The Walk

by Matthew Borke
Standing Rock Stories ~ February 26th 2017

It was 3 days since militarized forces raided Oceti Sakowin on Feb. 23rd, 46 of us were arrested and Keisha. Thanks to bail funds, we were released in less than 24 hours. They claimed all our digital devices as evidence, bulldozed our homes, and impounded our vehicles.

The word came into Standing Rock Res that they were preparing to raid yet again. And roadblocks began to appear.

So I began to walk back to Mandan where our arraignment was scheduled. They allowed Keisha a seat in the Patty Wagon the first time. I was not so sure that would happen again. For the first raid, they abandoned all the animals as the officer expressed to me that the decision was preordained.

Keisha, the official camp mascot of Standing Rock; Keisha was the only dog to get arrested with her owner Matthew Borke

So I began to walk towards the roadblock on 1806. Knowing that 1806 is the shortest route, and it was February in North Dakota. I was not sure how far it was, as GPS was no longer available without Digital Devices.

Soon, I approached the roadblock at the Cannon Ball Bridge. A National Parks Ranger From San Francisco got into full riot gear before approaching me with a BIA officer.

I expressed to them, my need to get to court. And they were blocking the shortest, safest route. Several other uniforms began to appear. I expressed the need to understand why they would not let me take the safest route. And know that the “trouble” was dispersed, why would they say the route was dangerous? Another officer called for a vehicle with the cage in it. I thought, how thoughtful to think about Keisha. But then realized, the cage was for me… I even asked if they could give me a ride to the other side of the “danger” zone. They assured me, that if i was to enter any of the vehicles, they would take me back to jail. Although, it was where court was. So I asked the Park Ranger, a known deputized BIA agent, that needed some type of paperwork to reference in my court case. Even a business card. Which no officer was willing to provide. So he wrote down his name and badge number on a piece of paper. It Said, Officer Corn. I was shocked and replied, “You’re from the Corn Family, I’m from The Corn Family Too” (Which is True). He did not appear amused. So I agreed to take the long way around.

A BIA and State Trooper agents “marshaled” me back to the Pit Stop Road Block. Making sure i would not turn into Cheyenne River Camp. No stopping, or breaking, straight out the roadblocks they claimed.

When arriving to the Pit Stop Road Block, i politely asked the State Trooper if he would me rather, walk in the center of the road, or go around the roadblock. he responded that he no longer cared but it sparked a small conversation.

The BIA agent behind me, got on his loudspeaker and began cracking jokes about Keisha and her bones. I chuckled, which caused the state trooper to react and say, “Are you Laughing At Me?” I expressed the BIA actions and it made for a decent ice breaker. The officer began to express to me why the officers took off their badges. And told me, “I remember you from the Raid. You were arrested for trespassing.” I told him that’s incorrect. He expressed again his truth.

“Officer, I was arrested for “Interfering with a Government Function. Would you like to see my arrest papers? This is why we have a conflict of interest. I know this to be true yet your telling me otherwise. While I have your attention, You enforce Code, not Law. What sections of the Codes do you study?”

“Uh, I’m a State Trooper, so I study Penal Codes and Traffic Codes.”
“You do not study Safety Codes?”
“No”
“So Why then Does It Say Safety On Your Vehicle?”
“Wow, your actually coming at this rather peacefully.”
“Well Thank you”

We carried on with discussion a little longer as he talked about how much Fecal Matter was in Camp. I told him it was very muddy and attempted to explain to him the process of the composting toilets that we built. Which definitely was a necessity since the porta potties froze back in early December.

He Claimed:
“I slipped in it.”
“Are you sure, it is rather muddy. Did you test it?”
“I Don’t need to. I still have a bag of it in the back of my squad car.”

At this time, i realized that our conversations were over. He had a garbage bag from our composting toilets in the trunk of his car… Apparently to show his buddies…

“uh, Keisha and i gotta go. We have a long walk ahead of us.”

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SPECIAL REPORT Feb. 23, 2017 Standing Rock

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Rudy TwoMoon ~ “Personal stories, truth, the fight for survival, sadness and joy. Many of you have no idea the history you witnessed or ignored. This is bigger than you realize. It will be talked about for generations as the “movement to start all movements”. The movement which shifted balance back to protection of the earth and ourselves. In a flash of time, you’ll be telling the younger generation, I remember when we almost almost lost ourselves. Your story will probably start like this… “Not long ago, the world was getting darker. No, we weren’t without light, we just couldn’t see any longer. It was children, babies, who brought the light back to the grandmother’s with song…..”

2-23-17 ~ Grandma Regina was arrested today…my heart is heavy…prayers
EDIT: just saw this post she is released and safe… http://tinyurl.com/jzhxleu
Grandma Regina Brave, a survivor of Wounded Knee II in 1973, was released yesterday after being arrested for her actions standing up for treaty rights as police raided Oceti Sakowin. She has a message for all of her supporters and all who follow the movement.


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2-23-17 ~ Dave Archambault… FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2-23-17
Standing Rock Sioux Chairman responds to Secretary Spicer’s statements

Cannon Ball, N.D.— Dave Archambault II, Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, today refuted White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s statements that the White House has been involved in any way with the Tribe.

“Spicer claimed that the Trump administration has been ‘constantly’ in contact with our Tribe. That clai m is absolutely false,” Archambault said.

“We repeatedly asked for meetings with the Trump administration, but never received one until the day they notified Congress that they were issuing the easement. I was on a plane to Washington, D.C. when I learned the easement was issued at the airport. It was an insult to me and to the Tribe. I cancelled the meeting upon hearing this news. We have since filed a lawsuit for the immoral and illegal issuance of the easement and suspension of the environmental impact study.”

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe remains adamant that the Dakota Access Pipeline is a dangerous project that threatens our water. The tactics to divide our fight against the real enemy, Energy Transfer Partners, are counterproductive and detract from the goal to stop the denigration of our sovereign rights to protect our treaty resources.

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2-23-17 ~ The most telling photo at Standing Rock … Raymond Kingfisher giving closing prayers upon leaving camp. Thanking the Protectors .

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2-23-17 ~ Redhawk … This afternoon I was asked to take a photo of the Sacred Fire right before the final prayer walk, where nearly 100 Water Protectors peacefully, and prayerfully stepped back on to the reservations they have been confined to for over a century. For those of you not aware, the Sacred Fire has always been off limits for media, as it contains the spirits. I was honored to be asked to do this.

I am trying my best to explain the emotions that went through my heart today. Anger, fear, excitement, but mostly pain. Pain to see so many people so close to mother earth oppressed by this country for money, greed, and the overall fact the United States does not want to admit it stole this land from Native Americans. America’s dirty little secret.

We spent the last 2 days planning on how we as media could work together to keep this camp safe. Originally, I planned to remain until the end. After being asked to document the sacred fire, and participate in the prayer walk, my mind changed. Once I crossed the river with the tribes, my heart told me it was my time to go. As much as I wanted to turn around and step back over that bridge, I knew I wouldn’t be doing the right thing. I could feel something bad would happen to me. I then walked all the way to Cheyenne River camp. I sat for a bit, cried a bit more, and thought about all the emotions I had just gone through. There were many.

Looking back on the nearly 6 months of being here in solidarity, there have been many ups and downs. Small victories, and small defeats. I have had hypothermia, gone nights without sleeping bags, slept in an emergency shelter for a month while trying to assist with the shelter, had rubber bullets wiz past my head, tasted tear gas, had electronics sabotaged, “dapl’d”, items stolen, friendships lost, and a few times questioned about my intentions based off the color of my skin. Through all that, I know I still had it much easier than many. Most even. So many have sacrificed so much to be here. They have given up homes, lost marriages, lost jobs, lost children, and so many more. All to defend mother earth and human rights. Looking back, I know I am nothing more than a man, and I have received so much inspiration through watching the strength of our Native American brothers and sister.

Today was not a loss. Today was a win. Standing Rock has awoken the sleeping giant of humankind. The knowledge that people can band together, and make a statement of unity, prayer, love, and compassion. This is just the beginning of a greater whole. I believe we can change the world. We have already proven the world can hear our calls.

I am still trying to process everything, and maybe this post doesn’t make sense, but I knew it was my time to go. I followed that intuition, and followed my heart over that bridge. I cried more today than I ever have in my life. I was honored to see my heart open so much from my time here.

So many people have banded together, but for me, my focus has always been getting the media out. I’ve been very humbled to be able to work beside the Oceti Sakowin Camp media team, and try to represent the camp in a good way. The last few nights of media meetings worked. I felt that independent media, alongside veterans, medics and most of all the prayers of the Water Protectors kept the camp in peace, and no major conflicts took place today. I am still in awe over the dedication of all those media that took the stand on the front lines of 1806 today, and helped the police back away from camp. I am eternally grateful to work alongside so many dedicated and true journalists, using their abilities to document the reality of this world.

This is not about journalism tho. This is about taking a stand for 500 years of oppression for our Indigenous brothers and sisters. This is about honoring treaties. This is about native children abductions. This is about man camps destroying native families. This is about protecting the earth from corporate rape for profit. This is about being HUMAN. This is about love, and compassion, and understanding, and empathy, and prayer.

This is about leaving this world knowing you stood on the right side of history.

Today I walked away from the Oceti Sacred Fire for the last time, but all of us have left with the fire in our hearts. That fire will never burn out. It is embedded and engrained in our souls, blood, sweat, tears forever.

WE ARE FOREVER BURNING
WE ARE FOREVER STANDING
THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING.
THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING.

MNI WICONI.
Redhawk

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2-23-17 NY TIMES… The largest protest camp at Standing Rock was cleared on Wednesday. Some protesters set fire to semipermanent structures before the 2 p.m. deadline.

“It’s an act of defiance,” Nick Cowan said as he watched a fire burn after living here for more than 2 months. “It’s saying: ‘If you are going to make us leave our home, you cannot take our space. We’ll burn it to the ground and let the earth take it back before you take it from us.’”

Vanessa Red Bull shared her perspective: “I think that’s why people are setting things on fire: as a way of a last homage to what had become many people’s homes. A community was here.”

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2-23-17 ~ US Customs & Border Protection at Standing Rock!
Oh, the irony.

“Militarized police, the National Guard, and US Customs have descended on Standing Rock with humvees and rifles to protect the Dakota Access Pipeline from unarmed protestors and journalists.”

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2-23-17 ~ Linda Black Elk … I waited until after midnight to write this. Today, some exemplary medics and healers waited until every last person was out of the Oceti Sakowin camp before they narrowly escaped personal harm and arrest by the long arm of county, state and federal law enforcement.

I have never known better people. Never. They are brave and generous; they are tough but fair; they are cautious but honest. They have become my family, and I love them.

Over the last seven months, my medics, midwives, mental health professionals, MDs, herbalists, traditional healers, street medics, first responders, body workers, and other volunteers have sacrificed everything …everything…to protect the protectors. I am so so thankful for them.

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2-23-17 ~ Watching the place I called home burn while my Friends are been arrested leaves a hole in my heart. I met many awesome People at Medic Healer Council who gave of their all, Doctors Nurses Natural Medicine in conditions that resembled conditions as bad or worse than third world countries. My stay was one of service and while I went to tell a story I became part of it and even fell in love. We learned a lot at the Standing Rock Protectors – Pipeline Protest as Veterans and as water protectors. We learned a lot about ourselves the People we met and the things we and others did. There is healing that is taking place for we as they made mistakes, tradition was forgotten and the sacred trampled. The Lakota tradition is nomadic giving Mother Earth time to heal. At this sacred place there is more than burial grounds, battles have been won and lost this one yet to be decided much less the ones that came before. Moving forward to fight the Black Snake we know requires unity with each other and harmony with Mother Earth. The lessons learned here are just the beginning not the end for while the fire here has been stomped on the ambers have spread far an wide awakening a movement of awareness of what the future holds for our children. Change is never easy, on days as today even harder but that cannot stop us. The Tribes are talking and many have united as many more come together as relations between the water protectors Veterans and other groups start to heal. Moving forward there will be Eco Villages and places that live in the Lakota way in Peace with the land. There will be self-sustaining movements teaching and doing what it takes to ensure stability and continuity of our natural resources because there is only one other choice, the Black Snake seen here as the evil it can be spewing pollution into the air and contaminating the water. That it was burned and I was not there to move it makes me sad for this structure unlike the Tipi’s was made of plastics. This is not what we stand for as water protectors, regardless of who set it ablaze, them or us it was wrong. We take from this what we will, no one person will interpret these words the same. It is time to heal the wounds of war and look forward with an eye on the past for without respect for history the mistakes are doomed to be revisited. #ImaginePeace for Mother Earth and all her inhabitants. #Change #ForTheChildren#WaterIsLife.

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2-23-17 ~ Ed Higgins was arrested today while covering the #LastStand at Standing Rock along with Evan Duke and dozens of veterans, journalists, and water protectors. We will NOT stand idly by while the government declares a war on our rights to assemble and free press

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2-23-17~ Redhawk… Look who is out of custody, out of the hospital, and wanting to talk about how police treat Water Protectors and independent media.
Facebook live interview w Eric Poemz in a couple hours.
-Redhawk

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2-23-17 ~ An unstoppable force met immovable objects. A convoy of 200 law enforcement vehicles, including a Bearcat armored personnel carrier, 16 Humvees and more than 200 policemen and National Guard Soldiers entered the Oceti Sakowin #DakotaAccessPipeline protest camp Thursday morning. #DAPL

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2-23-17 Jesse Ventura … Welcome to the Fascist States of America. What happened to the 1st Amendment? As a veteran I hang my head in shame. They say they’re giving protesters the chance to “leave peacefully” today, but we’re seeing video footage of arrests since yesterday.

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Pic Flag Row, Oceti Camp. Josué Rivas Fotographer
2-23-17 ~ Adam Elfers‎… For all our Standing Rock friends, we all know watching these live feeds is tough for everybody. Watching people with such little reverence and understanding dismantle with militarized vehicles and weapons what we all built so sacredly. Not for money or power or fame, but for water, for the coming together of Tribes, of people all over the world, indigenous tribes from Ecuador, Hawaii, New Zealand, Alaska, and all over Native America. Standing rock is one of the single largest solidarity movements in world history. World history. That means ever. Think about it. How many times in the history of the world have people come together across so many differences of culture and language to #stand together. To stand United against a human greed represented in the business plans of billionaires who invade sacred land and steal water rights, all the while backed by the very men who promised to protect and serve the common welfare of the people and planet.

We withstood everything. Snow. Ice. Rubber bullets. Mace. Tasers. Tear gas. Concussion grenades. Propaganda. Lies. Water hoses in sub zero temperatures. Over 700 people were arrested for this #stand. I was one of them.

No matter what happens from here, no matter how this goes down, no matter how they evict and dismantle our camp, we know the truth:

Something was born at Standing Rock. Something Ancient & Spiritual was brought to form in modern life. & for all of us who were part of it…

We will never ever forget.

Standing Rock is in our blood. Our DNA. We are forever changed. & no matter what history gets told about the struggle for clean water that is becoming ever more common and urgent on planet earth, when our great granddaughter looks into our aging eyes & asks, “grandma, grandpa, what did you do to protect the water, to preserve the earth?” It is us, not them, who will be able to look in that little girl’s eyes with honor & say…
“Baby, I was at Standing Rock; I am a Water Protector.”

To all our Standing Rock Tribe worldwide, I love you so much. I can never thank you enough. Thanks for changing my life. Thanks for standing up and showing the world that something more is possible.
This is just the beginning.

Long live Standing Rock. Long live *Oceti Sakowin* camp, Sacred Stone, Rosebud & the rest.
#StandingRock #StillStanding #JustTheBeginning #StandingRockLives

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2-23-17 ~ Prolific TheRapper… Be smarter than their propaganda. All eyes on Camp. After using force their next move will be propaganda to justify their injustices for the past several months… #nodapl

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2-23-17 ~ The last man left in Oceti Sakowin Main Camp. Sitting on the roof.

Chase Iron Eyes, an American Indian activist and a member of the Standing Rock

2-23-17 ~ NY Times…. Chase Iron Eyes, an American Indian activist and a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is live from Canon Ball, North Dakota after yesterday’s evacuation order by the Army Corps of Engineers and North Dakota’s governor.

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2-23-17 ~ Johnny Dangers… 100% of the Oceti Oyate Camp is now in Government Control! Riot Police, Armored Humvees, Reports of M4 guns and more are raiding the Oceti Oyate Camp!!! Armored Vehicles shamefully line the banks of the Cannonball River. Armed Riot Police have raided 80% of camp and are squeezing the remaining Water Protectors onto the semi-frozen Cannonball River! Grandmother arrested by the sweatlodge. Share! Send Prayers of Strength! Share with the world the truth!

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2-23-17 ~ Redhawk… There was a reported 8-10 arrests yesterday at Oceti. What mainstream media failed to recognize is that a vast majority if not ALL of those arrested were independent & grassroots media taking a stand for the camp, and refusing to allow corporation controlled law enforcement to seize the camp with no documentation. Exercising the 1st amendment, and defending the liberties of this country, this is now a war of information as well as a spiritual war.
There is still independent media embedded inside the camp, and they will continue to defend the right to document for treaty rights and the rights of our Native American brothers and sisters.
WE ARE THE MEDIA NOW.
-Redhawk”

2-23-17 ~ Police Remove Last Of Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters From Camp
Officers on Thursday arrested 46 protesters and forced out all other people who remained in a camp that had been the epicenter of opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Morton County sheriff’s department announce Continue Reading
http://tinyurl.com/h593bnj

2-23-17 ~ North Dakota Dismantles #NoDAPL Oceti Camp
Just after 11 am, the combined eviction forces began their approach into the camp. Between a few dozen to a hundred water protectors were estimated remaining in camp at that time, with most having left the previous day but some having returned that morning by walking across the frozen Cannonball River. Bypassing the main entrance, two Bobcat-type skid steer loaders were used to clear a path down the snowy hill into the north end of Oceti Oyate. Bearcat and MRAP armored vehicles, accompanied by a large number of Humvees and sheriff’s deputies, police with riot gear and live weapons, descended down the path into the camp. Continue Reading
http://tinyurl.com/gkwqeay

2-23-17 ~ Gov. Burgum signs 4 DAPL-inspired bills into law
Gov. Doug Burgum signed four bills into law Thursday afternoon. The bills all have ties to the Dakota Access pipeline protests.House Bill 1293 expands the scope of criminal trespass under state law, but reduces the offense to a $250 citation rather than criminal charges. House Bill 1304 makes it a misdemeanor to wear a mask or hood when committing a crime. House Bill 1426 increases penalties for riot offenses. It allows prosecutors to charge those who take part in a riot in a manner consistent with the potential for actual harm to health safety and well-being. Senate Bill 2302 allows the Attorney General to appoint ad hoc special agents. An example of this would be an out-of-state officer who comes to North Dakota responding to a request for assistance. All four bills have emergency clauses that make them effective immediately. Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/zfz23eh

2-23-17 ~ Trump administration withdrew legal memo that found ‘ample legal justification’ to halt Dakota Access pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/zpy3c3p
The 35-page legal analysis of the pipeline’s potential environmental risks and its impact on treaty rights of the Standing Rock Sioux and other indigenous tribes was authored in December by then-Interior Department Solicitor Hilary C. Tompkins, an Obama appointee who was — at the time — the top lawyer in the department. “The government-to-government relationship between the United States and the Tribes calls for enhanced engagement and sensitivity to the Tribes’ concerns,” Tompkins wrote. “The Corps is accordingly justified should it choose to deny the proposed easement.” Continue Reading

2-23-17 ~ BREAKING: Trump Orders Army to Evict Sioux from Standing Rock at Gunpoint
American forces are storming lands that rightfully belong to Native Americans per U.S. treaties. Trump’s hearkening America back to one of its ugliest historical legacies. The only difference is that our soldiers aren’t on horseback this time. Now, they’re using snipers, bulletproof armor, and Humvees to storm the Native Americans’ protest camps. Continue Reading…
http://tinyurl.com/jn2avx2

2-23-17 ~ Militarized Police Just Evicted The Sioux Tribe From Standing Rock At Gunpoint
Federal authorities have begun their raid to evict the water protectors from the Oceti Sakowin camp, and the images coming out of the protest site are extremely disturbing. History is repeating itself as heavily militarized United States law enforcement storm Native American treaty land to run them off- only this time they’re riding in Humvees and not on horses. Continue Reading …
http://tinyurl.com/zw478g2

2-23-17 ~ Dakota Access oil pipeline camp cleared of protesters
It took 3 ? hours for about 220 officers and 18 National Guardsmen to methodically search the protesters’ temporary homes. Authorities said they arrested 46 people, including a group of military veterans who had to be carried out and a man who climbed atop a building and stayed there for more than an hour before surrendering. Continue Reading …
http://tinyurl.com/homxjkh

2-23-17 ~ FRONTLINE at Standing Rock-Holding the Line 2/23/17 – 411 TRUTH

2-23-17 ~ North Dakota Police CHASE Journalists – TYT Politics

2-23-17 ~ The Chairman Is Having A Meeting At Oceti (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ Armed Police & Military Are Now Inside Oceti (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ Live From Standing Rock With Myron Dewey 2/23/2017 Good Morning – 411 Truth

2-23-17 ~ Armed Police & Military Are Now Inside Oceti 2/23/2017 Live From Standing Rock – 411 Truth

2-23-17 ~ Johnny Dangers Armed Riot Police have raided 80% of camp 2/23/17 – 411 Truth

2-23-17 ~ Oil Police BRUTALIZE Water Protector Who Questioned Them – TYT Politics

2-23-17 ~ Jameson Dargen speaks with Law Enforcement as they try to get him out of Camp – J Grady

2-23-17 ~ Myron Dewey ~ Update from camp after Yesterdays Removal – J Grady

2-13-17 ~ Drone Footage Of Oceti Raid Part 1 (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock With Stephanie Big-Eagle – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ Live From Standing Rock With Myron Dewey (2/23/2017) Good Morning – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ On The Ground In Oceti The Raid Continues (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ We Have to Keep Fighting: Water Protectors Vow Continued Resistance to DAPL as Main Camp Is Evicted – Democracy Now!

2-23-17 ~ Standing Rock Documentary: Who, What and Why of the DAPL Protests (Must Watch) – Protect Mother Earth

2-23-17 ~ Last stand Oceti Oyate heartbreaking – The One And Only Power

2-23-17 ~ Definitely a homeland security helicopter at oceti Camp – The One And Only Power

2-23-17 ~ This is so sad, we have no choice but to stop this from continuing – The One And Only Power

2-23-17 ~ Oceti Camp Is Being Raided! (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock With Johnny Dangers – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ On The Ground In Oceti With Raid Updates (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ Standing Rock Police Raid Oceti Sakowin Camp 2-23-17 12:13 pm – MeMy SelfAndi

2-23-17 ~ 2/23/17 NoDAPL Live Stream of Oceti Sakowin camp invasion from across river – 411 Truth

23-23-17 ~ Lastrealindians ~ The raid of the north camp is almost complete – J Grady

2-23-17 ~ Drone Footage Of Oceti Raid Part 2 (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock With Stephanie Big-Eagle – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ They have four armed standing on the ridge behind Cheyenne River North – J Grady

2-23-17 ~ Myron Dewey ~ Live raid of Oceti resistance prater camp – J Grady

2-23-17 ~ BIA In Rosebud The Oceti Raid Continues (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ Live From Standing Rock With Chase Iron Eyes Part 2 (2/23/2017) Oceti Raid Updates – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ Jameson Dargen speaks with Law Enforcement as they try to get him out of Camp – 411 TRUTH

2-23-17 ~ Standing Rock Police Cause Broken Hip! 02/23/17 #NoDAPL – 411 TRUTH

2-23-17 ~ America Lawlessly Dishonors Supreme Laws of it’s own Land. | 02/23/17 KFYR TV – 411 TRUTH

2-23-17 ~ Unicorn Riot ~ Militarized police fall face-first in attempts to tackle water protectors – J Grady

2-23-17 ~ Drone Footage: Raid On Oceti Resistance Prayer Camp Part 1 (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ Drone Footage: Raid On Oceti Resistance Prayer Camp Part 2 (2/23/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-23-17 ~ USA: National Guard clear out remaining protesters at Standing Rock camp – Ruptly TV

2-23-17 ~ Americans Shame – Sad Day at Standing Rock as Protester Picked Off – LIVE SATELLITE NEWS

2-23-17 ~ Military Vehicles and Snipers at Standing Rock Protest – LIVE SATELLITE NEWS

2-23-17 ~ Police Arrest American Indians at Standing Rock – LIVE SATELLITE NEWS

2-23-17 ~ Police News Conference at Standing Rock Protest – LIVE SATELLITE NEWS

 
 
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News Articles and Updates ~ Oceti Sakowin
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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

Special Report Feb. 22, 2017

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News Articles and Updates ~ Oceti Sakowin
http://wp.me/P6lD99-17T
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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2-22-17 ~ Brandon Green… I love our water protectors who have been here for so long fighting! Through blizzards, wood shortages, hatred, lack of fund (who have never asked for a dime), who ended up having to build their shelters of the left over scraps of those a little more well off, who entire outfit is from the donations brought in. I love our water protectors who are so humble. They never came in like a savior here to save the day. They are here out of love for the water and for mother earth. These are the purest souls and have earned all my praises. I love you guys!
( shh don’t tell anybody but we still here)

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2-22-17 ~ Sacred Stone Camp … Riot Police from Wisconsin and North Dakota chasing down Eric Poemz as he was reporting from the frontline. Police disgustingly appear to take photos with Eric Poemz after injuring him (like hunting photos).

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2-22-17 ~ Native Americans Cherokee … This morning at Standing Rock, many women participated in a sacred ceremonial Women’s Jingle dance and this was the first time it was allowed to be recorded. The dancers invited the media to record it because they want the healing power to be shared with the world.

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2-22-17 ~ The Fight is not over
Over 450,000 of you took action demanding Obama halt construction. Thank you!

Now we need your help finishing the fight.

On January 18th, the Department of the Army published the Notice of Intent to require an Environmental Impact Statement in the Federal Register. This is another small victory in defeating the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline.

The fight, however, is still not over.

This notice opens the public scoping phase and invites anyone interested to help them to identify potential issues, concerns, and reasonable alternatives that should be considered in an EIS.

While the EIS is exactly what we called for, we must ensure that it fully takes into consideration tribal treaty rights, natural resources, cultural and sacred places, socio-economical concerns, environmental justice, and the health and wellbeing of those downstream who rely on our drinking water.

We need your continued support as this process moves forward.

