Standing Rock ~ Stories from the Frontlines ~ Nov. 14, 2016

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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

11-14-16 Lee Sprague …. When your grandaughter wakes you up at Standing Rock Pipeline Resistance Camp, and she gets that Grandpa lives in a wood fired tipi, with solar power, and we go in the water with wetsuits suits to help people. It all makes sense.
Priceless #michigancanoeteam

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11-14-16 Lee Sprague …. Updated neêds list:
I have an address where I can accept parcels and mail.

Wes Howard
C/O Lee Sprague
110 S. River Rd.
Fort Yates, ND 58538-9998
PO Box 485

We can accept deliveries to Pueblo Camp. It located on NW End of Oceti Sakowin camp. Ask for Lee Sprague or Brad Kallio at Pueblo Camp. We are in the solar powered Tipi, with a smoke stack.

What we need in Standing Rock, in support of our Michigan Canoe Team at Standing Rock.

12 Orànge Coast Guard life jackets
4 life guards throw rings
Space blankets
4 yellow 30qt Sealife water
4 Earth anchors 24″ or longer.
2 -100 foot staticbraided climbing rope
2 -200 foot static braided climbing rope
2-400 to 500 foot long static braided climbing rope.

Trying to buy thế items in North or South Dakota is difficult.

Most of us have our own wet suits, and we purchased some at Play It Again Sports with donations on the Michigan Canoe team. We need more. XL and 2XL wet suits. And Neoprene gloves. XL, XXL, socks and shoes, size 10 and up to 15, and neoprene head gear.

We have water rescue trained people at Standing Rock, we just need more equipment.

In two weeks, when cold weather set in, we will need Dry Suits to continue to be in the water at Standing Rock and help our Water Protectors.

1. We saw the DAPL Security Forces macing our Water Protectors, in the water. That is who we protect.
2. We need 2 Large, 2 Xtra Large and Two Grizzly size NRS Extreme Dry Suits.
3. We will also need 2 Zodiac Boats, motors and trailers, and a twenty by ten vehicle and boat shelter for the winter in Standing Rock.
4. We also need a 20’×40′ foot army tent, or 20’x60′ for our Winter kitchen, Which is curently a summer outdoor kitchen. We have wood burning stoves.
5. We need sturdy industrial shelving, in boxes.
6. We need uniform medium storage totes that can be used to store materials, and be sat on.
7. We need 10 lbs of 3 inch deck screws quick.
8. We need 4×8 half inch plywood, we need 4×8 1 inch inflation panels, we need 4″x4″ posts 8, foot long. We need 2″x4″ 8 foot studs.
9. We need 2 pairs of Night Vision binoculars or monocular with replacement batteries.
10. We need gas masks, and replacement cartridges.
11. We need a 6-8 person ice shanty. Insulated is essential to function.

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Graham Biyáál ran over 1,400 miles from Flagstaff Arizona to Standing Rock No. Dakota with a message. “We are not here as conquerers, but as stewards.”

Graham recounted the Navajo Long Walk and the atrocities that we endured…and he said but this time…it’s different and powerful because we CHOOSE to make this journey to stand here and support and fight.

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11-13-16 ~ Kevin Anderson … I am a retired Tribal Police Officer. My eldest daughter (pictured with me) and I stand with Standing Rock. As a retired law enforcement officer, I am appalled by the actions of the deputies of Morton County and those other agencies that they have imported to assist them. They should be ashamed of their actions. They make me ashamed to admit I was law enforcement.

These “officers” are facing the wrong way and aiding in the commission of crimes. ARPA laws have already been broken with the mechanical assault upon the sacred burial grounds. Tribal treaty lands never ceded to the State are being trespassed on.
The rightful owners of the property and their representatives are being assaulted physically and sexually as well as harassed by “officers” that are supposed to protect them. Make no mistake, strip searching non-violent misdemeanants is sexual assault. They seek to dehumanize non-violent people.

During my service, I proudly carried a Tribal commission, full commissions for two Washington counties , and two separate federal commissions, one BIA and the last as a Special Deputy US Marshal. I never committed any act that would in any way disparage those commissions. Those “officers” acting for DAPL disparage heir badges every day that they aid DAPL.

I swore an oath to protect life and property and enforce the laws of the Tribes, the State, and of the US Government and did so for over twenty years. At no time would I have put property above the health of more than seventeen million people.

Any risk of contamination of the primary source of drinking water is ludicrous and any actual contamination of that water is criminal. Adulteration of food or drink by anyone is criminal. It is no less criminal when done by a multi-million dollar company. History has proven that these pipes will leak eventually and all of the water downstream from that point could be contaminated to the point of being poisonous to people, wildlife and plant life. The potential devastation is beyond acceptable, beyond rational.

For over seventeen million people and the ecosystems dependent on the Missouri River, DAPL must find another way or leave it in the ground! The ACLU must be asked to step in to help protect the protectors. Water is Life! ~ with Valerie Anderson.

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11-13-16 ~ Alecia Davis‎ … Upon discussion of transporting firewood to Standing Rock, I discovered the ultimate lunacy….or hypocrisy. I am not certain which adjective is more accurate, but both apply in this regard.
In North Dakota, it is a FEDERAL offense to transport wood from certain states that have earned the title of “quarantined”, which applies to many of the Great Plains states surrounding ND. Again, a FEDERAL offense for transporting POTENTIAL “invasive species” into the state of ND.

Yet at the same time, it is legal, encouraged and protected by local, county, state AND federal officials to invade the state, decimate the land, desecrate sacred burial grounds, and destroy the water source for 18 million people in 8 other states with a pipeline carrying, NOT potential risk, but well documented and repeated risk, to humans, wildlife, agriculture, air, and water.

And the salt in that wound, the increase in global temperature caused by the extraction and transportation of dirty oil, has allowed the epidemic proliferation of the very “invasive species” that have been granted a federal offense for transporting.

11-13-16 ~ Justice Robinson … Protectors–I have received word through friends that a small convoy of several U-Haul trucks bringing supplies, wood, food, tents etc from OH was detained in ROCK Co by State troopers last night. After disclosing that they were going to Standing Rock with supplies, they were detained without charges and told they could be kept for up to 7 days, and to prepare for SERIOUS CHARGES. Their trucks canine searched everything thrown on the ground, and impounded. Four children under 10yo were taken to Social Services. Their parents were not allowed to talked to each other, nor allowed to call family members to come and get them. Please let me know if you get this. I have been there twice. It has not hit the news yet, but I’ve left messages for local representatives, the ACLU and am individually informing trusted protectors. They were followed through IL too.

11-12-16 ~ Charlie Chad….
Today we marched at the site where Dakota Access brings in all of their supplies and machinery.

We formed a line of indigenous protectors, then a line of non-indigenous allies on the outside that came to stand with us and put themselves in the way of the brutality that has been brought upon us for the last few months (and 500 years).

Once those lines formed, a DAPL worker drove straight through our lines, running over multiple protectors.

Soon after that, a truck with a trailer and a very angry armed driver attempted to drive thru us. He stepped out of his vehicle and waved a pistol around, threatening to shoot. We stood our ground. He then drove off-road ahead of our march and shot about six rounds in the air.

Myself, along with other security ran ahead until he completely drove off. We located the shells and called media ahead for evidence.

We then formed our prayer circles, prayed, and spoke. Some sang songs, some stood in silence to protect the protectors, and our media teams captured what has really been needed throughout this movement; evidence of peace and prayer.

As the dozens of police vehicles, APV’s, and riot officers geared up for battle stood on the other side of the gates, we peacefully gathered momentarily to show our strength, unity, and will to not give up.

As I choose my words carefully, I cannot call this a win. We do not win until that pipeline is completely stopped.

However, I will confirm that we have made a few affective advances in today’s action.

Throughout this entire ordeal, we politely encouraged the commanding officer to witness the actions of DAPL workers as we peacefully marched and prayed. We filmed everything, gathered evidence and hopefully, and I repeat HOPEFULLY, created an inconvenience within the Dakota Access workday and inner workings.

And I’ll say this again.. Today was not a win….
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UPDATE by Colin McCarthy … “Friends at #standingrock please be safe, this man just plowed through a peaceful prayer ceremony waving a gun, injuring 2 people and then proceeded to fire 7 shots into the air. Women, children and elders all running to get out of the way. He either owns or works for FOUR SQUARE CONCRETE in Bismarck ND, their phone number was posted on the side of the truck and is 701-202-2107 please call and share your thoughts. #ocetisakowincamp #nodapl”
This is why we must continue to organize and do so in love — ☝🏽️THIS is what we are facing.

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11-11-16 Chad Charlie… We can give you all the info you need to have the experience of being here at Standing Rock.

We can show you pictures and videos. Share our stories, give you our personal accounts of trauma and mistreatment.

But one thing is; you will not get the full experience until you come here.

You will not know how real this is until you see the helicopters flying above your tent for 20 hours of the day.
Until you get shot in the ribs with a concussion grenade, maced for 30 seconds straight because you have your hands up, or shot with a rubber bullet because you rode your horse within twenty feet of a “police officer” who is just scared of anything bigger than him..

