hunters cash for every Indian head or scalp they obtained. Rewards ranged from $5 for every severed head in Shasta City in 1855 to 25 cents for a scalp in Honey Lake in 1863. One resident of Shasta City wrote about how he remembers seeing men bringing mules to town, each laden with eight to twelve Indian heads. Other regions passed laws calling for collective punishment for the whole village for crimes allegedly committed by Indians, up to the destruction of the entire village and all of its inhabitants. These policies led to the destruction of as many as 150 Native communities.

The Alta Californian newspaper reported on a massacre of Native People carried out by Captain Jarboe in 1860: “The attacking party rushed upon them, blowing out their brains and splitting their heads open with tomahawks. Little children in baskets, and even babes, had their heads smashed to pieces or cut open. Mothers and infants shared the same phenomenon…. Many of the fugitives were chased or shot as they ran…. The children, scarcely able to run, toddled toward the squaws for protection, crying with fright, but were overtaken, slaughtered like wild animals and thrown into piles.”

On April 12, 1860 the state legislature approved $9,347.39 for “payment of the indebtedness incurred by the expedition against the Indians in the County of Mendocino organized under the command of Captain W. S. Jarboe in 1859.” California’s governor wrote a letter to Jarboe congratulating him for doing “all that was anticipated” and giving his “sincere thanks for the manner in which it [the campaign] was conducted.”

In order to clear the way for white settlement, the U.S. Senate in 1853 authorized three commissioners to negotiate treaties with the Indian tribes in California. Eighteen treaties were negotiated. The Indian tribes agreed to give away millions of acres of land in exchange for the U.S. government’s promise of protection and lands with adequate water and game to sustain them and their way of life. These lands would have contained about 7.5 million acres, or 7.5 percent of the land area of California. The Indians began moving to their new lands only to find out that the U.S. Senate had refused to ratify their treaties.

Instead of the treaties, the U.S. decided on “a system of military posts” on government-owned reservations. Each of these reservations would put into place a “system of discipline and instruction.” The cost of the troops would be “borne by the surplus produce of Indian labor.” No treaties were to be negotiated with the Indians; instead they would be “invited to assemble within these reserves.”

In the end, perhaps the most poignant expression of the California native peoples heartfelt desire for peace were spoken by the Great Chief Tenaya, of the Ah-wah-nee-chee People:

“We do not want anything from the White Men. Our women are able to do our work. Go then; Let us remain in the Mountains where we were born; Where the ashes of our Fathers have been given to the Winds.”

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I wasn’t until June 2, 1924, Congress granted citizenship to Native Americans born in the U.S. Yet even after the Indian Citizenship Act, we still weren’t allowed to vote until 1957 because the right to vote was governed by White People Law.

In 1935 Native American people could be fined and sent to prison for practicing certain traditional religious beliefs

In 1968, discrimination was made illegal but never went into effect. Indian Civil Rights Act (1968) also called the Indian Bill of Rights; Native Americans were finally guaranteed many civil rights they had been fighting for. The ICRA supports the following:

Right to free speech, press, and assembly Protection from unreasonable search and seizure Right of criminal defendant to a speedy trial, to be advised of the charges, and to confront any adverse witnesses Right to hire an attorney in a criminal case. Protection against self-incrimination. Protection against cruel and unusual punishment, excessive bail, incarceration of more than one year and/or a fine in excess of $5,000 for any one offense. Protection from double jeopardy or ex post facto laws. Right to a jury trial for offenses punishable by imprisonment. Equal protection under the law and due process. Other civil rights such as sovereignty, hunting and fishing, and voting are still issues facing Native people today.

Not until in 1969, and after years of unequal schooling, the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) was formed to fight for equal education for Native Americans.

1978 natives were not to be imprisoned any longer for ceremonies and religious practices, but this didn’t go into effect until 1983.

UPDATE 12-7-2016:
At least 26 Native Americans have been killed by U.S. police since January 1, 2016.
At least 20 were killed in 2015.
At least 16 were killed in 2014.
At least 4 were killed May 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013.
The true number is undoubtedly higher because many remain unidentified as Native American and many are mistakenly identified as Hispanic, Latino or White.
As of October 15 The Guardian lists 13 killed in 2016 and 13 killed in 2015.
The Washington Post lists 12 killed in 2016 and 10 killed in 2015.

Citations:
[1] 1849 California Gold Rush: Gold and Genocide. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2017.
[2]Native Indians & The Gold Rush: A California Holocaust. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2017.
[3]The Scalp Industry. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2017.

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Kristeen T. Hernandez …. Reporter ~ Photographer ~ Videographer; and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

Video’s #NoDAPL – Dec. 5 – 11, 2016


Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe
HIGHLIGHTED LINKS UNDERLINED IN BLUE ARE EMBEDDED LINKS TO NEWS SOURCES. CLICKING OPENS THE FULL ARTICLE IN A NEW TAB.  
 
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News Articles and Updates ~ Oceto Sakowin
http://wp.me/P6lD99-17T
Nov. 2016 You Tube Video’s ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1cM
2016 You Tube Video Archive ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1fI
How You Can Help Standing Rock? #NODAPL
http://wp.me/P6lD99-VG
Standing Rock history
http://standingrock.org/history/
Without Water We Can Not Exist
http://wp.me/P6lD99-N4
Stories from the Frontlines ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1dE
Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1ac
Trusted News Sources ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1i6
Standing Rock Camps #Water Is Life
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1hR

12-11-16 ~ The Water is Life Movement – NOW! – EarthMotherSanct

12-11-16 ~ More Live News Updates From Standing Rock (12/11/2016) #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl – Mystic Dave

12-11-16 ~ LIVE WITH TRIBAL CHAIRMAN DAVE ARCHAMBAULT – Myron Dewey

12-11-16 ~ Chase Iron Eyes On Birth Of New Standing Rock Sacred Fire – TYT Politics

12-11-16 ~ IMPORTANT LIVE FEED From Standing Rock (12/11/2016) Chase Iron Eyes & Water Protectors – Mystic Dave

12-11-16 ~ Ladonna Brave Bull Allard: Who has the right to kill? – Rob Webber

12-11-16 ~ Live News Update From Standing Rock (12/11/2016) #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl – Mystic Dave

12-11-16 ~ Live Update From Standing Rock (12/11/2016) One Nation TV – Mystic Dave

12-11-16 ~ Live Update From Camp (12/11/2016) Veteran for Standing Rock Says Fight Is Not Over Yet – Mystic Dave

12-11-16 ~ Live From Oceti Sakowin Camp 12 9 2016 A Veteran for Standing Rock Speaks His Mind – #NODAPL

12-10-16 ~ Midnite Update From Oceti Sakowin Camp (12/11/2016) Digital Smoke Signals – Mystic Dave

12-10-16 ~ Cornelius Goes to Standing Rock – Cornelius Vango

12-10-16 ~ Standing Rock Elder’s Horrid Past Shows History Repeating Itself – TYT Politics