The Department of the Army’s Civil Works division will be accepting public comment until February 20th, 2017

Submit a comment to the Army Corps:
95,190 Letters Sent
Please sign http://tinyurl.com/hlpeh3q

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2-22-17 ~ In a symbolic gesture, the protesters set fire to their camp
“People have said their last prayers, and offered cedar to the sacred fire and are also burning these structures we have ceremonially built, so they must be ceremonially removed,”
http://tinyurl.com/z4u259j

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2-22-17 ~ Update. We made it to Standing Rock around 230 am local time. We sat around a drum circle for the last several hours singing beautiful songs. Tomorrow I will be arrested on felony charges for refusing to leave. I take everything that is coming to me in the hope that we can make a difference here. They have already released dogs, burned down their encampments and sent in the army to shoot the unarmed crowds, so who knows what is in store for those of us on the front line tomorrow, especially with Trump in office! Thank all of you for your blessings and warm thoughts. Please continue to keep me and everyone else in Standing Rock in your prayers and meditations. At this point the whole world needs your prayers.
— at #DakotaAccessPipelineResistanceCamp


2-22-17 ~ North Dakota Access pipeline protesters prayed and set fire to a handful of wooden structures on Wednesday, hours ahead of a deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers to close the camp.
Some of the praying protesters said burning the structures — which appeared to include a yurt and a teepee — was part of the ceremony of leaving. As heavy rain turned to snow, some said they expected no trouble during the eviction, despite a heavy law enforcement presence.


2-22-17 ~ At the 2:56 minute mark ND officers just BROKE Eric Poemz hip (yes, really), took his phone, and it continued to live feed as they incriminated themselves… asked him to apologize… classic Morton County “justice”. I don’t know how to save the feed other than just clicking the Facebook button to save the video but as we’ve learned… If they delete the video entirely, there is nothing that’s then being saved… video will appear as “not found”. If you know a way around this, please save that video for Eric because he will need it later.

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12-22-17 ~ THE LAST AKICITA ~ Final Day at #NoDAPL’s Oceti Camp. by Ythsta Resovich
He stands, quiet leaning against the War Pony, looking out over the camp with a faraway stare, seeing the past five months of who and what he is now like a movie playing in his mind. I didn’t understand, couldn’t understand until I got here, the phrases “there is no time” and “that’s old news”. I didn’t see the world the way it is here, all too safe and secure in my white-bread existence. Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/hy7jetx

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rock & the Fight to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground
Right now, water protectors are being evacuated from the main camp at Standing Rock. The state of North Dakota issued an emergency evacuation last week for the main camp, formerly known as Oceti Sakowin, that goes into effect today. While some are optimistic as new camps emerge on higher ground and as the land is returned to its former state, others can’t help but feel heartache to see the camp pack up and to see Dakota Access prepare to drill under the Missouri River. Continue Reading
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2-22-17 ~ Indigenous Rising Media… Water protectors are hard at work making sure to leave the Oceti Sakowin camp area better than we found it. Fake news about the ‘mess’ is rampant, so hopefully this clears up questions. We are still committed to protecting the water of the Missouri River. But if the camp is evicted or raided, it will only hinder or stop the cleanup. Please watch and share.

2-22-17 ~ Ernesto Burbank… More water protectors arrested today @ Standing Rock. Witnesses are saying many without being read their rights or any charges being stated. This is a sad day simultaneously for America and the Earth. When corporate profiteers totally hold the strings on the law enforcers and Government. The slope just got very steep and slippery. I said this was a test case for the world and that’s why I would stand loud and strong with the cause. It’s not just a blow for Standing Rock. It sets a new directive for the modern Western World. I’m not liking this directive at all.

2-22-17 ~ 10 arrested as Oceti Sakowin DAPL protest camp evacuated Wednesday
http://tinyurl.com/zjwdt44
Governor Burgum and other state authorities say Thursday at 9 a.m. they will re-start clean up efforts at the Oceti Sakowin Camp. And they’re giving protesters still left at the camp one more chance to leave.

2-22-17 ~ LA TIMES… 10 arrested as authorities close in on Dakota Access pipeline protest camp
http://tinyurl.com/h37we4a
The standoff marked the culmination of one of the nation’s largest and longest environmental protests, which at its peak drew thousands of activists who said the project would threaten the water supply and sacred sites of the North Dakota tribe.

2-22-17 ~ Scheduled Eviction of Main #NoDAPL Encampment
http://tinyurl.com/htgsqgj
After nearly a year of struggling against the Dakota Access Pipeline’s construction underneath the Missouri River, water protectors are now scheduled to be evicted from their main encampment. The encampment, on unceded Fort Laramie Treaty land and maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers, has a few hundred water protectors still holding steady as the eviction looms.
Ceremonial fires have been raging throughout the snow-filled morning.

2-22-17 ~ These last moments of the Standing Rock protest will break your heart
http://tinyurl.com/z4u259j
After a Trump administration executive order, the Army Corps of Engineers ordered protesters to vacate the camp by 2 p.m. local time on Feb. 22, 2017. Authorities were set to physically remove everyone in the way of the Dakota Access Pipeline’s construction upon sacred Native American land.

2-22-17 ~ Last Remnants of Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp Are Engulfed in Flames
http://tinyurl.com/hsc9o3q
Some of the last remnants of the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp went up in flames Wednesday as opponents of the project set fire to makeshift wooden housing as part of a leaving ceremony ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land.

2-22-17 ~ Dakota Access Protesters Arrested As Deadline Passes To Depart Camp
http://tinyurl.com/hkug6zc
Images showing clashes with law enforcement and pipeline security workers motivated thousands of Americans to support the tribe by donating hundreds of thousands of dollars or joining Oceti Sakowin and the other water protector camps. It also provided a model for environmental protests that essentially went viral as camps sprang up to halt pipelines in Texas, Florida and other spots around the country. “The camp was the light in the middle of the dark,” said Indigenous Environmental Network organizer Dallas Goldtooth. “It was the fire that fueled so many fights across the country,”

2-22-17 ~ Live From Standing Rock With Eric Poemz (2/22/2017) BIA Won’t Let Us Into Oceti Oyate! – Mystic Dave2

2-22-17 ~ HEARTBREAKING: Standing Rock Camp Burns Before Raid – TYT Politics

2-22-17 ~ The Final Hours of Oceti Camp (2/22/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rock – Oceti Camp , Front Gate – Lakota People Project – 02/22/17 – 241pm – Valley Forge Network

2-22-17 ` Vets talking to cops asking for more time – J Grady

2-22-17 ~ Unicorn Riot ~ Cam 1 Eviction of Main #NoDAPL Camp – J Grady

2-22-17 ~ Live From Standing Rock With Jon Ziegler (2/22/2017) Raid Updates From The Ground – Mystic Dave2

2-22-17 ~ Raid Updates From The Ground At Oceti (2/22/2017) Live From Standing Rock With Angie Spencer – Mystic Dave2

2-22-17 ~ Cops Talk to us about leaving Oceti Camp Right now. Standing Rock – The One And Only Power

2-22-17 ~ On our way to help sacred stone. Standing Rock – The One And Only Power

2-22-17 ~ Interview with Oglala Lakota Elder from Pine Ridge About today’s Treaty Stand #StandingRock – The One And Only Power

2-22-17 ~ Oceti Camp Final hour’s Water protectors…. Standing Rock – The One And Only Power

2-22-17 ~ Oceti Oyate in the Seventh Generation kitchen huddled around the fire with spirits high – The One And Only Power

2-22-17 ~ From Rosebud camp!!! People earning their fathers. Conquistador’s are live and well – The One And Only Power

2-22-17 ~ Oceti Oyate eviction date has arrived… And the reason for Burning – The One And Only Power

2-22-17 ~ Oceti Camp Updates With Myron Dewey (2/22/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-22-17 ~ Cops Moving In Now! (2/22/2017) Live From Standing Rock With Jon Ziegler – Mystic Dave2

2-22-17 ~ Live From Standing Rock With Ed Higgins (2/22/2017) Rumor Mill Check – Mystic Dave2

2-22-17 ~ Last Stand for Standing Rock isn’t quite over – RT America

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rock – Eviction of Main Camp 255pm – 02/22/17 – Unicorn Riot – Valley Forge Network

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rock – Oceti Camp Drone 131pm – 02/22/17 – DSS – Valley Forge Network

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rock – International Prayer Movement w/ Chase IronEyes – 02/22/17 – LastRealIndians 214pm – Valley Forge Network

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rock – 2nd Raid 402pm – Indigenous Rising Media – 02/22/17 – Valley Forge Network

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rock – FOX News Feed 322pm – – Hour half – Oceti Camp – 02/22/17 – Valley Forge Network

2-22-17 ~ 748 tribes and 22 cities have signed letters supporting stopping DAPL! We Stand! – 411 TRUTH

2-22-17 ~ Moment of Arrest of Standing Rock Water Protectors 02/22/17 #NoDAPL – 411 TRUTH

2-22-17 ~ Police Rush and Arrest Protesters at Standing Rock Protest Camp – 411 TRUTH

2-22-17 ~ Snow and Fire – Standing Rock protest Camp in FLAMES – LIVE SATELLITE NEWS

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rock Deadline Day #NoDAPL – Native American Life

2-22-17 ~ Lakota People’s Law Project was live – J Grady

2-2-17 ~ 748 tribes and 22 cities have signed letters supporting stopping DAPL! We Stand! – J Grady

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rock LIVE: Anti-DAPL camp as enforced evacuation deadline reached – RT

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rock Braces For Police Raid TODAY – TYT Politics

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rock: #NoDAPL Frontline Action- UWN FEED – DAHBOO777

2-22-17 ~ Myron Dewey ~ Update from Prairie nights casino – J Grady

2-22-17 ~ Myron Dewey ~ Morning update Good morning all my relatives – J Grady

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rock Deadline Day #NoDAPL – J Grady

2-22-17 ~ Targeted Native Reporter’s Court Hearing Is TODAY – TYT Politics

2-22-17 ~ Today the Oceti Sakowin camp is expected to be evicted after 2pm – Native American Life

2-22-17 ~ Unicorn Riot ~ Cam 1 Eviction of Main #NoDAPL Cam – J Grady

2-22-17 ~ Water Protectors Singing One Last Time At Oceti (2/22/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-22-17 ~ Vets Talk To Cops & Ask For More Time (2/22/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-22-17 ~ They Are Fully Armed, Pray (2/22/2017) Live From Standing Rock With Women’s Indigenous Media – Mystic Dave2
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2-22-17 ~ Indigenous elder explains how some plan to passively resist evacuation of the camp:02/22/17 – 411 TRUTH

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rocks Protests, Nine Arrests were Made – PewWORKS TV

2-22-17 ~ Breaking News Riot Police ran at Water Protectors at the entrance of Oceti – J Grady

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rock – Update – Riot Police run at Water Protectors – 526pm – 02/22/17 – Jdangers – Valley Forge Network

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rock: Police Start Camp Eviction, Arrests Made – UWN FEED – DAHBOO777

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rock’s Last Stand- #NoDAPL Camp Eviction — Chase Iron Eyes Interview – Acronym TV

2-22-17 ~ Evicted NoDAPL protesters ‘taking their fight outward’ – photojournalist – RT America

2-22-17 ~ The thunders are returning less than 20 hours from the armed raid – Native American Life

2-22-17 ~ The thunders are returning less than 20 hours from the armed raid – Native American Life

2-22-17 ~ It’s snowing and it’s the final meeting with the army corps. #NoDAPL – The One And Only Power

2-22-17 ~ It’s The Final Meeting With The Army Corps (2/22/2017) Live From Standing Rock – Mystic Dave2

2-22-17 ~ Live From Standing Rock With Myron Dewey (2/22/2017) BIA Barricade – Mystic Dave2

Stories From the Frontline Feb. 6, 2017

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News Articles and Updates ~ Oceto Sakowin
http://wp.me/P6lD99-17T
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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2-5-17 ~ Chief Crazy Horse
I salute the light within your eyes where the whole universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am at that place within me, we shall be one.
~ Chief Crazy Horse
Oglala Sioux, 1877

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2-5-17 ~ Jim Graywolf Petruzzi… LaDonna Allard, Standing Rock and No DAPL
I read LaDonna Allard’s post a couple of hours ago, but needed to wait and comment after letting her words sink in. Now I will comment since LaDonna is one of those people who has become so much more than just LaDonna. This has happened not through ego or intention, but because of the leadership and spirit she has shown.

When friends asked me to begin a Facebook support page for the Standing Rock Protestors in August I knew little of what was going on – and little of Standing Rock. The Black Hills – Pine Ridge – yes, but Standing Rock and North Dakota – no. I was busy running our educational non-profit, Sanctuaries of the Earth Mother, with Sue, my wife and did not need more work. But, after three calls and requests I agreed to do it. As we talked on the phone we spoke of how the people beginning to mass at Standing Rock were Protectors. So the group name of Standing Rock Protectors – Pipeline Protestors was used.

The group grew quickly and we were 30,000 strong by September. In October Sue and I headed to Standing Rock and Sacred Stone Camp. So, that is the beginning of the virtual support and how I came to meet LaDonna. After we were at Sacred Stone 5 days or so we walked back to our little RV one evening and saw LaDonna and her husband sitting by one of the fires. We went over and we all began to speak. I have written about this before and will post that again another day. This is about LaDonna and the Protectors. I was immediately impressed by her strength and commitment. And by her words. She spoke of the young ones who had come to her about the pipeline. And mentioned her son. We spoke of the pipeline and the sacred ground. She shared how that camp was on her land and she would fight to keep it there. Her husband spoke of LaDonna’s long time commitment to her families land and untiring work at stopping the pipeline now.

I told her of the virtual group supporting her and the main camp and how many people were already in it. She said that piece was critical and wanted us to do whatever it took to tell more people, spread the word and tell them why the pipeline was bad for Standing Rock and all people along the rivers fed by the Missouri. We told her we would do all in our power. And we would try to help with donations and materials. Then we spoke of re-routing the pipeline and she was the first who said to me this was about stopping, not re-routing, the pipeline. Under the river was bad, no matter where it was done. She gave us permission to film and record those willing and we got press passes and did so for a week.

Since that time our group has followed LaDonna’s work and all the camps at Standing Rock. And promoted and educated. And watched groups appear around the world. Now with over 134,000 in this group we continue the work Standing Rock – and LaDonna and all the elders began. They are the heroes. And they have won SO much that has captivated and amazed people around the world.

Some of the things LaDonna told me were: 1) this had to be and remain a peaceful protest and 2) have the people send prayers – lots of prayers and 3) talk about all people working together.

Other elders told me similar things as LaDonna, but Sue and I heard her words first and with our hearts. This we have done and will continue. The Standing Rock protest is not over – the venue changes now. But the successes and wins do amaze me. The biggest, most incredible success of these camps is that everyone there was working together – shoulder-to-shoulder. We worked with red, white, black and yellow… old and young… male and female… citizens of the U.S. and many other countries. And I watched Native American friends from tribes long considered enemies embracing. This is truly the prophecy of the four colors coming together and sharing their wisdom playing out. When Sue and I went to camp meetings we heard LaDonna also speak to this.

For months now we in our virtual group have spoken of Water is Life the Movement and how that must be the next evolution of this water protection work. I have long said Standing Rock or any individual protest will eventually be decided – win or lose. And that ends the issue. But a united movement for clean water around the world goes on and on – each protest connected to all the others. A tsunami of clean water demands that cannot be stopped. Now I see that is also the best way to honor LaDonna and all the camps and protectors of Standing Rock – carry on the Water is Life Movement with the same fervor as is being shown at Standing Rock… and Flint… and Florida… and Texas… and everywhere.

The Red Nations began Standing Rock and welcomed in the White, Black and Yellow. Other protests were first led by the Black Nation or White or Yellow. Together, being colorblind now, we move ahead.

Lately there have been some dark comments – some divisive ‘one color only’ comments – some ridicule – some hate talk. Those doing this have no understanding at all of what Standing Rock is about. The majority in the movement know we must be all one and welcome and share with ALL people – regardless of their color or race. That is the current huge legacy of Standing Rock.

Thank you LaDonna. Thank you Protectors.

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2-5-17 ~ Lorna R Knowshisgun… Sacred Stone Camp today when the BIA forced their way into the upper entrance to the camp due to a phone call made by the gentleman in the house who is pointing. In the process 3-4 people were abused and one person sustained a possible broken arm.

It is unclear why the BIA were called to the house. It is possible the owner complained about the mutually shared driveway was being blocked. However, it seems strange that 6 BIA vehicles and countless BIA police were necessary to answer a call that could have been handled by one car, one man.

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2-5-17 ~ Oceti Sakowin Camp… Kinetic impact projectiles (KIPs) | Less Than Lethal Weapons on US Civilians

**Name ONE of these injuries that Water Protectors have NOT sustained at Standing Rock. Where else are these happening in the United States?**

“EYES
Direct trauma to the eye from KIPs nearly always causes total blindness in that eye, due to rupture of the globe (eyeball) as well as trauma to nearby structures. KIPs can also penetrate through the eye socket and enter the brain, causing brain injury.

CARDIORESPIRATORY SYSTEM
KIPs can cause bruising of the lungs or heart, and penetration into the chest may cause serious, possibly fatal injuries such as bleeding, pneumothorax, and heart attacks.

SKELETAL SYSTEM
Injuries to the muscles and bones may cause sprains, bruises, and fractures. Deeper injuries can cause permanent damage to the neurovascular structures, leading to amputations or compartment syndrome.

BRAIN
Blunt trauma to the brain can cause concussions and bruising inside the brain (contusions) as well as different types of bleeding in the brain (intracranial hemorrhage) and skull fractures. KIPs have also been known to penetrate the skull or enter the brain tissue, causing hemorrhage, injury to the spinal cord, and severe brain injury from the foreign body.

HEAD and NECK
The delicate structures of the face and neck are particularly vulnerable to traumatic injury. The bones of the face and skull, the spinal cord, and the blood vessels in the neck are all close to the skin surface.

ABDOMINAL
Blunt injuries can cause bleeding in the solid organs such as the liver, kidney, and spleen; penetrative injuries can also cause bleeding, perforations, and urogenital injuries.

SKIN and SOFT TISSUE
KIPs can cause bruising and contusions of the skin and soft tissue, as well as superficial and deep lacerations, some of which may cause muscle or nerve damage as well as bleeding.”
**Where else in the United States are we seeing injuries like these, delivered by Law Enforcement to control crowds of peaceful protesters?**

Download the Full Fact Sheet Here:
http://tinyurl.com/h2qvazf

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2-4-17 ~ TO SAVE THE WATER, WE MUST BREAK THE CYCLE OF COLONIAL TRAUMA… Ladonna Bravebull Allard says, “This movement was started by the people, and led by our youth. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s decision to negotiate with the State and disown the people who came to fight for our water is risking more than they understand. We have had many thousands of people ready to stand together in front of those machines. The Indigenous nations of Turtle Island had united as never before. But as division grows, it is very difficult to see a path forward. We have no choice but to break the cycle of trauma so our future generations can have a better life.” Continue Reading
http://tinyurl.com/gt9f4a4

2-4-17 ~ Luba Williams… Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Dave Archambault has been criticized for things he recently said. Without getting into specifics the Chairman indicated perhaps the battle is not best fought in person. There were other comments made about water and the pipeline which seemed unusual and odd, not very supportive of the Water Is Life movement.

At first you may be in shock when you hear these words. But if you look at the mans face his posture the tone of his voice and facial expressions he does not believe what he is saying. To me he looked like an emotional blackmailed hostage. Forced to say things he did not want to say. I cannot say if this is true nor why and by whom, but that is just my personal opinion. So he will now take heat from both sides and be surrounded by negative energy. When in fact I think this is the time perhaps some positive prayerful energy needs to surround him, his family and every single person involved directly or indirectly at Standing Rock camps. Remember he is not the enemy and he is not the one wanting to build this pipeline. But he is the focus of speculation and the one that the powers who make decisions in this country will focus their sites on. That is not an easy position to be in.

We are living in a time where money is very powerful and people and companies have power to do very sinister things. There are concerns about poisoning of people with rodent killing chemicals at Standing Rock. Imagine if that’s just the start. What else could the sinister do?

What else and how else could people be affected. The pipeline is dangerous, but what else is also ? We know the pipeline may eventually leak. But we also know that direct deliberate actions may be more dangerous right now. What is the solution, I don’t know. Yet I strongly believe we need to be thoughtful of our words and intentions and how we feel about others right now.

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2-4-17 ~ Oceti Sakowin Camp… Kinetic impact projectiles (KIPs) | Less Than Lethal Weapons on US Civilians

Though the law enforcement agents used no weapons on the Water Protectors during the Last Child Camp raid on February 1, they were fully armed with them. At close range, rifles like these were trained on the assembled people gathered, all of whom have no reason to begin trusting that this sort of unregulated weaponry won’t be used.

Why must military-grade weapons be used to manage a peaceful assembly of people, a First Amendment Right? How does this ongoing show of force protect and serve anyone?

“KIPs are commonly known as rubber and plastic bullets, are used for crowd-control purposes by law enforcement worldwide in multiple forms and are shot from myriad types of guns and launchers. The findings of a systematic review of medical literature carried out by Physicians for Human Rights indicate that KIPs cause serious injury, disability, and death. KIPs are inherently inaccurate when fired from afar and therefore can cause unintended injuries to bystanders and strike vulnerable body parts; at close range, they are likely to be lethal. Therefore, KIPs are not an appropriate weapon to be used for crowd management and specifically for dispersal purposes.

HEALTH EFFECTS
KIPs can cause blunt or penetrative trauma. Penetrative injuries are those that pierce the skin or soft tissue. Blunt injuries are those that cause internal damage without breaking the skin barrier.”

Download the Full Fact Sheet Here:
http://tinyurl.com/h2qvazf

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2-4-17 ~ Help still needed for the clean up effort. That December 4th stunt really left the protectors with a lot of clean-up to do. Making good progress.

Keep in mind when they announced victory on Dec 4th with all the world watching nearly 8000 people disappeared over night. Also there were many supplies that were bought with donation money so those who used it likely did not think it was theirs to take.

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2-4-17 ~ Joshua Smith… With great reluctance I wanted to throw some actions out into the public, and honestly they might give some firepower to those against the Standing Rock Movement. There are many rumors of Financial Malfeasance by David Archambault and other members of the Tribal Council but I will stick to the ones which there is verifiable evidence for. It appears as though SRST Tribal Council and Chairman David Archambault may have MISAPPROPRIATED the $6.5 million in donations, and are now working with the federal government to crush the grassroots movement of those still there opposed to the pipeline.

The stench of malfeasance doesn’t smell any better just because it emanates from an ally. In some sense, I do have to say they are still on the forefront of the legal battle challenging DAPL in court.

Lateral Violence is when two different factions within a given movement criticize the other in a manner which creates division and also provide those opposed to the movement reasoning to criticize us. That being said I believe it is incumbent upon any movement to not close ranks and hide facts. In the spirit of that I’m urging individuals who support the Water Protectors and are part of the NoDAPL movement to consider the following actions and if you find it appropriate either withdraw your support and/or demand accountability from Dave Archambault and the Standing Rock Tribal Council.

I want you to consider their actions in the last few months. I also want you to consider throwing all your support behind Sacred Stone Camp, LaDonna Allard and Chase Iron Eyes. Understand that within any movement there is not one voice, but many voices and groups. I would like to point out that the SRST Chairman and Tribal cCouncil are but a small portion and have been allied, but have not been Leaders of the Camp Movement. Also remember, they are a political organization. Early on they made huge appeals for people to come to Standing Rock, and we did. Since mid-December, they have taken numerous actions that I believe are extremely questionable, which have been widely reported in the media but also documented as they were discussed and voted on in public council sessions. It appears they have misappropriated the money donated to them and at this time are trying to evict those that came to stand in solidarity with the NoDAPL Movement.

They are making numerous statements implying that this movement is led by themselves and are now portraying themselves as the only legitimate Water Protectors and calling Sacred Stone and the other people camped out as rogue factions. I can only surmise that perhaps they are trying to co-opt the movement in an attempt to silence the movement.

THIS WAS A YOUTH MOVEMENT WHICH STARTED BY & YOUTH’S CAMPED OUT ON LADONNA ALLARD’S PRIVATE PROPERTY. It was NOT organized or requested by the Tribal Government.

Last count IIRC they have accepted more than $6.5 million dollars in donations and while they have provided some support financially to the camps, purportedly they also voted to Use a large chunk of this money to pay Debt which Pre-existed the movement. This was adopted by a recorded council resolution and once again reported by the independent media. Call SRST Council and demand accountability for where they spent your money if you donated.

Also In December, after they called for the Water Protectors to go home, It was found that an entire warehouse owned by the tribe was filled with months full of Mail as well as monetary and purchased items addressed to both individual water protectors but also Sacred stone Camp (a separate entity) had been stockpiled and not delivered to whom they were addressed. The Council Asserts this was an administrative Error. Given the totality of their actions I question this.

Cody Two Bears, a council member has been very vocal and has also publicly advocated now that the federal government and federal law enforcement assist them in clearing the camps. One such camp, Sacred Stone, is purportedly on private ground owned by Ladonna Allard. In the Past SRST has made numerous statements supporting that this Camp is a safe camp because it is on Ladonna’s private ground.

In a stunning reversal they requested Federal Law enforcement and BIA officials, along with ATF and ACOE enter her private property without a warrant yesterday for an “Assessment.” They are now claiming that the tribe not Miss Allard has majority ownership of the property. I would challenge this claim, based on their previous statements.

I would urge you to call the tribal Government to:
Demand an accounting of your money.
Express your opinion of their actions.
Ask them about their recent collaboration with Federal officials.

Ladonna Allard and Chase Iron Eyes are still on the ground still standing up against the DAPL Movement and I believe these actions of protest have ensured our success thus far. Consider withdrawing your support from the SRST tribal Council and Dave Archambault, and support those still on the ground, still standing up for the water.

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2-4-17 STANDING ROCK Update:
Greetings from Standing Rock, where the struggle to bring compassion and awareness into the thoughts and minds of all peoples in all parts of the world continues. We are here on the ground, partnering with local organizers, native communities and you, the generous supporters of our continued efforts to restore the land to the pristine state in which we found her.

Grandmother, the Earth is called by so many here. And as she changes her clothes, shrugging off this long Winter and emerging into Spring, our work is made all the more urgent. Rising flood waters from the Missouri River will soon wash away any trash or refuse left behind by the waves of supporters, tourists and passersby who have lent their support, in myriad forms, these past many months.

Now we roll up our sleeves and do the difficult work of sorting through the thousands of donations and camping supplies which can still be repurposed to support the struggle to stop DAPL, or that may find new life in other nearby communities.

Already we have packed and delivered two shipments of clothing and non-perishable food to nearby charities and donation centers, with plans to send out our massive 28 foot trailer fully loaded two more times.
Our trucks roll through camp, excavating forgotten tents from the frozen ground, layers of ice and the all-concealing snow. Tools purchased with your contributions allow us to overcome these barriers to our success, and scrub from this sacred land every tarp, tent stake and cigarette butt we find.

But it’s not all about cleaning. Far too many elders have been left with the responsibility of breaking down their own camps, with little or no support. These have been homes for nearly a year, and are often full of yurts, large military tents, tipis and even some fully fledged houses. Unify identifies those members of the Standing Rock community who are being forgotten and we help.

You help. We could never do it without you. From the beginning, the movement against DAPL and to protect this water has relied on the aid of those whose support came from afar. We have rallied together each according to their ability. Each piece of this movement is sacred, as each cell in the body amounts to more than the sum of its parts. And now, more than ever, it is imperative we stay together.
Though the pipeline bores on, its infamy now burnished by the support of a new Presidency, the last impact of Standing Rock remains to be seen. Will we allow this movement to come stuttering to a halt, or can we find a way to fuel this new community in a responsible, sustainable manner?

