Social Security and the Payroll Tax Cut Deferral Program

Payroll Tax Cut Deferral Program

Trump DOES NOT have the power to unilaterally rewrite the payroll tax law. Under the Constitution, the power belongs to Congress.

However, if Trump manages to pass the “Payroll Tax Cut Deferral Program”, the Social Security portion of payroll taxes (6.2%) won’t be taken out of paychecks. The employee portion of the payroll tax would allegedly be deferred through the end of the year, but that doesn’t mean Trump will reinstate the employer’s portion; and of course, it doesn’t aid unemployed workers.

The “Payroll Tax Cut Deferral Program”, (not Suspension Program), is nothing more than an interest-free loan; EMPLOYEES WOULD HAVE TO REPAY the federal government, likely on April 15, 2021. The risk here is, many workers won’t be able to adjust their spending to cover the obligation, thus, accruing penalties, and interest if not paid by the April 15th deadline.

There will be some employers who will continue to withhold the tax from their workers, placing the amount equal to the deferral in escrow , claiming a refund to be passed back to employees after Dec. 31, 2020, in essence providing employers with higher compounded interest rates. Meanwhile, workers won’t see but a few pennies more on their paychecks.

Additionally, if Trump’s reelected, he stated, he’ll “terminate” the payroll tax altogether depleting the $2.9 trillion in assets within four years. This whole “program” poses a mortal threat to the 64 million Americans currently receiving Social Security benefits and the hundreds of millions more who should receive benefits in coming decades.

Social Security status-quo defenders have assured us for the past 25 years that “Social Security is fully funded until 2036.” But lest we forget, Lyndon Johnson was the first president who *borrowed* $2 trillion from the Social Security Trust Fund to pay for the Vietnam War. Next, Ronald Reagan with the help of Alan Greenspan pulled off one of the greatest frauds ever perpetrated against the American people with their 1983 Social Security Amendment payroll tax hike which generated a total of $2.7 trillion in surplus Social Security revenue, then Reagan raided Social Security of roughly $3 trillion causing even more deficit. Reagan spent every dime of the surplus Social Security revenue on general government operations and military buildup. His successor, George H.W. Bush used the surplus money as a giant slush fund ‘borrowing’ $1.37 trillion of Social Security surplus revenue to pay tax cuts for the rich and his war in Iraq, at an estimated cost of $1.7 trillion, again, never repaid. Bill Clinton looted $3 trillion and spent all of the Social Security surplus revenue that flowed in during his presidency.

So when Trump say’s “we need to cut Social Security”, what he really means “Past presidents have *borrowed* many trillions from Social Security to pay for wars, corporate subsidies, special interest groups and tax cuts for the rich, therefore we need to cut back your benefits so we don’t have to pay any of it back…

Make no mistake about it, Trump’s intention is to bankrupt Social Security.

AS A SIDE NOTE:

Social Security currently has reserves of $2.9 trillion, while payroll taxes bring in $1 trillion per year. “Illegals” and “Undocumented Workers” bring in $12 BILLION a year in taxes. Whenever employers send in W-2 forms which have Social Security numbers not matching with anyone on record, the agency routes the paperwork to what’s called the Earnings Suspense File, where it sits until people can prove the wages are theirs. There are still 340 million plus unclaimed tax forms recorded in the file, compared to 270 million nearly a decade ago. A good portion of those forms were filed by employers on behalf of some of the most unlikely funders of Social Security “undocumented immigrants”. In fact, illegal immigration is considered largely responsible for the mushrooming of the file, with undocumented workers paying billions in taxes for retirement benefits they will never receive. Can’t argue undocumented immigrants drain the system!

BTW: It’s hard enough getting those benefits if you are a life-long citizen, so immigrants without social security numbers aren’t privy to the welfare some seem to think they get. Illegal immigrants cannot walk into social services and get money, food stamps, and rarely get medical unless it’s an emergency for a child born in the U.S. Immigrants don’t qualify! No paperwork no handouts. I have helped at food banks.., no illegals in line, they live mainly on rice, beans, eggs, tortillas, day in day out, meat is a treat, they’re afraid so they only seek work and if they pay into the tax system they never get a refund, our government keeps their money. They may use S.S. numbers of others or dead people but they can’t collect benefits… Let’s see you try running from the cartel, changing your name, can’t claim your place of birth, lose family, leave everything you know and love behind to give your children a chance at education and life while working jobs no one else will, while living with 3 to 5 families crammed into one squalid shanty.

Blacks and Asians have had their fill of field work, and face it, White people are just too damn lazy to squat down in the blazing sun 12 hours a day 7 days a week picking produce for less than minimum wage. Better thank immigrant field workers the next time you’re at the grocery store thumping watermelons and squeezing tomatoes!

Ironically its people like Trump, his family, and politicians who are the freeloaders, living tax-free as corporate welfare queens. They’re the ones receiving the “entitlements” along with all the multimillionaires in Trump’s cabinet, free Cadillac healthcare for life along with gigantic tax loopholes.

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

Open Letter For People Looking For Open Letters

Thank you Robin Sokoloff
Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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I sat down at a sidewalk cafe today, popped open this laptop – ready to send some words to anyone who’s looking for perspective and support out there.

And just like clockwork, when I try to go anywhere or do anything as a woman by myself, I am interrupted.

I am just sitting here, trying to write you these words. I’m typing away. A shadow blocks out the sun above me. Someone is looming above. This is not the first time in a lifetime of men shaped looms.

“Excuse me miss. Hey miss.”

I keep typing.

“Yo ma. Ma… yo I’m trying to talk to you lady.”

I breathe. I keep doing what I’m doing.

“Yo BITCH! What the fuck! You must be some kind a bitch right? Sitting there.”

I remain unmoved.

“BITCH I’M TALKING TO YOU!”

He puts his phone on my table.

I see it. I see where this is going. I see it all.

I pause.

I do the mental math.

I close my laptop. I set it aside.

I flip the table, forcing him to tumble back surprised.

I stand up.

I pause again.

I breathe.

I lock eyes with him.

I look at him and let him see how bored I am. I look at him like he’s an ant. I look at him like he’s obviously no match and he must have been tripping.

I say, “Say it again. No please, tell me again what a bitch I am. Let everyone here know just what a bitch I am so they can hear it and understand you fully that I’m a bitch. What else you got? Just ‘Bitch’? That’s it? What was next? Please oh please, don’t leave me hanging, I’ve been waiting all day for you to interrupt my meal and piss all over me so you can get what YOU need today. Oh hey! Maybe if you say ‘bitch’ some more, maybe just maybe, the people sitting all around me, – no, shrinking all around me while pretending this isn’t happening – maybe one of these nice people will get up and come to my aid or something. I dunno? Sounds crazy right? Why don’t you just call me crazy bitch too, for thinking someone here might care more about a woman’s safety right now than their own pasta.”

No one moves. Still. All of them. Of course. Same as it ever was.

He darts for his phone at my feet.

I push him back. My two hands. On his shoulders. I push him back like we are at the line of scrimmage. That’s what that’s called, right? Football is weird. But now I’m a football player.

He tumbles back again. This has clearly never happened to him before.

He tries again for the phone.

I step on it. Not enough to hurt it, of course. Just lightly enough to say, “Nah, that’s my phone now.”

I cock my head, motioning him up the block; or else.

He runs.

I calmly and quietly pack up my things. I swing my bag over my shoulder. Same as it ever was. I mean, no one at this restaurant seems mildly concerned about my condition, so why should I be.

The waiter shuffles just inside my periphery, to dip his toe in: “Ma’am, your sangria?” – looking to me to make this nice.

“Ma’am, ummm…. are you okay?” Says the patron next to me, suddenly leaping into action now that the action is clearly over.

“Who me? Yes, I AM okay, thanks to your help! Wow, you really took action there, huh? I hope you’re all happy with your choices here today. I hope you’re all knocking back that beer extra hard murmuring ‘oh gee, this Kavanaugh thing… isn’t there anything we can do?!?’ Newsflash my friends, you just missed your chance. You just didn’t ‘do’ anything. So I thank you all.”

I wink at them.

I eye my harasser shuffling along one block up, turning the corner.

I follow.

That’s right, I follow him.

I follow him for a bit.

I follow my harasser some more.

I see him realize I am following him.

I follow him past all the other women who he would’ve tried this on, but is now too busy trying to get away from me.

I watch him awkwardly strategize for many blocks. Change tactics, and wonder who he can ask for help. But he won’t, cause he’s a man. So…

I follow him through 6 Lanes of Canal Street/ Holland Tunnel traffic in both directions.

I keep coming, kinda like it’s Terminator III.

He ducks into a Dunkin’ Donuts, and hides like a child under the window counter.

I stop right outside the store, stand just over him, and stare.

I wonder, how odd, to hide beyond a window, like I can’t see him. Ha!

I stare at him some more.

I stare at him some more.

I stare at him till he stops panicking long enough to realize there’s no way out until I give it him.

I breathe.

I breathe some more.

I light my cigarette.

I take a puff.

I take another.

I shake my head and laugh.

I walk on.

I release him.

I release him.

– – – – – – – –

If you came here looking for hope, I’m not sure I have it. No, I definitely don’t have it. All I have is my survivor’s strength to share, and my continued commitment to transparency where you are all concerned.

I don’t want to give you hope. I want you to wake the fuck up.

I’m telling every single one of you who have been too blah blah blah to believe me, support me, or fight with me – The age of your ignorance needs to end today.

The age where you birth your daughters into a system of violence, and quietly escape to the suburbs as though that will keep them safe, but it will only really stifle their screams just enough so that you can sleep through their torture – The age of your indifference ends today.

The age where you birth your sons into a system that rapes and pillages the generation after you, just as you have, and you find yourself defending a monster because you see a little Kavanaugh in your precious boy king – The age of your convenience ends today.

I do blame you. I do. I’ve been out ringing all the alarms. I’ve been out here weeding out all the weeds, and holding the line so it can inch no further. I’ve been out here defending myself, and defending you too.

And for the life of me, I keep scratching my head knowing you all have children and grandchildren of your own by now and I don’t know what the fuck you are going to do. What you think they are going to do. They are not safe from this. No, not from this – The age where you can hide this from them is over. Heck, the age where you can hide them FROM this is over.

As many of you know, I run Town Stages. That means lots of people in and out, day in and day out. Lot’s of conversations amongst friends, and even more conversations amongst strangers.

If I had a nickel for every seemly nice guy who’s tried to mack on me this week by saying, “So… this Kavanaugh thing, huh?”

And I just stare back. I figure it’s their turn to make this nice.

And they go, “Well, I mean… do you think there is any… absolutely any chance that he didn’t do it? Like what if….. I mean, there’s very little evidence and I was wondering like what if… ”

And I stop him there. I try to help him out. I try to take his side.

“Bro – Humor me. Imagine you were overcome by a bunch of piss drunk men, half suffocated, and brought to the point of ‘about to be raped’, if not actually raped in this manner as so very many women are. Think about it for a sec. Would you tell anyone? How would the people around you act if you said you had been raped? Would your family believe you? Would your job believe you? Would the WHOLE WORLD believe you? Are you prepared to be the laughing stock of every where you go for the rest of your life just to stop one man from having a job? Tell me – Is there a world in which YOU would make this up knowing it would pretty much end your life as you currently know it? And if you actually worked up the courage to tell your story, what would you do if some guy like you, no, millions of guys like you were standing here going ARE YOU SURE???”

He says, “oh…. I …shit. Yeah…. But wait, were the guys that raped me gay or straight.”

I stare back. I blink once, very slowly.

He knows he’s an idiot. He admits he’s an idiot. He just needed a sec.

“Well the thing is, women don’t get a sec when they are being sexually assaulted.”

He stands there quietly.

I stand there quietly.

He tries to change topics, says “Hey… Nice place. You work here?”

“I built it.”

He looks at me.

He looks down.

“Yeah. You weren’t expecting that either, were you….”

He stands there quietly.

And maybe he was thinking, what a bitch.

But what if he was thinking: Holy shit. I’ve gotta get my shit together.

And that’s all I want, men. Get your shit together.

I suppose my open letter for people who like open letters in dark times even though it’s always been a dark time for the people who actually build America, is this: You just pissed off one of the fiercest bitches to ever walk this earth and you still haven’t thought this though. Be afraid. Be very afraid. You left me and my friends with nothing to lose when you had everything to lose. Bad plan. Very bad.
https://www.facebook.com/robin.sokoloff.1

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

I sat down at a sidewalk cafe today, popped open this laptop – ready to send some words to anyone who’s looking for perspective and support out there.

And just like clockwork, when I try to go anywhere or do anything as a woman by myself, I am interrupted.

I am just sitting here, trying to write you these words. I’m typing away. A shadow blocks out the sun above me. Someone is looming above. This is not the first time in a lifetime of men shaped looms.

“Excuse me miss. Hey miss.”

I keep typing.

“Yo ma. Ma… yo I’m trying to talk to you lady.”

I breathe. I keep doing what I’m doing.

“Yo BITCH! What the fuck! You must be some kind a bitch right? Sitting there.”

I remain unmoved.

“BITCH I’M TALKING TO YOU!”

He puts his phone on my table.

I see it. I see where this is going. I see it all.

I pause.

I do the mental math.

I close my laptop. I set it aside.

I flip the table, forcing him to tumble back surprised.

I stand up.

I pause again.

I breathe.

I lock eyes with him.

I look at him and let him see how bored I am. I look at him like he’s an ant. I look at him like he’s obviously no match and he must have been tripping.

I say, “Say it again. No please, tell me again what a bitch I am. Let everyone here know just what a bitch I am so they can hear it and understand you fully that I’m a bitch. What else you got? Just ‘Bitch’? That’s it? What was next? Please oh please, don’t leave me hanging, I’ve been waiting all day for you to interrupt my meal and piss all over me so you can get what YOU need today. Oh hey! Maybe if you say ‘bitch’ some more, maybe just maybe, the people sitting all around me, – no, shrinking all around me while pretending this isn’t happening – maybe one of these nice people will get up and come to my aid or something. I dunno? Sounds crazy right? Why don’t you just call me crazy bitch too, for thinking someone here might care more about a woman’s safety right now than their own pasta.”

No one moves. Still. All of them. Of course. Same as it ever was.

He darts for his phone at my feet.

I push him back. My two hands. On his shoulders. I push him back like we are at the line of scrimmage. That’s what that’s called, right? Football is weird. But now I’m a football player.

He tumbles back again. This has clearly never happened to him before.

He tries again for the phone.

I step on it. Not enough to hurt it, of course. Just lightly enough to say, “Nah, that’s my phone now.”

I cock my head, motioning him up the block; or else.

He runs.

I calmly and quietly pack up my things. I swing my bag over my shoulder. Same as it ever was. I mean, no one at this restaurant seems mildly concerned about my condition, so why should I be.

The waiter shuffles just inside my periphery, to dip his toe in: “Ma’am, your sangria?” – looking to me to make this nice.

“Ma’am, ummm…. are you okay?” Says the patron next to me, suddenly leaping into action now that the action is clearly over.

“Who me? Yes, I AM okay, thanks to your help! Wow, you really took action there, huh? I hope you’re all happy with your choices here today. I hope you’re all knocking back that beer extra hard murmuring ‘oh gee, this Kavanaugh thing… isn’t there anything we can do?!?’ Newsflash my friends, you just missed your chance. You just didn’t ‘do’ anything. So I thank you all.”

I wink at them.

I eye my harasser shuffling along one block up, turning the corner.

I follow.

That’s right, I follow him.

I follow him for a bit.

I follow my harasser some more.

I see him realize I am following him.

I follow him past all the other women who he would’ve tried this on, but is now too busy trying to get away from me.

I watch him awkwardly strategize for many blocks. Change tactics, and wonder who he can ask for help. But he won’t, cause he’s a man. So…

I follow him through 6 Lanes of Canal Street/ Holland Tunnel traffic in both directions.

I keep coming, kinda like it’s Terminator III.

He ducks into a Dunkin’ Donuts, and hides like a child under the window counter.

I stop right outside the store, stand just over him, and stare.

I wonder, how odd, to hide beyond a window, like I can’t see him. Ha!

I stare at him some more.

I stare at him some more.

I stare at him till he stops panicking long enough to realize there’s no way out until I give it him.

I breathe.

I breathe some more.

I light my cigarette.

I take a puff.

I take another.

I shake my head and laugh.

I walk on.

I release him.

I release him.

– – – – – – – –

If you came here looking for hope, I’m not sure I have it. No, I definitely don’t have it. All I have is my survivor’s strength to share, and my continued commitment to transparency where you are all concerned.

I don’t want to give you hope. I want you to wake the fuck up.

I’m telling every single one of you who have been too blah blah blah to believe me, support me, or fight with me – The age of your ignorance needs to end today.

The age where you birth your daughters into a system of violence, and quietly escape to the suburbs as though that will keep them safe, but it will only really stifle their screams just enough so that you can sleep through their torture – The age of your indifference ends today.

The age where you birth your sons into a system that rapes and pillages the generation after you, just as you have, and you find yourself defending a monster because you see a little Kavanaugh in your precious boy king – The age of your convenience ends today.

I do blame you. I do. I’ve been out ringing all the alarms. I’ve been out here weeding out all the weeds, and holding the line so it can inch no further. I’ve been out here defending myself, and defending you too.

And for the life of me, I keep scratching my head knowing you all have children and grandchildren of your own by now and I don’t know what the fuck you are going to do. What you think they are going to do. They are not safe from this. No, not from this – The age where you can hide this from them is over. Heck, the age where you can hide them FROM this is over.

As many of you know, I run Town Stages. That means lots of people in and out, day in and day out. Lot’s of conversations amongst friends, and even more conversations amongst strangers.

If I had a nickel for every seemly nice guy who’s tried to mack on me this week by saying, “So… this Kavanaugh thing, huh?”

And I just stare back. I figure it’s their turn to make this nice.

And they go, “Well, I mean… do you think there is any… absolutely any chance that he didn’t do it? Like what if….. I mean, there’s very little evidence and I was wondering like what if… ”

And I stop him there. I try to help him out. I try to take his side.

“Bro – Humor me. Imagine you were overcome by a bunch of piss drunk men, half suffocated, and brought to the point of ‘about to be raped’, if not actually raped in this manner as so very many women are. Think about it for a sec. Would you tell anyone? How would the people around you act if you said you had been raped? Would your family believe you? Would your job believe you? Would the WHOLE WORLD believe you? Are you prepared to be the laughing stock of every where you go for the rest of your life just to stop one man from having a job? Tell me – Is there a world in which YOU would make this up knowing it would pretty much end your life as you currently know it? And if you actually worked up the courage to tell your story, what would you do if some guy like you, no, millions of guys like you were standing here going ARE YOU SURE???”

He says, “oh…. I …shit. Yeah…. But wait, were the guys that raped me gay or straight.”

I stare back. I blink once, very slowly.

He knows he’s an idiot. He admits he’s an idiot. He just needed a sec.

“Well the thing is, women don’t get a sec when they are being sexually assaulted.”

He stands there quietly.

I stand there quietly.

He tries to change topics, says “Hey… Nice place. You work here?”

“I built it.”

He looks at me.

He looks down.

“Yeah. You weren’t expecting that either, were you….”

He stands there quietly.

And maybe he was thinking, what a bitch.

But what if he was thinking: Holy shit. I’ve gotta get my shit together.

And that’s all I want, men. Get your shit together.

I suppose my open letter for people who like open letters in dark times even though it’s always been a dark time for the people who actually build America, is this: You just pissed off one of the fiercest bitches to ever walk this earth and you still haven’t thought this though. Be afraid. Be very afraid. You left me and my friends with nothing to lose when you had everything to lose. Bad plan. Very bad.
https://www.facebook.com/robin.sokoloff.1

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Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez
Human Rights Advocate, Researcher/Chronological Archivist and member in good standing with the Constitution First Amendment Press Association (CFAPA.org)

Stop Pretending Racism Is Patriotism

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe ~ Co-authored by Rudy TwoMoon

There has never been a point in U.S. history when non-white bodies were not under the threat of state violence. That’s why Black people are kneeling before the flag because the flag was never intended to reflect the protection of their flesh. If it were, police wouldn’t get away with shooting and killing People of Color with cruel disregard, all the while wearing American-flag emblems on their uniforms and saluting a piece of cloth manufactured in a sweatshop in far-off China.

It wasn’t until the Department of Defense poured millions of dollars into the NFL in exchange for displays of patriotism during games, no NFL player stood for the National Anthem, players actually stayed in the locker room as it played.

In 2009 the players were moved to the field during the national anthem because it was seen as a great marketing strategy to make the athletes “appear” more patriotic. The US Department of Defense “PAID” the National Football League $5.4 million plus between 2011 and 2014, and the National Guard $6.7 million between 2013 and 2015 to “stage” on-field patriotic ceremonies as part of military-recruitment budget line items.

The US Department of Defense spent $54 million of taxpayers’ money on “PAID PATRIOTISM.” for marketing and advertising contracts with professional sports organizations between 2012 and 2015. More than $10 million of that went to the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA and Major League Soccer.

• Pittsburgh Steelers received $27,000
• Pittsburgh Pirates received $18,000.
• Atlanta Falcons $879,000
• New England Patriots $700,000
• NFL’s AFC North, the Ravens $534,000
• Cleveland Browns $10,000 by the U.S. Air Force for one color guard ceremony
• Cincinnati Bengals got $4,960 for 60 club-level seats bought by the 338th Recruiting Squadron
• New York Jets $115,000
• Buffalo Bills $500,000
• 50 teams across the five major professional leagues had contracts with the military, including 18 NFL teams which received more than $5.6 million over the four-year span. Ten MLB teams took nearly $900,000, and eight teams each from the NBA and MLS had similar contracts. Six National Hockey teams received their money, and the Air Force “PAID” more than $1.5 million to NASCAR.

Collegiate programs also benefited:
• Indiana University $400,000
• Perdue University $400,000
• University of Wisconsin $170,000

And those numbers are just the tip of the iceberg spent to BUY YOUR PATRIOTISM . The 145-page report released on Sept. 27, 2017 https://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/12de6dcb-d8d8-4a58-8795-562297f948c1/tackling-paid-patriotism-oversight-report.pdf reveals 72 of the 122 professional sports contracts analyzed contained items deemed “PAID PATRIOTISM“; the payment of taxpayer or Defense funds to teams in exchange for tributes like NFL’s “Salute to Service.” The National Guard simultaneously spent millions on professional sports ads while requesting more funding from Congress to fill a $100 million “shortfall” to pay troops and conduct training.

Nowhere in the rulebook does it mention the National Anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy

“Players are encouraged but NOT REQUIRED to stand during the playing of the National Anthem. No penalties will be assessed for those who did not go out to the field for or kneeled during, the National Anthem”.

None of the athletes are taking a knee during the National Anthem because they believe the US has a problem with discriminating against Trump, wealthy people or the flag. These players are drawing attention to the discrimination of People of Color, specifically those who don’t have the fame, wealth or a platform to get the attention of those who DO have the power to implement change. To put the primary identity of “millionaire athletes” in something other than what they do and how much they make is a false idea that money is a savior, capable of protecting those who have it from all of life’s uglier challenges. These Black athletes acknowledge how people treated them changed as their wealth and fame grew. But no matter how successful they became, no amount of money could keep many people from reducing their identity simply to race. Yes, these players are wealthy, but they are also parents, and humans with interests, passions, and experiences far beyond their sport. No matter how much money they have as Black athletes, they’re still not White athletes, nor are they afforded the same privileges as affluent Whites.

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Obviously when the powers that be created our society, they were not going to make it the way they want by educating their slaves with foolhardy beliefs like Freedoms and Civil Rights. The TRUTH has never been profitable. Only covert lies bring home the bacon.

Football games are no place for politics… which is why people think we need to wave a giant piece of dyed fabric mass produced/manufactured in a Chinese sweatshop. Recite a Pledge of Allegiance to a country from a poem that doesn’t even rhyme or sing the National Anthem written by a racist, pro-slavery, anti-black, anti-abolitionist who thought Blacks were mentally inferior and had the audacity to fight for their freedom who even went so far as to write in the 3rd stanza:

“No refuge could save the hireling and slave. From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave”

and yet many think everyone should be forced stand and pay tribute.

People don’t watch the NFL for the anthem; if they don’t like the kneeling they should just ignore it like they do racism and police brutality because dog fighting, rape, murder or DUI’s haven’t made them turn the channel, but a peaceful protest is where they draw the line. Why? Because they’ve been “SOLD” on the idea patriotism is standing at attention, placing their right hand over their heart and singing the Star-Spangled Banner while absently mindedly gazing at a red white and blue piece of cloth emblazoned with stars and stripes.

Our entire system which includes our government, media, voting, and Internet services are corrupt and rigged by the people behind the curtain running everything! Common media for transmitting PROPAGANDA messages include news reports, government reports, historical revision, junk science, books, leaflets, movies, radio, television, and posters.

The media isn’t here to tell you what happened. It’s not here to tell YOU what you want to hear nor what it thinks YOU want to hear. Media is to tell you what to think.

• Who are the people behind the curtain who own ALL media?
• Why are they promoting this agenda?
• What are they really selling you?

As HighImpactFlix said in his YouTube video above

“By conditioning people to focus on symbols that can just as easily be used on any other country, the same countries that American people have been brainwashed to hate for no real reason at all, mostly lies, in reality has been successfully engineered into our society because that line of thinking keeps the people from talking about and going after their real enemy, the same enemy of all people throughout history, government. Governments locked this obedience into place even further by pretending that mundane things like flags and songs represent other things. Advertising works, in fact, it works so well that advertisers take huge chunks of money to sell people on the idea their product or service is worth your devotion and of course your money”

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE CURTAIN
Michael Bloomberg
http://tinyurl.com/y9y5jmk3

Rupert Murdoch
http://tinyurl.com/yaxmwwzt
Donald Newhouse
http://tinyurl.com/y8po2zgz
Samuel “Si” Newhouse
http://tinyurl.com/yannhy7u
Cox Family
http://tinyurl.com/y9ex4xwk
Jeff Bezos
http://tinyurl.com/k7qzly2
John Henry
http://tinyurl.com/ybo7dly2
Sheldon Adelson
http://tinyurl.com/ybbtmmc4
Joe Mansueto
http://tinyurl.com/ybj4dpta
Mortimer Zuckerman
http://tinyurl.com/y7qg5ugb
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Stanley Hubbard
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Patrick Soon-Shiong
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SPECIAL REPORT Feb. 23, 2017 Standing Rock

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

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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
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

Stories From the Frontline Jan. 23, 2017

Kristeen Irigoyen-Hernandez aka Lady2Soothe

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1-22-17~ Eryn Wise… Yesterday’s Women’s March on Washington was overwhelming. Upon our arrival Thomas and I were faced with the short tempers, inconsiderate nature and intensity of women we were supposed to be standing in solidarity with.

The indigenous folx present were able to carve out a space in front of the National Museum of the American Indian large enough to form a circle where we spoke, sang, and danced in honor of our foremothers. It was the only space in the march that, for me, felt inclusive and welcoming. After our rally as we tried to enter the march I watched many women be pushed, shoved, yelled at, and cut short by other women. An indigenous woman grabbed my hand, trying to lead me further into the march so that we could catch up with our group and at every turn there was another woman planting her feet before us and saying, “You can’t go by me here. You’ll have to go around.” When this happened friends looked on, nodding their approval and leading some others to even say that “these Indian girls lost their drums. That’s why they’re trying to get through us.”

I realized that I was in a space that had been created with good intention, under the guise of unification but in reality was for white feminists and their vaginas. I thought about my sweet trans, queer, non-identifying, intersectional, and non-white sisters that seemed absent in the crowd. For every ten pink pussy signs waving in my face, I saw one, maybe two, signs that represented women of color. It was weird and uncomfortable. Once the bubble of indigeneity was gone from around me I was desperate to leave.

I became frustrated with the crowd screaming, “This is what democracy looks like!”

SO many sisters and womyn were absent that I began to cry. Women who had only minutes earlier been shoving me out of their way began stopping to ask me what was wrong. “This is fake,” I found myself repeating. “I hate this.” Some tried to blame it on the size of the crowd. Others tried in very gentle ways to ask me if I was on or approaching my moon. Unintentional sexism dripped from the tongues of these women as they tried to calm me.

“Whose land? OUR LAND!” they chanted. “Whose bodies? OUR BODIES!” they cried. “THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE!”

Not in my eyes, but I’m just one woman. Outside of my own experience, I have seen hundreds of my sisters uplifted by the Women’s Marches held around the globe. Many of them had never attended a rally, felt like they belonged so fully, or mattered as much. For these reasons, I am grateful that the marches took place. I just wish a more inclusive space had been created for the non-white feminists who truly need a voice, especially in the onset of Trump’s administration.

I am lucky enough to say that I was raised by many inspiring, and impactful women. My chosen family is full of brave, radical, two-spirit, and beautiful women; many of whom are with me in D.C. right now. I was able to attend the rally/march to speak and sing alongside women I deeply love and respect — for these gifts, I am grateful.

I write this to call upon the women out there reading along. Please do not forget your fellow women of color. Trans sisters. Undocumented sisters. Sisters of different faiths. Sisters without vaginas. Sisters with vaginas of different shapes, sizes, and colors — we do not all have perfect pink pussies – please do not encourage the narrative that there is only one way for a body to be. Please remember that the wounds of women first start with the great, intentional, and continual wounding of our Mother Earth. May we continue to rise together, with all our sisters, in honor of each other and Unci Maka.

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1-22-17 ~ Lee Sprague… Standing Rock Tribal Council votes for Indian Removal Act. It’s Trail of Tears version includes allied Water Protectors. Making Indian People move in the dead of winter, because someone wants the land for farming, ranching, or industrial activities, sounds familiar to me. Now the Standing Rock Tribal Council wants to Trail of Tears us out of camp? It raises historical trauma, similar to our relatives who were force marched at the hands of the US Government, from their lands.

*Concerned about the loss of revenue to the Standing Rock Tribal Programs, Council votes to dip into the 6.5 million in legal funds that were contributions to Water Protectors.” Now they want to close down each Camp?
If the concern is public safety, as stated, sheltering in place during the harsh North Dakota Winter is the safest way forward, except for DAPL cowboying it up. The main camp is not on ‘Standing Rock’ lands, it should be though. The Army Corp of Engineers claims the land we are camped on.

In this picture is Alex. I stayed in his TIPI most of this winter until it became unlivable. Thanks Alex. Lots of good times in the Tipi. We kept our batteries and controllers in there for our solar wind power system. Ben moved it. Now folks know how to set up a solar/wind now thanks to Brad Kallio.
We all could use the legal funds.

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1-22-17 Jacky Smith‎… As a white European woman, I’ve been watching this feed & commenting – I think this is the first time I’ve posted here. But I read something yesterday that hit home hard and I think it’s something people like me should notice. Someone who lives near Standing Rock said that they were scared about what might happen when the visiting water protectors go home, because they remembered the terrible things that happened at Pine Ridge after AIM went home in the 70’s. Well in the 70’s I was an activist and I noticed what was going on – but I couldnt figure out a way to find out more, or to do anything about it. And then I got involved in anti-apartheid, and didnt have time for any other campaigns. I apologise for that, from the bottom of my heart. This time, we have social media and a shedload of people all round the world are watching. We need to carry on watching, and noticing, and talking about it – and we need you guys living at Standing Rock to keep posting, keep telling us what’s going on, keep talking to us. This time I won’t get distracted, you’re top of my list. There are a lot of issues that the new president will be fighting on, we have to make sure that yours is one of the big ones. The UN are coming to investigate, the ACLU are out there, the guys that monitor the ethics of the government can be dragged kicking & screaming into the fight, climate change is getting to the point where only a combover dumbo who never goes outside can ignore it, the Chinese are making renewables so cheap that coal prices cant be propped up, gas prices are still so low that fracking makes a loss, the demand for oil is tanking. All these things are on your side, exactly as your ancestors predicted. Now is the time to keep praying, chanting, singing, dancing, talking and above all hoping. We are with you, and we’re not going to let go. Mni wicone!

1-21-17 ~ Steven Jeffrey Chrisjohn… Leaders of Standing Rock ask all camps to clean up and leave is the messages from Facebook Updater Steven Jeffrey Chrisjohn “We get frozen Rubber Bullets that can penetrate wood and skin. That’s the gift that we get. That’s the special the Indians get out here. We don’t 30 feet of distance before we get shot. We are lucky if we get 7 feet. I apologize if I put anything at risk for you at Standing Rock I only meant good will.” Steven Jeffrey Chrisjohn Read More http://tinyurl.com/z9dz8un

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1-21-17 ~ Lyla June…I am a Diné (Navajo) woman but I wrote this last verse in Spanish because our native brothers and sisters in Central and South America experience a deeper suppression of thier culture and identity than we do up here in the “the states”. The Eagle and the Condor are coming together. This is why we are mislabeled “hispanic” or “latino”. Don’t let the imaginary border fool us. We are one tribe of Turtle Island! I also want to acknowledge that some of the first Indigenous Peopeles that were forced into hiding were the medicine women of Old Europe. They estimate that 6-9 million women were raped, beaten, tortured, burned alive or drowned alive for being “witches.” Let us reclaim our Earth Selves no matter what “race” you are and do it soon! The earth may depend on it.

Yo soy una mujer Diné, pero escribí el segundo parte en español por que reconozco que la mayoria de nuesrtas hermanas y hermanos indígenas del central y sudamérica experimentan una mayor supresión de su cultura e identidad. Es por esto que estamos mal etiquetadas “hispano” o “latino”. No deje que la frontera imaginaria nos engañe! Somos una tribu de la isla de la tortuga! El Aguila reconozca el Condór! 😀 También quiero reconocer que algunos de los primeros pueblos indígenas que se vieron obligados a esconderse eran las curanderas de Europa Vieja. Se estima que 6-9 millones de mujeres fueron violadas, golpeadas, torturadas, quemadas vivas o ahogadas vivas por ser “brujas”. Recupere su mismo como Genta de la Tierra, no importa la “raza” que usted es, y lo hace pronto! La tierra puede depender de esta subida de conocimiento ancestral.

Come join us at the Black Hills Unity Concert this weekend! September 9-11, 2016. www.TheUnityConcert.com. Many are headed to http://sacredstonecamp.org/ in Cannonball, ND after the concert to protect the water from DAPL. If the judge rules in our favor some might come to the concert to celebrate. #NoDAPL #ProtectMaunaKea #DoodaFracking#Run4Salmon

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1-21-17 ~ Kaelly Salazar… Sorry for the poor photo quality, but I had to share this.
They are targetting those of us trying to document the situation. He was aiming right at me with his weapon. Jon Ziegler was targetted last night for live streaming and nearly lost his pinky. They were aiming for his phone. (Anyone have an update on him?)
Pray for these officers… Pray for us.

