Oceti Sakowin ~ Stories from the Frontlines ~ Nov. 21, 2016

Kristeen Irigoyen_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

Oldest Native American drumming video ever
Rare and old footage of Native American drumming from 1894 in a tribute to our Native American brothers and sisters.

11-14-16 ~ JOSH FOX … A young woman named Suzi walks up to the police barricade at the bridge on State Route 1806. She’s got lollipops and gum in her pocket. The police step out of their jeeps with their M-4 rifles, their body armor, in front of a row of LRADs—the noise cannons they use to disperse the crowd. She says, “I’m here to give you this candy.” She told me that she was going to kill them with love and hugs and sweetness. A little bit bemused, two soldiers hold out their hands. She says, “Give these to the cops that have good hearts. Don’t give them to the Dakota Access Pipeline workers. We’re praying for you. Even though you are not on our side, you’re human beings and we love you.” The police take the lollipops and bubble gum and say thank you.

Fearlessly, she walks back across the barricades, beyond the burned up trucks and cars. I say, “Aren’t you scared?” She says, “No.” I say, “Really?” She says, “What are they gonna do? Shoot me?” and I said, “Well, frankly, yes.” And she says, “Well, so what? I’ll take one for the team. I’m protected. I’m surrounded by love.”

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Remembering the First Native American Woman Doctor
Born in a buckskin teepee on the Omaha Indian Reservation in northeast Nebraska on June 17, 1865, Susan was never given a traditional Omaha name by her mixed-race parents. Her father, Chief Joseph La Flesche (also known as “Iron Eye”), believed his children as well as his tribe were now living in a white man’s world in which change would be the only constant. “As the chief guardian of welfare, he realized they would have to adapt to white ways or simply cease to survive.”

Eight-year-old Susan La Flesche sat at the bedside of an elderly woman, puzzled as to why the doctor had yet to arrive. After all, he had been summoned four times, and four times he had promised to come straight away. As the night grew longer, the sick woman’s breathing grew fainter until she died in agony before the break of dawn. Even to a young girl, the message delivered by the doctor’s absence was painfully clear: “It was only an Indian.” Contine reading <span style=”color:blue;”> http://www.history.com/news/remembering-the-first-native-american-woman-doctor

11-20-16 ~ Paige MaGia STANDING ROCK IS A WAR ZONE
IT IS NOT A PHOTO OP.
IT IS NOT A WAY TO GAIN INSTAGRAM FAME.
IT IS NOT COOL OR HIP.
IT IS WARFARE AGAINST FIRST NATIONS.
DO NOT GO EXCEPT TO HUMBLY AND GREATFULLY SUPPORT FIRST NATIONS.
DO NOT GO UNLESS YOU ARE FULLY SELF SUFFICIENT FOR BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES.
DO NOT GO IF INSTEAD YOU CAN FIND A WAY TO SUPPORT A FIRST NATIONS YOUTH IN GOING.
DO NOT USE STANDING ROCK AS A PLATFORM TO FUNDRAISE TO SUPPORT YOUR LIFESTYLE CHOICES.
DO NOT USE STANDING ROCK AS A PLATFORM TO FURTHER YOUR PERSONAL PET PROJECT OR CAREER OR NON PROFIT.
STANDING ROCK IS LIFE AND DEATH.

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11-20-16 ~ Carlos Marroquin … Off To Standing Rock N.D. Winter Supply Run Copilot Jazmynn Mata’afa from gold Coast Australia repping her pacific islanders in their support . . . . 25 hours 35 minutes 1651 miles to Camp…

11-20-16 ~ Kate Bettesworth‎ ….Hello fellow Rainbow Warriors. I feel I must tell you about the warmth and support I have witnessed in the last few weeks, whilst using the 6 Water Protector fb groups I belong to, to Stand with Standing Rock.
People around the world are coming together to stop the black snake and are reaching out with such love and solidarity- it is soul-warming stuff. I am most impressed by how this work is undertaken, totally from the HEART and never from the EGO. So lovely. Its like a group hug!!
POWER TO THE PEACEFUL! XXX♡XXX

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11-20-16 ~ Kelly Merrick‎… I called the Morton County Police. They said they “appreciated my thoughts.” I asked them, “What will you do with my thoughts?”

They said, after a long pause, “What would you like us to do with your thoughts?” (I am guessing they haven’t heard this question before???)

I said, “I would like you to cease harassment, pepper spraying and shooting rubber bullets against the citizens of North Dakota in order to protect the profits of a Texas billionaire.”