Your support means direct aid on the ground as Water Protectors begin relocating to permanent ecovillages. Sacred Stone and Rosebud have no intentions of disbanding, and have secured their future on private lands directly neighboring the flood plain.

Unify will be here, sorting recycling, restoring the land and helping Grandmother wherever we can and in whomever we see her twinkling eye. Nothing in the future is certain, but we are certain not to abandon this place, not now when Standing Rock needs us the most, not ever.

Please join us in preserving and protecting this most magical of moments, and breathing new life into the most important movement in generations.

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2-4-17 ~ ‎Joshua Taflinger… We have been in camp all week collecting information face to face directly from camp coordinators and leaders in Oceti Oyate, Rosebud, and the new Black Hoop Camp. **(Didn’t spend time in Sacred Stone, so can’t report facts on that one. Check out live feeds for those updates)

All camps agree that Dave Archambault and the SRST are corrupt politicians that have been bought and have bailed on the people that THEY called out to stand and help protect the water, land, and sacred sites.

The Army Corps announced an eviction notice to Oceti Oyate(main camp) and the sections of Rosebud that the Army Corps has illegally (based on the treaties) claimed for February 22nd. Many are cleaning up, packing up, and heading out.

Many Water Protectors are dedicated to stay and stand and are praying for you, Veterans, anyone to stand and resist with us on the 22nd!

The numbers in camp are dwindling and with these declining numbers, when police raid on the 22nd, they will have no problem clearing out the resistance. We cannot quit now. If we give them this victory they will just keep taking more and more until there is nothing left to stand for.

Now more than ever, people are being called to camp. It would logistically be much more difficult/improbable for police to clear out camp if there were 1,000’s present on the 22nd.
Come prepared to resist and potentially be arrested. If you don’t come, this will be over!

Rosebud camp is focused on major clean up efforts as well as working out logistics to move their camp up the hill to higher ground to the new Blackhoop Memorial Camp.
This will be an invitation camp. People will be vetted to make sure there are as few “agitators”.
This will be a peaceful prayer camp.

All camps, especially Rosebud, need help cleaning up the grounds to prevent the debris from getting washed into the river if flooding occurs. Please go NOW!! You are NEEDED and encouraged to help with clean up efforts if possible. Many hands make light work.

And this is directly from those who are committed to staying and resisting DAPL. There is a call for the VETERANS to begin arriving before the 22nd, set up, and dig in and prepare. If you do not come in large numbers, the camp will be crushed and cleared out.

Face your fears! Get in your car and get your butt to Standing Rock!! This is our last chance to STAND and kill this Black Snake! We need you!

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2-3-17 ~ Redhawk Standing Rock Rising
RESIST.
RISE.
YOU ARE THE RESISTANCE.
WE ARE THE RESISTANCE.
WE ARE OUR ANCESTORS WILDEST DREAMS COME TRUE.
WE ARE THE FRONTLINE FOR MOTHER EARTH.
WHAT HAPPENS NOW DEFINES THE FUTURE OF OUR PLANET.
HOLD. YOUR. GROUND.
MNI WICONI
-Redhawk

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2-3-17 ~ Redhawk… During the police sweep of Last Child Camp, Water Protectors were all charged with “engaging in a riot” along with “trespassing” on treaty land.

In this photo, to the right, you can see all the Water Protectors holding a prayer circle around the Sacred Fire.

On the left, you can see law enforcement approaching the Water Protectors.

Not quite sure where this “riot” is.
False charges.
-Redhawk

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2-3-17 ~ Andrew Alexis Varvel… “I think Chase Iron Eyes set a trap for the Morton County Sheriff and Dakota Access LLC and they fell in. Firstly, Sheriff Kirchmeier had been claiming that the Backwater Bridge needed to be closed down because it needed repairs – his very use of that bridge exposes Morton County’s blockade of that bridge as entirely punitive in nature. Secondly, Chase Iron Eyes now has a clearcut case testing his rights as a member of Oceti Sakowin to press territorial claims under the Fort Laramie Treaty. Thirdly, his arrest exposes the flimsy nature of Dakota Access LLC’s claim to own (and at that, temporarily own until the end of this year!) the Cannonball Ranch – the Attorney General had to twist North Dakota’s farming law into a pretzel (in defiance of over three-fourths of the electorate as expressed in last June’s referendum!) to accept Dakota Access LLC’s justification that it needed to use the property as a security perimeter around its state-granted easement. Fourthly, Chase Iron Eyes has now become a political prisoner, which helps bring more publicity for the cause. Fifthly, his arrest can show the outside world how morally corrupt the local news media’s demonization of him has really become.

Chase Iron Eyes is a lot smarter than his opponents give him credit for. I would not underestimate him.”
– ‎Andrew Alexis Varvel‎ // #LastChildCamp #IndigenousRising

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2-3-17 ~ Ken Ward tried to save our water and was sentenced to 20 years for his efforts. These oil companies have the country’s judicial and law enforcement in their pockets. they want profits and we need water. The people of this country need to rise up NOW!! We need to tell everyone we know what’s happening to our water ways and water ways all over the world. The last war will be for water!

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2-1-17 ~ US Army Corps ordered to allow the completion of the Dakota Access pipeline
Acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer had “directed the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with the easement needed to complete the Dakota Access pipeline,” and that Congressional notification was “imminent”. Continue Reading
http://tinyurl.com/hf2drtg

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Standing Rock Last Child Camp Raid 2/5/17

2-1-17 ~ Lindsey Norton… DAPL has set fire the the new camp set up across from Oceti. The DAPL men are now having a celebration around the burning remains of the arrested protector’s homes and property.

Standing Rock Camp Raided, Mass Arrests

2-1-17 ~ Johnny Dangers… Police arrested 76 Water Protectors at the New Camp Raid after dismantling the barricade and rolling in like an Army!

Tin Soldiers and DAPL’s Army
Completely exhausting day. I hope the arrested can be bailed out quickly.

Mass Arrests by shameful Miltarized police at New Camp Raid! Humvees and military gear line our streets and we stay silent? Will you?
Share Everywhere! Protect the Water!!

Follow Johnny Dangers and Johnny K. Dangers for continued on the ground updates and more on defeating the Black Snake that is the Dakota Access Pipeline! Click where it says “Follow” on my profile and change it to “See First” to not miss any #NoDAPL updates.

2-1-17 ~ Last Child Camp. It’s gone now. Torn down and burned.

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2-1-17 ~ Updates from Sacred Stone Camp… requests for Standing Rock allies to physically provide support at Sacred Stone Camp. But you must be self-sufficient. The kitchens are closed down there now. you need to be able to feed yourself….and provide your own winter gear and camping gear etc. once at Camp you will be put to work.

If you can’t go to Standing Rock…..please go to any of the Army Corps of Engineers and do a peaceful, prayerful sit-in. Do not leave until they force you to leave. Finally, divest your money from the banks that fund the pipeline

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2-1-17 ~ Gary Rice… In honor of the Last Child Warrior Society, the only such society created by Crazy Horse we are asking all frontliners in camp to come to the high ground west of the Oceti camps to put out a call for others to join this stand. It’s time brothers & sisters. Our conscience won’t let us back down. In the spirit of Crazy Horse.

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1-31-17 ~ LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard… calling all veterans and Standing Rock allies to go to Standing Rock! They need everyone’s help to fight the black snake! LaDonna says if you can go support them at Standing Rock do so asap!

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1-30-17 ~ The Standing Rock Water Protectors … had some apprehension about returning to Standing Rock due to all of the sensational and mostly false reports about military invasions and mass eviction of the camps. It was a relief to find most of the people calm and not too concerned about deadlines. There was one report of “Massive military buildup”. I never saw it. When I arrived I found the camp at work organizing a move to higher ground but it was a controlled plan and very methodical. Continue Reading
http://tinyurl.com/j4akpbu

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1-30-17 Cheryl Angel, Sicangu Lakota – Rose Bud, SD… “I felt an obligation, because the water was under attack. It wasn’t a Lakota calling. It was an Earth calling. And the river she called, and thousands came..

There is so much work to be done here on so many different levels. So the work I’ve done, I would say is — I’m a gatherer of resources, of people, of prayers. That’s what I’ve been doing. And then I’m a giver, also. I give praise. I give thanks. I try to give good words to encourage people, and my time. I give of my time. If I’m walking somewhere to do something and someone needs time, help, or encouragement, then I’ll stop and do what I can to encourage that person, and then I’ll just get to where I’m going later.”

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1-30-17 ~ The Trump presidency and the United States’ First Nations are on a collision course brought about purely by Trump’s racism and hatred of anyone who gets in his way.

After Trump took power, the White House website was changed and its Native American page was taken down. The pages for civil rights, people with disabilities and climate change also disappeared. In their place was a biography of Melania Trump.

Earlier, Obama renamed Mount McKinley in Alaska to Mount Denali, which is the Native American name for the mountain. This incensed Trump, who vowed that when he became president he would return the name Mount McKinley to the country’s highest mountain. This is a small matter, but it illustrates Trump’s temperament and micromanagement approach.

The Trump government is quickly proving that it’s no fan of Native Americans, and Trump’s negative relations with Native Americans goes way back.

In the 1990s, when Native American casinos were expanding, they began to cut into his gambling profits. He began a fake news campaign that Native American casinos were run by the mafia and career criminals. He even stated that some tribes were faking their ancestry.

Meanwhile, Trump tried to strike a management deal with the Agua Caliente Band in Palm Springs; they turned him down, further inflaming his bruised ego.

In 2000, the St Regis Mohawk tribe at Akwesasne planned a casino, and a series of ads came out in local newspapers with pictures of hypodermic needles and lines of coke. The caption read, “Are these the kind of neighbours you want?” The ads were sponsored by an organization called the New York State Institute for Law and Society. As it turned out, Donald Trump was the principal funder.
The repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also called ObamaCare, will have a serious effect on Native American tribes. When the act was passed it included the Indian Health Care Act and a funding stream was established to fund Indian health care. Since ObamaCare is about to be repealed, no allowance has been made for Native American health care.

Like Canada, health care is promised in many of the treaties in the United States, but their implementation is spotty.
This brings us to the Dakota Access Pipeline, which has been under attack by the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. President Obama refused to grant a licence to tunnel under the river, instead calling upon the Army Corps of Engineers to find an alternate route. The Republican state governor, along with the Republican representatives, were all in favour of pushing ahead. North Dakota state Senator John Hoven (Republican) has been elected chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Hoven has been an outspoken opponent of the action taken by the Standing Rock tribe.

Standing Rock faces a perfect storm of law makers from the president on down who have no qualms about crushing opposition to the pipeline.
Trump signed a presidential memorandum calling for the re-authorization of the Dakota Access Pipeline in spite of the fact that the Army Corps of Engineers had denied Energy Transfer Partners, the pipeline owner, an easement to tunnel under the Missouri River at Standing Rock. The Army Corps is currently studying alternate routes for the pipeline.

The question is, can the environmental process be rescinded by a presidential memorandum?

The Dakota Access Pipeline has become the line in the sand where America’s next Indian war will be fought; the new battlefield will be the courtroom. The Standing Rock tribe has stated that they will take the government to court and tie them up for years.

The tribe can move forward on three fronts: first, they have the moral authority to protect their land and water; second, they have the legal authority based on their treaties; third, they have the political authority based on a nation to nation relationship with the United States, and unilateral action by one party cannot be allowed.

It’s becoming obvious that Trump has little regard or knowledge of process and the role of government. Governments are not there to be run like a corporation, but have checks and balances and due process. It’s a lesson the Standing Rock Sioux Nation is about to teach him.

2-1-17 ~ Chase Iron Eyes Arrested, Police Look To Make Example – J Grady

2-1-17 ~ Myron Dewey ~ Update on Oceti Resistance prayer camp – J Grady

2-1-17 ~ Chase Iron Eyes Arrested, Police Look To Make Example – TYT Politics

2-1-17 ~ Police raid Standing Rock camps as Army Corps moves forward on construction review – RT America

2-1-17 ~ Standing Rock – 02/01/17 – Keytha Fixico – 331pm – Update #2 – Valley Forge Network

2-1-17 ~ EXPLAINED: Standing Rock Protectors’ BOGUS Charges – TYT Politics

2-1-17 ~ Serious action happening NOW at Standing – Uprising TV

Stories From the Frontline Jan. 16, 2017

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This is Angry Bird. He has protected Water Protectors at camps since Sacred Stone Camp was founded. He’s been singled out by Morton County for months and is being wrongfully accused with trumped up charges. Here’s a clip of an interview we did with him. Share and get to know James White aka Angry Bird a little more. Petition to drop charges and another interview coming soon.
http://tinyurl.com/gpqnqel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSemy17p3sQ
1-14-17 ~ The Water Protectors Who Stayed At Standing Rock – teleSUR English

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1-14-17 ~ Indigenous leader and celebrated author Arthur Manuel has passed away suddenly at the age of 66 years old.

His lifetime of fighting for Indigenous rights began when he first became president of the Native Youth Association in the 1970’s.

He then became chief of the Neskonlith Indian Band, chair of the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council and leader and Spokesperson for the Interior Alliance.

He often travelled, meeting Indigenous peoples from all over the world and spoke at numerous rallies and events. He strongly believed in the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People and supported numerous environmental causes.

Funeral arrangements are currently underway and will take place in Adams Lake, BC.


1-14-17 ~ Live From Standing Rock With #NoDAPL Warrior Brandon Green (1/14/2017) Camp Life

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1-14-17 ~ ‎Brandon Phinazee‎… Any pilots in the air that need a friendly place to land and rest for today’s peaceful protest are more than welcome to land, at your own risk, on our grass runway at Kitty Hawk Estates Airpark. If you need to rest or drive to the site, we have a safe field that you can taxi your plane to. There is a lot of State Trooper activity around the area, everyone please be safe and contact me if needed. This is owner’s permission. Good luck out there today, fighting the good fight!


1-13-17 ~ Johnny Dangers… Police mobilizing the Water Cannon, Humvees, Snowmobiles, Side by Sides and multiple vehicles for a peaceful Prayer Walk towards the Drillpad and Cannonball River! Share!!! We are Peaceful! We Stand for the Earth, Water and Children!


1-13-17 ~ These are powerful words from Chase IronEyes today.

He points out that the incoming administration has indicated it will pursue a policy that accelerates extraction, big financial interests, and the rights of the corporatocracy. It will advance the longstanding program to absorb and eradicate native peoples, their lands and their cultures. IronEyes advocates continuing the unarmed opposition to these forces at Standing Rock. “We are the ghost dancers of our time. Only this time we have a world of allies.”

Chase IronEyes: “This may be the only opportunity that we have while the world is not only watching us–but the world is waiting on us. The world needs us to lead. We may be the only people–the only natural human beings–who still maintain that spiritual connection to the Universe, to the sacred sites, to water, to all the elements of Creation from which we derive our identity and our civilization.Those are our gifts. We may be the last real ones–the people who could provide that moral and spiritual authority to liberate from those forces which seek to oppress that in us, which have been at work in a very effective manner for a thousand years…. What we are saying is we are committed to this stand.”

“There was a concerted effort to turn us into a nation of beggars, to dehumanize us, to make us hate ourselves, to steal our dignity. But fortunately, our people are strong, our people are survivors, and we are here standing.”


1-13-17 ~ Strawbale School at Standing Rock – Miguel Cobalot

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1-12-17 ~ Chief Dan George (July 24, 1899–September 23, 1981) was a chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band located on Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was also an author, poet, and an Academy Award-nominated actor.

Chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, a Coast Salish band whose Indian reserve is located on Burrard Inlet in the southeast area of the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He was also an actor, poet and author; his best-known written work was “My Heart Soars”.As an actor, he is best remembered for portraying Old Lodge Skins opposite Dustin Hoffman in Little Big Man (1970), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Born as Geswanouth Slahoot in North Vancouver, his English name was originally Dan Slaholt. The surname was changed to George when he entered a residential school at age 5. He worked at a number of different jobs, including as a longshoreman, construction worker, and school bus driver, and was band chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation from 1951 to 1963 (then called the Burrard Indian Band).

In 1960, when he was already 60 years old, he landed his first acting job in a CBC Television series, Cariboo Country, as the character Ol’ Antoine (pron. “Antwine”). He performed the same role in a Walt Disney Studios movie Smith! (1969), adapted from an episode in this series (based on Breaking Smith’s Quarter Horse, a novella by Paul St. Pierre). At age 71, he received several honors for his role in the film Little Big Man (1970), including a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He continued to act in other films, such as Cancel My Reservation (1972), Alien Thunder (1974), The Bears and I (1974), Harry and Tonto (1974), The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976), Shadow of the Hawk (1976), Americathon (1979), Spirit of the Wind (1979) and Nothing Personal (1980), and on television, including a role in the 1978 miniseries Centennial, based on the book by James A. Michener, as well as appearing in a 1973 episode of the original Kung Fu series and in several episodes of The Beachcombers.

He played the role of Rita Joe’s father in George Ryga’s stage play, The Ecstasy of Rita Joe, in performances at Vancouver, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and Washington, D.C..

During his acting career, he worked to promote better understanding by non-aboriginals of the First Nations people. His soliloquy, Lament for Confederation, an indictment of the appropriation of native territory by white colonialism, was performed at the City of Vancouver’s celebration of the Canadian centennial in 1967.This speech is credited with escalating native political activism in Canada and touching off widespread pro-native sentiment among non-natives.

In 1971, George was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2008 Canada Post issued a postage stamp in its “Canadians in Hollywood” series featuring Chief Dan George.
He died in Vancouver in 1981 at the age of 82. He was interred at Burrard Cemetery.

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1-12-17 ~ THE GATHERING by Chief Sitting Bull
The Turning of The Tide

It is very important that as many people as possible, in different places, should take part in the Gathering. Decide where and when and how to gather, your participation is needed. This is the beginning of the break we are all waiting for. This is the beginning of the turnaround. We have waited so long for the change. It is time. This is the beginning of the end of the old ways, the turning of the tide. State what you believe is true. Exchange the information and hopes you have. Always in the world, a change starts with a few people. These few speak the feelings and thoughts of a multitude. They speak the heart of humanity’s soul. The people who are coming together will ring in a return, a turnaround. There will come a flow on Earth which will burst the dark energies surrounding you and your planet. Let your self-belief be your guide, and follow your heart. Realise the greatness you have within yourself, and go ahead. This is the time so many have waited so long for. That which you believe is true must be stated.

Spirit message from Chief Sitting Bull

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1-13-17 ~ Heart of Standing Rock… Photo by Emma Hall
A strong woman
is one who feels deeply
and loves fiercely.
Her tears flow
just as abundantly
as her laughter.

A strong woman
is both soft and powerful.
She is both
practical and spiritual.

A strong woman
in her essence
is a gift to all the world.

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1-12-17 ~ Jim Graywolf Petruzzi‎… Someone posted this today as I was beginning to write about attacks and slander and divisive actions being taken. I will post what I am writing later – but think about this. It is easy to stay seated and takes courage to stand and be a target. Remember our children’s children are watching.

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1-12-17 ~ Wicapi Otto‎ … Army Corp of Engineers needs to understand just how many people are affected by not only this pipeline, but many pipelines across the world. This is for everyone, there is absolutely no exclusion of nation, country, background…etc.

This is going to be given to the tribe and Army Corp of Engineers. I have never understood how things go viral, but I guess for a first time attempt, let’s see how this goes, because I need viral on this. A petition is one thing, it makes a statement, and this is to reflect the effect on human activity. Our connectivity as a human race is a human activity and a simple one to show them how many people object to not only DAPL, but as our voice to oppose all. Trolls are welcome as well, your number will be added to the count of people that matter and are affected to human activity as well. I only ask those in support not to respond to them and waste precious time and energy with negativity. This is very important.

I only need you to state “I am affected” and your location. It does not need to be specific, just please keep it simple as I have to convert this to a document after and wasted data only wastes time.

Thank you everyone everywhere for helping with this. Pilamiya!

PS. If every now and then, someone can tag my name for check in, I have a couple of these going around of this exact same post and it will help me locate and check. Thank you!

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1-12-17 ~ Daphne Singingtree… Camp Update. We need people on site more than ever. A recent meeting between the Standing Rock Tribal Council and Camp Leaders from Oceti Sakowin, Sacred Stone and Rosebud showed the need for increased communication. Sacred Stone is located on higher ground and is building a permanent, sustainable, culture camp. This is an extraordinary outcome from the protest that will serve provide a space for people in the area to come and learn skills from permaculture, to green energy & building, as well as be a base for the movement to protect the water and the Earth. The Oceti & Rosebud camps will need to move to higher ground. Land has been set aside by the Standing Rock Tribe for a camp that can house many people, plans include solar/wind power, yurt and tipi villages, greenhouses and gardens, and a long term sustainable community. It is unclear to me at this point how many folks will be moving to the new tribe site, or the higher ground on the current Oceti site (Facebook Hill), or some of the other protest camps such as Texas. Moving the tipis, yurts and other structures will be a lot of work, especially to accomplish before snow melt.

Everyone shares concerns about the amount of trash, abandoned tents, and other items that are located in the floodplain. Without timely removal, there is a risk of contaminating the very river we are protecting. No one expected thousands, at one point ten thousand people to show up at camp. Then the severe weather came, most people left, leaving behind a lot of stuff and not enough people to process the donations, and then clean up afterwards.

We need able bodied people who are able to work in the cold, please plan on coming to help, even for a week or two, anytime over the next month or two. The burden is falling on people who work incredibly hard, they are getting sick, burned out, and it is easy to get discouraged when faced with such a monumental task. We particularly need people with 4×4 trucks and trailers. Let’s not forget our Water Protectors and Water Warriors. Let’s not leave a giant mess on people who can ill afford to clean it up.

Some of the resources donated will be relocated to other camps. Other supplies need to be protected from the elements until spring or distributed in the local community. All of this takes work, and the medics are busy keeping people safe and healthy. We need help to recycle and remove trash, as well as helping move the yurts and tipis to the new site. So many people have left that there are sleeping spaces available, if you don’t have a contact with someone in camp and want to help Zaniyan at Rosebud, I can get you connected.

The fight is not over, the movement has just began, we have much hard labor ahead of us, and still need the help and support of all. #nodapl #waterislife

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1-12-17 ~ Trystan Foundation… Our friend Bobbie invited us to her outdoor kitchen and taught us the proper way to make Diné fry bread. Cooking video will be posted in the future!⠀ ⠀ -Heather

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1-11-17 ~ Canadian Native Youth Arrive at Standing Rock After Walking for Almost a Month – Buffalo greeted the youth as they arrived at the #NoDAPL camp site.

Three youth from the Woodland Cree First Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada, arrived to the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock in North Dakota yesterday (January 10) after walking since November 26, 2016. This journey symbolized their solidarity with the #NoDAPL movement against the 1,172-mile long Dakota Access Pipeline set to cut through sacred territories of the Sioux people. Contine Reading http://tinyurl.com/gmvz45n

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1-11-17 ~ Luta Wi Red Fawn… Hello all my friends, family and support. As you know I had a hearing yesterday and I was formally charged, and the charges carry sentences that add up to 25 years to life in federal prison.

I’ve been getting messages about a lot of you being concerned and worried. So I wanted to let you know that I stand strong, I stay in prayer, and I never falter from my beliefs as a protector of all things sacred.

I’m doing good, I’m clear headed, I appreciate my strong support system. I appreciate the 20+ letters and cards I get everyday. As they remind me to believe in all good things .

“When will they open their eyes and heart and listen to our cries and please and prayers to protect our dying Mother Earth. I believe this is the time when we as protectors of this land . We need to stand up, stand strong, and never give up. We are obligated to the protection of this earth, we have been taught this from child hood. Our ancestors made sure we would know our creation stories, our histories and our instructions to continue the care taking, the protection and the spiritual obligations to this land for our next seven generations and to our ancestors. My heart, my prayers and my strength are with you all.

Mitakuye Oyate”
If you want to talk or get ahold of me, inbox me your phone number . I love you all.
Lililililililililili


1-11-17 ~ Standing Rock Update With #NoDAPL Warrior Lorna R Knowshisgun (1/11/2017) First Nation Walkers – Mystic Dave

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1-10-17 ~ Paul Schmidtlein… O ci yo, A Lesson from Standing Rock; Border towns are still oppressive. Not much has changed since the reservation system was set up. People from around the world saw images and video of what Natives have been going through for generations in towns next to reservations.

The gathering of Indigenous Nations in Standing Rock showed unity between each other because of a common shared belief, Water is Life. Another shared belief might bring them together again to organize Indigenous Nations Peace Keepers to act like a shield when indigenous peoples try to exercise their treaty rights and Constitutional rights.
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1-10-17 ~ The youth have made it…they walked 1200 miles to get to Standing Rock from Saskatchewan, Canada…The buffalo came to welcome them, the horse nations came to guide them in…..History was made today!!!…..I am one proud Canadian in Alberta, Canada who is crying with joyful tears witnessings this event


1-10-17 ~ More than a pipeline – trailer
The official TRAILER of the documentary film MORE THAN A PIPELINE. A film about Standing Rock, about the effects of the destruction by large corporations and banks to our environment and our planet. About the people of the Great Sioux Nation and their helpers who are standing up to them in compassion and prayer. About the earth we leave for the next seven generations…

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Here is how you can all help ensure Red Fawn is given the best possible chance to get be granted her freedom.
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1) Keep her in your prayers and thoughts
2) Support the offical legal fund posted on http://tinyurl.com/za5lkkp
3) Share and like this post
4) If you wish to donate a larger sum to the fund, offer free legal support, or help with t-shirts, social media support.
Please email freeredfawn@gmail.com and cc letyoursoulplay@gmail.com
5)To contact Red Fawn Fallis go to http://tinyurl.com/h3kjl6y
She is in North Dakota, Stutsman County
6) To get Red Fawn Fallis phone cards please visit http://tinyurl.com/zbcel74
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1-10-17 ~ Heart of Standing Rock… Dignity is a sculpture on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River near Chamberlain, South Dakota. The 50-foot high stainless steel statue, by South Dakota artist laureate Dale Lamphere, depicts an Indigenous woman in Plains-style dress receiving a star quilt. According to Lamphere, the sculpture honors the culture of the Lakota and Dakota peoples who are indigenous to South Dakota.

“My intent for this is to have the sculpture stand as an enduring symbol of our shared belief that we are in a sacred place and that we are all sacred,” Lamphere said. “I’m humbled and so grateful to have this chance to contribute to the future landscape of South Dakota and the Great Plains.”

“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but cannot be taken away unless it is surrendered.” – Michael J. Fox

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1-10-17~ The new head chef at Standing Rock! This sneaky husky managed to steal some meat while everyone was distracted by the snow storm.
-Heather

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1-1-2017 ~ Waniya Locke, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
“I came to help. I came home to help, because I want to protect the future. And part of protecting our future is learning our language. So Lakota language is the essence of who we are; it’s the spirit of who we are. You can strip a person of food and clothing, and even their spirituality and they’ll be okay. But once you strip a person of their language, they lose everything. They lose all their identity. They lose their connection to their land, to their ancestors, and to their own relatives. So Lakota Revitalization was a path that was found for me. It wasn’t something I went out seeking. I fell into language, and I ended up being really good at it, and all these doors unlocked for me to become a language teacher.