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1-21-17 ~ Confluence Documentary with Dallas Goldtooth … WATER IS LIFE
The Lakota have long prophesied that one day a great black snake would slither through the land, pollute the water, and bring great destruction to the people and the Earth…. In 2014, Energy Transfer Partners announced plans to build a pipeline that would transport fracked crude from the Bakken formation to refineries in the Gulf Coast. Obama had recently lifted the ban on exporting petroleum via the international market; big oil needed to find a way to capitalize on this. Using the smokescreen of “energy independence from the Middle East,” as propaganda, the public in North Dakota believed that this was about decreasing our dependency on foreign oil. In all actuality, it was just about profits for oil companies and would create very few jobs here in the US. The Dakota Access Pipeline originally proposed route crossed the Missouri River near Bismarck, but was re-routed through native land in violation of several treaties signed with the government and threatened their drinking water supply (as well as for near 30 other million people downstream). When construction began and sacred burial sites were being destroyed, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe realized that this was the manifestation of the prophecy of the black snake. It needed to be stopped.

In April of 2016, after runs across the country to raise awareness, members of the Youth Council set up camp along the Missouri River to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. After putting out a call for support, the camps have swelled to as many as 10,000 Water Protectors from around 500 tribes as well as non-native allies who showed solidarity to the cause. An unprecedented peaceful demonstration, water protectors began praying and chaining themselves the DAPL construction equipment. Many were arrested by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, who essentially was working as a private security force for Energy Transfer Partners.

In the beginning, there was a complete media blackout and independent journalists who were arriving to tell the story were being specifically targeted. Water protectors and free press were brutalized, shot with rubber bullets, attacked by viscous police dogs, shot with tear gas canisters, concussion grenades and pepper sprayed for protesting peacefully. Communications have been jammed using sting rays and dirt boxes; Indigenous leaders have been spied on in this advanced Orwellian surveillance state. To date, Energy Transfer Partners has spent near 200 million dollars in private security on top of 22 million in tax payer money for law enforcement to finance the paramilitary spectacle. Arrestees have been strip searched for misdemeanor trespassing offenses and held in cages that resemble dog kennels, often times in their underwear for 12 hours or more. The scene goes in direct contrast with what the United States of America supposedly stands for; although Native Americas would beg to differ that America is a just nation founded on principles of so-called democracy and human rights. The pipeline is a direct extension of the legacy of colonization and genocide that their people have endured for hundreds of years.

As the election distracted most of the public, politicians turned a blind eye to Standing Rock as it would disrupt the Democratic energy platform for the next 40 years… Most of Hillary Clinton’s top campaign contributors were financing the pipeline and Donald Trump had personally invested millions. Standing Rock chairman David Archambault II testified in front of the UN to ask for help pleading that water is a human right. As the fight against the DAPL began to pick up steam, the powers that be could no longer turn a blind eye to the human rights abuse and disregard for the law. Much spin has attempted to quell the support of the movement, but… it kept growing. An influx of media and celebrities brought even more attention to the camp. Actress Shailene Woodley, Amy Goodman, and even Presidential candidate Jill Stein were charged/arrested during front line actions. Water protectors like Red Fawn were illegally detained and held without bail. They have endured all of this to protect life’s most basic need…water.

On December 4, 2016, The Army Corps of Engineers gave the water protectors of Standing Rock a major victory when they refused to grant permits for DAPL to drill under the Missouri River. This decision shows that the power of the people cannot be ignored. Although significant, the victory is only temporary as the pipeline company is appealing the decision in federal court. Thousands of Water Protectors have remained diligent through blizzards and sub zero temperatures and remain to this day.

…the fight continues. Please stand with Standing Rock and support the indigenous led resistance against not just the DAPL, but all the other pipeline black snake construction projects around the country that threaten our water….

Water is Life. Mni Wiconi
Music by: Will Evans
Footage credits: Tim Yakitis, Eddie Mnoian (Viral Viral Appetite Productions), Myron Dewey (Digital Digital Smoke Signals), Kandi Mosset (Indigenous Indigenous Environmental Network), Shiyé Bidzííl (Dr0ne2bWild), Jonathan Klett, Renegade Media, Unicorn Riot, Dallas Goldtooth (Indigenous Environmental Network), Richard Bluecloud Castaneda, Spencer Keeton Cunningham, The Young Turks, Daniel Speers, Indian Law Resource Center, Democracy Now

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1-21-17 ~ Ricardo Jasper… Hi my name is Ricardo Jasper I’m a native American from the Diné nation aka Navajo Nation, im Originally from Tuba City Arizona, I’m a bitter water clan and Manygoat clan..

The reason why I’m here is because I wanted to share what I have experience in standing rock and to bring awareness to the movement, it all started with the Colorado River being contaminated when the mining company, Gold King Mine, in Silverton Colorado a team of workers with environmental protection agency accidentally released 3million gallons of toxic waste into the river, which the Animus River in Colorado had turned orange as a toxic spill continued to flow downstream and through other states, this is when I realized what was going on with fracking, and how all these oil companies were digging into our mother earth to look for oil. That’s when i started looking into more about fracking, then I heard about Standing Rock battling with oil corporations and the State of North Dakota, these companies have come so close together that the people are at a moment where they don’t feel like their voices are being heard, and so the last thing that was left for us is to assemble, is to gather together and to protest or protect, and I had the urge to go out there and help my relatives protect the water , our future generation, our kids future.

When I drove up to the camp site (Oceti Sakowin Camp) it was breathtaking my heart started to cry, the feeling was unbearably beautiful, you could feel the positive energy, you could feel the spirit around you and the love and peacefulness, the people were so kind and generous, very helpful, everybody loved each other, everybody helped each other, and if you needed help they would have volunteers there waiting to help you right away, you would wish the whole world would be like Oceti Sakowin Camp, I stayed there for like 2½ months I helped with the construction part of the camp we built Tarpees. The reason why we called them Tarpees was because they look like Tepees but they were made out of tarp, the other buildings were teepees, yurts, and hogan’s.

We started to winterize the camp and I helped out with the actions too. Actions were being on the front lines of stopping the construction of the pipeline, people sacrifice their lives, tying themselves to the equipment’s and peacefully praying for the company to stop from hurting our mother earth, to stopped them from desecrating our ancestral burial grounds, I was always at the front lines getting shot with rubber bullets being pepper sprayed for no reason, all we did was pray and try to talk to the officers and pray with them some of them would stand there and cry some were in shocked at what their fellow comrades were doing to the people, some of them would stare at you and smile then point the gun at you some would have a blast shooting people and laugh about Tear gassing us, shoot percussion grenades at the people, spraying us with cold water with water cannons in 15 degree weather, and it would go on for hours, everybody there was dedicated to protect the water, to protect what’s right for all of us, it wasn’t just an Indigenous thing it was about everybody. I told people “if I bleed red and you bleed red it’s your problem too” “It’s not about being a hero, we have no egos, and it wasn’t about being important, it was about being part of the team we stand in solidarity with standing rock we wanted to tell people that we should realize that if they should being upset about ISIS destroying those artifacts in Syria Iraq they should be twice as upset as they are desecrating them graves, destroying those ancient sites, if they’re going to be angry at the injustice around the other world then they need to start talking about the injustice here in America as well, there still Colonization going on and you can see it in the ground that she is bleeding right now, and when you look up around the other world, you see there is a river in Russia that is now red blood red because of the dirty chemicals from a metal plant that’s there now and we gonna have the same thing here, this is the company that’s done this before and this isn’t anything that we can get rid of, and you know I remind people that we can’t eat green paper, we can’t drink that Gucci purse sweetheart All we have is this water, all we have is this Land, and we have to protect it, we belong to the earth, the earth doesn’t belong to us, we just protect her, she doesn’t ask for money, all she asks is to take care of her as she will take care of us.

My experience in Standing Rock is something that I will never forget, it was beautiful it was emotional but we all stood together, we all looked after each other, some of us may have PTSD but we are all here for each other, now I have all these beautiful, beautiful people, my new extended family from all over the world, different nations, different tribes, different nationalities, if we keep standing together fight for what’s right for our people for our mother earth, for our future generations, we can the change the world.. We are the people we don’t need one person to run our country, we have the power to be ONE LIFE, ONE LOVE, ONE NATION.. AHÒ I could talk for hours and hours about Standing Rock… I will never forget it !!

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1-21-17 ~ Johnny Dangers… Pro DAPL North Dakota Republican Congressman Cramer said earlier today Trump will rescind the EIS and approve Missouri River crossing possibly as soon as Monday. We will soon see how #Trump actually acts on the pipeline and if he respects the process.
Share! #NoDAPL #WaterisLife #J20

“By next week the EIS will be rescinded,” Cramer told me referring to the lengthy environmental study President Obama initiated in his final days in office. The Congressman said the Trump administration has the authority to rescind it because, in legal filings responding to the pipeline company’s request that the study be enjoined, the Obama administration itself argued that this was the case.

Cramer also said a decision granting permission for the pipeline to cross the Lake Oahe reservoir is imminent. “The easement will be issued maybe as early as Monday,” he said.

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1-21-17 ~ ‎Jim Petoskey‎… Do not sit around waiting for the next great leader to come along. That’s how we got into this mess to begin with. Sitting around waiting for the next, Kennedy, the next Crazy Horse, the next Sitting Bull, the next Pontiac or Tecumseh. Martin Luther King or Ghandi . When they do come, they kill them off. Instead of giving a damn about the khardashians, the Super Bowls, worry about how to respect all life and what that really means. Become a participant in life. Give a sincere damn about our neighbors, the sick, the aged, the future of generations to come. We sat back and watched others do what everyone should be doing. We let people exploit the resources, pollute the land water and food and wonder why we are sick. We all have a brain, use it, but make sure your heart is connected. Nurture your spirits, not man made religions. DO NOT be afraid to be curious, question things, That’s exactly what they want. They have successfully dumbed down education and in turn dumbed down us. Now do yourself and the world a favor THINK. Even question what I just told you.

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1-21-17 ~ Elizabeth Hoover… Was sitting on the plane editing photos that I took at Standing Rock over the past several days, and noticed the ladies next to me peering at my screen. They asked if I was a war photographer- where were these photos taken? Right here in the US of A, ladies. Yes those are unarmed civilians those National Guard and police officers are shooting at. Indian reservations have again become military training grounds

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1-20-17 ~ Jon Ziegler… Here’s an update from the journalist who almost got his pink blown off a couple nights ago… Jon. Please send prayers for his healing. .

“Surgery went well. Took longer than expected as part of the bone was smashed “like a chicken bone hit with a hammer”-DR

Your well wishes and support will get me through this and out on the front lines asap. It has been my honor and a privilege to stream the truth for you these last 5 years. From Chicago to Ferguson; Baltimore to Oakland; NY and elsewhere, I have never stopped learning and being inspired by all the passionate ppl I have come to know, some of whom I now consider family. And that goes for many of you online as well!

I will be in a hotel resting and elevating my hand (picture make more sense now? ) for the next few days.

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1-20-17 ~ Lee Sprague… This is the Larceny and Theft report I filed. I’m alleging the Sheriff Department stole and destroyed four of my canoes, paddles, rescue first aid kits, Also stolen, part of my canoe trailer.
Report Filed

Not accurate is officer 4973’s written comment that I confessed to bringing goods to to Turtle Hill.
“We carry warm clothes and blankets, gloves, mittens in water proof bags. We carry watersheds to the prayer lines. We carry people hurt by the Morton County Sheriff, Because they don’t respond to water protectors in harm’s way. Harm visited on the Water Protectors by the Morton County Sheriff Department.“

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The REAL ‘Lone Ranger’ Was An African American Lawman Who Lived With Native American Indians
The real “Lone Ranger,” it turns out, was an African American man named Bass Reeves (July 1838 – 12 January 1910), who the legend was based upon. Perhaps not surprisingly, many aspects of his life were written out of the story, including his ethnicity. The basics remained the same: a lawman hunting bad guys, accompanied by a Native American, riding on a white horse, and with a silver trademark. Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/kr6zycg

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1-19-17 ~ Jim Graywolf Petruzzi‎… Take care Friends in the light—Finger Pointers, Name Callers and Dissent Sowers are everywhere

I have tried to not comment on negativity, dissension causers, finger pointers and attackers – but a lot of people in this group and others keep asking me about these things. And want to know why it seems to be increasing. They ask why groups are questioning groups… and why some are attacking posters and video people… and on it goes.

I see people attacking others in the camps, on the virtual support and education pages, on personal pages and elsewhere. Questioning motives and trustworthiness. Questioning money use and intentions. Asking why they are not white or red or yellow or black. Speaking total lies. Working with all their might to create dissent so it will destroy everyone’s work from within. I have seen people I know to be working with all they can for clean water being attacked and villefied. And when I have come to their defense, watched myself attacked. And others. Several we watch in the group attack a list of water protectors each day. Sadly, some believe too many lies.

I see more attacks as we create the Water is Life Movement because that scares the hell out of the business people and politicians. Each day on our Standing Rock Protectors group we add hundreds of people – and about 25% are phony accounts when we check.

If we let these trolls and company plants divide us we will collapse into chaos. Or even those people still stuck in thinking one group or protest or people can lead this entire peaceful revolution.

Question what you see and hear. And when you think you know the truth – question further. Continue to come together as one. In the way of the prophecy of the four colors uniting.

Together we will win this war. The worse enemy now is ourselves if we allow the dessention sowers to divide and conquer. None of us are perfect, but we are all standing for Standing Rock, clean water and other camps everywhere. Focus there and let the hate mongers flow over us like a wind.

Thanks for hearing me.
~ Jim Graywolf Petruzzi

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1-19-19 ~ Cody Two Bears… Hau’ Mitakiyapi (All My Relatives) I am Cody Two Bears (Mah’to Nun’pa) Councilman of the Cannon Ball Community (Eyapaha) for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. I am Yanktonai (From the Cut Head Band) My Ancestors come from the east side of the Missouri River and lived there for 125 years before 1862 when the Minnesota Uprising and White Stone Hill Massacre moved us to the west side of the Missouri River. I speak to you today with a strong heart. I wanna share some concerns with you that we has a tribe and has a community do not agree with the current situation going on at the Backwater Bridge north of Cannon Ball. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and elders have consistently asked people not to confront DAPL and law enforcement since after the Decision was made on December 4, 2016 and to stay away from the Bridge. We all know the Bridge was tested and it needed minor repairs to open it back up. But with what’s been happening the past three nights have hurt those chances of it being open again. Our Membership need that bridge open for emergency and daily commutes. We have elderly and people with a lot of health issues, dialysis, diabetics, heart problems. We have community members that have business that are being affected. Not only that but we know drugs and alcohol use has been in these camps recently. We the Tribe and its membership know this fight isn’t over. But the more unnecessary actions that take place north of Cannon Ball hurts our chances with winning this fight in court and at the government level moving forward. I feel we are in a great position now that Native Nations will have a big Voice Moving forward. We owe a great thanks to everyone that has came and support us with this fight. But we feel now the peace and prayerful actions are not happening anymore. I see violence happening from our side the people that came here to help us. We the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and our Membership don’t support these actions it’s only hurting our chances moving forward. Once again We ask people to stand down. If we truly believe in prayer and trust in it we will win. Let our prayers do all our actions. Let’s not stoop to there level cause once we do we are no better than them!! They want us to start to be violent so The Tribe it’s membership and this whole movement will lose everything we have gained. Please be respectful and honor the wishes of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe it’s elderly and it’s membership.. Thanks to you all once again. Hau Mitakuye Oyasin..

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1-19-17 ~ Tomas Karmelo Amaya… “Women are traditionally associated with water and men with fire, but this moment made me think of the culmination of the two forces. As the shadows cast across the sides of the teepee, a home that represents the womb from which we are reborn daily, I also thought of a blazing ember. Fire cannot burn without oxygen and water contains oxygen just like our women hold the answers to our deepest tribulations. They are our ultimate medicine, our healers, our guardians of the future.”

The night before Morton County law enforcement attacked water protectors, Jade and I drove around camp looking for Faith Spotted Eagle so that we could interview her for @indigenousrising. Once we arrived to her location, I was not allowed to enter the teepee because a women’s meeting was in session. As I walked away I noticed the silhouettes of my aunties and sisters projected on the structure.

Women are traditionally associated with water and men with fire, but this moment made me think of the culmination of the two forces. As the shadows cast across the sides of the teepee, a home that represents the womb from which we are reborn daily, I also thought of a blazing ember. Fire cannot burn without oxygen and water contains oxygen just like our women hold the answers to our deepest tribulations. They are our ultimate medicine, our healers, our guardians of the future.

I left shortly after taking this photo and I would not see Jade until several hours later. Although she did not get to interview Faith, she came back more powerful than ever.

Photo and Story by Tomas Karmelo Amaya

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1-19-17 ~ Nataanii Means… “Today I board a plane to Utah still tasting the tear gas and mace pellets, still hearing the rounds of rubber bullets and bean bags being fired off like popcorn. Last night a group of young men put a tipi up on the road on our side of the bridge. Signifying our continued fight for treaty rights. The police then crossed the bridge and tore down our sacred home and took the poles.

Last night when I arrived it was hectic; you know there will be people that are agitators that do jeopardize a lot with how they act on frontlines like this. We de-escalated them, and you also have to understand young men who have been taking this abuse for months, who have been made to feel lower than low by the police that support corporate entities like DAPL. I’m not making excuses for them, but there are ways to talk with them. After all the commotion we remained prayerful, we sang our sacred songs, we prayed for Leonard Peltier who was denied clemency, we prayed for our treaty rights, we continued to try and clean the bridge as best we could. Again I want to stress that I know our fight is not with the police, that it is in the courts, but we have to let the world know the violence is still happening, that the lights are still up, in no way have we negotiated a situation that benefits us, we’ve been weak. As long as we keep these police out, we exhaust them and their resources, if they want to continue to make the conscious choice to protect a pipeline, then we will make them stand in the cold with us. Continuing to live on treaty land with lights in our faces, heavy police forces, and a drill sitting there is a slap in the face.

The police reacted in violence last night. They reacted to prayer in violence. Like always. We have NO WEAPONS, we know what THEY are capable of so we protect ourselves with shields, we are not looking to fight, but we will protect ourselves as we try our best to protect the water and make these statements. DO NOT look at us any other way than what we are, that is young people caring for our children’s future. Support us and remember we are people of strength, stop showing our weakness by questioning everything someone does.

If only the old leaders were alive to remind us who and where we come from. But we are the next, the young generation. And we are here standing with NO FEAR. I watched Russell Means stand with no fear, and we are trying our damn best to do what we can. My dad was shot on Standing Rock by BIA police after Wounded Knee. I also know he would be ashamed and sad of what is happening here, how OUR OWN PEOPLE ARE TREATING OUR OWN FOR ONLY WANTING TO BE FREE!

Somebody said last night “If we cross the barricade they’ll stop the EIS” well first we DID NOT want to cross it, second, why do we have to act from a position of fear. That is a direct threat on our own treaty land. That is a scare tactic, I just want to know where is our strength, I haven’t seen it since my father passed. The olders here act and say everything from fear, I understand that, but I’m not used to that.

So here we are. Young people remaining in prayer and unarmed strength. I love you all.

Again, I am no one. Here, I am just ikce wicasa, I’m only a common man that wants clean water for the future. I am not a leader, nor do I want to be, just updating the social atmosphere with my thoughts. A’ho…”

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1-19-17 ~ International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee… I woke up this morning excited, happy, hopeful and imaginging the upcoming weekend. I was going to pick Uncle Leonard up from prison and drive him up north. I was going to stop at his daughter Marquetta’s in Kansas, his sister Betty Ann’s in Fargo, ND, and his grandchildren Cyrus and Alex in Grand Forks and lastly his hometown in Turtle Mountain.

The family has been commuicating constantly in these last hours, so excited about our future plans and finally having the eldest man in the family home.

We have had thousands of people from all over the world praying for his freedom, which could only be given by Obama. We all believed and had so much faith in our President. We believed he truly cared for Leonard.

I had just finished visiting with a friend with so much joy that Uncle Leonard would be free and home by this weekend. Not even fifteen minutes later, i was given the heart wrenching news he was denied clemency. Basically a death sentence. I am asking all of you to let Obama hear our OUTCRY over and disappointment with his decision today.

Call, email, tweet. Use Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and your powerful prayers… whatever is your means of communication… to let him know we are not happy. The people are not happy. His family is not happy. You can change your mind, Obama. You have the power.

I beg and plead. Hear our outcry!
On behalf of Leonards family
Kari Ann Boushee
Co-Director of the ILPDC

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1-19-17~ Mitra Singh‎… I found this tent buried in snow, Rosebud camp at Standing Rock, in the excavation I found an item I would consider of great value and notebook paper with handwriting that says owner arrived on Aug 10 and was arrested on Aug 11. If you can name the valuable item I can hold it if you are returning. I am camped next to your old spot

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1-19-17 ~ Margo Talk… Something is going wrong. There are instigators and outsiders provoking violence, laughing, swearing and yelling death threats at authorities tonight. Myron asks our research help to check whether DAPL is trying to distract all from something else. Are they taking action to illegally pump oil thru the gas pipeline already there? I cannot tell my friends from my enemies in this. So this will be my last post. Prayers for all involved. Please follow Myron Dewey/Digital Smoke Signals for the truth. Link to his livestream here:
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1-1-19 ~ ‘Stormfronts’ of North Dakota’s Streets… White supremacists not finished with the Peace Garden State, form hit list of small towns. Since the town of Leith’s victory against white supremacists, eleven towns across North Dakota made their hit list. The towns range from populations of 16 to nearly 7,000. Listed by names, pictures, and real estate advertisements by Pioneer Little Europe North Dakota, a white supremacist operation welcoming Nazis, the Creativity Movement, Ku Klux Klan, militants, white nationalists, and racialists, the North Dakota towns are the group’s next targets to become Aryan enclaves. Continue Reading http://tinyurl.com/hope3x4

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1-19-17 ~ This was posted 45 mins ago by someone who is at Standing Rock currently. “All call. DAPL has turned off all its lights overlooking oceti sakawin Rose bud and Sacred stone. They have NEVER turned off the lights an only Jonny Danger live feed showed for a minute to see absolute dark….. Something is happening. Even if not something is and calls need to be made. Post numbers in comments if you have them. Help standing rock before this company and government allow the unthinkable. Hasn’t this gone on long enough. Haven’t enough been injured and mistreated for simply wanting to live. Do something”

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1-19-17 ~ I can Confirm all DAPL lights across the river are off. We don’t know why and this has never happened before. #NoDAPL
Fog is also extremely thick right now.

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1-18-17 ~ JOURNALIST TARGETED BY MORTON COUNTY SHERIFFS AND THUGS… Morton County law enforcement and thugs target journalist on the front lines at Standing Rock last night.
Last night Jon Ziegler was targeted as a journalist. “Law enforcement” called out his name and then law enforcement specifically shot at the hand he was holding his camera live streaming. His pinky is completely broken, and his leg is injured as well, he is getting medical care at the moment.
This is what Morton County calls using none lethal weapons on water protectors, when will we put a stop to this?

1-18-17 ~ Mike Fasig’… In listening to several Live Feeds, while the Protectors stood and prayed and drummed the Police went and stole and tore down prayer Tipi they had stationed and flags. Obvious instigating anger.

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1-18-17 ~ Jason George… Hello loved ones.Hope that you and all are well and warm. There was violence here last night. I am well and still stand strong, but there were shots fired gas deployed and protesters arrested. Please pray for us all that we might be gifted the ability to show our lost brothers and sisters the good red road without further bloodshed. That we might help give them the courage to pull down that barricade and join us in this beauty and warmth that our mother has lovingly set before us. I send love from all of us here in standing rock to all of you wherever you may be. J.(High hat)

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1-18-17 ~ Lee Sprague… I’m here at the Attorney General’s Office at the North Dakota State Capital to file a complaint for the theft and destruction of our canoes, rescue equipment, my cell phone, my paddles, my canoe trailer lids to trailer storage boxes were also stolen.
The Attorney Generals Office said to me, Morton County has to take my formal complaint. The Attorney General has no jurisdiction over the Morton County Sheriff’s Department.

Hmmm, the old run around by the government trick. Like I’m the first Indian to figure that out

1-17-17 ~ “My struggle is what made me who I am…. I want my children to be proud of their culture, and mostly, their dad.” Watch and listen to what Kansas has to say about being a strong Native American man. #NativeHope #SeasonOfHope

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1-17-17 ~ Colter Hoyt… It’s happening NOW at Standing Rock! All day tear gas, rubber bullets to the face, multiple shots. March and prayer attempted to reach the DAPL drill sight.
The Backwater bridge is active THIS second!
Pray for the brave unarmed Water Protectors!!
Mni Wiconi!

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1-17-17 ~ Linda Black Elk… “This is not rumor: one of our water protectors was hit by a cop on a snowmobile…hard. Medics couldn’t reach her. Police called an ambulance and it appears that she has been transported off site. PLEASE, PLEASE pray for this young woman. Call the State of North Dakota Department of Heath and Morton County law enforcement demanding that she receive immediate care! #NoDAPL”

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1-17-17 ~ Chase IronEyes… “Strength to the brothers and sisters on the bridge right now getting maced, shot & arrested. That bridge blockade is an economic sanction to punish Standing Rock for standing up, punitive measures to force Native people back into 2nd class citizenhood, to turn tribal & state public opinion against the water protectors & its working. This is why we are kept poor, in tutelage. They can manipulate by withholding rations. The chains are there if you look. This is about more than a pipeline. This is about an inevitable and natural liberation from the state of oppression being perpetrated on not only Native Nations but all human beings.”

Calling my beloved adoptive caravan of veterans. Calling all veterans. Calling all protectors able to withstand subzero elements. Your strength is needed. Your presence is needed. My heart pulls me to return immediately, but camp is requesting I stay in DC to bring information to the public.

Billy Taylor, your skill set as front-line peacekeeper and the skill sets of our DNC teammates would be of great help in Standing Rock now if you are able and up for it.

SHARING IS CARING.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.
SHARE THE LOVE, TEAM.

1-17-17 ~ Myron Dewey… Updates About Standing Rock With #NoDAPL Warriors Digital Smoke Signals (1/17/2017) The Movement North Dakota Bill Would Protect Drivers Who ‘Accidentally’ Hit And Kill Protesters A bill that state GOP Rep. Keith Kempenich introduced would exempt drivers from liability if they *accidentally hit* a pedestrian, including but not limited to off-roading snowmobiles.

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1-17-17 ~ Jon Ziegler… Anti-drone missile system confirmed on top of a hill guarding the DAPL drill pad. Many water protectors made it further around the bend to the east closer to the drill site and were met with police and reports of mace used. We climbed up the hill on the west side right up next to the launcher.

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1-17-17 ~ Anoli Wood‎ … So last night I am cooking dinner and suddenly got a coughing fit. It just kept getting worse the longer I cooked. Sat down to eat but couldn’t catch my breath so I put my plate to the side until I could breathe. Came upstairs to try and relax. I log on Facebook to see live feed that the water Protectors being attacked with tear gas and shot in the backs with rubber bullets. My coughing fit was just like being hit with the tear gas. I couldn’t take a breath and my eyes were tearing up. All this is happening to me at the same time they were being attacked. I think it was a sign. Such is life as an empath… across the ocean in England I felt their distress. When I woke up this morning I have a bad painful back right below my left shoulder blade. I had hubby look at it and it’s bruised. Someone there was channeling me. #lookingforanswers.

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1-17-17 ~ Dallas Goldtooth… Take a good look at this. This an AN/TWQ-1 Avenger vehicle. It shoots missiles and is used for surface-to-air defense scenarios.

It is now deployed to overlook the #NoDAPL camps. That’s right. North Dakota has deployed more military vehicles to the Cannonball river area. This is intimidation tactics 101. Demonstrate the extent of your power in hopes to deter action.

To be clear, there is no indication that this vehicle is armed. Numerous veteran allies have stated that this vehicle is mostly likely being used for its FLIR system (Thermal, Night, and Infrared Vision). This will allow the police to track movement at night or in snowy conditions.

However, it DOES NOT BELONG in the area of what remains an overall peaceful demonstration. How can the state hope to further the message of peaceful resolution when they continue to escalate the situation?

1-16-17 ~ SHOTS FIRED! #NODAPL BACKWATER BRIDGE STANDING ROCK- xBLACKxOPSxSECRETSx
Militarized Police standing on ancestral graves, running over people with snowmobiles and shooting them in the back with rubber bullets as they’re walking off the bridge, many being maced with pepper spray. The water tanker was filling water cannons.

1-16-17 ~ CRAZY! ANTI-DRONE MISSILES AT #NoDAPL SITE, LAW TO RUN OVER ACTIVISTS – DAHBOO77
These shocking images were caught by Rebelutionary Z on twitter. As you can see, there is a surface to air anti-drone system now setting on the top of the ridge.


1-16-17 ~ Simon R Jones …
Camp was pretty intense this evening, so much going on and being said…
100 people made it to the Drill pad, they were target w rubber bullets,
Turtle island action (1 arrest)
DAPL & military are mobilizing,
Planes flying over camp all day,
Helicopters flying lower each day, circling camp
We remain in Prayer Strong

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1-16-17 ~ Johnny Dangers… Police mobilizing for Large Peaceful Prayer Walk on Day of Action! We are now near the Cannonball River near the Drillpad! Water Protectors went on another Prayer Walk to the Cannonball River and placed 2 Prayer flags for the one the police stole!
Earlier today police stole the Water Protector’s Prayer Flag on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation land since yesterday’s Prayer Walk!!!
Do they not care about freedom of religion?

1-16-17 ~ Wicapi Otto‎… We need people on the phone and sending letters questioning the DAPL contents.
Why did DAPL take 146 million gallons of water from the Missouri River. That amount is extremely excessive for water sampling. That is NOT a sampling amount, that is just shy of the amount Nestle’ just purchased from Michigan for bottling. The man who believes that water is not a human right. Current Wall Street Trends are showing that water is a commodity that is turning to Gold in the market.

We need to question the motives of DAPL on whether this is about the oil or the oil AND the water. Demand an investigation to what happened to 146 million gallons of water taken by DAPL today. Contact your state representative, contact the White House, contact Army Corp of Engineers and demand to know what happened to all that water TODAY.

To Contact the Army Corp, go here for the form or telephone number:
http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/Contact/
Go here to find your state legislator:
https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
Click here to write to the White House:
https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact#more

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1-16-17 ~ Water Protectors went on another Prayer Walk to the Cannonball River and placed 2 Prayer flags for the one the police stole! Share!
Earlier today police stole the Water Protector’s Prayer Flag on Standing Rock Sioux Reservation land since yesterday’s Prayer Walk!!!
Do they not care about freedom of religion?

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1-16-17 ~ Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance… “We have to keep repeating the prayers over and over again. When I reflect on my life of 79 years, I see a flat road of destruction. Youths are dying of drugs and ozone layer is depleting. The most powerful tool with us is to pray and pray with other communities for world peace.” – Beatrice Long Visitor Holy Dance


1-15-17 ~ North Dakota Bill Would Protect Drivers Who ‘Accidentally’ Hit And Kill Protesters

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Vanessa aka Sioux Z, Navajo Nation … “Last week, a week and a half ago, when everybody was moving the trucks off the bridge I was given a head shot by Morton County’s Sheriff Department. Six, five, six? I’m not sure how many. There were quite a few of them tear gas canisters launched, aimed at my head. Also after I was hit in the eye with one of the tear gas canisters as I left to run; I was also shot with a rubber bullet in the back, my lower leg, my lower butt, my upper thigh area. Yeah, that’s what happened.

I am a dispatcher for Oceti Sakowin Akitchita. I’m a warrior. I’m a dispatcher of information. Right now, my role is kind of changing now that I can’t be…..I’m still here. I still answer dispatcher calls, but not being able to go to the front lines any more, which I’m still going to go. The Veterans are here, so I’m going to run with the Veterans over there, but my goal now is to really look at our health care system as being Native American, which is also in our treaties. You know, I didn’t get the care that I needed within 72 hours to save my eye because I had IHS from Navajo and Arizona Medicaid, and nobody would work with me, you know? I’ll never see again, and it’s just so sad that our system is broken in so many ways. And I just want the world to know that there’s a lot more things to our treaties other than land. Healthcare was included in these treaties, and our government needs to start honoring these treaties, so my role is changing a little bit.”

Please consider donating to Vanessa’s gofundme, so that she may get the medical care she needs. She also asks that you pray.

News Updates ~ Oceti Oyate Nov. 1, 2016 to Date

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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
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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

3-10-17 ~ Tipis Rise on the National Mall
http://tinyurl.com/hszd2yx
Tipis have sprung up on the National Mall alongside the Washington Monument as Natives and allies converge on the U.S. capital to demand a halt to humans’ collective destruction of our habitat, starting with fossil fuels and pipelines. Indigenous Peoples are flocking to Washington D.C. for four days of events including musical performances, panels and other cultural activities, centered around resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) as well as to uphold indigenous and treaty rights, and to stand for environmental justice.

3-9-17 ~ Police win warrant to search Dakota Access Pipeline protest Facebook page
http://tinyurl.com/jtv9gat
The warrant from the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Department seeks data surrounding the Bellingham #NoDAPL Coalition’s Facebook page. The page, with more than 1,000 followers, provides information about pipeline environmental issues and is used to organize political protests and connect political activists.

3-8-17 ~ Dakota Pipeline protests come to Wall Street: Native American activists hope to pressure big banks to back off
http://tinyurl.com/hq7u4ut
In less than 60 days in office, President Donald Trump has set back the nation and the entire planet at least 30 years when it comes to the looming environmental challenges we face from climate change and increasing fresh water scarcity. Imagine Trump as an evil version of Christopher Lloyd’s Doc Brown, the mad scientist in “Back to the Future” who offers Marty McFly a joyride into the past in his DeLorean, while clad in a snappy Make America Great Again baseball cap.

3-8-17 ~ WARRANT SERVED ON FACEBOOK IS OVERBROAD AND VIOLATES FIRST AND FOURTH AMENDMENTS, ACLU ARGUES IN COURT FILING
http://tinyurl.com/he76crs
The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a motion to quash a warrant issued to police to search a Facebook community page for a broad range of information about a local group engaged in protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline and advocating for environmental justice.

3-8-17 ~ Oil could begin flowing through Dakota Access pipeline as early as next week
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U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg in Washington denied a request by the Cheyenne River Indian tribe to halt construction on grounds that the pipeline violated its members’ religious freedom. The tribe had claimed that the pipeline was “a terrible Black Snake prophesied to come into the Lakota homeland and cause destruction” by desecrating water used in religious ceremonies.

3-7-17 ~ Judge denies tribe’s request to block Dakota Access pipeline
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A federal judge on Tuesday denied a Native American tribe’s request to block the Dakota Access pipeline. The Cheyenne River Sioux tribe said the controversial oil pipeline project violates its religious freedom due to its placement under Lake Oahe. The tribe uses the lake for sacred ceremonies, and its lawyers argued that the mere presence of an oil pipeline under the lake desecrates the water and violates their religious freedom.

