News Articles ~ Page 1 ~ 2011 – 10-31-2016

10-31-16 ~ Why Police From 7 Different States Invaded a Standing Rock Camp—and Other Questions
To clear the way for a pipeline, North Dakota invoked a measure reserved for state emergencies like natural disasters. That’s one answer.

10-31-16 ~ Why your Facebook friends are checking in at Standing Rock
Protesters are using a new weapon in their push to block the Dakota Access Pipeline: Facebook. By Monday, hundreds of thousands of people had checked in at Standing Rock Indian Reservation on the social networking site.

10-31-16 ~ Did #DAPL Security Worker Wielding an AR-15 Rifle Try to Infiltrate Native Water Protectors?
Amnesty International dispatched human rights observers to North Dakota to monitor the ongoing repression of the thousands of Native Americans resisting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline.

Family members of Caddo Nation chairwoman Tamara Francis-Fourkiller said an anonymous donor paid $2.5 million late Saturday afternoon to release everyone arrested on Thursday at the Dakota Access Pipeline site.

10-31-16 ~ Hennepin Co. sheriff’s deputies leave Standing Rock protest
Hundreds of people protested last week, calling on the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office in Minnesota to bring back its staff and equipment from the Standing Rock pipeline protest.

10-31-16 ~ Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
Police beating people with batons, shooting them in the face with rubber bullets and bean bags, pepper spraying women and the elders, killing horses and buffalo, arresting peaceful, unarmed, prayerful peoples in ceremonial sweat lodges. Journalists taken into custody, camera’s and equipment confiscated.

10-31-16 ~ Mirrors Brought to Protests: Police Forced to Look at What They’ve Become
Now, police are being forced to face themselves in the mirror.
Several appeared to be ashamed or confused. Several others smiled as if to pretend that it didn’t get to them. Others turned away, not wanting to look at all. The mirrors have had an intense effect on the psyches of many officers. Some reports suggest that the government currently has plans to ban the use of mirrors at protests, labeling them as “potential weapons.”

10-31-16 ~ Did #DAPL Security Worker Wielding an AR-15 Rifle Try to Infiltrate Native Water Protectors?
Protectors say inside the man’s truck they found a DAPL security ID card and insurance papers listing his vehicle as insured by DAPL. For more, we speak with Dallas Goldtooth, organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network.

10-31-16 ~ How Can I Help Standing Rock? #NoDAPL
It’s Not Political – It’s Life and Death
This Is a Women-Led Issue ~ Women are the protectors of water and life
Our Movement Is Non-Violent Direct Action ~ No guns. No drugs or alcohol. Protect and care for others in the camp.

10-31-16 ~ News Updates and Video Links
Anyone looking for lost articles, YouTube videos, Camps, verified Donations sites, Petitions, Supply Lists etc. You can find links and information for everything in one place.

10-31-16 ~ News Articles and Updates ~ Standing Rock
100’s of News articles beginning 2-23-2013 to datev

10-31-16 Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
Militarized Police beating people with batons; shootings to the face with rubber bullets and bean bags rounds; high voltage stuns guns held directly to Protectors bodies for prolonged periods of time and tasers with electrical pronged hooks incapacitating people; pepper spraying women and Elders; flash bang explosions permanently damaging hearing.

10-31-16 ~ President Obama, They Shoot Horses And Teenage Boys On The Dakota Access Pipeline
It is a little over two years later and these people whom the president claimed as his own are being arrested on minor charges by a seemingly omnipotent Sheriff in Morton County. They are herded into dog kennels at Fort Rice and the insides of their arms are marked with a number in black ink. Women suffer broken bones from batons wielded by police officers and deputies.

10-30-16 ~ ‘Anonymous’ Threatens North Dakota Governor After Pipeline Employees Caught Infiltrating Protests To Incite Violence
as the fight against the pipeline grows in North Dakota and around the country, dirty tricks are being deployed in an apparent attempt to delegitimize the opposition.

10-30-16 ~ Dakota Access Pipeline Shooting Victim Was An Armed Instigator, Protesters Claim
A man who North Dakota authorities had said was shot by Dakota Access Pipeline protesters was actually an armed instigator linked to the pipeline company, Standing Rock Sioux tribe members said Friday.

10-30-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Vows To Fight Dakota Access Pipeline Through Winter
Native American leaders vowed on Saturday to protest through the winter against a North Dakota oil pipeline they say threatens water resources and sacred lands and are weighing lawsuits over police treatment of arrested protesters.

The money goes as quickly as it comes, but without it having been as much as it is, we certainly wouldn’t have been able to be as productive as we have been in the fight.

10-30-16 ~ Massive North Dakota Oil Leak Proves Native American Protesters Right For Fighting ILLEGAL DAPL Pipelin
A North Dakota oil well owned by Oasis Petroleum Inc blew out over the weekend and has yet to be capped, leaking more than 67,000 gallons of crude so far and endangering a tributary of the Missouri River.

10-30-16 ~ CBS MINNESOTA: Money Is Pouring Into The Dakota Pipeline Protest
The number of protest-related arrests increased this week, so did contributions — the funds raked in more than $200,000 between Thursday and Friday alone.

10-30-16 ~ National Guard helicopters put out large fire in Morton County
Approximately 12:50 this morning a vehicle was spotted zigzagging on the west side of Hwy 1806, the hillside was lit on fire. The vehicle then left the area. Approximately 1 am Law enforcement was notified, the 911 operator said there was no fire and hung up. Oceti Sakowin Camp drones have been able to spot and photograph a drip torch which was left behind by the DAPL or Law Enforcement arsonist. Authorities finally dispatched fire 1 a.m. Sunday morning.

10-30-16 ~ Like a ‘Concentration Camp’ Police Mark DAPL Protesters with Numbers & Lock Them in Dog Kennels
Stuffing people into animal kennels, writing numbers on their arms like Nazi concentration inmates, stripping both men and women and cavity searching them. Refusing phone calls, food, water and blankets and left to sleep on concrete floors.

10-30-16 ~ Hundreds Flood Minneapolis City Hall to Demand Local Sheriff Withdraw from North Dakota
Organizers of faith and climate justice groups, local politicians, Indigenous water protectors and community members gathered in a quickly planned rally one day after the confirmation that HCSO resources were deployed. Both Minneapolis and St Paul city councils have already passed resolutions supportive of NoDAPL.

10-30-16 ~ ABC NEWS: Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Fund Tops $1 Million
The fund is among several cash streams that have provided at least $3 million to help with legal costs, food and other supplies to those opposing the nearly 1,200-mile pipeline. The funds raked in more than $200,000 between Thursday and Friday alone. But demonstrators are quick to note that the amount of money raised and what they have left isn’t the same.

10-30-16 ~ Money pours in for anti-pipeline protest, but will it last?
The crowdsourcing goal was modest: $5,000, enough to help a few dozen people camping in North Dakota to protest the nearby construction of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline. The fund has since topped a staggering $1 million.

10-29-16 Water Protectors Jailed in Dog Kennels, Assigned Numbers as Concentration Camps
After being caged in a ‘dog kennel’ and assigned a number as in the Nazi concentration camps, this water protector, in the video describe the heart break of the brutal police attack and arrests of Native American elders.

10-29-16 ~ 15 Indigenous Women on the Frontlines of the Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance
Indigenous women from across North America stand on the frontline of ongoing action to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. They stand to protect the Earth, water, global climate, and the sacred sites, Indigenous rights and communities of the region.

10-29-16 ~ ANONYMOUS: The United Nations just made a major announcement on the Dakota Access Pipeline
North Dakota is moving forward with construction of its DAPL pipeline despite a representative from the United Nations explicitly calling on the United States to halt it.

10-29-16 ~ Amnesty International and United Nations are sending officials to investigate human rights violations
Amnesty International and the United Nations have announced that they are sending officials to investigate allegations of human rights violations at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

10-29-16 ~ Morton County Police Officers and Sioux Tribe Leaders Shake Hands in Peaceful Protest
Today in Cannonball, protests remained peaceful and without conflict. The Sioux Chief and Morton County Police Department shook hands.

10-29-16 ~ Stop Emergency Management Assistance Compact funds from being used against the peaceful protestors at standing rock.
The Governor of North Dakota has declared an improper emergency allowing him to access Federal resources, via the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. He is using these intrastate resources against peaceful protestors who are engaged in a civil dispute. By doing so he is escalating the protests to the state of emergency.

