News 2012 thru Aug. 24, 2016

8-24-16 ~ Taking a Stand at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/z43586v
It is a spectacular sight: thousands of Indians camped on the banks of the Cannonball River, on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Our elders of the Seven Council Fires, as the Oceti Sakowin, or Great Sioux Nation.

8-29-16 ~ Army Corps of Engineers Confirms Native Protesters Are Right — There Is No Written Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jbd6mgk
The number of protesters is now over 4000 as many tribes have united to protect the land and water from contamination.

8-29-16 ~ Army Corps of Engineers Confirms Native Protesters Are Right — There Is No Written Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/jbd6mgk
The number of protesters is now over 4000 as many tribes have united to protect the land and water from contamination.

8-26-16 ~ Important Message from Keeper of Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe
http://tinyurl.com/zjb9dj2
I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations, ask you to understand an Indigenous perspective on what has happened in America, what we call “Turtle Island.” My words seek to unite the global community through a message from our sacred ceremonies to unite spiritually, each in our own ways of beliefs in the Creator.

8-26-16 ~ Important Message from Keeper of Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe
http://tinyurl.com/zjb9dj2
I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations, ask you to understand an Indigenous perspective on what has happened in America, what we call “Turtle Island.” My words seek to unite the global community through a message from our sacred ceremonies to unite spiritually, each in our own ways of beliefs in the Creator.

8-24-16 ~ Why the Sioux Are Refusing $1.3 Billion
http://tinyurl.com/zwojeow
Pine Ridge Reservation stretches across some of the poorest counties in the United States. Plagued by an unemployment rate above 80 percent, arid land, few prospects for industry, abysmal health statistics and life-expectancy rates rivaling those of Haiti, it’s no wonder outsiders ask: Why do the nine tribes constituting the Great Sioux Nation, including those on Pine Ridge, staunchly refuse to accept $1.3 billion from the federal government?

7-15-16 ~ Leonardo DiCaprio Helps Pull Out $2.6 Trillion in Fossil Fuel Investments
http://tinyurl.com/hkzoonp
Leonardo DiCaprio has long since come out against big oil companies and their effect on the environment. Now in an influential display of force this past fall, DiCaprio and over 2,000 people and 400 institutions have pulled out their funds in fossil fuel companies, representing an extraordinary $2.6 trillion in investments.

6-8-16 ~ An oil spill is threatening Native American lands — and no one is paying attention
http://tinyurl.com/oo89rhe
t’s been five days since tanks from a 96-car train derailed, burst into flames and spilled crude oil into the Columbia River near Mosier, Oregon, about 70 miles east of Portland.

8-18-16 ~ Pipeline route plan first called for crossing north of Bismarck
http://tinyurl.com/hm9q8cd
An early proposal for the Dakota Access Pipeline called for the project to cross the Missouri River north of Bismarck, but one reason that route was rejected was its potential threat to Bismarck’s water supply, documents show.

5-31-16 ~ WATCH AS THIS FARMER ASKS OIL & GAS COMMISSIONERS TO DRINK FRACKING WATER
http://tinyurl.com/h2fsf3n
James Osborne, a farmer from Ainsworth Nebraska who appeared at the Nebraska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission hearing held last year. It was a hearing on out-of-state companies who were to export fracking wastewater into Nebraska, moving 80 truckloads that carry 10,000 barrels per day of pollution to be dumped into a disposal well in Sioux county — effectively transferring all the risk onto Nebraskan farmers and ranchers.

5-19- 2016 ~ First Nations vow to kill Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion with lawsuits
http://tinyurl.com/hruob5h
The Tsleil-Waututh Nation launched a court case against the NEB after accusing the Harper government of failing its legal obligation to adequately consult them on the $6.8-billion pipeline expansion project.

5-16-16 ~ Kinder Morgan Vancouver terminal surrounded by activists shouting ‘Keep it in the ground!’
http://preview.tinyurl.com/jrwxuup
They came from all over North America and their chants echoed over the waters on Saturday as they gathered around a major oil tanker terminal near Vancouver B.C.

4-6-16 ~ Great Sioux Nation Defends Its Waters From Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/zcszse5
Citizens and allies of the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation) will continue to protest the pipeline, urging stakeholders to recognize the devastation that would ensue should the pipeline be built.

3-11-16 ~ EPA TO THE US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS WHICH REFUTES THE NARRATIVE THAT REFUTES THE NOTION THAT A PROPER ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY WAS DONE
http://tinyurl.com/znnurcm

3-2-16 ~ Why Aren’t More People Talking About the Navajo Nation’s Water Crisis?
http://tinyurl.com/hkfudug
Native Americans often feel like invisible members of society. Tara Houska, Bernie Sanders’s new Native American advisor, is out to change that.