3-7-17 ~ 9TH CIRCUIT AFFIRMS INDIAN RESERVATIONS HAVE RESERVED GROUNDWATER RIGHTS
http://tinyurl.com/h4bhj74
the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed “the district court’s partial summary judgment in favor of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the United States, which declared that the United States impliedly reserved appurtenant water sources, including groundwater, when it created the Tribe’s reservation in California’s arid Coachella Valley.”

3-6-17 ~ More questions about donations following the end of Sacred Stone Camp
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Now, in the days after the remaining water protectors were forced to leave Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota, which also left many questions about the donation money that was received by LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard for the camp. It is not the first time people have had questions about donations raised for the water protectors. Previously we witnessed a huge backlash when the Standing Rock Sioux tribal council announced $3.1 million of the donated money would go toward the tribe’s standing debts.

3-6-17 ~ Catholics Call Dakota Access Pipeline “Morally Unacceptable”
http://tinyurl.com/zsy4ljk
Would Jesus put the profits of a few before the health of many? Not likely. It’s easy then to know how Jesus would feel about the Dakota Access pipeline, which puts drinking water for millions at risk.

3-3-17 ~ Taking NoDAPL to the White House: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to lead historic march on Washington
http://tinyurl.com/zw72erb
n Friday, March 10, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe will march with indigenous people and allies to oppose Trump’s continued aggression on tribal nations and stand in solidarity with all Native Nations to protect their sovereignty. Since his inauguration, Trump has worked to force through the Dakota Access Pipeline. He has disregarded the Environmental Impact Statement process, ignored tribal consultation, and acted in clear violation of treaty rights. Members of his administration have even blatantly lied about their communication with the Tribe. The Tribe is marching to call on the administration to hear why it’s critical for the U.S. government to respect treaty rights.

3-3-17 ~ U.N. Investigator Says Native American Rights were Violated by DAPL Law Enforcement
http://tinyurl.com/zx3dvyd
An official with the United Nations says the rights of Native Americans in North Dakota are not being respected by the state. Victoria Tauli-Corpuz visited Dakota Access protest camps in Morton County. Tauli-Corpuz is the U.N.’s special investigator on the rights of indigenous peoples. She says authorities used unnecessary force and that the reports of the cleanup in the county have been blown out of proportion.

3-3-17 ~ Leadhorse Choctaw Arrested at Ceremonial Grounds at Standing Rock, Now on Hunger Strike in Jail
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Leadhorse Choctaw was arrested at the Ceremonial Grounds during the raid on the Seventh Generation Camp when the camp was attacked by police. Leadhorse was manning the Sacred Fire when he was pepper sprayed and handcuffed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs police. “Leadhorse was kidnapped by BIA police and taken to the Fort Yates Jail. He is on a hunger strike and told the court he will die there for the cause.”

3-2-17 ~ North Dakota casino proposal risks angering tribes
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North Dakota’s top House Republican is proposing six state-owned casinos, a move that risks angering American Indian tribes at a time relations have already been rubbed raw by the dispute over the Dakota Access oil pipeline.The only casinos in North Dakota are on the state’s five American Indian reservations, and those are central to the tribes’ economies. Some lawmakers say Fargo Rep. Al Carlson’s proposal to add six state-owned casinos is little more than a threat of payback for millions of dollars in law enforcement and other costs the state bore because of protests over the Dakota Access pipeline.

3-2-17 ~ Three Unicorn Riot Journalists Have #NoDAPL Arrest Charges Dropped
http://tinyurl.com/gwez7yn
Three Unicorn Riot journalists who were arrested and charged with criminal trespassing while documenting #NoDAPL direct actions have had their charges dropped in court dates set for the first three days of March. On Wednesday, March 1, Unicorn Riot journalist Jenn Schreiter had their criminal trespass charge dismissed in Iowa. The following Thursday, March 2, two other Unicorn Riot journalists had their criminal trespassing charges dropped in North Dakota.

3-1-17 ~ Sen. Franken Wants FBI Explanation Why It’s Investigating DAPL Protesters
http://tinyurl.com/j6twp6q
“I am concerned that the reported questioning of political activists by one of the FBI’s terrorism task forces threatens to chill constitutionally protected conduct and speech,” Senator Franken writes in the letter. Franken cites reports that JTTF agents have attempted to question at least three individuals who opposed the Dakota Access pipeline at camps at Standing Rock.

3-1-17 ~ Private investor divests $34.8m from firms tied to Dakota Access pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/z3wtx32
Norway’s largest private investor is divesting from three companies tied to the Dakota Access pipeline, a small victory for the Standing Rock movement one week after the eviction of the main protest encampment.

2-28-17 ~ Here’s how the Standing Rock Sioux will keep fighting Dakota Access — in court
http://tinyurl.com/h53zd3k
The Sioux’s best shot at stopping Dakota Access now lies in court. It may be a long shot, but a legal win is still possible, some advocates say. A legal challenge filed by the tribe on Feb. 14 charges pipeline builder Dakota Access, LLC, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with a range of environmental, cultural, and treaty-based violations. It asks a federal judge to rule on whether the Army Corps broke laws and treaties by allowing construction of the last leg of the pipeline under Lake Oahe, a reservoir along the Missouri River in North Dakota.

2-27-17 ~ New Mexico Democrats Divest From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/zls6myn
The Democratic Party of New Mexico, in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and tribes throughout New Mexico, made the decision to divest from Wells Fargo, one of the many financial institutions supporting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

2-27-17 ~ Plunging Profits of Standing Rock Sioux Casino Blamed on Dakota Pipeline Protests and Frigid Winter
http://tinyurl.com/gwjdmtc
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota says a brutally cold winter, as well as massive protests over the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, are responsible for a budget shortfall of nearly $6 million. Tribal leaders say business at the Prairie Knights Casino has dropped sharply of late, and were unsure when it would pick back up.

2-27-17 ~ Iowa Pipeline Bursts Only Days After Trump Approved DAPL Construction
http://tinyurl.com/go6luht
Hanlontown, IA — Beginning around 5:30 am on Wednesday morning, local authorities in Hanlontown, Iowa, realized the Magellan Pipeline was leaking what amounted to 138,600 gallons of diesel fuel.

2-27-17 ~ North Dakota Pipeline FORCED To Be Shut Down After LEAKING In The Mississippi River Just Like Standing Rock Protesters Warned
http://tinyurl.com/zlebdld
A six-inch line operated by Belle Fourche Pipeline leaked into the river northwest of Belfield in Billings County. By the time it was shut down, oil had traveled about 2.5 miles down the river

2-27-17 ~ Sheriff Kirchmeier: No weapons found at Oceti Sakowin #NoDAPL protest camp
http://tinyurl.com/glvcvlb
Video: Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier spoke with us about today’s clearing out of the Oceti Sakowin #NoDAPL protest camp. He reports that no guns were found.

2-27-17 ~ Three Unicorn Riot Journalists Face Trial This Week From DAPL Coverage
http://tinyurl.com/gm24vt7
Chris Schiano and Niko Georgiades have trial dates of March 1st and March 3rd in Morton County, North Dakota for criminal trespass. They were both arrested in a mass arrest on September 13th while reporting on a direct action which stopped pipeline work.

2-25-17 ~ Cuthand: Dakota Access protest was just the beginning
http://tinyurl.com/gso5yrz
On Feb. 22 the police moved in and the few remaining protesters at Standing Rock set fire to the temporary shelters and tents and left. A few diehards stayed on and were arrested. So ended the biggest confrontation between Native Americans and the American government in modern times.

2-25-17 ~ 35 Native American Tribes File Lawsuit Against Energy Transfer Partners
http://tinyurl.com/h5xnkd9
On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the Navajo Nation filed an amicus brief in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia with 34 Federally Recognized Indian Tribes against the Lake Oahe Easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline granted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

2-25-17 ~ Final Prayer – Drums and Songs Lead Water Protectors Out of Oceti Sakowin
http://tinyurl.com/z7h87vv
Amid snow and wind, a large contingent of Water Protectors departed Oceti Sakown for the last time, just one hour before the Federal and State mandated evacuation deadline on Feb. 22. This final prayer march took people southward over the Cannon Ball River bridge, allowing everyone to avoid charges from the Morton County Sheriff and the Federal government. Most people leaving the camp plan to either remain in the area to continue Standing Rock actions, or to move onto other pipeline struggles.

2-24-17 ~ Democrats Silent as Trump Crushes Dakota Access Pipeline Protest
http://tinyurl.com/j4dhtm7
On February 21 and 22, the Morton County Sheriff’s Department evacuated the remaining water protectors protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. Though several Democrats praised the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision on December 4 to conduct an environmental impact assessment, they have been silent on the issue since construction of the pipeline has moved forward under the Trump administration. The decision to stop the pipeline is now in the hands of the courts, as the Standing Rock Sioux tribe attempts to force the Army Corps of Engineers to enforce their December 4, 2016, decision.

2-24-17 ~ Is this the new face of oil?
http://tinyurl.com/hdzur95
Tsleil-Waututh elder Amy George was keening at the shore of an oil sands tailings site in the summer of 2013. Her raw honesty over the devastation of land, culture and “Mother Earth” left an indelible impression on the 500 of us gathered for the Healing Walk in Northern Alberta.

2-24-17 ~ “They cannot extinguish the fire that Standing Rock started”
http://tinyurl.com/z95vyhu
Once again Big Oil has been forced to rely on brutal militarized force to bludgeon, bully, beat and intimidate peaceful water protectors fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

2-24-17 ~Tom Goldtooth: ‘They Cannot Extinguish the Fire That Standing Rock Started’
http://tinyurl.com/zxpeb9a
Once again Big Oil has been forced to rely on brutal militarized force to bludgeon, bully, beat and intimidate peaceful water protectors fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline. But in the face of such violence and intimidation, the growing movement against new fossil fuels will not be intimidated, it will only grow.

2-24-17 ~ Oil could be flowing through the Dakota Access pipeline in just a few weeks http://tinyurl.com/j3lbu6t
This is one of the last steps in building the 1,200-mile pipeline that will move North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois. ETP says the pipeline will be complete and ready to flow oil between March 6th and April 1.

2-24-17 ~ ‘Absolutely False’: No Contact From Trump Administration, Archambault Says
http://tinyurl.com/z8f6fpx
Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II on Thursday blasted as “absolutely false” presidential Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s assertion that the administration of President Donald Trump had consulted with the tribe about the Dakota Access Pipeline. The phony fact came out of the White House daily press briefing on February 23, which took place even as the Oceti Sakowin water protectors camp was being bulldozed.

2-24-17 ~ Trump’s moves on the Dakota Access Pipeline portend more clashes with states
http://tinyurl.com/zr8tza9
During the Obama administration, the Army Corps of Engineers (COE) slowed the regulatory review process of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to accommodate the cultural and environmental concerns of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. In the first weeks of the Trump administration, however, the COE reversed its stance and approved the DAPL to move forward.

2-24-17 ~ CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBE: PRESIDENT TRUMP LIES ABOUT WORKING WITH TRIBES ON DAPL
http://tinyurl.com/jxgxtda
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe reacted to yesterday’s false claims by White House Press Secretary Spicer that “our team has been in contact with all the parties involved” and also claimed that “we are constantly in touch with them” regarding the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). In fact, no one from the Administration has contacted the tribe according to a press statement sent to Native News Online this morning regarding issue. The tribe maintains Spicer twice lied about the President’s promise to negotiate a solution between Tribes and Energy Transfer Partners.

2-24-17 ~ Water Is Life: The Story of Standing Rock Won’t Go Away
http://tinyurl.com/zepduul
Powers That Be think it’s the endDAPL will now have much money to spendBut Standing Rock is a rally cry Rebalance our world before we die. The Dakota Access pipeline is set and oil will flow. But this is not the only fight about water, and Standing Rock is only one chapter somewhere in the middle of a long story.

2-24-17 ~ The Indigenous Environmental Network Responds to Forced Evacuation of DAPL Resistance Camps
http://tinyurl.com/h4mlebu

2-24-17 ~ GRANDMA REGINA AMONG 47 ARRESTED AT OCETI SAKOWIN CAMP AT STANDING ROCK
http://tinyurl.com/j9vjcch
Regina Brave, affectionately known to many as “Grandma Regina,” was among those arrested on Thursday as the militarized police swept the Oceti Sakowin encampment of occupants. Since the 2pm evacuation deadline on Wednesday, there have been 47 arrests made according to the Morton County Sheriff Department.

2-24-17 ~ Dakota Access Pipeline Protests: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
http://tinyurl.com/zphj4xo
The months-long protests – which have only grown despite mass arrests, claims of injury and dramatic images of protesters on horseback facing off against police officers in armored vehicles – are simply the Native American people’s way of saying: Enough. At long last, Enough. However, on January 24, new President Donald Trump – who had investments in the company building the pipeline – signed an executive order to advance it forward.

2-23-17 ~ Police Remove Last Of Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters From Camp
http://tinyurl.com/h593bnj
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

2-23-17 ~ North Dakota Dismantles #NoDAPL Oceti Camp
http://tinyurl.com/gkwqeay
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.

2-23-17 ~ Gov. Burgum signs 4 DAPL-inspired bills into law
http://tinyurl.com/zfz23eh
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.

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.”

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.
http://tinyurl.com/homxjkh

2-23-17 ~ Morton County says main DAPL protest camp officially closed
ND Highway Patrol says 36 people were arrested Thursday as the camp was cleared, bringing the total number arrested since the eviction notice to 47.
http://tinyurl.com/jpxmhaz

2-22-17 ~ A Beacon Of Hope At Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/gszfxs6
Dusk was quickly approaching and my friend and I had just arrived at Oceti Sakowin, one of the Water Protector camps outside of Cannon Ball, North Dakota. We saw a guy having a cigarette near what appeared to be the media hub. He was dressed head-to-toe in camouflage, had a chin tattoo and did not look particularly welcoming. He looked like a warrior. As soon as we approached him, however, his face broke into a wide grin. He shook my hand firmly and introduced himself as Ernesto. Before we parted ways, he looked me right in the eye, thanked me for coming to Standing Rock, and gave me a giant hug.

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,”

12-22-17 ~ THE LAST AKICITA ~ Final Day at #NoDAPL’s Oceti Camp. by Ythsta Resovich
http://tinyurl.com/hy7jetx
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.

2-22-17 ~ Standing Rock & the Fight to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground
http://tinyurl.com/ztaskmo
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.

2-21-17 ~ All eyes on Standing Rock: A list of livestreamers in the area
http://tinyurl.com/jp58b8b
Senator John Hoeven claimed that “the Acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer informed us that he has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with the easement needed to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline.”

2-18-17 ~ North Dakota Senate OKs Bills Aimed at Pipeline Protesters
http://tinyurl.com/zdvbbob
A trio of North Dakota House measures influenced by the dispute between Dakota Access pipeline protesters and law enforcement sailed through the Republican-led Senate Thursday, though some Democrats called the bills an overreaction and unnecessary.
The Senate voted 33-12 in favor of a measure that makes it a crime for adults to wear masks in most cases. The Senate also approved bills that increase penalties for rioting and trespassing by even wider margins.

2-17-17 ~ Journalists covering Standing Rock face charges as police arrest protesters
http://tinyurl.com/j53pdsq
While mainstream media have covered flashpoints in the protests, a core of mostly freelance, left-wing, and Native American outlets have remained at the site to provide daily coverage. Several of those journalists are facing charges, including trespass and engaging in riots, after being caught in mass arrests as police cracked down on protests or tried to clear camps in recent months. CPJ is aware of at least 10 journalists covering the story who are facing charges.

2-17-17 ~ Judge dismisses trespass cases midway through trial
http://tinyurl.com/zsq4r88
A judge dismissed the criminal trespass charges against three pipeline protesters halfway through their jury trial this morning. According to lawyers in the courtroom, the judge found the prosecutor had not shown the land was posted or that the protesters had been asked by an authorized person to leave — at least one of which is required to prove criminal trespass.

2-17-17 ~ Water Protectors Call on Women of all nations to Join Them at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/zl5jcgs
“As care takers of Unci Maka (Mother Earth) and Life-givers we hold a responsibility to secure the future for our children and the next seven generations to come.” Water protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline are calling on women of all nations and ages to join them at the Oceti Oyate – Cheyenne River Camp this weekend, February 18-19, for an Indigenous women’s gathering.

2-17-17 ~ Standing Rock Chairman Calls Protests an ‘Awakening’ at Cornell
http://tinyurl.com/j8cujvw
David Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe caught in the crosshairs of a $3.7 billion oil development, pledged Thursday to fight President Trump on the Dakota Access pipeline just two weeks after the Army Corps green-lighted the project’s completion.

2-17-17 ~ Japanese citizens demand mega-banks end funding for Dakota pipeline project
http://tinyurl.com/zzt6vxh
Citizen’s groups on Friday delivered a petition with more than 11,300 signatures to three of Japan’s mega-banks to demand they halt funding for the Dakota Access Pipeline reinstated by Army Corps of Engineers. A group of concerned citizens started the online petition at Change.org. They are calling on Mizuho Bank, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, and the Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group to withdraw their funding for the Dakota Access Pipeline, saying the $3.7 billion project threatens Lake Oahe, the indigenous Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s only source of drinking water in North Dakota.

2-16-17 ~ Steel Made by Russian Company Tied to Putin Used in Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines
http://tinyurl.com/z6b7oto
much of the steel for the Dakota Access project appears to have been manufactured in Canada by Evraz North America, a subsidiary of the Russian steel giant Evraz. Evraz is owned in part by Roman Abramovich, a Russian multi-billionaire credited for bringing Russian President Vladimir Putin into office in the late 1990s. “Energy Transfer Partners was so eager to build the pipeline that it began staging mountainous piles of steel pipe across the four-state route before it had gotten all necessary easements and regulatory approval from federal regulators

2-16-17 ~ Dakota Access pipeline continues America’s oldest narrative: Cowboys vs. Indians
http://tinyurl.com/hwn4c4r
Nothing surprises us. When the Army Corps of Engineers rerouted the pipeline, we were not surprised the powers that be quickly approved running it through our land and waterways instead. We were not surprised with this week’s ruling against our temporary restraining order. I was not surprised to be arrested and charged with felony counts for peacefully demonstrating.

2-16-17 ~ A reporter’s arrest crystallizes her commitment to cover Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/h5phayc
THE DAY THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY granted the final easement for the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, I hopped into my pickup truck—a beater that I rent from a local—and drove straight to the Sacred Stone Camp. Darkness fell slowly over the yurt-village of campers, who were only then learning the news.

2-15-17 ~ Photographer captures Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/zh4obrz
Johnny Nguyen’s photo exhibit “And If I Can Show You, You Would Never Leave Her” is on display through Feb. 26 at the Hill Street Country Club in Oceanside. The three-day photo journal examines the people and conditions of those protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

2-14-17 ~ Feds join Dakota Access protest camp cleanup in race to avoid ‘environmental disaster’
http://tinyurl.com/zjk2opb
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum announced Tuesday that the federal government is moving in to accelerate the cleanup at the Dakota Access protest camp before the snowmelt turns the area into an “environmental disaster.”

2-14-17 ~ No proof Trump ever sold his investments in Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/jm4hx8h
The Washington Post was the first news outlet to irresponsibly report that Donald Trump sold his shares in Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the parent company of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The Post simply parroted Trump’s spokeswoman, Hope Hicks, despite the absence of any evidence to back up her claim.

2-14-17 ~ Water Protectors Feel Safer With US Veterans At Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/gopw9rz
They’ve been spraying them with water and mace and other things,” said Wilbur Hilton, of Flint, a retired plumber and Vietnam War-era U.S. Army veteran. “We as veterans want to know if they can do the same to us. And if they will do this to us veterans of the military, then what does that tell us about our country?”

2-14-17 ~ Edmonton photographer wins prestigious award for Standing Rock coverage
http://tinyurl.com/hye9ehf
Albertan photographer Amber Bracken is the 2017 first prize winner of the World Press Photography award in the Contemporary Issues category.

2-13-17 ~ Veterans at Standing Rock see police retribution after arrest and charges
http://tinyurl.com/hsfsqjz
Police have filed charges against two US veterans supporting Standing Rock, holding one in jail for several days, raising concerns that law enforcement is trying to prevent them from aiding activists at the Dakota Access pipeline.

2-13-17 ~ Judge Won’t Halt Dakota Access Pipeline Construction
http://tinyurl.com/zj5xe8n
U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg’s ruling allows Energy Transfer Partners to work on a crossing beneath a North Dakota reservoir while there are ongoing lawsuits against the oil project by Native American tribes. In rejecting the request for a temporary restraining order, the judge said the tribes failed to show that the pipeline posed immediate, irreparable harm, according to BuzzFeed. Boasberg will consider the request to freeze work again at a Feb. 27 hearing, the Associated Press reported.

2-13-17 ~ North Dakota bills could strip Dakota Access Pipeline protesters of their rights
http://tinyurl.com/jpamudx
There are currently four bills in the state’s House and Senate that create new criminal penalties for acts of protest or heighten existing penalties. And there is a fifth bill that could put demonstrators in physical danger.

2-13-17 ~ After visiting Standing Rock, Swedish Bank opposes working with DAPL
http://tinyurl.com/jfhvt9v
After a visit by its representatives to Standing Rock, Swedish financial institution Nordea announced today that it will not back the Dakota Access Pipeline.

2-13-17 ~ De Blasio considers cutting contracts from Dakota pipeline banks
http://tinyurl.com/h22fe32
The Seattle City Council recently voted to end its contract with Wells Fargo, one of several banks helping finance the project. De Blasio, in an interview with WNYC’s Brian Lehrer, cited his “Seattle envy” and said he would consider the same.

2-13-17 ~ Journalist faces charges after arrest while covering Dakota Access pipeline protest
http://tinyurl.com/htwbga4
Jenni Monet, 40, on assignment for Indian Country Today and the Center for Investigative Reporting, has been arrested and charged with criminal trespass and “engaging in a riot” by Morton County prosecutors. She was arrested Wednesday and released on bond late Thursday.

2-13-17 ~ These 10 Quotes From an Oglala Lakota Chief Will Make You Question Everything About Our Society
http://tinyurl.com/zwqcwcf
Luther Standing Bear was an Oglala Lakota Sioux Chief who, among a few rare others such as Charles Eastman, Black Elk and Gertrude Bonnin occupied the rift between the way of life of the Indigenous people of the Great Plains before, and during, the arrival and subsequent spread of the European pioneers. Raised in the traditions of his people until the age of eleven, he was then educated at the Carlisle Indian Industrial Boarding School of Pennsylvania, where he learned the english language and way of life. (Though a National Historical Landmark, Carlisle remains a place of controversy in Native circles.)

2-13-17 ~ Army veterans return to Standing Rock to form a human shield against police
http://tinyurl.com/j4rrsb3
Army veterans from across the country have arrived in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, or are currently en route after the news that Donald Trump’s administration has allowed the oil corporation to finish drilling across the Missouri river.

2-13-17 ~ In 2 Years, Company Behind DAPL Reported 69 Accidents, Polluting Rivers in 4 States
http://tinyurl.com/jen3pjg
A report the organization released today (February 6), with partnership from a researcher from DisasterMap.net, looks at reports Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) filed to the National Response Center, a federal establishment where companies and individuals can report oil spills or chemical releases. The report lists 42 oil spills, 11 natural gas spills, nine gasoline spills, three propane spills, two “other” spills and two “unknown” spills. The 69 accidents led to eight injuries and five evacuations.

2-12-17 Pueblo U.S. Veteran Brandee Paisano: Why I, a veteran, joined the fight at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/hu2xxv7
‘I bled in Iraq and you’re going to threaten to shoot me on a bridge in North Dakota?’ Laguna Pueblo U.S. Veteran Brandee Paisano. Veterans here say there are a number of reasons drawing them in, including standing up for Indigenous people, environmentalism and even seeing an opportunity to put specialized survival skills to use.

2-12-17 ~ Michael Jackson’s daughter just used the Grammys to protest the Dakota Access pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/zeadpfo
Paris Jackson, Michael Jackson’s daughter, used her moment introducing a performance by Daft Punk and The Weeknd at Sunday night’s Grammy awards to speak out against the Dakota Access pipeline. “We could use this kind of excitement at a pipeline protest,” Jackson said as the crowd cheered. “Hashtag no DAPL!”

2-12-17 ~ FBI Contacting Water Protectors
http://tinyurl.com/jcoxhzt
Officers from the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force have been approaching people associated with the water protectors at Standing Rock. At least three people associated with the water protectors who participated in the standoff against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) have been approached by U.S. antiterrorism experts allegedly fishing for information, according to a report in The Guardian. While the scope and purpose behind the FBI contacting water protectors could not be determined, free-speech advocates called the revelation worrisome.

2-12-17 ~ After Visiting Standing Rock, Swedish Bank Nordea Puts Companies Behind DAPL on Watch
http://tinyurl.com/zddmllb
fter a visit by its representatives to Standing Rock, Swedish financial institution Nordea has announced that it will not back the Dakota Access Pipeline if it violates the demands of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Nordea met with tribal representatives on the ground, including Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman David Archambault II. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe urged Nordea to divest and respect the rights of Indigenous communities via a letter delivered by Sami artist and activist Sofia Jannok and Greenpeace.

2-12-17 ~ CHALLENGES TO DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE ARE SHIFTING INTO NEW SHAPES, NEW FRONTS
http://tinyurl.com/joasmgx
Every action to build the pipeline is met with many more reactions to stop it. The fight about this pipeline — and the broader issues it represents is far from over. “Our fight is no longer at the North Dakota site itself,” said tribal chairman Dave Archambault II. “Our fight is with Congress and the Trump administration. Meet us in Washington on March 10.”

2-12-17 ~ Veterans Are Heading Back to Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/gof77c6
After President Donald Trump signed two executive orders to continue the construction of the Keystone XL and North Dakota Access pipelines, military veterans are redeploying to a front line of their choosing: Standing Rock.

2-11-17 ~ JENNI MONET FACES CRIMINAL TRESPASS AND RIOTING CHARGES
http://tinyurl.com/gpeyly9
Jenni Monet, a Native American journalist, was arrested last week while covering Standing Rock. You’d think that would trigger a lot of support from the national and regional news media.

2-11-17 ~ Resistance at Standing Rock: The People From Oceti Sakowin Camp
http://tinyurl.com/zv5f6eu
Is this resistance movement something that can move to another fossil fuel fight? “Oh yeah, there’s so much energy here. Theres so much compassion here. Part of the reason people come out here is so they can relate to this situation in some way in their life. My tribe was part of the trail of tears and I couldn’t be there for them, but I can be here for this tribe.”

2-11-17 ~ ND lawmakers sound off after final easement issued for Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/zc87dch
Construction on the pipeline is now resuming, less than 24 hours after the Federal Government granted a final easement allowing for completion of the project on Wednesday. Now, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) is sounding off, after months of protests and ongoing legal challenges. “At the end of the day, we have got to get out of limbo.”

2-11-17 ~ FBI Terrorism Taskforce Investigating Standing Rock Activists
http://tinyurl.com/zeggc92
The FBI is investigating political activists campaigning against the Dakota Access pipeline, diverting agents charged with preventing terrorist attacks to instead focus their attention on indigenous activists and environmentalists.

2-11-17 ~ Army Veterans Have Just Returned To Standing Rock To Form a Human Shield Against Police
http://tinyurl.com/h3ex957
The growing group of military veterans could make it harder for police and government officials to try to remove hundreds of activists who remain camped near the construction site and, some hope, could limit use of excessive force by law enforcement during demonstrations. “We are prepared to put our bodies between Native elders and a privatized military force,” said Elizabeth Williams, a 34-year-old air force veteran, who arrived at Standing Rock with a group of vets late on Friday. “We’ve stood in the face of fire before. We feel a responsibility to use the skills we have.”

2-10-17 ~ Leaked Audio: Dakota Access Pipeline Executive Admits Trump Is In Their Pocket: “Election Night Changed Everything” That’s Why DAPL “Is Going Through”
http://tinyurl.com/z4rayn4
King stated on social media and on the SoundCloud page on which he posted the file that a source sent him the file on December 13, hours after Matthew Ramsey — COO of Energy Transfer Partners — gave his speech. The source who gave King the audio, he explains on SoundCloud, “claimed to be in a corporate meeting at Energy Transfer Partners” and told him that the person speaking was Matthew Ramsey, the COO of Energy Transfer Partners. King also wrote that the recording was made during a mandatory company meeting.

2-10-17 ~ Citing Religious Freedom Act, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Requests Temp. Restraining Order to DAPL
http://tinyurl.com/hjpbvpn
Attorneys for the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe have filed a motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and a Preliminary Injunction to permanently block further construction and operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) on the grounds that the easement granted Thursday (February 8) by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers burdens the Tribe’s exercise of its religion and violates the Corps’ fiduciary duty as trustee of tribal land and water resources.

2-10-17 ~ Judge rejects Dakota Access activists’ request to stop ‘excessive force’ by police
http://tinyurl.com/h8s95xk
U.S. District Court Chief Judge Daniel L. Hovland said that officers were outnumbered when they deployed hoses and other non-lethal means against a crowd of 1,000 protesters trying to remove a police barricade on the fire-damaged Backwater Bridge during the Nov. 20-21 melee.

2-9-17 ~ CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBE REACTS TO BIA POLICE BRUTALITY
http://tinyurl.com/j3mcjvd
Recent images of Bureau of Indian Affairs (“BIA”) agent brutality beating a water protector have emerged from the Sacred Stone Camp. Sources present at the incident indicated that BIA agents drove toward individuals with around seven (“7”) vehicles marked “BIA” and the officers identified themselves as BIA agents. Video images of the incident have been uploaded to various media and internet outlets showing water protectors being beaten with security batons in the legs until they fall. Audio from the video clearly picks up the water protectors’ screams. Once fallen, the water protectors were arrested.

2-9-17 ~ Four More Water Protectors Indicted on Federal Charges
http://tinyurl.com/h8yoqkn
The Department of Justice unsealed a federal indictment Wednesday charging four more water protectors allegedly connected to incidents on October 27, when riot police violently cleared the “1851 Treaty Camp” from the easement of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Water protector James White (aka Angry Bird) was arrested Wednesday and federally charged with felony civil disorder and use of fire to commit a federal crime. Federal agents are actively looking for three more water protectors. If convicted, they could face up to 15 years in prison.

2-9-17 ~ Taking the pipeline to court
http://tinyurl.com/hjnca9t
In abandoning the report and granting the easement, the Army Corps referenced one of Donald Trump’s first acts as president: a presidential memorandum expediting the pipeline. But that may not be good enough to clear the legal hurdles, according to environmental experts who say the agency needs to provide a reason for reversing course on completing the report, which the Army had deemed necessary just a few months ago.

2-9-7 ~ Video Shows Morton County Dumping Trash Inside Standing Rock Camp To Frame Protesters
http://tinyurl.com/zk8ccmr
Puente narrates that a man — whom he describes as employed by Morton County — can be seen standing near the quickly amassing pile of waste, taking pictures of the progress and attempting to persuade a few of the crew to pose in lawn chairs in front of it.

2-8-17 ~ Tribe files legal challenge to stall Dakota Access pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/hrturg5
Construction crews have resumed work on the final segment of the Dakota Access pipeline, and the developer of the long-delayed project said Thursday that the full system could be operational within three months.

2-8-17 ~ Construction Begins On Final Section Of The Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/gqnnfwg
The company building the Dakota Access Pipeline has begun construction on the final section of the project. Energy Transfer Partners spokeswoman Vicki Granado confirmed in an email to The Huffington Post that the company had begun drilling. She said they estimate the project will be complete in just under three months.

2-8-17 ~ 2 Cities To Pull More Than $3 Billion From Wells Fargo Over Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/j2msxmq
Seattle’s City Council has voted to not renew its contract with Wells Fargo, in a move that cites the bank’s role as a lender to the Dakota Access Pipeline project as well as its creation of millions of bogus accounts. As a result, the city won’t renew its contract with the bank that expires next year. The unanimous vote will pull more than $3 billion in city funds from the banking giant, the council says. Seattle says the bidding process for its next banking partner will “incentivize ‘Social Responsibility.'” Not long after Seattle’s vote, the City Council in Davis, Calif., took a similar action over the pipeline. It voted unanimously to find a new bank to handle its roughly $124 million in accounts by the end of 2017.

2-8-17 ~ Water Protectors Call for Global Mass Mobilizations as Army Plans to Approve Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/hu89ufa
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday it will greenlight the final phase of construction of the pipeline. Amnesty International called the announcement “an unlawful and appalling violation of human rights.” In recent months, police have launched an escalating and violent crackdown against the resistance at Standing Rock. Last week, more than 70 people were arrested after militarized police raided a new resistance camp set up on historic Sioux treaty land. Among those arrested was award-winning Pueblo journalist Jenni Monet, who was on assignment for Indian Country Media Network.

2-8-17 ~ BIA Agent caught on Video Hitting Female Water Protector with Baton during Arrest in Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/jp7nem9
On Saturday evening, a video emerged out of Standing Rock which showed a female water protector beaten by a Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) officer with his baton during an arrest. The unarmed woman is seen walking away from a BIA agent when he starts to hit her with the weapon. The woman can be heard yelling at the officer during the attack “Stop brutalizing me”

2-6-17 ~ Why Tribal Councils will turn on their own people — by American Indian Genocide Museum
http://tinyurl.com/zk48gky
Even at Standing Rock, you have to read between the lines and look behind the scenes to understand why tribal councils will turn on their own people. On February 15, 1974 the government, through an act of Congress called the Indian Claims Commission, offered the Lakota $17 million dollars for their homeland. When it became obvious that the Indians would not take such a piddling amount, the Congress passed another act called the Indian Claims Commission Act Amendment which added $85 million more in interest under the 5th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Currently, that amount has grown to $1.3 billion dollars.

2-6-17 ~ Water Protector Recalls Moment National Guard Took Selfies With Caged Protectors In Background
http://tinyurl.com/hfwxvj5
When our bus pulled in to the Morton County facility, we saw that the bus before us had already unloaded the other Water Protectors into the dog kennels and they had been stripped down to their base layer of clothing and it was freezing cold in the garage.

2-6-17 ~ Indigenous Rising
http://tinyurl.com/jh7b5l7
We are RISING to DEFEND our rights as Indigenous Peoples; to PROTECT the sanctity and integrity of Mother Earth; and to RENEW our original instructions towards a just and sustainable future.

2-6-17 ~ Health Awareness Notice
http://tinyurl.com/gr59ugg
This is more than a pipeline. Please consider some facts that effect many of YOU. – Health Awareness Notice – All American Citizens Special Attention: South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas

2-6-17 ~ The Fight At Standing Rock Is Back — And U.S. Veterans Are Ready To Mobilize
http://tinyurl.com/hj7we5p
In early December, many Americans celebrated the Army Corps of Engineers decision to withhold a final permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline, a project that drew ongoing demonstrations from native Standing Rock Sioux “water protectors,” environmentalists, and other activists.

2-5-17 ~ Massive Cleanup Underway Where Environmentalists Camped for Pipeline Protest
http://tinyurl.com/h8jwukp
Many of the several hundred protesters who remained after the early December snowstorm are helping with the effort, some of them attempting to salvage reusable goods. Other activists have been less helpful.