All they could say was, “We appreciate your thoughts. I have to go now. (Click)”

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11-19-16 LeRoy Pena … I got this photo off the wall of a DAPL worker who happened to have too much time on his hands,and decided to take selfies with the drilling equipment.He is pictured on the left with a “bore casing”.A bore casing is used to house the drill itself.So they plan to start drilling very soon.Bore casings are very expensive to lease,every day they don’t use it costs the company a lot of money.

11-18-16 ~ Annie Dant… Yesterday I was wearing my NODAPL/ I stand with Standing Rock shirt out while I ran errands and had a woman come up to me and ask me where/which website she could donate money to support them. I was really touched by this woman who took time to walk up to me simply because I was wearing that shirt. Another person gave me two thumbs up and another girl started a conversation with me about if there were any activists groups or supporters within SW FL regarding the pipeline. Three people acknowledged my shirt while I was standing in line at my local Comcast cable store and I realized then how one act, no matter how small it seems, can make a huge impact. I’m proud to wear this shirt. Very proud ❤️

11-18-16 ~ Jordan Chariton… Energy Transfer Partners CEO Kelsy Warren says they have offered to pay North Dakota and Morton County for expenses related to protests… “Now we have the greediest of oil executives—who has approved the digging up of sacred Native land and paid millions for private security mercenaries to unleash hounds on humans and assault unarmed water protectors—literally offering a BRIBE to North Dakota police to keep on bashing protectors’ heads in, illegally strip searching women, arresting people without reading them their rights, breaking people’s arms during arrest, withholding medicine from people they arrest, illegally breaking into people’s cars without a warrant, and stealing camera equipment.
Where the hell are you, Barack Obama?”

11-18-16 ~ North Dakota Cops Get ‘Doxed’ and Don’t Like It
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/11/north-dakota-cops-get-doxed-and-dont.html?m=1
The Morton County Sheriff Department — responsible for shoorting water protectors with rubber bullets, tear-gassing them, beating them, strip searching them, and jailing them in ‘dog kennel’s with Nazi type numbers written on their arms — says it has been ‘doxed.’

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11-18-16 ~ Nicholas Arroyave-Howling Crane… Picture of me with Japanese delegation who showed their support for Standing Rock (traveling from Japan to get there).

11-18-16 ~ Redhawk … Thank you Morton County Sheriff’s for your concern at the end of the article. It’s good to know that after your civil rights, and human rights violations, pepper spray, rubber bullets, tasers, bean bag guns, sound cannons, low flying aircraft, psychological warfare, slander, lie, racism, and over all bigotry towards peaceful and prayerful water protectors, its good to know you are worried about our well being in the winter months. We won’t freeze. The fire in our hearts will keep us warm. Not to mention the fact we are surrounded by a culture of people that have learned to survive in this weather for thousands of years before you showed up. We’re good.
tattle tails – Redhaw

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11-18-16 ~ -Redhawk (Ryan Vizzions) … Today, my photo “Defend The Sacred” was released as a 2 page spread in NEWSWEEK. Very humbled to help spread awareness of the militarization of police along with civil and human rights violations taking place here at Standing Rock. The photo caption is entitled “Killing The Black Snake”, and that’s exactly what we are going to do. We will not be stopped.
WE ARE RISING

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11-18-16 ~ John Dixon‎ … We are part of Creation, thus, if we break the laws of Creation we destroy ourselves. We, the Original Caretakers of Mother Earth, have no choice but to follow and uphold the Original Instructions, which sustains the continuity of Life. We recognize our umbilical connection to Mother Earth and understand that she is the source of life, not a resource to be exploited. We speak on behalf of all Creation today, to communicate an urgent message that man has gone too far, placing us in the state of survival. We warned that one day you would not be able to control what you have created. That day is here. Not heeding warnings from both Nature and the People of the Earth keeps us on the path of self destruction. This self destructive path has led to the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Gulf oil spill, tar sands devastation, pipeline failures, impacts of carbon dioxide emissions and the destruction of ground water through hydraulic fracking, just to name a few. In addition, these activities and developments continue to cause the deterioration and destruction of sacred places and sacred waters that are vital for Life. – Chief Looking Horse

11-17-16 ~ Kieran Behan‎… Over 300 communities around the world demanded a halt to the the Dakota Access pipeline during an international day of action.

Berlin was one of them ❤
We are watching one of the most diverse and powerful tribal actions in our history unfold before our eyes!

In the midst of the growing global water crisis we can not let pipelines endanger the clean drinking water that billions of people depend on.

Climate change is REAL, it is caused by human behavior, and it is causing incredible devastation.