12-10-16 ~ More Updates From Standing Rock By #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl (12/10/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-10-16 ~ Update From Standing Rock By #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl (12/10/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-10-16 ~ A Veteran for Standing Rock Gives a Live Update From Oceti Sakowin Camp (12/10/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-10-16 ~ DIRE WARNING FOR NAT. GUARD SUPPORTING DAPL!!! – Wolfgang Sebastian Maddox

12-9-16 ~ Bringing Christmas to Standing Rock by MikeBoneMusic – Mike BoneMusic

12-9-16 ~ Standing Rock Water Protectors are Being Targeted for Reporting the Truth! (12/9/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-9-16 ~ Bringing Christmas to Standing Rock by MikeBoneMusic – Mike BoneMusic

12-9-16 ~ Ebro in the Morning Gets An Update From The Frontline of Standing Rock – Hot 97

12-9-16 ~ American Warrior Revolution calls Drone2bwild out!!! – J Grady

12-9-16 ~ Water Protectors being Targeted! | RoadRage#Share – 411 TRUTH

12-9-16 ~ Camp Update | #standingrock #NoDapl #mniwiconi SHARE

12-9-16 ~ Standing Rock’s Technology War To Get The Truth Out – TYT Politics

12-9-16 ` DAPL Digging Away despite being Denied! – 411 TRUTH

12-9-16 ~ Dangerous night We’re alright Pray for a good understanding to come out of – J Grady

12-9-16 ~ North Dakota Media Has Shamefully Misinformed on Standing Rock – TYT Politics

12-9-16 ~ Myron Dewey, Prolific, Shiyé Bidzííl Getting chased by snow mobile – J Grady

12-9-16 ~ Snow Mobiles and a truck tried to run Myron Dewey off the road! – Uprising TV

12-8-16 ~ It’s Time You Heard The Oil Company’s Side Of The Dakota Access Pipeline Story – The Jimmy Dore Show

12-8-16 ~ Camp Tour of Wild Oglala Camp in Oceti Sakowin – J Grady

12-8-16 ~ Standing Rock counter-protest leader (2nd interview) – Rod Webber

12-8-16 ~ Are The Agitators law enforcement Or Pro DAPL protestors – Standing Rock

12-8-16 ~ Governor DAPL Jeopardizes Lives Of Veterans, Water Protectors – Standing Rock

12-8-16 ~ Will Water Protectors Leave Standing Rock – Standing Rock

12-8-16 ~ Things are seriously messed up… FAKE news… DAPL… – CABIN TALK

12-8-16 ~ Dee Snider Explains His Experiences at Standing Rock Shooting His New Video “So What” – Mystic Dave

12-8-16 ~ DAPL Has Already Ravaged Another State – TYT Politics

12-8-16 ~ Myron Dewey and Prolific The Rapper update 12/8/16 – J Grady

12-8-16 ~ #NODAPL Update On Road To Standing Rock December 8.2016 – #NODAPL

12-8-16 ~ Shiyé Bidzííl update 12/8/16 – J Grady

12-8-16 ~ Veterans Staying At Standing Rock As Weather Turns Dangerous – TYT Politics

12-8-16 ~ Danger On North Dakota Highways! – Uprising TV

12-8-16 ~ Michael Wood Jr. On Veterans Taking Stand At Standing Rock – TYT Politics

12-8-16 ~ Why Thousands Are Staying in Standing Rock Despite Army Corps’s Decision to Halt the #DAPL – TheRealNews

12-8-16 ~ Standing Rock Water Protectors for DAPL – Olivia Schmidt

12-8-16 ~ Indigenous Life Movement ~ UNIFY Video – J Grady

12-8-16 ~ So Very Proud of Everyone Supporting Standing Rock – wonderwhaz797

12-8-16 ~ Elizabeth Warren Breaks Her Shameful Silence On Dakota Access Pipeline – The Jimmy Dore Show

12-7-16 ~ Standing Rock Water Protectors Threatened in Bismarck by Pro DAPL Protesters or Cops – America Now

12-7-16 ~ TRIBAL TRAITORS! STANDING ROCK CHAIRMAN! – Roger Thunderhands Gilbert

12-7-16 ~ Governor DAPL Jeopardizes Lives Of Veterans, Water Protectors – TYT Politics

12-7-16 ~ Whats really going on at STANDING ROCK ? Possible Holocaust of native Americans ? – Divine Wisdom

12-7-16 ~ Standing Rock On Native Ground – On Native Ground

12-7-16 ~ CALL TO ACTION: Dec 7, 2016 #NoDapl Update – Uprising TV

12-7-16 ~ Statement by Chief Arvol Looking Horse – Uprising TV

12-7-16 ~ Maniac Sheriff Insults DAPL Veterans With An Absurd Lie – The Jimmy Dore Show

12-7-16 ~ Veterans Cut The Wires At Dapl Brigade – Uprising TV

12-7-16 ~ Kash Jackson Standing Rock Update – Uprising TV

12-7-16 ~ Water Protectors, Do Not Leave! Pipeline Company comes out ands says Army Co – J Grady

12-7-16 ~ Standing Rock Veterans Update (12/7/2016) With Kash Jackson – Mystic Dave

12-6-16 ~ Myron Dewey and Shiyé Bidzííl Update – Uprising Media

12-6-16 ~ Native Woman Loses Eyesight From BRUTAL Oil Police Assault – TYT Politics

12-6-16 ~ Blizzard – J Grady

12-6-16 ~ Native American And Veteran PTSD Collide – TYT Politics

12-6-16 ~ DAPL spill would be part of 500-year genocide against Natives – Robert Kennedy, Jr. – RT America

12-6-16 ~ Please Stay at Oceti Sakowin Camp Winter is deadly 12/5/16 – J Grady

12-6-16 ~ Anonymous Message to Morton County sheriff’s department – J Grady

12-6-16 ~ DAPL spill would be part of 500-year genocide against Natives – Robert Kennedy, Jr.- RT America

12-6-16 ~ The Fight Against #DAPL is NOT Over as Energy Company Vows to Defy Obama – The Humanist Report

12-6-16 ~ LIVE – Standing Rock Update | APTN News – APTN National News

12-6-16 ~ Update From Standing Rock: Cody Two Bears On Next Steps For Standing Rock (12/6/2016) Noami Klein – Mystic Dave

12-6-16 ~ ‘It’s time to go home’ – Standing Rock chairman to DAPL protesters – RT America

12-5-16 ~ The 8th Fire – Trailer 2 – Native American Documentary

12-5-16 ~ Veterans Ask Native Americans For Forgiveness At Standing Rock – TYT Politics

12-5-16 ~ HISTORIC Victory At Standing Rock – The Young Turks

12-5-16 ~ Water Protectors React To Standing Rock Victory – The Young Turks

12-5-16 ~ On The Front Lines With Veterans And Water Protectors! 12/5/16 – J Grady

12-5-16 ~ DAPL protest site now one of the largest cities in North Dakota – J Grady