2-4-17 ~ TO SAVE THE WATER, WE MUST BREAK THE CYCLE OF COLONIAL TRAUMA
http://tinyurl.com/gt9f4a4
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

2-4-17 ~ BREAKING: Trump Admin Sends In Federal Agents To Haul Out Dakota Access Protesters
http://tinyurl.com/htwhsuu
The agents being dispatched are Bureau of Indian Affairs agents – officers of the federal government who continually exercise law enforcement actions over the tribes.

2-3-17 ~ Obama Just Announced He’s Going to Save Standing Rock By Rerouting Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/z3ve6lq
President Obama just announced to MSNBC that he’s personally monitoring Army Corps of Engineers efforts to reroute the Dakota Access Pipeline (#dapl) away from the sacred lands of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota.

2-3-17 ~ Army Corps of Engineers issues final closing date for DAPL protest camp on Corps land
http://tinyurl.com/haaz37m
The Army Corps of Engineers has issued a final closing date for the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp on Corps land. The Corps sent out a release, saying February 22 they will close federal property in the floodplain located at the mouth of the Cannonball River.

2-3-17 ~ BREAKING: Standing Rock Tribal Council Betrays Water Protectors, Sends In Cops
http://tinyurl.com/gpkwgkm
Law enforcement showed up at LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard’s front door on Thursday, claiming the need to perform an “assessment” of the Camp of the Sacred Stones — the original Dakota Access Pipeline opposition camp erected in early April — but refused to offer a warrant or explanation for the sudden appearance.

2-3-17 ~ The Fight at Standing Rock Is Back – and U.S. Veterans Are Ready to Mobilize
http://tinyurl.com/j2pd9a9
Before his inauguration, President Donald Trump was expected to push DAPL through, and he quickly made good on that assumption upon taking office. Trump issued executive orders to authorize construction on both DAPL and the highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

2-2-17 ~ Police raid new camp, evict and arrest 70+ DAPL protesters
http://tinyurl.com/hah5urd
Over 70 people were evicted and arrested after police raided a new camp near the Dakota Access pipeline construction, claiming it was illegal. The arrests come a day after federal officials started a final review of the pipeline. The new camp was erected on a hill Wednesday morning, a quarter of a mile from the original Oceti Sakowin camp in the floodplain. Seven tepee frames represented the seven tribes involved in the protest.

2-1-17 ~ GOP wants state control of reservations
http://tinyurl.com/jv7dgzf
Two Republican state lawmakers, Representatives Vicky Steiner and Keith Kempenich, introduced a bill Thursday, January 26, proposing state control of federal Indian reservations.

2-2-17 ~ BREAKING: Standing Rock Tribal Council Betrays Water Protectors, Sends In Cops
http://tinyurl.com/jeadmw9
Law enforcement showed up at LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard’s front door on Thursday, claiming the need to perform an “assessment” of the Camp of the Sacred Stones — the original Dakota Access Pipeline opposition camp erected in early April — but refused to offer a warrant or explanation for the sudden appearance.

2-2-17 ~ Police and Army Corp at Sacred Stone Camp
http://tinyurl.com/hes5lek
Police, Federal Agents and Army Corp entered Sacred Stone Camp Without permission at noon today Feb. 2, 2017. LaDonna Allard said “They are raiding Sacred Stone now with Frank White Bull, Ben Harrison and with BIA Police. Invading Sacred Stone Camp by the Standing Rock Tribal Council betrayed by pur own Nation”

2-2-17 ~ Seattle Committee Responds to Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/htpympx
On Wednesday, Seattle’s Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee voted unanimously to forward a bill to pull $3 billion from DAPL lender Wells Fargo to the full City Council. This follows a Tuesday announcement that the U.S Army Corps of Engineers will issue an easement allowing them to begin the last stages of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

2-1-17 ~ Chase Iron Eyes among 76 arrested after DAPL protesters attempt to set up new camp on private land
http://tinyurl.com/zrebg7q
The new camp, with seven tepee frames representing the seven tribes, was erected on a hill Wednesday morning a quarter mile from the original Oceti Sakowin Camp. A group of activists who said they wanted to establish a more peaceful and prayerful protest presence built the new dwelling. “We want to make it more spiritual, we want to make it a difference from the old Oceti. We want to call this camp the Last Child Camp,” says Rance Sneed, protester.

2-1-17 ~ DAPL Moves Forward: “People Are Going To Die. It’s Just Them Shooting Us Now”
http://tinyurl.com/zuwv67r
“I have received word the Department of Defense is granting the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline and Congressional notification is imminent. It’s time to get to work and finish this important piece of energy infrastructure enhancing America’s energy security and putting North Dakotans and Americans back to work. President Trump has proven to be a man of action and I am grateful for his commitment to this and other critical infrastructure projects so vital to our nation.” Some water protectors at the camps said that there are ice breakers on the river right where the drilling has begun again.

2-1-17 ~ US Army Corps ordered to allow the completion of the Dakota Access pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/hf2drtg
Aacting 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”.

2-1-17 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says they are not associated with DAPL protesters who attempted to establish new camp
http://tinyurl.com/jbxlppz
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe issued a statement saying they are not associated with the people who attempted to establish a new camp on private land late Tuesday night. The tribe claims these campers put the Standing Rock cause and peoples’ lives at risk and are asking people not to return to the camp. Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault said

2-1-17 ~ US veterans group says Dakota Access pipeline ‘will not get completed. Not on our watch’
http://tinyurl.com/jckv5ze
“We are committed to the people of Standing Rock, we are committed to nonviolence, and we will do everything within our power to ensure that the environment and human life are respected. That pipeline will not get completed. Not on our watch,” said Anthony Diggs, a spokesman for Veterans Stand.

2-1-17 ~ Police Raid Standing Rock Camp, Destroy Tipis and Are Burning What Remains
http://tinyurl.com/zdawx3b
Following our earlier report from Standing Rock on the police raid of the Last Child camp, reports began to roll in that police had taken down tipis and burned whatever remained. Some of the livestreaming of these incidences was blocked, but what we have been given is as follows.

2-1-17 ~ U.S. Government Bans Native American Tribe From Protesting On Their Own Land – Send In Police To Remove Protesters
http://tinyurl.com/jpzwr5p
A North Dakota federal court has prohibited indigenous tribes from protesting the Bakken pipeline on their own reservations.
Dakota Access, a developer of the pipeline, filed the report citing “Worker and law enforcement safety was at risk”.

2-1-17 ~ The Army Is Now Accepting Your Comments On The Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/h9lplqw
The Department of the Army is now accepting public comments leading up to its environmental impact statement in connection with Dakota Access’ request for them to grant an easement for the pipeline to cross North Dakota’s Lake Oahe. The comment period is open until Feb. 20.

1-31-17 ~ Army Corps of Engineers Directed To Clear Way For Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/htqyvzt
cting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer has directed the Army Corps of Engineers to proceed with the easement needed to complete the Dakota Access Pipeline, U.S. Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota said in a statement on Tuesday.

1-31-17 ~ Leaked White House Memo Puts Gag Order on the Dept of Interior: Stops Communication with Tribal Leaders
http://tinyurl.com/jlqan4g
“all incoming congressional and gubernatorial correspondence as well as correspondence from Indian or Alaska tribal leaders and leaders from national level environment/recreational and industry organizations must be forwarded to OES prior to responding, regardless of addressee or signature level.”

1-30-17 ~ The Standing Rock Water Protectors
http://tinyurl.com/j4akpbu
I 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.

1-30-17 ~ Rick Perry Is on the Board of the Company Building the Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/j9wyedf
Donald Trump’s pick to run the Energy Department also happens to be the favorite politician of the company attempting to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. For the past two years, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has held a paid position on the board of directors of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the controversial project. ETP paid Perry $236,820 in 2015. ETP CEO Kelcy Warren poured millions of dollars into Perry’s political ambitions. Warren was involved in both Perry’s official and unofficial campaign organizations. He served as the official campaign’s finance chairman, and he chipped in $6 million to super-PACs backing Perry.

1-29-17 ~ Local Leadership comes to decision, Oceti Sakowin Headsmen meet with ND Governor
http://tinyurl.com/za8qj24
After days of deliberation between the North Dakota Governor’s office, the Oceti Sakowin Headsmen Council and numerous Tribal Reps – the state will begin taking apart the backwater bridge barricade. Removing razor wire, and some of the concrete. They have also agreed to pull back the visible amount of the Nat’l Guard on the hills overlooking camp. The Governor’s office has also stated that they will encourage law enforcement near the backwater bridge to not have any weapons (lethal or non-lethal) on their person during this desecalation.

1-29-17 ~ US Veterans to return to Standing Rock after Dapl decision to continue
http://tinyurl.com/zsssrxm
“In the past two weeks the turmoil and uncertainty at Standing Rock has increased significantly. We have continued to stay in contact with indigenous and camp leadership and have identified several areas where the Veterans Stand network can continue to serve the needs of the camp and local community.” said Veterans

1-28-17~ US Veterans to return to Standing Rock after Dapl decision to continue
http://tinyurl.com/z9yzwy8
LOS ANGELES, CA : In response to recent aggressions and the passing of legislation which clears the way for the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Veterans Stand is announcing that we will continue operations in support of the people of Standing Rock, the Water Protectors who have held the front lines, and the sustainability of our precious environment.

1-28-17 ~ As Trump Reboots Pipeline Expansion, An Unexpected Delay Emerges
http://tinyurl.com/zxhda9k
On Thursday, Norman Bay, one of just three current members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), said he would resign effective Feb. 3, even though his term isn’t up until next year. His announcement came shortly after Trump decided Bay’s fellow commissioner, Cheryl LaFleur, would serve as the Commission’s new chair.

1-28-17 ~ As Trump Reboots Pipeline Expansion, An Unexpected Delay Emerges
http://tinyurl.com/zdhrclb
Just as President Trump takes power promising to ramp up oil and gas production, a sudden resignation in a key agency threatens to put such projects on hold across the United States. The resignation could mean costly delays for some major pipeline projects. The independent agency oversees the interstate transmission of electricity, natural gas and oil. It’s supposed to have five commissioners, but Bay’s departure leaves FERC with just two — not enough for the required quorum to make decisions. Some projects that have been through years of regulatory review and were nearing the finish line could now be in limbo for months.

1-27-17 ~ Malia Obama takes on Trump: Former first daughter joins rally protesting President’s plan to revive the Dakota Access Pipeline then attends private event with Standing Rock chairman
http://tinyurl.com/js2kgt5
The 18-year-old student, who will be heading off to Harvard University later this year, was one of approximately 100 people who gathered on Main Street at the Sundance Film Festival to let it be known how upset she was with President Trump’s plan to move forward with the controversial transport system.

1-26-17 ~ Indian Treaty of 1868 That Says DAPL Is ILLEGAL Permits Natives To Take Up Arms and “Arrest” Any “Bad Men Among the Whites” Who Violate It
http://tinyurl.com/z7x2twv
You may have known that the Indian Treaties of 1851 and 1868 declare the Standing Rock Reservationto be much bigger than it is today, including encompassing land that the Dakota Access Pipeline is being illegally built on. But there is a clause you might not have heard about. That clause allows Natives to take up arms and ARREST “Bad men among the whites” who violate the treaty!

1-26-17 ~ Judge calls unexpected hearing after President Trump’s Dakota Access push
http://tinyurl.com/hmbdg8w
Judge James E. Boasberg scheduled a hearing next week to address the latest developments regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline. The move was unexpected because the parties weren’t due to appear in court until sometime in February.

1-26-17 ~ Standing Rock Camp Founder Refuses to Shut Down Water Protector Camp
http://tinyurl.com/z6w6o3u
On January 20, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council “unanimously voted to support the district of Cannon Ball in asking all Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to leave the area and canceling plans for a nearby winter camp,” reported the Bismarck Tribune. “Cody Two Bears, the Cannon Ball district representative to the tribal council, said the district is requesting federal law enforcement aid in removing protesters from the district and setting up posts blocking those who do not live or work in the district from entering. The district requests these actions be taken in the next 30 days.”

1-26-17 NORTH DAKOTA WANTS TO HIDE OIL SPILLS
http://tinyurl.com/h5h4jqv
A bill to allow oil companies to avoid reporting some of their spills passed in the North Dakota House this afternoon in a 82-11 vote. The bill (read it here) is sponsored by Rep. Roscoe Streyle, a Republican from Minot, who received the following campaign donations from the oil industry in 2014: Bill #1151 Courtesy of the Continental Resources PAC: $1,000
Marathon Oil Company Employees PAC: $750
ND Oil PAC: $1,500
Newfield PAC: $300
Tesoro PAC: $400
Whiting Petroleum: $300
WPX Energy PAC: $750
http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/65-2017/documents/17-0060-05000.pdf

1-26-17 ~ ND House Passes Bill to Hide Oil Spills
http://tinyurl.com/gu5jve4
Current state law requires oil companies to report all their spills. But Streyle’s bill would let oil companies keep secret their “contained” spills of 420 gallons or less.

1-26-17 ~ ANTI-DAPL ACTIVISTS CALL FOR RETURN TO BATTLE AT STANDING ROCK – MICHAEL BENNETT COHN
http://tinyurl.com/h6nccju
Returning to Standing Rock was the immediate response for some. Chase Iron Eyes, a high-profile water protector who is a longtime activist and a member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, posted a widely shared message on his Facebook page January 24: “Fighters, brothers and sisters. Come. Heed the call to defend this country against all enemies, foreign & domestic. We shall find out who loves this land, who is loyal to the water and who is a traitor to this land, to our water.”

1-25-17 ~ Following Trump’s Pipeline Order, Sheriff Issues Warning To DAPL Water Protectors
http://tinyurl.com/hvbr9uq
“The Morton County Sheriff’s Department is monitoring the area of the camps in the event that protestors choose to gather in opposition to the executive action. While the department does not release details of its operational plans and strategies or confirm the number of law enforcement it has available to respond at any given time, the department does have plans to respond and deal with any potential protest actions that may become unlawful. This is prudent when it comes to what the department does and how it prepares for situations.”

1-25-17 ~ Army sides with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in ordering Environmental Impact Statement
http://tinyurl.com/gm2j4ow
Anybody who wants to comment on the scope of the EIS process can submit remarks by Feb. 20 on the pipeline’s proposed Oahe Reservoir crossing of the Missouri River one-half mile upstream from Standing Rock’s main drinking water intake, the Army said in a Federal Register publication.

1-25-17 ~ Shailene Woodley on Malia Obama’s Presence at Sundance Standing Rock Solidarity Event Against DAPL
http://tinyurl.com/je7mccy
President Obama’s daughter. Also, to witness a human being and a woman coming into her own outside of her family and outside of the attachments that this country has on her, but someone who’s willing to participate in democracy because she chooses to, because she recognizes, regardless of her last name, that if she doesn’t participate in democracy, there will be no world for her future children.

1-25-17 ~ Standing Rock may be the first battle site in Trump’s war on the environment
http://tinyurl.com/j3rk8y9
rump’s orders, in themselves, did not completely undo the Obama administration’s pipeline decisions, but they are clear indicators that such an outcome is in the works. TransCanada, the Keystone project’s owner, is being asked to resubmit the project application (with the caveat that Trump wants the pipeline built with 100% American steel). Meanwhile, the Army Corps of Engineers is being ordered to “review and approve in an expedited manner” the North Dakota pipeline plan of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners.

1-25-17 ~ “I’m Afraid They Are Out to Kill”: Water Protectors Testify to Police Violence at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/j23qenw
On Tuesday, Donald Trump took action to revive the contested Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. He signed the presidential memorandum as water protectors at Standing Rock in North Dakota were gathered to testify to a wide range of police abuse. One of those to testify was Diné water protector Marcus Mitchell, who has lost sight in his left eye after being hit by a bean bag round fired by police last week. We hear his testimony and then get response from water protector Bobbi Jean Three Legs of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and longtime Anishinaabe activist Winona LaDuke.

1-24-17 ~ DAPL COUGH
http://tinyurl.com/hrnzq62
The DAPL cough story may never be heard!! Dean explains ” Ijust happened across this and I could be off base too but do you know this area “The plane was in flight for about 2 hours and 20 minutes, according to FlightAware, a flight tracking data company. It left Fargo Hector International Airport around 2:20 p.m. and headed west for Wells County where the aircraft circled the area at points furthest north near the James River before traveling back toward Fargo. The plane that crashed was had a big wig flying it for the company Weather Modification LLC

1-24-17 ~ Presidential Memorandum Regarding Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/hyoa2t4
Accordingly, pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct as follows:
Sec. 2. Directives. (a) Pipeline Approval Review. The Secretary of the Army shall instruct the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), including the Commanding General and Chief of Engineers, to take all actions necessary and appropriate to:

1-24-17 ~ Leaked Memo Silences Department of Interior
http://tinyurl.com/jge2tlz
No correspondence should be cleared to go to Congress or to any Governor until it has been reviewed by the Acting Chief of Staff and/or Senior White House Advisor. The OES will be responsible for tasking these letters for response . The incoming leadership team will decide whether to continue or modify these instructions.

1-24-17 ~ EPA employees are rebelling against Trump EPA nominee Scott Pruitt by leaking everything
http://tinyurl.com/zmfjczf
When Donald Trump picked radical anti-environment extremist Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, it was clearly with the intent of destroying the agency from within, so that Trump’s big-money corporate donors would be more free to pollute as they please. So it’s not surprising that Pruitt is already taking internal steps to sabotage the effectiveness of the EPA. What is some
what surprising is that EPA employees are actively rebelling against him by leaking everything he’s doing, even though they’ve been told to keep it to themselves.

1-24-17 ~ Sources: Trump Administration Tells EPA To Cut Climate Page From Website
http://tinyurl.com/hd7pl22
Donald Trump’s administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website, two agency employees told Reuters, the latest move by the newly minted leadership to erase ex-President Barack Obama’s climate change initiatives.

1-24-17 ~ Federal Workers Told To Halt External Communication In First Week Under Trump
http://tinyurl.com/jljh722
Multiple federal agencies have told their employees to cease communications with members of Congress and the press. The freeze has startled aides on the Hill and people at those agencies, who worry that it could abruptly upend current operations and stifle work and discussions that routinely take place between branches of government.

1-24-17 ~ Trump Revives Keystone Pipeline Rejected by Obama
http://tinyurl.com/zoscfj3
President Trump sharply changed the federal government’s approach to the environment on Tuesday as he cleared the way for two major oil pipelines that had been blocked, and set in motion a plan to curb regulations that slow other building projects.

1-24-17 ~ Trump Signs Executive Orders On Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines
http://tinyurl.com/zhqdedz
President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Tuesday to push forward the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, opening new fronts in his looming war with environmentalists.

1-24-17 ~ The Standing Sioux Tribe Just Responded to Trump’s Dakota Pipeline Order
http://tinyurl.com/gpkrkzp
“We urge you to fight and stand tall besides us,” a Facebook post on the tribe’s page says, encouraging supporters to take advantage of the recently announced Environmental Impact assessment and submit comments to the Army Corps of Engineers, as well as “call your congressional representatives and let them know that thepeople do not stand behind today’s decision. ” “Stand together as one and we will not fall,”

1-24-17 ~ BREAKING: Trump Signs Executive Order Forcing Continuation of DAPL & Keystone XL
http://tinyurl.com/hcf4fz6
The entire substance of the executive order was not made immediately clear. However, they will fulfill campaign promises Trump made to approve both pipelines — which have been vehemently opposed by a massive bipartisan sect. forcing-continuation-of-dapl-keystone-xl pipeline

1-24-17 ~ Trump signs executive orders to advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines
http://tinyurl.com/gwhc6lf
Trump signed executive orders that will make it easier for TransCanada to construct the Keystone XL pipeline and for Energy Transfer Partners to build the final uncompleted portion of the Dakota Access pipeline.

1-24-17 ~ Trump issues EPA media blackout and suspends agency’s grants
http://tinyurl.com/zr76nqc
The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants, part of a broader communications clampdown within the executive branch.

1-24-17 ~ Trump Executive Order on DAPL Violates Law and Tribal Treaties
http://tinyurl.com/zwwof6o
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe said today that President Donald Trump’s executive action towards an approval of an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline risks contaminating tribal and American water supplies while disregarding treaty rights. The Trump administration’s politically motivated decision violates the law and the Tribe will take legal action to fight it.

1-24-17 ~ Cops at Standing Rock are threatening a new crackdown on protests—and asking for Trump’s help
http://tinyurl.com/jtj5vmq
For the law enforcement agency responsible for much of the ongoing violence against the NoDAPL protesters at the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota though. Trump’s move isn’t cause for alarm—it’s reason to celebrate. And that should make anyone involved in the Standing Rock protests very, very nervous.

1-23-17 ~ Growing concerns that ROZOL poisoning could be the cause of “camp cough” at Standing Rock camps
http://tinyurl.com/hoasu37
Many of the water protectors in Standing Rock have found themselves suffering from what has been deemed as “camp cough,” or “DAPL cough.” Rumors have circulated the illness is from a deliberate poisoning conducted by Dakota Access, but there has been no substantial evidence to support the theory.

1-23-17 ~ Sacred Stone founder, LaDonna Brave Bull, Refuses to Close her Water Protector Camp http://tinyurl.com/h89l8ow
Sacred Stone Camp founder LaDonna Brave Bull Allard said Sacred Stone has formed a 501c3 and has plans to build a permanent “green energy” camp. She said their are plans to put a tower in place for cell and Internet service. There are buildings for a dormitory, dining and to store equipment.

1-23-17 Donald Trump is getting ready to hammer the EPA
http://tinyurl.com/zs48kho
Trump will soon issue a flurry of executive orders as part of the process of weakening various air and water pollution rules and cutting agency budgets. It’s all part of his plan to dismantle President Obama’s climate policies and make life easier for America’s fossil fuel industry. The big question is how quickly Trump’s team will act — and what sorts of obstacles they’ll face from both federal courts and career staff within the EPA.

1-23-17 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Supports DAPL Protesters Leaving http://tinyurl.com/hvllksd
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council is supporting the district of Cannon Ball’s wish that all Dakota Access pipeline protesters leave the area. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the resolution was passed by the full council Friday. It applies to all three protest camps in North Dakota.

1-23-17 ~ Standing Rock Asks Feds To Evict Water Protectors http://tinyurl.com/z2pr2b2
In a turn of events that many people have been expecting for months now, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is evicting the very people they have called out to for help to save Mni Sosi (Missouri River) from being further put in harms way by the Dakota Access Pipeline owned by Energy Transfer Partners.

1-21-17 ~ Standing Rock Water Protectors – A Letter From Camp
http://tinyurl.com/zhg7t9n
Let us commence and joyfully inaugurate on this day our continual fight for freedom. Justice and the liberation of Mother Earth. We write this letter from Standing Rock where the people called the Spirits, and the Spirits called the people. We are thankful for our hosts, thankful for their invitation for the gifts and healing.

1-21-17 ~ Federally recognized tribes should brace for possible termination policy under Trump
http://tinyurl.com/h4gw4nn
Whether we like it or not, Saglutupiaġataq (“the compulsive liar” in Iñupiatun) is now president of the United States and Republicans control Congress. Federally recognized Alaska Native and American Indian tribes should brace for the worst, including the possibility that Congress may move to terminate federally recognized tribes.

1-21-17 ~ Meyer ranch buffalo under quarantine for Rozol poison
http://tinyurl.com/hx26zmm
The quarantine includes about 900 buffalo that grazed in one small pasture of Meyer’s former Cannonball Ranch near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation as well as on the former Wilder Ranch to the south. The adult buffalo are under quarantine until September, though yearlings were released from the no-sale hold on Jan. 1.

1-21-17 ~ Standing Rock Tribal Council Approves Evacuation Order for All Camps
http://tinyurl.com/hznjzvp
In a unanimous vote, Standing Rock Sioux tribal council members voted to close the network of encampments behind the Dakota Access Pipeline protests within 30 days, including the main Oceti Sakowin, Rosebud, and Sacred Stone camps. Council members also voted against providing any temporary camps or shelters to individuals who should remain at the camps after the February 19 deadline. The decision was made in an emergency meeting held on Friday, January 20 at the tribe’s headquarters in Fort Yates, North Dakota.

1-21-17 ~ JEFFREY MOURNS THE LOSS OF STANDING ROCK
http://tinyurl.com/z9dz8un
I came up here to do a job I cant leave yet the Standing Rock people have asked us to clean up our mess. That’s my job now. When we got here we were told to build a sustainable economy environment. We started that we talked about farming , renewable energy to sustain these winters. It was a group effort ripped down by a few people and a few dollars and that’s a shame.”

1-21-17 ~ Cannon Ball asks protesters to leave the district
http://tinyurl.com/z23yo6y
The district of Cannon Ball is asking all Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to leave the area and not set up a winter camp nearby. “All the individuals at all the camps in and around Cannon Ball need to leave the district,” residents wrote in a 10-point resolution passed during an executive session of a district meeting Wednesday night.

1-21-17 ~ TRUMP WHITE HOUSE TAKES DOWN NATIVE AMERICANS WEB PAGE FROM WEBSITE
http://tinyurl.com/h2kdpwa
Change is inevitable when a presidential administration occurs. Within hours of the presidential transition, the White House, now under the control of President Donald Trump, took down the Native Americans web page that was part of the Obama White House website for the past eight years. Also gone from the Trump White House website are web pages on civil rights, people with disabilities and climate change.

1-21-17 ~ Tribal council supports asking protesters to leave Cannon Ball
http://tinyurl.com/zhmle5m
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council unanimously voted to support the district of Cannon Ball in asking all Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to leave the area and canceling plans for a nearby winter camp.

1-21-17 ~ Audio: Rep. Cramer Says He Expects Trump to Approve Dakota Access Pipeline by Next Week
http://tinyurl.com/hewu3da
“By next week the EIS will be rescinded,” Cramer told me referring to the lengthy environmental study President Obama initiated in his final days in office. The Congressman said the Trump administration has the authority to rescind it because, in legal filings responding to the pipeline company’s request that the study be enjoined, the Obama administration itself argued that this was the case.

1-20-17 ~ CANOE THEFT FILED AGAINST MORTON COUNTY SHERIFF DEPARTMENT
http://tinyurl.com/hbpqnrm
Cold Water Rescue Team Leader files theft and damage charges against the Sheriff Department at #standingrock. Lee has been at Standing Rock helping the community with a “hands on” approach and a team ready to take action to help #waterprotectors as needed. On the day before “Thanksgiving” Lee and his team watched as the Morton County Sheriff’s Department had other plans for their canoes. Please follow Lee’s journey for Justice on FaceBook. please help fund them

1-20-17 ~ Driver liability bill attracts opposition in North Dakota legislative committee
http://tinyurl.com/zgazba4
Rep. Rick Becker, R-Bismarck, said the bill isn’t meant to deter protesting on the highway. “What this is aimed to do is to protect people who are caught up on a roadway and are blocked by a mob and fear for their life and need to try and extricate themselves from that situation.”

1-19-17 ~ Landowners Sue DAPL Developers
http://tinyurl.com/jemyqzj
The Morton County landowners are seeking more than $4 million in damages in the federal lawsuit filed this month against Dakota Access LLC, a subsidiary of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners.

1-19-17 ~ LEONARD PELTIER’S SPIRITUAL LEADER LEN FOSTER: “OBAMA MISSED AN OPPORTUNITY FOR RECONCILIATION”
http://tinyurl.com/hu4ubsv
Len Foster (Diné), the longtime spiritual leader of Leonard Peltier, says President Barack Obama missed an opportunity for reconciliation with Native Americans when he refused to grant the Petition for Clemency for Peltier, who has been in prison for over 40 years.

1-19-17 ~ DAPL BREAKS THE LAW EVERY DAY AND PAYS $50,000 AS A COST OF DOING BUSINESS. AND THE COPS PROTECT THEIR LAWLESSNESS! THAT MAKES THEM GUILTY AS WELL! AND THE STATE GOVERNMENTS PAYS THEIR PEOPLE TO BREAK THE LAW!
http://tinyurl.com/jdwgp4a
People who Peacefully assembled DEMANDING redress of grievances from the government. Does that sound familiar to you? It is RIGHTS granted by the FIRST Amendment. And THIS is how they treat citizens for stand up for their rights while ILLEGAL DRILLING is going on just over the hill and the cops are protecting it.

1-19-17 ~ Water Protectors Score Key Legal Victories in Fight Against Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/zahqw5b
The North Dakota Supreme Court partially granted a petition that will open the door for out-of-state lawyers to represent the more than 600 people who have been arrested amid the ongoing resistance.

1-19-17 ~ “This Is Not A War” – Standing Rock activists closing in on DAPL drill pad, law enforcement bring in an Avenger weapon system
http://tinyurl.com/hla4zzv
Inch by inch, coil by razor-tipped coil, Standing Rock activists near the Dakota Access Pipeline drill pad.

1-19-19 ~ ‘Stormfronts’ of North Dakota’s Streets
http://tinyurl.com/hope3x4
White supremacists not finished with the Peace Garden State, form hit list of small towns. Since the town of Leith’s victory against white supremacists, eleven towns across North Dakota made their hit list. The towns range from populations of 16 to nearly 7,000. Listed by names, pictures, and real estate advertisements by Pioneer Little Europe North Dakota, a white supremacist operation welcoming Nazis, the Creativity Movement, Ku Klux Klan, militants, white nationalists, and racialists, the North Dakota towns are the group’s next targets to become Aryan enclaves.

1-19-17 ~ UPDATE: Federal judge denies Dakota Access’ motion to block ACOE from pursuing Environmental Impact Study for pipeline project
http://tinyurl.com/hqtuqe9
Dakota Access filed a motion Tuesday asking a federal judge to block the Army Corps of Engineers from pursuing an Environmental Impact Study for the project. That motion was denied by Judge James Boasberg.

1-18-17 ~ Bill allows fines for those disobeying orders to vacate
http://tinyurl.com/zrt2ntn
One of the latest pieces of legislation introduced in response to the months of Dakota Access Pipeline protests would fine individuals for not leaving an area after a law enforcement order to vacate is given.

1-18-17 ~ Dakota Access executive confirms crude already placed in pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/z62bmry
Oil is already going into the Dakota Access Pipeline even though the final portion of the controversial project remains in limbo.
In a sworn declaration filed in federal court, a top Dakota Access executive did not detail exactly where the oil has been placed. But vice president Joey Mahmoud said it was near Lake Oahe in North Dakota.

1-18-17 ~ Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement in Connection With Dakota Access, LLC’s Request for an Easement To Cross Lake Oahe, North Dakota
http://tinyurl.com/hpl2j3x

1-17-17 ~ News From Standing Rock – A Huge Win!
http://tinyurl.com/jx24oy5
A notice of intent has been issued. Notice of Intent” confirms that a FULL Environmental Impact Statement will be required and that can take months. DAPL is already talking about appealing this filing due to another pending decision. It is still a victory for Standing Rock. THE EIS WAS FILED TODAY BY ARMY CORPS. It will be published Weds morning in the Federal Register. 1. input is desired: alternative locations for pipeline crossing Missouri. 2. Potential risks and impacts of an oil spill, and to Lake Oahe, The Standing Rock Sioux Tribes water intakes and the Tribe’s water, treaty fishing and hunting rights ; and 3 information on the extent and location of the Tribe’s treaty rights in Lake Oahu.

1-17-17 ~ Media Blackout: Surface-To-Air Missile System Deployed at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/hwoh5m2
The militarization of law enforcement at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline has apparently reached a whole new level.

1-17-17 ~ Police Restart Propaganda Campaign Against Standing Rock Water Protectors
http://tinyurl.com/gqsfrbs
Activists were right to be weary that their peaceful victory was only temporary. On January 16, police allegedly resumed firing rubber bullets at water protectors praying peacefully at the barrier along the pipeline construction site. A new National Guard site has been set up within the vicinity of the camp in preparation for escalating action between water protectors and police after President Obama leaves office. A missile system was reportedly sighted in the hills behind the barriers that is intended to take down any drones attempting to acquire aerial footage of the pipeline construction site.

1-17-17 ~ Not so Peaceful at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/jozjm2f
More arrests on Monday and general chaos at times. What began as a Peaceful Prayer March became confrontational and at times, dangerous. An exact count of the arrests is not known but it is said to range from 3 – 6 people.

1-17-17 ~ North Dakota: Rubber Bullets and Tear Gas Fired at Water Protectors
http://tinyurl.com/zxaw3xo
In North Dakota, police opened fire with tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets Monday to disperse water protectors holding a prayer march against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline near the site where Energy Transfer Partners hopes to drill beneath the Missouri River. Police said they arrested at least three people after they cut through a section of razor wire surrounding the site.

1-17-17 ~ Faith Spotted Eagle on the Settler-Colonial Mind-Set
http://tinyurl.com/j84dh7j
The elder and water protector has been at the forefront of the struggle against DAPL since it began. She has testified before members of the U.S. House of Representatives, written personally to President Barack Obama and even gotten a vote for President herself, from the Electoral College. She was the first Native American to receive an electoral vote for President of the United States, garnering one from a so-called faithless elector in Washington State, who cast a vote for her over Hillary Clinton. Amid all this, Spotted Eagle found time to sit down with Longhouse Media on a few occasions and talk about what makes the DAPL fight so important.

1-16-17 ~ TRIBAL LEADERS CELEBRATE FOUR MORE WATER RIGHT SETTLEMENTS IN INDIAN COUNTRY
http://tinyurl.com/hk9kwf6
As part of President Obama’s historic commitment to empowering tribal nations, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Interior Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor last Friday joined tribal leaders to celebrate four landmark water rights settlements that will resolve contention among tribes and neighboring communities over water rights and improve the quality of life for tribal communities and their non-Indian neighbors.

1-15-17 ~ Cass County sheriff says intense North Dakota pipeline protests haunted his dreams nightly
http://tinyurl.com/j98yfel
But a leading activist involved in the pipeline protests maintains that police were not restrained, acted provocatively and fired rubber bullets, beanbag charges and used stun grenades — allegations Laney and other law enforcement officials deny. “The police themselves have defiled sacred land,” said Joye Braun, an organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network. “They are in fact provoking the protectors.”

1-13-17 ~ Police Spent Over $22,000,000 Guarding DAPL Big Oil… Now They Want American Tax-Payers To Pay For It
http://tinyurl.com/huemzzw
The cost of policing the Dakota Access pipeline protests in North Dakota has surpassed $22 million — an amount that would fund the state Treasury Department for two decades and $5 million more than the state set aside last year.

1-13-17 ~ Three protesters see trespass cases dismissed
http://tinyurl.com/jcwrdjt
The cases pertain to Charles Thayer, Orion Yazzie and Eric Lewis, who were charged with criminal trespass in connection with a Dakota Access Pipeline protest in Morton County on Sept. 13. They were among 22 people arrested that day at a work site near Almont where two people locked themselves to construction equipment.