10-29-16 ~ Ohio High School Cheerleaders Taunt With ‘Trail of Tears’ Banner
A group of cheerleaders and students at a Friday night Ohio high school football game featured a-foot tall banner reading, “Hey Indians, Get Ready for A Trail of TEARS Part 2.”

10-29-16 ~ How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline
Researchers with the nonprofit Food & Water Watch found that 38 banking institutions are involved in funding the proposed Bakken pipeline, which would stretch from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.

10-29-16 ~ Native Americans protest outside CNN demanding they stop ignoring Standing Rock
In a Facebook live video from the Indigenous Life Movement, a large group of Native American protesters is seen banging on drums and singing outside the cable news network’s office building in Hollywood.

10-29-16 ~ USA TODAY: Dakota Access pipeline protests draw contrasts to Bundy
A new day of standoffs against the 1,200-mile Dakota Access pipeline continued on Friday in South Dakota as questions bubbled through social media over the fairness of how protesters were being treated.

10-29-16 ~ Real Video from Friday in North Dakota, for those who have strong stomachs and some sense of Justice
This is really sickening footage from North Dakota, but you need to watch it now and share it widely with your friends and groups, please.

10-28-16 ~ NEW YORK TIMES: Why Dakota Is the New Keystone
The shocking images of the National Guard destroying tepees and sweat lodges and arresting elders this week remind us that the battle over the Dakota Access Pipeline is part of the longest-running drama in American history — the United States Army versus Native Americans.

10-28-16 Attacking the Medics of Standing Rock Violates Basic Laws of Humanity
With great horror this week nurses watched the land and water protectors at Standing Rock — those who have peacefully resisted the Dakota Access pipeline project — be attacked by a militarized force of police and armed guards.

10-28-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chair: DOJ Must Investigate Use of Force Against #DAPL Resistance
“I knew North Dakota state was planning something,” says Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chair Dave Archambault II of the raid on a resistance camp Thursday by militarized police. “They set up a pre-hospital tent near the camp. … That was sending me signals this was going to get out of hand.” Archambault says he asked the Department of Justice to step in and ask the state not to proceed with the raid, and now calls on the Justice Department to launch an investigation into the use of force against those resisting the Dakota Access pipeline.

10-28-16 ~ “A Shameful Moment for This Country”: Report Back on Militarized Police Raid of DAPL Resistance Camp
We go to Standing Rock, North Dakota, for an update on how hundreds of police with military equipment raided a resistance camp Thursday.

10-28-16 ~ NY Mag: Amy Goodman on Why the North Dakota Pipeline Standoff Is Only Getting Worse
f it’s possible in this oversaturated age for a mass-protest movement to fly under the radar, the battle over the building of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline certainly qualifies.

Over 300 police officers in riot gear, 8 ATVs, 5 armored vehicles, 2 helicopters, and numerous military-grade humvees showed up north of the newly formed frontline camp just east of Highway 1806.

10-28-16 ~ 141 Arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline Protest as Police Move In
There were two incidents of shots fired late this afternoon and evening, according to authorities. One occurred along Highway 1806 near what is known as the “backwater bridge” north of the main camp — one person is in custody. A protester along the frontline on Highway 1806 also fired three rounds near officers. No one was injured and the protester was taken into custody.

10-28-16 ~ More livestock found dead in Morton and Sioux County, N.D.
Violent acts against livestock in Morton and Sioux County continue. Authorities confirmed reports of two new cases of dead animals after being on the scene in their pastures today. One case involves four butchered bison. The other case involves two cows that were killed and then burned. The animals belong to two different owners.

10-28-16 Trigger Warning: Disturbing Video of DAPL Confrontation
The activist news outlet Unicorn Riot has been filming events throughout the months-long standoff between the company trying to construct the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and the water protectors working to resist it.

Hundreds of people were assaulted in an onslaught by law enforcement. The actions documented included the use of a Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD), a sound device illegal in some countries in the world, the use of mace and pepper spray on hundreds of protestors including elders.

10-28-16 ~ Givers of Courage: Thousands of wild American Bison appear from no where at Standing Rock
The Tatanka Oyate were called upon and gave us courage. Pilamiya Maske for your vision. Stay strong Water Protectors!

10-28-16 ~ Standing Rock Medic’s Shot and Arrested by Police
The Shooter hand a Silencer on his Weapon. They shot me in the back while I was treating patients. Law enforcement are targeting medics. We had two medic’s arrested and nearly 2 more arrested.

10-28-16 ~ Riot police move in on North Dakota pipeline protesters
Armed police in the US state of North Dakota have arrested 141 Native American protesters and environmental activists during a tense confrontation.

10-28-16 ~ Acquittal of Bundys is proof of racial double standards — and a greenlight for right-wing terrorism
Now eight months after their occupation came to an end the government case has ended in a jury acquitting the two Bundy brothers and five other supporters on all charges but one, including the main one of conspiracy.

10-28-16 ~ Standing Rock Protesters Erect Teepee Inside Hillary Clinton Headquarters
VIDEO: Lakota youth and their Lenape relatives erect teepee and pray in lobby of #HillaryClinton’s Brooklyn office today as a militarized police force evicted Water Protectors from their Treaty Lands in North Dakota.They were there to deliver a letter to Clinton about the pipeline. It was truly an inspiring site. #nodapl #standingrock

10-28-16 ~ Hundreds of Cops Open Fire On Horses and DAPL Protesters
Militarized police have assaulted peaceful protectors again. This time police stole several sacred items, attacked medics, attacked people injured in previous police assaults, used military weapons, tased and shot people in the face, shot horses, and arrested over 100 peaceful people, all while they allowed a DAPL security guard go after the protectors with an AR-15.

10-28-16 ~ How You Can Show Your Solidarity in the Fight Against the Dakota Access Pipeline
The Red Warrior Camp calls on all people from around the world to take action and join their Global Solidarity Campaign against the Dakota Access Pipeline. If you live on this land, breathe the air, and drink water — this is your fight too.

10-28-16 ~ Chief Arvol Looking Horse to Obama: Keep Your Word
As Keeper of our Sacred C’anupa(Pipe) Bundle of the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Nation, I address you from our original governance of our people, Woope – Creator’s Law. I am not a member of leadership under any political government, I stand in position as the center of our people, the voice of our traditional government, and so this communication is nation to nation, as indicated by our treaties. Additionally, we have over 300 flags of indigenous nations including other countries supporting our stand, because they are suffering as well.

10-28-16 ~ Reckoning at Standing Rock
In his farewell address to Congress in 1796, our first U.S. president, George Washington predicted that the flaws embedded in federalism, as it was set up in the U.S. Constitution, would eventually translate into incomprehensible misery for the American Indian. H

10-28-16 ~ When You’re a Protester, the Color of Your Skin Is All That Matters
There is a cruel, stupid irony about living in a country when, on the same day, a bunch of gun-toting rubes who have less understanding of the Constitution than a wombat does of nuclear fusion get acquitted after an armed takeover of federal property in Oregon while, half a country away, peaceful protesters doing nothing but praying on land to which they have a right guaranteed by treaty get rousted, roughed up, and hauled away by a militarized police force acting largely at the behest of a private company.

10-28-16 ~ The Great Bison Spirit and the Dakota Access Pipeline
As Keeper of our Sacred C’anupa(Pipe) Bundle of the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Nation, I address you from our original governance of our people, Woope – Creator’s Law. I am not a member of leadership under any political government, I stand in position as the center of our people, the voice of our traditional government, and so this communication is nation to nation, as indicated by our treaties.

10-28-16 ~ FAA Says North Dakota Cops Commited Felony by Shooting Down DAPL Protester Drones
It is a federal crime to shoot down aircraft, and this week, the FAA confirmed that that includes drones. This is great news for anyone who has a drone, and for anyone who doesn’t want errant bullets falling from the sky, and it’s bad news for anyone eager to pump a quadcopter full of lead. Of course, now the question is “Does this apply to police officers shooting down media drones?”

10-28-16 ~ Amnesty International USA to Monitor to North Dakota Pipeline Protests
As tensions escalate at the site of a disputed pipeline close to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) has sent a delegation of human rights observers to monitor the response of law enforcement to protests by Indigenous communities.

10-28-16 ~ What The Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Says About Race And The Sad State Of American Democracy
We are witnessing a critical moment of resistance in Standing Rock. Over 200 tribes have coalesced, uniting in peaceful protest. Thousands of people have come together to ask only for what is theirs ― land and water, yes, but also basic human rights.