12-5-16 ~ BOYCOTT BISMARCK RAMADA INN! – J Grady

12-5-16 ~ I’m being targeted people a black van!!! #StandingRock – J Grady

12-5-16 ~ BREAKING: Shiyé Bidzííl Attacked By Local Oil Protectors! – Uprising Media

12-5-16 ~ Chairman update – Myron Dewey

12-5-16 ~ The #NoDAPL Fight Is Not Over – TYT Politics

12-5-16 ~ Standing Rock barricade guard predicts DAPL lies… – Rod Webber

12-5-16 ~ Artie from Lakota People’s law project gives the bad news that DAPL is drilling currently! – Uprising Media

12-5-16 ~ Snow Storm Has Just Arrived At Standing Rock 12/5/16 Update – Uprising Media

12-5-16 ~ On The Front Lines With Veterans And Water Protectors! – Uprising Media

12-5-16 ~ DO NOT BE FOOLED: DAPL WILL Continue To Drill Despite Easement Being Denied! – Uprising Media

12-5-16 ~ Water protector (Sioux Z) updates on condition of her eye – Rob Webber

12-5-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Chair Hails Army Corps of Engineers Decision to Reroute Dakota Access Pipeline – Democracy Now!

12-5-16 ~ As Thousands of Vets Descend on Standing Rock, U.S. Army Backs Down and Halts Pipeline Construction – Democracy Now!

12-5-16 ~ Tara Houska: Denying #DAPL Permit is “Momentous Occasion,” But We Must Remain Vigilant – Democracy Now!

12-5-16 ~ “Financial Disaster”: Could Dakota Access Pipeline Lose Its Contracts with Oil Companies on Jan. 1? – Democracy Now!

12-5-16 ~ Update from Standing Rock 12/5/16 – J Grady

12-5-16 ~ Easement Denied, Clarifications, Prayers, What this means future forward – J Grady

12-5-16 ~ Veteran gathering and ceremony #StandingRock – J Grady

12-5-16 ~ Cornell West andDigital Smoke Signals interview #StandingRock 12/5/16 – J Grady

12-5-16 ~ Veterans March at Standing Rock, ND 12=5-16 12:57 pm – Seth Mythrax

Oceti Sakowin ~ Stories from the Frontline ~Dec. 5, 2016

Kristeen Irigoyen_Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Reminding people not everything is bad; stories of truth, of connecting with old friends and making new ones, learning new skills, showing respect and integrity, love, laughter, fun and working together as a community. PLEASE share these stories with you friends and acquaintances; the world needs to know, not only about the atrocities being committed but of the good which has come from the enormity of this stance against evil. Sincerely,Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez

12-4-16 ~ Stand Up / Stand N Rock #NoDAPL (Official Video) – Taboo

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12-4-16 ~ Lee Sprague… Amazing, Incredible. I am smiling so big my ears lobes are wet!

This morning, after our camp meetings I was informed that Veterans, who are arriving in camp in advance of General Wesley Clark’s arrival, recovered our family canoes!!

Elements of our teams assisted the Veterans who conducted an operation through the razor wire to get them.
Even though they are damaged beyond repair, it was good to see them next to the Veterans Tents this beautiful morning.

It was a point of honor for the Veterans to recover our Michigan Canoe, Cold water rescue teams primary vessels.

It hurt to see them behind DAPL oil police and Morton County Sheriff’s razor wire. With them gloating over them. They are home now at Standing Rock, safe, having served our community here and in Michigan well.

I don’t know the whole story yet, I’m looking forward to gifting the veterans for their good deeds, and hearing their stories around our winter camp fires.

I’m really happy, and deeply honored.

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12-3-16 ~ Lobo, 60, Retired Police Officer and US Navy, Chicago, IL … “I’m out here because I took an oath to support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies – foreign and domestic – and with me, there’s no expiration date on that. I’m working to attain (man, I’m tired) accountability, justice and peace – and they have to come in that order. None of the banks that caused any of the foreclosures, those guilty of governmental corruption, none of them have been held accountable. It was in 1970 that I joined up with the American Indian Movement and now I’m out here with Veterans for Peace. Right now, there’s no justice and there’s definitely no peace. So the struggle goes on.”

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12-3-16 ~ Jon Eagle Sr…. Veterans Stand with Standing Rock. You have no idea how good it felt to walk into this building and be told, “Fall in!” This is just the first arrivals. Warriors from all over America coming to defend and protect the Water Protectors. To stand with the Great Sioux Nation! To uphold the oath of service we took to defend against all enemies foreign and domestic.

“I wish America could be more like the Sioux. I think Creator made them so strong and stubborn because one day they were going to have to stand up for all of us.” – Wes Clarke Jr.
# ServiceBeforeSelf #Warriors

12-3-16 ~ Vanessa Powassin-Beadle… After all this time I finally made my way out to Standing Rock. I wanted to come out there and be able to say I was there and I know what it’s all about. Everyone was so friendly and willing to help. I met people from different parts of the world and it was so amazing. I live on an island surrounded by water so I know how important water is for myself and for the world. I ask people to try to understand why everyone is out there and why they are protecting this cause. I know in the world today we all use oil. And when you say stop driving cars if you are against this. It’s not about that. It’s about taking care of what we have. And it’s not too late to change but we must do it together. Let’s make that change, it’s not too late.

12-2-16 ~ UNIFY… We had the pleasure of meeting Wesley Clark Jr. last night who’s organizing the Veterans coming to Standing Rock. His spirit and power was incredible to witness as he spoke and expressed that he’s here at Standing Rock because it was message from God.

Over 2,500 veterans are arriving here today with the intention to be peaceful, prayerful and of service to the people of Standing Rock. Each of the battalions will be led by Native Veteran Women bringing balance to the masculine and feminine. We’re excited to witness the impact and effect with thousands of veterans coming in a structured way to be of service.

More updates for you soon on the actions the veterans will do during their stay at Standing Rock. We look forward to praying with you tomorrow at 10am CT.

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12-3-16 ~ Ace Hardware Bismarck…Update on North Dakota protest stories, ACE’S BISMARCK stores are FULLY STOCKED and selling propane and supplies to any and all. Thank you Ace Hardware!

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This doesn’t really go here but I just couldn’t help myself! lol
12-2-16 ~ ATXEJ – Austin Environmental Justice Team … Energy Transfer Partners was not too happy this morning when some Texas water protectors built a pipeline in their office hallway. They wanted it dismantled and taken away for some reason. Imagine that…

The pipeline was for the ETP VP of Government Affairs, Grant Ruckel. It reads, “Grant, you can still choose to stand on the side that supports life or you can continue to reap the heavy consequences of supporting an industrial complex of death and destruction. Future generations, especially your childrens, may still one day look back and thank you for having the courage to join the side that supports life. You have a choice.”

ATXEJ Texas Water Protectors contend that the locally-based VP of Government Affairs for ETP, Grant Ruckel, holds considerable responsibility for disrespecting and violating human rights, Indigenous Rights, and governmental processes during the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Trans Pecos Pipeline, and Comanche Trails Pipeline. Documented failures include:

12-2-16 ~ ‎Adam Elfers‎... Hey. First off. I just want to say…I’m really proud of you guys. All of you. I’m really proud & humbled by my native brothers and sisters who stand on the front lines with such resilience, passion, and courage for their heritage and to protect our planet, who have stood on that line against European assault for over 100 years.

