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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Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
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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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Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
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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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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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