10-27-16 ~ PennEast Pipeline Protestors Gather With Sioux At Standing Rock
“WAKE UP WARRIORS!” blared the loudspeaker through the frigid morning calm. “Last night the injunction was lifted! The time has come for action. This is what we are here for. Meet at the south gate. We. Must. Kill. The. Black. Snake.”

10-27-16 ~ Militarized Police Attack Standing Rock Treaty Camp: Rubber bullets, tear gas, arrests of elders
“Today we stood strong against this Nazi oil bought police force. They set off LRAD on us, hit us, maced us, arrested our grandmothers, uncles, they shot at our horse relatives, they set off concussion grenades, rubber bullets into the unarmed crowd. They desecrated sacred land and destroyed our homes on tribal land. We had snipers scoping me out with an assault rifle pointed at me and my relative. Our hearts were wounded but we will regroup and keep our minds in high vibrations because it is not over.
We will stop the pipeline.” Cepoalli

10-27-16 ~ DAPL’s Armed Security Charges into Camp with Weapon — Arrested by BIA
Today at Standing Rock during the 1851 Treaty Camp standoff, a hired DAPL security guard was spotted in the crowd with an automatic rifle in his vehicle. When he was spotted, he began to head towards camp.

10-27-16 ~ DAPL Security Kyle Thompson Arrested For Brandishing Assault Rifle At #NoDAPL Water Protectors
Morton County Sheriff deputies (MCSO), N. Dakota State Patrol, National Guard and assisting law enforcement officers from seven states launched an assault on Native Americans around 11:00 a.m. to clear a road block and camp on the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

10-27-16 ~ Powerful Photos from the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest as Cops Prepare to Make Arrests
Police in North Dakota Thursday are moving in on hundreds of demonstrators, including members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, who are challenging the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Protestors say the project threatens the area’s water supply and destroys sacred Native American sites.

10-27-16 ~ As Standing Rock Protesters Face Down Armored Trucks, the World Watches on Facebook
Though cellular connectivity on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota is limited, it is videos like this that first alert the world of what is going down.

10-27-16 ~ 16 Arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline Protest as Police Move In
“Militarized law enforcement agencies moved in on water protectors with tanks and riot gear today,” tribe Chairman Dave Archambault II said. “We have repeatedly seen a disproportionate response from law enforcement to water protectors’ nonviolent exercise of their constitutional rights. Today we have witnessed people praying in peace, yet attacked with pepper spray, rubber bullets, sound and concussion cannons.”

10-27-16 ~ Police evict oil pipeline protesters from private land
Law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear and firing bean bags and pepper spray evicted protesters Thursday from private land in the path of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, dramatically escalating a months-long dispute over Native American rights and the project’s environmental impact.

10-27-16 ~ Police fire pepper spray, bean bags as they oust pipeline protesters
Law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear fired bean bags and pepper spray on Thursday as they tried to clear protesters from a camp on private land in the path of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

10-27-16 ~ Manning: Desecration, Mace and Police Snipers With Rifles at DAPL Front Lines
“We were gathered praying near the site of the original destruction of sacred sites when we saw a police convoy coming down Highway 6. Within minutes, a large force of police arrived on both sides of the camp and surrounded about 400 to 500 water protectors who are here. We see more police arriving.

10-27-16 ~ Amy Goodman on Why the North Dakota Pipeline Standoff Is Only Getting Worse
If it’s possible in this oversaturated age for a mass-protest movement to fly under the radar, the battle over the building of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline certainly qualifies.

10-27-16 ~ High Alert Standing Rock
Newsfeed, pictorial and videos

10-27-16 ~ Developing: 100+ Militarized Police Raiding #NoDAPL Resistance Camp Blocking Pipeline’s Path
Cody Hall of Red Warrior Camp told Democracy Now! that behind the line of police, the Dakota Access pipeline company is carrying out construction with cranes and bulldozers on the sacred tribal burial site where on September 3, unlicensed Dakota Access security guards unleashed dogs and pepper spray against Native Americans.

10-27-16 ~ Confused about Dakota Access controversy? This primer will get you up to speed
Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline has prompted the largest gathering of Native Americans in decades while also attracting attention from celebrities, presidential candidates and the United Nations.

10-27-16 ~ Confused about Dakota Access controversy? This primer will get you up to speed
Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline has prompted the largest gathering of Native Americans in decades while also attracting attention from celebrities, presidential candidates and the United Nations.

10-27-16 ~ SECTION 3: THE TREATIES OF FORT LARAMIE, 1851 & 1868
From the earliest days of the United States, the federal government had not known what to do about Indian tribes. Finally, in 1831, in a case titled Cherokee Nation vs Georgia, the Supreme Court decided that Indian tribes were not foreign nations and were not states. Indian tribes were described as “domestic dependent nations.” As nations, Indian tribes were not subject to the laws of states. However, the Constitution of the United States did not provide any guidelines for dealing with another nation within the boundaries of the United States. This ruling also meant that Indians were not citizens of the United States.

10-26-16 Onondaga Nation lawyer heads to Standing Rock to help protesters
Onondaga Nation Lawyer Joe Heath is headed to North Dakota today to provide legal services to the protestors against the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation.

10-26-16 ~ Militarized Police Presence at Standing Rock
Outrageous unprecedented militarized police presence at Standing Rock has taken a turn for the worse. Hundreds of police have surrounded the front lines camp, road blockades have popped up everywhere, and water protectors are currently surrounded by militarized darth vader like cop goons.

10-26-16 ~ New DAPL protest camp escalates tension between law enforcement, demonstrators
The Morton County Sheriff’s Office and others in law enforcement met with activists Wednesday morning to discuss the evacuation of the new campsite and the barrier that’s been built across Highway 1806.

Former Vice President Al Gore released a strongly worded statement in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.

10-26-16 ~ Wyoming sends troopers to North Dakota pipeline protest
Wyoming has sent six highway patrol troopers to North Dakota to help authorities deal with Indian protesters demonstrating against the construction of an oil pipeline, prompting objections Tuesday from some Wyoming Indian leaders.

10-26-16 ~ Protesters stand firm as negotiations with law enforcement fail
Negotiations between Dakota Access Pipeline protesters and law enforcement broke down Wednesday morning, leading to a long and tense day of anticipation over whether police would raid the new camp, which its denizens are calling a “no-surrender line.”

10-26-16 ~ Rev. Jesse Jackson, Al Gore support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to Dakota Access Pipeline
The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he is going to North Dakota to join the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.Jackson says Native Americans who oppose the pipeline have a “moral claim to be heard” and that their burial grounds “must be honored.”

10-26-16 ~ Mark Ruffalo in Standing Rock; Leo DiCaprio, Jesse Jackson Head to Standing Rock
Actor Mark Ruffalo arrived in North Dakota yesterday to show his support of the Standing Rock tribe’s opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. In addition to Ruffalo’s support, actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio says he is on his way to North Dakota. The Reverend Jesse Jackson is in North Dakota today.

10-26-16 ~ Cheyenne River Sioux chairman brings pipeline opposition to meeting with Obama
The stand-off between the Standing Rock Sioux and the Dakota Access pipeline shows no sign of letting up. Indigenous opponents of the four-state, nearly $4 billion dollar pipeline have set up another encampment.

10-26-16 ~ Climate change wars are coming and building walls won’t help, top general warns
The effects of global warming ‘are becoming so severe they hold tremendous conflict potential’ in some areas and the world should prepare for millions of refugees.

10-25-16 ~ North Dakota failed to inform the public of 100s of oil spills over last two years
North Dakota, which ranks second in the US in terms of oil production, endured almost 300 oil spills in under two years and yet managed to avoid reporting a single one of them to the public, according to a new report.

10-25-16 ~ Dakota Access dog handlers weren’t licensed to work security
Dog handlers who provided security for Dakota Access LLC during a Sept. 3 clash with protesters were not properly licensed to provide security in North Dakota, a Morton County investigation found.

10-25-16 ~ Inside the Apache fight against development that inspired Standing Rock
“I’ve never seen this place without water,” he said. “We used to swim in here. This has always been a pond. Where is the stream? Did they reroute this? What did they do?”

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Chairman Harold Frazier met with President Obama at a round table event held in Los Angeles today at a private home in Beverly Hills.