Once you come over the hill and see the community that we’ve built. When you feel the vibes that we set around the campfire, and the relationships we’ve made with the brothers and sisters that pull you out of battle and carry you twenty yards because you can’t breathe.

That’s when you will understand the movement and why we don’t leave. That’s when you understand why this is important to us.

When you really experience the life our ancestors have been put through for over 500 years….

11-11-16 ~ Iktčé Wičháša Oyáte … DAPL employees and law enforcement, in an act of despicable behavior, urinated on a majority of the personal possessions of those in our North Camp after it was raided and bulldozed before they returned it to us…. We gathered it all at the river, prayed over it, and burnt it.

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11-11-16 ~ Malia Hulleman…. Often we’re asked what we need for camp by so many amazing souls. And we couldn’t be more grateful by how eager so many are to helping fuel the protection, but within those questions we seem to come up with blank minds.

It’s hard to exactly think of what we need, sometimes what we need is too expensive so we don’t want to ask for those items, sometimes we just don’t need anything more than gas or misc items.

someone donated prepaid visa gift cards which turned out to be so helpful. This allows everyone to get what they need when they need it and when it comes to mind. Sometimes like I said all we need it to be able to fill up on gas (yes it’s ironic, but I will gladly explain on this irony to any who comes to converse about it) or sometimes we use it to get a hotel room so we can shower or so our elders can have a warm place to sleep.

Sometimes it’s used to buy pizza to make us happy or to just bring us that moment away from the protection. To help bring smiles and enjoy something.
If this feels right to you, that’s the best thing I can suggest. Prepaid visa gift cards.

Again we thank EVERYONE who has donated on levels I will never forget. I’m dropped to my knees in gratitude everyday by seeing the generosity in so many souls, and uplifted to be able to witness that we truly can come together when the call is made, when the actions are taken and when the bonds are sealed.

MniWiconi

And we continue to protect. Always. In all ways

11-11-16 ~ A letter from Sacred Stone founder and founder and protest leader – LaDonna T. Allard.

I don’t get to see the messages until I come to town. We don’t have 1.5 million -lol – I wish we did. We have been on the ground seven months and nine days now. I did not know that other people have been doing fund raising even those who are not at the camp, there is some fraud going on. I guess some guy in democrat has five sites raising fund that we don’t get. The Sacred Stone Camp funds are used for Sacred Stone camp – with all the camps we have 9 thousand people on the ground in these camps.

We started the fund in April and have used the funds for the camp, so it runs about $600 a month for the porta-potties and $7000 for garbage every month. With the big camp it is $56.000 a month in porta-potties and the garbage is $4000 a month. Then for us we brought yurts for our people that was 160,000.00 and are buying more for another 100,00.00 so just for the yurts it was 260,000.00 then we got 40 tipis with poles, that was another 100,000.00, nineteen Chippewa lodge which was cheaper, 70,000.00. These will be winter homes for people.

Then we are building the kitchen so we have a place to cook for people and it is almost complete (just getting the inside done). It will also serve as a meeting room, we are building a school and the foundation is done. We are so excited about this. We have built a security, two-story building, which is a medical clinic which will serve least ten people at a time. A Native youth center with a dome structure; three wind towers for electric and a solar panel system for the kitchen and a heated watershed. For our supplies for the camp we purchased five metal storage containers, at $5,000 a piece, five heated wooded shelter for the food, a root cellar, and green house, plus road development. We also finance the frontline camp, with tents, tipis, supplies and food. The food is running about $4,000 every two days, that is just buying meat and bread since we have lots of other produce donated.����������

We need pay for a full time book keeper and accountant, a CPA, a youth media person, and media liaison person so we have four position that are $100,000.00 a years for all four – at $20,000 a year each.����������

We applied for a 5013c non-profit designation for a nonprofit camp and hope to open in June 2017. We want to bring in youth to teach history, culture and how to live green on this earth. All this as we fight this pipeline. We also send people from our camp to Iowa and other place to speak and show their support for other pipelines.

I am so tired. So much to do. We have the frontline camp right next to the river and Dakota Access Project. So far the company stole our three boats and then impounded them. They have light on all night as they work and they have assault rifles and other weapons on us at all times. I��� was maced two days ago for standing on the shore. Just standing.����� We also provide the medical equipment and things for mace and other injuries. �����

So what happens with the Gofundme site? It shows the amount raised since April but it does not show the share Gofundme takes out. They also don’t let you know that part of the funds have not made it to our bank yet: so we don’t have a million dollar lying around. All these things I am telling you have taken so much money.

Now, getting ready for winter, I need to make sure I have warm homes for people,����� plus we will have to pay for snow removal and road repair. I am trying to build a pump house so we will have running water at the camp. �����And to finally get cell-phone and internet service down at camp, which will cost $35,000.00 dollars because they will have to build us a tower. �����

When we started I just wanted to stop a pipeline, �����but it seems we are building a town. S����o much to do and we just can’t keep up. In my camp we have so many children and families who made this their lives and don’t want to leave.����� Then we also need gas for cars and trucks carrying wood, supplies and people�����. It is 50 miles to stores for food or supplies, showers, laundry, and other needs.

�����The big camp has its own funding system through Standing Rock Sioux tribe and we don’t get any of those funds����������. We have to do it ourselves.

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11-11-16 ~ Timmery Turner… So many lessons are being learned through my experience at Oceti Sakowin Camp while fighting the Black Snake that is DAPL.

My eyes have been widening to the imbalances in society, and the true need for reform and change. I hope we can find a viable solution as a whole.

My wish is that we rise together to demand something better. I do not think a Trump presidency can stop that. Change is already in the wind, and people’s voices are getting stronger.

Call me naive, but I believe there’s a way.

I knew my life felt a little empty since I closed down Sugar Art and Fashion Show and Mad Girl Productions. In turn, this experience has filled me up with purpose and perspective. I’m positive most of my lessons have yet to be learned or understood, but I feel awakened by a new truth and comprehension.

I pray for guidance, knowledge, and wisdom. And I feel grateful for my new path wherever it may lead me. Nothing will ever be the same, again, and I value that.
Get involved.
www.ocetisakowincamp.org
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtOfStandingRock

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11-10-16 Dallas Goldtooth …. #TheyWatching … I have fans inside the Bismarck Police dept. Lol. Welcome to the harem of other law enforcement that follow me, Bismarck PD, welcome. #NoDAPL

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11-10-16 ~ Timmery Turner… UPDATE: Thank you all who have already bought photo prints today! This makes me feel so good, and takes some of my worries away. It feels good to have an exchange! This group has been a true blessing to our community! Your hearts are big and kind. Pedamaya (Thank you in Dakota, Lakota, & Nakota) 💗
Good morning beautiful people! It’s a fabulous day to save the planet and it’s inhabitants! :))

A few days ago, I created a gofundme account to help me stay on the ground for the winter. I immediately deleted it. It’s soooo hard for me to raise money for myself. I spoke with some friends and they convinced me that I was being ridiculous and that if I need it I should do it.

I have been on site for a month and a half. My goal was to be here for 2 weeks. That obviously did not work :)). I have become completely ingrained in the community at Oceti Sakowin Camp. I work hard daily as the creator and manager of the Oceti website along with all of the camp’s social media accounts. It’s a lot to keep up with, but I’m happy to do it.

I’ve been sick the past few days, so I had to get a hotel room so I could get better. I would love to make the money back as it was not in my budget! I’m no good at asking for handouts for myself, so as per someone’s suggestion I created an Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtOfStandingRock where people can purchase my photography featuring photos I’ve taken on site.
All of the funds will help me stay throughout the winter, so I can continue to be of service to the cause. I have various dimensions and price points available, and I have a professional printer on deck ready to print and ship!

I also just learned how to Peyote Stitch through my Lakota sister, so I will be adding jewelry soon, as well. I am an artist in my other life, so I’m hoping to find the time to sketch and paint some work to add to the site.

Anyhow, this is long. Any support you can give will be appreciated more than you can imagine. Being out here is not always easy, I cry on the daily, but it’s always worth it! ❤
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtOfStandingRock

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11-9-16 ~ Dallas Goldtooth… Today, over 70 men with a large group of women escorted out a man who attempted to rape a woman here at the Oceti Sakowin camp.

Earlier in the day this issue was brought to the attention of the Oceti Sakowin headsman council, akicita okodakiciyapi and winyan okodakiciyapi (womens council) and they were asked to respond.

Concerned parties wanted to know the camp’s protocol for traditional justice and what steps we would take. We decided that the perpetrator needed to be found, brought before the Akicita society, told of his charges, allowed to talk, have someone speak on his behalf and then, after deciding his case, publicly shamed by walking him out of camp. Over 100 people followed him on the long walk out of camp as we publicly announced his name and crime for all to hear.
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Our procession was led by horseback riders.

We walked him to the Cannon Ball river bridge south of camp and once there our men handed him over to the women who held him down and cut off his braids. * I cannot confirm nor deny that a few punches and knees were dutifully given*

After which we let him go as he walked south on Hwy 1806 where we told BIA police to come pick him up.