I teach 140 students a day. They come through my classroom forty minutes a day, every day, Monday through Friday. So I teach five classes a day, Monday through Friday to 140 students. And we revitalize the language. We actually speak in our language. But language is the foundation of everything. So that entails our stories, entails our history, that entails our spirituality, our songs and our dance. Lakota language is really vital to who we are. A lot of people don’t realize this; there’s four prongs that make the people sovereign. You have to have people. You have to have land base. You have to have culture. And you have to have a language. And that’s according to the United Nations, in order for people to be sovereign. If one of those prongs is missing, like language, then we can lose our sovereignty rights. And that’s really vital to who we are.”

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Heart of Standing Rock… Patty Porter, Colville Confederate Tribes – Paddled 250 miles down the head waters of the Missouri river to the Oceti Sakowin Camp.

“We started our paddle from Bismarck, and we came down about 23 – 24 miles. Then the storm hit. We had a massive storm. It was a life altering storm. Some (fellow paddlers) were on the left side of the river that had to get out. Some were way behind that got left and jumped into a cabin. There were like 30 people out of the dug outs in one cabin, and my partner and I were stuck in the middle. And he goes, “Should we turn back?”, and I say, “No, we can’t turn back or we’ll die.”

I told him all we could do is go to the lights. They’re flashing the lights, and our brothers were on the shore flashing lights, and we’re just going. The hail just had to been massive big. We had lightning and thunder all the way around us just hitting. The water was so unbelievable. we couldn’t even see the end of our kayak. We had a massive white out, and I got hit in the eye with a hail and I could hardly see. And we tipped over a couple times, and I was told kayak can’t tip over. Well, we were real close a couple times.

I froze, and all I could hear was my dad, “Holler. Holler!” So I did. To me, it was close. It was real close, and I thought to myself when I froze, “Nobody’s going to come out and save you. You gotta dig, woman.” So I started digging and I could hear my dad, “Holler.” So I did, “Whooooooooo!” I hollered as loud as I could, and I don’t know how many times and we couldn’t even see the lights. That’s how my brothers on shore could know where we were.
The storm of my life.”
Interviewed by Toni Cervantes Photo by Autumn Fire


One does not sell the Earth the people walk upon Crazy Horse Poem by the – J Grady
This short digital film features a historic moment that happened on the front line against the Dakota access pipeline. On November 5th, 2016 representatives of the Seven Council fires of the Oceti Sakowin gathered to reignite the sacred fire of the resistance camp and establish the “horn” of the nation, a camp layout where 7 lodges are placed in a circle formation.

This moment was marked by the entrance of over 200 horseback Riders and the arrival of 50 runners who traveled over 1,200 miles to Standing Rock from Arizona.

The last time such an event occurred was in the late 1800s! That’s The Power of this movement. That’s The Power of our prayer.
“Crazy Horse” Poem by the legendary John Trudell

Film by Indigenous Rising Media, a project by the Indigenous Environmental Network.
Shot by Dr0ne2bwild Photography & Video
Edited by Josué Rivas Fotographer

Think Twice About Wasting Water
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Standing Rock Stories from the Frontline Jan 9, 2017

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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1-8-17 Standing Rock Update With #NoDAPL Warrior Michael Markus (1/8/2017) Fun Time- Mystic Dave

1-8-17 ~ From Serra to Syrah: The Bloody Roots of California’s Vineyards
When Pope Francis made Father Junipero Serra a saint at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. on September 23, 2015, it cast light on the brutal history and treatment of Native Americans during the Mission period. But Californians shouldn’t sit back smugly and think that violence against Indians was just a problem of the Franciscans. Serra, a citizen of Spain, may have started the trend of forcing Indians to work against their will, but the Mexicans and Americans who assumed control over California at different points in the 19th Century were worse in many ways.
Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/j7wqn2q

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1-8-17 ~ Wicapi Otto‎… So apparently, they surveyed a 400 ft wide segment but expanded their study area corridor (the normal 400 ft) a mile on either side of centerline.

What that means is that out one mile on each side of the middle of the pipeline they surveyed.

However they are within .55 miles of the reservation. If this is true, then they would have had to go to the tribe to assure passage (as this would have crossed into LaDonna’s property as the Cannonball River is located just shy of .75 miles from the drill site). With the location of Sacred Stone, they would have been up on the Rez.

I believe we all know DAPL is lying. They didn’t and are holding onto the fact that they did and want to deny that they affect any cultural sites for the tribe, but in a prior section admit there is high probability that there is cultural considerations.

So which is it? They did or didn’t? This would be a good reason to contact Army Corp again and demand the EIS knowing this. Conflict deems a requirement for EIS.

Taken from Environmental Assessment, Dakota Access Pipeline Project, Page 76, July 2016.


1-8-17 ~ Live From Standing Rock (1/8/2017) Updates With #NoDAPL Warrior Brandon Green – Mystic Dave

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1-7-17 ~ Olowaan Plain… THE WATER WARRIORS WILL STILL BE STANDING FOR THE WATER ACROSS THE WORLD AND ON THE CANNON BALL AND MISSOURI RIVER! WE WILL BE THERE WATCHING AND STANDING UP IN PRAYER FOR THE WATER. WE UNDERSTAND THAT IN THE SPRING THE OECTI CAMP WILL FLOOD BUT WE ARE PLANNING TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS SAFE AND TO MAKE SURE THE AREA IS CLEANED UP AND PUT BACK IN THE NATURAL STATE. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THE VETERANS WHO WILL COME TO HELP. WE WILL FIND PLACES FOR THE PEOPLE TO MOVE SO THEY CAN CONTINUE TO STAND FOR THE WATER. WE ARE THE WATER WE WILL STAND FOR THE WATER.

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1-7-17 ~ Isaac Ames… This is Brenda White Bull… Today, just after this recording that I MADE MYSELF, a black truck slowed down and the gentleman sitting shotgun yelled out of the window for her to ‘Go home!’

I can only note the conundrum in this statement because she’s a retired Marine and was a drill instructor at Paris Island from 98′-00′. An honorably discharged MARINE on a walk through America was told to ‘Go home’.

I want everyone to let this sink in for a moment, just mull it over and let it marinate in your head.

Not to put to fine a point on it but I’ve got some questions:

Where are the other Marines that would walk with her? Where are the Marines that have her back? Where are the Marines that would stand beside her? Where are all the other Marines?

Lastly, where exactly is the home she is to go to as an honorably discharged MARINE?!

I thought it was this country but it seems others believe otherwise.

Would any Marines I know care to answer any of these questions?

Perhaps share this post so I can get some answers?

I’ll wait.

Supplemental edit: I spoke with the other walkers and they were all harassed in one form or another by this same vehicle as it traveled down the road. However for the one or two individuals behaving in such a manner there were dozens that showed us a great deal of generosity and support.

I want everyone to know that the McLean County Sheriffs have been very courteous, considerate, and supportive of the Youth Unity Journey for Sacred Waters. If anyone would like to contact them and express their appreciation or gratitude they can be reached day or night at 701-462-8103.

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1-7-17 ~ Idle No More Washington… “Hoeven — a former North Dakota governor and vocal supporter of both the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines — was elected to lead the committee on Tuesday… The Indian Affairs committee is tasked with proposing legislation that addresses the concerns of “American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native peoples,” including land management and economic development… Sen. Hoeven’s new job is ironic because he has repeatedly opposed causes that Native Americans support. The Dakota Access Pipeline is the most recent example. As thousands of (peaceful protectors) from across Indian Country converged on Cannon Ball, North Dakota, over the latter half of 2016 to block the (destructive) pipeline’s completion, Hoeven (erroneously) called the (protection actions) ‘violent’ and asked President Barack Obama to deploy federal law enforcement to quell them…”

Guess it just didn’t occur to them to get an actual American Indian to head the committee on Indian Affairs. Hello? How long are we going to remain the most backward industrialized country on earth? Forever? Is that the plan?

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1-6-17 ~ “Some day the earth will weep, she will beg for her life, she will cry her tears of blood. You will make a choice, if you will help her or let her die, and when she dies, you will die too.”
John Hollow Horn

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1-6-17 ~ Just a few of the happy dogs here at Standing Rock. They have become great friends.
-Heather

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1-5-17~ Jay Caspian Kang… A cheery spirit of industry runs through the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock. You can hardly walk 50 feet without coming across someone sawing wood or pounding in tent stakes or lugging a crate of canned tomatoes to the kitchen. A small army of independent documentarians-turned-butlers scurry from tent to tipi carrying thermoses of coffee and bowls of powdered soup to tribal leaders. Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/j9ezaje

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1-5-17 ~ Wiyaka Zi Wicasa‎… Yes, there’s a lot of social media misrepresentation. I know there is. From being in the camp and coming back out. For example, the way Dallas and Chase are always on Facebook, acting like they have the authority to speak on or represent us. We are the Traditional Leadership and the Legitimate 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty Representatives. We never gave them permission to speak on our Treaties or on our behalf at Oceti Sakowin. They also talk about donations that we’ve never seen. I’m speaking about the Cheyenne River North Encampment. You might want to know that when you send money to a personal PayPal or Gofundme account then it’s their money to do with as they please. They have done what they please with it and continue to do so. Dallas dipped out with his accounts months ago. It’s my understanding that he had solicited a very sizable sum too. Chase doesn’t even live in the camp. I’m sure he has a Gofundme or PayPal account as well. He had a room as of the 30th, at the casino, and didn’t even invite people from the camps to take showers in his room. No, definitely not Lakota leadership. Our Traditional Leadership is in our camps with us.

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1-5-17 ~ Mitra Singh… I understand the problems are far greater than even I can fathom! My hands are tied, I am powerless to do anything as a non-native everything must be native led and solved or it will never work. I do not even deserve to be in any of the camps period!! Back in 1988 I went home with my BFF to the Rez near Riodoso for Thanksgiving and it took my friend’s father an act of congress to even let me come for that weekend. Picked up the axe and started chopping wood… I was not allowed to be there end of story but they let me come, so humbling for me- opposite of humiliation- humility is something totally different!! I come with my own skills, funding and resources willing to share and leave… show me where the axe is and I will start chopping YOU show me where the axe is laid and I will serve. My best friend was afraid I would not appreciate her people but that adobe home with dirt floors would change my life forever. (her later heroin addiction would separate our affections for one another but I still love her and pray she can get clean)

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1-4-16 ~ Aho kolas… To live is to survive. Don’t put up a fence if you have more than what your family needs to survive. Make your table bigger. And invite those that have less to nothing. To survive in this world, is to live amongst others in peace and sharing. Not to be humble, but for the race of human beings. Aho kolas


1-2-17 ~ Denying food to people is deplorable even the threat is intimidation and wrong – Paul Schmidtlein


1-2-17 ~ Water Is Life – Vern DeLaronde

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1-2-17 Mitra Singh… The story about when the HQ Vet Tent was coming down at Standing Rock December 6th 2016.

Almost all my facebook friends know I have issues around fire. I even have a fire evacuation plan at home the dogs and I drill for. Almost all my devotee friends from the temple also know I had huge issues during my harinama initiation cause of the fire sacrifice that went along with it. Almost all my cannabis buds know because of extra electrical requirements in growing plants I am crazy about the location of the balasts. 2004 I was in an apartment fire so I know everything there is to know about fire dangers and fire safety.

Another veteran, an older officer Vietnam/Korean era stately gentleman voiced his concern to me as I was passing out cold medicine. The large Army tent was not doing well in the wind, 75 mph winds against the canvas was nerve wracking. I know. Puma was panting even though it was cold, the wind was causing Puma distress/fear.

I survey our tent… all I can see are the 3 wood burning stoves keeping everybody warm. I see that canvas coming down onto the stoves, I see these poles coming down and trapping people. I memorize every seem of this structure. Only one way out thru the front door. How long would it take for a fire to spread if only one pole comes down? We are over crowded to begin with well over 40 people in a tent that should only have 20.

I don’t care what President Elect Trump says about “Max occupany limits” there is a reason for this and it has nothing to do with Trumps happiness or distress. There are 3 of these such tents all pitched within a few feet of each other, the speed of the wind should one tent come down in less than 60 seconds seconds a fire would break out and in less than 30 seconds a fire would jump to the next tent (another 40 veterans packed in staying warm on wood or propane stoves). This is a death trap.

I reach into my pocket and feel for my gerber, check. I take full authority to control this situation. Believe me I got a lot of eye rolls… Singh go to sleep…. Hell no! I drill every vet in my tent, where is the closest seem to where they were? do they have a gerber or knife to cut themselves out of the canvas? Count off… how many are in this tent? (the numbers kept changing cause visitors would come in since we were the Headquarters to get warm and leave) We had to have a count.

I drilled into every eye rolling veteran where is our rally point? The old chow hall converted to an aide station about 25 feet away. The tents are fine they say…. they are strong Army tents, state of the art technology we are fine… NO… listen to me. I raise my voice as I have never done before.

I go to the vet tent next door and the tent master stopped me… Oh Singh STHU… these are strong Army tents state of the art technology. At parade rest I stood, “With all due respect Sir”… I tell their tent captain “We have 75 mph winds, the chances of these tents coming down is extremely high, if the tents come down we are over occupied, we will all die. One veteran in the tent next door asked me under what authority was I speaking? my answer to him was very simple. I lived thru an apartment fire where I was the first first responder on the scene, all the jumpers lived. now I am saying…. where is our rally point? know your seems, know now to cut yourselves out if needed. I got frustrated and left that tent, the tent captain said he was in charge and would make sure his tent was safe. FINE.

I go to the next vet tent with the same song and dance. Puma by my side we cut thru the blizzard, complete white out with the snow and not enough light to find my way to the last tent.

My neighborhood is all aware. They know where the seems are like it or not….. and the rally point was the old chow how.

Finally snuggled Puma in my aratic sleeping bag for the night.
about 4 hours later…….
Down comes our HQ Tent.

Everybody, I mean everybody jump to action. As men were holding up the poles the first most important thing we were all doing was putting out the stoves. The men would hold up the tent until ALL fire was out. I saw the next day our stoves were thrown outside the tent! to prevent the whole camp from going up in flames.
Two by two vets were evacuating in a calm and precise manner reporting to the rally point we planned ahead.

So eye roll at me again…… That’s okay, I take no offense cause you do know…. these were the best Army tents around, state of the art technology.

ALL Veterans in our corner of the camp were safe, frozen it seemed but safe.

As a result of everybody’s cooperation and quick thinking this could have turned into a living nightmare putting 120 Veterans lives in danger. I don’t even want to know what could have happend if that canvas came down on our stoves in 75 mph winds.


1-1-17 ~ New Years Update at Standing Rock (1/1/2017) Chase Iron Eyes-Wounded Knee Survivor Runners – Mystic Dave

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1-1-17 ~ Mitra Singh… You know what? just give the people back their damn canoes. Okay… a canoe is in no way a threat to National Security, and nobody has ever harmed you from a canoe. Canoes are a very slow means of water transportation, they do not even have a motor. Unless your worried about people paddling upstream in the middle of the winter which is not illegal by the way…. Why, what is the whole point in the confiscation of the canoes? They do not belong to you now GIVE THEM BACK. Are you using these canoes as your trophy? You don’t need any trophy’s for a job not done so well in the first place.


1-1-17 ~ PNN-TV-Decolonized Medicine at Standing Rock


1-1-17 ~ Standing Rock Update (1/3/2017) Couple Arrested During New Years Eve Prayer Walk – 411 TRUTH

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1-1-17 ~ ‎Robert Ferguson… The outlook for Standing Rock 2017. Right now Dapl is poised to drill under the river and complete the pipeline. The only thing holding Dapl up is the Army Corps of Engineers refusal to issue Dapl a permit to drill through the Federally owned Land under Lake Oahe. The President has the final say on the permit. Right now the president is a friend of Standing Rock, the next one doesn’t appear to be so friendly……. According to law, the Corps can call for an EIS – Environmental Impact Statement, and it has promised to do so very soon. An EIS would entail a thorough study of the impacts of the pipeline under the lake, from the first drilling, all the way thru to the expected end of the lifespan of the pipe, and what may happen were the pipe to break spilling crude oil into the lake’s waters….. So what can we expect? We can expect that any day now the Corps will officially begin the EIS process. An EIS could take as long as or more than a year. Only after the EIS is complete and signed off on could the Corps issue said permit. So, we can expect to have the camps in place for another year, at least.

What if there is no EIS and the next president tells the Corps to issue the permit? We can expect to see the water protectors raise hell. We can expect to see thousands more arrests. We can expect to see hundreds of protests in US cities which could become problematic for the PTB – Powers That Be. …. If you agree, now is the time to make your voice heard and maybe we can make the government aware that we will settle for only an EIS, and not given an EIS there will be problems galore for the president, the corps, the state and the county for who knows how long. If we are given the EIS peace will reign for at least a year. The choice is yours government: give the people what they want or the people are going to give you something you don’t want – TROUBLE.

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Stories From the Frontline Jan. 2, 2017

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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An 86-year old Sioux elder arriving at the Sacred Stone Camp

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1-1-17 ~ Jim Graywolf Petruzzi… If Not a War, What is It?

I had a good friend ask me last night why I use the word ‘war’ when I speak of the events going on around us and the actions we take as we seek a better, healthier place to live. This is someone I know and respect, so I reflected on the question. It is a good question – a valid one. ‘War’ can be a charged word – a word with negative connotations. We chatted a while over this question and then I went to smudge and send my prayers and wishes to Great Spirit.

This morning the question is still with me. I realized 2 days ago I wrote a poem – I Am A Warrior. I post it here since it relates to this discussion. No coincidences my friends. So, I am going to capture my views on this – at least those I currently see – and I invite yours.
I Am A Warrior

I stand up for what I see needs to be changed,
But I do not hate those who disagree.
I speak with conviction about the healing we need,
But I listen to others speak in contrary ways.

For years I have fought for peace and equality,
But I no longer throw rocks – I send prayers.
Those who disagree with me sometimes hate me,
I will not hate back.

Those wishing to silence me will do whatever they can to still my voice.
But I will not be silent – I will speak peacefully, without stop.
When those destroying our planet attack my friends.
I will stand beside them and will not move.

There is a war being waged now for our planet and our lives.
They fight with bullets and hoses and corrupt laws.
I fight with words and love and trust.
So that we will reach our true potential as humans.

They are haters.
I am a warrior.
A spiritual warrior. A peaceful warrior.
I fight in peace with those ready to stand with me.

We are warriors.
~ Jim Graywolf Petruzzi

Here is some of what I responded to the question:
It is a war – a peaceful revolution. But I don’t want people thinking we can just pray and all will be good. Creator wants to see actions, which he/she can then put energy towards. Likewise the ancestors – angels, prophets, whatever name – do nothing until we pray, act and ask for help and guidance.

I was taught this by many different cultures and have seen it hold true. War does not have to be negative nor have only negative connotations. This definition for example – “a struggle or competition between opposing forces or for a particular end”

What other word will stir people awake? The conflict within self of the light and dark wolf is also called the war of the self.

We have envisioned the world of good – the light wolf. Still we need to feed that wolf so the dark wolf, who has been dominant for so long, becomes the lesser part of us.

Thanks for bringing back these teachings to me and reminding me of those who shared them with me long ago.

When I do ceremonies, teachings, sound healing, spiritual work I exist in a place of light – all light. When I am in a spiritual activist role I am helping move us to the light. Part is by recognizing the dark and the struggle we now have.

Standing Rock is a great example. Many of the elders and leaders speak of this battle in a larger war. The war is Water is Life. Then they go on to speak as I am – this is a new war and we are peaceful warriors.

When I work with and speak to children my whole energy and word use shifts. Not younger or less mature – more light. They do not need to be awakened and motivated. They are.

Some images need to be before us so we can make the changes needed.
Here are two others that give me pause:
* Cutting the head off of the black snake
* Letting the Phoenix die so she can rise

Based on the wishes of the elders and leaders at Standing Rock and elsewhere for peaceful protests I think we should discuss the use of our words as well as our actions. If there is a better word to guide us – let’s find it.

Thanks for hearing me.
~ Jim Graywolf Petruzzi
Standing Rock Protestors support
Water is Life Movement

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1-1-17 Chase IronEyes… Wounded knee Survivor Runners are set to arrive at Oceti Oyate, Oceti Sakowin, All Nations camp at 7pm central today! Come run with us

1-1-17~ Robert Ferguson... Paid Water Protectors. Did you know in almost every town there are people paid to protect your drinking water? They work at the places that draw water from either the ground or a surface source and then filter the water to make sure it is drinkable. Then there are a multitude of other government employees who work as environmentalists to ensure the surface and groundwaters do not become too polluted. In most cases these employees do a good job. Not so much in Flint or Corpus Christi. … Anyway, for most of the time these water protectors are left alone to do their jobs without much fanfare. But on occasion they find problems that lead back to some industry saving money by allowing pollution to enter the environment, and then their bosses can get real ugly. It pays to learn who in your area is a paid water protector and let them know you appreciate their efforts and are willing to Stand with them when they feel the need to expose pollution or even potential pollution. They will thank you and the water you save together might be your own.

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12-31-16 ~ Penny Fruth…. I leave my basement door open as shelter for animals who might need it. This morning, before sunrise, I heard a hen sing out her death cry and ran downstairs. I saw the hen, still squatted down, waiting for the next blow. I looked and saw a large owl. I spoke calmly to the owl and tried to herd it toward the open door where there was only darkness. The owl wanted to go toward the light and kept crashing into walls. Finally, after much reassurance, the owl flew into the darkness and found the wind that lifted him up.

The owl is a powerful symbol that relates to the Water Protectors and the Seventh Generation. It is a strong symbol of transformation that often comes through darkness, not light. Just as the owl preferred the light, but finally realized he needed to go to the dark; the Water Protectors’ bravery and endurance have led them to go into the dark, with no assurance of success. Through their courage and perseverance, they are bringing light to the darkness and I am grateful. Thank you.

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12-31-16 ~ Crystal Houser… Today has been a tough one. Will likely be a tough night. Trying to center. Trying to have some semblance of celebratory spirit on this holiday.

When it all boils down to it, I am where I need to be. I love you all, family, old friends, new friends, new family. Happy new years from Standing Rock.

It’s a happy new year here. Boy, I love it here with all these great people,” said Lee Sprague ~ Pottawaomi/Ottawa

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12-31-16 ~ Youth Unity Journey for Sacred Waters… Journey continues to Standing Rock, Our Walker’s Marge Roberts Mckenzie, Charrjalz N Mikeroberts have the determination, Resilience, and Perseverance to reach there destination (y) Awesome to be helping out and extremely proud of them to be Walking this far in North Dakota, USA

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12-31-16 ~ Daphne Singingtree… Long post about the current controversy about Standing Rock funding including the tribe’s decision to use some of the donated funds to address deficits from impact of the legal and logistical issues around the protest.

How we share resources is our biggest challenge today. The cause of most wars, our fight for clean water, protection of the earth, is all about those who wish a bigger piece of pie for themselves, sometimes the whole pie. In traditional indigenous cultures a core value is taking care of those in need. Those who have more, share, and it lifts everyone. Simple concept, but one we have gotten away from as modern life and the culture of self has supplanted the idea of care of others. The future is endangered by the 1% who use their wealth as power to produce more wealth at the expense of water and the earth and those who live upon her. It is the heart of colonialism. Money is power, and as the NoDAPL movement grows economic pressures are going to be essential to long term victory.

Standing Rock donations have come in from around the world providing vital support we would not be able to function without. However, as a movement, we are still in a gestational stage, working without traditional leadership, developing organically, and a source of pain as we labor right now revolves about money, donations, and how resources are allocated. We are trying to figure out a way to do things differently, that is more inclusive, less hierarchical, less based on colonial models.

At Standing Rock we are a microcosm of society as a whole, and as such are facing avarice, selfishness, egos, and competing agendas. There has been misuse of donated funds, I know people who raised money specifically for the Wellness space at Rosebud and not one dime reached us. There has been theft and resources not used or ruined because of a lack of organization and proper stewardship. But there also has been tremendous generosity, not only from those donating money or supplies, but those giving their time to do fundraisers and organize political events at home, and those who work so incredibly hard at camp. I have seen so many people give up well-paying jobs, put school and their lives on hold, all for Standing Rock. It gets into your soul and becomes the only thing that matters. I get it, I have a small business before Standing Rock making and selling herbal products. After I was gone months, had to lay off my part time staff, and no longer have the time to make products, and truthfully making and selling stuff is not how I want to spend my time, as my work with Standing Rock is so much more important to my grandchildren’s future.

I was a part of the Occupy Movement and see so many similarities with the early support and enthusiasm, then personalities, egos, lack of leadership and focus, the movement crumbled as much from within as from without. I was a midwife for 30 years, my role was support the natural birth process, yet be aware in case intervention was needed. Sometime intervention is simple sometimes complicated, but if not done in time, consequences can be devastating. As one of the many midwives helping birth this movement that started with Standing Rock, I am listening to the heartbeat with concern. While I am concerned about the misuse or theft of funds, I believe a greater threat is the infighting about it. The finger pointing, the accusations, the negativity, the divisiveness can sweep up good people as well as the bad. I have seen from personal experience how unfounded accusations, haters and Internet trolls can destroy someone’s life and important work. Transparency and accountability is important. We can make a full accounting with receipts for all the funds donated to either my Gofundme page or to Zaniyan.org, and will continue to do that. The Medic and Healer Council is in the process of organizing a separate nonprofit which will do the same.

While people are still braving the weather and a protest camp will remain at Standing Rock until the pipeline is gone for good, longer term sustainable community projects, including an integrative health clinic, a birth center, are all in the planning stages, and can result from some of the positive energy generated for this cause. We still need support and help from the global community to fight the black snake and protect the water for all of us. The Standing Rock tribe has incurred a lot of expenses and losses from this protest, monies donated will not go to any one person or family, and that is more than I can say for a lot of other fundraising efforts.

I see one of the biggest needs right now in terms of funding is paying the fines and legal fees of arrested water protectors. While there are specific camp needs such as firewood and propane we are still working on, we are now looking other protest camps in Texas, Cheyenne River, British Columbia, & Florida. At both the Medic Healer Council and Zaniyan, we are looking at how to allocate resources to best serve the most people.

Standing Rock needs continued support as well as a healthy discussion of donated funds and how best to use them. What we don’t need is people from outside, who do not know all the facts or whole picture making judgments or accusations that can result in funding being pulled entirely. Facebook is powerful weapon, use it responsibly. Let’s focus on what is needed, where, how it is best used, and how to have transparency. #nodapl#waterislife #divestbank

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12-31-16… Red Fawn is a Lakota from Denver, Colorado, who had been one of the water protectors. The 37 year old was known by many of the younger protectors as mom. She was always checking on people to make sure they had everything they needed. Her mother had been at the Wounded Knee occupation in the seventies, and sadly just recently passed away. One day a young girls hand was broken by a Morton County cop, and Red Fawn was right there to get her out of harm’s way. Later the cops grabbed Red Fawn who was walking away from the front line and threw her to the ground on her face. Three cops had their knees in her back and on her legs. Suddenly shots were fired. They claimed Red Fawn had a gun hidden behind her back, pulling it out and fired shots. But there is video that clearly shows they had her face down on the ground, not on her back so the cops were lying. They tried to charge her with attempted murder. Now how could a small woman with three cops on top of her pull out this mysterious gun and get off three shot ? After being held in jail without bail, Monday a Judge stated that the murder charges were dropped, but now she’s charged with concealing a weapon. Those lying cops knew that these false charges would never hold up in court. If she had really done it there is no way in hell they would drop those charges. They also never did a test to prove she had fired a weapon, because they already knew she hadn’t. So now the cops are going to ruin her life with a lie about a concealed handgun. Prayers for you Red Fawn, you are a true warrior and hero, unlike those lying cops in the Morton County Sheriff’s department. PEACE & BLESSINGS DOC

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12-30-16 ~ Jim Graywolf Petruzzi… Thanks for an Amazing Year of Support and Action.
It is time to share energy and give thanks. So I am saying thanks for all the support you have each given Standing Rock and all Water is Life movement protests everywhere. The heroes of Standing Rock have done amazing things and spiritually and morally led us all. Their place in history as energizing movements to save our planet is set. We all thank and honor them – and continue to support what they are still doing.