10-25-16 ~ WAR CRIME: Morton County Engaged in Torture – Hooded Water Protector
Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier displayed proof that law enforcement is engaged in torture at Standing Rock. US Army Field Manuals 2.22-3 Human Intelligence Collector Operations and Counterinsurgency FM3-4 “No person in the custody or under the control of DOD, regardless of nationality or physical location shall be subject to torture or cruel inhumane treatment or punishment as defined by US law.

10-25-16 ~ Former Vice President Supports Standing Rock Tribe
Former Vice President Al Gore says he supports the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

10-25-16 ~ Dakota Access says trespassers will be ‘removed from the land’ as law officers mobilize
A law enforcement staging area had grown considerably from the day before, with several buses and National Guard Humvees parked among military-style tents and emergency trailers. Officers from at least six states have answered Morton County’s call for help in dealing with protest activities that started 11 weeks ago.

10-25-16 ~ As Natives Declare Treaty Rights, Police Admit Defeat — Cite Lack of ‘Manpower’ to Remove DAPL Protesters
Authorities in North Dakota may be feeling the heat from the international attention the Dakota Access Pipeline is getting. They’re now saying they lack the manpower to remove the encampment of protesters located on federal land near the controversial pipeline. The announcement may signal a softening of the treatment the protesters, up until now, have been receiving.

10-25-16 ~ Crow Creek Rescinds Contact With The State
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is rescinding any and all contact with the State of South Dakota. Tribal officials say they’re not happy the state is offering aid to North Dakota law enforcement at a pipeline blockade near the Missouri River.

10-25-16 ~ Dept. of Justice says Lake Oahe DAPL permit is on hold while addressing Standing Rock Sioux Tribe issues
The Dept. of Justice has reiterated that the Army will not issue a permit for the Dakota Access to cross Lake Oahe while they examine the issues raised by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

10-25-16 ~ Amy Goodman on Why the North Dakota Pipeline Standoff Is Only Getting Worse
If it’s possible in this oversaturated age for a mass-protest movement to fly under the radar, the battle over the building of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline certainly qualifies.

10-25-16 ~ Morton County Engaged in Torture – Hooded Water Protector
Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier displayed proof that law enforcement engaged in torture at Standing Rock. The photo was posted by the Sheriff’s Dept. is at the site of Standing Rock.

10-25-16 ~ Report: Dakota Access dog handlers weren’t licensed to work security
The dog handlers who provided security for Dakota Access LLC during a Sept. 3 clash with protesters were not properly licensed to provide security in North Dakota, a Morton County investigation found.

10-25-16 ~ Video’s #NoDAPL – Oct. 1-15, 2016

10-24-16 ~ Morton County Sheriff News Release – Unlawful Protest Activities Call For Additional Law Enforcement Resources
Unlawful tactics call for additional resources. Six states are providing support to Morton County in responding to the illegal acts by those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Other details outlining the escalated illegal behavior by protesters is outlined in release here

10-24-16 ~ Morton County law enforcement re-establishes blockade, calls for reinforcements
Rudy TwoMoon ~ That’s freaking hilarious!!! Gotta see it, this is what a coward does when they are truly afraid. This is actually awesome because those who are there are collecting evidence and making sure it gets out…. these cowards are gonna be busted by the public aka, the sheep. This helps us way more than harms us. That’s a promise!!!

10-24-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chair: Obama’s Legacy Rests on Whether He Stops Dakota Access Pipeline
Federal appeals court recently rejected a bid by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to permanently halt construction on part of the Dakota Access pipeline, paving the way for the Dakota Access company to resume construction on private lands adjacent to Lake Oahe on the Missouri River.

10-24-16 ~ Protesters move camp to Dakota Access property, claiming it as treaty land
Water protectors took back unceded territory affirmed in the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie as sovereign land under the control of the Oceti Sakowin, erecting a front line camp of several structures and teepees on Dakota Access property.

North Dakota police arrested 83 protestors near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. American Indian Nations are against the construction of a four-state oil pipeline that would occur under the Missouri River, which is the water source for 17 million people.

10-24-16 ~ DAPL Crackdown Continues With Rubber Bullets and Mace As Water Protectors Form New Front Line
Today, the Oceti Sakowin has enacted eminent domain on DAPL lands, claiming 1851 treaty rights,” said Mekasi Camp-Horinek, an Oceti Sakowin camp coordinator.

10-24-16 ~ Clashes, arrests and fears — North Dakota pipeline protest at a boiling point
Native peoples from across the United States and Canada, and as far away as Central America and Norway, along with thousands of nonnative supporters, have flocked to a series of encampments along the Cannonball River.

10-24-16 ~ Celebrities Join Hundreds of Protesters in Los Angeles Rallying Against Climate Change
Mark Ruffalo, Susan Sarandon and Shailene Woodley were among the more than 800 people who attended the rally

10-24-16 ~ N.D. Pipeline Protest Expands To Private Land
“North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem has asked the company to explain its purchase of the ranch and how it complies with the state’s Depression-era anti-corporate farming law.
The company said it would transfer ownership of the land or use it “for some other use” THAT COMPLIES WITH STATE LAW AFTER THE PIPELINE IS BUILT.”

10-24-16 ~ Minnesota woman delivers comfort pies to Standing Rock protesters
Rose Mcgee founded Sweet Potato Comfort Pie in 2014, after watching protests in Ferguson, Missouri on the news. “So I went in the kitchen and started making sweet potato pie.”Her latest peace offering came this past weekend as she paired up with the Circle of Grandmothers out of Nebraska to hand out 41 pies in Standing Rock North Dakota.

10-24-16 ~ Cops Mass Arrest and Brutally Pepper Spray 83 Native Americans Who Were Praying For An End To The ILLEGAL Dakota Access Pipeline
The Morton County Sheriff’s department is engaging in strip searches and false imprisonment of Native American men and women, who are jailed without credible charges. The owner of the land where the Camp of the Sacred Stones Camp is located, said her daughter was arrested without cause, while traveling in a car away from the area, strip searched and jailed naked.

10-24-16 ~ Standing Rock: Police Arrest 120+ Water Protectors as Dakota Access Speeds Up Pipeline Construction
Organizers also say police discharged rubber bullets to shoot down drones the water protectors were using to document the police activity. In response to Saturday’s protest, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said, quote, “Today’s situation clearly illustrates what we have been saying for weeks, that this protest is not peaceful or lawful.

10-23-16 ~ Hundreds in Los Angeles protest climate change, North Dakota pipeline
Hundreds of people gathered in Los Angeles on Sunday to protest against climate change and show support for activists demonstrating against the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota.

10-23-16 ~ Police beat water protectors with batons, pepper spray them during prayer
he Morton County Sheriff and police carried out a brutal attack on Native Americans as they gathered for prayer today. Native Americans and supporters defending the water of the Missouri River from the Dakota Access Pipeline were beaten with batons by police, pepper sprayed and thrown to the ground.

Hundreds of water protectors from different nations were met with violence by militarized police in riot gear, and approximately 141 were arrested. Four protectors locked themselves to a disabled car at an active construction site, stopping construction for approximately 7 hours.

The state has been an ally instead of a referee. Helping to craft a regulatory approach that avoided regulation. There is this crazy notion that the company did everything it was supposed to do so leave them alone. It’s so much more efficient to be governed by official winks instead of an Environmental Impact Statement.

Water protectors took back unceded territory affirmed in the 1851 Treaty of Ft. Laramie as sovereign land under the control of the Oceti Sakowin, erecting a frontline camp of several structures and tipis on Dakota Access property, just east of ND state highway 1806.

10-22-16 ~ North Dakota Police ‘Out Of Control’ In Crackdown On Dakota Access Pipeline Protests
Police have beaten, harassed, and strip-searched activists and even confiscated sacred Native American drums, a civil liberties group reports.

10-22-16 ~ Police release more information regarding Saturday’s DAPL protest
More than 80 protesters were arrested Saturday in Morton County. Morton County Sheriff’s Office estimates 300 protesters marched north on Highway 1806 and then three miles west onto private property where they were met by a line of law enforcement officers who stood between protesters and construction equipment.

10-22-16 ~ Water Protectors Running, Surrounded, Sprayed, Arrested
Peaceful, prayerful Water Protectors being beaten with batons and sprayed

Just before dawn, hundreds of people, including many families, gathered and prepared to march toward the Dakota Access pipeline construction site near Standing Rock, North Dakota. Native American organizers lit sage and prayed for protection from police brutality before setting off on the 8-mile trek.