Indigenous communities around the world are at the center of the climate crisis- fighting for their lands and upholding a sacred commitment they have with the earth since the beginning of time.
Future generations will look back on us during this critical moment and wonder what we did to take a stand.

"These sites must be protected, or our world will end, it is that simple. Our young people have a right to know who they are. They have a right to language, to culture, to tradition. The way they learn these things is through connection to our lands and our history."

11-17-16 ~ ‎Robert Ferguson‎… Now we know why the cops went in busting heads. DAPL was planning on quickly and cleanly pushing through construction without getting the proper permits. DAPL was planning on there being so much pressure from the state of ND and its federal politicians that construction would not be halted. DAPL figured a few Natives in their way would be no problem. DAPL figured wrongly. A few Natives that the cops beat up so construction could rush right on thru, got all you people mad and you came to the rescue of the Natives, and now, now construction is halted. The crooked politicians can’t weasel around the law, and the federal Army Corps of Engineers isn’t going to issue the permit without a long drawn out Environmental Impact Statement, which the politicians were hoping they could skirt, cause they knew an EIS would be a huge problem. Thanks to the Sioux and the people like you that believed, DAPL is at a complete standstill.

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11-17-16 ~ Tara Houska _ Indigenous Activist… NYC. 29 arrests of peaceful demonstrators in front of the Army Corps of Engineers Office after this.

And from the Army Corps in NYC today: “You’ve made yourself heard. The corps of engineers is re-looking at this. So just by your stand, we’re going to go back and take a look and make sure we’re doing the right things. And that is directly a result of what you guys are all doing.” –Larry Mazola, North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, United States Department of the Army.

11-17-16 ~ Howaste Wakiya… Sisters n Brothers…if cant make it realize Standing Rock is every where…when u go to ur faucet u are at standing rock…when u drink from ur plastic bottle u r at standing rock…everywhere u go u will find this battle…so help us change this picture from where u r! Prayer has many forms and is wide reaching

11-16-16 ~ PBS… “And what happens to the protesters at that point? I mean, the ones that I have spoken to said that they are not going anywhere and that they’re building shelters for the winter and they’re going to wait this out.”: KELCY WARREN: “…if they want to stick around and continue to do what they’re doing, great, but we’re building the pipeline.”

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11-15-16 ~ Bucky Harjo … Indigenous Youth Council lead a prayer march to the river and we made a medicine wheel. I walked to the river three times today. Now on my way to see Rob Kennedy Jr. Or someone like that. My legs might fall off! Another beautiful day. We are going to win this and end this! Keep your prayers strong!!!!


11-15-16 ~ Bravebull Allard told Front Line Defenders… She quickly added that the answer is clear: “They want to wipe our footprints off the earth. They are trying to say we don’t exist. We are indigenous people to this land. We have the roots going right out of our feet. We belong here”.

11-15-16 ~ Tara Houska – Indigenous Activist… We were Zip-Tied & Locked in Dog Kennel for 6 Hours for Protesting Dakota Pipeline

“UPDATE 11-16-16 on police treatment of activists at the Standing Rock standoff, Tara Houska, national campaigns director for Honor the Earth, describes how she was “arrested for criminal trespass as I was leaving a peaceful demonstration and getting into my car on a public road.” She says police handcuffed her with zip ties and held her in a dog kennel for six hours without charging her with a crime”

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11-14-16 ~ Oceti Sakowin Camp … Yesterday the Bismarck Tribune reported on the fact that Cannonball Ranch IS in fact a known burial ground– special thanks to CAROLINE GRULSKIN & everyone at the Tribune for the hard work & integrity bringing this article forward.

11-13-16 ~ Dallas Goldtooth… If an article I post or words that I say or photo that I share offends your privilege…or challenges your privilege…or threatens your privilege…
Then good.
Now ask yourself, “Why”?


11-12-16 ~ Prolific The Rapper … Eryn Wise from the International Indigenous Youth Council on yesterday’s excessive use of force and reports that officers broke one of the youths wrists, Lauren Howland by pushing her back with a baton. In addition to confiscated media equipment which appears to be an attempt to suppress the truth from getting out. #NoDAPL

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11-9-16 ~ Navajo Code Talker George James Sr. dies at age 92
http://tinyurl.com/hh8fs5y
A World War II Navajo Code Talker died Wednesday morning at the age of 92. George James Sr. was born and raised in Red Valley on the Navajo Nation. At the age of 17, he volunteered to serve in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and was selected to become a Navajo Code Talker.

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

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