That said, each of you now look in a mirror, smile and say wopila – many thanks – to the one you see there. To yourself. Early on we were asked to spread the word about the efforts at Standing Rock and we answered that call. As we still are. Without the virtual effort to bring Standing Rock to the masses, I fear they would have been stopped long ago. This effort takes us all – those at Standing Rock and those virtually around the world.

So many have taken the Standing Rock example to heart and begun their own protests around the U.S. and the world. To them I also say thank you. I am working with a group we created here in Colorado to stand against fracking and save our water. I hope many more of you find local groups as well.

As is the way on my spiritual path as taught to me by Two Bears and my other elders, I also thank those at Standing Rock and those in these virtual communities for all they will be doing in 2017. I see it already – and it is beautiful to behold. Watching the four colors of prophecy come together. I have no words. I thank you for taking this movement to the next level. I thank you for your continued peaceful revolution. And I thank you for the seven generations who cannot yet speak – but are watching us all.

2017 is the year we must work even harder to connect ALL the Water is Life efforts. Even if we are swamped with our local protests, we must allow some time for the council of protests to form. To truly win this war I know this is so. I ask those at Standing Rock to also play a leadership role in this. I look forward to returning to Standing Rock to embrace my friends and relatives there with my thanks again. And I also thank you, here, for your leadership. Mni Waconi – water IS life… the Movement.

This thank you comes from deep in my heart and spirit. It is an honor to walk with you all. And I know the other admins feel the same way. I invite them to comment here if they wish.

I tap into my Mayan relatives teachings with a reminder as I end this: In Lak’ech Ala K’in – I am you and you are me. This has never been so true.

~ Jim Graywolf Petruzzi
Standing Rock Protectors Support Group

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12-30-16 ~ Jim Petoskey‎… I was in the Marines for 9 years. I was stationed at Camp Lejuene, NC for 8 years and every Marine since 1959 has been drinking benzine, TCE, PCB and other chemicals from the contaminated wells. I was also at Fort McClellan, AL where we were exposed to nuclear particles in the air and Agent Orange in the water that was dumped by the Monsanto plant next to the fort. I have lost many friends I served with who died from diseases related to those chemicals. I feel like I am on borrowed time. I have 4 young children ages 8,9,9 and 11. So what ever time I have left I have vowed to fight for clean water for them and , as we say in my culture, the 7 generations to come. Stand strong.

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12-30-16 ~ With all the talk going on I just wanted to focus on a positive right now, this is Randy…He has been one of the consistent roles here this winter at camp. His program and bill is fitted by the tribe, regardless of any misconception. He has been out in all conditions to help people stay warm and safe here at camp and across the reservation. He shared a story about seeing and helping a guy who rolled his vehicle recently, breaking glass to get this guy out and into a safe position eventually getting him into an ambulance. These silent heroes are the foundation of what’s going on here in #StandingRock #NoDAPL

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12-30-16 ~ Johnny Dangers

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12-30-16 ~ Anthony Liccione… This I would wish, that there was no time or sleep. No more past, or future, and everything we did was good the first time, for the day. Without the need of looking back to learn from the past, and no future to hope for the better. No more tiredness, or having a need to dream, and no nightmares to fear. If there was a second time, this is how I would like to start over. Nor pipelines ever ever ever

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12-30-16 ~ Mikeroberts N Charrjalz… Today was a good day I’m so thankful we made it to cross the border walking 😁that’s such a big achievement I struggled today before crossing. I was so worried thinking and overwhelming myself just about to have an anxiety attack didn’t know what to expect in United States, our first time going there. But I prayed and gave it to the creator and just let go of everything and smudged and walked, I felt good about myself and our group that we were gonna pass the border. And now were here but our journey is not over were determined to keep walking to standing rock Standing Rock were coming WATER IS LIFE MINI WICONI

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12-29-16 ~ To better comprehend Standing Rock, throughout the past century, prime Indian land has been seized or “bought” by the Federal government or corporations with no regard for Native rights or needs. This Associated Press photo from 1948 shows the Secretary of the Interior “buying” 155,000 acres of Indian land in North Dakota for a government reservoir. The weeping face of the Fort Berthold Tribal councilman says it all.

At a certain point, people have to say “ENOUGH.” Which is what the Standing Rock resistance is all about.
Read the original http://tinyurl.com/zkmaga7

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12-29-2016 ~ A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY TO THINK ABOUT.…… December 29, 2016 marks the 126th Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. These 297 people, in their winter camp, were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms “for their own safety and protection”. The slaughter began after the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their firearms. The Calvary began shooting, and managed to wipe out the entire camp. 200 of the 297 victims were women and children. About 40 members of the 7th Cavalry were killed, but over half of them were victims of fratricide from the Hotchkiss guns of their overzealous comrades-in-arms.

TWENTY members of the 7th Cavalry’s death squad, were deemed “National Heroes” and were awarded the Medal of Honor for their acts of [cowardice] heroism.

We hear very little of Wounded Knee today. It is usually not mentioned in our history classes or books. What little that does exist about Wounded Knee is normally a sanitized “Official Government Explanation”. And there are several historically inaccurate depictions of the events leading up to the massacre, which appear in movie scripts and are not the least bit representative of the actual events that took place that day.

Wounded Knee was among the first federally backed gun confiscation attempts in United States history. It ended in the senseless murder of 297 people.

Before you jump on the emotionally charged bandwagon for gun-control, take a moment to reflect on the real purpose of the Second Amendment, the right of the people to take up arms in defense of themselves, their families, and property in the face of invading armies or an oppressive government. The argument that the Second Amendment only applies to hunting and target shooting is asinine. When the United States Constitution was drafted, “hunting” was an everyday chore carried out by men and women to put meat on the table each night, and “target shooting” was an unheard of concept. Musket balls were a precious commodity and were certainly not wasted on “target shooting”. The Second Amendment was written by people who fled oppressive and tyrannical regimes in Europe, and it refers to the right of American citizens to be armed for defensive purposes, should such tyranny arise in the United States.

As time goes forward, the average citizen in the United States continually loses little chunks of personal freedom or “liberty”. Far too many times, unjust gun control bills were passed and signed into law under the guise of “for your safety” or “for protection”. The Patriot Act signed into law by G.W. Bush, was expanded and continues under Barack Obama. It is just one of many examples of American citizens being stripped of their rights and privacy for “safety”. Now, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is on the table, and will, most likely be attacked to facilitate the path for the removal of our firearms, all in the name of “our safety”.

Before any American citizen blindly accepts whatever new firearms legislation that is about to be doled out, they should stop and think about something for just one minute-

Evil does exist in our world. It always has and always will. Throughout history evil people have committed evil acts. In the Bible one of the first stories is that of Cain killing Abel. We can not legislate “evil” into extinction. Good people will abide by the law, and the criminal element will always find a way around it.

Evil exists all around us, but looking back at the historical record of the past 200 years, across the globe, where is “evil” and “malevolence” most often found? In the hands of those with the power, the governments. That greatest human tragedies on record and the largest loss of innocent human life can be attributed to governments. Who do the governments always target? “Scapegoats” and “enemies” within their own borders…but only after they have been disarmed to the point where they are no longer a threat. Ask any Native American, and they will tell you it was inferior technology and lack of arms that contributed to their demise. Ask any Armenian why it was so easy for the Turks to exterminate millions of them, and they will answer “We were disarmed before it happened”. Ask any Jew what Hitler’s first step prior to the mass murders of the Holocaust was- confiscation of firearms from the people.

Wounded Knee is the prime example of why the Second Amendment exists, and why we should vehemently resist any attempts to infringe on our Rights to Bear Arms. Without the Second Amendment we will be totally stripped of any ability to defend ourselves and our families.

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12-29-16 ~ Chris Turley… I visited Wounded Knee once. Theres some powerful emotions and energy there. Times may have changed, however we will never forget.

Remember Wounded Knee Massacre December 29, 1890
300 Men, Women and Children. May our relatives rest in peace, for they are not forgotten.

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12-29-16 ~ Remembering the Fallen on this 29th day of December while praying for our future.

12-28-16 ~ DAPL Hero Charged With Felony Terrorizing For Saving Lives by De-escalating Deadly AR15 Standoff
In return for heroically de-escalating a situation in which an employee of the Dakota Access Pipeline pointed a loaded AR-15 at bystanders, Brennon Nastacio is being charged with a felony — and has been placed on the Morton County Sheriff’s most wanted list. Read More http://tinyurl.com/z4tl6h8

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12-28-16 ~ Wicapi Otto… or those of you needing facts. Here is a fact that I can undeniably refute. DAPL has the media purporting that Standing Rock never objected. Well they never counted on someone like me that actually reads stuff like their boring reports.

An article was passed recently that had an audio recording from 2014 of the tribes objection. However this report was taken directly from the Army Corp of Engineers website and is the public report submitted by DAPL and the ACE. It was published in 2015 and updated in 2016. If anyone says the tribe did not do due diligence proof is here. You can click the link and see the publishing dates and click the PDF to read. Um…it is 1261 pages long though…good thing to do if at Oceti Oyate and learn about what we are fighting.
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12-28-6 ~ Magpie Waters… O ci yo I thought it was a sign of hope when the United States Veterans announced that they were organizing and heading to the freezing North Dakota plains at Standing Rock, to stand with and stand in front of the water protectors to get them out of harms way. Nobody new what kind of effect that it would have on the situation. It was monumental (remember that word) in this unprecedented gathering of Indigenous people.

Never in the time of Indigenous people has a gathering like this taken place and pow-wows don’t count. What was monumental was not just former military members coming to protect Water Protectors, but the healing that took place, between the two groups and the tribes. Water is Life unified all people gathering to fight the Black Snake. Veterans prayed with the Water Protectors and, asked for forgiveness for past atrocities that the United States military had committed in the genocide of our ancestors. They then acted as mediators to bring peace were none had been for so long.

Here is Magpie Waters video number four, for the year. At the time this video was produced with a misspelled cavalry(where Jesus died) in the title instead of the kind that are part of the military. I thought it was a sign of hope when the United States Veterans announced that they were organizing and heading to the freezing North Dakota plains to stand with and stand in front of the water protectors to get them out of harms way. Nobody new what kind of effect that it would have on the situation. It was monumental (remember that word) in this unprecedented gathering of Indigenous people.

Like many people around the world the night of November 20 sparked not only outrage but activity in writing the President, the North Dakota governor and many others I would have never guessed that veterans would be the answer in solving the violence against Water Protectors.

I shouldn’t have been surprised by the healing either. Anyone, who has been around our elders, Sun Dancers, Pipe Carriers and Medicine People understand their genuine love for our earth and all who walk, slither, swim, fly and crawl on it. They have the power of peace. This peace allows healing to take place in times when no one else can.

The veterans stood tall at Standing Rock and are true American heros. Wado and blessings to them all and to all the Water Protectors on the front lines of battle and everywhere in between. All my Relations, Magpie Waters

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12-28-16 ~ Jason L.George… I need to speak, and I wish to be heard. I am Jason L.George, a proud and patriotic son of our nation (Colville confederated tribes). I am in standing rock North Dakota and am resident of oceti ohyahteh ,the northern most and front line camp. I’ve come here to represent our 12 tribes with nothing in my pockets, but with good will, and honor in my heart. I have become known and well thought of as High hat a person to seek out if you need help of any kind. A warrior who will hold shield position and not abandon those behind him.Even after being wounded, gassed and frozen I have kept my shield high and strong. I wish to represent and honor my nation as best and as long as I’ve the strength and life to do so. I am not a person who readily requests help from another. But I am here now to beseech any who may be inclined to, and in a position to help. I have repeatedly requested that flag of our tribe to be sent to me, so that I might fly our colors high and proud above my lodges. So that all who seek my assistance or counsel might have our beautiful star to guide them to my lodge flap, and any of our tribal relation who may travel to this distant land may find a piece of home to welcome them in. I’ve been informed by our counsel that as an individual I cannot represent us in such a fashion. I am not requesting financial backing,nor am I not asking for a counsel seat. I just want the world to see that we are here to be counted among those who choose life over wealth for us and our loved ones living and yet to be born.If anyone of you has access to our (Colville) flag and can find it in your heart to give,loan or sell said article to me. I would truly be appreciative to you and yours eternally. The postal workers in cannonball have been forthright and honorable in making sure supplies sent to them for us be delivered without incident or circumstance barring their path. So an acceptable address for me would be. Jason George (High hat) c/o Oceti ohyahteh camp,general delivery,Cannonball ND 58528
Thank you (Lim lint) ….

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12-28-16 ~ Youth walking over 400 miles from Saskatchewan to the #NoDAPL frontline camps!

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12-28-16 Casey Eugene Leydon… (i am very tired but I have to give you this message to listen too and to share.)
My coughing never really went away…though it has been growing since the Night of November 20 that I was struck by a rocket on the Hwy I806 backwater bridge …

I returned to Florida December 4 but my cough stayed with me…and grew.

Tuesday I began having an asthma attack that I had been building for days… feeling was building into a death for me…. It became so intense it took my breath and nearly my life… My roommate and dear friend Carol R. Brown Lmt saved my life.
She called the ambulance..she coached the EMTS on the medical procedure I had to have to save my life…She held my hand the entire time…she looked into my eyes and kept me calm…kept me from panicking and pushing my life over the edge of no return…I made the long ride from the woods to Florida memorial hospital in Flagler…because EMT named Roy held my hand and looked me in the eyes and talked me thru each painful inhale and exhale….I have been here a few days …totally exhausted from the pushing air in and out…breathing is exhausting….the STERIODS lines are fighting the fluids in my lungs… Medications fight the side effects of the STERIODS and fight my panic and anxiety attacks from struggling to breath..other medications are fighting the pneumonia…and hourly breathing machine with meds to fight asthma…it seems the tear gas rocket that hit my chest on the bridge emptied a lot of acid powder in to the air I breathed and I got a lot of powder deep in my lungs…I still smell the acid when I cough…the result is That i will stay here under extra care and medicine while my body finishes coughing and removing all the tear gas powder.

I am hurting and tired but I am in a loving hospital..the group of caregiver’s all know about #NoDAPL and the Water Protectors and the Lakota and the treaty rights and the bridge on November 20th…they knew before I got here…they send there love to all on the frontline…they treat me with honor and respect and love because of you.
The Water Protectors…

They say they promise to heal me …to tell the frontline that they will heal this warrior….because they love the Frontline…
How beautiful is that.

Here in Florida a group of healthcare givers are all knowing and supporting the frontline…
Creator sometimes shouts ….but sometimes also will whisper us to us in our hospital bed a thousand miles a from the backwater bridge on Hwy 1806….”get up my faithful healing warrior…you are winning…do not lay down for long…you are winning.. Get up …rise up…

Can you hear your sisters and brothers?
the Liberators are calling your name.”
I will not lay down for long.
I have heard my brothers and sisters.
I will return.
We will let the world hear us.
Get up.
Rise Up.
The liberators are calling you name.

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12-27-16 ~ Olowaan Plain… 15-20 with shields, 6-8 armored vehicles, bunch of vans, sound cannon and water cannons rolled out AGAIN this time around Turtle Island sacred site and Heyoka Camp. Nothing has changed. We are still here protecting ourselves against imperialism and ecocide.

Earlier we went to the bridge and prayed, took a few pictures. Concrete barriers and razor wire are still up, vehicles were moved days ago, bridge inspection will take “thirty days”…A gun was pulled on us by DAPL mercenaries stated that if we touched the barbed wire we would be shot. People tried speaking to them reasonably. When I told them the pollution from these oil spills invades my womb and breast milk for the next seven thousand generations they walked back to their cars…we will post video later. We went up on the bridge again later praying with the drum, got on our knees and prayed. Some people, unarmed as always, walked off into the field not far from the bridge and were shot with rubber bullets by cops.

Unfortunately 4 scouting from Sacred Stone were arrested, but this was unrelated to our group.

I didn’t go on Turtle Island. Prayers have been laid there. I told the feds to get off the gravesites and sacred site.

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12-27-16 ~ North Dakota law enforcement stalked a group of people who were praying along the Cannonball River and began arresting them. Not sure what the charges are at this point or if police can legally arrest people simply for gathering near the river on Army Corps land. This seems more like an infringement on religious rights than anything else.

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12-27-16 ~ Native Blood… One of the earliest photos showing a Native American with a wolf – unlike the myths created about wolves by settlers, Native Americans maintained a close and respectful relationship with wolves.

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12-27-16 ~ Jon Eagle Sr… Dakota 38 Wokiksuye Riders completed their commitments today. A 330 mile prayer on horseback that brought healing and reconciliation across the land as they came. Today we remembered the 38 Dakota who were sentenced to be hung by President Abraham Lincoln in what came to be known as the largest mass execution in US history.

Yesterday it rained as they rode into Land of Memories Park. We knew it was a blessing when the Wakinyan showed themselves. Today when the ceremony was done many of the riders and people in the crowd remembered Standing Rock and the Water Protectors and yelled,”Mni Wiconi!”

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12-27-16 ~ This is an image of history made just today. These burnt trucks were removed from the now famous Highway 1806 blockade. This life-threatening war crime by Morton County is finally being stopped and dismantled. It is a war crime against all people of this region of North Dakota, including the Protectors, according to Article 24 of the Geneva Convention. This war crime is ending just now, after two months, and it is the People who are ending it. That is why this picture means so much.

“Please keep the Protectors in your prayers tonight. The action taken today on Highway 1806 was by the People. That means that Morton County may act in retaliation soon (illegally). The Protectors are talking about DAPL security moving certain equipment in this live video from earlier this evening (https://www.facebook.com/julie.kurylowicz/videos/10212407964180816/?hc_location=ufi). We still need confirmation that the entire blockade on Highway 1806 will be cleared, but at least the contentious burnt trucks do seem to have been cleared. But again, they were cleared by the People, and Morton County is scary in its disrespect and brutalization of the People. The giant concrete blocks still need to go, and that is a lot to do in a blizzard with Morton County against you. It may take days to finish removing all of the blockade, and I am not sure of the

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12-27-16 ~ HolyElk Lafferty… The Sami were teaching how to make shoes today.

12-26-16 ~ Digital Smoke Signals… If DAPL cannot ask for forgiveness for the desecration of “Sacred Lands”, if the Governor & Morton County police department of North Dakota cannot humble themselves and ask for forgiveness for human rights and civil rights violations of unarmed peaceful water protectors……then we will have to demonstrate and role model the power of unity and good teachings,

“We will have to pray for them”
Myron Dewey
Paiute/Shoshone
Digital Smoke Signals

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12-26-16 ~ Luca Majno… The Day After Christmas ~ 1862 ~ THEN and TODAY ~

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12-26-16 ~ Beautiful things can happen when we stand firm in our faith, keep love and compassion in our hearts and see everyone as our sisters and brothers, and speak the truth openly. Here is an inspiring story from water protector Salix Roots, who broke the ice with some National Guardsmen at a hotel in Bismarck when they were socked in together by the blizzard.

I had breakfast downstairs this morning in a hotel in Bismarck, ND, where I await for the next possible flight back to Santa Fe. A blizzard rolled in, cancelling all potential flights I was booked for. I’ll be heading to the airport as soon as the roads are clear enough so I can be on standby for the next available flight. In the meantime, find me snowed in at the Expressway Suites and processing the experience that I’ve had this past week at Standing Rock. I can’t quite articulate just what it means yet, but soon I will take a gander.

In the meantime, at breakfast today, I sat next to three National Guard Military members who have been going back and forth between Standing Rock and Bismarck. We are all stuck here in this hotel together.

There they were, those mysterious people stationed up on that hill with those bright, blinding lights casting down on the peaceful Water Protectors 24/7. I wanted to engage. I had seen them wandering around the hotel and wanted to interview them and hear their story but naturally, they were guarded and didn’t even want to tell me their names. So, I told them mine, and I shared my story with them.

I told them about my experience at Standing Rock, and how we’ve been praying for them to listen to what we are trying to say. Praying for them to come around. Praying in Sweat Lodges, praying in meetings, praying quietly to ourselves as we drift off to sleep each night. I quickly started to cry, tears dripping like jewels from the reservoir of anguish that I’ve been carrying. They looked at me when I spoke. They nodded in empathy. They listened. I did not feel any slither of judgment from these militarized men who are just doing their best to live their lives the way that they know how.

I told them how badly we want reconciliation, constructive dialogue, environmental protection for future generations, indigenous sovereignty, and the honoring of treaties. They didn’t argue with any of it. They just heard me and held that space.

They’re guard dissolved right before my very eyes. I felt their humanity. I maintained my vulnerability. Soon we were laughing together. I sensed they understood the futility of perpetuating continued violence towards native peoples and all who are out there, doing their best to protect what matters most to them. We are all just doing our best, after all.

We have been indoctrinated into a system that none of us is to blame for, but each of us is responsible for transforming when injustice is present and we become aware and compassionate enough to do something about it. Sometimes that can be a simple, honest dialogue with the perceived enemy where you can transmute the illusory differences that keep you separate. Sometimes it’s realizing that the enemy is really just another reflection of you.

If there’s anything that I learned from my week at Standing Rock, its that help will come because people are desiring a new way to listen. Some new kind of energy is moving through our bloodstreams, we are dropping our guards, realizing the enormous task of healing that is underway and how we each have a part to play in this, no matter which tribe you belong to or which hill you stand on. We have what it takes to do so much better. We have what it takes to respect one another, and listen to more stories then the ones that we keep telling ourselves.

Photo taken by Macon Verteskjall at Standing Rock. I’m sitting in the snow here with The National Guard // DAPL lights off in the distance. I wish I could have walked right up that hill and said to them what I said to the men I had breakfast with today, but for now…baby steps, baby steps, baby steps…may we learn how to crawl, stand, and walk together, united, all in due time.

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12-26-16 ~ LRInspire… Dakota 38 + 2 wokiksuye, remembering the 38 Dakotas who were hung on this day in Mankato, Minnesota the largest mass execution in US colonial history. painting by Patrick Campbell

On December 26th 1862, the United States Army hanged 38 Dakota warriors in Makato, Minnesota. It was, and remains, the largest mass execution in American colonial history. Two Dakota warriors who had escaped into Canada were eventually captured, returned to the United States, and hanged at Fort Snelling in 1865. #NeverForget

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12-25-16 ~ Olowaan Plain… I have never experienced thunder snow until today…

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Stories From the Frontline ~ Oceti Oyate Dec. 20, 2016

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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12-16-16 ~ Kellie Love… WE ARE THE FIRST GROUP OF WATER PROTECTORS WHO WERE ARRESTED AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We are in a situation right now where we need media on our situation in order for the world to know what’s going on. The judge has so far approved every motion granted by the States attorney and has denied every one of our motions.

Right now, the states attorney, same guy who tried to charge Amy Goodman with terrorism for covering the story of Standing Rock, is asking the court to disallow all of our video and evidence that would prove our innocence and uphold our constitutional right to express under our first amendment, while simultaneously submitted false lies against us.

Please share!!!! We would love to have an interview with Amy Goodman so that the public can know what’s going on. What happens in our cases will affect the rest of the cases behind us. We need a really good legal advice and media to support us.

Please stand with us and help! Share and keep us in your prayers!

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12-16-16 ~ Bixi Nibe… My day in pics…these are the governments of the UN meeting with indigenous representatives and One “Navajo Ambassador”. I … was sooo happy he introduced himself as Ambassador. Power to our peoples!! Water is Life, Indigenous at the UN. We Stand.

12-15-16 ~ Magpie Waters Productions… Didn’t they see the “No Trespassing” signs all over the West? It was their manifest destiny to tame the wilderness, to make canals out of rivers and streams. To bring different plants, animals, and ways to the West. A West that was great but the greed of railroad companies, timber barons, fur trade companies, and miners and pioneers decimated the once Great West. Teddy Roosevelt and other influential politicians and people set aside lands to be preserved to save what was left. Today in Standing Rock the Warriors of the Rainbow fight to protect the water of millions of people now. They are also fighting for their ancestors then. Validating their ways, their strength and their sacrifice for now. They fight for the future too, bless them, pray for them because the fight is still on because greed will not stop, it cannot be satisfied, but it can be beat with unity in purpose.

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12-14-16 ~ UPDATE Greg Grey Cloud… Today my little brothers are in between Howard and Madison South Dakota. One horse has had a minor laceration to a rear leg. He now is being trailered and cared for properly. Nothing to worry about. Dakota 38 memorial ride is being led by the courageous Spirit Riders who also ride with the water protectors message! A number of photos for you to share and love. Phot credit by: Omri #Dakota38 #SpiritRiders #NoDAPL … Here are the Dakota 38 riders aka the spirit riders! They’ve made it to Howard SD! Only 13 more days and 260sum miles to go! Be proud of these young men, be very proud! The pride of crow creek! Still carrying the water protectors message as well as honoring our ancestors!

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12-14-16 ~ Some were quoted as saying it was the first time they truly felt as though they were serving and protecting their country. One speech was made by a native veteran, who at one point said “The difference between a soldier and a warrior is that a soldier takes orders–a warrior does what’s right.”

Thankful for the veterans who came, those that have been here since the beginning, those who have stayed, and those who will come.

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12-14-16… The Doctrine of Discovery was denounced and burned up on Standing Rock by Church Representatives & our relatives today! The Doctrine of Discovery is a major cause of our grandparents getting their hair cut off, beaten for speaking our language….this was a major reason why millions of our ancestors were killed around the world.

I believe the clergymen recognized that this also is a big reason our treaties were not honored, this is why Dakota Access Pipeline and Morton County, North Dakota have disregard our rights and removed our protectors…the reason why they terrorize our protectors for Standing Together peacefully and unarmed.

This is long overdue, but the strength and prayers for Standing Rock has awakend the true human spirit and has given courage to those who let the rich control them. There are good people in this world in all races and walks of life. The unity and prayers have united us to start taking the steps to make ammendments and work together!

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12-14-16 ~…. Emmett ~ Ate… He drove himself to and from Standing Rock, 1 or 2 times a week, he was at home at camp, you could always find him by the fire, coffee in hand, visiting. This is during the announcement by Dave Archambault of the easement denial. And dad will continue going.

12-14-16 ~ Crystal Houser… I have a bit of a heavy heart today. My brother is about to enter into a dark period of his life and I will not be home to support him. I know my mother and sister miss me and worry about me daily and I just walked away from a job with one of the greatest bosses ever so I can stay here at Standing Rock. I am confident I am making the right decision, but guilt is weighing on me for sure.
To my family back home, thank you so much for your blessings and know I love you and think about you everyday. You give me the strength to stand and inspire me daily to fight for what is right. I’d be lost without you.