10-21-16 The veins of America: Stunning map shows every river basin in the US
A stunning new map shows the complex network of rivers and streams in the contiguous United States.

10-21-16 ~ The veins of America: Stunning map shows every river basin in the US
A stunning new map shows the complex network of rivers and streams in the contiguous United States.

10-20-16 ~ In Standing Rock, The Cops Are Out of Control
Countless stories of police misconduct occurring at or around the Standing Rock Camps. Actually, “misconduct” makes the actions of the police sound far more sanitized and civil than they actually are. The actions of police against the land and water protectors at Standing Rock are depraved, abusive, and disgraceful.

10-20-16 ~ Pipeline Expansion Means Increased Violence Against Tribal Women
The reality is that these sorts of extractive industries bring profits to a limited few, and the true cost rests on the shoulders of those who live next to the extraction.

10-20-16 ~ The Agency Designed to Protect Civilians From the Police Actually Protects Police From Civilians
On September 16, 1992, 10,000 protesters descended on City Hall. They blocked traffic for the better part of an hour, climbing over cars, buses, and police barricades. Some were violent and inebriated, and a few physically assaulted members of the press, as others hurled racist epithets at New York’s first African-American mayor, David Dinkins. They eventually burst through barricades into the City Hall parking lot, much to the indifference of the 300 uniformed police officers there to oversee the demonstration. The protesters were off-duty cops.

10-19-16 ~DOJ Told U.S. Attorney To ‘Stand Down’ On ND Pipeline Protests
Attorney General Loretta Lynch refused to meet with National Sheriff’s Association (NSA) Executive Director Jonathan Thompson about the law enforcement issues facing communities in North Dakota as a result of protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the DOJ wants the ND U.S. Attorney to stay away from the situation.

10-19-15 ~ North Dakota oil well spewing after weekend blowout
A North Dakota oil well owned by Oasis Petroleum Inc blew out over the weekend and has yet to be capped, leaking more than 67,000 gallons of crude so far and endangering a tributary of the Missouri River.

10-19-16 ~ Someone Set $2 Million in Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Equipment on Fire
For the second time in recent months, someone or some group has set fire to construction equipment at the Dakota Access Pipeline site in Reasnor, Iowa. The incident, which damaged an estimated $2 million in equipment, is being treated as arson. It’s unclear who set the fire, and there are currently no suspects identified.

10-19-16 ~ Death of farmer checking on anhydrous ammonia leak leaves Decatur-Tekamah area shaken
Landowners who were evacuated pending pipeline repair and air quality readings.

10-17-16 ~ Report from Standing Rock: 100+ Militarized Police Deployed Against Native American Water Protectors
One person reportedly delayed work for up to six hours by locking to an excavator. At least 14 people were arrested. Democracy Now! began covering the action just after dawn, from the main resistance camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

10-17-16 ~ North American Pipeline Project Roundup
The following oil and gas pipeline projects have been announced. Projects are in order of most recent approximate starting date. All projects are for 2016 unless noted.

10-17-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chair: Obama’s Legacy Rests on Whether He Stops Dakota Access Pipeline
A federal appeals court recently rejected a bid by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to permanently halt construction on part of the Dakota Access pipeline, paving the way for the Dakota Access company to resume construction on private lands adjacent to Lake Oahe on the Missouri River.

10-17-16 ~ Sheriff: Dakota Access Construction Equipment Set Ablaze In Iowa. Dakota Access suffered about $2 million in damages.
Dakota Access said in an emailed statement it “experienced the intentional burning of construction equipment by unknown individuals. These illegal actions have resulted in millions of dollars in damage.”

10-17-16 ~ Judge Rejects “Riot” Charges Against Amy Goodman in North Dakota
District Judge John Grinsteiner did not find probable cause to justify the charges filed on Friday October 14 by State’s Attorney Ladd R Erickson. Those charges were presented after Erickson had withdrawn an earlier charge against Goodman of criminal trespass. Goodman had returned to North Dakota to turn herself in to the trespassing charge.

10-17-16 ~ Amy Goodman ‘rioting’ charges rejected by judge after filming attack on Native American protesters
A North Dakota judge rejected riot charges against award-winning journalist Amy Goodman after she filmed an attack on Native American anti-pipeline protesters.

10-17-16 ~ Standing Rock Pipeline Fight Draws Hundreds to North Dakota Plains
They have come by the hundreds to protest construction of the 1,172-mile Dakota Access oil pipeline, which would run within a half-mile of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation and cross beneath the Missouri River. Opponents say the pipeline will adversely impact drinking water and disturb sacred tribal sites.

10-17-16 ~ Judge Rejects Proposed Riot Charges Against Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman
A judge has refused to sign off on proposed riot charges against Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman. In September, Goodman and her crew filmed an ongoing protest by thousands of American Indian activists against a planned North Dakota pipeline. A prosecutor first charged Goodman with criminal trespass, then attempted to upgrade the charges to participating in a riot.

10-17-16 ~ ‘Riot’ Charge Dropped Against Amy Goodman For Covering Pipeline Protest
Criminal charges against “Democracy Now” radio host Amy Goodman were dropped Monday in North Dakota. Prosecutors had charged her with participating in a riot while she covered a protest against the construction of an oil pipeline there last month.

10-13-16 ~ Documentary Filmmaker Faces Up to 45 Years in Prison for Covering Pipeline Protest
Now here is the really bad news and this is why we need you to act right now. This afternoon she was escorted to the courthouse where she was charged with 3 Class A and C felony charges that carry 45 years maximum sentences combines. She has been charged with 2 Class A Felony Charges and 1 Class C Felony Charge; Conspiracy to theft of property, Conspiracy to theft of services, Conspiracy to tampering with or damaging a public service.”

10-13-16 ~ Journalist Amy Goodman Shouldn’t Be Arrested for Covering Dakota Pipeline Story
Filming the protests in North Dakota that day was a crew from Democracy Now! The show’s award-winning anchorwoman Amy Goodman conducted interviews during the protests and covered the dog attacks as they unfolded. The show’s subsequent special report about the incident went viral, with more than 14 million people viewing it on Facebook. Amy Goodman was clearly acting as a reporter at the protest. Moreover, she’s as close to the ideal of what it means to be a journalist as one can get in this business.

10-13-16 ~ Sheriff in Wisconsin pulls deputies back from North Dakota pipeline deployment
Deputies from the Dane County Sheriff’s Office in Wisconsin who were sent to North Dakota this week to aid police efforts at a contested pipeline site will return by Sunday and will not be replaced, as earlier planned, Sheriff Dave Mahoney said.

10-11-16 ~ Shailene Woodley Released From Jail After Protesting Dakota Access Pipeline
The Divergent star was charged with criminal trespass and “engaging in a riot during a protest at a construction site that involved about 300 people,” which are both misdemeanors and punishable by up to 30 days in jail along with a $1,500 fine.

10-10-16 ~ Army Corps won’t yet allow Dallas firm to resume Dakota Access work
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers won’t yet authorize construction of the $3.8 billion, four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline on federal land in southern North Dakota.

10-10-16 ~ Four Water Protectors Crawl Inside Pipe to Stop Construction of Spectra Energy’s AIM Pipeline
7 am Indigenous People’s Day, four water protectors crawled inside lengths of pipeline along the Hudson River to stop Spectra Energy from dragging its 42-inch diameter, high pressure, fracked-methane gas pipeline under the Hudson River alongside the aging and failing Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant.

10-10-16 ~ Actress Shailene Woodley films own arrest
US actress Shailene Woodley has been taken into custody with 27 other people during a protest at an oil pipeline construction site in North Dakota.

10-10-16 ~ Shailene Woodley Broadcasts Her Trespassing Arrest on Facebook Live
Woodley recorded more than two hours of footage that was shared on Facebook, showing herself among a crowd of people picketing and chanting. Every once in a while she would turn the camera around on herself to address viewers. “This is America — America,” she says sadly. “And look what we’re faced with when we’re trying to protect clean water.”

10-10-16 ~ Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Allowed To Resume Near North Dakota Tribe
“Although the Tribe has not met the narrow and stringent standard governing this extraordinary form of relief, we recognize Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act was intended to mediate precisely the disparate perspectives in a case such as this one,” the order said. “We can only hope the spirit of Section 106 may prevail.”