This is restorative justice for our community. We led with Woiyukcan (purposeful thought) and then followed with Wocekiye (prayer) and ended with action. We want to send a message that such behaviour will not be tolerated by anyone. It was powerful really.

Honestly…I could have chosen not to post. I could have chosen to keep this event silent. But what would that have served? These perpetrators need to be corrected & the women be made to feel safe, not ashamed to speak up, and allowed to heal.

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11-9-16 ~ Today a warrior passed away this morning en route of the camp. He and a 5 others rolled their mini van, while swerving to avoid a deer carcass on the road, in Wisconsin. Prayers to his mother and friends. They said they believes he gave his life to protect water and stand in solidarity with Standing Rock. Have a safe journey Clark Fitzgerald. Wopila Tanka.

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11-9-16 Ladonna Bravebull Allard…. I know there are people worried about the new president, and I want to let you know that we have suffered under all the American presidents since the establishment of America. Nothing changes for us. We will still be expendable in their eyes.

We must continue to stand up and say we have a right to live. We must let the world know we have a right to clean water. We must stand up for our children, grandchildren, and the unborn!

We fight in prayer, we fight in civil disobedience. We must stop the black snake!

Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Stop colonialism. #NoDAPL

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11-9-16 ~ Jason Cohen … Spiritual Warriors!!!
This is our Opportunity to do More. This is the natural separation, the last grasp of the old paradigm. We will stand up. Let us not fall into victimhood and thus become perpetrators down the line. This is our opportunity to find compassion. Many of the people we are disappointed with need our compassion.

This is our Opportunity to do More.
The black snake is in each of us. Regardless whom we voted for. It is the fear that resides deep within us that we can not face with comfort, or at all. It makes some of us bigots. It fills some of us with hate. It makes some of us work-a-holics or suffer from addictions. There are things all of us have difficulty facing. We’re not unique in this way. And we must come together and share our truths, and embrace and love these parts we run from. And we must stop blaming “the other”. The black snake is that within each of us that forces us to point to “the other”. It puts the wall between us and the less fortunate, more fortunate, impoverished, different, etc.

This is our Opportunity to do More.
If you are Muslim, or Mexican, of color, queer, any gender, are feeling afraid, I bow down low to the ground and say I am so sorry for this moment in our history. We have to have each other’s backs. Millions of us are calling for Unity. Many of us walk with guilt because we do not understand how to unify across cultural differences. Let’s all take risks and reach out. Thank you for your patience.

This is an Opportunity To Do More.
It is time to invest in Land together, and divest from businesses that are harming Land. Tell everyone you know. Especially the family members that you are afraid to talk to.

This is our Opportunity to do More.
It is time to learn skills, to grow food, and to come together. I know there are pieces that seem horrendous. The supreme court potential is chilling. But just as this separation is a reaction of the change that came before it, we will still be here in four years. Polish that which triggers you. No longer doubt your potential. Take risks. Support the work you respect. And if you’re willing to, do things that you once considered outside you comfort zone or unfashionable. It’s time to unite activism and heart healing. It’s time to deepen our practices.

This is our Opportunity to do More.
I am on my way home from Standing Rock. We’re just outside Chicago today. Our time there was incredible in some ways and hard in others. I experienced miracle, racism, separation, and ultimately unity and love. I saw incredible courage and selflessness. I saw anger and beauty. I saw the past and the future. This isn’t going to be easy but we have to prepare to keep our fires burning through the winter. Whether it be three months or four years.

As we were loaded up last night and prepared to head out, we were gifted with one of the most amazing sunsets I have ever seen.
Even more so within this shocking change, I am so grateful for the Love in my life. I am so grateful for the circle of brilliant people I get to call friends. On my way home.

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11-8-16 ~ Dallas Goldtooth … This morning over 400 protectors walked to the police barricade north of the Oceti Sakowin camp in a silent prayer march.

This march was organized and led by leaders of the International Indigenous Youth Council. They started with prayer at the Oceti Sakowin center fire and then marched to the Backwater bridge. In the front were three youth, each carrying a pipe, staff and jar of water, respectively. Once at the bridge they had everyone sit in prayer for a long while.

After sometime, the three main youth walked towards the police barricade, walking around two large burned out vehicles and approached the razor wire police set up.

They presented the police representatives with the water and asked them to share a drink with them.

After passing the jar of water thru the serpetine razor wire the police officers, suited in riot gear, were too cautious to drink the sacred water. We said that if the main representative wished, he could tap his chest with the water. He decided to go that route. Lol.

After that, the youth came back to the main group and all returned to Camp to complete the prayer back at the fire.

All-in-all it was amazing to see the dignity and leadership of the youth in this action. It was beautiful.

As the police state escalate its capacity for violence, we must escalate our capacity for empathy, dignity and focused resolve.
#SageAgainstTheMachine #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife

11-7-16 Myron Dewey… There were over 9,000 Water Protectors at Oceti Sakowin Camp this weekend!

11-7-16 ~ Nay Ho Tze …. The Elders say the Native American women will lead the healing among the tribes. We need to especially pray for our women, and ask the Creator to bless them and give them strength. Inside them are the powers of love and strength given by the Moon and the Earth. When everyone else gives up, it is the women who sing the songs of strength. She is the backbone of the people.

So, to our women we say, sing your songs of strength; pray for your special powers; keep the people strong; be respectful, gentle, and modest.
Oh, Great One, bless our women. Make them strong today.

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11-6-16 ~ Prolific TheRapper… If you come to Standing Rock don’t come with your own agenda. Don’t come here to experience the frontlines. Don’t come if you think your going to “fight”. Don’t come because of what happened to us when we were brutalized by police/mercinaries from the treaty camp on 10-27.

Come to attend ceremonies. Come to listen to the traditional and spiritual leaders who are leading at Standing Rock. Come to listen to the youth runners, and youth groups. Come to listen to the gentle elders.

Be ego-less, humble yourself, come to pray with them and follow their instructions. The universe is teaching us something, but we have to submit to it. Humble ourselves, have our minds open, otherwise might miss it. #NoDAPL

11-5-16 ~ Perry Jerome Post … A magical moment at Standing Rock, Saturday, November 5th.

It was late at night, maybe around midnight or 1am. I wasn’t in tune with a clock in that moment. Folks were bedding down. Things were getting quiet.

A handful of younger sounding men (presumably indigenous) started wolf-calling to each other across the 3 camps. Their calls carried clearly for long distances in the open silence of the Dakota hills.

This lasted maybe 5 to 10 minutes. After only a few moments of silence, a decent sized pack of coyotes, very near and to the southwest of Rose Bud, started singing and yelping and crying out in what sounded like joyous play.

A second pack, farther away and to the east on the other side of the river, answered back, joining in the merriment.

During the brief pauses in the coyote calling, a few men here and there added a note or two of their own.

The closest pack of coyotes became very rambunctious in their singing. I can’t say for sure, but it sounded like there were pups in the pack, or the adults just really sound like pups playing. They were excited and very animated.

As that pack’s song slowed, I realized there was a lone man in the distance softly pounding a drum, singing or praying in a calm, peaceful, heartfelt quiet chant.

The near pack of coyotes kicked in again, drowning out his song in their exuberance.

As all settled down and night was again quiet, I sat there, awestruck in dark silence, moved to my core by the connection I had just witnessed in the star sparkled blackness of ‘nowhere’.

10-29-16 ~ Leslie Fieger… Handcuffed. Waiting to be bused to their dog cages. Why the one guy clad only in his underwear while everyone else is dressed for the late October weather? He was dragged from an Inipi (sweat lodge) while doing ceremonial prayer. Is this shit OK with you?

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2016 You Tube Video Archive ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1fI
How You Can Help Standing Rock? #NODAPL
http://wp.me/P6lD99-VG
Standing Rock history
http://standingrock.org/history/
Without Water We Can Not Exist
http://wp.me/P6lD99-N4
Stories from the Frontlines ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1dE
Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1ac
Trusted News Sources ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1i6
Standing Rock Camps #Water Is Life
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1hR

Obama Keeping Unrest Alive

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe
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President Obama Takes Trump Matters Into His Own Hands, Launches This Investigation

The Obama administration is reviewing the Democratic Coalition’s investigative report highlighting ten “clear links” that the FBI failed to investigate about our President-elect’s business ties to Russia and to the regime of dictator Vladimir Putin’s regime. It’s named “The Dworkin Report.”

“The FBI missed at least 10 key connections between President-elect Trump and Russia when they conducted their investigation and concluded that our President-elect had no links to the country,” said Scott Dworkin, Senior Advisor to the Democratic Coalition and author of the report. “It is imperative that the American people be made aware of this information.” Continue Reading the full story

LOL, how convenient, no way did this all of a sudden come to light 2 days after the 2016 Presidential election. I call bullshit. Obama’s administration is *only now* reviewing the Democratic Coalition’s investigative report highlighting ten “clear links” the FBI failed to investigate about Trumps 250 registered business in Russia????