1-12-17 ~ Standing Rock Colorado – The Front Range is the Next Front Line of Defense
http://tinyurl.com/zzl2gdv
Boulder County’s fracking moratorium expires in 2017 and all legal options to stop the poisoning of the families living on the Front Range have been exhausted. Colorado’s political and corporate love of a never-ending energy future of fracked crude oil has won. They won’t stop until all water sources have been poisoned, all wildlife is sick and diseased, and the front range of Colorado is littered with cancer clusters and trending infant mortality rates.

1-12-17 ~ Landowners sue Dakota Access Pipeline over threats, fraud
http://tinyurl.com/j45uq5u
A group of landowners in Morton County, North Dakota, has sued the company responsible for developing the Dakota Access Pipeline, claiming the company deceived them during negotiations for pipeline easements.

1-12-17 ~ The Oceti Sakowin Fire
http://tinyurl.com/htmyd23
The Horn is officially extinguishing the fire at the current Oceti Sakowin Camp. This news comes as camp begins preparations to move to higher ground before the oncoming spring flood.

1-12-17 ~ Backwater Bridge declared structurally sound
http://tinyurl.com/h688m6k
The governor’s office and Morton County Sheriff’s Department say they will not re-open the road until there is an “assurance no criminal activity will take place and federal law enforcement has been introduced into the protest camp to restore law and order.”

1-11-17 ~ Lawsuit accuses Dakota Access of misleading landowners
http://tinyurl.com/z6c3th2
A group of landowners claims in a U.S. District Court case that Dakota Access agents harassed, threatened and intimidated them and used fraud and misleading statements to secure a lower price in exchange for allowing the pipeline to cross their land.

1-11-17 ~ Motorist liability introduced in response to pipeline protests
http://tinyurl.com/htmxotu
“They’re not there for the protesters,” said Rep. Keith Kempenich of public roadways as a staging point. “They’re intentionally putting themselves in danger.” He said, on one occasion, about 100 cars were parked along a road in Morton County and his mother-in-law was passing through and slowed down. He said at one point an individual jumped out in front of the vehicle and was waving a sign.

1-11- 17 ~ Report: Wis. deputy assisting at ND pipeline protest drunk at helm of squad car
http://tinyurl.com/hyrg3fo
A St. Croix County (Wis.) sheriff’s deputy likely consumed at least 15 shots of vodka before getting behind the wheel of his squad car, where he was found passed out with the vehicle’s transmission in drive and his foot on the brake.

1-11-17 ~ How does fracking work, exactly?
http://tinyurl.com/jrfhw3m
Using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling to extract oil or gas from shale rock involves a number of steps. Let’s walk through a basic fracking operation for natural gas in, say, the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania:

1-10-17 ~ Colorado woman pleads not guilty to federal charges related to DAPL protest
http://tinyurl.com/z8n9oh4
Thirty-seven-year-old Red Fawn Fallis is charged with civil disorder, discharge of a firearm in connection to a felony crime of violence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

1-9-17 ~ Tribe, corps side against Dakota Access in court claim
http://tinyurl.com/hrs5knf
A lawsuit that originally pitted the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for improperly authorizing the Dakota Access Pipeline, now has both parties on the same side: They both are refuting the pipeline’s claim that it has all the necessary permission to bore under the Missouri River/Lake Oahe near the tribe’s reservation boundary.

12-9-17 ~ Morton County Officials FINALLY Being Sued For “Excessive Force” Against Standing Rock Protesters
http://tinyurl.com/j9dq45b
he National Lawyers Guild (NLG) filed a class action suit through the US District Court against Morton County, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier, and other law enforcement agencies for using excessive force against Dakota Access Pipeline protesters earlier this month.

1-8-17 ~ A Mexican Crossing Lines – Special In Depth Report
http://kpppfm.com/live-shows/a-mexican-crossing-lines-special-in-depth-report/
KPPP-LP’s in depth report on the kidnapping of Mary Trujillo by Melanie Stoneman and the framing of Kathleen Bennett by Bill Running Fisher, Melanie Stoneman, and Morton County’s involvement.

1-8-17 ~ Colin Kaepernick Donates $50,000 to Standing Rock Health Clinic
http://tinyurl.com/h636vcs
Half of the funds will pay the salaries of the doctors and nurses at the medical clinic at Standing Rock. Following San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s protest last year standing against the national anthem in the pursuit of racial justice, the football player also pledged to donate US$1,000,000 to various social justice causes over the course of 10 months.

1-8-17 ~ These Striking Images Prove the Fight for Standing Rock Is Far From Over
http://tinyurl.com/j4pl2xx
The protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline are not over. After the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the controversial pipeline in on December 4, the Standing Rock Sioux and their supporters celebrated, and thousands of protesters left the camps in North Dakota. However, there are still activists occupying the site in freezing temperatures as they wait out Dakota Access Pipeline crews who have yet to leave.

1-7-17 ~ Actor Jeff Bridges Gives Powerful Speech In Honor of Standing Rock Activists at Awards Ceremony
http://tinyurl.com/grbuu2j
At the National Board of Review Awards on Wednesday, actor Jeff Bridges accepted his best supporting actor award in honor of the activists and water protectors at Standing Rock, Vulture reported. I also want to thank all those folks at Standing Rock, and all those people supporting them. The movie deals with the consequences of looking out only for your own self-interest, what that costs not just to you, but everybody. And those folks at Standing Rock, they’re looking out not only for their own interests, but for all of our interests, making sure we live on a healthy planet. I support them, I applaud them, and I accept this award on their behalf.

1-7-17 ~ Native American Solar Energy Visionary Equips Standing Rock Protesters With Green Technology
http://tinyurl.com/hmftdat
Henry Red Cloud knelt down on the snow-packed ground at the Standing Rock Reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. He didn’t seem to mind the frigid cold as he used his bare hands to secure an outlet to a solar air heater, one of 11 he installed one December day at the Oceti Sakowin Camp to help protesters there stay warm as temperatures dipped below zero.

1-1-17 ~ Standing Rock Represents A Shift In American Consciousness
http://tinyurl.com/j44yunm
Water is sacred. Water is life. Water is freedom. Water heals. What the world has witnessed at Standing Rock is an unprecedented coming together of Tribal peoples and representatives of indigenous cultures from around the world who understand the urgency of protecting the sacredness of the water and the land.

1-1-17 ~ Stevens Point City Council Ends ’16 w/ Resolution to ‘Actively Oppose’ Dakota Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/hyafcks
NOW THERFORE IT BE RESOLVED that the Stevens Point Common Council will actively oppose the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through the sacred grounds of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation by directing its citizens to the resources necessary to be an empowered supporter of the indigenous opposition whenever possible.

1-5-17 ~ Robert Redford: Stay Inspired and Stay Peaceful on Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/gsj5h3f
I’ve been looking back on the year that was 2016, and thinking about gratitude. One of the remarkable things that happened this year about which I’m supremely grateful is the movement at Standing Rock.

1-5-17 ~ Leonard Peltier Message of Solidarity to Water Protectors
http://tinyurl.com/gwcnrxp
Greeting Sisters and Brothers: I have been asked to write a SOLIDARITY statement to everyone about the Camp of the Sacred Stones on Standing Rock. Thank you for this great honor. I must admit it is very difficult for me to even begin this statement as my eyes get so blurred from tears and my heart swells with pride, as chills run up and down my neck and back. I’m so proud of all of you young people and others there.

1-5-17 ~ JEFF BRIDGES ACCEPTS NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW AWARD IN HONOR OF STANDING ROCK WATER PROTECTORS
http://tinyurl.com/h5gaejm
Reminiscent of when Marlon Brando sent Sacheen Littlefeather (Apache) to accept the Oscar for his role in “The Godfather” at the 1973 Academy Awards, last night Jeff Bridges used his acceptance speech at the National Board of Review ceremony to thank the water protectors at Standing Rock for “looking out not only for their own interests, but for all of our interests , making sure we live on a healthy planet.”

1-5-17 ~ What comes after Standing Rock?
http://tinyurl.com/j9ezaje
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.

1-5-16 ~ BREAKING: Rogue Tribal Council Votes to Evict NoDAPL Camp, Use Donated Funds to Pay Off Debt
http://tinyurl.com/hx3jkpj
In an astonishingly abrupt move, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Council went rogue and voted to shut down the Camp of the Sacred Stones — the original encampment set up by Indigenous youth — and to apply all funds donated in support of the camps to pay off the tribe’s debts.

1-4-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council files motion to shut down Sacred Stone Camp
http://tinyurl.com/j577ghx
Today’s announcement from Allard only verifies further what many have thought of the tribal council. The decision to try and close Sacred Stone comes shortly after the tribal council’s decision to use $3.2 million of the money donated towards their debts.

Jan. 2017 ~ NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – These Are the Defiant “Water Protectors” of Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/z3dmu3u
President Trump advances Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, despite protest by hundreds of indigenous tribes

12-30-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council accused of misappropriation of donated funds
http://tinyurl.com/zjthc26
For months there have been questions regarding why the large donations to the Standing Rock Sioux were not being seen by the water protectors in Standing Rock. People who have been there for months have watched millions of dollars in donations pour in, yet they can still barely get gas.

12-30-16 ~ Native American PROPHECY Of The COLLAPSE of AMERICA Is Dead-On
http://tinyurl.com/jumo2v7
The following clips are from the Hopi Elders describing the eventual destruction and almost near eradication of nearly 80 million native Americans. His diagnosis of the terminally ill United States is so simple but cuts to the core. All morals and values have been subverted to create a nihilistic empire collapsing under it’s own corruption and ego.

12-30-16 ~ Standing Rock issues winter storm disaster declaration
http://tinyurl.com/zhuhpdf
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Friday issued a disaster declaration due to a winter storm earlier this week that caused power outages and hazardous travel.

12-30-16 ~ Out Charges Against Journalist Who Covered Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/z846o2t
Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now, was facing riot charges related to a report she filed earlier this month from a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. At a hearing Monday in Mandan, North Dakota, Judge John Grinsteiner ruled there was no probable cause to support the allegations, and he dismissed the case.

12-28-16 ~ Standing Rock – DAPL Threatens Lives of Water Protectors in Prayer
http://tinyurl.com/zrvfap9
Report on the militarized police and Dakota Access Pipeline Security attack on Water Protectors on Tues. Dec. 27, 2016. There were 15-20 with shields, 6-8 armored vehicles, a bunch of vans, a sound cannon and water cannons rolled out again, this time around Turtle Island sacred site and Heyoka Camp.

12-28-16 ~ More arrests made at Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp Tuesday
http://tinyurl.com/jfc733c
Morton County law enforcement officials say there were more arrests made at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp on Tuesday. The Morton County Public information officer is preparing a release to be sent out later today with more information on the arrests.

12-28-16 ~ Water Protectors Arrested, Shot At, During Prayer Dec. 27, 2016
http://tinyurl.com/gqq3ts7
“Earlier today: Water Protectors are in a Prayer Circle at the top of Turtle Island and are at the Constantina wire with massive police mobilization close behind! Water Cannons drove out but turned around. Police armed with less than lethal weapons. “2 pm today: Police Arrest and Violate the Religious Freedoms of 4 Peaceful Water Protectors Praying by the Mni Wiconi on a Peaceful Prayer Walk! Share Everywhere! Praying peacefully is a right all people have! Police mobilizing 5+ Humvees and massive presence!

12-28-16 ~ “Dear Native Young”: Carlos Santana’s Powerful Message for Young Lakota People
http://tinyurl.com/hu92agj
“I want to send a special message to my young Lakota relatives. The Creator has blessed me with a successful music career. But I was tested along the way; and it has been a long, hard journey to get where I am today – and life hasn’t always been easy or a piece of cake. Although our struggles can feel overwhelming, it’s important to remember that they are temporary.

12-28-16 ~ North Dakota: Four Water Protectors Arrested Opposing Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/j8or2qt
Water protectors say the four were taking part in a peaceful prayer walk and encountered police armed with a water cannon, riot gear and armored vehicles.

12-28-16 ~ Investors Delay $2 Billion Purchase of Dakota Access Pipeline Stake
http://tinyurl.com/jhspjwr
Meanwhile, the company building the Dakota Access pipeline suffered another setback this week, after a pair of major investors held off on a purchase of a $2 billion stake in the project. A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission shows Enbridge Energy Partners and Marathon Petroleum Corporation won’t meet a previous deadline of December 31 to complete a sale.

12-28-16 ~ Indigenous youth from northern Sask. walking to Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/h7uwltv
A group of eight young Indigenous men and women from Stanley Mission, Sask. passed through Regina on Tuesday as part of a 1400-kilometre journey on foot.

12-28-16 ` How President Obama Has Protected Our Sacred Land for Future Generations
http://tinyurl.com/jgkhz3a
Today, President Barack Obama has signed a proclamation to protect this land as a national monument for future generations of Navajo people and for all Americans. Thanks to his action, this land will be finally given the legal reverence and protection it deserves.

12-28-16 ~ DAPL Hero Charged With Felony Terrorizing For Saving Lives by De-escalating Deadly AR15 Standoff
http://tinyurl.com/z4tl6h8
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.

12-28-16 ~ Why I Answered the Call for Veterans to Go to Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/gr4v7a8
At Standing Rock, for the first time, I felt like I was finally serving the people. I lay among friends, huddled and cold in our sleeping bags. We listened to the lashing wind and the drums and prayer chants coming from the sacred fire, and we reflected on why we, four Iraq War veterans, were here.

12-27-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman gives Thanks to Water Protectors
http://tinyurl.com/z23lblr
Today, I want to take time to thank each and everyone of you who stood with us over the course of the past year. We face a long struggle ahead, but let that not overshadow the tremendous victory we have achieved here. I want to take today to recognize that this would not have happened without you.

12-27-16 ~ MEDIA BLACKOUT! The DAPL Protests Are STILL Going Strong Because the Pipeline Is Still Being ILLEGALLY Built
http://tinyurl.com/gpra5os
Water protesters celebrated Christmas as the fight against the pipeline continues into 2017. Despite Christmas day bringing harsh winter conditions, Dakota Acess pipeline protestors have continued their fight and brought in the holidays together.

12-27-16 ~ MEDIA BLACKOUT! The DAPL Protests Are STILL Going Strong Because the Pipeline Is Still Being ILLEGALLY Built
http://tinyurl.com/gpra5os
Despite Christmas day bringing harsh winter conditions, Dakota Acess pipeline protestors have continued their fight and brought in the holidays together. December has been a particularly brutal month for protesters at the camp. Many decided to leave after an earlier blizzard left more than half a foot of snow and strong winds whipped the protest site.

12-26-16 ~ North Dakota: The Historic Blizzard of March 1966
http://tinyurl.com/hxdhjne
One of the most severe blizzards on record to impact the Northern Plains occurred 50 years ago between March 2-5 of 1966. The blizzard was particularly memorable for its long duration, as well as for its very heavy snowfall totals of 20 to 30 inches in some locations and wind gusts exceeding 70 mph at times. Snowfall totals reached as high as 38 inches, with drifts 30 to 40 feet high in some locations.

26-16 ~ Dakota 38 + 2 Wokiksuye by Matt Remle
http://tinyurl.com/hsqpf6z
On December 26th 1862, the United States Army hung 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.

12- 25-16 ~ CHRISTMAS ARRIVES FOR HUNDREDS OF HUNKERED DOWN STANDING ROCK WATER PROTECTORS
http://tinyurl.com/z4av3v6
Even though the winter solstice officially arrived at 5:44 a.m. this past Wednesday morning, it has already been a long winter for the water protectors, who have opposing the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. For most of December, water protectors have faced fierce snowstorms, coupled with the harsh prairie winds, that have brought windchill temperatures well below zero, water protectors are enjoying Christmas in the warmth of camp fires, propane heaters and generosity of thousands across Indian Country and beyond. On Christmas Eve, the Pueblo campers made dozens of luminarias to line the pathway to bring the Christmas spirit to the camp.

12-25-16 ~ North Dakota DAPL Protests Continue Despite Winter Storms
http://tinyurl.com/jtrzlps
Water protesters celebrated Christmas as the fight against the pipeline continues into 2017.
Despite Christmas day bringing harsh winter conditions, Dakota Acess pipeline protestors have continued their fight and brought in the holidays together.

12-25-16 ~ Riding to Reconciliation
http://tinyurl.com/jhuwz6d
For the 11th Year, the Dakota 38+2 Wokiksuye Ride Seeks Solace & Healing

12-25-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman gives Thanks to Water Protectors
http://tinyurl.com/z2nerns
The Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Dave Archambault II, sends a message of thanks and recognition to the water protectors involved in the fight to stop the Dakota Access pipeline.

12-24-16 ~ Christmas comes to Standing Rock: Christmas Stockings, Cold Weather Supplies and Gifts Delivered to Water Protectors At DAPL Protest Camp
http://tinyurl.com/jdn23fs
When a child in the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protest camp asked recently if Santa would be delivering presents to the children at the camp this Christmas, a Standing Rock Sioux tribal member was able to say yes, thanks to the generosity of others.

12-23-16 ~ Veterans for Standing Rock – A Photo Essay
http://tinyurl.com/jg3l4lj
On December 2, Ruth Fowler joined a convoy of approximately 4,500 veterans heading to North Dakota in response to a plea put out by Michael Wood Jr. and Wesley Clarke Jr. for fellow vets to support Standing Rock water protectors and provide frontline relief.

12-23-16 ~ Local DAPL protesters stay in N.D. for holidays
http://tinyurl.com/zmngj5w
It may be Christmas, but that is not stopping Kentwood resident Lee Sprague and hundreds of others protesters that are hunkered down in North Dakota. But despite camping in sub-zero temperatures this year, he says they’re still feeling the holiday spirit.

12-23-16 ~ DAPL Water Protectors Forge a Way Forward Against the ‘Black Snake’
http://tinyurl.com/hus69pk
Though it hasn’t ended, it has shifted drastically on several fronts, and the fate of the situation remains unpredictable. While the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe continues to fight their battle through diplomacy and legal action, President-elect Donald Trump continues to appoint climate change deniers to his cabinet, which does not bode well for any environmentalist causes. 1000s are staying and they’re here sacrificing for us because DAPL won’t stand down. They need our courage right now, not our doubt. That’s it. We help when it gets tough, we don’t run.”

12-22-16 ~ UNITED METHODISTS BRING CHRISTMAS TO STANDING ROCK
http://tinyurl.com/ju42aoe
Members of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference braved subfreezing temperatures December 15 to deliver 700 Christmas stockings to water protectors still camped near the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in North Dakota.

12-22-16 ~ Sen. Bernie Sanders: ‘We Need To Organize And Mobilize’
http://tinyurl.com/zkjgw9l
Many of those alarmed by the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump are turning to Sanders for guidance as to how to wage an effective opposition force. His main point? Organization is everything.

12-22-16 ~ Black Snake Bleeding Out: How DAPL Is Duping Investors
http://tinyurl.com/hg5728g
The Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) is yet another violent variable in the equation of environmental racism that plagues the United States, and the world—to the peril of Indigenous and low-wealth communities of color everywhere.

12-22-16 ~ INCOMING CHAIR OF SENATE COMMITTEE ON INDIAN AFFAIRS WANTS WATER PROTECTORS TO LEAVE CAMP
http://tinyurl.com/zgarlbx
The incoming chairman of the U.S. Committee on Indian Affairs, Senator John Hoeven (R – North Dakota) wants the water protectors fighting against the Dakota Access pipeline to leave the encampments.

12-22-16 ~ Sierra Club supporters close bank accounts to express opposition toward Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/z9xfx5o
While some opponents to the Dakota Access Pipeline held signs outside the First Hawaiian Bank Headquarters Thursday afternoon, others like Vicky Holt-Takamine closed their bank accounts.

12-21-16 ~ STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBAL COUNCIL RELEASES STATEMENT ON DAPL: WE ARE IN NO WAY “NEGOTIATING” WITH THE COMPANIES – NOR THE ADMINISTRATION
http://tinyurl.com/zvogb8r
The tribal council states: “we are in no way ‘negotiating’ with the companies nor the administration. we are not giving into the proposed route and never will.”

12-21-16 ~ More than 220 Scientists Say Dakota Access Pipeline Threatens Biodiversity and Clean Water
http://tinyurl.com/jzzq688
The DAPL is a proposed 30-inch diameter pipeline spanning approximately 1,150 miles to transport crude oil in the United States. In July 2016, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of Fort Yates, North Dakota filed a lawsuit against the United States Army Corps of Engineers over the approved construction of DAPL segments in North Dakota despite assessments ignoring important ecological, cultural, socioeconomic, and public health impacts on the Tribe and region.

12-21-16 ~ ‘This Is Our Ghost Dance.’ Standing Rock Sioux Will Continue Their Dakota Access Pipeline Battle
http://tinyurl.com/jfldpbv
Despite a freezing winter, hundreds of activists and Native Americans hunker down in a sustained effort to block an oil pipeline next to the Standing Rock reservation.

12-21-16 ~ Dalrymple: Mob rule, intimidation overshadow tribe’s concerns in DAPL protest
http://tinyurl.com/za5nu3e
The Dakota Access Pipeline has been marred by a steady stream of misinformation and rumor. As governor of North Dakota, I feel it’s important to share facts regarding the route, permitting and our North Dakota law enforcement’s exemplary management of protesters.

12-21-16 ~ Trudeau says First Nations ‘don’t have a veto’ over energy projects
http://tinyurl.com/juzxrfq
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in British Columbia Tuesday for the first time since approving a new $6.8 billion Trans Mountain oil pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby, said he respects the right of opponents to vigorously protest the project.

12-21-16 ~ Judge Orders #NoDAPL Defendants to Pay Their Lawyers: “You Can Get a Job and Pay These Costs Back”
http://tinyurl.com/jspm2dq
Earlier this month a state prosecutor handling some of the hundreds of criminal cases resulting from the #NoDAPL protests filed a motion stating that the state would be seeking to have the activist defendants reimburse the state for their public defenders.

12-21-16 ~ OBAMA’S PARTING SHOT MIGHT BE A PERMANENT SAVE
http://tinyurl.com/hvxaxnm
President Barack Obama announced yesterday what he called a permanent ban on new oil and gas drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans in a bold move to preserve an environmental legacy that cannot be so quickly undone by Donald Trump

12-21-16 ~ Senate Confirms First Native American Ambassador…
http://tinyurl.com/zbpbxeo
The Senate confirmed Keith Harper as ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council Tuesday, making him the first Native American to ever become a U.S. ambassador.Harper is an attorney who was one of the lawyers behind a landmark class action lawsuit brought by Native Americans against the federal government.

12-21-16 ~ Watch the Bizarre Videos That Cops Made About the North Dakota Pipeline Protesters
http://tinyurl.com/z7we8ss
At a press conference on December 8, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple complained that his state has found itself “outgunned” in countering a “social-media machine” operated by shadowy environmentalist groups in support of the anti-pipeline protests near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

12-21-16 ~ Jane Fonda Celebrates 79th Birthday Supporting Standing Rock with Lily Tomlin and Frances Fisher
http://tinyurl.com/z32s9du
Jane Fonda returned to her activist roots for her 79th birthday on Wednesday in Los Angeles when she appeared at a rally with famous friends Lily Tomlin, Frances Fisher and Catherine Keener.

12-21-16 ~ Fonda calls on Trump to back native American protest
http://tinyurl.com/zahlqwb
The actress spoke out as she closed her account at the Hollywood branch of Wells Fargo in protest at the bank’s investment in the Dakota Access Pipeline, the subject of a months-long protest by indigenous tribes.

12-20-16 ~ With phones and drones, capturing Standing Rock images the public was never supposed to see
http://tinyurl.com/guxngqo
“If you do not like what you’re seeing, please share it,” Kevin Gilbert says, narrating a video he filmed with his phone and broadcast live on Facebook. It turns out that many people didn’t like what they saw the night of November 20, when activists trying to remove a barricade near the Dakota Access Pipeline’s contested site on Highway 1806 were met with water cannons wielded by law enforcement officers.

12-20-16 ~ North Dakota Becomes First U.S. State To Legalize Use of Armed Drones by Police To Defend ILLEGAL Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/hhpvjj7
As if it isn’t bad enough that drone-driven weapons are actually a thing… now, police in North Dakota are able to use this technology to remote-control situations that they feel require weaponized force — most notably and obviously, against protesters fighting the illegal Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)

12-20-16 ~ Sage Against The Machine
http://tinyurl.com/jva7dz5
There’s a battle happening right here on U.S. soil and it’s at a place called Standing Rock. Standing Rock is a Sioux indian reservation in North Dakota. Now I’m pretty sure if you’re an American you know the story of how white people came to this country and pretty much stole land from the Native Americans.

12-20-16 ~ Inspection planned for bridge closed by protest
http://tinyurl.com/hu5eux7
A bridge that’s been closed for nearly two months because of possible damage during the Dakota Access Pipeline protest will be inspected Thursday to determine whether it needs repairs before being reopened.

12-20-16 ~ Two protesters convicted in first pipeline jury trial
http://tinyurl.com/gtole9m
The trial pertained to two men — Benjamin Schapiro, 30, of Ohio, and Steven Voliva, 62, of Washington — who were arrested Sept. 27 and accused of blocking a highway to allow a caravan of protesters to proceed. A jury convicted the men of obstructing a highway and disorderly conduct, and fined them $1,285.

12-20-16 ~ Treatment leaves mark upon our history
http://tinyurl.com/hvj3yu2
“Finally, as Austin Emineth’s recent letter exemplifies, “go home” is a coded message. It also means “we don’t want you here,” and “we don’t want to hear what you have to say.” This “go home” bigotry and xenophobia has been on vicious display in North Dakota. It signals that we do not care about being better as a people; do not care about learning from others; do not care about the thoughts, well-being, or lives of strangers.”

12-20-16 ~ How Faith Spotted Eagle became the first Native American to win an electoral vote for president
http://tinyurl.com/gsc8v44
As Faith Spotted Eagle, 68, drove to the Yankton Sioux Reservation’s offices Tuesday morning, she remembered when she was a young girl, maybe 8 years old, fishing with her father along the Missouri River in South Dakota.

12-20-16 ~ Standing Rock ‘water protectors’ dig in for the winter
http://tinyurl.com/jtzyjpo
Successive blizzards have left the camp thickly blanketed with snow. Even as winter rages over the Dakotas and temperatures plummet below freezing, members of the movement are not ready to pack it in yet. Those who have chosen to hold the ground at Oceti Sakowin have doubts that Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the DAPL, will honour the Army Corps’ decision.

12-19-16 ~ Iowa Farmers Continue Fight Against Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/jeup8at
Last week, 9 Iowa farmers and landowners fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline were in court challenging the granting of eminent domain to Energy Transfer Partners, owners of the pipeline. BOLD Iowa is supporting the landowners and opposing the project. State Director Ed Fallon says the court case has national implications and could be precedent setting.

12-19-16 ~ FAA Helps Police Suppress Reporting From Dakota Pipeline Protests
http://tinyurl.com/gmdck8c
Since large-scale protests began near Standing Rock, the FAA has instituted three no-fly zones that have banned all civilian aircraft—and therefore prevented any aerial footage for news reports—for miles around the protests. This prohibition is particularly powerful in the area near Standing Rock—a rural, widespread, and sparsely-populated area where comparable information is impossible to obtain on the ground.

12-19-16 ~ ND senator calls for remaining Dakota Access protesters to leave
http://tinyurl.com/zux8yqk
North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) is pushing tribal officials to help vacate a protest camp set up for those demonstrating against the Dakota Access pipeline.

12-18-16 ~ Seattle Divests $3,000,000,000 From Wells Fargo Over Their Funding of ILLEGAL Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/zfqkkzz
Over the past few months activists opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline have ramped up pressure on the pipeline company’s financiers, and now the city of Seattle is showing what kind of weight a large municipality can add as it looks at taking $3 billion in city business away from Wells Fargo.

12-18-16 ~ Federal Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years…
http://tinyurl.com/hzj8l8c
Even as the Dakota Access Pipeline protest in Standing Rock has galvanized Native Americans across the U.S., a bill entered in the U.S. House of Representatives by Utah Republican congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz seeks to take 100,000 acresof Ute tribal lands and hand them over to oil and mining companies.

12-17-16 ~ Spiritual: White buffalo have returned: are we considering the message?
http://tinyurl.com/jbwv8x2
I wonder if very many people know that there are three white buffalo walking the earth at this very time. They live in North Dakota. For tribal people, the very existence of these beings is an amazing occurrence. To understand why, is to connect with the spiritual foundations of our lives as tribal people.

12-16-16 ~ WPLC Calls for Morton County Prosecutor Resignation and Permission for Out-of-State Lawyers to Represent Water Protectors
http://tinyurl.com/hqxkjc9
North Dakota Supreme Court issued an order calling for public comments on a petition filed by the Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC), an initiative of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). The deadline for comments is set for 4 PM on Friday, December 30.

12-15-16 ~ OCETI SAKOWIN TRIBES HOLD MEETINGS, PROVIDE TESTIMONY ON DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE IN D.C.
http://tinyurl.com/hc22tho
The surreal meeting on Friday, December 9, 2016 in Washington, D.C. was a direct result of frontline water protectors, tribal leaders, spiritual leaders and elders, the camps at Standing Rock, and allies all across the world praying and participating in non-violent direct actions for the successful denial of the Dakota Access Pipeline easement and the repeated tribal requests for an Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”).

12-15-16 ~ It’s Not Over. Standing Rock was never just about the pipeline.
http://tinyurl.com/gmzadl3
It’s about an existential fight against the corporate interests who would sacrifice people and the planet on the altar of short-term gain.

12-15-16 ~ Sitting Bull is Alive, By Chase Iron Eyes
http://tinyurl.com/h3owlrb
Today, December 15, 2013, marks the 123rd memorial/anniversary of the murder of Chief Sitting Bull of the Hunkpapa Lakota (Great Sioux Nation). My daughter asked me about the circumstances surrounding Sitting Bull’s murder. I told her how Sitting Bull was one of our people that made the conscious decision to hold on to our ways of life when our world of +123 years ago was falling apart at its very foundations.

12-15-16 ~ Standing Rock: Water Protector Red Fawn Fallis Still in Custody
http://tinyurl.com/j7lncg5
In more news on Standing Rock, water protector Red Fawn Fallis is still in custody and had a preliminary hearing Monday on a federal charge of possession of a weapon by a felon. She originally faced charges of attempted murder of a police officer—charges that were later dropped by Morton County, reportedly for lack of evidence.

12-15-16 ~ Orlando Bloom Continues To Show Support For Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/zvvbfja
The 39-year-old actor along with Jane Fonda, Rosanna Arquette, Orlando Bloom, and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. joined Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II at the first public conversation in Los Angeles about the Dakota Access Pipeline at the DEPART Foundation.

12-15-16 ~ Prosecutor asks judge to keep environmental, treaty issues out of first protester trial
http://tinyurl.com/ztys7jy
The first pipeline protesters will go on trial Monday and the prosecutor is asking that they keep issues of tribal sovereignty, the concerns about the Dakota Access Pipeline and “any other social or political cause” out of the courtroom.

12-15-16 ~ From Standing Rock to Trans Mountain, dissent is in the pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/hdwkjcm
Melina Laboucan-Massimo, a Lubicon Cree, grew up in Alberta’s oil country. Since the age of 7, she has joined blockades and protests aimed at protecting her community’s traditional lands from resource development. “I was born into it,” she said in an interview. “It’s my inheritance.”

12-14-16 ~ Sandbranch, Texas: A Small Community Denied Water for Over 30 Years Fights Back
http://tinyurl.com/ha7rl7e
Sandbranch has never had running water in the entire 138 years of its existence, but up until the 1980s, people in the community used well water, which has now either run dry or is too contaminated to drink.

12-14-16 ~ Feds withheld key documents from Standing Rock Sioux
http://tinyurl.com/z7jvg39
One report modeled damage from potential spills; another weighed the likelihood of spills; a third compared alternative routes and discussed the environmental justice concerns raised by the project.

12-14-16 ~ Feds withheld key documents from Standing Rock Sioux
http://tinyurl.com/j2pu2st
In its consultations with the Standing Rock Sioux about the pipeline crossing underneath Lake Oahe within a half mile of the reservation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers purposefully withheld key studies that could have helped the tribe evaluate the risks. One report modeled damage from potential spills; another weighed the likelihood of spills; a third compared alternative routes and discussed the environmental justice concerns raised by the project. The revelation highlights the federal government’s perception of its limited responsibility to consult with tribes even on matters that could threaten its welfare.

12-14-16 ~ Water Protector Who Disarmed Dakota Access “Infiltrator” Put on Morton County Most Wanted List
http://tinyurl.com/zgdwhof
Brennon Nastacio: “To be on Morton County’s most wanted list sends me a message that Morton County doesn’t care about the people at camp. They would have rather let Kyle Thompson come in and shoot everybody at camp than for me to disarm him. I hope that ain’t the case, Morton County. And I hope they realize that I saved lives that day, and drop this arrest warrant that they have out for me. You know, I approached Kyle Thompson to disarm him because I was concerned about the safety of the camp.”

12-14-16 ~ Ancient One Returns to Tribes
http://tinyurl.com/jj48pgc
the Senate of the United States passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2016, also referred to as the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, clearing the way for the Ancient One, also known as the Kennewick Man, to be returned to the Tribe’s for reburial.

12-14-16 ~ After Visiting Standing Rock, Swedish Bank Puts Companies Behind DAPL on Watch
http://tinyurl.com/gpa79fl
After a visit by its representatives to Standing Rock, Swedish financial institution Nordea announced today that it will not back the Dakota Access Pipeline if it violates the demands of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

12-14-16 ~ “Staying Ahead of the Game”
http://tinyurl.com/javc4fc
ALL NATIONS CAMP – While Arctic winds and near-record snows pummel the prairies, all is not quiet on the pipeline front. The camp that drew tens of thousands of supporters from across the world, Oceti Sakowin, or the Seven Council Fires Camp, has been shut down. The sacred fire lit continuously since July has been extinguished, but a new fire has taken its place.

12-14-16 ~ U.S. Government Study FINALLY Admits Water Contamination Caused by Fracking
http://tinyurl.com/jut6mvu
The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (US EPA) recently released study of fracking impacts to water clearly refutes the fracking industry’s long-standing claim that “there has not been one single confirmed case of water contamination related to hydraulic fracturing.”

12-14-16 ~ Attorney’s Call on Morton County to Remove Illegal Blockade of Hwy 1806 To Water Protector Camp
http://tinyurl.com/6df9wo
The Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) an initiative of the National Lawyers Guild sent a letter yesterday to the Morton County Commission and Sheriff Dept. calling for the immediate removal of barriers blocking a section of Hew 1806.

12-14-16 ~ The Misuse of Power & the Rise of the Divine Masculine at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/jmcyy79
I was inspired this morning to see a video of a veteran on national news announcing that over 2,000 veterans made their way to Standing Rock to serve, protect and support the people after so much violence and human right violations.