10-10-16 ~ Yavapai-Apache Nation News: Hopi boy runs from Arizona to Standing Rock
A 15-year-old Hopi boy who has convictions about protecting other living things from the dangers of pollution. Meet Riley Ortega, a Hopi Spider clan long distance runner who has every intention of running from Flagstaff, Arizona to Cannonball, North Dakota, near the Standing Rock Nation. His parents, Lori and Erin Ortega fully support their son’s run to North Dakota.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is not backing down from this fight,” said Dave Archambault II, Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. “We are guided by prayer, and we will continue to fight for our people. We will not rest until our lands, people, waters and sacred places are permanently protected from this destructive pipeline. “This ruling puts 17 million people who rely on the Missouri River at serious risk.”

10-8-16 ~ Video’s #NoDAPL – Sept. 2016

10-7-16 ~ Pipeline protest now a city of 4,000 with a growing infrastructure
As several of us from Chicago approached the camp here that is known now around the world we saw the flags of many Native tribes, tents, tepees, makeshift buildings, horses and motor vehicles spread across a valley near where the Missouri and Cannonball Rivers come together.

10-6-16 ~ DAPL Corporation Furious After New Pipeline Permit REJECTED
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to put on hold a permit request from Enbridge Energy Partners for 18 Line 5 pipeline anchors in the Straits of Mackinac.

10-6-16 ~ Deputies from other states may be called to pipeline protests
his strategy will include increasing patrols and sending deputies out to talk to farmers and ranchers who have reported trespassing on their property and feeling intimidated and threatened. “These fears are real,”

10-5-16 ~ Feds Shoot Down Furious North Dakota Cops and DAPL Corp, Telling Them There Are No Grounds To Evict Growing Pipeline Protest Camp
Federal officials say they will not evict the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires camp, due to free speech reasons, even though it’s on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land near the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers that many Native Americans believe is still rightfully owned by the Standing Rock Sioux under a nearly 150-year-old treaty.

10-4-16 ~ In Case You Were Wondering, Donald Trump Has Multiple Ties to the Dakota Access Pipeline
Trump and one of his top energy advisers stand to personally profit from the disastrous pipeline project.

10-4-16 ~ North Dakota Governor Dalrymple’s Email Inbox Full of Support for #NoDAPL
Almost every single email we reviewed expresses concern and outrage about North Dakota’s actions regarding resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). “This pipeline is a disaster waiting to happen, just like what’s happening in South Dakota right now with the pipeline rupture.”

10-4-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribe ends Relationships with Financial Institutions that Support Dakota Access Pipeline
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has passed a resolution, Council Resolution 591-16, that will, “end its financial relationships with banks, mutual funds, security companies or other financial entities that invest in, or otherwise financially support any aspect of the Dakota Access Pipeline. This action will end more than two decades of banking with Wells Fargo.”

10-3-16 ~ Amnesty International to Morton County Sheriff: Investigate Use of Force Against Protectors at DAPL
water protectors trying to stop the bulldozing of sacred sites to make way for the Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Missouri and Cannonball rivers were met with pepper spray and vicious dogs.

10-3-16 ~ Helicopter Allegedly Hired by North Dakota Authorities Found Flying in Violation of FAA Rules
One of the helicopters, flying on behalf of local law enforcement and flying at low altitudes over the heavily populated main Oceti Sakowin encampment, has been found to have been flying with registration numbers that have been altered in order to disguise the identity of its registered owners. What appeared to be “N10767” was in fact an altered version of “N16757.” Flying with false registration is a serious violation of FAA regulations. Section 49 of the U.S. Code states that anyone “ who knowingly and willfully displays or causes to be displayed on an aircraft a mark that is false or misleading about the nationality or registration of the aircraft” shall be “fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than 3 years, or both.”

10-3-16 ~ WORLD NEWS: U.S. Government Just Declared WAR On Native Americans, State Gives Cops the Green Light To Shoot DAPL Protesters On Sight
While Trump is busy targeting Mexicans and Muslims, his new adviser and current governor of North Dakota has just given the green light to “shoot on sight” Indigenous tribes that are peacefully protesting against the Dakota Access pipeline

10-3-16 ~ Feds Shoot Down Furious North Dakota Cops and DAPL Corp, Telling Them There Are No Grounds To Evict Growing Pipeline Protest Camp
Federal officials say they will not evict the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires camp, due to free speech reasons, even though it’s on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land near the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers that many Native Americans believe is still rightfully owned by the Standing Rock Sioux under a nearly 150-year-old treaty.

10-3-16 ~ 32 Arrested After 200 Iowa #NoDAPL Protesters Dismantle Security Fence in Bid to Disrupt Pipeline Drilling
An indigenous delegation from the Sacred Stone Camp at Standing Rock joined family farmers, students, and everyday Iowans on the banks of the Mississippi River Saturday

The Dakota Access Pipeline has exposed a harsh reality many were unaware of or attempted to ignore: U.S. oil interest and government co-conspirators will bulldoze over any and all obstacles standing in their way of collecting billions from exploiting fossil fuels.

A new website created by the Dakota Access Pipeline slicksters is the PRODAPL.COM website. This slanted and biased “news” page pushes pro pipeline and anti-Native propaganda in a very unabashed manner. To do this, they employ a propaganda technique called Card Stacking. Card stacking is a propaganda technique that seeks to manipulate audience perception of an issue by emphasizing one side and repressing another. Such emphasis may be achieved through media bias or the use of one-sided testimonials, or by simply censoring the voices of critics. This propaganda technique does not provide all of the information necessary for the reader to make an informed decision. It uses arguments that support their position, but ignores or even denies the arguments against. Card stacking, or selective omission, is one of the seven techniques identified by the IPA, or Institute for Propaganda Analysis. It involves only presenting information that is positive to an idea or proposal and omitting information contrary to it. Card stacking is used in almost all forms of propaganda, and is extremely effective in convincing the public – especially those who are looking for information to support their personal prejudices. The best way to deal with card stacking is to get more information.

10-1-16 ~ Citing Environmental Risks, Scientists Back Tribes in Dakota Access Fight
Close to 100 scientists have signed onto a letter decrying “inadequate environmental and cultural impact assessments” for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), and calling for a halt to construction until such tests have been carried out as requested by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

10-1-16 ~ Witnessing History: Thank You, DAPL
Suddenly out of one more story of purely tainted dealings with the federal government comes a beautiful happening of pride and resolve.Not only by Indians but typical Americans that understand the difference between right and wrong, good and evil.

9-30-16 ~ Tribe denied request for state emergency aid
The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services declined a request from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe for aid from the North Dakota Department of Health at the site of one of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps.

9-30-16 ~ Montanans trek to Dakota to fight pipeline
Cannon Ball, N.D. — The serene and prayer-filled camp near the confluence of the Missouri and Cannon Ball rivers on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has drawn thousands of Native Americans like Lois Red Elk of Wolf Point.

9-30-16 ~ Amnesty International to Morton County Sheriff: Halt dog attacks, armored vehicles, police assault weapons
On 3 September, protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline construction moved on to private property in response to the potential destruction of land that was earlier marked as containing burial grounds and sacred sites for the local Native American tribes.

9-30-16 ~ Oil CEO Says Bribing Native Americans Will Stop Dakota Protests
The CEO of North Dakota’s biggest oil company said that simply paying off native communities with oil related work would defuse the ongoing standoff against the US$3.7 billion Dakota Access pipeline. Native American communities say that economics are not a factor faced with the irreparable damage.

9-29-16 ~ How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline
Here are CEO names, emails, and phone numbers—because banks have choices when it comes to what projects they give loans to.

9-29-16 ~ Lawyer’s View: Recent Days at Standing Rock
I am a civil rights lawyer, just back from my second stay at the Standing Rock Camp where I am part of the Camp’s legal team — the Red Owl Collective assembled by the National Lawyers Guild. We are pro bono attorneys and legal workers seeking to maintain a regular presence in the camp.

9-29 -16 ~ How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline
The Dakota Access pipeline is funded directly by 17 banks, many of which—Citibank, Wells Fargo—are ones you’ve probably heard of or do business with.

9-28-16 ~ Military-Style Raid Ends Native Prayer Against Dakota Pipeline
North Dakota police with military-style equipment surrounded Native Americans gathered in prayer against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on Wednesday, disrupting their plan to cross sacred and treaty-protected land in protest of a project they fear will destroy their livelihood.