2-10-16 ~ The Warriors of the Rainbow Prophecy
http://tinyurl.com/hs2qych
One day… there would come a time, when the earth being ravaged and polluted, the forests being destroyed, the birds would fall from the air, the waters would be blackened, the fish being poisoned in the streams, and the trees would no longer be, mankind as we would know it would all but cease to exist.

9-8-15 ~ North Dakota becomes first US state to legalise use of armed drones by police
http://tinyurl.com/neb3mx8
It is unclear whether local police departments will use weaponised devices, even though they are technically legal

8-12-15 ~ EPA IS “UPSET” ABOUT THREE MILLION GALLON ANIMAS RIVER SPILL
http://tinyurl.com/jahsah2
Environmental Protection Agency’s colossal, three million gallon spill of mining waste containing lead, arsenic and other toxic substances into the Animas River in Colorado. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the agency is very sorry:

6-22-15 ~ Map Displays Five Years of Oil Pipeline Spills
http://tinyurl.com/j598jjs
On June 14, a natural gas pipeline ruptured and burst into flames near Cuero, Texas, releasing an estimated 165,000 pounds of toxic volatile organic compounds into the air. Nearby residents evacuated their homes, but no one was injured. Still, the accident serves as another reminder of the dangers of transporting natural gas and other hazardous materials.

11-21-2014 ~ With more than 500 treaties already broken, the government can do whatever it wants, it seems…
http://tinyurl.com/gl9l2wm
More than 500 treaties have been made between the government and Indian tribes and all were broken, nulllified or amended. Nothing’s changed. The mere fact that the Keystone XL oil pipeline has even been considered is a violation of law and shouldn’t have seen blueprints, let alone having this North American monster voted on by the Senate and House of Representatives.

2014 ~ NORTH DAKOTA’S DIRTY OIL DRILLING RADIOACTIVE POISON HIDDEN SECRET SEE VIDEO FROM 2014
http://tinyurl.com/hdot23f
DID you know? The waste from oil and gas wells include uranium, thorium, radium, a radioactive isotope of potassium, as well as isotopes of lead and polonium. These are naturally occurring elements that are brought to the surface through fracking. THAT is the foundation of this secret Dear Readers!

5-22-14 ~ Judge says tribal treaties don’t apply to crude oil pipelines
http://tinyurl.com/gu2e4to
Judge Eric Lipman, who is reviewing the pipeline project for the state Public Utilities Commission, ruled Tuesday that an 1855 treaty ceding Chippewa lands in Minnesota to the U.S. government does not bar later acquisition of a route. “The treaty does not forbid creation of new rights of way on the land that was sold in 1855”

3-13-14 ~ 5 Ways The Government Keeps Native Americans In Poverty
http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/03/13/5-ways-the-government-keeps-native-americans-in-poverty/#11229dab6cc6
Imagine if the government were responsible for looking after your best interests. All of your assets must be managed by bureaucrats on your behalf. A special bureau is even set up to oversee your affairs. Every important decision you make requires approval, and every approval comes with a mountain of regulations.

3-7-14 ~ FAA has no jurisdiction over small commercial drones, judge rules
http://tinyurl.com/j9d847b
A federal judge has dismissed the Federal Aviation Administration’s only fine against a commercial drone user on the grounds that the small drone was no different than a model aircraft, a decision that appears to undermine the agency’s power to keep a burgeoning civilian drone industry out of the skies.

11-18-13 ~ Alabama High School Mocks Indians Opponent With “Trail Of Tears” Sign
http://tinyurl.com/l8d9oj6
A football game at McAdory High School, a sign was displayed that made reference to the “Trail of Tears” in which Native Americans were subjected to horrific atrocities.

10-25-13 ~ ND SPILLS WENT UNREPORTED; STATE TESTING WEBSITE
http://tinyurl.com/zcvryx2
North Dakota, the nation’s No. 2 oil producer behind Texas, recorded nearly 300 oil pipeline spills in less than two years, state documents show. None was reported to the public, officials said.

4-15-13 ~ Average 250 Pipeline Accidents Each Year, Billions Spent on Property Damage
http://tinyurl.com/z94wrhs
Cleanup efforts are currently underway in four separate oil spills that have occurred in the last ten days.

2-23- 2013 ~ Land Grab Cheats North Dakota Tribes Out of $1 Billion
http://tinyurl.com/gsjgrf2
Native Americans on an oil-rich North Dakota reservation have been cheated out of more than $1 billion by schemes to buy drilling rights for lowball prices

12-21-2012 ~ The New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World’s Water
http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-new-water-barons-wall-street-mega-banks-are-buying-up-the-worlds-water/5383274
A disturbing trend in the water sector is accelerating worldwide. The new “water barons” — the Wall Street banks and elitist multibillionaires — are buying up water all over the world at unprecedented pace.

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe
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