I’m really proud of our allies. The non native people, & those ones that have some native heritage but grew up entirely disconnected from it, like me. I’m proud of you for driving across the country. I’m proud of you for putting everything else in your life, second. I’m proud of you for being quiet and listening to the elders, for letting children, women, and elders eat first. Im proud of you for hanging in there on that fourth round in the sweat lodge. I’m proud of you for standing your ground when the police try to push you around, when they stop your car, or scramble your signal, or point assault weapons at your chest, launching flaming canisters of tear gas and mace into an ocean of innocence here to protect our rivers for an unborn tomorrow–still you stand.

I’m proud of all of you who want to come to Standing Rock but can’t. I’m proud of all of you that have found a new place in your heart, in your soul through this movement.

& last but not least, im especially super tugs-on-heartstrings proud for all of you around the world, taking time out of your day, your own challenging life, to write that letter, to print it off, to walk into your Bank office & ask to speak with a manager, to look that person in the eyes and say…

Why?
At what cost?
I can’t go on with you
My future is not for sale
My native brothers and sisters’ rights are not for sale
Our rivers are not for sale
Our forests & mountains are not for sale
When your investments concern the health of our planet and clean water,
We are all stakeholders
We are all downstream
I’m closing my account today
Because I stand with standing rock
Because water is life;
Mni Wiconi
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You know, it’s been a long time since I’ve been home, & I’m not even sure what that means anymore, but to you, YOU, all around the world, showing up on the frontlines of your own life, putting your money where your heart is, truly standing with that sacred resilient prayer that is Standing Rock, I just want you to know
That I am so
So So proud
Of YOU.
Mni Wiconi; Water Is Life

Write me a letter or join our community at Facebook.com/DeFundDAPL

12-2-16 ~ ‎Billie Clary‎…So one night at dinner I had an unexpected conversation with a certain elder of camp, who shall remain nameless. This elder explained how his vision for this movement created at Standing Rock, after the black snake is dead, would become a mobile community of activism. Imagine that. Imagine everyone who is and had been to camp and those who support from all over the world joined in the strife and struggles in your community brought on by the injustices and inequities in our government. Local, state and federal levels this is a problem. Imagine this community setting up in your town, on your Frontline, making your problems their problems and standing with you in solidarity. It’s coming my friends and relatives. I believe this to be our future. The prophesy of the Warriors of the Rainbow is happening in front of our eyes, as we speak. It’s powerful. Have a great day warriors!

12-2-16 ~ Adam Schrader…I was super angry after my wrongful arrest on Oct. 27. I can’t express enough gratitude to Ron His Horse Is Thunder for helping me keep a level head in the holding cell and reminding me that I was there to do my job: report on protest actions. This story is all thanks to him. These are my factual observations and my account of what happened during the raid on the front line camp…. I SPENT 36 HOURS IN JAIL WITH STANDING ROCK PROTESTERS… Police in riot gear knocked down and arrested Granny RedFeather less than 10 feet from me. They had already pointed guns, fingers on their triggers, and used ear-piercing sound cannons against protesters, who were prepared with earplugs. Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/j3xb33x

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12-1-16 ~ Ray R Ferrer
I Stand With Standing Rock! … Echoes;
I hear echos at night
off a rock where you stand.
Drumbeats a message
from a far away land.

Riding on a horse
like a breeze on a sail.
Reaching the world
so we can follow her trail.

I close my eyes
the spirits take me home.
Where my brothers and sisters
and the Dakota roam.

I hear echoes in the rain
trying to calm the pain.
It turn’s into a storm
an unbreakable chain.
Echoes of courage

and scars once past.
They just keep returning
assuring freedom laughs last.~RF©
Ray R Ferrer
Dec 2 2016

12-1-16 ~ ‎Ray R Ferrer… Shadows;
Are those shadows I see
through my window at night?
Of the brave standing tall
through the moon’s silver light?

I hear the Wolf howl it’s warning

as the Coyote scouts.
The Eagle breathes the air
from the black bears snout.

There’s a river that flows
since the beginning of time.
In danger of toxins,
oils and grime.

The willow still sleeps
because the earth still weeps.
The beauty of nature
Is not only skin deep.

I see sacred lands
destroyed by others.
Spirits cry out
from my sister’s and brothers.

As the night turns to dawn
I see a cloud in the distance.
Of scattering dust
in a race of resistance.

From the land of the free
a white buffalo appears.
She sends you a message
“I’m here….I’m here”.~RF©
Ray R Ferrer
Dec 1 2016

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12-1-16 ~ BRONSON KOENIG GUARD / WISCONSIN BADGERS… What I Found in Standing Rock
Near the edge of the Standing Rock camp in North Dakota, about 50 yards from a tributary of the Missouri River, there’s a basketball hoop. It’s one of those worn-out outdoor hoops that leans forward a little bit, almost as if the wind had bent it. Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/j8v2bvy

12-1-16 ~ Snow sledding General update from Oceti Sakowin | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

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12-1-16 ~ Steven Hugs Buscher… There is a shelter setup at the gym in McLaughlin on the Standing Rock reservation on the South Dakota side about 30 min drive from the North Dakota border behind the Family Dollar store. It’s setup for water protectors driving to or from the camps. The gym is heated, has showers, food, plenty of blankets & good vibes.

The roads are super icy. We slid off the road a few times and had to get rescued on the North Dakota side when our van slide into a snow bank. The Chief of Police at Standing Rock did issue an emergency notice not to travel due to weather conditions.
There were about 30 people at the gym in McLaughlin last night. If your traveling this is a safe place.

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12-1-16 ~ Lee Sprague… Wow! This is the rubber shotgun slug wound from a week ago, Sunday Nov. 20. I was about twenty feet from the DAPL Police Force who shot me. When I was hit, I ran as fast as I could, not to fast, plus I could not run straight for a few minutes, back out of range from the water cannons. I did not want to fall down and get pelted by water. Ten minutes later, I went right up to the person who shot me. I didn’t want him to think he put me down. Everyone on our canoe rescue team was hurt that night. We had three concussions from flash bang grenades, and rubber bullets. We we’re tear gass’d, pelted with water cannons in sub freezing temperatures, hit with runner shot gun slugs, and pellets, LRAD, or Long range acoustical devices, that are at 162 decibels, and at a frequency that is painful to your ears.

Long night, we pulled many people of the ground with injuries and took them to triage center. I asked, are you wet? Have you been tear gassed, or been shot. Many had two or more injuries. About midnight my fingers stopped working. That she had slowed me down. Since then, we have received better and more protective equipment. Training is difficult and n these conditions, but these are the conditions we face right now. We are not leaving, and are looking forward to General Wesly Clarke and the veterans here Sunday.