12-14-16 ~ The City Of Seattle Plans To Removes $3 Billion From Wells Fargo In Protest To The Atrocities At Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/gvxz7s3
Turns out revolutionary acts can have a big impact not just on an individual level, but even spreading out to whole cities. It was announced yesterday in an article from Indian Country Today Media Network that the city of Seattle are attempting to cut ties with Wells Fargo bank due to their support of Energy Transfer Partners .

12-14-16 ~ Rick Perry Is on the Board of the Company Building the Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/j9wyedf
Donald Trump’s pick to run the Energy Department also happens to be the favorite politician of the company attempting to build the Dakota Access Pipeline. For the past two years, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has held a paid position on the board of directors of Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the controversial project.

12-14-16 ~ Big Muddy and the Black Snake: Environmental Racism and the Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/zmhbhpp
Lakota and Hopi indians once prophesied a black snake as the eighth of nine signs preceding the end of life. Slithering across the northern plains of America is the Dakota Access Pipeline, now 70 percent complete. The pipeline will transport hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil from the Bakken oil fields of North Dakota more than 1,100 miles to an oil tank farm in Illinois.

12-13-16 ~ Youths From Pine Ridge Reservation Vow to Stay at Standing Rock Despite Blizzards
http://tinyurl.com/gp64b54
Oglala Lakota youths from Pine Ridge Reservation were inside their tent at Standing Rock on December 7. A winter blizzard lasting for days continued to howl outside the tent walls with blowing snow and sub-zero temperatures. They have been there for weeks and were joined by veterans from Pine Ridge who went to Standing Rock last weekend, and by four others who needed shelter.

12-13-16 ~ Remembering the US soldiers who refused orders to murder Native Americans
http://tinyurl.com/j7dwzex
Every Thanksgiving weekend for the past 17 years, Arapaho and Cheyenne youth lead a 180-mile relay from the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site to Denver.
The annual Sand Creek Massacre Spiritual Healing Run opens at the site of the Sand Creek Massacre near Eads, Colorado, with a sunrise ceremony honoring some 200 Arapaho and Cheyenne people who lost their lives in the infamous massacre. This brutal assault was carried out by Colonel John Chivington on Nov. 29, 1864.

12-13-16 ~ Sask. protesters brave extreme cold on long walk to Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/je4u97k
Through freezing winds and extreme cold temperatures, a group of pipeline protesters are on a 1,400-kilometre trek from northern Saskatchewan to Standing Rock, North Dakota.

12-13-16 ~ Ancient One Returns to Tribes
http://tinyurl.com/jj48pgc
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.

12-13-16 ~ My New Favorite Christmas Song [VIDEO]
http://tinyurl.com/o4n4s2v
After many requests from family and friends, Shoshone Elder Oldhands decided it was time he recorded and posted his original Christmas song. Be careful, it is a rather catchy tune that you will be humming for days.

12-13-16 ~ Archambault, Dalrymple meet, agree barricaded bridge should be reopened
http://tinyurl.com/jlg638u
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault II and Gov. Jack Dalrymple met late Monday in an attempt to restore relations following months of conflict over the Dakota Access Pipeline: The result may be a barricaded bridge near the reservation will be inspected and possibly reopened.

12-13-16 ~ Chairman says rumor swirl of hoarding donations, selling out protest unwarranted
http://tinyurl.com/ht9o3z3
Since then, he’s been accused of selling out the protest and taking money from such unlikely people as pipeline owner Kelcy Warren and using it to buy homes in Florida and Bismarck.

1-13-17 ~ Filings: Pipeline opponents allegedly threatened officials
http://tinyurl.com/zb6au57
Police allege in court filings that opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline made threats against officers and public officials in North Dakota last year, prompting additional security for the state’s governor.

12-13-16 ~ Port: N.D. will ask #NoDAPL defendants to pay for their own lawyers, prosecutors say
http://tinyurl.com/z8b5mw7
Here’s an excerpt where Erickson argues that the #NoDAPL defendants are really being advised by activist attorneys, and are only taking state-provided indigent defense to run up costs for taxpayers.

12-12-16 ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman’s update on the Dakota Access pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/j5laaas
Following last week’s decision by the Department of the Army to not grant the easement under Lake Oahe, we are all focused on important actions that must be undertaken in the coming weeks. The announcement cited need for further examination of key issues, including treaty rights. It was suggestive of a reroute, and indicated that there will be an Environmental Impact Statement initiated to review the crossing. We look forward to this process getting underway.

12-12-16 ~ Kenny Frost – Stockpiles Supplies and the Chairman’s Deal at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/j7zw4my
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.

12-12-16 ~ North Dakota law enforcement sends angry letter to Obama administration
http://tinyurl.com/hk7x5ca
Despite our anger and frustration with federal officials in Washington DC, their local representatives, specifically U.S. Attorney Chris Myers and U.S. Marshal Paul Ward, have been tireless champions of our cause. They understand the dynamics of what is occurring within their community and have repeatedly communicated this through their chain of command, only to be met with resistance and contempt for their concerns.

12-12-16 ~ N.D. law enforcement officials ‘completely and utterly abandoned’ by federal government
http://tinyurl.com/j9yyn8a
Officials wrote a letter to President Barack Obama, describing inaction by the federal government during the protests. It was signed by sheriffs and police chiefs from across the state, including Morton County, Minot, Fargo and Wahpeton.

12-12-16 ~ Tulsi Gabbard Proves Once Again That She Is The True Alpha Female Of The Democratic Party
http://tinyurl.com/jys2vg6
While Elizabeth Warren is busy making viral Youtube videos showing herself bravely browbeating indifferent billionaire bankers who will suffer no consequences for their actions, while Hillary Clinton is frying her circuitry by weeping hydraulic fluid from her mechanical face about her “painful” election loss, while Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp is actively praising the Army Corps’ eviction notice of Dakota Access protesters, Hawaiian Representative Tulsi Gabbard is standing with Standing Rock, alongside thousands of her fellow warriors.

12-12-16 ~ Standing Rock chairman says ‘selfish’ for people to stay as some dig in
http://tinyurl.com/godgkmo
It’s was seen as a victory, but not all want to leave, despite the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calling them do so.

12-11-17 ~ 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.
http://tinyurl.com/gmvz45n
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.

12-11-17 ~ ‘We must kill the black snake’: Prophecy and prayer motivate Standing Rock movement
http://tinyurl.com/zq3qwxe
There is an ancient Lakota prophecy about a black snake that would slither across the land, desecrating the sacred sites and poisoning the water before destroying the Earth. For many Indigenous people gathered near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, that snake has a name — the Dakota Access pipeline.

12-11-16 ~ Red Warrior Camp Leaves Oceti Sakowin
http://tinyurl.com/z8rhv9p
The Red Warrior Camp has said their official goodbye to Standing Rock. In an official press release published Saturday night, the Red Warrior Camp announces they have officially departed the lands and waters of Oceti Sakowin. Red Warrior Camp was the main direct-action effort and is the reason the pipeline was halted for many days. The bold actions from the protectors of this resistance camp ended up costing Dakota Access Pipeline more out of pocket than any of the other actions.

12-11-16 ~ Mohawks Become First Tribe to Take Down a Federal Dam
http://tinyurl.com/h8up5xz
A century after the first commercial dam was built on the St. Regis River, blocking the spawning runs of salmon and sturgeon, the stream once central to the traditional culture of New York’s Mohawk Tribe is flowing freely once again.

12-11-16 ~ Exxon’s Pro-Fracking CEO Is Suing to Stop Fracking Near His Mansion
http://tinyurl.com/h9vfqzj
Fancy a side of irony with your corporate hypocrisy? Last night on MSNBC, Nation Editor-at-Large Chris Hayes profiled ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, a vocal proponent of hydraulic fracking, who is suing to prevent the construction of a water tower near his eighty-three-acre, $5 million horse ranch in Bartonville, Texas. The purpose of the tower? Storing water for fracking. Tillerson and his super-wealthy neighbors are concerned, the lawsuit states, that the fracking tower might “devalue their properties and adversely impact the rural lifestyle they sought to enjoy.”

12-11-16 ~ DONORS DUG DEEP: 19 NAVAJO FAMILIES TO GET RUNNING WATER & SOLAR POWER
http://tinyurl.com/zp3ufln
Nineteen Diné families will get running water after a non-profit organization generated around $40,000 from 350 national donations in a single day.

12-11-16 ~ US Court hands Standing Rock another victory
http://tinyurl.com/za9vkjs
Resistance won’t stop, and starting Jan. 2, dissatisfied investors will have the option of pulling out of the controversial, money-losing project.

12-10-16 ~ Standing Rock Camp 1,000 Warriors Strong, Zero Degrees
http://tinyurl.com/j76nfbm
pictorial

12-10-16 ~ Standing Rock Warriors Laugh At Being Told They “Need To Go Home” Because They “Can’t Survive The Winter”
http://tinyurl.com/jrbg7k3
With the Dakota Access Pipeline having been halted for the time being, Stand Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II said on Tuesday that with winter closing in, and calls for extreme weather conditions- for the safety of the water protectors, and best interest of the NoDAPL movement, protectors are urged to leave the camps and continue the battle from the comfort of their own homes.

12-10-16 ~ Veterans came to North Dakota to protest a pipeline. But they also found healing and forgiveness
http://tinyurl.com/zj2eb52
Inside the auditorium at a reservation casino, Wes Clark Jr. and about a dozen veterans in formation behind him faced a small group of Sioux spiritual leaders. Encircling them, hundreds of other veterans looked on.

12-10-16 ~ Cops Are FINALLY Being Sued For ILLEGALLY Spraying Standing Rock Protesters With Water In Freezing Temperatures
http://tinyurl.com/j33qd34
An Excessive Force lawsuit was filed against the Morton Country Sheriff for the gruesome events that took place during a November 20 bridge attack on Water Protectors at DAPL, but the Sheriff’s office continues to assault people claiming the Sheriff simply didn’t know that the lawsuit had been filed. Why didn’t Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier know about the lawsuit?

12-9-16 ~ Veteran Finds Forgiveness, Peace in Standing Rock Fight
http://tinyurl.com/zgj9ttf
For months, Dustin Monroe has made the 11-hour drive from his home in Missoula, Montana, to this remote part of the frozen North Dakota plains to bring supplies and support to the thousands protesting the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. The Oceti Sakowin camp has become a second home, a place that has given him a new purpose.

12-9-16 ~ I Went to Cover #StandingRock and What I Found was Eye Opening
http://tinyurl.com/jngmufa
After being frustrated with the lack of media coverage and human rights violations Standing Rock was receiving, so my friend Nathalie and I decided to go to North Dakota to get as much footage as possible to share with the world. It was a last minute decision that has changed my view of the world and where I want to take my contributions in journalism. I

12-9-16 ~ ND officials call out federal government for lack of involvement in DAPL protest
http://tinyurl.com/jt2leku
In a letter, dated Dec. 9, 12 local law enforcement leaders say that President Barack Obama has abandoned police on the ground, as well as the Bismarck-Mandan community.

12-9-16 ~ Energy Transfer Partners May Have Misled State to Secure Tax Break
http://tinyurl.com/gtbdsu8
The oil and gas company has received more than $250 million in tax breaks through the state’s biggest corporate welfare program.

12-9-16 ~ What’s next for the Dakota Access Pipeline — ND lawmakers weigh in
http://tinyurl.com/j2tqc5a
Rep. Cramer recently met with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss the pipeline and says the decision will likely be reversed. “I think we can get this handled rather quickly in a Trump administration,” Cramer said. “He can get that easement in the hands of the companies so they can start construction sometime in middle to early early mid 2017.”

12-8-16 ~ Nebraska Supplied State Troopers, Surveillance Aircraft to North Dakota Under EMAC
http://tinyurl.com/zpwlem3
Documents acquired through a series of public records requests shine light on ongoing out-of-state law enforcement assistance to the Morton County Sheriff and the state of North Dakota in their militarized police operations to protect construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Greg Wilz, Homeland Security Division Director at the North Dakota Department of Emergency Services, appears to be one of the main North Dakota officials responsible for coordinating bringing out-of-state law enforcement to Morton County under EMAC.

12-8-16 ~ Remembering Trudell by Matt Remle
http://tinyurl.com/pekgemm
On December 8th, 2015 Santee Sioux activist, artist, actor, poet, and one time national chairman for the American Indian Movement John Trudell passed on.

12-8-16 ~ Masked men tell Dakota Access protesters to go home or they’ll hurt them
http://tinyurl.com/z5daxh8
The video shows two men who have covered their faces approaching the blocked vehicle. A man with a skull mask tells the protesters to go home, using obscenities. “Us North Dakota people are going to f— you up,” the masked man yells.

12-8-16 ~ Weather affects oil pipeline spill cleanup in North Dakota
http://tinyurl.com/haj9pmy
The state Health Department says winter weather is affecting cleanup of a “significant” pipeline break that leaked crude oil into a tributary of the Little Missouri River. State environmental scientist Bill Suess (sees) says the spill was discovered Monday by a landowner near Belfield, in western North Dakota. Suess say the cause of the leak is under investigation, and the amount of the spill is unknown.

12-8-16 ~ ‘Miracles Are Happening’: Photos of the Tireless Women of Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/zpau9ay
Thanks to the efforts of Standing Rock protesters, the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline has been diverted. Photographer Celine Guiout went to Standing Rock to shoot the women who made it happen.

12-8-16 ~ Latest Update For Sophia Wilansky
http://tinyurl.com/jpsubmw
The latest from her family states she is still undergoing surgical recovery and her bandages are being changed regularly. She is doing much better now and is expected to be able to recover at home and see her dog again this week.

12-8-16 ~ Standing Rock: Protectors Demand Police End Roadblock Amid Blizzard Evacuations
http://tinyurl.com/zs6hbe9
The Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council said it has treated two people for hypothermia, and condemned the state of North Dakota for maintaining a police roadblock on Highway 1806—the main road leading in and out of the camps—that has been delaying the evacuation of patients amid the blizzard.

12-7-16 ~ North Dakota Had 292 Oil Spills In 2 Years, Only 1 Was Made Public
http://tinyurl.com/j6t7dk9
From January 2012 – September 2013, these pipeline spills were just a part of approximately 750 “oil field incidents” that took place in the state without the public’s knowledge. It’s estimated that around 4,328 barrels worth of oil were spilled in this period.

12-7-16 ~ Standing Rock chair: Pipeline off treaty lands is OK, but climate change is the bigger issue
http://tinyurl.com/hwac93k
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council Chairman Dave Archambault said Wednesday that any Dakota Access oil pipeline route that stays off treaty lands would be acceptable.

12-7-16 ~ Prairie Knights becomes shelter for DAPL protesters during blizzard
http://tinyurl.com/z4ep6co
The Pavilion Room became a storm shelter for several hundred people. The general manager says protesters and some people unable to pass through the area took shelter there. “It was an extraordinary event this past few days. It was life-threatening – that’s why we took the measures we did to make sure people were warm, that they had someplace to go,” says Everett Iron Eyes, Prairie Knights Casino and Resort General Manager.

12-6-16 ~ I’m a Journalist and I Was Stopped From Covering Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/znjakdw
I was escorted into a room and given a pen and paper. The Customs and Border Protection officer had a list of every country I had traveled to in the last five years and asked me to write down in detail what I was doing in each place. I didn’t even begin to worry until later, when I was told to hand over my phones. The officer said: “Now we just need to look into your cell phone to be sure there’s no photos of you posing next to some dead body somewhere.”

12-6-16 ~ Fargo Wants Peace, State Wants More Help, Energy Transfer Partners Will Carry On
http://tinyurl.com/gvubfs4
Energy Transfer Partners reported it didn’t care what the US Army Corps of Engineers said. The Dakota Access Pipeline will carry on.

12-6-16 ~ Because I Was Asked How White Dakotans See Natives
http://tinyurl.com/j7j64d3
I grew up among the Sioux.*** The largest city in South Dakota is called Sioux Falls. In its second-largest town, my hometown of Rapid City, we have Sioux Park, the Sioux Sanatorium hospital, and countless other appropriations of the name that originated as an insult

12-6-16 ~ Fight Not Over: Dakota Access Protests Continue After Army Corps Announces Pipeline Project Review
http://tinyurl.com/j437wy5
The day after the Obama administration announced that the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) project would be required to undergo additional review, protests against the banks that funded the project continued, with organizers nationwide saying they planned to keep up their resistance.

12-6-16 ~ Why they’re staying: A win for Standing Rock, but not a victory
http://tinyurl.com/h3w27uc
The sweet taste of victory has already begun to sour at the Oceti Sakowin camp just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

12-6-16 ~ I Stand with Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/zuomohw
I spent many nights and camping trips with friends and family down on its shoals and reading Mark Twain. Huckleberry Finn? I read the book twice. We used to jump in upriver with life-preservers on and float several miles downstream and then walk back up or be picked up and do it all over again. I canoed on its tributaries as a teenager. To me, the Missouri is the heart and soul of America.

12-6-16 ~ Fargo Wants Peace, State Wants More Help, Energy Transfer Partners Will Carry On
http://tinyurl.com/gvubfs4
Energy Transfer Partners reported it didn’t care what the US Army Corps of Engineers said. The Dakota Access Pipeline will carry on.

12-6-16 ~ While Eyes Were On Standing Rock, The Dakota Pipeline Was Being Drilled Under Another Water Source
http://tinyurl.com/grq92ym
Last Friday, while the media focused on the thousands of protestors at Standing Rock, a construction crew working on the same under-protest project finished drilling through rock under the Des Moines River in Iowa—another major source of drinking water.

12-6-16 ~ Thousands of snow geese die in Montana after landing on contaminated water
http://tinyurl.com/z66k3c6
Several thousand snow geese have died after a snowstorm forced large flocks to take refuge in the acidic, metal-laden waters of an old open pit mine in Montana.

12-6-16 ~ Veterans for Standing Rock Head Evacuation Mission
http://tinyurl.com/h44qtl2
“It’s mostly involving helping people get back on the roads … people who have slipped off the road, and getting people to Prairie King,” Iraq War veteran Johnathan Engle told VOA, referring to the casino about 15 kilometers from the Oceti Sakowin camp. Thousands of “water protectors” have been staying at the camp while they protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline, which they see as a threat to drinking water and cultural sites.

12-6-16 ~ Did prayer work in Standing Rock? Surprising evidence!
http://tinyurl.com/h2cf4j2
A mazingly, the announcement came at the midpoint of a prayer vigil intended to prompt the rerouting. In the vigil, local protesters were joined by tens of thousands who participated remotely from all parts of the globe. The mass event was organized by Unify, Uplift, and other groups, and was scheduled to last for six hours.

12-6-6 ~ Pipeline Protesters, Battered By Blizzard, Vow To Stay
http://tinyurl.com/ztboe25
At Camp Oceti Sakowin, where those protesting the nearly completed pipeline have been camped for months, people gathered in larger structures and designated heating areas. Camp leadership closed the entrance and exits to the camp for a short time, citing the dangerous road conditions.

12-6-16 ~ What does Standing Rock mean for anti-pipeline protesters in Canada?
http://tinyurl.com/jhawebx
Clayton Thomas- Muller of the Mathais Colomb Cree Nation of Manitoba on how the North Dakota protests might affect pipeline opposition north of the border.

12-5-16 ~ Locals plan to aid community, cops during protests
http://tinyurl.com/j4v32ok
Tyler Everding, founder of the DefeND BisMan Facebook group, saw the video while in the bathroom during the event at the Bismarck Moose Lodge. He grabbed two dozen people gathered there and took off toward the hotel. There, they talked to hotel employees, whom Everding said were in tears, and agreed to leave two vehicles with supporters until things calmed, in case employees wanted to be walked to their cars, escorted home or supported in other ways.

12-5-16 ~ BREAKING: Oil Company Openly States They Will Defy Army Corps Order in Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/zsfcbro
Balking at an earlier decision by the Army Corps of Engineers, Energy Transfer Partners — the company responsible for constructing the Dakota Access Pipeline — says the denial of an easement necessary to drill under the Missouri River is of no consequence for its plans to complete the project.

12-5-16 ~ EPA HITS ND FRACKING COMPANY WITH $2 MILLION FINE FOR POLLUTING RESERVATION LAND
http://tinyurl.com/gwm54ox
The fine is part of a settlement with Slawson Exploration Company, the largest oil producer in the Midwest, that will allow the company to avoid trial. The EPA found that Slawson had not installed required pollution controls 170 of its oil storage locations in North Dakota. Most of these locations were on the Fort Berthold Indian reservation in the state.

12-5-16 ~ Standing Rock activists stay in place, fearing pipeline victory was a ‘trick’
http://tinyurl.com/jl2cbas
Though the US denied a permit for the Dakota Access pipeline, many worry that the Trump administration and the pipeline company could reverse the decision Native American activists at the Standing Rock “water protector” camps vowed to remain in place the morning after the US Army Corps of Engineers denied a key permit for the Dakota Access pipeline, with many expressing concerns that the incoming Trump administration and potential legal action from the pipeline company could reverse their victory.

12-5-16 ~ Standing Rock activists stay in place, fearing pipeline victory was a ‘trick’
http://tinyurl.com/hrvdkm5
Native American activists at the Standing Rock “water protector” camps vowed to remain in place the morning after the US Army Corps of Engineers denied a key permit for the Dakota Access pipeline, with many expressing concerns that the incoming Trump administration and potential legal action from the pipeline company could reverse their victory.

12-5-16 ~ Today Is Not A Victory For Water Protectors
http://tinyurl.com/znz9apx
Headlines do not stop pipelines. Today is NOT a Victory. I want to make that crystal clear.

12-5-16 ~ Veterans at Standing Rock just announced where they’re heading next — and it’s awesome
http://tinyurl.com/zbny9bu
The veterans who just joined the indigenous protest to the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota are heading to Flint, Michigan next.

12-5-16 ~ Duluth City Council votes in support of anti-pipeline demonstrators
http://tinyurl.com/zhbw82f
By a unanimous vote Monday night, the Duluth City Council passed a resolution voicing support for demonstrators who have been working to block the construction of a petroleum pipeline under the Missouri River in North Dakota.

12-5-16 Trump advisors aim to privatize oil-rich Indian reservations
http://tinyurl.com/j22fvyy
Native American reservations cover just 2 percent of the United States, but they may contain about a fifth of the nation’s oil and gas, along with vast coal reserves. Now, a group of advisors to President-elect Donald Trump on Native American issues wants to free those resources from what they call a suffocating federal bureaucracy that holds title to 56 million acres of tribal lands, two chairmen of the coalition told Reuters in exclusive interviews.

12-5-16 ~ Trump sells his stake in Dakota Access Pipeline developer
http://tinyurl.com/h2m3ps6
Donald Trump has sold his entire stake in Energy Transfer Partners, the company overseeing construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, a Trump spokeswoman told NBC News.

12-5-16 ~ Standing Rock Victory Photos: Pictures of the Celebration
http://tinyurl.com/h73vjn3
“Something happened. Something incredible. Something beautiful. It was unintended. It was by accident. But something beautiful happened. Something that no politician has been able to do. Something that no religious leader has been able to do. Something that no diplomat or peace maker or human rights activist or group has been able to do. But in a place, a small place that before now, most people never knew existed. A place called Standing Rock. A group of Indigenous Americans came together.

12-5-16 Dakota Access Pipeline operator lashes out at decision to halt construction
http://tinyurl.com/gv4cbk9
Energy Transfer Partners plans to push ahead under Trump administration

12-5-16 ~ Police Smear Campaign Against Standing Rock Veterans Backfires
http://tinyurl.com/zvc8yu3
December 4, Morton County Sheriff’s Department held a press conference at which Sheriff Paul D. Laney made the claim, with no evidence, that self-proclaimed water protectors planned on arming the veterans assisting them at Standing Rock in order to trigger their PTSD. “An element within the protest movement wants to exploit veterans with PTSD, arm them, try to trigger their PTSD and turn them aggressive,”

12-5-16 ~ DAPL EASEMENT DENIED, BUT THE FIGHT’S NOT OVER
http://tinyurl.com/jmdqq2r
While this is clearly a victory, the battle is not “over”. A response statement from Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics said the corporations remain “fully committed to ensuring that this vital project is brought to completion and fully expect to complete construction of the pipeline without any additional rerouting in and around Lake Oahe. Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way.”

12-5-16 ~ Water Protectors Celebrate Army’s Halt of Pipeline, Brace for Trump Pushback
http://www.colorlines.com/articles/water-protectors-celebrate-armys-halt-pipeline-brace-trump-pushback
The Dakota Access Pipeline has been paused, but the incoming president will have the power to put the project back into motion.

12-5-16 ` The Historic Victory at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/zuctep7
Surely some of the protesters believed they would prevail, but among the experts—the law professors, financial analysts, and industry journalists who pride themselves on knowing the ins and outs of federal rules—almost no one expected it. The so-called experts were getting ready to shake their heads and sigh, to lament that once again a federal agency had failed to respond to a historic protest and had failed to protect the most vulnerable. And then the incredible happened.

12-4-16 ~ Watch Veterans Confront Police At Standing Rock, Demand End To Attacks On Pipeline Protesters
http://tinyurl.com/hxskmsk
Veterans at the Standing Rock Sioux protests in North Dakota bravely walked out to deliver a message of peace to the besieging police officers and security forces defending the interests of the fossil fuel corporations behind the Dakota Access Pipeline.

12-4-16 ~ Victory at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/z33mvz8
Protesters across the United States celebrated today after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would “explore alternate routes” for the Dakota Access Pipeline instead of granting an easement the pipeline. Over 2,000 U.S. military veterans had joined the thousands of protesters at the site to protect them from the authorities, and federal officials had given them until tomorrow to leave the site .

12-4-16 ~ Reprieve for Native Tribes as Army Denies Dakota Pipeline Permit
http://tinyurl.com/h2axkpt
The secretary of the Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists.

12-4-16 ~ DAPL PERMIT DENIED: Live Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio
http://tinyurl.com/jxr5fen
The dept. of the Army will not approve an easement that would allow the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe.

12-4-16 ~ Standing Rock: US denies key permit for Dakota Access pipeline, a win for tribe
http://tinyurl.com/hfbxb7a
Army Corps of Engineers will not grant the permit for the Dakota Access pipeline to drill under the Missouri river, handing a major win to environmental activists

12-4-16 ~ ‘Shoot at Us First’: Veterans Form Literal ‘Human Shield’ to Protect Standing Rock Protesters from Cops
http://tinyurl.com/h6o8fv2
A steady stream of U.S. military veterans continued to pour into the Standing Rock protest camps over the weekend, with our sources on the ground estimating nearly 5,000 vets already there, and more arriving throughout the night to take part in the “Veterans Stand for Standing Rock” movement.

12-4-16 ~ Dakota Pipeline project denied federal permits as tribal protestors win the day
http://tinyurl.com/h6d6ov6
The Army Corps in a statement Sunday said it would not allow the pipeline to be built under Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir. The corps said it would explore alternative routes for the pipeline that do not involve crossing the Missouri there.

12-4-16~ After Two Wars, Standing Rock is the First Time I Served the American People
http://tinyurl.com/johssbs
I was in Iraq when President Bush announced the “surge” in January 2007. I was in Afghanistan when President Obama announced the “surge” in December 2009. But it wasn’t until I visited Standing Rock in October 2016 when I actually served the American people. This time, instead of fighting for corporate interests, I was fighting for the people.

12-3-16 ~ Standing Rock: US Vets rescue stolen tribes’s canoes from authorities
http://tinyurl.com/jy4nsl7
One veteran told that a group of their men had engaged in an operation to rescue canoes belonging to the Sioux people after they were allegedly stolen and smashed by authorities. U.S. Army veteran Joseph Hock told: ‘Morton County Sheriff’s Department and the Dakota Access Pipeline people came in the middle of the night and stole canoes which belong to the Sioux.

12-3-16 ~ US Veterans Build Barracks for Pipeline Protesters in Frigid Weather
http://tinyurl.com/h62wosq
U.S. military veterans were building barracks Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation.

12-3-16 ~ Police in Riot Gear Welcome Native Winter Gifts
http://tinyurl.com/h2r4xz3
Sheriff’s deputies in riot gear welcomed gifts donated by Oceti Sakowin and International Indigenous Youth Council Friday when the No DAPL activists delivered boxes filled from the department’s winter donation list. “They seemed pretty caught off guard,” Amsterdam said. “They wouldn’t let us inside, even though they have asked the public to bring supplies to them. We showed compassion and humanity today and they had the opportunity to do the same, which they did not.”

12-3-16 ~ 3000 Religious Will Come to Oceti Sakowin Camp for “The Day of Prayer”
http://tinyurl.com/zwh3v2x
Between 2,000 and 3,000 members of interfaith religious groups from across the country are expected to converge in North Dakota Sunday. The representatives of United Religions Initiative, a nonprofit based in San Francisco, will take part in an Interfaith Day of Prayer at the Oceti Sakowin Camp, where members of the Standing Rock Sioux and their supporters have been trying to block a segment of the 1,200-mile Dakota Access Pipeline from threatening their land.

12-3-16 ~ Lynch sends mediators to defuse South Dakota standoff over pipeline (no wonder nothing is happening, she sent them to the wrong state)
http://tinyurl.com/zqbac9h
Lynch, on Friday called Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David Archambault II, said that she had offered community policing resources to local officials and had sent “conciliators from the Community Relations Service to North Dakota.”

12-3-16 ~ Hundreds of veterans ‘to put our bodies on the line’ in pipeline protest
http://tinyurl.com/h6cfms3
Tasheena Cloud said Saturday that she and the hundreds of other veterans who have been filing into this protest camp near the Dakota Access pipeline will remain peaceful when they put themselves between law enforcement officers and passionate demonstrators in coming days.

12-3-16~ Police consider pulling back from Backwater Bridge
http://tinyurl.com/jr7s72d
A sheriff who is leading operations for law enforcement at the protest camps in southern Morton County said at a news conference Saturday that officials are considering withdrawing from Backwater Bridge on N.D. Highway 1806.

12-3-16 ~ After Months Of Police Brutality, US Senator Finally Calls For Investigation Of DAPL Oppression
http://tinyurl.com/hujdbjq
As government intervention to date has done little to stymie the conflict surrounding the controversial Dakota Access pipeline, a Senator from New Jersey is calling for an investigation into “all credible reports of inappropriate police tactics” that have been used against pipeline protestors in North Dakota. Senator Cory Booker sent a letter to US Attorney General Loretta Lynch

12-3-16 ~ North Dakota fracking co slapped with $2.1mn fine over pollution of Native American reservation
http://tinyurl.com/z6uqfqe
Slawson Exploration Co, the largest oil producer in the Midwest, was hit with the fine for air pollution arising from 170 oil and gas wells, the majority of which were on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.

12-2-16 ~ Judge allows police to use grenades against Dakota Access Pipeline protesters
http://tinyurl.com/j47kzfk
The rejection is based on a technicality. According to Hovland, the Water Protector Legal Collective, which is representing the protesters, had failed to provide written proof that all the defendants—at least 76 law enforcement agencies from 10 states, including the North Dakota National Guard—were informed of the request.

12-2-16 ~ Donald Trump finally weighed in on the Dakota Access pipeline—and it’s not good http://tinyurl.com/hecu4qw
Trump made clear that despite the growing chorus of opposition to the pipeline’s construction, he enthusiastically supports the controversial project, and wants to see it completed.

12-2-16 ~ Udall also wants Dakota Access Pipeline moved, denounces violence
http://tinyurl.com/goyv3az
“The violence at the protest site has continued, with law enforcement and private security forces using inexcusable means against peaceful demonstrators, including rubber bullets, attack dogs and even water cannons in sub-freezing temperatures.”

12-2-16 ~ Cuba-Trained Doctors Head to Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/hrzg6vk
A delegation of doctors trained at the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba announced they will head to Standing Rock to “serve in solidarity.”

12-2-16 ~ LAWSUITS FOR INJURIES — FILED! MERCENARIES FOR HIRE — REVEALED!
http://tinyurl.com/zlc9425
“A multi-state coalition of police led by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department inflicted hours of punishing violence against peaceful Standing Rock water protectors — leaving hundreds injured and traumatized — so a coalition of lawyers has now filed a class-action, excessive force lawsuit.”

12-2-16 ~ International Indigenous Youth Council gives peace offering to law enforcement
http://tinyurl.com/grhqfhh
Several weeks ago, law enforcement dealing with DAPL protests sent out a list of goods they could use if the community would like to donate them. The International Indigenous Youth Council saw that list and decided to use it as an opportunity for de-escalation. Lead by the council, demonstrators dropped off Gatorade, water, batteries, breakfast bars and more.

12-2-16 ~ KC Doctor Heals People at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/hu4z5dg
A doctor from St. Joseph left his practice in Kansas City to help those injured at the North Dakota Access Pipeline protests.

12-2-16 ~ Navajo Veterans Prevented from Chartering Plane, Will Travel by Bus to Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/hryajk9
Dine’ Warriors for Standing Rock Update: well, my dear peeps this will be the Chei (grandpa) of all major updates. This report will be a bit long so don’t be in a hurry and don’t make any conclusion until you’ve read this through. I’m gonna’ give you the low-down. As of noon yesterday we were ready to fly first-class, by 3:00 that came crashing down. My contact from the Veterans Stand for Standing Rock group called and said the plane deal fell through. What happened is the plane charter company had initially quoted $50,000 for the plane and apparently after they found out where they were taking our Vets and for what purpose, the price got jacked up to $160,000.

12-2-16 ~ Water Protectors Deliver Donations to Morton County Officers
http://tinyurl.com/zmaj54p
“North Dakota taxpayers have already bankrolled the Morton County Sheriff Department with approximately 10 million dollars for the suppression of peaceful water protectors. Despite this excessive financial support, Morton County officers are asking taxpayers to donate supplies.

12-2-16 ~ US military veterans join Standing Rock protests in N Dakota
http://tinyurl.com/gmagafe
Hundreds of US military veterans have joined activists in North Dakota protesting against the installation of a multi-billion dollar oil pipeline. The activists, who are demonstrating in sub-zero temperatures, have been ordered to leave the area by Monday.

12-2-16 ~ Trevor Noah Has Brilliant Suggestion for Standing Rock: Maybe This Time the White People Could Move
http://tinyurl.com/zohu239
“Native Americans were super friendly,” Noah began the segment. “They’re like, ‘Hey, I’m not actually Indian, but I don’t want to embarrass him in front of all of his ships,'” he joked, drawing on Christopher Columbus’ infamous mistake. “I’ll tell him later, what’s the worst that could happen?”

12-2-16 ~ Nurses Donate $50,000 to Aid Veterans Stand with Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/zq8pl5w
National Nurses United today announced that it is donating $50,000 to support U.S. service veterans who are assembling this weekend as peaceful, unarmed defenders for the water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota who are enduring military style police assaults for opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project.

12-2-16 ~ HAPPENING NOW: Vets Shut Down Bridge At Standing Rock To Protect Protesters (VIDEOS)
http://tinyurl.com/jjmjazs
Newly arrived veterans at the Standing Rock Sioux protest camp take part in native chants, introduce themselves to the viewers, and speak on what moved them to travel all the way to North Dakota.