This new press release is more of the diversionary tactics keeping up the unrest we’ve seen during the entire campaign. The defeated Hillary is now pushing for the Purple Revolution, like it’s a freakin’ afterthought? No. This is all pre-planned resistance against efforts by the Trump administration to push back against the globalist policies by supposedly uniting red and blue = purple; framing their agenda’s, manipulating given circumstance, factual and/or implied into pre-formed perspectives with the intent to influence by indoctrinating the public to their way of thinking. Black vs. White: is the RACE War – Organic vs. GMO/Chemical: is the Pesticide War – Fracking vs. Conventional Drilling: is the Oil War – Prescription Drugs vs. Alternative Medicines (Pharmaceuticals): is the War on Sickness – Men vs. Women: is the War of the Sexes – NRA vs. Gun Control: is the 2nd Amendment War – Christianity vs. Atheists/Agnostics/Muslim etc. the War on Religion. The principals of these *Wars* are established by invisible borders to cultivate and gain control of the public sector.

President Obama campaigned hard in 2008 for the votes of American Indians. He vowed his administration would pay special attention to their grievances about federal mismanagement and the government’s recurring neglect of treaty obligations.

OBAMA: “Few have been ignored by Washington for as long as Native Americans — the first Americans”

So why is Obama ignoring the 1st Nations Native American’s? Why is Obama refusing to stop the Energy Transfer Partners Dakota Access Pipeline in No. Dakota from desecrating Sacred Indian burial ground? Obama’s last days in office should be prosecuting the criminals threatening and destroying the water of millions of people and the violent attacks by government officials on peaceful Water Protectors at Standing Rock who are peaceably gathering and praying. Why did Obama say:

“I want to make sure everybody is exercising their constitutional rights be heard that both sides are refraining from situations that might results in people being hurt” ????

Why isn’t Obama stopping Militarized Police from 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. Spirit Riders shot multiple times with rubber bullets from helicopters flying 15 feet over their heads. A 15 yr. old Spirit Rider’s horse killed, shot out from under him. Horse’s intentionally injured by police projectiles at close range, buffalo shot from helicopters and left to die in fields. Tipi’s and tents torn down, clothing and household items seized, then dumped along the roadside after being urinated on. Spiritual items lost or stolen; Eagle Feathers stomped on, a ceremonial drum appropriated and impounded?

Why were there over 473 felony arrests of peaceful, unarmed people worshiping in prayer circles and sweat lodges with no charges filed and no access to legal counsel; Medics barred from assisting the wounded, arrested, their medical equipment seized. Journalists taken into custody, cameras and equipment confiscated. Media blackouts, surveillance devises blocking transmission and reception signals. Protectors required to remove all clothing, forced to bend over, squat, and cough. Cavity searches took place in bathrooms and cells in full view of male and female guards then arrestee’s stuffed into dog kennels, numbers written on forearms keeping Nazi tradition alive. Mandatory DNA samples required, violating privacy and constitutional rights. Serious medical conditions went untreated and prescription medications withheld. Guard’s refusing to allow phone calls to attorney’s, denying access to the restroom, food, water or blankets which left people hungry, thirsty and without clothing to sleep on frigid concrete floors. Whose Constitutional Rights is Obama protecting?

And why is it while people were distracted by the corrupt, dishonest and incompetent Hillary Clinton and the orange headed misogynist racist buffoon Donald Trump, Obama approved two additional pipelines, the Trans-Pecos and Comanche Trail, going from Texas into Mexico? The United States is in the process of writing another disgraceful chapter in its history of relations with Indigenous Peoples and Obama is ignoring it.

I voted not once but twice for Obama and I’m thoroughly disappointed, disgusted and have lost all respect for this man. Obama has disgraced himself in the eyes of all First Nations people with his broken promises.

At the end of FY 2017 the gross US federal government debt is estimated to be $19.5 trillion, according to the FY17 Federal Budget.

2017 – The debt ceiling is currently set at $16.394 Trillion
09/30/2015 18,150,617,666,484.33
09/30/2014 17,824,071,380,733.82
09/30/2013 16,738,183,526,697.32
09/30/2012 16,066,241,407,385.89
09/30/2011 14,790,340,328,557.15
09/30/2010 13,561,623,030,891.79
09/30/2009 11,909,829,003,511.75
09/30/20005 674,178,209,886.86

In 2016 the U.S. dropped bombs: 49.8 percent (or 2,941 airstrikes) carried out in Iraq, and 50.2 percent (or 2,963 airstrikes) in Syria.

12,192 ~ Syria
12, 095 ~ Iraq
1,337 ~ Afghanistan
496 ~ Libya
35 ~ Yemen
14 ~ Somalia
3 ~ Pakistan

TOTAL 26,172

2015 U.S. bombs dropped: 23,144

AMONG OTHER THINGS SINCE BECOMING PRESIDENT, BARACK OBAMA HAS:
1. Obama quadrupled the oil/gas/fracking production on Native lands, more than any other president in the past 100 years.
2. He showed up in Flint, drank a glass of water which pretty much said fuck you to the residents in Flint.
3. The Kalamazoo pipeline break happened under Obama’s watch, and he gave nothing more than a slap on the wrist to those responsible same with the gulf spill.
4. He opened up arctic drilling.
5. He also increased the uranium mining, mostly done on Native lands.
6. He cut Indian Health services by 8%, after promising only 2%.
7. He also increased oil rail cars from 10,000 to over 400,000 with tar sands oil.
8. Put boots on the ground in Syria , despite 16 times saying “no boots on the ground”.
9. Despite campaign pledges, planned a $1 trillion progam to add more nuclear weapons to the US arsenal in the next 30 years.
10. Dropped bombs in 7 Muslim countries; and then bragged about it .
11. Said, “I believe in American exceptionalism with every fiber of my being.”
12. Bragged about his use of drones – I’m “really good at killing people”.
13. Deported a modern-record 2 million immigrants.
14. Signed the Monsanto Protection Act into law.
15. Started a new war in Iraq .
16. Initiated, and personally oversees a ‘Secret Kill List’.
17. Pushed for war on Syria while siding with al-Qaeda .
18. Backed neo-Nazis in Ukraine.
19. Supported Israel’s wars and occupation of Palestine.
20. Deployed Special Ops to 134 countries – compared to 60 under Bush.
21. Did a TV commercial promoting “clean coal”.
22. Drastically escalated the NSA spying program .
23. Signed the NDAA into law – making it legal to assassinate Americans w/o charge or trial.
24. Given Bush absolute immunity for everything.
25. Pushed for a TPP Trade Pact .
26. Started a new war on terror – this one on ISIS .
27. Signed more executive memoranda than any other president in history.
28. Sold $30 billion of weapons to the dictatorship in Saudi Arabia.
29. Signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia .
30. Opened a military base in Chile.
31. Touted nuclear power , even after the disaster in Japan.
32. Opened up deepwater oil drilling, even after the BP disaster.
33. Mandated the Insider Threat Program which orders federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues.
34. Defended body scans and pat-downs at airports.
35. Signed the Patriot Act extension into law.
36. Launched 20,000 Airstrikes in his first term.
37. Continued Bush’s rendition program.
38. Said the U.S. is the “one indispensable nation” in the world.
39. Waged war on Libya without congressional approval.
40. Started a covert, drone war in Yemen.
41. Escalated the proxy war in Somalia.
42. Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan.
43. Sharply escalated the war in Afghanistan.
44. Repealed the Propaganda ban, making it legal to spread government propaganda via news outlets.
45. Assassinated 4 US citizens with drone strikes.
46. Obama caught dumping 274 Veteran Soldiers cremated remains in King George County Virginia landfill

The U.S. pledged $38 billion military aid package to Israel signed by President Obama ($33 billion in FMF grants plus $5 billion in missile defense) over the course of 10 years (FY2019 to FY2028). This new MOU replaces the current $30 billion 10-year agreement signed by the Bush Administration that will expire in 2018.

Obama saying EXACTLY the same thing Trump has been saying for the past 2 years about illegal immigrants. It would be a shame for liberals if this was shared, wouldn’t it?

Mueller’s report looks bad for Obama ~ Fri April 19, 2019
The partisan warfare over the Mueller report will rage, but one thing cannot be denied: Former President Barack Obama looks just plain bad. On his watch, the Russians meddled in our democracy while his administration did nothing about it.

The Mueller report flatly states that Russia began interfering in American democracy in 2014. Over the next couple of years, the effort blossomed into a robust attempt to interfere in our 2016 presidential election. The Obama administration knew this was going on and yet did nothing. In 2016, Obama’s National Security Adviser Susan Rice told her staff to “stand down” and “knock it off” as they drew up plans to “strike back” against the Russians, according to an account from Michael Isikoff and David Corn in their book “Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump”.
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Dakota Pipeline Protest for Dummies ~ Rob Reiken

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Authored by Rob Reiken
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Dakota Pipeline Protest for Dummies who do NOT understand what this is about. Six or so years ago when the BP Gulf Oil Spill happened, the native Indians put Barges in place to stop the oil flowing up their river but instead the Feds being the parasites they are didn’t allow this so “they” removed them. About 2 years after that there was a documentary exposing how many of those Indians are dying because of the contamination with no alternative but to use that water from the contaminated river to live.