Last night about 30 veterans who have arrived when to the front lines about 500 yards from where we are camped. I could here them talking to the DAPL police forces.

Every Veteran who I’ve spoken with feel real good about standing with us here at Standing Rock. Much better than any fighting in the Middle East. Many of the DAPL police force members also are veterans. There is enough humanity in DAPL forces to perhaps be reached to end this violence.

12-1-16 ~ Robert Gallegos… Good morning my Brothers and Sisters . I am a Tribal Member of Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico . I was at Standing Rock a month ago me and my Sisters drove there from New Mexico to donate food clothing and medicine . When we were there we were in prayer we smoked the Chanupa and went down to the water to pray . When I was standing there I heard Natives saying about the whites this and that . I looked around I saw my Brothers and Sisters with white skin ,brown skin ,black skin , yellow ,and red skin . I told my Sister Karen why do they say things about the whites and other races when these people no matter their skin color are here supporting them . These people are not the enemy these people are my Brothers and Sisters . As Brothers and Sisters please stand together quit this prejudice we cant be like the other side that is attacking us . We cant be like them , stop this negativity because of someones skin color . I pray everyday and in sweat for all that are there on the front lines . Stay strong stand as one and please be safe. I honor all of your sacrifice that your making by being there your all thru Warriors.


(This is a Spirit Rider although not Kayson Thompson)
12-1-16 ~ Anne Burnett‎… Does anyone know the name of the young man whose horse had to be put down due to injuries sustained at Standing Rock? I believe the event was around October 28th. There is a group of us who have a horse – a grey gelding named “Hard Rock” – who wish to make a gift of this horse to the young man who lost his. However, I cannot find a name of the young man or how to reach him.
Marie Custer… M’y daughter tagged Kayson Thompson Cheyenne River/ Lakota…hé will get in touch w you.

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12-1-16 CHARLIE ANDREWS… THE #1 JOUSTER IN THE WORLD AND VETERAN
Tomorrow I leave for Standing Rock … if you have anything to send with me in Salt Lake or on the way let me know . If you want to make a donation to help out use my Paypal theknightsofmayhem@gmail.com I’ve gotten donations from my sponsors.

My first concern is always for the horses of the Horse Nation so for them I’m bringing 30 saddle pads, vet supplies I’m throwing in 30 bales of hay and sleeping bags for the two legged’s … we can’t all do a lot but we can all do a little together that is a lot … much love to my Tribe in North Fork as a Native Veteran I will make my ancestor’s proud …..Aho Mitakuye Oyasin

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin… All my relations. I honor you in this circle of life with me today. I am grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge you in this prayer…

To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.

To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you.

To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you.

To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you.

To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you.

To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages. I thank you.

To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you.

You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One, not more important than the other. One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent upon the one above and the one below. All of us a part of the Great Mystery.
Thank you for this Life.

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12-1-16 ~ Julien Jacobs… There is a lot of focus on veterans arriving to standing rock. I’ve been asked to be a coordinator. I do have reserves about taking the position though and contributing even more limited time.

So instead for the meantime here’s some of the thoughts I have from an indigenous veteran perspective

Tribal engagement should be first and foremost, we all can see Standing Rock is a catalyst that brings so many together and our local realities/environments could benefit from this kind of cohesion. At times so many people defer to fixing things in places other than our own communities due to local dysfunction and lack of cohesion. This is important because addressing issues within our own framework vicariously through Oceti Sakowin helps and draws movements of thousands of veterans as a resource that can also be used for back home as after effects or follow up.

2. On perception …How we revere Military members is a social construct. Let me be clear, in order to be a military veteran society has to allow for training and contributing members that voluntarily engage ourselves into sociopathic and psychopathic action. The American Public embraces, celebrates and reinforces it through praise, holidays, parades and association like Honor, Courage and Commitment.

I know that some of the finest servicemen and women do have these valuable attributes such as those marching on Standing Rock and the cost to ourselves and the American public in this process needs to be thought out. Service members through various wars find ourselves with one of the highest suicide rates due to deception and trauma whether delivered or received. We have to acknowledge that the presence of Marines and soldiers is a good thing and we also have to acknowledge our own humanity while we realize how differing missions coalesce and then manifest intentional outcomes. I do wanna stress we need to be recognizing humanity amongst ourselves when those at the Morton County do not. These dialogues with vets will be important. There will also be distinct differences between the burning man crowds and soldiers and although many are “trying” to find themselves whether vet or rainbow it inadvertently puts pressure on indigenous which will be exhausting but needed…… I gotta take a breath…..

3. What binds and can bind us together is collective consciousness, deconstructing colonialism and realizing our best steps are those with armies behind us and that indigenous are the leaders this nation needs at a time like this. So at the helm of all conversations should be what “we” can build while we add troops.

In the meantime inform yourself of the needs of the camp by going to www.ocetisakwincamp.org

If you’d like to contribute financially you can help me with my mission to bring salmon and foods to the protectors by going to http://www.gofundme.com/AlaskansStandingWithStandingRock

And there are several other go fund me’s that have various vital missions. I’ll continue my list later.
Quyana Caknek! #NoDapl

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11-30-16 ~ Indigenous Rising Media… Chris Turley just walked over 200 miles to Standing Rock to show his solidarity for the water protectors. He is one of the thousands of veterans coming this week. Let’s show him some love.

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11-30-16 ‎Derrick Liner…I feel I need to say something… Please.. Please… Remain peaceful and stay in prayer.. With everything that has happened lately, scare tactics, stopping supplies, roads being closed, the continual violence being committed against the people, and the media blackout…. Yes, it is VERY upsetting.. But you must not get angry and become violent… That is exactly what they want… And since you are remaining peaceful, in turn, they are frustrated.. That’s why they are committing the violent acts against peaceful people.. Yes.. I know… Enough is enough… All these violent acts are opening up old wounds… But the movement must remain peaceful… The warrior is powerful.. For he will fight and die for what he believes.. But the one who comes in peace, love, and prayer, who is willing to sacrifice themselves for the greater good, that takes POWER.. SPIRITUAL STRENGTH & POWER… I applaud and look with pride to all of you… Stay the coarse… Sending prayers and love….

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11-30-16 ~ Francine Podenski… Veterans marching to the bridge on the front lines right now. Post edited with more info: this was just a small but very inspiring march, the bulk of the veterans are arriving today and into the weekend. I’m out here on assignment with Playboy creating a short documentary. I’m totally impressed with their host Yoonj Kim, and happy work with a mainstream media outlet that’s willing to go deep and immerse into this issue to really understand.

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11-30-16 ~ Antonia Juhasz… I spent the morning walking from Bank of America to Chase to Citibank to Wells Fargo banks in downtown San Francisco today with hundreds of water protectors. Along each stop, people went in and closed their bank accounts in opposition to the banks’ financing of the Dakota Access Pipeline. For one woman, it was the first and only bank account she’d ever had. For another, it was the account handed down to her at her birth by her mother. For another, she’d held it for seventeen years and was now giving up “a lot of perks”. For all, it was very worth it, to join a national #NoDAPL #StandWithStandingRock#Bankexit #NoDaplDayofAction day divesting themselves personally from the banks financing the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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11-30-16 ~ Shopping for Standing Rock… Almost 300 pounds of sleeping bags, blankets, comforters, Bath towels, washcloths, and baby blankets just in case.
Thank Ashley for your help today.
No more room left after packing 13 bags of love and warmth in a Jeep lol.
Met with Barbara MorningStar Paul for the medical supplies she is sending.