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12-14-16 ~ Sophia Wilansky… Update: This is what my arm looks like as of Tuesday 12/13/16, 22 days after law enforcement on highway 1806 hit it with a grenade which exploded on contact, and 3 days after I was finally discharged from the hospital. The black rods are an external fixator (ex-fix) which is screwed into my bones to hold them in place; the bone is fractured and a piece is missing. I lost both arteries in my arm and one was replaced with a vein taken from my left leg; I am about to stop taking blood thinner shots but I will have to take aspirin for the rest of my life because a blood clot in the vein-turned-artery would make me lose the arm. Next, my arm was stuffed with a large piece of my lat muscle; I still have a device draining fluids from inside my back where the muscle was taken from. Finally, my arm was covered with a large skin graft taken from my right thigh. All of this skin will take at least a year to look relatively normal. In the bottom left corner of this photo you can see the bullet wound from where I was shot right before I was hit with the grenade.
-Sophia

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12-13-16 ~ Vonda Eagle Horse, Oglala Lakota Sioux… “This is where I, Vonda Eagle Horse, Walks First Woman, Wounded Knee Descendant, American Indian Movement. I say, apologize for killing my grandpa James High Hawk, and remove those 22 medals of honor for killing all of our people down at Wounded Knee. You should be ashamed of yourselves. You should be ashamed of yourselves. There are rules in combat, and you never apologized for that. Who does that? Kind of like what we went through over here, tanks against tarps. I mean a whole million dollar fight against forty, fifty dollar donated tarps. That’s okay, because out of faith and fear, faith will always win. And you know, you need to apologize and stop making a spectacle of yourselves. The world is watching. The world knows. All these injustices and atrocities have now come to an end. We are now in a very holy moment. Remove those 22 Medals of Honor, please.

We forgave that, my dad, my children, we forgave that. We see this Wounded Knee Memorial Ride every year, and I’m honored to see our family and our people persevere through those elements and conditions. Yet, some of us have laid that to rest, and we’ve never gotten an apology, but we’ve laid that to rest. Our people will continue to do the Big Foot Ride until we get an apology for the Wounded Knee Massacre, and you take those 22 Medals of Honor away. Who does that? This was so precious to the United States government. They use to take the children and just rip them off their cradle boards and just execute them on tree trunks. Who does that? They’re kind of doing the same thing here at Oceti Sakowin, and if I lose my life up here, it’s very very valuable to me to see our people continue to survive…continue to go on.”

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12-13-16 ~ Ancient One Returns to Tribes
For more than 20 years, Columbia Basin tribe’s have battled to have the remains of the over 9,000 year old Kennewick Man returned for reburial. Discovered in 1996, Kennewick Man, who is among the oldest and most complete skeletons found, has been subject to great controversy as Tribe’s sought to have the ancestor returned and the science community wanting to conduct studies on the remains. Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/jj48pgc

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12-12-16 ~ GREETINGS FROM THE NAHOLOWA’A OHANA
On Thursday, December 8, Bert Allen “B.A.” Naholowa’a suffered a heart attack. He was outside of the gas station near the Prairie Knights Casino. He was there doing maintenance on his RV. He’d been in the area since roughly November 26th serving as a volunteer medic to water protectors at Oceti Sakowin Camp.

B.A. received first aid, and an ambulance was called to assist him. He was taken to Fort Yates Hospital. He did not recover and passed away that day.

B.A. was Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian), American Irish, and American Chinese. B.A. was a second generation Air Force veteran. B.A. resided in Arizona. He is survived by 4 children, their mother and their partners, 8 grandchildren, 3 sisters and a large extended family.

From B.A.’s family:
“We were regularly in contact with dad while he was volunteering at the camp. He was honored to be there and of service to the camp community. Thanks to all that made his experience a good one. He walked on in a good way. We are sure he is in peace.

The Naholowa’a Ohana is happy to receive visitors for B.A. at a visitation on December 13th from 11 am to 1 pm at Dawise Perry Funeral Home in Mandan, North Dakota. Later his ashes will be taken home to Hawai‘i for further services.”

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We express our deepest sympathies to B.A.’s Ohana and want everyone to know that B.A. left a beautiful lasting impression on all who he had contact with. We don’t have words to describe the loss that those of us who had the honor of knowing B.A. are feeling; but we are grateful for the time we did get to spend with him – time well spent caring for the water protectors. We are also grateful that B.A.’s family could come to camp and hold a memorial service today. Those of us who were able to come were very blessed by the songs and ceremony.

We ask everyone to please give the family time and space to heal. We love you all.
-SRMHC
We Are The Media….. This elderly man spent his final days as a medic helping campers at Standing Rock! Thank you, Bert Allen “B.A.” Naholowa’a, for giving up your last days to help water protectors and everyone at the camps. His family says he walked along a good path and that campers made his experience a positive one. Be in peace; we are thinking of you and honoring your life today.

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12-12-16 ~ Paul Bemore… My fav pic of vets gathering at Standing Rock! This is on the front line. I was amazed by this wheel chair bound protector standing tallest of us all!

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‎12-13-16 ~ Fawn Lily‎… The government is lying. SHOCKER. I’m sure you all know. Yes, the fight is still on out here. We are still camping in subzero temperatures, for real. Oceti (now named All Nations), Rosebud, and Sacred Stone Camps all still stand.

DAPL IS STILL BUILDING.

Sadly, a large majority of people have abandoned us because they fell for the government’s tricks and think it’s over. “Victory” the media calls it? 46 dapl floodlights shining on camp every night tell us otherwise (check out the picture below).
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I’ve been laying low because I realized how deeply intertwined into all this I have become. I was afraid and paranoid. I had to lay low.

I took the past few weeks to learn how to live. Wo Lakota means the way of life, the way of living, and that’s what we came out here to learn. How to sustain yourself and your community. I know I can learn so much more, but I feel ready to get back into my more mentally taxing work again and to continue to keep my tribe at home informed of the raw and honest T R U T H.

In respect of my fellow protectors out here and security culture, I cannot release any more details. Please just know we are still out here and spread the word.

Thank you all for the continuous love and support. I feel it everyday, from all over the world. But we need you all to know that the fight is still on, so you continue to send it our way.

If you want to send us supplies, please send construction material (plywood, nails, screws, insulation, tools, etc) and firewood.
Much love ♥ ♥ ♥

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12-12-16 ~ Atsa E’sha Hoferer … Cots, Wood Stoves and & other Winter Gear was delivered today. More to come they said. #1N

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11-12-16 ~ Dan Nanamkin… FreeIng cold today! Shared the duc n dive, the story n the relationship as i was told by my relative ottis halfmoon and gary door between the nimipoo and the hunkpapa! Im a representative of the walwama people so here i am! Was blessed by my paluse relative who sang washut in my yurt! I spoke to the youth to be proud of who they are, their way of their culture, language, the way they dress, the teachings of their elders and to learn their history and family! The fire burma bright inside each of you who were here!

12-12-16 ~ ‎Crystal Houser‎… I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting more updates for you all. There is so much to talk about, so much to write, so much to do. It is very difficult keeping a phone charged in the cold, and charging takes three times as long…I haven’t had a full charge since I arrived, reception has been poor during the storms… And again, there is so much to do. Even if there wasn’t, it would be a travesty to be stuck on my phone out here….I want to share with you, but I’m busy living it, really experiencing it.

I can say that morale at Oceti Sakowin feels a little better today with a slight change in the weather and a renewal of the Sacred Fire. The fire drives spiritual morale. My first morning I heard the fire was put out “because our prayers have already been answered”…. To some degree, perhaps many degrees, this is true… But DAPL is still here, Morton County is still at the roadblock, Merc private security presence is no secret… We are still praying, still staying.

I’ve been writing a lot and will share when it is time. I love you all and on behalf of all of us here, I thank you for your continued support.
And we could use more cough medicine, decongestant, expectorant, oregano…. Yes, oregano. Charged pocket chargers for our phones would help us keep in touch better too. Thank you again.

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Video’s #NoDAPL – Dec. 12 – 18, 2016

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

12-18-16 `~ TRUTH From Standing Rock (12/18/2016) Shiyé Bidzííl & Josh Long Talk Cell Phone Protection-Part 2 – Mystic Dave

12-18-16 ~ TRUTH From Standing Rock (12/18/2016) Shiyé Bidzííl & Josh Long Talk Cell Phone Protection-Part 3 – Mystic Dave

12-18-16 ~ Filmmaker witnessed activists getting injured at Standing Rock-the sheriff’s dept. is lying about it – Standing Rock

12-18-16 ~ Standing Rock – The Meaning of the Teepee – gage4g

12-18-16 ~ #NODAPL Why do I feel like access to the road is based on skin color – Standing Rock

12-18-16 ~ Standing Rock – Blizzard Evacuation – gage4g

12-18-16 ~ Late Night Talks With #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl From Standing Rock (12/18/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-18-16 ~ Standing Rock – The story of the 4 Drums – gage4g

12-18-16 ~ News From Standing Rock (12/18/2016) Shiyé Bidzííl & Josh Long Talk Cell Phone Protection – Mystic Dave

12-17-16 ~ DeFund DAPL: Wells Fargo Embargo (12/17/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-17-16 ~ The US Terrorizes the Native Americans – Guillermo Camarena

12-17-16 ~ Standing Rock: Important update regarding first water protector trials – Let Your Soul Play

12-16-16 ~ Message From #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl at Standing Rock (12/16/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-16-16 ~ News Update From Standing Rock (12/16/2016) Exposing Trolls! by Shiyé Bidzííl – Mystic Dave

12-16-16 ~ Shiyé Bidzííl live funny on Standing Rock – Standing Rock

12-16-16 ~ Defund DAPL At CitiGroup in NYC – Uprising TV

12-16-16 ~ Standing rock interview with elder part 2 – Ray Fox

12-16-16 Standing Rock – Interview de David Archambault by stoplies.org – Stop Mensonges

12-16-16 ~ Standing Rock Special Dallas Goldtooth on Police Violence & Repression of Movement Against DAPL Yo – katalina piwa

12-16-16 ~ Update from Oceti Sakowin Camp (12/16/2016) Indigenous Rising Media – Mystic Dave

12-16-16 ~ Drill pad Today we were informed by FAA that the no fly zone is lifted #waterislife – Standing Rock

12-15-16 ~ Red Fawn has become a political prisoner of Standing Rock. We are demanding her immediate release – J Grady

12-15-16 ~ Evening News Update From Standing Rock With #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl (12/14/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-15-16 ~ JOHN BOLENBAUGH NEEDS OUR HELP! – Uprising TV

12-15-16 ~ More Drone Footage From Standing Rock (12/15/2016) #NoDAPL Warrior Myron Dewey – Mystic Dave

12-15-16 ~ DeFund DAPL: Crashing JP Morgan Party in NYC (12/15/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-15-16 ~ FireKeepers Fellowship – Standing Rock Update – FireKeepers International

12-15-16 ~ A Star Studded Benefit in New York City for Standing Rock (12/15/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-15-17 ~ Drone Footage From Standing Rock (12/15/2016) The Bridge at Oceti Sakowin – Mystic Dave

12-15-16 ~ On the Anniversary of Sitting Bull’s Death, Meet His Great Great Granddaughter, Brenda White Bull – Uprising TV

12-15-16 ~ Update on departure date for standing rock. The engine is in! – Rex Litwiller

12-15-16 ~ Myron Dewey ~ #nodapl 12/15/16 – J Grady

12-15-16 ~ Myron Dewey ~ Bridge 12/15/16 #StandingRock – J Grady

12-14-16 ~ Red Road Awareness Camp at Standing Rock – Lynny Prince

12-14-16 ~ THE TYRANNY at STANDING ROCK: GOVERNMENT’S DIVIDE & CONQUER STRATEGY is WORKING – tap Chuyen

12-14-16 ~ Late Nite Update Live From Standing Rock (12/14/2016) Digital Smoke Signals – Mystic Dave

12-14-16 ~ Shiyé Bidzííl live 12 14 16 More updates on dakota access Pipeline spill near Belfield, ND – Standing Rock

12-14-16 ~ Shailene Woodley in New York City (12/14/2016) #Divest from #DAPL Rally – Mystic Dave

12-14-16 ~ Faces of Standing Rock – KnappBrothers

12-14-16 ~ Dear Morton County Commissioners and Sheriff Kirchmeier
J Grady

12-14-16 ~ Campers say DAPL protest camp numbers remain around 1,000, despite subzero temperatures – J Grady

12-14-16 ~ All Nations 12/13/16 – Lavonne Cox

12-14-16 ~ All Nations camp 12/13/16 – Lavonne Cox
Chase IronEyes… This is non-violent, unarmed action that is met with what appears to be live lethal capable weapons in the beginning you can see a LEO draw a weapon before the less lethal munitions are visible. We remain unarmed and NonViolent. The USACE easement denial was obviously no reason to stop our fight.

12-14-16 ~ Dear Morton County Commissioners and Sheriff Kirchmeier – Myron Dewey

12-14-16 ~ MORTON COUNTY Patrolling the frozen river banks – Uprising TV

12-14-16 ~ Shailene Woodley in New York City (12/14/2016) #Divest from #DAPL Rally – Mystic Dave

12-14-16 ~ News From Standing Rock (12/14/2016) Update from Oceti – Mystic Dave

12-13-16 ~ BREAKING NEWS From Standing Rock (12/13/2016) #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl – Mystic Dave

12-13-16 ~ WATER IS LIFE – #NoDAPL – Shawn Brewer

12-13-16 ~ IMPORTANT MEETING at Standing Rock! 12/13/2016 #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl with Chris Lemke – Mystic Dave

12-13-16 ~ Standing Rock Brings Enemy Tribes Together Against Big Oil – TYT Politics

12-13-16 ~ More Updates BREAKING NEWS From Standing Rock
12/13/2016 #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl – Mystic Dave

12-13-16 ~ Chris Lemke Calls For A Truce With The Natives 12/13/16 – J Grady

12-13-16 ~ STANDING ROCK CHAIRMAN DAVE ARCHAMBAULT JR. – Uprising TV

12-13-16 ~ Oil Pipeline Bursts Close To Standing Rock Protest #NoDAPL – Donald Trump’s

12-13-16 ~ All Nationnal camp 12 13 16 – Standing Rock

12-12-16 ~ An Interview With Myron Dewey – J Grady

12-12-16 ~ Building a Rocket Mass Heater at Standing Rock Part 1 – Presented by OneHeartFire – Jesse Grimes

12-12-16 ~ Standing Rock Leader: DAPL Woke a Sleeping Youth Beast – TYT Politics

12-12-16 ~ IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM CHAIRMAN ARCHAMBAULT_ 411 TRUTH

12-12-16 ~ Jordan Reports On What’s Next At Standing Rock – Mystic Dave

Kenny Frost ~ Stockpiles Supplies and the Chairman’s Deal at Standing Rock

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Printed with permission by Kenny Frost

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Kenny Frost
letourvoicesecho-nodapl-standingrock-ocetioyate-warehouse-kennyfrostWell, bright and early this morning we were allowed to get our packages which never came to our shipping address of Sacred Stone Camp.

Where is this you might ask?

I’ve been called a liar by a few. As, I stated yesterday. These packages of heaters, cots, generators, hand warmers, space blankets and the list goes on for Sacred Stone Camp, the Big Camp, Red Warrior, and others are housed here.

If many of you know me. I believe everyone, including tribal government, leaders must be held to a high standard. People lookup on them for leadership.

Why was our people of water protectors ~Defenders and Vets asked to leave immediately.

You might have guess why?

A certain meeting was held very quietly with those of pipeline. I did receive confirmation as we had guessed this might have happened.

One of the individual who was at this meeting advice me of those in attendance including the Colonel including the oppositions.

Part of agreement was to have water protectors ~defenders and vets vacate the big camp.

This is why the announcement was abruptly for everyone to leave!.

If, I was the chairman and people came to support me. I would have a traditional meal. Thanking everyone for coming supporting and perhaps gave gifts to all who came with a closing prayers for all who came with a safe journey. But at the end I would have told everyone in a year, we have a big celebration for everyone to come back. This is me however as I was raised traditionally.

I am happy. We got our packages back. People depend on these supplies. We must take care of our people no matter what tribal nations is standing with us to kill the Black Snake. This snake is not dead.

Now, we need a call out for trucks to help get these supplies to camp.

Thank you everyone who has sent supplies to help us. I’m sadden Red Warriors camp is gone. They were very important in our cause.

We must put egos, and difference aside. I’m glad the other camp name is All Nations Camp. It’s going to going to all of us as one nation together to come together as one.

If we can do this correctly we can bring all minority groups United as one nation. We must continue to protect Mother Earth

We can do this.
We must do this.
We are Unarmed.

Water is Life.
Water Is Sacred
=->>>—- Kenny —->
Stack upon stacks are here.

This is just one corner of the many warehouse rooms where the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe stockpiles donations. That were received in recent months. The boxes, marked by the senders of specific camps of water protectors, are in the process of being distributed. Tribal workers said the packages had been there since October. Kenny Frost, Ute Elder and Water Protector who made this public today said “It is important to note the tribe has more supplies they have not given out under the name of Standing Rock.”

Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault has been criticized for storing 80,000 packages intended for the protest encampments in a warehouse belonging to one of the tribe’s enterprises in Fort Yates.

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Video’s #NoDAPL – Dec. 5 – 11 2016


Kristeen Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe
HIGHLIGHTED LINKS UNDERLINED IN BLUE ARE EMBEDDED LINKS TO NEWS SOURCES. CLICKING OPENS THE FULL ARTICLE IN A NEW TAB.  
 
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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

12-11-16 ~ The Water is Life Movement – NOW! – EarthMotherSanct

12-11-16 ~ More Live News Updates From Standing Rock (12/11/2016) #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl – Mystic Dave

12-11-16 ~ LIVE WITH TRIBAL CHAIRMAN DAVE ARCHAMBAULT – Myron Dewey

12-11-16 ~ Chase Iron Eyes On Birth Of New Standing Rock Sacred Fire – TYT Politics

12-11-16 ~ IMPORTANT LIVE FEED From Standing Rock (12/11/2016) Chase Iron Eyes & Water Protectors – Mystic Dave

12-11-16 ~ Ladonna Brave Bull Allard: Who has the right to kill? – Rob Webber

12-11-16 ~ Live News Update From Standing Rock (12/11/2016) #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl – Mystic Dave

12-11-16 ~ Live Update From Standing Rock (12/11/2016) One Nation TV – Mystic Dave

12-11-16 ~ Live Update From Camp (12/11/2016) Veteran for Standing Rock Says Fight Is Not Over Yet – Mystic Dave

12-11-16 ~ Live From Oceti Sakowin Camp 12 9 2016 A Veteran for Standing Rock Speaks His Mind – #NODAPL

12-10-16 ~ Midnite Update From Oceti Sakowin Camp (12/11/2016) Digital Smoke Signals – Mystic Dave

12-10-16 ~ Cornelius Goes to Standing Rock – Cornelius Vango

12-10-16 ~ Standing Rock Elder’s Horrid Past Shows History Repeating Itself – TYT Politics

12-10-16 ~ More Updates From Standing Rock By #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl (12/10/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-10-16 ~ Update From Standing Rock By #NoDAPL Warrior Shiyé Bidzííl (12/10/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-10-16 ~ A Veteran for Standing Rock Gives a Live Update From Oceti Sakowin Camp (12/10/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-10-16 ~ DIRE WARNING FOR NAT. GUARD SUPPORTING DAPL!!! – Wolfgang Sebastian Maddox

12-9-16 ~ Bringing Christmas to Standing Rock by MikeBoneMusic – Mike BoneMusic

12-9-16 ~ Standing Rock Water Protectors are Being Targeted for Reporting the Truth! (12/9/2016) – Mystic Dave

12-9-16 ~ Bringing Christmas to Standing Rock by MikeBoneMusic – Mike BoneMusic

12-9-16 ~ Ebro in the Morning Gets An Update From The Frontline of Standing Rock – Hot 97

12-9-16 ~ American Warrior Revolution calls Drone2bwild out!!! – J Grady

12-9-16 ~ Water Protectors being Targeted! | RoadRage#Share – 411 TRUTH

12-9-16 ~ Camp Update | #standingrock #NoDapl #mniwiconi SHARE

12-9-16 ~ Standing Rock’s Technology War To Get The Truth Out – TYT Politics

12-9-16 ` DAPL Digging Away despite being Denied! – 411 TRUTH

12-9-16 ~ Dangerous night We’re alright Pray for a good understanding to come out of – J Grady

12-9-16 ~ North Dakota Media Has Shamefully Misinformed on Standing Rock – TYT Politics

12-9-16 ~ Myron Dewey, Prolific, Shiyé Bidzííl Getting chased by snow mobile – J Grady

12-9-16 ~ Snow Mobiles and a truck tried to run Myron Dewey off the road! – Uprising TV

12-8-16 ~ It’s Time You Heard The Oil Company’s Side Of The Dakota Access Pipeline Story – The Jimmy Dore Show

12-8-16 ~ Camp Tour of Wild Oglala Camp in Oceti Sakowin – J Grady

12-8-16 ~ Standing Rock counter-protest leader (2nd interview) – Rod Webber

12-8-16 ~ Are The Agitators law enforcement Or Pro DAPL protestors – Standing Rock

12-8-16 ~ Governor DAPL Jeopardizes Lives Of Veterans, Water Protectors – Standing Rock

12-8-16 ~ Will Water Protectors Leave Standing Rock – Standing Rock

12-8-16 ~ Things are seriously messed up… FAKE news… DAPL… – CABIN TALK

12-8-16 ~ Dee Snider Explains His Experiences at Standing Rock Shooting His New Video “So What” – Mystic Dave

12-8-16 ~ DAPL Has Already Ravaged Another State – TYT Politics

12-8-16 ~ Myron Dewey and Prolific The Rapper update 12/8/16 – J Grady

12-8-16 ~ #NODAPL Update On Road To Standing Rock December 8.2016 – #NODAPL

12-8-16 ~ Shiyé Bidzííl update 12/8/16 – J Grady

12-8-16 ~ Veterans Staying At Standing Rock As Weather Turns Dangerous – TYT Politics

12-8-16 ~ Danger On North Dakota Highways! – Uprising TV

12-8-16 ~ Michael Wood Jr. On Veterans Taking Stand At Standing Rock – TYT Politics

12-8-16 ~ Why Thousands Are Staying in Standing Rock Despite Army Corps’s Decision to Halt the #DAPL – TheRealNews

12-8-16 ~ Standing Rock Water Protectors for DAPL – Olivia Schmidt

12-8-16 ~ Indigenous Life Movement ~ UNIFY Video – J Grady

12-8-16 ~ So Very Proud of Everyone Supporting Standing Rock – wonderwhaz797

12-8-16 ~ Elizabeth Warren Breaks Her Shameful Silence On Dakota Access Pipeline – The Jimmy Dore Show

12-7-16 ~ Standing Rock Water Protectors Threatened in Bismarck by Pro DAPL Protesters or Cops – America Now

12-7-16 ~ TRIBAL TRAITORS! STANDING ROCK CHAIRMAN! – Roger Thunderhands Gilbert

12-7-16 ~ Governor DAPL Jeopardizes Lives Of Veterans, Water Protectors – TYT Politics

12-7-16 ~ Whats really going on at STANDING ROCK ? Possible Holocaust of native Americans ? – Divine Wisdom

12-7-16 ~ Standing Rock On Native Ground – On Native Ground

12-7-16 ~ CALL TO ACTION: Dec 7, 2016 #NoDapl Update – Uprising TV

12-7-16 ~ Statement by Chief Arvol Looking Horse – Uprising TV

12-7-16 ~ Maniac Sheriff Insults DAPL Veterans With An Absurd Lie – The Jimmy Dore Show

12-7-16 ~ Veterans Cut The Wires At Dapl Brigade – Uprising TV

12-7-16 ~ Kash Jackson Standing Rock Update – Uprising TV

12-7-16 ~ Water Protectors, Do Not Leave! Pipeline Company comes out ands says Army Co – J Grady

12-7-16 ~ Standing Rock Veterans Update (12/7/2016) With Kash Jackson – Mystic Dave

12-6-16 ~ Myron Dewey and Shiyé Bidzííl Update – Uprising Media

12-6-16 ~ Native Woman Loses Eyesight From BRUTAL Oil Police Assault – TYT Politics

12-6-16 ~ Blizzard – J Grady

12-6-16 ~ Native American And Veteran PTSD Collide – TYT Politics

12-6-16 ~ DAPL spill would be part of 500-year genocide against Natives – Robert Kennedy, Jr. – RT America

12-6-16 ~ Please Stay at Oceti Sakowin Camp Winter is deadly 12/5/16 – J Grady

12-6-16 ~ Anonymous Message to Morton County sheriff’s department – J Grady

12-6-16 ~ DAPL spill would be part of 500-year genocide against Natives – Robert Kennedy, Jr.- RT America

12-6-16 ~ The Fight Against #DAPL is NOT Over as Energy Company Vows to Defy Obama – The Humanist Report

12-6-16 ~ LIVE – Standing Rock Update | APTN News – APTN National News

12-6-16 ~ Update From Standing Rock: Cody Two Bears On Next Steps For Standing Rock (12/6/2016) Noami Klein – Mystic Dave

12-6-16 ~ ‘It’s time to go home’ – Standing Rock chairman to DAPL protesters – RT America

12-5-16 ~ The 8th Fire – Trailer 2 – Native American Documentary

12-5-16 ~ Veterans Ask Native Americans For Forgiveness At Standing Rock – TYT Politics

12-5-16 ~ HISTORIC Victory At Standing Rock – The Young Turks

12-5-16 ~ Water Protectors React To Standing Rock Victory – The Young Turks

12-5-16 ~ On The Front Lines With Veterans And Water Protectors! 12/5/16 – J Grady

12-5-16 ~ DAPL protest site now one of the largest cities in North Dakota – J Grady

12-5-16 ~ BOYCOTT BISMARCK RAMADA INN! – J Grady

12-5-16 ~ I’m being targeted people a black van!!! #StandingRock – J Grady

12-5-16 ~ BREAKING: Shiyé Bidzííl Attacked By Local Oil Protectors! – Uprising Media

12-5-16 ~ Chairman update – Myron Dewey

12-5-16 ~ The #NoDAPL Fight Is Not Over – TYT Politics

12-5-16 ~ Standing Rock barricade guard predicts DAPL lies… – Rod Webber

12-5-16 ~ Artie from Lakota People’s law project gives the bad news that DAPL is drilling currently! – Uprising Media

12-5-16 ~ Snow Storm Has Just Arrived At Standing Rock 12/5/16 Update – Uprising Media

12-5-16 ~ On The Front Lines With Veterans And Water Protectors! – Uprising Media

12-5-16 ~ DO NOT BE FOOLED: DAPL WILL Continue To Drill Despite Easement Being Denied! – Uprising Media

12-5-16 ~ Water protector (Sioux Z) updates on condition of her eye – Rob Webber

12-5-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Chair Hails Army Corps of Engineers Decision to Reroute Dakota Access Pipeline – Democracy Now!