Do realize that this is modern day Genocide? So once the government poisons the water, its then game over. The Government does this all the time through their LUV Child Corporations especially with a thing called Fracking contaminating all artesian based, Bore Ground Water.

So with this Dakota Pipeline they want to run it in through and across the river. American Government has proven itself time and again it doesn’t care to upgrade or repair its infrastructure; this has been proven with just about everything. Such as pipelines for the Nuclear Reactors which are leaking. The last recent bridge that fell down killing 16 and over 50,000 other bridges in need of repair. But “they” say they don’t have the money to fix them. They even intentionally put Pesticide in the water called Sodium Fluoride and Chemtrail the whole planet spraying from planes terraforming the earth. “They” always have plenty of money for military, and weapons of war but never enough to feed the poor. The government has traitor’s hidden within, and behind closed doors, in the shadows running it called Globalist, hijacking the whole system through, right down to mainstream media.

The 1st Nation realize if this pipeline is laid then it is a ticking time bomb before it fails just as has many before it have failed, doing irreversible environmental disaster.

Do realize there is no Circle Of Life without The Water Of Life. American Imperialism has resulted in the bloodiest Massacre in world’s history ever known, which is never taught in schools. Just ask yourselves why is that? Do the ones in power have something to hide? Like one word >Truth <. Around 100 million Natives slaughtered along with 60 million buffalo wiping out an entire species of Buffalo and all to kill the Indians food source. They are the wise ones who respect the land and killed for food, using it all and wasting none of it. The ones in power speak often with fork tongue who are Corrupt to The Core only working for the demise of humanity for a Plan called Agenda 21 Depopulation towards a Trans-humanist world.

Personally I will always stand with the Indians, Natives and Aboriginals opposing the greedy sold out vermin who rape the land for the all mighty dollar with destruction following resulting in wastelands. People need to wake up and realize the government cares nothing about human rights, only to enslave and loot our money by whatever means.

All I ask is for you all to OPEN YOUR EYES; Research, Educate yourself and Open your mind, because all around us the truth is mixed up in the lies to deceive so many of you. Give up your arms, then you’re as good as dead cause the power will do as it pleases when you can no longer can defend yourself.

Here’s a song I wrote some years back in regards to this matter…

DOMAINS OF US ALL
(2nd Frett)
Verse 1.
In the time this land was few & there was peace
Then the white man came & changed all that
Outnumbered by so many men & guns, Where the Indians had no chance
Only to be driven so far away from their homeland.
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To be given rugs as gifts to seal their fate
Spread the disease that will hit like wildfire to wipe them out
Didn’t take long to catch on n learn of white mans fork tongue
Only to feel the brunt of the dark side of man.

Chorus.
Do we not share the same laughter, Underneath these blue skies
Can we not learn to coexist as neighbors
Living side by side by side

Let the freedom bells of prosperity, Ring out for all of mankind
May we never forget the wrongs. History in past, it has done
For the history now written in the domains, of us all.

Verse 2.
Now they just wanted an existance, Of living of the land
To be denied to live among, A settlers land
Now once where forefathers lived, In prairies among wild buffalo
For all that may be left now, Is their spirits in the wind.
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Now curse the darkness, & strike the light
For the wholly ghost, as this can never be right
Be done with all injustice, That be so wrong
Until all the toriture in these lands, Now let it end.

(To Chorus)……………………..

rob-reiken-nodapl-letourvoicesechoComposer: John Loughton (aka Rob Reiken)
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https://www.youtube.com/user/robreiken
 
   
   
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News Articles and Updates ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-17T
Nov. 2016 Video’s
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1cM
2016 Video Archive
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1fI
How You Can Help Standing Rock? #NODAPL
http://wp.me/P6lD99-VG
Standing Rock history
http://standingrock.org/history/
Without Water We Can Not Exist
http://wp.me/P6lD99-N4
Stories from the Frontlines ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1dE
Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1ac
Trusted News Sources ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1i6
Standing Rock Camps #Water Is Life
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1hR

Video Archive ~ Standing Rock

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

HIGHLIGHTED LINKS UNDERLINED IN BLUE ARE EMBEDDED LINKS TO NEWS SOURCES. CLICKING OPENS THE FULL ARTICLE IN A NEW TAB.

LINKS BELOW ARE TO LEGITIMATE UNCUT VIDEOS DIRECT FROM THE WATER PROTECTORS AT THE CAMPS as well as ESTABLISHED INDEPENDENT NEWS SOURCES ON THE FRONTLINES. UNCUT REAL STORIES, AVOIDING THE IMPERSONALITY, HEAVILY EDITED LIES, DISINFORMATION AND MEDIA BLACKOUT OF THE MAINSTREAM NETWORKS.

Jan. 1st – 8th 2017 You Tube Video’s ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1In
Dec. 26 – 31, 2016 You Tube Video’s ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1Ik
Dec. 19 – 25, 2016 You Tube Video’s ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1F3
Dec. 12 – 18, 2016 You Tube Video’s ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1DY
Dec. 5 – 11, 2016 You Tube Video’s ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1Av
Nov. 28 – Dec. 4, 2016 You Tube Video’s ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1w6
Nov. 20-27, 2016 You Tube Video’s ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1sG
Nov. 16-19, 2016 You Tube Video’s ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1vI
Nov. 11-15, 2016 You Tube Video’s ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1p5
Nov. 1-10, 2016 You Tube Video’s ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1cM
YouTube VIDEO’S #NODAPL – OCT. 26 -31, 2016
http://wp.me/P6lD99-18j
You Tube VIDEO’S #NoDAPL – Oct. 16 – 25, 2016
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1yf
YouTube VIDEO’S #NoDAPL – OCT. 1-15, 2016
http://wp.me/P6lD99-Ye
You Tube VIDEO’s Sept. 2016
http://wp.me/P6lD99-Tk
YouTube VIDEO’S #NoDAPL – Mar. 24 – Aug. 31, 2016
http://wp.me/P6lD99-U2
SACRED STONE CAMP VIDEOS
https://www.facebook.com/SacredStoneCamp/videos
UNIRORN RIOT VIDEOS
http://tinyurl.com/glrjwv9
DIGITAL SMOKE SIGNALS
http://www.digitalsmokesignals.com/
INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK
https://www.facebook.com/ienearth/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED
INDIGENOUS LIFE MOVEMENT
https://www.facebook.com/IndigenousLifeMovement/

There are 1,500 newspapers, 1,100 magazines, 9,000 radio stations, 1,500 TV stations, 2,400 publishers. Rupert Murdoch, Sumner Redstone & Sulzberger own the “Big Six” which equals 90% of all media; GE – NEWS CORP – DISNEY – VIACOM _ TIME WARNER and CBS; these corporations control everything you view on mainstream media.

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News Articles and Updates ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-17T
2016 Video Archive
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1fI
How You Can Help Standing Rock? #NODAPL
http://wp.me/P6lD99-VG
Standing Rock history
http://standingrock.org/history/
Without Water We Can Not Exist
http://wp.me/P6lD99-N4
Stories from the Frontlines ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1dE
Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1ac
Trusted News Sources ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1i6

Standing Rock ~ Stories from the Frontlines ~ 11-2-2016

Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

HIGHLIGHTS IN BLUE ARE EMBEDDED LINKS TO NEWS SOURCES. CLICKING OPENS THE SOURCE IN A NEW TAB.

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

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11-2-16 ~ Conor Handley … Today many of our protectors tried to cross the river to pray on top of a hill where Oceti Sakowin ancestors are buried, this place has been desecrated by the police and DAPL. The militarized police responded with brutal force, a young man was shot point blank with a rubber bullet and has been coughing up blood, another woman was shot by one of heavily armed officers on a boat. Many of our people tried crossing the river after police destroyed our makeshift bridge, some of them are in critical condition after they were gassed and maced by police and went into shock from the freezing cold waters. Other brave people kept going back by boat to rescue those that were struggling in the cold water but police in their own boat attempted to stop them. These are WAR CRIMES, we are unarmed we are peaceful, no one even lifted a finger against these cops today. I am disgusted by the state of North Dakota and by this country that continues to perpetuate its genocide against Indigenous Peoples’.  

11-2-16 ~ Lady2Soothe ~ Potentially murdering someone by drowning if they couldn’t swim, were overcome by pepper spray or was trampled/pulled/pushed under by someone panicking or unable to see.
This is
ATTEMPTED MURDER… In order for a person to be guilty of attempted murder, that person should have deliberately, intentionally or recklessly with extreme disregard for human life.
OR
In the case of death:
VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER: an intent to kill or cause serious bodily harm
INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER: an unintentional killing resulting from recklessness or criminal negligence.


 
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11-2-16 ~ Peaceful Women standing in the cold water sacrificing themselves to protect the water despite the insane spraying of pepper spray by the police on the north edge of camp today.
 