Going to meet with Chris Weik this week to send all up with him.
Thank you Brother Chris for making the trip for so many of us that can’t…. sure wish I was able to go with you Brother.
Keeping you and everyone at Standing Rock in constant prayers.

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11-30-16 ~ Vilencia Leadeanna‎… My name is Vilencia St. John I’m 18 yrs old and a enrolled member at Crow Creek Sioux tribe.

Oceti Sakowin camp became my home when I first arrived there which was September 4th, 2016. Its the first place I ever had the self-confidence to sing in front of everyone. When I’m at the camp I work security in the evening until sunrise or until the afternoon. I also help out up at the donation tent getting things organized for the people who need things & I help cook at my camp.

On October 27th at 4:14pm I was arrested well sitting in a prayer circle with many others. I was beat by 3 male officers with their batons. I then sat in a ditch for couple hours waiting for the officers to get everyone written down and placed on a bus. I was then given a number (197) on my wrist and placed on a bus and transferred to Morton County jail. When I got to Morton County jail I was asked to strip down into 1 layer of clothing and then placed in a dog kennel for couple hours with 30 other women. Well I was in the cages I was cold and was not given a blanket. I was then asked to get on a bus and transferred to Fargo but I got off the bus with 4 other women who had medical reasons with me and placed in a holding cell until I got seen then back in the cells again I was not given proper treatment all they gave me was a orange to eat. Hours passed by and it was midnight then they started taking us female one by one into a room and asked to stip. I was stripped searched by 1 male and 1 female officer. I refused because it was my first time ever being in jail so I was scared . I felt very uncomfortable being stripped searched by a male officer. When I was refusing the female and male officers then forced me to take my clothes off. By that time I was screaming and crying. At one time I was left alone in the room with the male officer and he was saying things to me well I was naked. Then the female came back and told me to put a orange outfit on with black socks and I was place in a cell with many others. I spent the night in Morton County jail and couldn’t sleep because I scared of what just happened to me.

On October 28th at 5pm I was then transferred to Devils Lake which about 3 hours away. When I got to the jail I was searched for any weapons again. After they searched everyone was placed in a cell together and given bologna sandwiches to eat. We then asked if we can make our 1 phone call but was given non. On October 29th at 3pm I then had court through video conferencing with the judge and was told what I was being charged with that day. My bond was placed at 1,500. On October 30th I was then bonded out from jail around midnight by a wounderful woman named Julie from the camp. She told me the camp sent her to bail us out. Well I was in jail I was never read my Rights or given my 1 phone call. But that’s my story of how I treated in Morton County jail.

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11-29-16 ~ Sacheen Seitcham… the mythology of the gentle native maidens, with rainbows that form from every foot step is pervasive and colonized as hell. stop spreading this type of misinformation about all of us and acting like it’s “unlady” like to be at the frontlines or out of skirts. we aren’t put on this earth to serve men while they meet or listen while they speak. we aren’t put on this earth to be chastised or scolded when we stand UP and fight back against tyranny colonialism and patriarchy brought by the white man and their church’s. our Women have always been Warriors, our Women have taken heads in battle and put them on spikes, our Women have bathed in the blood of our enemies proudly. when Warrior Women pray we pray for victory by any means necessary not all of us are silver screen ladies in buckskins dripping with soft hearts and feather tears. when I walk thunder and Iightning make the earth quake I am a Queen of War! Indigenous Women are fierce and deadly and don’t ever forget it.

Women Warriors must be respected we give life we can TAKE IT! ️#BlackSnakeKillaz #AncestralPride #WesCoastWomenWarriorsSociety#RedWarriorCamp

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11-28-16 ~ Gwaiina ~ Ancestral Pride… As many strong hearts hold ground at Standing Rock with the arrival of a blizzard, the North Dakota governor issues a statement that the roads, highways into Oceti Sakowin will not be plowed, yet in the same breath makes the statement that Standing Rock camp will face forced evacuation because of concerns of safety.

Standing Rock camp has been issued orders to fall back to the reservation “The Free Speech Zone” The Army Corp of Engineers has stated it will grant Morton county authority to utilize the full extent of the law to remove water protectors. This is the violence of colonialism protecting corporate greed. This is the continuation of of brutalizing Indigenous land & life.

The state, the feds have no authority to grant pipe line pigs jurisdiction. The Treaty of 1851 has been violated over and over by white supremacist amerikkan government. The only authority upon the territory is the Indigenous nation.

Winter is arriving the many strong hearts, water protectors are well, are sheltered are warm are fed, The spirit of resistance is burning strong.
~Mni Wiconi~
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11-28-16 ~ Aaron Dorn‎… Anyone have footage of my assault/arrest on Thanksgiving day in Mandan beside Burger King? Police are holding my truck indefinitely, deny they have my cellphone and wallet. If I have video of them assaulting me and stealing my possessions it will help in court. Also, the ride/caravan into Mandan. Because I passed a patrol car that was trying to break up/slow down the caravan they say I was “recklessly endangering their lives with indifference to life”, which is a felony, and resisting arrest, another felony and misdemeanor obstruction of governmental function. I was making A LOT of supply runs for the construction crews and medics at Rosebud and every time I was followed by patrol cars going to and leaving Bismark. Seems likely they targeted me to take me out of action. I also have medical supplies and construction materials in my truck, along with all my possessions, that they will not release.

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11-29-16 ~ Trey Davenport – Trystan Foundation …“Our Celtic Longhouse with Jamaican Warmth this morning. It may look cold outside, but it is full of love and a warmth deeper than money could ever buy. It has been told to me that some wish to “emergency evacuate” us for our “safety”. There is nowhere else I would rather sleep tonight than this Longhouse and you would be endangering me and others by trying to force us from our homes.⠀

Self-Reliance and Independence has always been a crime punishable by death. Every Rasta, Celtic, and Lakota knows along with all other natives to the earth.”⠀
-Trey’s personal thoughts as he journeys back to the Longhouse and winter headquarters of Trystan Foundation⠀

11-28-16 ~ Zhooniya Ogitchida
UPDATE:
I walked up to the frontline, wearing my ACU top (uniform), with my Sergeant rank, my name tape, U.S.Army and flag. behind me there was hundreds and hundreds of water protectors. I wanted to walk up alone, so I did. As I walked up they begun to take their positions. Some sheriff captain and a few other officers came to greet me. I stood there on top of a barrier concrete divider, looked at all them Police/sheriffs. in front of me Concertina razor wire, around me… burnt ashes and wet abandoned clothes. I said to them

“I am a 10 year, 2x war veteran. I am not a protestor, I am an Ogitchida, I am here to protect these people from you. I am a defender of the constitution. I came to see this for myself. I seen the rubber bullets, I seen the gas, I seen the attack dogs, I seen the water at freezing temperature. I seen the riot gear and the violence inflicted on so many U.S. citizens. I seen how you’ve been mistreating my people. I am the first of many warriors to come.”