12-5-16 ~ As Thousands of Vets Descend on Standing Rock, U.S. Army Backs Down and Halts Pipeline Construction – Democracy Now!

12-5-16 ~ Tara Houska: Denying #DAPL Permit is “Momentous Occasion,” But We Must Remain Vigilant – Democracy Now!

12-5-16 ~ “Financial Disaster”: Could Dakota Access Pipeline Lose Its Contracts with Oil Companies on Jan. 1? – Democracy Now!

12-5-16 ~ Update from Standing Rock 12/5/16 – J Grady

12-5-16 ~ Easement Denied, Clarifications, Prayers, What this means future forward – J Grady

12-5-16 ~ Veteran gathering and ceremony #StandingRock – J Grady

12-5-16 ~ Cornell West andDigital Smoke Signals interview #StandingRock 12/5/16 – J Grady

12-5-16 ~ Veterans March at Standing Rock, ND 12=5-16 12:57 pm – Seth Mythrax

Video’s #NoDAPL – Nov. 16-19, 2016

Kristeen Irigoyen_Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe
BLUE WRITING IS EMBEDDED LINKS TO NEWS SOURCES. CLICKING OPENS THE FULL ARTICLE IN A NEW TAB.

News Articles and Updates ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-17T
Nov. 2016 You Tube Video’s
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1cM
2016 You Tube 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

11-19-16 ~ DAPL continued working at night – Myron Dewey

11-19-16 ~ Update: Standing Rock – Dokota Access Pipe Line – BattleNolaRadio

11-19-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Reservation – 6-7 November 2016 – Chris Nelson

11-19-16 ~ James Martinez: Standing Rock Lakota Sioux Veterans Call To Action – Randy Maugans

11-19-16 ~ Stand with Standing Rock More on the story from North Dakota – lba10

11-19-16 ~ Standing Rock Strength for Weeks – Ras Rebirth

11-19-16 ~ Love and hugs sent to the water (#nodapl)protectors. (AnonTV)

11-19-16 ~ Water is Life peaceful prayer walk in Bismarck, ND | #Nodapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-19-16 ~ Dakota Access CEO COVERS UP His Environmental Racism – Enterteinment

11-19-16 ~ Standing Rock Water Protectors Prayers Up – Lavonne Cox

11-19-16 ~ Standing Rock Water Protectors – Lavonne Cox

11-19-16 ~ Dakota Access CEO LIES About Digging Up Native Graves – TYT Politics

11-19-16 ~ Whistleblower John Bolenbaugh tears up explaining Standing Rock’s importance – Anonymous Portugal Internacional

11-19-16 ~ Veterans Against DAPL – J Grady

11-19-16 ~ Dakota Access CEO COVERS UP His Environmental Racism – TYT Politics

11-19-16 ~ Anonymous message to DAPL~ “We will release all the information on your workers” – J Grady

11-18-16 ~ No DAPL Anonymous (International concern) – John Dow

11-18-16 ~ Oil Police Assault Water Protector Holding PRAYER STICK – J Grady


11-18-16 ~ Myron Dewey Update ~ Good morning 1 – J Grady

11-18-16 ~ DEBUNKING the LIES From Dakota Access Pipeline CEO – TYT Politics

11-18-16 ~ pacific domes – Lolly Be Healing

11-18-19 ~ Standing rock news | standing rock protest | 7 history lessons of the Dakota Access Pipeline – Hot news 24h Today

11-18-16 ~ TRUTH BOMB:Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Stands With Standing Rock! #WaterprotectorRFkJr – 411 TRUTH

11-18-16 ~ Whistleblower John Bolenbaugh tears up explaining Standing Rock’s importance – Rod Webber

11-18-16 ~ Passionate Mark Ruffalo Amazing Uncut Speech At Standing Rock #wniwiconi #Share! 11/18/16 – 411 TRUTH

11-18-16 ~ Peaceful Protectors Win! “They want you to draw first Blood, to Crush You!” | Mark Ruffalo – 411 TRUTH

11-18-16 ~ 10 Things To Know About Dapl And Morton County | #NoDapl Archives – 411 TRUTH

11-18-16 ~ Standing Rock Struggle Inspires Protectors of Water Across the Nation – Jordan Herron

11-17-16 ~ The Abuse Towards Standing Rock Water Protectors #NoDAPL – Guillermo Camarena

11-17-16 ~ Why are people protesting in North Dakota? – Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know – HowStuffWorks

11-17-16 ~ Water Protectors In Downtown Bismark, ND #nodapl

11-17-16 ~ Action In Front Of Mandan Jail | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-17-16 ~ Bernie Sanders Standing Rock Protest Wahington – J Grady

11-17-16 ~ Robert F. Kennedy Jr. On Obama’s “No Brainer” DAPL Choice – TYT Politics

11-17-16 ~ #NoDapl – Sweet1eaf debrief of 11/12/16 gun Incident with additional footage – inLeague Press

11-17-16 ~ #OpBlackSnake #NoDAPL #OpNoDAPL Call to Action Rise up against resource extraction NOW – Anonymous Resistance Movement

11-17-16 ~ Trevor Hall: Standing Rock – Lone Eagle

11-17-16 ~ DAPL Corruption Exposed | Standing Rock | Knights-bridge Risk Management – 411 TRUTH

11-17-16 ~ 11/17 Update #nodapl – Uprising TV

11-17-16 ~ Meet Heather of Indigenous Peoples Power Project (IP3) – Native American Life

11-17-16 ~ A Nation in Distress_ A 20 yr Veteran Speaks Out – Native Momma
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11-17-16 ~ Mni Wiconi. Water is life. Hear our story. Stand with us – Native American Life

11-17-16 ~ Beaten by DAPL/ arrested/ devices stolen – Rod Webber

11-17-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – Mni Wiconi – Water is Life – The 411

11-17-16 ~ DAPL finally a Hot topic on The View – 411 TRUTH

11-17-16 ~ NoDAPL – Counter protest spokesman – Rod Webber

11-17-16 ~ Water Protectors Voice Of Unity & 4-Square Concrete Gunman Victim Speaks Out! – 411 TRUTH

11-17-16 ~ Police bloody NoDAPL veteran for picking flowers/ put bag on head – Rod Webber
Charles Jordan beaten and bloodied and has a BAG PUT OVER HIS HEAD by police in Bismarck North Dakota. He says he is a military veteran he was attacked for picking a flower. He says his shoulders were dislocated… It’s been a week and no one has seen this man- we are looking for information on him– legal has not located him is what has been told to me by his friend who witnessed this & said the camp has not seen him in a week– he goes by the name “Scorch”– looking for information as to his status.

11-16-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribe – Mni Wiconi – Water is Life – Informative Update – Valley Forge Network

11-16-16 ~ Sacred Stone Founder Pours Heart Out To Army Corps Of Engineers – J Grady

11-16-16 ~ DAPL Security Threatens Scum of The Earth Water Protectors – J Grady

11-16-16 ~ Army corps of engineers at Bismarck ND – K Grady

11-16-16 ~ Action Time #nodapl – Uprising TV

11-16-16 ~ No more Stolen Sisters! Action @ DAPL man camp in Mandan, ND – Native American Life

11-16-16 ~ Bernie Sanders at the NoDAPL Solidarity Rally,Demans to White House, Not to Build the Pipeline – 411 TRUTH

11-16-16 ~ DAPL Helicopter Chemtrails | DAPL Using Chemical Warefare On Natives – 411 TRUTH

11-16-16 ~ NoDAPL would WIN in Court | Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Against DAPL | Nov 15 Press Conference – 411 TRUTH

11-16-16 ~ DAPL Ignores ARMY CORE | Caught Excavating 11/15/16 | Above The Law? – 411 TRUTH

11-16-16 ~ Flying Over Fort Dapl #nodapl – Uprising TV

11-16-16 ~ Jordan Confronts Oil Police Over Pepper Spray – TYT Politics

11-16-16 ~ Action Time #nodapl – Uprising TV

11-16-16 ~ Army Decides Not To Let DAPL Pass Upstream Of Standing Rock | APTN News – APTN National News

11-16-16 ~ Jordan Confronts Oil Police Over Pepper Spray – Enterteinment

11-16 -16 ~ Drone Pilots EXPOSING Oil Police Violence – TYT Politics

11-16-16 ~ 500 Clergy Come to Standing Rock after a week of violence – Indigenous Rising

Oceti Sakowin ~ Stories from the Frontline ~ Nov. 28, 2016

Kristeen Irigoyen_Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe
BLUE WRITING IS EMBEDDED LINKS TO NEWS SOURCES. CLICKING OPENS THE FULL ARTICLE 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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11-27-16 ~ Charmian Wright… The last day I was at Standing Rock, we noticed that someone had anonymously left a bundle at the edge of the Crow Creek Spirit Riders’ camp. It was a green horse blanket, worn but in good shape. It had been meticulously mended and was still decorated with some chestnut horsehairs. A typed note with a photo had been carefully tucked into a ziplock bag and bundled with the blanket.

“…this blanket kept my beloved Appaloosa warm through the winters,” the note stated. “I lost her 5 years ago at the age of nine…it’s all I have left of her.”

“She was the bravest, kindest, most loyal mare I’ve ever known…I’ve never seen an animal with such a will to live. I feel that her blanket is infused with her spirit and that maybe some of her fight and determination can help one of your horses during your fight for our water and future.”

“…Parting with this blanket is difficult for me, as I feel I’m giving away the last bit of her I have. But your fight is more important…I’m giving you a piece of my heart.”
 
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I handed the lovingly folded blanket to one of the Spirit Riders. He held the bundle close to his chest and stood quietly for a moment in the November North Dakota sunlight.

 
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11-27-16 … Mike Davis
Dear Brothers & Sisters:
I think now is the time when each of us needs to stop and get ready for what may be our finest hour. There are many, many in camp now, with many more on the way. It has been estimated that over 3000 of my fellow veterans are enroute to offer aid, protection, food, supplies and anything in the way of support they can give. Some will be old, like myself, others young and carry the training of Iraq and Afghanistan warriors. All coming in peace and solidarity.

This will be my second trip to Standing Rock and many of the things I learned from the first trip will be invaluable to me now. I hope to return with a few of my Vietnam Veterans of America local Chapter members from Dallas, either way I am returning. I don’t know quite what to expect regarding the December 5th eviction notice placed on the camp by the Army Corp. of Engineers. To my knowledge, the Corp. doesn’t have an army. With the amount of police agencies pulling the plug on their officers participating at Standing Rock, I can’t fathom the thought of actual military troops being called in. That would definitely be the straw that broke the camel’s back. The entire country would be outraged to the extent it would be a true victory for Standing Rock.

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I still can’t believe there is still a media blackout after all this time. What’s wrong with these organizations, are they that afraid of going against the tide of their owners, I would be finding me a new line of work. When Dec. 5th gets here, it will be very interesting to see what happenstances take place. I know our protectors will do the right thing, to stay in prayer and solidarity and peace . With winter coming on with it’s full force I have seen many new structures going up, I can’t imagine leaving on the 5th nor can anyone else. If you can’t make it to Standing Rock, there are many ways to help. Check out all of the agencies that are aiding the people of Standing Rock. There are a list of them on Facebook that are legitimate or you can find them on the internet. Seek out the ones that are legitimate that can provide you with factual information. They need any financial support you can offer, but don’t forget our Native American representatives that could also use our financial support too.

Don’t forget to keep calling police agencies that are giving support to the “black snake.” These are also listed on Facebook pages that are being posted. Keep calling the White House, your Congressmen and Senators and it couldn’t hurt to call Kelcy Warren’s office in Dallas, Energy Transfer Partners, Ltd. and express your displeasure forcefully, but please don’t make threats. That goes against the peaceful movement of this struggle. So brothers and sisters, keep praying and maintain good thoughts and plenty of love for ALL of our protectors and my prayers are with Sophia Wilanski and her severely injured arm and I hope I spelled her last name correctly. Once again, bless you all and keep the spirit of our “Mother Earth” alive !!!! With Peace and Love We CAN WIN this !!!!

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11-27-16 Bill Portman…I wake up to my last full day at camp to my phone vibrating crazily by my side. My last post was approved and notification after notification come in with such positive energy. I read each and every one of them under my sleeping bag as not to wake my tent mates. It fuels and energizes me to start my day. The sun is shining though an opening in the tent. It’s a gorgeous sunny day here at Standing Rock. Many feel our ancestors are sending good weather as appreciation for the work being done. They are with us forever.

I didn’t witness any major protests today, it was quiet. The only sounds today were hammers, generators, drills and many people working as one to build shelters. We helped unload two trucks of materials today with others on the way. I heard one of the drivers tell a story that a hotel would not rent him a room because they were coming to Standing Rock. It saddens me that our fellow “Americans” do not support free speech and protecting water. I refuse to let that get me down. I have work to do. To the wood pile I go. It calls me.

We finished cutting and stacking the wood under sunny warm skies. When I arrive, I’m greeted with familiar and a few fresh faces. Our little lumberjack is present again sporting his axe. This boy sure loves to split wood. He stayed all day and loved to talk with everyone. He made me hopeful for today’s youth. Three young petite Midwestern women are chopping away as well. These were not burly girls but they knew how to swing a log splitter. I joke that they make me look like a whimp. They chuckle until I tell them to get back to chopping because I need more logs to pick up. I am told another truckload comes Saturday morning and I’m saddened because I can’t be here to help.

Later in the day, I hear that law enforcement surrounded Turtle Island with barbed wire, stole our bridge, and damaged our canoes throughout the night. This was in retaliation to a peaceful protest the day before. To this day I have no idea why they want to seize ancestral burial grounds. They stand with their weapons on top of our ancestors grave as we stand united and praying. Get off of our ancestors! This report makes me angry. I’m venting, I’m mad, I’m pissed, I’m everything but calm. I need to peace myself. I don’t want to show disrespect to my elders so I take a walk and try to reflect. I learn later that one of my native brothers snagged the barb wire from the other side of the river and pulled it into the water. I didn’t last long, the enemy fixed it but it gave me hope. I want to thank the warrior brother who I do not know for his bravery. Thank you brother, you have my respect.

During dinner I made it back to the Michigan kitchen. There, we shared soup, rice, and hotdogs. A young blond boy of about the age of four started playing a makeshift drum made from a pickled baloney jar and a milk crate for his seat. He is our young warrior and a future drummer. I tried to get video to share but I wanted to relish the moment while I could. His younger brother came to me as I sat and reached out his hands for me to pick him up. I don’t know this boy, never seen him before. It’s obvious he trusts me. I pick him up and put him on my knee. He says nothing and doesn’t answer my questions but I know what he is saying. We share a moment and then both boys ask me to peel them an orange and I do so happily and proud. My kids are older now and those few moments I had with them made me realize what we are here for. We are here for them. They are our future. We are here to fight for them! I’m filled with such retrospective thoughts on why I came. Thank you boys for reminding me of those reasons.

I hear there is an eviction notice and it terrifies me. I know we will not stand down. My tent mates have told me so and I know our determination. I fear for them. We are on public land held in trust for us but controlled by the Army Corps of Engineers. I still not sure how that works but I’m researching to get the truth. I worry people will be hurt and I am in pain knowing that I cannot be there to help on December 5. I hold onto hope knowing that 1,500 veterans are prepared to stand with us on December 4th. Thank you veterans. You’ve been sworn in to defend against the enemy and we are up against our own country and corporate greed. I know how difficult it is for you.

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(Eviction Notice was a hoax)

To help me get through my fears I walk to the sacred fire this evening. It’s late, about 11:30pm. I am greeted by about a hundred or so of my sister’s and brothers listening to native prayer and songs. I’m going to admit something here that embarrasses me. I don’t pray. I don’t know how to. I was not raised in a religious family. I also was not raised in native tradition even though I am one. I need to say a prayer for my family who I will leave behind come tomorrow. A few younger friends I met on this journey come to me and I ask them what to do. They guide thier elder to take cedar, kneel, say my prayer and sprinkle it on the fire, so I do.

I find my place among the fire and I am nervous, my heart pounds faster. It’s a foreign feeling to me but I endure. I pray that we can come to a peaceful resolution. I pray for the safety of my brothers and sisters. I pray for a mild winter, I pray for our youth, I pray for clean water, and I pray that the younger generation of Native Americans can carry on with our beliefs. Finally, I pray for my direct family and to my mother and father who have walked on. I sprinkle the cedar into the fire and I now feel complete. I feel better, I am in peace once again. I have never realized the power of prayer until that moment. I can now rest for the evening. I wipe away a tear and head back to my slumber. Tomorrow I must leave, I must rest now. Goodnight all for tomorrow is another day. My journey home begins.

11-27-16 ~ Cheyenne Tiera …. UPDATE ON OUR VETERANS: now estimated to be over 3,000.
Unarmed and committed to non-violent resistance, they are extremely well organized, will be housed in a gymnasium, and are UNIFIED on behalf of Mother Earth and Water Protectors.
I’m so proud of them, especially my friend Linda who is going up with a group of New Mexico Veterans in just a few days.
Pls send them your prayers. They are expecting to be arrested, shot at, etc.

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11-27-16 ~ Dave Archambault II, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Trib…The way of the Peacemaker, take heed of this critical message: “It’s easy for different environmentalists, different people to come, and they have their own agendas. There’s no way that we can keep everybody focused on the same thing. It’s all about being prayerful and peaceful. It’s not about a confrontation. We started this to protect our water. We were told by our youth, by our elders, and by the spirits that if you fight this with prayer and peace you will defeat it. But if you use violence, natural law’s going to take over and it’s going to go underneath this river, and it’s going to threaten the water.”

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11-26-16 ~ Sam Deering… Three years ago I took off my Navy uniform and told myself that I would never put it back on. I decided I wanted to live peacefully, and do what I could to allow the same for those around me. But now the day has come to put that kit back on, and head to Cannonball, North Dakota, and stand between the water protectors and the police, working illegally to protect the Energy Transfer Partners drilling of the Missouri River. Watching events unfold around the Dakota Access Pipeline has been mortifying and humiliating, and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t scared.

If it sounds like I’m looking for public approval, or an ego boost, or just a bunch of likes and comments; I am. The notion of putting my uniform back on, just to face off with other uniformed Americans looking to do me harm is honestly terrifying. The actions of the police from around the country who have answered the call of ETP, and other private interests like them, to stop the people from demonstrating or disturbing progress is terrible. But the media and public silence on the gross violation of human rights, treaty rights, and our environment is what truly disturbs me.

I’m going to Cannonball with the group, Veterans Stand for Standing Rock, from December 4-7, and expect to be one of hundreds if not over a thousand veterans coming from all over the country to stand up to these storm trooper cowards. If you’re a veteran, please join us, I don’t have to remind you of the oath we took, and what it means to face a foreign and a domestic enemy. If you’re not a vet, you’re still welcome. Either way, our communities need to be sending more people to North Dakota to resist this blatant insult to a modern world.

If you can’t make it, donate! Veterans Stand for Standing Rock has a gofundme link for those of us vets who are broke but want to help. Also, http://sacredstonecamp.org the camp itself housing a huge group of Native American tribes and other humans from the US and abroad, is in serious need of financial and material assets. You can help. Please help.

“In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
Dr. King

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11-26-16 ~ Guess Whoo Courtright‎… Step by step walking to get there — at Highway 385.

 
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11-26-16 ~ Flower Nicole Child‎ ….Hi I’m Flower, I am 18 years old and I am Cherokee Indian on my grandmothers side. I am going to Standing Rock on the 2nd for the first time. I feel like I should be standing for Standing Rock instead of sitting and just hoping it will get better. It’s time to make a difference. I’m glad we are not alone to fight this battle. We will win!
 

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11-26-16 ~ Marcus Matawhero Lloyd… You don’t stand a chance, against our prayers.
We crossed our hastily made bridge with power, righteous indignation, hurt and retaliation (because of last sundays atrocities) in our hearts and heads….but something happened there. On that island. The Creator tore out our vengence and drowned us with love, united us in prayer and gave us a new sacred native ceremony. A miracle happened on Turtle Island today…the Creator joined our side. The Creator is building a new world and he is visiting at Standing Rock!

11-26-16 ~ Jim Graywolf Petruzzi‎ to Standing Rock Protectors – Pipeline Protest
A few people think they can create their own rules. We are about the group, not any one person in it. This way we respect each other. Thanks, friends.

City of Standing Rock Protectors Support Group

We are now a circle of 98,000 people that grows rapidly each day. This is amazing and powerful with so many caring about Standing Rock and similar efforts everywhere. We are the global support group of Standing Rock – a big responsibility as I see it. Our prayers and support are what the people – and leaders – of the camps asked of us when I was there. This is a peaceful protest and this group must also stay peaceful. And respectful of each other. In fact, we require that.

This huge growth is beautiful but it also means we have much to do as a circle and we, who are admins of the page, also have much to do. None of us has ever seen this sort of growth and interaction by so many. We are 13 people and still it takes a great deal of time and effort each day to bring you the best we can. We make mistakes – allowing some things better not here and deleting others in error. We deal with thousands of submitted posts each day and are human.

We ask your help and share some things we must do. First, follow the posting rules. We share in three areas:
1. Standing Rock Protectors
2. Other similar efforts anywhere in the world
3. Fossil fuel issues

Please help this way:
1. Take a look and if what you want to post is already there, don’t submit it
2. Only post new material – nothing days or weeks old. With so many of us you can bet it was already posted.
3. Don’t post links with no description of what it is. We don’t have the time to check them.
4. If you send personal messages about why something you submitted was not put up, etc., chances are we will not respond. Time again. ☺
5. Remember this is not about any one of us, but rather all of us.

And some things we won’t do:
1. Other posts, no matter how much we may like or support them, we do not post.
2. People selling items, we delete.
3. We post no Anonymous items as requested by camp leadership
4. Post no fundraisers. We have a list of 12-14 in files that we know are valid. If we allowed personal funding posts we would have 5000 wanting to do so.
5. We post no hateful or non-peaceful items – again, as asked by the camps
6. We try to only post the first time something appears – sometimes the same post is put up 10-12 times
7. No politics. Only if a politician does or says something pertinent to the cause.
8. Adding posts to other posts in comments, which are not about the topic, will cause a warning. This is not baseball, so 2 strikes and you are out.
9. Porno, hate messages, and foul, dark rants are a ticket out with no warning.

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11-26-16 ~ Redhawk… I spoke to you today at Turtle Hill. I could see you felt uncomfortable standing up there. I could feel you did not want to be on that hill. I spoke to you about Selma, and the civil and human right violation that have stretched from that era to the day upon us now. I spoke to you about my hometown, of Atlanta, GA. I spoke about how those men do not care about you, and about how you were the only minority on that hill. I spoke to you about how Chief Turner in Atlanta is always looking for good officers, and how I assume he would be very proud to have you in the birthplace of civil rights. I told you I would personally fly with you to Atlanta if you contacted the camp and stepped away from Morton County Sheriffs. I watched you sit down, and think. I could see you felt the words I was speaking, and before you stood up and stepped back from the line, I saw you look me directly in the eyes. I saw you, and not a badge.

I keep my promises. Feel free to contact our camp. We love you for who you are. Thank you for listening.

11-25-16 ~ Bill Portman…Last night was cozy warm borougghed in my sleeping bag. My alarm clock was the sound of Native American calls from a nearby camp. What an awesome way to wake up. Kitchen tent was hard at work making us oatmeal to start our day.

At 9:30, all male warriors were called to the bridge. Every male was seen racing to the road. Elders being pushed in wheelchairs and many rode by horse. I didn’t know what to expect. I grabbed my stuff and joined the pursuit. Hundreds of us arrived.

We were met by barricades the government put in to close entry to the other side. Thick concrete walls with spiraled barb wire. Burned vehicles on our barricade side littered the road. I heard they were placed there my law enforcement. Armored vehicles lined the other side. The enemy was dressed in riot gear and cowardly behind shields. We dressed in jeans and coats. It felt eerie, like war, but peaceful and secure as we far outnumbered the enemy. I was with family.

A large circle of people began to take shape as the intent to race there was to start our day in prayer. We held hands and listened to native prayer. We prayed for safety, for mother earth, and peace. Little did I know that there is a special way to hold hands so the energy flows from one to the next. I’ll do better tomorrow, I promise. After prayer a small group of water protectors walked up to the barricades and exchanged words with the enemy. I was nervous but thankfully it was a peaceful exchange.

It was my first daylight trip to check the campground out so I hiked. As I expected, there are thousands of tents and teepees. Wood campfire, sage, and other smells filled the air. I witnessed family’s and friends helping one a other, becoming one. We helped unload a huge truck filled with firewood and another filled with building supplies. I saw a far way protest with security forces at top a hill about 3/4 mile away. That must be turtle island I said to myself. I have to witness it myself.

On my walk to the island, I saw people with gas masks, respirators, cars, medics, protests signs. It’s something I’ve never experienced so close. Hundreds of people aligning the river shore. Police with riot gear and water hoses atop the hill. The police warn us not to cross the river or go up the hill. I’m nervous because I see people being towed across the river in canoes and a walking across a makeshift bridge. At least one hundred of us were on the other side. Our side. Our sacred side where ancestors lie in peace for many years. To keep the water rescuers warm, firewood is being floated to the other side tied together with rope. A fire takes shape and warms the warriors on the other side.

I walk amongst the crowd and see people from all races and all religions come together in ad hoc prayer sessions and chanting of prayers like “You have guns, we have prayer”. Native drum sessions break out in harmony together. I’ve never seen anything like it before in my life. I get overwhelmed with emotions and my eyes swell with tears. I see elders guiding the young. Some elders don’t need to say anything. Their presence is felt. One of my proudest attributes being Native American is how we treat our elders. They are the wisdom that guides us. I saw one elder by a fire in the back of the protest line and I teared up once again.

Thankfully nobody was hurt in this stand off. We stayed at the bottom of the hill and police kept their line. Peaceful, as it should be. On my way back to camp, I took notice of all the license plates. I saw plates from every state and even Canada. Texas, Massachusetts, Wyoming, Colorado, California, Washington, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Washington, Mississippi, Missouri, you name it, a car was there from every state.

In the afternoon we cut firewood. Five people on chain saws and log splitters and five of us stackers. For being voluntary and unorganized, we worked together like a well oiled machine. I think we stacked eight cords of wood. Even a boy about the age of eight helped. His name I forgot but his endurance I’ll never. We even gave him his turn at the axe. I put a red oak on the stump for him and coached him along. He nailed it, he split it. I did my assigned job and picked up his two pieces and told him good job. I told his grandmother how proud I was of him. She was a wood stacker herself.

Afterwards I retreated back to the kitchen and I was met with a suprise turkey dinner with all the fixings. It was a great day, a happy day, a spiritual day. A day to reflect on friends and family and for the rights to clean water. I’m blessed to be able to come and I’m blessed even more to report back to those who could not attend. Spread the word please. Share this post with all your friends. #standingrock #NODAPL.

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11-25-16 ~ Livia Grace‎…Thanksgiving was cancelled this year… Instead my family and I dedicated this day to Standing Rock. Our guests were very receptive towards the cause and we felt proud to celebrate both our heritage and show support for the water protectors. A few hours into the evening a neighbor stopped by in his “Stand with Standing Rock” T-shirt. He said he saw our banner and had to stop over to chat. Today I am full of hope and light knowing this fight is shared by so many. MNI WICONI- Stand tall brothers and sisters, we are behind you every step of the way!