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11-2-16 ~ Sacred Stone Camp … Police are currently desecrating the burial grounds of Alma Parkin and Matilda Galpin, the indigenous women who once owned the Cannonball Ranch, where Dakota Access is working day and night to finish their pipeline though they have no permit to cross the Missouri River. They have unleashed pepper spray and tear gas on water protectors standing in the river with their hands in the air. In the last shot, notice the small tree on the top of the hill where the armored vehicles are staged. This is the grave site. This is unacceptable.
 
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11-2-16 ~ Olowaan Plain … Camp is not being raided, but the ones that went to the water front are being attacked by North Dakota! That is where the gunfire took place! Prayers for the Water Protectors, everything is fine IN CAMP. Kids are playing; people are chopping wood; folks are drinking tea. Just adjacent to camp, this is are going crazy. Because the state is afraid of people in prayer.
CAMP IS NOT BEING RAIDED.
They asked women and children to evacuate the main camp (Očhéthi Sakowin) because rubber bullets were flying, and they are fearful that crazy DAPL employees will infiltrate camp. BUT NO ONE IS LEAVING. WE ARE NOT AFRAID.
WE STAND.
WE RESIST

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11-2-16 Kandi Mossett … I just talked to one of the medics. The kid that was shot in the back by a rubber bullet today Nov 2nd that was coughing up blood had a bruised lung which caused the bleeding but the bleeding stopped & he’s going to be ok. He’ll be very sore but ok. Please spread the word.

11-2-16 ~ DAPL is now flooding the camp with huge lights and flying drones, helicopters, planes, and even fighter jets over us. This is a war zone!! And where is our president? No one is protecting us..they protect the pipeline..so sad to see that they only care about short term profits..where will their children live once the earth is poisoned and they can’t drink water…
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11-2-16 ~ Anthony Seal … a former police officer who stands with standing rock, read what he says about shooting at people on horseback…

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11-1-16 ~ Baby born during Dakota Access Pipeline protest

11-1-16 ~ TO ALL THE PEOPLE THIS TOUCHES, LET IT BE KNOWN THAT ‘YOU’ DESERVE IT…

So today, Larry Cooper and I went ‘to camp’ to help clean up, and they were moving stuff around, and my eyes saw this banner…
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Although I hadn’t had ‘confirmation’ that this came from ND, I felt it… And so I asked: “Isn’t this the banner from…”. And my Brother cut me off and replied: “Take it! Take it, it’s YOURS… Just came down from ND…”
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My hands, as I was touching it, froze, and my eyes welled with tears… I knew that, although I am not there ‘physically’, I am still appreciated, and heard, and thanked by all of you in Standing Rock …
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So now, as I looked at it, it spoke to me.
“You know what to do… Give thanks… Return the honor … Tell them.”
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So this is my Offering of Thanks to all the Warriors, Children, Men, Women, GrandMothers, GrandFathers, All of YOU…
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YOU ARE APPRECIATEDBY ALL OF US.
This is the THIRD time I have written this out, in different ways, this time I am SAVING it, because Facebook deleted it… twice already.
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I guess Creator and the Ancestors have ways of letting you know’ they saw you’ …

10-31-16 ~ A MESSAGE FROM SACRED STONE CAMP
http://tinyurl.com/hhq6s9k

There is no solid line between “organizers” and others- this is a movement, not an organization. There are many camps and points of contact, we can only verify that the ‘Facebook Check In’ action did not originate from the Sacred Stone Camp FB page. We support the tactic, and think it is a great way to express solidarity.

There is no doubt that law enforcement comb social media for incriminating material and monitor communications.

The check in’s have created a huge influx of media attention that we appreciate. Our growing massive social media following plays a key role in this struggle. We have been ignored for the most part by mainstream media, yet we have hundreds of thousands of supporters from across the world. We appreciate a diversity of tactics and encourage people to come up with creative ways to act in solidarity, both online and as real physical allies.

We would like to see these thousands of people take physical action to demand that their banks divest, their police forces withdraw, and the Army Corps and Obama administration halt the construction of this pipeline. We would like CitiBank, Bank of Tokyo, and Mizho Bank to cancel their pending $1.1 billion dollar loan to DAPL. We’d also like to see people connect with indigenous and environmental struggles in their own bioregion. We’d like you to investigate and organize around your personal relationship to fossil fuel consumption and colonization.

We need your support for our legal defense as the battle intensifies- fundrazr.com/sacredstone

We need you to plug into a solidarity action
https://nodaplsolidarity.org

We also need 10,000, 100,000 people to join us here on the ground. Now. Join us!
 
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10-31-16 ~ Redhawk ~ Just received this video from my friend Mike. In the first 15 seconds, you can see a spirit rider holding the line, and keeping distance between water protectors and police. You will then see the water protector shot off his horse at point blank range with rubber bullets, and then his horse shot at point blank range. The next couple minutes are the commotion afterwards. There was no reason to shoot this brave water protector and his horse, as they were not threatening MCSD or military in any way.

10-31-16 ~ NEPALESE MIRACLES IN NORTH DAKOTA: Walking through a section of trees in Sicangu (Rosebud) camp yesterday I ran across this couple–Ken Gagnon and Gina Shvartsman, yurt makers. They said they were setting up a shop to make yurts on demand for all the encampments.
Miracle! I asked if they’d help with emergency shelters and warming stations for medics from the Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council.

YES! For FREE! (More about that in a minute.)

If you’re here, or about to arrive, WE NEED YOU. Ken and Gina are going to be in Sicangu for the next two weeks. They want to train yurt makers so that the work can continue through winter. This is incredibly important. I’ve seen (easily) 75 expedition tents crushed flat as a pancake by 50-60 mph winds. Yurts survive. Tipis survive.

Yurts can make a huge difference in protecting people here. In making sure our medics–particularly in a rescue–can get out of the wind and the cold, and warm up while transporting patients overland.

Gina and Ken will train you. Ideally, you should plan to be here for at least two weeks, to go through the training; then you yourself could be a trainer, as ppl rotate in and out of the camps. You’d be making sure the knowledge was passed on. And that yurts keep rolling out of Ken and Gina’s shop.

You don’t need to be here all winter to make a difference. Even ppl who are going to be here a few days could help with some simple tasks. If you can strip bark off poles, you’d be hugely useful. If you can use a drill, there’s a place for you.

So, MSG ME please, if you’d like to become a yurt maker. I’ll start connecting volunteers with Ken and Gina, and we will help them build the shelters we need to protect people here.

And please, for those of you who can’t come, but want to help, support them. Their website is twogirlsfarm.org. Order a yurt! Even if (God forgive you) you’re warm and dry in Tampa. They’re providing a crucial service. They deserve our support.

You can reach Ken directly, too: ken@twogirlsfarm.org
THANK YOU!
 
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10-31-16 ~ John Floberg … Three hundred Clergy have registered to come and Stand With Standing Rock. There are 16 different faith traditions represented. 10 of those are various Christian traditions.

We made a call for one hundred to come and Stand With Standing Rock. I am humbled by the response by these people/faith communities to come for a Peaceful, Non-Violent, Prayerful, Witness in Solidarity with Standing Rock and the hundreds of Indigenous Nations that are Standing With Standing Rock.

Many of our faith traditions have now rejected the Doctrine of Discovery that provided the way for church sanctioned oppression during the past 500 years. For those of us that are able, in our faith tradition, we will reiterate our renunciation of that doctrine in Camp Oceti Sakowin before we ever go out to stand witness with the Standing Rock Nation. That act will be the first thing and the first time done by so many in attendance of denominations and of Indigenous people.

10-30-16 ~ Lee Burkett … Here’s the thing:
Baton down the hatches, here comes the Cause.

I’ve seen it. You’ve seen it, whether you recognize it for what it is remains to be worked out.
Now that the battle of Standing Rock is garnering national and international attention and support, there is a mad rush to brand it, to attach organizational and political agendas to it.
What began very simply as wise and brave Indigenous people taking a stand to protect the water, the Earth, life itself, is now being defined and redefined through long standing filters of belief, opinion, ideology and, of course, celebrity culture.

People are turning it into a political debate, a philosophical debate, an economic debate …
Because now, it’s a cause. It’s a movement.
And we thrive on causes.

Especially white privileged self described liberals and progressives. We can’t help ourselves. We need to meddle. We need to educate. We need to emphasize just how liberal and progressive we are by taking over, re-branding, every cause, every movement.

So, as a public service, I’ve written a letter that sums up the approach most of us white, privileged people are taking as regards the Protectors of The Water:
“Dear Indigenous People,
Gee … thanks, you Indigenous people for bringing this to national and international attention. You did kind of all right, you know, considering none of us white liberals were there educating and organizing and forming consensus groups.

And, you know, having millions of US citizens pledging support for you without our help is quite a feather in your cap.

So pat yourselves on the back. No, really, you deserve it, coming all this way without our guidance. National and international attention and support, resistance groups springing up everywhere, you’ve done well. Considering, you know … but now it’s too big, too important for us to let you keep running things.