9-28-16 ~ ND authorities deploy armed personnel with shotguns and assault rifles, military vehicles, and Crop Dusters spray tear gas on peaceful Water Protectors gathered in prayer.

9-28-16 ~ Surrounded by Police
Police loaded shotguns, dropped tear gas or chemical substance, on water protectors. Armored vehicle on site. Excessive force by police as 21 water protectors arrested today.

9-28-16 ~ Life in the Native American oil protest camps
An Indian reservation in North Dakota is the site of the largest gathering of Native Americans in more than 100 years. Indigenous people from across the US are living in camps on the Standing Rock reservation as they protest the construction of a new oil pipeline.

9-28-16 ~ UN Experts Validate Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline
United Nations Expert, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released a statement yesterday calling upon the United States to immediately halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, in recognition of dire and direct threats to the drinking water, burial grounds and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux people.

9-28-16 ~ Standing Firm at Standing Rock: Why the Struggle is Bigger Than One Pipeline
The people of the Oceti Sakowin and Sacred Stone camps were preparing for another challenge: a North Dakota winter. Already at night, the temperature drops to 40 degrees Fahrenheit; deliveries of blankets and warm clothing were constant, as was the chopping of wood for fires and discussion of what kinds of structures would allow the camps to stay in place through the bitter cold months ahead.

9-28-16 ~ Water Protectors Stand Firm
Benjamin Conrad, 20, only brings out his grandfather’s war bonnet for special occasions. Today was such a day.

9-27-16 ~ Oil Company Lied About Safety of DAPL – Report Exposes Thousands of Spills in Last 6 Years Alone
In securing the route for their 30-inch pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners has stolen land from private landowners through eminent domain, bulldozed their way through ancient Native American burial grounds, put hundreds of waterbodies at risk and is threatening the Missouri River water source of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

9-27-16 ~ Breaking Action: Standing Rock ‘NO DAPL’
Standing Rock water protectors moved in mass today, by the hundreds, and halted construction at multiple sites of Dakota Access Pipeline, where work was supposed to be halted. ‘The roads were blocked — the eagle guided us,” said one of the Lakota women, among hundreds who rushed to the sites to halt construction today. Pipeline workers fled as water protectors arrived. Police arrived in riot gear with a sound canon, acoustic weapon, which has not been used as of now. “We are going to come back every day until we shut this pipeline down,” said one of the Lakota men protecting the land, water and air for future generations. “As long as they’re not working — we’re winning my Relatives,” he said, with thanks to the Horse Nation for being here, on Treaty land.

9-27-16 ~ Oil Company Lied About Safety of DAPL – Report Exposes Thousands of Spills in Last 6 Years Alone
Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has demonstrated to the world how U.S. oil interests and government co-conspirators will let nothing stand in their way to reap billions from the continued exploitation of fossil fuels.

9-26-16 ~ Two Men Packed a Power-Filled Gift for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Isaac and Yazzie, solar energy business partners, accepted the challenge without hesitation and resolved to build a 20-foot trailer and gift their own solar unit to the camp.

9-26-16 ~ How You Can Help Standing Rock #NoDAPL
Water is sacred, it gives life to everything and without water there is no life. Non-violent direct action Water Protectors have tried to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (aka DAPL), which will traverse four states.

The team went to Standing Rock more than a week ago hoping to hold medical clinics as protestors prepare for winter and the onset of cold and flu season, deliver supplies, and possibly help establish a reliable source of clean drinking water.

9-25-16 ~ Contractor Behind Positive Dakota Access Pipeline Environmental Assessment Was Working on Connecting Pipeline For Same Company
In 2014, Energy Transfer hired Perennial, a Houston-based environmental consultancy, to perform the Environmental Assessment (EA) for its then-proposed Dakota Access Pipeline, a four-state project that will carry crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken region to Illinois.

9-22-16 ~ UN human rights expert calls on US to halt construction of North Dakota oil pipeline
A United Nations human rights experts today called on the United States to halt the construction of an oil pipeline in the state of North Dakota, citing significant risks to the drinking water of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the potential destruction of their burial grounds and sacred sites.

9-22-16 ~ First Nations across North America sign treaty alliance against the oilsands
The thunderous pounding of Indigenous drums echoed in the air on Thursday as more than 50 Indigenous nations across North America rallied together to sign a historic, pan-continental treaty alliance against oilsands expansion in their traditional territory.

9-22-16 ~ With Attention on Dakota, Obama Quietly Approves Two New Pipelines
While the U.S. Department of Justice temporarily halted construction of a section of the Dakota Access Pipeline, two other pipelines are moving forward.

9-22-16 ~ A Strategy to Stop the Funding Behind the Dakota Access Pipeline
A key pipeline loan is still pending, and banks can be vulnerable to public pressure. We can fight alongside the Standing Rock Sioux at any one of 38 banks.

9-21-16 ~ Shailene Woodley Supports NoDAPL on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Myers
Actress and activist Shailene Woodley appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers on Thursday to discuss her newest movie,Snowden. During her interview and seated alongside former Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, Woodley took several minutes out to discuss how Hillary Clinton could win millennial votes by supporting Native American rights, specifically in relation to the efforts to stop the Dakota Access pipeline.

9-20-16 ~ The growing indigenous spiritual movement that could save the planet
“We are not here to be anything but peaceful, but we are here,” Case told ThinkProgress, describing the moment she linked arms with fellow demonstrators and stared down rows of police in Bismarck. “We will stand here in our tribal names in respect and honor.”

9-20-16 ~ Obama Approved 2 Pipelines to Mexico Amid Dakota Access Pipeline Protests
At the same time the pipeline and protests surrounding it were galvanizing an international swell of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its Sacred Stone Camp, another federal move on two key pipelines has flown under the radar.

9-20-16 ~ How Did an Ohio Kennel Get Involved in Dakota Access Pipeline Security?
An Ohio kennel made headlines earlier this month when a truck bearing its name and logo was photographed at the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

Lee Miller made the 650-plus trip from the Menominee Indian Reservation in Wisconsin to the Oceti Sakowin encampment near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation late last week with a truckload of firewood.

9-18-18 ~ Non-violence Training Teaches White Paternalism at Camp Standing Rock
What the white man seeks to destroy and what the non-profit industrial complex is financed to carry out: the destruction of the Indigenous Warrior culture. This is not news to native people, however, this reality is all but lost on today’s white “left”. [Further reading: Part II of an Investigative Report into Tar Sands Action & the Paralysis of a Movement.

A photo posted by Tyler Eldridge on Facebook on Thursday is going viral. It suggests the photo is of the crowd at the Sacred Stone encampment at Standing Rock. The photo suggests the media is not properly covering the #NoDAPL demonstration at Standing Rock.

9-16-16 ~ U.S. Army Corps of Engineers grants Special Use Permit to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Omaha District Commander, Col. John W. Henderson, informed Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II, that the Tribe’s Spiritual gathering, located south of the Cannonball River, has been granted a Special Use Permit, which allows the Tribe to gather to engage in a lawful free speech demonstration on Federal lands designated in the permit.

9-15-16 Rudy TwoMoon ~ I don’t think a lot of people understand the secret message here! We have tribes traveling from all over the planet! Think about it, this is the most sacred spot on the earth at this time! They may have attacked the buried ancestors, but look what the people have created! All we need are indigenous people from colonized Africa, colonized Russia and colonized Basque areas…. we literally have the planet standing together against a few shiny badges with guns. This is just too big… this is living symbolism… this is the New World without the Order. This is the planet standing against colonization! You sure do live in exciting times folks. Support your local protectors!

9-16-16 ~ Tribes across North America converge at Standing Rock, hoping to be heard
The Department of Justice blocked construction on part of the $4 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, the very pipeline that brought these thousands of protesters here to rural North Dakota. But celebration soon turned to suspicion. That’s because work on the pipeline hasn’t fully stopped. In areas outside of federal jurisdiction, construction continues, as do efforts to block it.

9-16-16 ~ Demonstrators turn North Dakota protest site into sprawling community
Tribal flags, horses, tents, hand-built shelters and teepees dominate one of the biggest, newest communities in North Dakota

9-14-16 ~ National Guard Begins Arresting Pipeline Protestors At Gunpoint
The National Guard has now been called in to get rid of the people who simply want to protect our drinking water. Armed to the teeth, these Guard members are arresting people by the truckload to allow corporations to have unfettered access to our natural resources.