12-2-16 ~ Sheriff Caught Scrubbing Facebook Page of Evidence of DAPL Civil Rights Violations after Fed Lawsuit
http://tinyurl.com/h8kwrkb
In a stunning turn of events, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, who for months has used the department’s Facebook page as a means of spouting propaganda – often posting photos accusing people of crimes without any respect for due process – took the page down for almost a week.

12-2-16 ~ Training ‘preferable, but not required’ for out of state cops in Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/hdnwmp3
According to documents obtain by The Fifth Column, the Morton County Sheriff’s department openly recruited untrained officers to supplement the forces backing the construction of the pipeline in North Dakota through the use of EMAC (Emergency Management Assistance Compact) agreements.

12-2-16 ~ “My Whole Heart Is With You Tonight”: A Letter to the Dakota Access Front Line
http://tinyurl.com/go6cruk
I write these words on what’s a cold night in my city, and a much colder night where my heart is—with my friends in Standing Rock. My writing, which typically centers movements, often sways between news and analysis.

12-2-16 ~ Thousands expected at Standing Rock interfaith event Sunday
http://tinyurl.com/ztmd6wf
Beetween 2,000 and 3,000 members of interfaith religious groups from across the country are expected to converge in North Dakota Sunday at the site where protesters are trying to stop a pipeline that they say will threaten water resources and Native American sacred sites.

12-2-16 ~ Women Walk & Hold Space
http://tinyurl.com/z5elz9z
On Sunday Nov 27, I woke up before the dawn to join the ceremony at the sacred fire (this happens everyday) then I went with a large number of us down to the river to join in a water ceremony. We gave our prayers to the water. Men held space for women and then women for men.

12-2-16 ~ US Civil Rights Commission Will Observe Standing Rock Standoff
http://tinyurl.com/hze59w8
“This is to me the closest thing to what we’ve done since the time that we would go down in the 1960s to the Jim Crow South,” the chairman of the US Commission on Civil Rights said.

12-2-16 ~ Representatives of the Veterans Delegation meet law enforcement, DAPL Security, National Guard and the Veterans Association on Backwater Bridge
http://tinyurl.com/jun3yah
Wesley, Kandi, and Brenda walked together across the bridge to have a discussion with representatives on the other side. The purpose of the discussion was to clarify that the delegation of more than 2,000 veterans comes in peace and will remain nonviolent and in prayer during their visit to Standing Rock.

12-1-16 ~ What I Found in Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/j8v2bvy
Near the edge of the Standing Rock camp in North Dakota, about 50 yards from a tributary of the Missouri River, there’s a basketball hoop. It’s one of those worn-out outdoor hoops that leans forward a little bit, almost as if the wind had bent it.

12-1-16 ~ North Dakota sheriff scrubs Facebook of incriminating #NoDAPL information
http://tinyurl.com/zg9onzr
For months, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier has used Facebook as a means to taunt the #NoDAPL movement, often accusing people of committing crimes without respecting their due process rights.

12-1-16 ~ Native Legend Describes Where Our Soul Goes When We Dream
http://tinyurl.com/jr5vvtp
One of the eternal questions we all ask ourselves is where does the soul go when we dream? Does it come with us into the dream world or stays behind in our body while our mind roams through the dreamland?

12-1-16 ~ Jane Fonda: Standing Rock Is Greed Vs. Humanity’s Future
http://tinyurl.com/jnlbydf
We must rapidly cure ourselves of this disease or it will take us all down

12-1-16 ~ Veterans leave PDX to join Standing Rock protesters
http://tinyurl.com/gluhzwy
Two veterans left from Northeast Portland on Thursday morning hoping to peacefully support tribal efforts and keep the pipeline from running through sacred Native American ground.

12-1-16 ~ Contractor Tied to Blackwater Mercenary Group Leads DAPL Protest Surveillance
http://tinyurl.com/zqzc39h
The security firm responsible for operations in Standing Rock. “Tiger Swan”, was actually in charge of coordinating the intelligence operations against the protesters Morton County Sheriff documents “inadvertently revealed” Tiger Swan’s responsibility.

12-1-16 ~ CJFE CONDEMNS SEARCH AND SEIZURE OF JOURNALIST’S DEVICES BY U.S. BORDER PATROL
http://tinyurl.com/h4vcwep
CJFE is deeply concerned by the October 1, 2016, seizure of electronic devices owned by journalist Edward Ou. Mr. Ou is an award-winning Canadian photojournalist who has spent years reporting from the frontlines of social movements. In early October, Mr. Ou sought entry to the United States via the Vancouver Airport and was on his way to cover protests at Standing Rock, North Dakota, on behalf of Canada’s national broadcaster, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

12-1-16 ~ Dem Senator Calls On Barack Obama To Defend Standing Rock Protesters
http://tinyurl.com/hobhwbn
The letter comes nearly three months after the Obama administration paused construction on the controversial pipeline over water safety concerns that the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes raised.

12-1-16 ~ Van Jones on ‘Chelsea’: Standing Rock Is the New Selma
http://tinyurl.com/hh4nynz
If there is one news story that his suffered the most amidst America’s Trump obsession, it is the protests that have been raging for months at the Standing Rock Native American Reservation over the Dakota Access Pipeline. “Nobody’s talking about this”

12-1-16 ~ Pipeline protesters bear the cold despite governor’s orders
http://tinyurl.com/z2mzbfh
Misty Jackson was building a wigwam at the main Oceti Sakowin protest camp on Thursday afternoon, despite orders from the governor and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clear the area. An Ojibwe woman from Wisconsin, Jackson recently quit her job at her reservation’s casino to join the Dakota Access Pipeline protest full-time. She is one of thousands who have gathered to express concern the pipeline will contaminate the Missouri River and disturb sacred sites.

12-1-16 ~ Signs Of A Creepy Government Conspiracy At Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/z74sjo3
That vague title leaves a lot open to interpretation. And if the internet has taught us anything, it’s that interpretation is not the average person’s strong suit … or even their medium suit, for that matter. “Clash” suggests an equal meeting of force, and that’s really not the case when one side has military hardware and the backing of a multi-billion-dollar corporation.

12-1-16 ~ North Dakota pipeline protest garners support from U.S. veterans
http://tinyurl.com/zj8hcr2
‘I bled in Iraq and you’re going to threaten to shoot me on a bridge in North Dakota?’ American veteran Matthew Crane has been to Iraq and Kuwait, and has led disaster relief teams in the U.S. Now he says he’s found a new mission at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in North Dakota, supporting those opposing the Dakota Access pipeline.

12-1-16 ~ 3 Reasons The Revolution Will Accelerate This Weekend
http://tinyurl.com/hngbkfy
This coming weekend of December 3rd and 4th, 2016 is likely to mark a massive shifting point for our world. While the sea change has been in motion for quite some time, this weekend is likely to produce more visible signs that humanity’s servitude to masters of control and deception is swiftly coming to an end.

12-1-16 ~ North Dakota Veterans oppose veteran involvement in Standing Rock protests
http://tinyurl.com/hp7dh9f
The North Dakota group says they’re not taking a side on the pipeline issue, but they are upset with what they consider illegal, unlawful and unbecoming conduct that has been on-going at the site.

12-1-16 ~ Protesters from Colorado ready to join those at North Dakota pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/h5lrqof
The frigid North Dakota cold hasn’t stopped thousands of protesters from camping outside, trying to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. And they’re about to get a boost from more people. Some from Colorado intend to join the protest. So do hundreds of veterans.

12-1-16 ~ U.S. veterans arriving at pipeline protest camp in North Dakota
http://tinyurl.com/hkztf9r
U.S. military veterans were arriving on Thursday at a camp to join thousands of activists braving snow and freezing temperatures to protest a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota.

12-1-16 ~ U.S. Congresswoman & Military Vet to Join the Resistance With Fellow Veterans at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/jyb3dcc
In a show of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux, U.S. Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, a Hawaii Democrat who served two tours of duty in the Middle East, and who continues to serve as a Major in the Army National Guard, announced that she will be joining thousands of veterans coming from across the country to protest the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) near the Standing Rock Reservation.

12-1-16 ~ 2,000 veterans to give protesters a break at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/zdjd8yv
Helping DAPL protesters could get you a $1,000 fine

12-1-16 ~ Tulsi Gabbard just took the floor of Congress to demand Obama protect Standing Rock (VIDEO)
http://tinyurl.com/zpc4ufv
In a sternly worded 5-minute speech, Rep. Gabbard outlined the multiple dangers surrounding the pipeline, which has been challenged by hundreds of indigenous tribes this year who say stopping the pipeline is essential for the protection of their drinking water and natural resources.

12-1-16 ~ Matt McGorry Says Police Jammed His Phone So He Can’t Document Standing Rock Protests
http://tinyurl.com/hgv4l95
Orange Is the New Black and How to Get Away With Murder star Matt McGorry has become known as more than an actor since his rise to fame. He’s also an activist who fights for issues from Black Lives Matter to women’s and trans rights, and with an Instagram following of nearly two million, his voice is heard widely.

12-1-16 ~ Ace Hardware statement on North Dakota protest and product sales
http://tinyurl.com/hkzgny8
In an effort to clear any misunderstanding and/or misinformation, Ace Hardware can now confirm that there is no ban on the sale of products at our locally-owned Ace stores; customers should feel free to check with their local store for inventory availability.

12-1-16 ~ Help to the troops in nasty winter weather
http://tinyurl.com/hsqrzwj
These guys helped pull this bus of troops out of the snow in Bismarck early Tuesday morning.

12-1-16 ~ Your Call: Native Americans at Standing Rock say they’re staying
http://tinyurl.com/hll4jrq
On the December 1st edition of Your Call, what rights do Native Americans and their allies at Standing Rock have to remain where they are?

12-1-16 ~ Dakota Access Pipeline: The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement
http://tinyurl.com/zqzehes
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by majority vote, issued an official statement regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline. As we commemorate Native American Heritage Month, the recent protests against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline have highlighted the intersection of numerous issues the Commission has investigated recently, including the excessive use of force by police, the civil and sovereign rights of Native Americans, and environmental justice.

12-1-16 ~ Mohawks block trains carrying oil from passing through Kahnawake
http://tinyurl.com/z2tqo8s
A group of Mohawks from Kahnawake is preventing freight trains carrying oil or other dangerous materials from passing through the territory on a Canadian Pacific Railway line for 24 hours.

12-1-16 ~ How North Dakota police used Facebook to issue warrants for #NoDAPL water protectors
http://tinyurl.com/zjvyh5c
North Dakota authorities used Facebook posts and video to issue arrest warrants for three men to face charges in connection with a confrontation between anti-Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) demonstrators and an armed security contractor working for the pipeline company.

12-1-16 ~ Federal judge denies restraining order filed by DAPL protesters against ND law enforcement
http://tinyurl.com/j9z9tkv
Federal Judge Daniel Hovland rejected the request saying that the National Lawyers Guild did not follow rule 65 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which requires that efforts were made to give notice of legal action to the defendant or give reason why a notice should not be required.
http://tinyurl.com/j5l6t6h

12-1-16 ! Cornel West: I Am Heading to Standing Rock to Show Solidarity with Historic Indigenous Uprising
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President Obama, he specializes in symbolic gestures because he gives pretty speeches. He’s very brilliant, he’s very charismatic. But, when, in terms of — when in comes time to implement and execute on the ground, often times he’s — there’s a deficit there. We’ll see whether he comes through.

12-1-16 ~ Major Victory! One of the Largest Banks Funding DAPL Just Pulled Its Assets from the Project
http://tinyurl.com/hq6rnpb
DNB warned it might withdraw funding for construction of the contentious pipeline if concerns raised by the Standing Rock Sioux were not addressed promptly.

11-30-16 ~ ‘We opened eyes’: at Standing Rock, my fellow Native Americans make history
http://tinyurl.com/zmtb74c
As an Indigenous American, there was never any question of whether I should travel to Standing Rock or not. I needed to witness firsthand what was happening there, and wanted to offer solidarity to those fighting for the right of tribes to exercise agency over their own futures.

11-30-16 ~ STANDING ROCK’S INVISIBLE ENEMY
http://tinyurl.com/jbmvwz2
The difficulties spring partly from the area’s remoteness and the rugged terrain, but more-so now from what can only be psychological-driven digital attacks. Sudden signal loss, computer files disappearing, fried fiber optic cables, sudden battery deaths from a near full charge, are common. At least one person’s PayPal account was emptied of all monies, according to activists.

11-30-16 ~ 2,000 Veterans To Form ‘Human Shields’ To Protect Standing Rock Protesters
http://tinyurl.com/z9kvszb
More than 2,000 veterans have agreed to act as “human shields” to protect protesters from December 4 to 7, according to a Facebook event. They launched the effort, called Veterans Stand for Standing Rock on Tuesday and after months of protesters clashing with the police over the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.

11-30-16 ~ Audio: Tribe objected to pipeline nearly 2 years before lawsuit
http://tinyurl.com/jp4uqr4
Audio released by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe from a September 2014 meeting with Dakota Access Pipeline representatives contradicts recent claims made by a pipeline company executive.

11-30-16 ~ These #NoDAPL activists are taking police to court over violent crackdowns at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/go2q2xy
This week, lawyers filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of eight Standing Rock protesters who claim they were subjected to excessive force during a police action on the night of November 20. The suit, which lists Morton County, ND, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, and the city of Mandan among the defendants, alleges law enforcement “unleashed a violent, unjustified, and unprovoked physical attack on Plaintiffs and others, without warning or opportunity to disperse.”

11-30-16 ~ Sacramento City Council Puts Standing Rock Resolution on Dec. 6 Consent Calendar
http://tinyurl.com/zgsmw2h
In a surprisingly quick action, the Sacramento City Council on Tuesday night voted to put a resolution in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline on the consent calendar for the next council meeting on December 6 starting at 6 pm.

11-30-16 ~ Seattle’s contribution to Standing Rock: A new twist on the teepee
http://tinyurl.com/jpcoz5w
Paul Cheyok’ten Wagner, a Native American from the Coast Salish tribe, is the inventor of what has been coined the “tarpee,” a low budget contemporary teepee made from heavy duty polyethylene tarp and 16-foot-long two-by-four poles.

11-30-16~ Vancouver Rallies Against Kinder Morgan Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/hk2y8da
Justin Trudeau’s decision to approve the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in Canada will result in protests and protection of the water in the same vein as the resistance happening at Standing Rock. Video report

11-30-16 ~ Dalrymple’s Staff Asks for Meeting with Tribal Council
http://tinyurl.com/zn5y8c4
Members of Dalrymple’s staff began today contacting Standing Rock Tribal Council members in an effort to schedule a meeting. He says it’s part of an effort to find a peaceful resolution to the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline issue and to rebuild strong, long-term relationships between the state and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

11-30-16 ~ 30 Years of Oil and Gas Pipeline Accidents, Mapped
http://tinyurl.com/jroyzlp
The sheer number of incidents involving America’s fossil fuel infrastructure suggests environmental concerns should go beyond Standing Rock.

11-30-16 ~ Al Gore: Dakota Access Pipeline is an “Absolute Atrocity”
http://tinyurl.com/hlmw425
In Washington, D.C., former Vice President Al Gore has spoken out against another pipeline, the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, while speaking at The New York Times Global Leaders’ Collective conference.

11-30-16 ~ Justice Department Must Investigate Policing of Standing Rock Demonstrations
http://tinyurl.com/z7j3ehp
Based on information gathered by four Amnesty International USA human rights observer delegations and reports from the area, AIUSA has formally requested an investigation by the Department of Justice into the policing of the Dakota Access Pipeline demonstrations.

11-30-16 ~ Dakota Access pipeline protester: Governor “has no authority here”
http://tinyurl.com/zeug8mr
“The governor is saying this is a dangerous way to live in these conditions. He sure didn’t care when it was the same temperature as it is outside when he was fire hosing our people.” Braun said. “He didn’t care about it then, so why is he caring about it now?”

11-30-16 ~ Feds Approve NEXUS Pipeline, Which Will Run Through Northeast Ohio
http://tinyurl.com/h79yw23
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today approved the NEXUS pipeline project and its environment impact on Ohio communities. (The pipeline will also travel through Michigan to Canada; it was approved in its entirety.)

11-30-16 ~ U.S. veterans to form human shield at Dakota pipeline protest
http://tinyurl.com/h3mj36y
North Dakota law enforcement backed away from a previous plan to cut off supplies to the camp – an idea quickly abandoned after an outcry and with law enforcement’s treatment of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters increasingly under the microscope.

11-30-16 ~ Morton Co. Sheriff responds to class action lawsuit filed against agency over DAPL protests
http://tinyurl.com/zen9r2a
Several law enforcement agencies responding to Dakota Access Pipeline protests are being sued by some demonstrators for using excessive force during an incident earlier this month.

11-30-16 ~ Standing Rock Protester Shot in Face With Tear Gas Canister May Go Blind
http://tinyurl.com/jjw6mhk
Police at Standing Rock said it was too dangerous to move burned-out vehicles from a bridge there on Nov. 20, leaving it to protesters like Vanessa Dundon to get rid of the wrecks so emergency vehicles could get through in the case anyone needed medical treatment.

11-30-16 ~ Navajo Veterans Leave For Stanfing Rock on Dec. 2, 2016
http://tinyurl.com/gulg3yg
Dine Warrior for Standing Rock!

11-30-16 ~ North Dakota courts strained by pipeline protest arrests
http://tinyurl.com/h63pjwy
The hundreds of arrests (575) during the months of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota have created an unprecedented burden for the state’s court system, which faces huge cost overruns and doesn’t have enough judges, lawyers and clerks to handle the workload.

11-30-16 ~ Girl Has Perfect Response To Offensive Assignment To ‘Dress Like An Indian’
http://tinyurl.com/zj5qm85
When Tremeka Greenhouse first saw the school assignment for her daughter Nyemah to “dress like an Indian,” she was planning to skip doing it. But 5-year-old Nyemah didn’t want to get in trouble with her teacher, so they came up with a compromise to fulfill the requirements of the culturally appropriative assignment.

11-30-16 ~ When an elder requests you do something; you do it
http://tinyurl.com/zzonye5
I n the respectful ways of the Sioux culture, when an elder requests you to do something, you do it. This shows your respect for their wisdom and compassion. This editorial is from a request by elders from both Standing Rock and Pine Ridge Reservations regarding the camp at Cannonball.

11-30-16 ~ Our ‘National Disgrace’: The Crime at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/zhbxc58
Native American men and women have defended the United States during wartime in greater percentages than any other demographic. And even though they were not allowed to be citizens until 1924, their intense patriotism has shone like a beacon. Once again, through their determination to protect the waters and lands of this country, they are showing us what true patriotism looks like.

11-30-16 ~ Iraq War Veteran’s New Battle Is Fighting Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/gpukw75
A Marine wounded in combat in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004 has found new purpose as a self-proclaimed peaceful warrior fighting against a 1,172-mile pipeline that protesters fear threatens the water source of Native Americans in North Dakota.

9-29-16 ~ Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Donates $250,000 to Standing Rock Legal Fund
http://tinyurl.com/z5lgmky
“We support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s effort to ensure the United States Army Corps of Engineers, or any other agency or department of the United States, strictly adheres to federal environmental review and tribal consultation requirements prior to authorizing any projects that may damage the environment or any sites that are of historic, religious, and cultural significance to any Indian tribe,” said Agua Caliente Chairman Jeff L. Grubbe.

11-29-16 ~ Psychological and Cyber Warfare at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/j8h5dqf
People have reported having their phones misbehaving in odd ways. Sterling has personally heard from hundreds of people about their cell phones acting odd. Batteries dying without warning are the most common reports. But there are creepier incidence, like FaceTime turning on by itself, voice recorders activating, apps malfunctioning, browsers seizing, messages disappearing, and strange noises during calls. My iPhone reset itself as if brand new from the box in my first week at Standing Rock.

11-29-16 ~ No physical blockade of pipeline protest camp – N. Dakota officials
http://tinyurl.com/zeqdxwx
North Dakota officials on Tuesday backed away from plans to physically block supplies from reaching oil pipeline protesters at a camp near the construction site, saying they will instead use financial deterrents to prevent food and building materials from coming in.

11-29-16 ~ Women Are the Backbone of the Standing Rock Movement
http://tinyurl.com/zzt2yjg
I was sitting in a coffee shop in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the night it hit me: I had to go to Standing Rock to document all sides of the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline fight. This has happened before, a film choosing me, rather than me choosing it.

11-29-16 ~ Delivering supplies to protest camp could warrant $1,000 fine
http://tinyurl.com/zbzw5xj
Anyone delivering supplies to the main protest camp in Morton County could be subject to a $1,000 fine for violating the emergency evacuation order, but a local minister said this will not deter her church from providing support.

11-29-16 ~ North Dakota officials hope to quell pipeline protests with fines
http://tinyurl.com/zegf7kd
North Dakota officials on Tuesday moved to block supplies from reaching oil pipeline protesters at a camp near the construction site, threatening to use hefty fines to keep demonstrators from receiving such critical supplies as food, building materials and even portable bathrooms.

11-29-16 ~ Neil Young asks Obama to stop ‘violent aggression’ at Dakota pipeline protest
http://tinyurl.com/z6szpzm
Neil Young asks Obama to stop ‘violent aggression’ at Dakota pipeline protest Musician who has performed at the Standing Rock protest site asked Obama to intervene in an impassioned Facebook post before Trump becomes president
Musician who has performed at the Standing Rock protest site asked Obama to intervene in an impassioned Facebook post before Trump becomes president

11-29-16 ~ New York Times – Veterans to serve as Human Sheilds for Dakota Pipeline Protestors
http://tinyurl.com/hmeol32

11-29-16 ~ Dakota Access Pipeline protesters plan to defy evacuation order
http://tinyurl.com/zp54sxn
Thousands of people protesting an oil pipeline in North Dakota say they will defy a mandatory evacuation order. North Dakota’s governor calls winter weather conditions at camp “life threatening” and has ordered protesters to leave.

11-29-16 ~ For the First Time Since Standing Rock Began, US Senator Calls for Investigation of DAPL Oppression
http://tinyurl.com/zghefov
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is calling for the Department of Justice to ‘promptly and thoroughly’ investigate reports of brutal and abusive police tactics employed against peaceful water protectors opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

11-29-16 ~ No Plans To Enforce Evacuation Order Against North Dakota Pipeline Protesters
http://tinyurl.com/zubmdmj
Authorities say no action will be taken to enforce the North Dakota governor’s emergency evacuation order for protesters of the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline.

11-29-16 ~ Kirchmeier, Morton County sued for excessive force in protests
http://tinyurl.com/hmuez6s
The Water Protector Legal Collective filed suit Monday in U.S. District Court in Bismarck seeking an immediate injunction to prevent Kirchmeier and other agencies from using impact munitions, such as rubber bullets, lead-filled beanbags, water and sound cannons, directed energy devices, water hoses, explosive tear gas grenades and other chemical agents against the protesters.

11-29-16 ~ Sioux Indians and environmental campaigners ordered off oil protest site Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/ha5zofe
NORTH Dakota’s governor ordered the expulsion of thousands of Native American and environmental activists camped on federal property near an oil pipeline project they are trying to halt, citing hazards posed by harsh weather as a blizzard bore down on the area.

11-29-16 ~ The Coronado in Phoenix Under Attack on Facebook After Standing Rock Fundraiser
http://tinyurl.com/h7ljjos
The owners of The Coronado — a restaurant in central Phoenix — held a fundraiser the day after Thanksgiving to benefit the people protesting the Northern Access Pipeline on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. They raised an estimated $3,000 for the cause

11-29-16 ~ Morton County officials being sued for use of ‘excessive force’ against protesters
http://tinyurl.com/jcndn2b
e National Lawyers Guild (NLG) filed a class action suit through the US District Court against Morton County, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier, and other law enforcement agencies for using excessive force against Dakota Access Pipeline protesters earlier this month. The suit was filed through the U.S. District Court in Bismarck by those who were hurt on November 20th and November 21st.

11-29-16 ~ North Dakota law enforcement to block pipeline protesters’ supplies
http://tinyurl.com/zegf7kd
North Dakota law enforcement will begin to block supplies from reaching protesters at a camp near the construction site of an oil pipeline project in an effort to force demonstrators to vacate the area, officials said on Tuesday.

11-29-16 ~ KEVIN GILBERT HAS A POWERFUL MESSAGE FOR THOSE SENDING HIM DEATH THREATS
http://tinyurl.com/j5wrccs
Not everyone has warm feelings about Kevin it seems. Pro DAPL workers and locals of Bismarck, the closest major city where the pipeline is being constructed in North Dakota, have not been happy about the resistance to the pipeline’s construction. Water protectors have been peacefully and prayerfully protecting their land and water from the inevitable oil leaks that would destroy their drinking water and millions more. It is these people who have not taken liking to Kevin’s work in spreading the water protectors message.

11-29-16 ~ Psychological and Cyber Warfare at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/j8h5dqf
Connecting to the internet in Standing Rock is a difficult task. Most people have been using cellular data from a single hill, named “Facebook Hill”, in the west of camp. Unfortunately, the signal has been weak and is suspected of being interfered with by unknown parties. If there is a real need for wifi, people head to the casino 10 minutes south by car.

11-29-16 ~ Robert F. Kennedy, Jr: ‘I’ll See You at Standing Rock’
http://tinyurl.com/z69f2j2
In 1966, my father held Senate hearings to investigate violent attacks by growers against pickers in the produce fields surrounding Delano, California. A young United Farmworkers organizer, Cesar Chavez, was orchestrating peaceful protests by Filipino and Chicano farmworkers against meager pay and brutal working conditions.

11-29-16 ~ Sheriffs Across US Refusing To Send Police And Equipment To DAPL As Outrage And Costs Grow
http://tinyurl.com/grew743
In response to an increasingly furious public outcry, sheriffs from around the country have refused to send personnel and equipment to assist the Morton County Sheriff’s Department in guarding construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11-29-16 ~ More felonies against pipeline protesters dropped
http://tinyurl.com/zhqdu4r
In an order entered in the cases of 124 protesters last week, South Central District Judge Cynthia Feland said Morton County failed to show probable cause that any of the individuals conspired to endanger people or property by fire or explosion during the hours-long confrontation on Oct. 27. An identical order was first entered on Nov. 17 in the 15 cases assigned to Feland and subsequently applied to the rest of the people charged with conspiracy from that day, according to court records.

11-29-16 ~ Congressmen Demand Meeting with Obama to Discuss Human Rights Violations at NoDAPL
http://tinyurl.com/hkycc8y
“Since then, headlines of mass injuries, frigid water being sprayed at demonstrators in sub-freezing temperatures, and of rubber bullets and similar anti-riot weapons being fired at peaceful, unarmed civilians, make it clear that this situation is only getting worse. Additionally, the Army Corps of Engineers letter announcing the closure of the Oceti Sakowin camp to demonstrators represents a concerning and disappointing course of action by the federal government.”

11-29-16 ~ North Dakota officials to start blocking vital supplies to DAPL campsite
http://tinyurl.com/j6m5bkk
“They have deliveries, retailers that are delivering to them – we will turn around any of those services,” Maxine Herr, a spokeswoman from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department. Trucks with “anything that goes to sustain living there,” including food, building materials as well as propane tanks, will be turned back. Those violating the order, both individuals and businesses ferrying supplies, can be stopped, questioned and face a fine as high as $1,000. According to Emergency Services spokeswoman Cecily Fong, the measure has not been yet enforced on Tuesday and no supplies coming to the campsite have been stopped.

11-29-16 ~ AN OPEN LETTER OF SOLIDARITY AMONG INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
http://tinyurl.com/zg9gzl5
It is our right to conserve the territories, the cultures and the spirituality which have nourished the lives of the original peoples of the world. We, the undersigned, representatives of indigenous and campesino communities, non-governmental organizations, and independent academics of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, manifest our opposition to the systematic violation of indigenous human rights by the violent imposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which affects the territory, water, and culture of the Sioux Tribe at Standing Rock.

11-28-16 ~ Morton County officials being sued for use of ‘excessive force’ against protesters
http://tinyurl.com/jcndn2b
he National Lawyers Guild (NLG) filed a class action suit through the US District Court against Morton County, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier, and other law enforcement agencies for using excessive force against Dakota Access Pipeline protesters earlier this month.

11-28-16 ~ Redding Rancheria members headed to Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/h87ujuo
Around 30 members from the Redding Rancheria are on their way to Standing Rock in North Dakota to help protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11-28-16 ~ WORLD NEWS Literally Too Many Veterans Have Signed Up to Join DAPL Protests
http://tinyurl.com/hgfyvtq
Last week, the newly formed group “Veterans Stand for Standing Rock” called on veterans to nonviolently stand up to militarized law enforcement at the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Since its initial call to action, the veterans’ movement has grown exponentially.

11-28-16 ~ Cherokee Nation files breach of trust lawsuit against federal government
http://tinyurl.com/h8cy57l
The Cherokee Nation is suing the federal government in order to secure an accounting of its trust funds. This legal action is necessary because the United States government managed and controlled the Cherokee Nation’s property but never in hundreds of years provided a full accounting as the law requires.

11-28-16 ~ Sen. Reid on Standing Rock – Video
http://tinyurl.com/zsrsq44
This month is Native American heritage month. during this month, we honor the contribution of American Indians. Also, of course, Alaska natives and Hawaiians. but we don’t have to look very far, madam president, to see how Native Americans continue fighting for their heritage, and they really must fight for their heritage. pick up a newspaper, turn the news on any channel you want, and you’ll see what’s happening at the standing rock reservation in North Dakota. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is opposed to the construction of a portion of the North Dakota access pipeline that passes near their reservation where it

11-28-16 ~ INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES
http://tinyurl.com/8gl8jwt
Articles of a treaty made and concluded at Fort Laramie, in the Indian Territory, between D. D. Mitchell, superintendent of Indian affairs, and Thomas Fitzpatrick, Indian agent, commissioners specially appointed and authorized by the President of the United States, of the first part, and the chiefs, headmen, and braves of the following Indian nations, residing south of the Missouri River, east of the Rocky Mountains, and north of the lines of Texas and New Mexico, viz, the Sioux or Dahcotahs, Cheyennes, Arrapahoes, Crows. Assinaboines, Gros-Ventre Mandans, and Arrickaras, parties of the second part, on the seventeenth day of September, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and fifty-one.

11-28-16 ~ Collection of Kevin Gilbertt’s livestream from Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/z9buaeb
Kevin Gilbert’s livestream shows that the water cannons in Standing Rock were not being used to put out fires

11-28-16 ~ Dalrymple Orders Emergency Evacuation To Safeguard Against Harsh Winter Conditions
http://tinyurl.com/jog9n2a
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jack Dalrymple, Governor of the State of North Dakota, order a mandatory evacuation of all persons located in areas under the proprietary jurisdiction of the United States Army Corps of Engineers. This definition of the evacuation area shall remain in effect even if the United States Army Corps of Engineers redefines or removes these prohibited areas. These persons are ordered to leave the evacuation area immediately, and are further ordered not to return to the evacuation area.

11-28-16 ~ ND Governor orders Emergency Evacuation for DAPL protesters
http://tinyurl.com/hu3rtdg
Governor Dalrymple signed the order on Monday “out of concern for the safety of those camping on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land in southern Morton County.”

11-28-16 ~ Dalrymple orders mandatory evacuation of DAPL protest camp on Army Corps land
http://tinyurl.com/juvx8d2
The order says the unpermitted camp sites are not zoned for dwellings suitable for living in winter conditions and do not provide proper sanitation infrastructure to sustain a hygienic living environment.

11-28-16 ~ The FAA banned drones from flying at the Standing Rock oil pipeline protest
http://tinyurl.com/z8f8j7s
Drone footage of clashes with police at the campsite have gone viral. This weekend the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary flight restriction over the Standing Rock oil pipeline protest in North Dakota, banning all aircraft except those flying in support of law enforcement. The FAA will make exceptions for journalists as long they get special approval beforehand.

11-28-16 ~ Water Protectors file class action suit for retaliation and excessive force against brutal police
http://tinyurl.com/jgvua8l
On November 20, 2016 Native Americans and their allies walked on to a public bridge and prayed. They bowed their heads in the frigid North Dakota dusk, lit sage and cedar, and began praying for the survival of the Missouri River, for their indigenous cultures, and for the planet and all its inhabitants.

11-28-16 ~ US Army Corps of Engineers clarifies stance on Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp
http://tinyurl.com/zaj4fdo
he US Army Corps of Engineers provided an update this afternoon on their plans to close off their land involved in the Dakota Access PIpeline Protests to the public. The Oceti Sakowin Camp, which lies just north of the Cannonball River in southern Morton County, is Corps land leased to a rancher for grazing.

11-28-16 ~ Tulsi Gabbard Set to Join “Veterans For Standing Rock”
http://tinyurl.com/jug8c99
Hawaiian Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is set to join hundreds of veterans at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest on December 4, taking a step few other notable individuals have in their fight against Oil Police.

11-28-16 ~ Sarah Palin: “Thanksgiving is for Real Americans Not Indians”
http://tinyurl.com/pujmnsy
Rudy TwoMoon ~ (2013 and is true) Further proof I’m not American. Not only do the Treaties state… The said Americans and the said (tribe) Indians…This is probably the only smart thing maggot brain has ever said. FYI, she was paid to say this…. The Interviewer was told to ask this… Just for the simple reason this will cause us to become angry… And these creatures feed on anger and hate. So let’s starve em.

11-28-16 ~ US authorities: Dakota pipeline protesters can stay
http://tinyurl.com/gocjmnj
The US Army Corps of Engineers said those protesting a North Dakota pipeline will not be forcibly removed.

11-28-16 ~ Neil Young Begs Obama To Step In And End The Violence At Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/gquel6m
Neil Young and his girlfriend, Daryl Hannah, published an open letter on Monday calling for President Barack Obama to do whatever he can to make sure authorities begin to treat the protestors at the Standing Rock Native American Reservation with decency and respect.

11-27-16 ~ YES VETS STAND WITH STANDING ROCK BECAUSE IT IS THE FIGHT FOR OUR RIGHTS!
http://tinyurl.com/gptlgk8
Veterans from all around our Nation are forming up and heading to Standing Rock to stand up for the Native Americans and all the others standing firm for the RIGHT to live your live as the way you see fit and NOT be bullied my Big Money interests that can literally BUY a BIG chunk of Government to move things their way. So watch the videos as these Vets explain how THEY see it. Always remember there are many reasons why THIS was the FIRST Amendment in the Bill of Rights.

11-27-16 ~ Brilliant New Device Lets Protesters Block Surveillance and Stingrays
http://tinyurl.com/l4mkwy2
Reports about agents using a Stingray on protesters to unconstitutionally monitor their phones are circulating widely, and now protesters have a way to fight back.

11-27-16 ~ After A Month of Conflict, Mass Media Arrives in Force at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/jswdb9n
The group included a smattering of advocacy bloggers, freelance journalists, and staff reporters with such elite publications as Vogueand The Washington Post.The day before, Wise was posting Facebook LIVE events from the encampment on behalf of The New York Times.