Then what looked like to me a thousand water protectors came
Walking up behind me to the front line.

As I stood there on top of the concrete divider with the razor wire, I said
“If you’re going to shoot rubber bullets, shoot them at me, at this uniform.”

The captain and the other officers said to me they appreciated my service, I said

“I wish I could say the same”

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11-28-16 ~ Ayşe Gürsöz… 20-year Navy veteran Kash Jackson standing with Standing Rock, and this is why:

“This government and big oil is making money off the exploitation of its citizens. And as citizens we have to stand up and fight against that. And if that cause is a human rights issue or a constitutional infringement issue like what I’ve seen here, where peaceful people are expressing their first amendment rights -that I fought for- and then I see police and private security terrorize them and punish with rubber bullets, pepper spray and bean bags. That’s not what I fought for. My fight is with the people of this country, Native Americans included.

There are 1,500 veterans scheduled to arrive at Standing Rock this upcoming week in solidarity.

11-28-16 ~ Mark Eastburn … My wife and I were honored to be able to serve at Standing Rock for the week after the election. Intending to stay a month, we were called away for a family emergency.

As in any community, there is much to be done. We hauled trash, sorted recycling, helped organize the pantry and got to share our motor home with other volunteers.

This was the first time we have been directly involved in such a noble effort. The work is hard, the wind is cold and nearly ceaseless. I have never felt more alive or closer to the family of man. I am not religious but I pray that I may return to serve.
Please go help if you can.
Send help if you cannot.

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11-27-16 ~ Zhooniya Ogitchida … Boots on ground;
as of Friday night. Been working with security. Informed them I was here for the vet rally, dec 4. Myself & coach Vaughn set up a security outpost. Since #NoDAPL is so huge, so many camps – we named our location “Section 8” ha. My call signed is “ThundacaT” 😜
Report:
Coffee is sometimes decent, one time i finished a cup to find thick black condensed coffee at the bottom… it looked like oil, haha so I can drink oil. Ctfu 😝
Btw, if you’re native or a veteran u can cut to the front of the front lines for chow ha.
Ps. It’s cold AF
Photo: sunrise ceremony
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11-25-16 ~ Lee Burkett… So I’ve been posting my piece about the State of North Dakota being in violation of Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3, of the Constitution.

I just got this message from FaceBook:
“You’re temporarily blocked from making public comments on Facebook.
Some of your comments have been reported as spam. To avoid getting blocked again, make sure your posts are in line with the Facebook Community Standards.”

If you come across that piece, please share it, as I am not able to do so at this time.

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11-23-16 ~ Sage Kohen … Greetings from Standing Rock!
I’ve been asked to deliver a message.

(Please take the time to read this message and share it with others!)

A Standing Rock tribal member has been entrusted with a special mission to create a camp that will exemplify the solutions needed to render pipelines, like the proposed DAPL project, obsolete. This project will not fail because its intention is to succeed no matter what-by the very nature of its design-based on traditional principals coupled with culturally sensitive and appropriate technologies.

It has come to the attention of many that in order to truly stop pipeline infrastructure projects, we must reduce our reliance on such technologies that fuel brutal extraction and transportation practices (i.e. the fossil fuel industry) that compromise our precious land, water, air, traditional cultures and future.

The hope of this new camp is to exemplify the best our world has to offer in regenerative design and traditional values. We are hoping to create a hybrid system that honors the past, present and future.

In the coming days we will release more information about this upcoming project and I will be calling out for assistance in very direct and coordinated ways. The core team is aligning and I am honored to serve this very important mission to create a small representation of what is possible for all of us if we dare to dream and exercise our right to create the world of our dreams.

Once we draft this proposal, and have the go-ahead from the elders, we will release it to you for comment and participation.

I am honored to serve the Hunkpapa people (and all people) in this vision to restore balance on earth, for all people and all of our relations.

As an elder instructed me, the Hunkpapa are the head of this movement, and, as allies: we are the body. The Hunkpapa stand to suffer the most should this pipeline go through, as their sacred sites have already been disrespected and their pleas for consultation have been met with political apathy and blatant disregard. I exist in service to this vision of restoration, because our future depends upon compassionate action led by our indigenous elders who’ve been holding this vision through eons of trials so we all may remember how to live and once again return to the sacred hoop in dynamic balance.

Please do not believe all the hype in the media.
The people are strong.
The people are coming together.
If it is divisive: it is not conducive to this movement.
If it sows discord: sing it, pray it, bring it into balance.
If you do not believe or have doubt of the power of this movement: come to Standing Rock and serve the people, the land, the vision.
The best way to help is to physically come here and witness/participate in the truth unfolding with infinite grace and hope.
The black snake wins if we continue to feed it!

We will starve this snake out of existence by the very actions we embody, and this can be done without rubber bullets being fired or tear gas being unleashed…because all we have to do is live our truth and honor the beauty of creation. And stand united.

Stand with Standing Rock!!!!

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11-22-16 ~ Emilys Story

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11-23-16 ~ Hilary Hanson Viral News Editor Huffington Post… Charmian Wright Veterinarian Drives 900 Miles To Help Horses Injured At Standing Rock
When Wright, a veterinarian with 30 years of experience, heard reports of horses getting hurt during protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, heading out to help was the obvious choice for her. The Standing Rock Sioux and their allies are fighting the construction of the pipeline, saying that it would intrude on Native American land and that a leak would contaminate local sources of fresh water.

“I am passionate about the issues that are being addressed at Standing Rock,” Wright told The Huffington Post. “But when I saw videos of horses being injured, I knew I had to go there.” Continre Reading http://tinyurl.com/gkstedf
To make a donation to Helping the Horse Nation gofundme.com/helping-the-horse-nation

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11-17-16 ~ Charmian Wright … The last thing I did at Standing Rock, after making sure all the medical stuff was in order, was to participate in the aerial photo of the huge human medicine wheel.

Hundreds of people participated. To get to the site, most walked. But since I was short on time, I hitched a ride with 13 people in the back of a shortbed pickup.

The women in the pickup spontaneously began to sing the Water Song as we drove through camp. It was a poignant farewell for me to get one last good snapshot of camp life.

And now that I am leaving Standing Rock behind, I fight back tears as I watch this video.

So many people have thanked me, calling me a hero, a warrior, an angel. Right now I feel like I am none of these things. Maybe someday I will.

The simple fact is, my heart called. And I listened. And I answered the call. I may not feel like a hero. But one thing is for sure: I listened. I am a Listener. And right now I feel like a damn good one.