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11-25-16 ~ Lee Sprague… A Beautiful Day! Our family Canoes died great warriors death today.
In an early morning raid. DAPL police forces, raided our forward staging area for the Michigan Canoe, Cold Water Rescue Team.

The fact that DAPL launched a raid against our rescue equipment, speaks to their effectiveness at Ocheti Sakowin Standing Rock.

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Our team, comprised of members from Michigan, Pueblo Camp and many Allies have used these canoes to protect the water, and the Water Protector

These Canoes have harvested wild rice, the food that grows on the water. Many of our peoples have harvested mahnoomin in these canoes.

Many hundreds of people have taken these canoes to and from Turtle Island. We lost some first aid supplies we use to help Water Protectors at the front lines.

Many offers for canoes have come in from the peoples of Standing Rock. We are back in full operation to help rescue those in cold water, or being attacked by DAPL Forces.

It is a great day, to remember all of the love, and heart of all the peoples, who we shared our good lives in our jiimans. Each one of you have brought strength and good thoughts to these canoes.
They have served the people well on Turtle Island.

Yes, today is a beautiful day!

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11-23-16 ~ Matt Musselwhite… From Across the Country, Gifts of Tiny Houses Arrive for Standing Rock
How five large trees in remote Oregon ended up as winter housing for water protectors, including their first newborn baby.

Eleven days ago, when Matt Musselwhite pulled into an encampment at Cannon Ball, North Dakota, in a 5-ton flatbed truck, he had no idea how he would unload the three tiny houses he had just hauled 1,500 miles from southwestern Oregon. Almost immediately volunteers emerged from the throngs of mostly Native Americans. Within hours, teams of 10 people were starting to assemble the first of the 144-square-foot wood structures while circulating free food and coffee.

“This feels like a new America I want to be a part of,” said Musselwhite, 41, a carpenter and woodworker based in a rural community tucked into the mountains that cross the Oregon-California border.http://tinyurl.com/zmjhmne

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11-23-16 ~ Veterinarian Drives 900 Miles To Help Horses Injured At Standing Rock ~ by Hilary Hanson Viral News Editor Huffington Post
When Wright, a veterinarian with 30 years of experience, heard reports of horses getting hurt during protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline, heading out to help was the obvious choice for her. The Standing Rock Sioux and their allies are fighting the construction of the pipeline, saying that it would intrude on Native American land and that a leak would contaminate local sources of fresh water.

“I am passionate about the issues that are being addressed at Standing Rock,” Wright told The Huffington Post. “But when I saw videos of horses being injured, I knew I had to go there.”
Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/gkstedf
To make a donation to Helping the Horse Nation gofundme.com/helping-the-horse-nation

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11-22-16 Liz George with Kana Newell )~ I am shaking as I post this. We were eating dinner and on our way out of Mandan when two police officers, the sheriff and one other called us over to talk. We tried to have a polite conversation with them listening to their side and when they didn’t like what we were saying they ordered us to leave the restaurant saying that we had two seconds to leave before we would be arrested. PLEASE WATCH THIS. (Sorry I cannot post the video as it isn’t on You Tube) these are intimidation tactics.

UPDATEny Kana: to what happened tonight: Just so everyone knows, this is what happened previous to this video because we only pulled out a phone when things escalated.

Liz was wearing her WATER IS LIFE badge on her back, clearly visible to everyone. After dinner on our way out the police called us over to talk to us. His first question was ‘how long are you going to be here for?’ to which we replied ‘as long as the pipeline is proceeding’. He immediately replied with ‘well that’s just not going to happen.’ We asked why he thought that, we were genuinely curious to the police perspective and want to bridge the gap between the two sides. Today’s action was brought up as well as last night’s conflict. Things got heated and we asked them to hold space for us to speak, as the conversation was basically his voice speaking over ours. We tried to tell him our perspective but he wasn’t open to listen and ordered us to leave as soon as the conversation wasn’t going his way, threatening to arrest us both for disorderly conduct.

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11-22-16 ~ Amanda Kimimila
There’s an army of us.
We come from another place to make waves in this world.
We’ve come to break the mold and the archaic patterns that have so deeply set in and trapped the very men who’ve dug these grooves.
We feel everything.
Every birth.
Every death.
Every laugh.
And every tear.
Every sea creature drowning in oil.
Every tree being poisoned by the rain they’ve manipulated with chemicals and nanotechnology.
The air is full of particulates.
The clouds were once so perfect,
But now they infiltrate us from the inside…
From the outside.
This is a foreign place now.
A once pristine paradise has been violated by resource extraction, careless and wasteful mass production of unnatural pollutants, and geoengineering.
Is it too late to change the tides?
Is it too late to reverse the damage?
If there is any chance at all
The broken system must fall.
There are two cyclical opposing forces that create this realty.
There is the creative force and the destructive.
For change to occur, we have to collectively shift to functioning on a more creative level.
To achieve this we must conquer inertia, apathy and conditioning.
Turn off the TV
Stop participating in the broken system.
Start growing communities based on barter.
Start a community garden and community farm for food.
Food brings people together.
Develop sustainable trade skills.
Share your skills and resources with your barter based community.
Change is possible.
Writer: A. Smith
Brave woman photographed: Amanda Polchies
Artist: Greg Deel
Ossie Michelin took the original photo.

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News Articles and Updates ~ Oceto Sakowin
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Nov. 2016 You Tube Video’s ~ Standing Rock
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2016 You Tube Video Archive ~ Standing Rock
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How You Can Help Standing Rock? #NODAPL
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Standing Rock history
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Without Water We Can Not Exist
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Stories from the Frontlines ~ Standing Rock
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Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
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Trusted News Sources ~ Standing Rock
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Standing Rock Camps #Water Is Life
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Video’s #NoDAPL – Nov. 20-27, 2016

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News Articles and Updates ~ Oceto Sakowin
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Nov. 2016 You Tube Video’s ~ Standing Rock
http://wp.me/P6lD99-1cM
2016 You Tube Video Archive ~ Standing Rock
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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
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Standing Rock Camps #Water Is Life
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11-27-16 ~ Standing Rock Responds To Army Corps December 5th Eviction Notice #NoDapl Archives – 411 TRUTH

11-27-16 ~ A message from Native American elder, Saginaw Grant – STAND WITH STANDING ROCK – Michabo Sustainable Harmony

11-27-16 ~ MUST SEE! | It’s Time to Stand with Standing Rock | Please SHARE – 411 TRUTH

11-27-16 ~ Standing Rock Update, Prayer and Camp Walk – 11/27/2016 – The Real World

11-27-16 ~ Didi Banerji sings about Standing Rock/ Sioux Z update – Rod Webber

11-27-16 ~ NoDAPL Highway 1806 11-27-16-p2 – NoDAPL Highway 1806

11-27-16 ~ Standing Rock – Wasson Urges Flash-Mob Highway Shutdown on Dec. 5th! – The Real World

11-27-16 ~ Veteran Responds To Army Corp of Engineer letter to silence free speech – J Grady

11-27-16 ~ A Veteran for Standing Rock – Adrian Last

11-27-16 ~ DAPL has reached Lake Oahe! | NoDapl | Drone Footage – 411 TRUTH

11-27-16 ~ Now This with Michael Wood Jr. #Veteran Stand for #StandingRock – Sedef M. Buyukataman

11-27-16 ~ Army Vet At Standing Rock explains why this use of force is not right! – lba10

11-27-16 ~ The Bismarck Tribune headlines | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising Media

11-26-16 ~ Standing Rock Resistance: On Contact travels to North Dakota – RT America

11-26-16 ~ It’s Time to Stand with Standing Rock – TYT Politics

11-23-16 ~ As Standing Rock Camp Limits Media Access, Local Police Work to Communicate With Press
http://www.insidesources.com/standing-rock-police-press-access/
Protesters Appear to Be in Violation of Federal Permit Prohibiting Permanent Structures

11-26-16 ~ Phone Call To Morton County Police Department | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-26-16 ~ Standing Rock – Press Conference at Oceti Sakowin Camp 11/26/16 – #NoDAPL – Valley Forge Network

11-26-16 ~ Standing Rock Chairman Responds To Army Corps Eviction Threat – TYT Politics

11-26-16 ~ NATIVES AN Water protectors given #nodapl eviction notice – ANONYMOUS tv

11-26-16 ~ Sunset At Standing Rock | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-26-16 ~ CNN Lies About Dakota Access Pipeline Protests – The Jimmy Dore Show

11-26-16 ~ Standing Rock Responds To Army Corps December 5th Eviction Notice | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-26-16 ~ Standing Rock Protesters Respond to Eviction Letter by Army Corp of Engineers – Mystic Dave

11-26-16 ~ Chris Hedges Interviews Standing Rock Protesters; Vital Info To Clearly Understand Protest – KafkaWinstonWorld

11-26-16 ~ The Battle at Standing Rock – J Grady

11-26-16 ~ Donald Trump Has Money Invested In The Dakota Access Pipeline Robert Kennedy Attacks President Trump – BlackProfessionalsNetwork

11-26-16 ~ Veterans are heading to North Dakota, the government is criminal – CABIN TALK

11-26-16 ~ Standing Rock Press Conference – 11/26/2016 – The Real World

11-26-16 ~ CNN caught lying about the situation at Standing Rock FAKE reporting – American News

11-26-16 ~ Peaceful Protester’s Arm BLOWN OFF at Standing Rock – LOTUS-CTB

11-26-16 ~ CNN caught lying about the situation at Standing Rock FAKE reporting – American News

11-26-16 ~ John Bolenbaugh at Standing Rock – The Truth About Oil Companies – The Real World

11-26-16 ~ Army Corp threatens all protectors at StandingRock Oceti Sakowin camp – Native American Life

11-26-16 ~ #NODAPL Security Having Thanksgiving Dinner on Turtle HIll | Drone Footage – 411 TRUTH

11-26-16 ~ Intense aggression by Oil Protectors #NoDapl – 411 TRUTH

11-26-16 ~ Declaration of Unification , Boycott the System, #StandwithStandingRock #NoDAPL – andrea sanchez

11-26-16 ~ Standing Rock Resistance: On Contact travels to North Dakota – RT America

11-26-16 ~ Thanksgiving on Standing Rock – TheRealNews

11-26-16 ~ Words On Decision To Evict | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-26-16 ~ Free Red Fawn! | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-26-16 ~ Firsthand Reports from Dakota: “Reflections on DAPL” – FirstCoast.tv

11-26-16 ~ Update on injuries at standing rock. | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-26-16 ~ Thursday’s Lessons – 02 – Standing Rock – VarmitCoyote

11-26-16 ~ Midnight Update From Myron Dewey | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-26-16 ~ Thomas Lopez Jr. at Standing Rock – 11/26/2016 – The Real World

11-26-16 ~ Update on dapl construction & turtle island | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-26-16 ~ A Message To Cops Attacking Standing Rock Water Protectors – The Young Turks

11-25-16 ~ 11 Things To Know About Native Resistance To #NoDAPL It’s not Burning Man – ANONYMOUS tv

11-25-16 ~ overview – Lolly Be Healing

11-25-16 ~ Living at Standing Rock: Water Protectors in Tipis – LucidLorax

11-25-16 ~ Video Evidence Of Morton County Using Explosivies | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-25-16 ~ On my way to Standing Rock – David Soto Jr.

11-25-16 ~ Native Veteran to Obama: How Can You Risk Lives for DAPL? – TYT Politics

11-25-16 ` Woman Shot with Rubber Bullet Could lose her eye – Rod Webber

11-25-16 ~ Here’s How You Defund the Dakota Access Pipeline – TYT Politics

11-25-16 ~ Jane Fonda ~ Standing Rock – J Grady

11-25-16 ~ Protest arrest at Kirkwood Mall | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-25-16 ~ Standing Rock; We are Behind You – carpo719

11-25-16 ~ Standing Rock: Why the Standing Rock People have the stronger business case – Robert Brown

11-25-16 ~ To The Police at Standing Rock – Sam Tripoli

11-25-16 ~ Firefighter for Standing Rock – Kira Lehman

11-25-16 ~ Update on Sophia Wilansky /Standing Rock from friend Michael Basillas – April Watters

11-25-16 ~ WOKE AF BREAKING – Army Corp Shutting Down Standing Rock – Woke AF

11-25-16 ~ Living at Standing Rock: Water Protectors in Tipis – LucidLorax

11-25-16 ~ Standing Rock Asks Police to Leave Ancient Burial Ground – LucidLorax

11-25-16 ~ Native Veteran to Obama: How Can You Risk Lives for DAPL? – TYT Politics

11-25-16 ~ Shailene Woodley On Taking Responsibility For White Supremacy – TYT Politics

11-25-16 ~ EXCLUSIVE: DAPL Builds Razor Wire Wall On Native Burial Ground – TYT Politics

11-25-16 ~ Morton County Putting up razor wire | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-25-16 ~ Vetran Responds To Army Corp of Engineer letter to silence free speech | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-25-16 ~ on the day they deem thanksgiving , this is happening at #standingrock #NoDAPL – J Grady

11-25-16 ~ Turtle Island action Myron Dewey update as well #NoDAPL Standing Rock – J Grady

11-25-16 ~ Standing Rock’s Leader Worries ‘War’ Is Coming | APTN NationToNation – APTN National News

11-25—16 ~ On The Front Lines, Fighting The Dakota Access Pipeline

11-24-16 ` DAPL security and Morton County are out numbered on this day| 11-24-16 ~ #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-24-16 ~ EXPOSED: Oil Police Lies About Maiming Sophia Wilansky’s Arm – TYT Politics

11-24-16 ~ Pipeline Owner Laughing In Obama’s Face – Jill Stein for President Booster Club

11-24-16 ~ No Pilgrims No Pipelines No Prisons No Problems North Dakota 11-24-16 – Unicorn Riot

11-24-16 ~ #NoDAPL CAMP TOUR! – xBLACKxOPSxSECRETSx

11-24-16 ~ Happening now water protectors have taken back #nodapl their land ~ ANONYMOUS tv

11-24-16 ~ The Whole Word is Watching! – Native American Life

11-24-16 ~ Standing Rock Special: Unlicensed #DAPL Guards Attacked Water Protectors with Dogs & Pepper Spray – Democracy Now!

11-24-16 ~ Standing Rock Special: Historian Says Dakota Access Co. Attack Came on Anniv. of Whitestone Massacre – Democracy Now!

11-24-16 ~ Kevin Gilbertt – Standing Rock -11/24/2016 – The Real World

11-24-16 ~ Standing Rock- first day a Standing Rock – Food Not Bombs Santa Cruz

11-24-16 ~ #NoDAPL #NoArms #Veterans make their way to aid #waterprotectors – Clovis Tribe

11-24-16 ~ 11/24/2016Water Ceremony with DAPL security, Morton County Police department and National Guird – Myron Dewey

11-24-16 ~ DAPL security and Morton County are out numbered on this day| #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-24-16 ~ Happening now water protectors have taken back #nodapl their land 1 – AnonymousXenc

11-24-16 ~ Standing Rock Special: Dakota Excess Pipeline? Media & Water Protectors Face Strip Searches, Jail – Democracy Now!

11-24-16 ~ Standing Rock Special: Dallas Goldtooth on Police Violence & Repression of Movement Against DAPL – Democracy Now!

11-24-16 ~ Who is Sophia Wilansky – AfriSynergyNews

11-24-16 ~ #NoDAPL #NoArms #Veterans make their way to aid #waterprotectors – Clovis Tribe

11-24-16 ~ #NoDAPL The Parasites vs The People! (Tribute to Sophia Wilansky’s bravery) – Savage InDios

11-24-16 ~ #NoDAPL CAMP TOUR! – xBLACKxOPSxSECRETSx

11-24-16 ~ #NoDAPL 21-year-old activist Sophia Wilansky, who was injured during the standoff at Standing Rock – WOW Videos

11-24-16 ~ day of giving thanks – Lolly Be Healing

11-24-16 ~ Standing Rock Leader Calls on Obama to Halt #DAPL After Police Brutality Leaves MANY Injured – The Humanist Report

11-24-16 ~ REP TULSI GABBARD & OTHER VETERANS PLAN TO VISIT #NODAPL; WILL THEY ARRIVE IN TIME? – McQueenPress

11-23-16 ~ coming to camp now – Lolly Be Healing

11-23-16 ~ Trauma – Lolly Be Healing

11-23-16 ~ Why I Stand With Standing Rock (As a Christian Pastor and Human Being) – lifeissankofa

11-23-16 ~ Road Trip from Training camp to #StandingRock #NoDAPL – Bill O’Brien

11-23-16 ~ Standing Rock Water Protectors Aren’t Going Anywhere – TYT Politics

11-23-16 ~ Standing Rock Medic Fearful That REAL Bullets Are Next – TYT Politics

11-23-16 ~ A call for veterans to go to Standing Rock? – David Soto Jr.

11-23-16 ~ Veteran Activist Gives His Perspective Of The Conflict Over DAPL | APTN News – APTN National News

11-23-16 ~ First Hand Account: Water Protector recounts attack on Sophia Wilansky – Oceti Sakowin Camp

11-23-16 ~ The police at DAPL and Standing Rock wouldn’t speak to us! (Adventure Photo Show_03) – Adventure Photo

11-23-16 ~ Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council Press Release Tuesday, Nov 22 @ 354pm – Jill Stein for President Booster Club

11-23-16 ~ WOW! Dakota Access Pipeline continues #NoDAPL 📢 📢 ♫•📢 ⏩ SHARE!!! PROFITS OVER PEOPLE! – WOW Videos

11-23-16 ~ #NoDAPL Video Evidence: Water protectors recovered explosive canisters thrown by police – xBLACKxOPSxSECRETSx

11-23-16 ~ #NoDAPL Happy Thanksgiving (The Dragon’s Flood) – AnonymousXenc

11-23-16 ~ Standing Rock Special: Dakota Excess Pipeline? Media & Water Protectors Face Strip Searches, Jail – xBLACKxOPSxSECRETSx

11-23-16 ~ THE REAL STORY OF THANKSGIVING! – xBLACKxOPSxSECRETSx

11-23-16 ~ A call for veterans to go to Standing Rock? – David Soto Jr.

11-23-16 ~ #DAPL VETERANS MASS IN NORTH DAKOTA FOR SUB-FREEZING SUICIDE MISSION – Dave Acton Checking In

11-23-16 ~Standing Rock Pipeline Protest (Jacob Green – Leave my soul behind) – Growth Productions

11-23-16 ~ Unicorn Riot: North Dakota Deploys Armed Forces to Force Dakota Access Pipeline Onto Treaty Land – Unicorn Riot

11-23-16 ~ DAPL CEO Admits to Nothing [States No Burial Sites Found] – N8tiv3 J0k3R

11-23-16 ~ Inside Standing Rock – What is Dakota Access Pipeline? – The Vegan Zombie

11-22-16 ~ Obama, Media No Help on Dakota Access Pipeline – Progressive News with Tim Black

11-22-16 ~ One Man’s Fears for Standing Rock | The Daily 360 | The New York Times- NY Times

11-22-16 ~ #NoDAPL Sophia Wilansky AIM Press Conference – Shaun Sutton JamPony Productions

11-22-16 ~ Wayne Wilansky, Sophia Wilansky’s Father, Reports about her injuries – Neeta Lind

11-22-16 ~ #NoDAPL Sophia Wilansky AIM Press Conference – Shaun Sutton JamPony Productions

11-22-16 ~ Talking to the police about the Standing Rock protest (NoDAPL) – Adventure Photo

11-22-16 ~ Standing Rock – Drone Footage 11/22/16 – Water Cannon Site – North Dakota’s Infamous Law Officials – Valley Forge Network

11-22-16 ~ NODALP: Veterans are coming to support the Standing Rock tribe – Disabled War Vet

11-22-16 ~ APTN Reporter Talks About The Rising Tensions Over DAPL Pipeline | APTN – APTN National News

11-22-16 ~ #NoDAPL Midnite Express song for Sophia Wilansky – Shaun Sutton JamPony Productions

11-22-16 ~ WOW! A couple of quick updates and a request. #WorldWaterOne #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife – WOW Videos

11-22-16 ~ They are Breaking the Law #NoDAPL – MoTiV

11-22-16 ~ Activist faces arm amputation, DAPL police accused of firing grenade – RT America

11-22-16 ~ Father Dakota Access Pipeline Protest victim speaks from hospital about daughters injuries – New York Daily News

11-22-16 ~ Sophia Wilansky’s Father’s Statement | INTENSIONAL ACT! | STOP OIL POLICE – 411 TRUTH

11-22-16 ~ Father Of Daughter Injured At Dakota Protest: Police Threw At Grenade At Her | NBC News

11-22-16 ~ Pipeline Protester Could Lose Arm, Authorities Deny Involvement – Wochit News

11-22-16 ~ Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council Press Release: Tuesday, Nov. 22 @ 3:54pm – Jaden Tuma

11-22-16 ~ Standing Rock Protector’s Arm Mangled By Oil Police – TYT Politics

11-22-16 ~ 30yr EMS vet condemns MCSD-Standing Rock – Native Momma

11-22-16 ~ Kendrick Eagle Message to Obama | Please Share| Mni Wiconi – 411 TRUTH

11-22-16 ~ Emilys Story – Lolly Be Healing

11-21-16 ~ Reality of Standing Rock – Nomadic Skye

11-21-16 ~ At Standing Rock North Dakota “A War Zone” video by Jose Rivera 11/21/16 – Jose Rivera

11-21-16 ~ #DAKOTA 100+ Injured, 400 Trapped, Militarised Police Water Cannon & Gas #DAPL Protesters – Enchanted LifePath TV Alternative News & Media LTD

11-21-16 ~ Dakota Access Pipeline Update – Natives Met With Violence – Anonymous

11-21-16 ~ Medical doctors/nurses report on Standing Rock – Native Momma

11-21-16 ~ Corporate Media Disregards Oil Police Brutality – TYT Politics

11-21-16 ~ Morton County Sets Fire Around Water Protectors – Native Momma

11-21-16 ~ Standing Rock – Update after last nights clash – Many Injuries – RevRadmedia

11-21-16 ~ Standing Rock Water Protectors 11/21/16 – Lavonne Cox

11-21-16 ~ WOW! #noDAPL – WOW Videos

11-21-16 ~ Nov 20, 2016 Confrontation at Standing Rock – Guillermo Camarena

11-21-16 ~ Standing Rock Livestream from this morning #NoDAPL – B. Johnson

11-21-16 ~ Human Rights violations continue Mon Nov. 21,2016 – Native Momma

11-21-16 ~ 400 DAPL protesters ‘trapped on bridge’ as police fire tear gas, water cannon – Protect Mother Earth

11-21-16 ~ Water protectors are done with the military-style barricades.

11-21-16 Police are firing water cannons at protectors in freezing temperatures – Native American Life

11-21-16 ~ BARBARIC Dakota Access Oil Police Cause Mass Hypothermia – TYT Politics

11-21-16 ~ Kevin Gilbertt – Oceti Sakowin Camp – 11/21/2016 – The Real World

11-21-16 ~ Standing Rock Protectors Speak Out After Oil Police ASSAULT – TYT Politics

11-21-16 ~ Kevin Gilbertt – Live @ NODAPL (p8) – Jason Stengren

11-21-16 ~ 60 Days Out From Inauguration: On Standing Rock, DAPL Protests w Arn Menconi – Sane Progressive

11-21-16 ~ Standing Rock Water Protectors 11/21/16 – Lavonne Cox

11-21-16 ~ Dakota Access Pipeline Update – Natives Met With Violence – Anonymous

11-21-16 ~ DAPL’s Worst Nightmare: Big Oil EXPOSED By Whistleblower – TYT Politics

11-21-16 ~ Close Down Downtown Bismark, ND! | #Nodapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-21-16 ~ A Medic’s Account of Violence | November 20th – 21st at Standing Rock – Oceti Sakowin Camp

Interview and footage from events at Standing Rock from November 20th – 21st 2016 at Standing Rock. The medic in this interview speaks to the violence that occurred last night as the riot police and the national guard used a spray cannon to drench the Water Protectors for 9 hours in freezing temperatures. Tear gas canisters were launched at us one after another. Rubber bullets were fired at us, as well as sand bags. The Protectors stood strong, stayed calm and maintained good spirits, holding the bridge until at least 1:30 am.

11-21-16 ~ GRAPHIC | Water Protector Arm Blown Appart by DAPL Police Granade | Sophia Wilansky |- 411 TRUTH

11-21-16 ~ A Medic’s Account of Violence | November 20th – 21st at Standing Rock – Oceti Sakowin Camp
Interview and footage from events at Standing Rock from November 20th – 21st 2016 at Standing Rock. The medic in this interview speaks to the violence that occurred last night as the riot police and the national guard used a spray cannon to drench the Water Protectors for 9 hours in freezing temperatures. Tear gas canisters were launched at us one after another. Rubber bullets were fired at us, as well as sand bags. The Protectors stood strong, stayed calm and maintained good spirits, holding the bridge until at least 1:30 am.

11-21-16 ~ GRAPHIC | Water Protector Arm Blown Appart by DAPL Police Granade | Sophia Wilansky |- 411 TRUTH

11-20-16 ~ Standing Rock Water Protectors – Preparing For Winter: How You Can Help #Stopthepipelines – Proper Gander

11-20-16 ~ Protesters Trapped on Bridge | Hit with Water Canons, Tear Gas & Rubber Bullets 11.20.2016 – The Gentleman Bad Boy

11-20-16 ~ Standing Rock Water Protectors Attacked – Kevin Gilbertt Livestream 1 – dgSolidarity

11-20-16 ~ 400 DAPL protesters ‘trapped on bridge’ as police fire tear gas, water cannon #NoDAPL – High Tech News

11-20-16 ~ DAPL protesters ‘trapped on bridge’ as police fire tear gas, rubber bullets – #NoDAPL – USA TV Live

11-20-16 ~ #NoDAPL HAPPENING NOW! TEAR GAS AND WATER CANNONS BEING USED IN FREEZING CONDITIONS! – xBLACKxOPSxSECRETSx

11-20-16 ~ ACTION HAPPENING NOW! DAPL POLICE USING TEAR GAS, WATER CANNONS AND RUBBER BULLETS – xBLACKxOPSxSECRETSx

11-20-16 ~ Police Start To Move In | #NoDapl Archives

11-20-16 ~ Frontline Being Taken | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-20-16 ~ Police Start To Move In | #NoDapl Archives – Uprising TV

11-20-16 ~ Standing Rock – Solutionary Productions

11-20-16 ~ #NoDAPL Bismarck, ND – Native American Life

11-20-16 ~ Wells Fargo, Bismarck ND NOW 4th st. & Thayer – Native American Life

11-20-16 ~ #NODAPL DRONE FOOTAGE OF WHAT’S GOING ON IN STANDING ROCK RIGHT NOW! – xBLACKxOPSxSECRETSx

11-20-16 ~ #NoDAPL Live On The Frontline Bridge – xBLACKxOPSxSECRETSx

11-20-16 ~ Standing Rock Protectors attempt to clear Hwy 1806 – lba10

11-20-16 ~ Nov 20, 2016 Confrontation at Standing Rock – Guillermo Camarena