We’ll take over from here. I mean jeez, look at all we’ve accomplished in the past 40 years. Look how we helped Occupy! And who could forget how we came up with the touchy-feely all inclusive politically correct “All Lives Matter” in response to the racially charged and possibly offensive “Black Lives Matter.”

We’ve got to step in and educate you. First, this is gonna hurt, but we question your leadership. We mean no offense, but your Elders and stuff don’t seem to know anything about consensus building and networking and educational outreach and media relations and the all important spin this little movement of yours needs. You guys don’t get that you have to attach yourself to us and our agenda.

Like for instance, there’s been talk about re-routing the DAPL away from Indigenous land.
If they reroute it, where will that leave all of us? We might have to organize our own communities to resist a pipeline being put through our local cemetery or our rivers and aquifers.

Do ya get how uncaring that attitude is? All pipelines matter, right? What a turn off to keep making this all about you Indigenous people and your lands and your water and your history and stuff. You’re not going to get anywhere alienating people like that.

So thanks for all you’ve done. Can we move into this office? Great, listen, somebody form a consensus about building a movement. Can we get some memes going? ”
 

 
10-29-16 ~ Sarah Sunshine Manning… This morning was just what we needed to refocus on the work we were all called here to do- to stand prayerfully and peacefully for each other, for Earth, and Water. We all walked up to the frontline, Arvol Lookinghorse with his pipe, and a beautiful group of women in their healing dresses. We were reminded not to treat each other poorly as tensions heighten, to not use profanity and especially while pipes are at these sites. During the day of the removal from the north camp, elders stood with a pipe, and they stood in prayer. Some with heightened energies lost sight of that pipe there and began spreading energies opposite of the energy necessary for that pipe to truly do its intended work. Today was a humbling and beautiful reminder of who we are, and what we need to do moving forward.

10-28-16 Floris Ptesáŋ Huŋká … My friends and relatives I’m OK, so to speak. I was arrested yesterday. What I saw, felt, and heard was ….unreal. I’m proud of my people, we stood together. People did their best to protect one another, unarmed.

After we were arrested, we were dehumanized. We were given a number. They trucked us by busloads to Morton Co. We were held in dog kenels, packed. There were tarps to cover the two that women were put in. We sat and laid on the cold cement.
Standing Rock were the first called out to be shipped out to Fargo. I have so much to say but right now I just want to let you all know I am ok and, we will not stop.

10-28-16 ~ Jacquelyn Cordova … International Indigenous Youth Council member Lauren TwoBraids Howland has been repeatedly abused by law enforcement this past week. Her wrist was broken earlier this week. She was maced alongside other water protectors 3 times yesterday and her wrist was rebroken.

Medic are working to clear all burning agents from our protectors eyes as they continue standing in prayer. PLEASE, pray for our medics! Many have now been arrested and are therefore unable to help with frontline and overall camp injuries and illnesses.
 
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10-28-16 ~ Ron Toahami Jackson… This comes from Greg Grey Cloud, one of these beautiful horses was murdered by the militarized goons on Thursday. UPDATE ON HORSE NATION:
Two of my horses have been shot by Morton county police, along with their riders. One horse was wounded in the front leg. Going to be ok though we doctored her up. Both warriors shot, are my boys from the Crow Creek Spirit Riders and are both going to be ok!
Sidebar::: “can’t keep warriors down too long”
Four other horsemen were ripped off of their horses and violently arrested. One horse was injured so badly, it didn’t make it home. RIP to one of our relatives of the horse nation…
Other horses were left. Apparently they can’t legally detain livestock.
Sidebar::: “I guess livestock have more rights than Indians”
https://www.facebook.com/greg.g.cloud?fref=nf

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10-28-16 ~ Red Hawk…. 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. Water protectors made an effort to stop him on the road, in which he shot off onto the shoulder, and began speeding towards camp through the grass. The community feared for the women and childen and began taking action. Water protectors began setting up a blockade at the bridge ahead, as 2 water protectors used their vehicles to crash into the securities truck, causing him to spin out on the riverbank. The security then exited his vehicle, cocked his AR-15, and began back stepping from protectors into the nearby river. A near half hour stand off took place where water protectors pleaded and tried to defuse the situation of the man coming directly at their families. Eventually, BIA came to the scene, disarmed the man, and his was placed under arrest.

America, this is what is happening here. DAPL will do anything possible, include the threat of death and violence to get this pipeline through. DO NOT LET MAINSTREAM MEDIA LIE TO YOU. Protectors are facing the threat of death simply for protecting water and preserving history.

PLEASE SHARE AND SPREAD THE MESSAGE OF WHAT IS REALLY TAKING PLACE HERE AT STANDING ROCK AS FAR AS YOU CAN. PEACEFUL, PRAYERFUL WATER PROTECTORS ARE UNDER ATTACK.

10-28-16 ~ Kenny Frost ….Here is what is in store for the DAPL workers destroying our burials and in store for the sheriff n state police officers. The spirit of our ancestors will come after them making them and their families so sick for life.

Plus they don’t believe like we do as native people. If they believe like us. They would be protecting our burials sites.

I met the descendant of Colonial Chivington who killed the Cheyenne people at Sand Creek. He was not a happy person. He said, “He wish his great-great-father never killed the Cheyenne people.” He said, “His family either killed themselves in the past.” Or they had “Terrible sickness like cancers, and other dreadful disease.”

They really have screwed themselves….drugs, alcohol, disease’s for them and their families…plus they are non-believers…they don’t care.

This is the faith of those who hurt and harm our people. There is nothing we can do to help them.
Let the spirits have at them!
=->>>— Kenny —>
 
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10-28-16 Tim Yakaitis … Standing Rock Today. People were shot with rubber bullets, a horse rider was shot off his horse, we were pepper sprayed several times and a DAPL worker armed with a 9mm and an AR 15 was chased into a pond by Water Protecters. He shot into the water several times before he was arrested by BIA police.

10-28-16 Fawn Wasin Zi … Medic “Michael” who was at the front lines told his story. “The cops actually pulled medics out of their vehicles and arrested them. They had their red cross insignias on their cars, shirts and arms. They are unbiased, they were there to help ANYONE in need.

10-27-16 ~ Olowaan Plain … America, you killed 50-100 million of our people throughout our nation’s history…then you hide it by not sharing it with the public…then you turn us into Mascots and demonize us in John Wayne movies…as if that’s not enough, now your allowing North Dakota to use Militia to illegally dig up the graves of the same millions of our ancestors you killed, just so you can build an oil pipeline which will poison the water for us & 17 million other U.S. Citizens!

Just know the world is standing with our people on the front lines on Standing Rock, who are unarmed! You’ve chosen your path and you will answer for your actions someday! We will continue to honor our ancestors and share the truth because our ancestors taught us well and died to save our traditions and values! WE ARE PROTECTORS, WE ARE STANDING ROCK!

10-27-16 ~ The Other 98%… Share to support the #WaterProtectors!!
Read this Call to Action from Nick Tilsen, Lakota leader and co-founder of the Indigenous Peoples Power Project (IP3)
Stand With Standing Rock Now
1. We need thousands of people, who care about justice, to come to camp willing to stake a peaceful stand!
2. We need Tribal Governments on the front lines. Don’t leave this fight to the tribal grassroots! Governments need to take risk and stand with the people!
3. We need all national media to come to camp. We’re done doing your damn job for you. You’re supposed to report the news and this is a giant story!
4. Celebrities who care about justice should come to North Dakota. Bring press with you. Be willing to take arrest and stand in solidarity with all of us!
5. Al Gore, Jessie Jackson, Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders, we need you on the frontlines with us! Now!! Don’t wait for this jacked election to be over, while innocent natives are attacked using tax payer dollars!!!

10-27-16 ~ Olowaan Plain … I just received this statement from the Hillary Clinton campaign re: the Dakota Access Pipeline and #NoDAPL.
“We received a letter today from representatives of the tribes protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. From the beginning of this campaign, Secretary Clinton has been clear that she thinks all voices should be heard and all views considered in federal infrastructure projects. Now, all of the parties involved–including the federal government, the pipeline company and contractors, the state of North Dakota, and the tribes–need to find a path forward that serves the broadest public interest. As that happens, it’s important that on the ground in North Dakota, everyone respects demonstrators’ rights to protest peacefully, and workers’ rights to do their jobs safely.”

10-27-16 ~ Spence Etzkorn … I am asking for prayer from all my friends. I know that not all of you agree with the pipeline protest but my nephew (15 years old) had his horse shot and killed out from under him today by one of the mercinaries and. He is still missing and no one knows if he is ok. He could have been shot instead of his horse. As a rancher, uncle, human, and Lakota I am extremely pissed, sadened and worried for all that are up there especially my nephew. I am hearing of some really bad things from up there. Our greed has got in the way of compassion and humanity.