There are plenty of heroes in this battle. The brave Spirit Riders. Their fine and fiery horses. All those givers who turned their back on the status quo to reach into their hearts long enough to find love and compassion and vision and glory. And all the camp supporters, who give any way they can. Like Sarah, the medic who is taking a year off medical school to be at Standing Rock because she feels that is where she belongs. Or Dolly, the Lakota woman who left her home to live in a tent on the windy North Dakota prairie simply to cook for the Spirit Riders, every day, day after day, month after month. Her Lakota name is Last Woman Standing. They are all heroes.

And the donors who made my medical work possible…none of this could have been done without them. They are my personal heroes. From a few dollars to thousands, they gave whatever they could. They trusted and they gave. I honor their trust and I am humbled by such generosity. I simply don’t have the words to thank you. But there is one thing I can do.
I can Listen.
gofundme.com/helping-the-horse-nation

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11-14-16 ~ Charmian Wright… At Standing Rock, people from very distant places will randomly stop by with moving vans full of treasures. Saddles. Horse feed. Tipi poles. Saddle blankets. Barrels for making wood stoves. Dog food. Water troughs. It is truly extraordinary to be in the midst of such generosity.

Oh, and Daryl Hannah stopped by. I showed her my solar panels when she asked what else the riders needed. She and her beau Neil Young are sending more heavy winter horse blankets. I described to Neil’s manager Steve precisely what the horses needed. He had already dropped off some fence panels for a round pen.

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11-14-16 ~ Charmian Wright… At Standing Rock, there’s dogs in the camp too. I was so busy with the horses, I was hoping for some help with the small animals. And she appeared! On a big white horse, no less!

Tracy Hsu lives an hour away from Standing Rock. She comes here every weekend. When helping her with her mare Ashley, it became apparent how competent Tracy was. Some puppies showed up and I asked Tracy to help me with them. She jumped right in. Ha! In some sleight of hand I didn’t even know I possessed, I had Tracy ageeeing to care for some of the camp dogs’ needs after I’m gone. I am confident she will do an outstanding job, and I equipped her with some supplies. I’m looking forward to working with Tracy in the future to help meet the needs of the puppies of Standing Rock.
Please help me if you can in this effort to help our four-legged family at Standing Rock:
gofundme.com/helping-the-horse-nation Thank you

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11-14-16 ~ Charmian Wright… It was my honor to get to know the Crow Creek Spirit Riders and their horses. Their level of bravery in coming forth to protect the earth is something we should all try to aspire to. We look to them as leaders in this fight that affects us all
gofundme.com/helping-the-horse-nation Thank you

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11-12-16 ~ Charmian Wright…Gabi is originally from Czechoslovakia but she has been living in California. Until recently, when she joined the Crow Creek Spirit Riders at Standing Rock. She is fluent in English and extraordinarily keen, observant, and well-educated. She is learning as much as she can about emergency equine care between her other obligations. She plans on staying through the winter. She is living in a tipi.
Gabi shared with me some of the challenges she has faced in becoming a Spirit Rider. But she is well on her way. Gabi could give anyone a run for their money.
11-12-16 ~ Charmian Wright…. Gabi is originally from Czechoslovakia but she has been living in California. Until recently, when she joined the Crow Creek Spirit Riders at Standing Rock. She is fluent in English and extraordinarily keen, observant, and well-educated. She is learning as much as she can about emergency equine care between her other obligations. She plans on staying through the winter. She is living in a tipi.
Gabi shared with me some of the challenges she has faced in becoming a Spirit Rider. But she is well on her way. Gabi could give anyone a run for their money.
gofundme.com/helping-the-horse-nation Thank you

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11-12-16 ~ Charmian Wright… Foretek, a human medic at Standing Rock, learned how to put intravenous catheters in horses today. She was a very willing, quick and proficient learner. If a horse needs intravenous fluid therapy, the medics can help. I am leaving them with 40 liters of fluids, lots of catheters, and multiple IV setups.
Please help support this effort if you can. No amount is too small. Thank you.
gofundme.com/helping-the-horse-nation Thank you

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11-12-16 ~ Charmian Wright…This 10 year old mustang mare was on her way to the killer auction when she somehow got diverted to Standing Rock. She was perfectly sound and had no physical problems.
Elih had before now been borrowing other horses to go to the front lines in the pipeline protests.
Elih knew nothing about the mare. And yet he worked with her a little, then hopped on bareback. She tried to circle back to the others but he turned her again, getting her lined out.
When I last saw them they were moving into the distance, being swallowed up by the lines of flags and tipis in the camp. The afternoon sunlight braided her tail with little spears of light. She was moving out like a seasoned campaigner who fully trusted her rider’s hand. Was it my imagination when I sensed her relief at her change of fortune?
Elih calls her Last Chance.
gofundme.com/helping-the-horse-nation Thank you

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A THANKSGIVING MESSAGE ~ Remember to forget

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

By Rudy TwoMoon
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WE INDIGENOUS AROUND THE WORLD OFFER FOOD AS GIFTS
This was thanks and giving. This tells all of creation we know what hunger feels like, and no one should ever be hungry. This gesture also asks creation to send more abundance because we are a sharing people whose happiness comes from giving and sharing. We believed this all year around, every day, not just one.

We believed the half-starved should always share with the starving. We dedicated our two front rows of fields and gardens to travelers, those known and unknown. But now, Thanksgiving has everyone pretending it’s a joyous Thanksgiving celebration: Happy Thanksgiving statements, having to shut our mouths and pretend we’re having a wonderful time, pretending there is no genocide, just happiness. Puritans singing and dancing with friendly Indians. Friends for all time!

No, we are not allowed to voice how babies were slammed against boulders, or how children were used as bait to train attack dogs, or how our lands were stolen then destroyed. The same with our waters. Or, how we were forced to trade in free foods and medicines for a lifetime of struggling debt. We’re not supposed to think about the people enslaved by education and religion to make us into the image of our enslavers. Or, how we lost our hair, were brutally punished for speaking our language, were jailed for dancing and singing our ancestors songs, for praying to creation and being called a sinner because creation wasn’t GOD. Mocked. Spit on. Laughed at. Corrected, corrected, and corrected again and again, again and again, because science has proven we are in fact Chinese, who stole this land and died away leaving this land as a gift to be abused. Forced to salute the flag whose military hunted us for sport and profit and good times.

THIS IS TRULY A DAY OF MIRACLES, KINDNESS AND SHARING, FRIENDSHIP AND FEASTING.
But, before we get lost in all this holiday cheer, let me remind us: Thanksgiving was a celebration for every time a section of land was conquered and the tribes eradicated. this happened so often, Thanksgiving (by name) was celebrated sometimes 2 or 3 times a week. Thanksgiving is a time where we must sit with the oppression, smiling with forgiveness in “OUR” hearts, forgetting history because “that’s all in the past.”

Forgiveness and forgetting! Take the elbows off the table, chew with mouths closed, and pass the potatoes. Take this one day, and one day only, and “remember to forget” we are supposed to be thankful everyday. Stop the fighting this day, eat, so you can fight the oppressors patriotic wars tomorrow, tomorrow and tomorrow.