9-14-16 ~ North Dakota’s Governor Declared a State of Emergency to Deal With Peaceful Oil Pipeline Protesters. We Call It a State of Emergency for Civil Rights.
200 or so tribes that are protesting the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline have not united together for more than 150 years. Several thousand indigenous people from across the county have journeyed to a little-known pasture on the prairie just miles from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation — where the oil pipeline is slated to cross the Missouri River

9-14-16 ~ Felony Charges Pursued in DAPL Protest Activities
Mandan, ND – Morton County authorities are investigating multiple protest activities in an area north of Almont that occurred Wednesday morning, September 14th .

9-14-16 ~ Federal Police Making Mass Arrests at Dakota Pipeline After Issuing Warrants for Arrest Against Journalist
Militarized police backed by National Guard personnel are intimidating protestors with armed police dressed in riot gear making mass arrests including about 20 journalists, medics and protestors.

9-14-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Brings Pipeline Protest To The White House
Just hours after 22 more people were arrested for protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota on Tuesday, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe brought its battle against the pipeline to the White House.

9-13-16 ~ Seattle City Council Demands That North Dakota Drop All Charges Against Activists and Journalists at Standing Rock
Tribal leaders who visited the council meeting from as far away as Alaska spoke about the importance—and universality—of expressing solidarity with what has become a national movement.

9-13-16 ~North Dakota Police Arrest Seattle Activist, 21 Others, at Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Site
Morton County and North Dakota Highway Patrol officers have arrested 22 people this afternoon at a Dakota Access Pipeline construction site, where two activists have locked themselves to construction equipment. One of the activists locked to equipment is Carlo Voli, an environmental activist with 350 Seattle.

9-13-16 ~ North Dakota’s Governor Declared a State of Emergency to Deal With Peaceful Oil Pipeline Protesters. We Call It a State of Emergency for Civil Rights.
There is another kind of history happening here. It’s a history that is all too familiar to indigenous people; it is the shameful cycle of government-sanctioned disregard for the human and civil rights of Native Americans.

9-13-16 ~ North Dakota Landowner Wins Easement Battle Against Oil Company
North Dakota Pipeline Inc., a joint venture of Enbridge Energy Partners, L.P. and Williston Basin Pipe Line LLC., was ordered to abandon an easement on the Botsford’s farmland. In addition the company must reimburse the Botsfords $82,581.25 in attorney and other fees.

9-13-16 ~ Society For American Archeology
Lt. General Todd Semonite Commanding General and Chief of Engineers Headquarters US Army Corp of Engineers

“Soon the parade begins again…all the big shot enviros are looking for their token Indians…this Hunkpapa says to remember this day of infamy…they hate us as well….taken nearly ten years ago, waiting for the right moment…” — Harold One Feather

9-13-16 ~ Protest, Ruling and a Pagan Reaction
Pagan support and involvement has also expanded dramatically, since that report. Donations have been collected by groups like Ár nDraíocht Féin, Solar Cross Temple and more, an active petition was set out by the Reclaiming Tradition and a number of Pagans showed up at the protest to act as witnesses and support the action.

9-12-16 ~ The Standing Rock Sioux Have Been Heard. Now What?
Construction on a part of the Dakota Access Pipeline has been suspended, but protesters aren’t going anywhere.

9-12-16 ~ Neighbors Say North Dakota Pipeline Protests Disrupt Lives and Livelihoods
Where Native Americans see the camp as a scene of prayer and peaceful protests, Mr. Schaaf and other ranchers and residents in the conservative, overwhelmingly white countryside view the protests with a mix of frustration and fear, reflecting the deep cultural divides and racial attitudes in Indian country. “You get 2,000, 3,000 Natives together — is it safe?” He was tired of navigating a police checkpoint if he wanted to drive into Mandan for a pizza. He complained that closings at Lake Oahe had prevented him from boating.

9-12-16 ~ After Dakota pipeline battle, Indigenous people say they share “unprecedented unity”
The totem pole, measuring 22 feet in length, made stops along the way at various Indigenous-led movements against fossil fuel expansion in North America, with the goal of recruiting more partners in the climate change battle, and strengthening alliances between Indigenous tribes, advocacy groups, and community leaders that support the cause.

9-12-16 ~ N.D. Pipeline Protester: ‘It’s About Our Rights As Native People’
The tribe says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should have done a better job consulting with tribal leaders before approving construction. Now the Corps will go back and determine whether it should reconsider any of the conclusions the agency made that led to approving the pipeline.

9-12-16 ~ Standing Rock protests: this is only the beginning
State troopers with batons and riot helmets stood between the mostly young native activists and the North Dakota state capitol.

9-11-16 ~ Members of Native American Tribe Turn Down $267,000 Per Person To Allow Pipeline To Be Built Through Their Land
Malaysian energy giant Petronas and its partners had offered the 3,600-member band a total of $960 million to allow construction of its $30-billion-dollar Pacific NorthWest LNG terminal and Prince Rupert gas pipeline to proceed.

9-10-16 ~ Who’s Banking on the Dakota Access Pipeline?
The Standing Rock Sioux are inspiring the world with their resistance against the pipeline. But it’s not just Big Oil and Gas that they’re opposing.

9-9-16 ~ To understand the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, you need to understand tribal sovereignty
Nonwhite people tend to live with more contaminated air, water, and soil. Too many people tend to think of tribal sovereignty as something that’s allocated, which can be given or taken away depending on the circumstance. But it’s not. The Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s tribal sovereignty, which essentially precedes colonization, is permanent, and it’s recognized (as opposed to granted) by the federal government.

9-9-16 ~ Without Water We Can Not Exist #NoDAPL
The comparison between Standing Rock and the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” when Alabama State Trooper’s unleashed tear gas and attack dogs on Black Voting Rights Activists marching from Selma to Montgomery.

9-9-16 ~ “The World Is No Longer Just Watching, The World Is With US!
I am here to protect the water for the children and all of the unborn, and to protect our ways of life,” saidAmerican Horse. “I came here to let them know that what they’re doing is wrong. This is nonviolent civil disobedience—and this is what it comes down to, and I’m here.”

9-9-16 ~ Without Water We Can Not Exist #NoDAPL

9-9-16 ~ Here’s What It’s Like At The Standing Rock Pipeline Protest In North Dakota
Right about the time the news came in that construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline would be at least temporarily halted, it started to pour. For the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and the thousands who’d amassed to support their fight against Energy Transfer Partners’ plans to run 17,000 gallons of oil per minute within miles of the tribe’s drinking water source.

9-9-16 ~ A History of Native Americans Protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline
“We have not been consulted in an appropriate manner about…the traditional cultural properties, sites, or landscapes vital to our identity and spiritual well-being.”

9-7-16 ~ Oil Pipeline On Native American Reservation In North Dakota Spills 1,000,000 Gallons of Fluid
A million gallons of saltwater and an unknown quantity of crude oil have leaked from a North Dakota pipeline into a creek that feeds the Missouri River.

9-6-16 ~ G4S Admits It Guards Dakota Pipeline as Protesters Get Attacked
G4S is one among several private security companies protecting the pipeline construction, a spokesperson told teleSUR.

9-6-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Calls for Investigation of Dog Attacks on Native American Protesters
Security guards working for the Dakota Access pipeline company attacked Native Americans with dogs and pepper spray as they resisted the $3.8 billion pipeline’s construction on a tribal burial site.

9-4-16 ~ What Dakota Access Destroyed: Standing Rock Former Historic Preservation Officer Explains What Was Lost
This demolition is devastating,” said Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman David Archambault II. “These grounds are the resting places of our ancestors. The ancient cairns and stone prayer rings cannot be replaced. In one day, our sacred land has been turned into hollow ground.

9-3-16 ~ Video’s#NoDAPL – Mar. 24 thru Aug. 31, 2016

9-3-16 ~ Dakota Access Pipeline Protests: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Months-long protests against a multi-billion-dollar oil pipeline have boiled over into tense clashes as snarling dogs were used against protesters, the tribe claims burial grounds were bulldozed, and law enforcement used armored vehicles to force mass arrests.

8-24-16 ~ Taking a Stand at Standing Rock
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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
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!’
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
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.


3-2-16 ~ Why Aren’t More People Talking About the Navajo Nation’s Water Crisis?
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
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
It is unclear whether local police departments will use weaponised devices, even though they are technically legal

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
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…
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.

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
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
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
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
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.

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
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
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
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