10-27-16 ~ Indigenous Life Movement …. One man was shot with a taser in the face, as I was filming. The bar is still in his face. They already began arresting protectors, unlawfully checking people’s cars pepper spraying people in the face… and moving into our camp grounds. Helicopters and planes circle up above us. They have breach sacred burial grounds, and have moved along side of those ground, surrounding our entire camp.

All this has been caught on film, and when we can release it you all will be able to see for yourselves. I’m doing my best here to respite but many of our phones are blocked.
Everyone please Keep us in your prayers.
We are standing our grounds here.

10-27-16 ~ Clarence Rowland … A sweat lodge has been torn apart and all whom were in ceremony were arrested, my brother arrested also… Granny Helen went to jail too… Elders were pepper sprayed and arrested, we are asking for help now at this place it is a real war happening, rubber bullets were fired and percussion grenades thrown at the crowds.

10-27-16 ~ Lee Sprague …. It’s Begun, the Removal of Water Protectors at Standing Rock.

The United States is expert at removing Indians off the land. Ethnic Cleansing all legal. Because they wrote themselves a Bill of Rights to our lands.

North Dakota is just a proxy, handling the Great White Father in DC’s mop up operations.

That’s how they came to occupy over 567 nation’s lands, all legal.

I’m sure President Obama told Tribal Leaders their peoples, the Water Protectors at Standing Rock’s removal would be legal. That’s How Great White Fathers Roll.
 
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10-27-16 ~ John Bravebull … “Take your armored vehicles home. Put your assault rifles away. You don’t need them, the people are unarmed. This isn’t Wounded Knee. This isn’t Sand Creek. This isn’t centuries ago. Your actions against an unarmed people will not go down in history as a victory. You said today you have the man power to end this now? How? With violence? With fear? With military tactics on the prairie? Do you realize how ridiculous an over armed military style raid on people from all around the world who are known as water protectors sounds? You claim everyone’s safety is your number one priority but you are the only one making threats of violence. Think about that. Just step back and think about what you are doing. Six million dollars to build an army of officers to defend an oil company against prayer. How is this happening in 2016? Have we really not come that far?”
 
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10-26-16 ~ Kei Kurimoto… It has been an amazing journey protecting the water from greedy corrupt corporations that have no regard for how their actions affect the earth and all people. However this experience has been so much more. Words cannot give justice to the power of Nations coming together as one family to fight for what is right. I have spent a lot of time working in the kitchen feeding the masses and learning the native ways. This work has fed my soul, I have never felt more connected to the source of what life is really about. I’m so grateful to everyone I have met and everyone who has come to help us!! Here is just a glimpse of the love and the unity. Do not be fooled by all the smiles…in the kitchen we are on the front lines everyday. We began cooking over the fire battling the wind and the rain. But love poured in and donations were brought! We now cook on a stove that was deployed to Hurricane Katrina, to Sandy and now to Standing Rock thanks to Rosetta Buan. We have an actual shelter now to cook in thanks to Regina Randall. So many people have come here…but we need more warriors now!! Please come! Please stand with us. We are writing history everyday!

10-26-16 ~ Mississippi Stand
DAPL Security Harassment Update: Two of our comrades, Cameron Kennedy and James McBride, were arrested on false pretenses on the East bank of the Mississippi River yesterday afternoon near the drill pad in Illinois that bores underneath the river.

In this video update Cameron explains that the DAPL private security spotted himself and James on a public road near the linchpin drilling operation and within three minutes they were surrounded and blocked by multiple Hancock county squad cars as well multiple DAPL security cars. The two were arrested under false pretenses with private security as the only witness to a criminal trespassing charge.

Cameron denied consent to a vehicular search by Police, but the Private DAPL security guards began conducting the search regardless of this. The Hancock Sheriff, Scott Bentzinger, who was present at the scene simply said, “They are going to do what they want.”

These are the first known DAPL related arrests in Illinois and it sets a clear precedent about whose side of this battle the police are on. The money of big oil has seeped into small towns and counties across the United States and has effectively hired the police as enforcers of the Dakota Access agenda.

We need bodies on the ground here in Iowa to help with our mission to stop the drilling operation underneath the Mississippi and to amass a force that can librate us from the tyranny of militant security forces and police collusion.

Please come join us and also consider donating to our legal fund to help Cameron and James.
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10-25-16 … The moment shortly after @kyfurneaux and I made it to Sacred Stone Camp, and stand in awe of a timeless scene…the fading colors of the day, rainbow on our left and shooting stars already visible above us, bareback riders galloping up a hill overlooking camp to watch the sunset…

As many as you already know, the Standing Rock Reservation is in the process of protecting their land, water, and burial grounds from being destroyed by the Dakota access pipeline. I was lucky enough to first visit Standing Rock over eight years ago, and will never forget the kindness, generosity, and humility of the people I met there. Returning this fall and having the privilege of once again being a guest of the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Nation, I was brought to tears at seeing Sacred Stone Camp, at the beauty and music of that space, of the individuals I met there, their spirit, and everything they stood for. It breaks my heart to hear that hundreds of police and military members are mobilizing at this very moment to descend upon camp and the water protectors there in preparation for any resistance to the pipeline as it reaches these sacred grounds.

I’m not sure how this became a world in which money and greed demand so much power, but I know one thing – it will only get worse if we let it. Only we can choose what we hold sacred as a people, if human beings have more rights than corporations or if anything, even our basic rights, can be bought for a price. I refuse to be someone who sits on the sidelines at this point in history, and watches the rights of a people be taken away and their land destroyed, all over again. People are standing strong in the front lines, but they can use as much help as we can give them. If you can’t make it to North Dakota to stand with these peaceful warriors, please call the White House to make your voice heard ( 202-456-1111), check out the link in my bio, and spread the word!!!

10-24-16 … The United Nations has made communication with the Oceti Sakowin Seven Council Fires Camp yesterday evening, we are now recognized as a nation and they are sending UN Marshalls here to observe and help our people put a stop to this pipeline.

There has been a camp set up right in the path where the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline is to be built, this land the tribes is taking through eminent domain.

The time has come, our Mother Earth needs our help.
 
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10-24-16 ~ Chad Charlie at Oceti Sakowin Camp
First, I must say….. I’m glad I wasn’t shot..
Now to the real story..

If you didn’t know, that was me being taken down by the riot officers. From what I recall I was in a line of peaceful protectors. We had a mission that did not involve being attacked by authority abusing, short tempered mercenaries protecting large oil companies.

I have been charged with Engaging in a Riot. I heard the Moron County Sheriffs statement lying about us crossing some imaginary line. First off, there was no line to begin with. The only line formed was our line of warriors protecting our people when they rushed forward to attack us with mace and violently push us in the chest to move us backwards, frequently causing us to trip and fall so they can nab us on the ground.

I was singled out by the officers to put under arrest because as we had our media teams filming the atrocities set forth by these cops, they continuously tried to grab our camera men and women to prevent us from getting out the true stories. Every time I watched an officer move forward on someone with a camera, I either stepped in front of them or pulled that camera person out of the way. One officer caught on to what I was doing and informed the overly aggressive mace attacker to move up on me. I had my hands up from the moment they arrived to our group to the moment they put me in zip ties.

During the time I was in those zip ties, which was 10 hours to be exact, I went through my day as my normal self, with humor. From cracking little jokes on the cops like telling one officer “I like your ugly stick” and he responded with “why do you call it that?”, I said “because ugly people hold them”. To urgently screaming in a garage full of protectors and officers “I NEED AN OFFICER OVER HERE!!!” and as they rush to me, I calmly state “my nose itches”.. I used my humor to maintain an image to these officers. Even on our three hour trip to Fargo police station, we sang songs and told jokes. We humorously gave our transferring officers a hard time, encouraging them to smile.

We have been labelled as verbally abusive, cattle-stealing, riot-engaging eco-terrorists. How can I continuously inform the world that we are peaceful people when we can’t even convince the officers in front of us that we are peaceful? Regardless how unfortunate it is that they are treating us so brutally (I mean, look at this image of me being slammed), we still have the potential to humanize our image by remaining peaceful, friendly people.

After spending over 10 hours with arresting officers, I managed to ask atleast four of them “We’re probably the coolest bunch of people that you’ve arrested aren’t we?” And every one of them hung their heads down and slightly smirked “Yeah, you kinda are”.

This is the power we have. We can change the game. All it takes is a little humility and humor.
Let’s put this pipeline to an end with our power..

10-25-16 ~ Water Protector and Gold Star mother, Netha Morgan, locked down to a barrel yesterday with another protector, Dan T., in order to block Dakota Access from entering the site where they have been dumping toxic sludge. The sludge accumulates as Dakota Access operates the drill that bores beneath the Mississippi River. Our action today has halted their boring operation because they cannot dump off the excess sludge!! This video is a somewhat comprehensive recap of the first afternoon of action. More will follow in the coming days.

Netha and Dan have not been arrested. After over 36 hours the site is still being occupied by Mississippi Stand! We are preparing for a number of arrests; there has already been one. Please consider donating to our legal fund in order to keep the movement strong, and come to join us in person!!
Water Protectors Stand Up!

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News Articles and Updates ~ Oceto Sakowin
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Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
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