11-27-16 ~ WATCH: Witness Says Cops Targeted Sophia Wilansky Before Blowing Up Her Arm
http://tinyurl.com/z6mqszh
Protesters of the North Dakota Access Pipeline, along with people from around the world are outraged that Sophia Wilansky‘s arm was blown up November 20 during a confrontation with police.

11-27-16 ~ HOLDING TO SELF-EVIDENT TRUTHS Alleged ‘Non-Lethal’ weapons lead to serious injuries to Water Protectors
http://tinyurl.com/jpxhw37
“We are hereby calling for an immediate Restraining Order upon the Army Corps of Engineers, The State of North Dakota, & Dakota Access Pipeline Employees pending our upcoming lawsuit, & we are seeking immediate federal protection in this case, for the sake of our undisturbed, peaceful occupancy of the land under the 1851 Treaty.

11-27-16 ` Sheriff on Dakota Access pipeline protests: We will not “allow people to become unlawful”
http://tinyurl.com/h22psaj
Don’t look for apologies from the North Dakota sheriff leading the response to the Dakota Access oil pipeline protests, especially for the recent — and, in some circles, controversial — action against demonstrators who he believes have become increasingly aggressive.

11-27-16 ~ ‘We stand strong’: Standing Rock water protectors defy Army Corps’ threat of camp eviction (VIDEO)
http://tinyurl.com/hj3gg4s
Standing Rock activists said they would continue to stand their ground in the fight against the crude oil Dakota Access Pipeline, in defiance of a US Army Corps notice which stated that the location of a protest camp will be out of bounds from December 5.

11-27-16 ~ Uncovered Emails Raise Suspicions of Oil Company Paying Police for DAPL Crackdown
http://tinyurl.com/zh6uka2
Unicorn Riot has obtained emails from the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, which call for an investigation into the money trail enabling the militarized police crackdown at DAPL. One email from the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Department, which lends their MRAP armored vehicles for use by SWAT teams, states the following.

11-27-16 ~ Omaha District Commander provides update regarding North Dakota activities
http://tinyurl.com/zv7cnft
THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS IS SEEKING A PEACEFUL AND ORDERLY TRANSITION TO A SAFER LOCATION, AND HAS NO PLANS FOR FORCIBLE REMOVAL.

11-27-16 ~ Sheriffs Across US Refusing to Send Police and Equipment to DAPL as Outrage and Costs Grow
http://tinyurl.com/hhn9vgm
In response to an increasingly furious public outcry, sheriff’s from around the country refused to send personnel and equipment to assist the Morton County Sheriff’s Dept. in guarding the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11-27-16 ~ Standing Rock Supporters May Block Canadian Pipelines: Chief
http://tinyurl.com/zwylpv7
A Manitoba indigenous chief says there’s a desire for action — which could include blockades of Canadian pipelines and railways — in support of a protest against a North Dakota pipeline project.

11-26-16 ~ The History of Dakota Resistance, The Crimes Committed against America’s First Nations (1492-2016)
http://tinyurl.com/z6kjw9j
Why the First Nations People Regard Thanksgiving Day as a National Day of Mourning and Why Minnesota Governors Sibley and Ramsey Should Posthumously Stand Trial for Crimes Against Humanity.

11-26-16 ~ THE BLACK SNAKE (DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE DAPL) – A TLB BROADCAST
http://tinyurl.com/jhfzflu
As the world seems to spiral out of control, each one of us needs to take a trip inside ourselves, in an effort to understand our place in this Life… We need to unlearn what we have assimilated, to think and to look outside the box, and to learn to trust our inner voice.

11-26-5-16 ~ Army Corps will close anti-DAPL protest camp at Standing Rock by Dec. 5
http://tinyurl.com/jk39qrv
The US Army Corps of Engineers announced it will close the portion of federal land on which water protectors are camping in North Dakota by December 5, to protect the public amid violent confrontations between protesters and law enforcement.

11-26-16 ~ CHEYENNE RIVER SIOUX TRIBE REACTS TO U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS EVICTION NOTICE: YOUR LETTER MAKES A GRAVE & DANGEROUS MISTAKE
http://tinyurl.com/zbv5kf3
Harold FRAIZER WAS CURT IN HIS RESPONSE TO COLONEL JOHN W. HENDERSON, WHO SENT THE EVICTION LETTER. FRAIZER WRITES: “THIS DECISION, COMING ON THE HEELS OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY, IS NOT ONLY DISRESPECTFUL, BUT CONTINUES THE CYCLE OF RACISM AND OPPRESSION IMPOSED ON OUR PEOPLE AND OUR LANDS THROUGHOUT HISTORY.”

11-26-16 ~ SEN. CORY BOOKER URGES U.S. JUSTICE DEPT. TO INTERVENE AT STANDING ROCK
http://tinyurl.com/z7vaexn
Senator Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging the Justice Department to intervene and send federal monitors to Standing Rock “to ensure protesters can peacefully assemble and exercise the First Amendment rights.”

11-26-16 ~ North Dakota officials: Protesters should leave federal land
http://tinyurl.com/zjobr3y
An organizer of protests against the Dakota Access pipeline says he believes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ decision to close land to demonstrators will escalate tensions.

11-26-16 ~ Trump Takes Aim At Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/hf6k6kj
However, it has recently been in the news for much different reasons. Private security has been photographed and videotaped assaulting protesters with weapons as well as attack dogs.

11-26-16 ~ Governor calls for federal help in eviction of camped protesters
http://tinyurl.com/jfx5q6x
Dallas Goldtooth, an organizer with the Indigenous Environmental Network, urged opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, to stand strong in defending territorial treaty rights. “This is a disgusting continuation of 500 years of colonialization,” he said. “That is the state of affairs that we are in.”

11-26-16 ~ Federal officials Not Closing ALL Standing Rock Protest Camps
http://tinyurl.com/z6vjrfj
Do not let reports that Oceti Sakowin is being closed sway you or prevent you from donating, getting involved, or traveling out to Standing Rock. Oceti would be a great loss, but it is the ONLY camp on ACE land.

11-26-16 ~ Army Corps orders Dakota Access pipeline protesters out by Dec. 5
http://tinyurl.com/jqku3w5
“This decision is necessary to protect the general public from the violent confrontations between protesters and law enforcement officials that have occurred in this area, and to prevent death, illness, or serious injury to inhabitants of encampments due to the harsh North Dakota winter conditions,” Army Corps district commander Col. John Henderson said in the letter.

11-26-16 ~ Sen. Heitkamp praises Army Corps decision to remove DAPL protesters from federal land
http://tinyurl.com/jaectb8
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., called the decision to remove Dakota Access Pipeline protesters from U.S. Army Corps land needed and asked President Barack Obama to make a final decision on Missouri River easement Saturday.

11-26-16 ~ Police Departments Refuse Participation In Dakota Access Pipeline Crackdown
http://tinyurl.com/jllxcux
Widespread outrage over both the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and violent police crackdowns rages on. That outrage is spreading even to police agencies now returning from deployment to the reservation.

11-26-16 ~ At least 33 DAPL protesters arrested at Kirkwood Mall Friday
http://tinyurl.com/je92mne
Bismarck Police say officers responded shortly before 1 p.m. to a report of about 100 protesters inside the mall near Target. They say mall management instructed authorities to not allow any demonstrations in or on their property. The mall is private property.

11-26-16 ~ Sheriff Gary Schartzenburger Removed From Office At At Standing Rock DAPL Protest For Allegedly Bullying And Militant Police Actions
http://tinyurl.com/zybmy5d
North Dakota Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger was placed on interim suspension while working at the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protest on Wednesday night, pending his removal from office by the governor.

11-26-16 ~ North Dakota owes Nebraska $287,000 for troopers sent to Dakota Access oil pipeline protest
http://tinyurl.com/jyy6gp3
Sending Nebraska state troopers to the ongoing Dakota Access oil pipeline protest will cost North Dakota an estimated $287,000. The cost includes salaries, overtime, meals and travel for two sets of 11 Nebraska State Patrol troopers, along with a patrol airplane and two crew members, according to records from the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency. The two separate deployments lasted about two weeks each, with the second group returning Wednesday.

11-26-16 ~ Officials to Close Standing Rock Protest Campsite
http://tinyurl.com/zukbl7s
Citing public safety concerns, federal officials plan to close access to a campsite where demonstrators have protested the construction of a crude oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota and create a “free speech zone.”

11-26-16 ~ Mayan Elders Go to Standing Rock to Show Solidarity
http://tinyurl.com/jhz66od
In a show of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux, Maya representatives from the Mam and Ixil peoples of Guatemala came to the Oceti Sakowin Camp to sit down with the members of the Standing Rock Tribal Council to share the pain of their own experiences.

11-26-16 ~ Massive Oil Pipeline Leak Under North Dakota Farmer’s Fields Proves DAPL Pipeline Cannot Be “Safe”
http://tinyurl.com/zzurvml
orth Dakota farmer who discovered an oil spill the size of seven football fields while out harvesting wheat says that when he found it, crude was bubbling up out of the ground.

11-25-16 ~ Victory? Public outrage may force Feds to revisit approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/j44qud7

11-25-16 ~ Exclusive: Jane Fonda at Standing Rock: ‘I’ve Rarely Seen So Much Love’
http://tinyurl.com/zclfzvk
Fonda, an Academy-Award winner repeatedly recognized for her innumerable gifts, arrived at Standing Rock during the week of Thanksgiving and donated seven butchered bison for a celebratory meal hosted by actress Shailene Woodley.

11-25-16 ~ Flooded With Support, Standing Rock Vets Ramp Up Operation And Brace For Showdown
http://tinyurl.com/jc7vt4y
As donations and volunteers pour in, Veterans Stand For Standing Rock prepares for a sizeable “deployment” to halt progress on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11-25-16 ~ Army Corps evicting everyone from Standing Rock on December 5
http://tinyurl.com/hmu3vhf

11-25-16 ~ Army Corps are evicting everyone out of Oceti Sakowin Camp on December 5
http://tinyurl.com/zos39lw
In a breaking development, the Army Corps of Engineers have decided to evict everyone from the Oceti Sakowin Camp on December 5, one day after a large group of vets are set to arrive in the area.

11-25-16 ~ Statement from Chairman Archambault on Army Corps Decision
http://tinyurl.com/jqyyto3
“Today we were notified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that on Dec. 5th, they will close all lands north of the Cannonball River, which is where the Oceti Sakowin camp is located.

11-25-16 ~ Oregon Community Just Donated Tiny Homes and Solar Energy to DAPL Water Protectors
http://tinyurl.com/hjvjkaj
Donations of warm clothing, blankets, and other items to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe water protectors and their supporters have been welcomed as several encampments brace for a severe North Dakota winter on the open plains. But, perhaps most welcome among those donations, are tiny houses transported all the way from Oregon by a carpenter.

11-24-16 ~ Hundreds pour into Standing Rock ahead of Thanksgiving
http://tinyurl.com/z7l65ew
Hundreds of people continue to pour into the front-line Oceti Sakowin Camp, despite calls from the Mayor of Bismark to those opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline to return home for Thanksgiving. Marcus Lloyd (Ngāti Porou) who is at Standing Rock says the people here won’t leave, instead more vehicles are arriving in support the Standing Rock’s Sioux tribe.

11-24-16 ~ Heinrich calls on Obama to move Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/zhj78r7
On Thanksgiving, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich called on President Barack Obama to reroute the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline and condemned the response by police to protests.

11-24-16 ~ On Thanksgiving — Native Americans are Being Beaten, Gassed, & Shot in North Dakota
http://tinyurl.com/zuz5gjt
State agents chose the ironic weapon of water to devalue the lives of anyone daring to protect the water from careless corporate greed.

11-24-16 ~ Pressure mounts on Obama to end Dakota pipeline standoff
http://tinyurl.com/htyhcn4
North Dakota’s governor and congressional delegation are pressuring President Obama to pave the way for completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline, protests over which they say are taxing law enforcement and are costing millions of dollars.

11-24-16 ~ Join Standing Rock With Global Prayers on Saturday November, 26th
http://tinyurl.com/h8v6cp4
A global one-hour synchronized praying event has been arranged to enable people all over the world to silently unite in support of the demonstration against the Dakota Access Pipeline currently ongoing at Standing Rock.

11-23-16 ~ The New York Times just responded to the police violence against Standing Rock protesters
http://tinyurl.com/zao9f6l
The editorial board for the nation’s top newspaper just took a bold stand for the indigenous groups protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11-23-16 ~ From Across the Country, Gifts of Tiny Houses Arrive for Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/zmjhmne
How five large trees in remote Oregon ended up as winter housing for water protectors, including their first newborn baby.

11-23-16 ~ Standing Rock: injured protester’s father says police account is ‘bogus nonsense’
http://tinyurl.com/jub55gh
Officers claim protesters set off explosion but Sophia Wilansky’s father and on-site medical professionals say injury is ‘entirely consistent’ with grenade blast

11-23-16 ~ Veterinarian Drives 900 Miles To Help Horses Injured At Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/zptwcmt
“I just think everybody needs to help and this was the best way that I could.”

11-23-16 ~ Authorities Erect New Barrier North of Protest Camp
http://tinyurl.com/zx9nymu
Authorities have erected a new barrier on Backwater Bridge just north of the Oceti Sakowin Camp. A crane was brought in last night to place multiple concrete slabs on the bridge.

11-23-16 ~ Two Athabascan men join Standing Rock protest
http://tinyurl.com/juoyyvt
Some people participate in direct actions– peaceful protests near the path of the pipeline. Samuel Johns an Anchorage resident who is Ahtna and Gwich’in Athabascan, originally from Copper Center, said that’s where the trouble comes in.

11-23-16 ~ The New York Times just responded to the police violence against Standing Rock protesters
http://tinyurl.com/jxgm2ln
The editorial board for the nation’s top newspaper just took a bold stand for the indigenous groups protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11-23-16 ~ New York Times – Power Imbalance at the Pipeline Protest
http://tinyurl.com/jmohvqs
When injustice aligns with cruelty, and heavy weaponry is involved, the results can be shameful and bloody. Witness what happened on Sunday in North Dakota, when law enforcement officers escalated their tactics against unarmed American Indians and allies who have waged months of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

11-23-16 ~ Sheriffs Refuse to Send Troops to Standing Rock as Public Outrage and Costs Mount
http://tinyurl.com/hm74alm
North Dakota is stretched thin in its battle to protect the Dakota Access pipeline construction: Costs are nearing $15 million, and police reinforcements are diminishing.

11-23-16 ~ Buying Silence: Why So Many Democrats are Mute About Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/zobylgc
The response from the Department of Justice and Obama Administration to what has been occurring at Standing Rock has left a stain on the end of President Obama’s second presidential term. Despite visiting the Standing Rock reservation in 2014 and affirming his commitment to Native American rights, his administration has remained neutral amid reports for weeks of abuses towards the water protectors.

11-23-16 ~ New York Times – The Conflicts Along 1,176 Miles of the Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/zfsb93j
The police confronted hundreds of protesters on Monday. Nearly 300 people were treated for injuries resulting from the use of police force, according to the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council.

11-23-16 ~ Here Comes The Cavalry: Meet The Veterans Getting Ready To ‘Deploy’ To Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/h7uffwj
Veterans Continue To Serve Their Country At Standing Rock. There’s a planned deployment to Standing Rock, scheduled for December 4, but these men and women will be standing with the citizens protesting desperately to keep their lands and water clean.

11-23-16 ~ Hundreds Of Veterans “Self-Deploy” To Standing Rock To Defend Protesters
http://tinyurl.com/gve7e9c
As the government increasingly turns to appalling violence in their efforts to subdue the unshakable will of the Standing Rock Sioux, the protesters fighting to protect their sacred lands have a new ally – our veterans.

11-23-16 ~ Twenty-eight tribal leaders in Washington urge Obama stop Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/gmsxarx
Declaring their solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the tribal chairs wrote, “We support their call to deny the easement of the Dakota Access Pipeline and to reroute the pipeline away from tribal lands, waters and sacred places.”

11-23-16 ~ We’re Not Going to Go to War’: The Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Preaches Peace and Patience
http://tinyurl.com/zc5567z
I don’t think anybody really built this movement. It wasn’t me individually or the tribe. What we did was stood up for something that’s dear to us, something that’s precious—and that’s water.

11-23-16 ~ Trump dumped his stock in the Dakota Access pipeline owner over the summer
http://tinyurl.com/growocw
Trump’s share, which in a May 2015 disclosure was listed at between $500,000 and $1 million, had fallen to less than $50,000 by the time he sold it in the summer of 2016, according to a disclosure earli
er this year.

11-23-16 ~ When Sisters Traveled to Standing Rock They Found Community, and Violence
http://tinyurl.com/z8n2tl2
“Part of the issue is that we don’t want pipeline— it’s a danger to all of us as it could harm the water going under Missouri River, which is the source of water for 20,000,000 people,” Sister Ceil says. “But it’s also about the support of the sovereignty of indigenous people. We want indigenous peoples’ rights and beliefs to be respected.”

11-22-16 ~ Chairman Archambault Releases Statement on Wilanski
http://tinyurl.com/j9e9767
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault released a statement today about Wilansky. “Our deepest gratitude, thoughts and prayers are with water protector Sophia Wilansky and her family right now. She sustained severe injuries to her arm when a concussion grenade blew part of her arm away. Doctors are working to save her arm.”

11-22-16 ~ Veterans to deploy for Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/zats9kl
Wesley Clark Jr., a veteran, screenwriter and activist, created the event along with Michael Wood Jr., a retired Baltimore police officer and Marine Corps veteran who advocates for police reform.

11-22-16 ~ WE’RE MISSING 90 PERCENT OF THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE STORY
http://tinyurl.com/hs4vhbr
Over the past few months, the Dakota Access pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe that opposes this oil project went from anonymity to full blown national newscoverage. Since August, the news media has been reporting on the Native Americans who have gathered in camps in North Dakota to protect sacred land and the Missouri River, the Standing Rock tribe’s sole water source. For months, we have been informed only about the most dramatic developments, but I discovered after a visit to the Sacred Stone camp two weeks ago that public understanding of what this movement is all about is based on misrepresentations. We are missing how peaceful, respectful and solemn this struggle is.

11-22-16 ~ New York Times – Presidential Transition, Mosul, Standing Rock: Your Tuesday Briefing
http://tinyurl.com/j4uf3c8
In our latest 360 video, a lifelong resident of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation talks about his relationship to the land and the water, and his fear for their future. Law enforcement officials defended their recent use of fire hoses against protesters, despite temperatures below freezing.

11-22-16 ~ Wichitans deliver supplies to pipeline protesters in N.D.
http://tinyurl.com/gtr3v8l
A group from Wichita is headed to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota to support people protesting the construction of an oil pipeline.

11-22-16 ~ Wheeling Man to Donate Time Over Thanksgiving Weekend to Native Americans at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/zq7dntj
A Wheeling man will head toward the area to peacefully support the people he calls his friends. Matt Welsch, better known as the Vagabond Chef, is usually found creating delicious and unique meals for his patrons in the Ohio Valley.

11-22-16 ~ Confirmed: DAPL Water Protector Might Lose Arm Because of Police Grenade, Here’s How to Help Her
http://tinyurl.com/glshrqx
In an act of hubris defying logic, the Morton County Sheriff’s Department now claims Sunday night’s vicious offensive against water protectors opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline — during which two tribal elders suffered cardiac arrest, a rubber bullet struck a 13-year-old girl in the face, and a young woman carrying water to others had her arm nearly blown off — is the fault of the activists.

11-22-1 ~ Police tear gas and blast water cannons at North Dakota pipeline protesters
http://tinyurl.com/hbfq78j
Police have used tear gas and water cannons against hundreds of protesters, in the latest violent clash between law enforcement and activists over the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11-22-16 ~ Dakota Access pipeline protester ‘may lose her arm’ after police standoff
http://tinyurl.com/zmdf3rp
Sophia Wilansky, 21, was seriously injured after being hit by projectile when officers threw less-than-lethal weapons at demonstrators.

11-22-16 ~ Officials Defend Dousing Pipeline Protesters With Water in Subfreezing Weather
http://tinyurl.com/ju2r2nk
Authorities on Monday defended their decision to douse protesters with water during a skirmish in subfreezing weather near the Dakota Access oil pipeline, and organizers said at least 17 protesters were taken to the hospital — including some who were treated for hypothermia.

11-22-16 ~ Call for DOJ Observers in North Dakota as DAPL Activists Face Severe Injuries, Arrests
http://tinyurl.com/jv6w2je
“Woman hit by concussion grenade may lose her arm. Way past time for federal observers at Standing Rock.

11-22-16 ~ CNN, Mainstream TV News Continues Ignoring Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/hezfne2
A lazy mainstream media propagates false narratives based on second-hand sources.

11-22-16 ~ North Dakota Highway Patrol Doesn’t Know About Hypothermia
http://tinyurl.com/zdry7jz
The spokesman for North Dakota Highway Patrol can’t figure out why it was wrong for authorities to shoot water at Dakota Access Pipeline protesters in freezing weather.

11-22-16 ~ The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Issues Statement Regarding Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/jpfffb3
Commission Chair Martin R. Castro stated, “The issue of the pipeline is not just about the pipeline alone, but rather it is about the entire relationship between the United States and sovereign Indian Nations, their rights, traditions and religious beliefs. As we prepare our civil rights report on this relationship we call on Congress to make it a priority to address the problems in Indian country by holding its own hearings to hear from Native leaders about the unmet needs and unmet promises owed to Native Americans by the United States of America.”

11-22-16 ~ Veterans prepare to join Standing Rock protesters to stop Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/htaz7pt
Indigenous water protectors at the Dakota Access Pipeline construction site just got assistance from military veterans.

11-22-16 ~ ‘Where Evil Resides’: Veterans ‘Deploy’ To Standing Rock To Engage The Enemy — The US Government
http://tinyurl.com/z74p764
On Dec. 4, if everything goes according to plan, hundreds of veterans will muster at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. The mission: To stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11-22-16 ~ Veterans Organizing “Like a Military Unit” to Defend DAPL Protesters from Militarized Police
http://tinyurl.com/j4vj3rw
Resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is about to get a major boost. On Dec. 4, U.S. military veterans — possibly numbering in the hundreds — plan to gather “like a military unit” to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11-21-16 ~ What’s behind the Dakota pipeline protests?
http://tinyurl.com/hwyodgw
The conflict over the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota flared up again Sunday night. At least 17 protesters were taken to the hospital after authorities used tear gas, rubber bullets and water hoses to disperse a crowd of 400 people who had gathered there in subfreezing temperatures

11-21-16 ~ Leader of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Calls On Obama to Halt Pipeline After Violent Clash
http://tinyurl.com/zjn5foj
The leader of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe called on President Barack Obama to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline today, after a clash last night that protest organizers say left 17 people hospitalized and scores more injured after law enforcement unleashed water, rubber bullets and tear gas on demonstrators in below-freezing temperatures near Cannon Ball, North Dakota.

11-21-16 ~ Water Protector in Critical Condition After DAPL Police Grenade Blew Apart Her Arm
http://tinyurl.com/jr8hptu
A young water protector faces possible amputation thanks to a police concussion grenade.

11-21-16 ~ Artist creates mirrored shields for Standing Rock protesters
http://tinyurl.com/jzwx9ur
Cannupa Hanska Luger says he hopes the project will empower demonstrators and create a connection with police

11-21-16 Veterans are planning a ‘deployment’ to Standing Rock to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/gnotd8a
“Most civilians who’ve never served in a uniform are gutless worms who’ve never been in a fight in their life,” Wes Clark Jr. declares. “So if we don’t stop it, who will?”

11-21-16 ~ Water Protector in Critical Condition After DAPL Police Grenade Blew Apart Her Arm
http://tinyurl.com/jr8hptu
A young water protector faces possible amputation thanks to a police concussion grenade.

11-21-16 ~ SEN. FRANKEN URGES DEPT. OF JUSTICE TO PROTECT SAFETY, FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS OF DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE PROTESTERS
http://tinyurl.com/z7xbapw
en. Al Franken (D-Minn.) urged the Department of Justice to take action to protect the safety and First Amendment rights of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters following reports that law enforcement used high pressure fire hoses for crowd control in sub-freezing temperatures.

11-21-16 ~ Standing Rock Police Attack Protesters Again: ‘He Just Smiled and Shot Both My Kneecaps’
http://tinyurl.com/h58uojk
The ‘water defenders’ trying to stop an oil pipeline were hit with water cannons that turned to ice in the frigid temperatures as rubber bullets and tear gas flew. It didn’t stop them from coming back though.

11-21-16 ~ Dakota Pipeline: Protesters Soaked With Water in Freezing Temperatures
http://tinyurl.com/gwkkv22
Tear gas, freezing cold water and rubber bullets were used to disperse a crowd of 400 protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline in clashes late Sunday and early Monday that left more than 150 activists and one law enforcement officer injured.

11-21-16 ~ Police defend use water cannons on Dakota Access protesters in freezing weather
http://tinyurl.com/j5f7xhs
Authorities on Monday defended their decision to douse protesters with water during a skirmish in subfreezing weather near the Dakota Access oil pipeline, and organizers said at least 17 protesters were taken to the hospital — including some who were treated for hypothermia.

11-21-16 ~ Standing Rock caravan leaves from Port Townsend
http://tinyurl.com/zvsot2n
t is Standing Rock or bust for the 30 or so members of the Standing with Standing Rock Thanksgiving Caravan, which is scheduled to embark this morning from Port Townsend on a 1,350-mile journey to the site of a protest camp in North Dakota.

11-21-16 ~ UN condemns abuse of Standing Rock water protesters
http://tinyurl.com/jjn6uyp
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association Maina Kiai issued a blistering condemnation on November 15 of the militarized response to the Standing Rock water protectors’ peaceful protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11-21-16 ~ Standing Rock Protests Escalate As Police Attack Activists With Water Cannons In Freezing Weather Call for More National Guard Troops
http://tinyurl.com/habstaz
Standing Rock activists faced a new wave of assault from law enforcement agencies as officers sprayed them with paper spray, fired rubber bullets at them, and blasted them with water cannons in freezing weather.

11-21-16 ~ Standing Rock protest: hundreds clash with police over Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/jvbtxs5
Protesters opposing the controversial pipeline reported being hit with teargas, rubber bullets and percussion grenades during the standoff

11-21-16 ~ Dakota Access pipeline protesters congregate again at bridge after overnight clashes with police
http://tinyurl.com/zj6w6dt
The Latest on the protest against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters are congregating again at a shut-down bridge on a state highway near their camp in southern North Dakota where they clashed with law officers overnight.

11-21-16 ~ Resolution 16-121 Support Standing Rock Lakota Tribe and Opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/j9czbzg
PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Homer City Council this 21st day of November, 2016.

11-21-16 ~ Injustice At Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/jzfcso7
The mainstream media is missing quite a remarkable story.

11-20-16 ~ Petition asks Department of Justice to Prosecute ND’s Governor Dalrymple for Standing Rock Abuses / Tear Gas Video
http://tinyurl.com/hmmqfkd
These are the distilled comments made on this petition over less than one hour, and I have edited all of those who simply said Yes, OR YES please prosecute. You will find mine below, in which I suggest that the author of the petition write an OEN article but specifically to layout what statutes might be applicable.

11-20-16 ~ Hundreds of Water Protectors Injured as Police Fire Water Cannons In Freezing Tempertures
http://tinyurl.com/z7zasxa

11-20-16 ~ Slovenia becomes first EU nation to enshrine human right to water in their constitution
http://tinyurl.com/gol4jmh
While the United States faces a major environmental backslide under President-elect Donald Trump, a small central European nation has become the first to enshrine the right to drinking water in their constitution. The new amendment to Slovenia‘s constitution states that drinkable water is a human right. Largely to prevent the commercialization of the country’s water resources, the Slovenian parliament just voted in favor of the new law. Prime Minister Miro Cerar, in favor of the amendment, described water as “the 21st century’s liquid gold.”

11-20-16 ~ At least 167 injured by police at Standing Rock. #NoDAPL
http://tinyurl.com/zkwbszs
Tonight, I held a young man’s hands after pouring milk of magnesia into his eyes as he cried and wailed in pain after being a victim of a violent tear gas attack.

11-20-16 ~ WATER PROTECTORS FACE RUBBER BULLETS, MACE, COMPRESSION GRENADES AND WATER CANNON IN FRIGID TEMPERATURES AT STANDING ROCK
http://tinyurl.com/gmqn7ja

11-20-16 ~ CBS NY – Police, Protesters Face Off On Bridge In Dakota Access Pipeline Protest
http://tinyurl.com/zjzfgs9
Police were firing water cannons and tear gas at the protesters, and had arrested at least one person late Sunday

11-20-16 ~ Attention, Please. The Answer to Standing Rock. Again
http://tinyurl.com/j5q6b2m
Some corrupt federated and incorporated fake “county governments” have seen a way to line their pockets with money from pipeline company and oil company profits. So they cut a deal allowing these corporations to put a pipeline through.

11-20-16 ~ How to Contact the People Sending Militarized Police to Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/zxey6b9
Have a question about the militarization of policing near Dakota Access pipeline construction? Here’s who to call, starting with Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier.

11-20-16 ~ NEW LAW Now Charging ALL Protesters With Terrorism, Spread the News and SHARE THIS!!
http://tinyurl.com/j4d72b3
The United States is one of the best places to live. You have rights that are given to you from the Constitution, you have the freedom to do what you want (within reason of course), and you have the ability to live in one of the strongest nations in the world. At least it is supposed to be like that.

11-20-16 ~ Obama Blocks Gas And Oil Drilling In Arctic Ocean And Sacred Native Land
http://tinyurl.com/z7z7jbb
The move carries significant weight in the context of the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline protests. If conceived, the 1,172-mile pipeline would run underneath the Missouri River and carry crude oil from oilfields in North Dakota to Illinois. The route would go through sacred burial grounds and the main source of water of the Standing Rock Tribe.

11-25-16 ~ Exclusive: Jane Fonda at Standing Rock: ‘I’ve Rarely Seen So Much Love’
http://tinyurl.com/zclfzvk
Fonda, an Academy-Award winner repeatedly recognized for her innumerable gifts, arrived at Standing Rock during the week of Thanksgiving and donated seven butchered bison for a celebratory meal hosted by actress Shailene Woodley.

11-19-16 ~ This is What Organization Looks Like
http://tinyurl.com/zboqq7b
There are meetings all day. There is at least one meeting in Oceti Sakowin Camp about construction per day. We have dedicated teams that work diligently for countless hours to winterize this camp. We look out for each other. We gather around fires at night and share food around tables bustling with conversation, and glowing with connection. This is what hope looks like when we take it in our hands and live it—instead of wishing for it and waiting for our dreams to be accomplished for us. We work together to find strengths within this community and from the foundation of individuals’ skills, we build. Many of us are here to stay.

11-19-16 ~ New Reports From Standing Rock Detail Horrific Conditions Of Police Brutality
http://tinyurl.com/jz9spm2
A couple weeks ago one of my best students disappeared from the argumentation and advocacy class I teach at the local community college. I emailed to see if she was ok. I learned she was on her way to Standing Rock to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11-19-16 ~ Massive Diesel Spill On Native Land Goes Unreported by Mainstream Media
http://tinyurl.com/gvnpmt9
At the heart of the Heilsuk Nation in Bella Bella, British Columbia an environmental disaster of epic proportions is unfolding. The waters have been poisoned for over a month due to a spill of more than 52,850 gallons of diesel failing to be cleaned up in a timely manner.

11-19-16 ~ ACTRESS/ACTIVIST JANE FONDA WILL SERVE FOOD AT STANDING ROCK ON THANKSGIVING
http://tinyurl.com/jn9au9n
Fonda will be part of a delegation 50 people from around the country who will be visit the site of the Standing Rock action against the Dakota Access Pipeline — to serve a Wopila Feast to thank American Indian water protectors for their courage in defending Mother Earth.

11-18-16 ~ Police say Standing Rock winterized protest camps against the law – Video
http://tinyurl.com/znpqq6v
North Dakota has had a bit of an extended summer. But now that temperatures are starting to drop water protectors at protest camps in Standing Rock need to winterize. And with that, may come some legal issues.

11-18-16 ~ Police Killing of Unarmed Native American Continues To Receive Little Media Attention
http://tinyurl.com/zfdv6og
The tragic case of Corey Kanosh, 35, has received very little media attention, in spite of the growing outrageover police shootings of unarmed, innocent citizens.

11-18-16 ~ ‘Get on right side of history’: Greenpeace demand banks ditch ‘toxic’ Dakota pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/zvwp2tz
Greenpeace has implored financial institutions investing in the Dakota Access pipeline to “get on the right side of history” after the largest bank in Norway reportedly sold its assets in the crude oil project.

11-18-16 ~ These Chefs Are Preparing a Thanksgiving Feast at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/h43ggnc
With the Wopila Feast, a delegation of chefs, activists, and volunteers plan to feed 500 people at Standing Rock.

11-18-16 ~ Dakota Access is in Financial Jeopardy by Sacred Stone Camp
http://tinyurl.com/jr2xyaw On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, just hours after the arrival of the drill at Standing Rock, Dakota Access LLC filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers for delaying its decision on the last required easement. Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault said in response, “They are wrong and the lawsuit will not succeed.

11-18-16 ~ Another Pipeline Bursts Endangering Drinking Water Of 6 Million People – Same Company Behind Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/ht9kwks
While most of us are enjoying lower gasoline and natural gas prices these days – a big help to the family budget – it is increasingly difficult to defend the oil and gas industry when it keeps polluting our treasured natural resources.

11-18-16 ~ 35 Native Protesters Added To Federal “Threat” List
http://tinyurl.com/z6hl8g5
Thirty-five of the 89 Indigenous activists secretly investigated and profiled by the RCMP as potential threats to public safety have ties to New Brunswick, a recently released document shows.

11-18-16 ~ For many Native Americans, Thanksgiving is a day of mourning
http://tinyurl.com/hv4xa8l
For many indigenous people in Greater Boston, the holiday is a day of mourning as they reflect on centuries of racism, genocide, and attempts to destroy their culture.

11-18-16 ~ Veteran Protector Defending the Land & Finding His Roots
http://tinyurl.com/j2vftde
For George Chavis the call to Standing Rock was only partly about being a veteran. For the most part this journey has been a culmination of returning to his Indigenous roots. He spent 12 years on active duty, enlisting first at 20 years of age in 1999.

11-18-16 ~ New U.S. Army Regulations May Further Delay the North Dakota Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/z6kgncs
The U.S. Army plans to issue a new rule to improve consultations with Indian tribes for permitting decisions, a move that could delay the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a notice posted Thursday on a White House website.

11-18-16 ~ North Dakota Cops Get ‘Doxed’ and Don’t Like It
http://tinyurl.com/zrgy2rx
The Morton County Sheriff Department — responsible for shoorting water protectors with rubber bullets, tear-gassing them, beating them, strip searching them, and jailing them in ‘dog kennel’s with Nazi type numbers written on their arms — says it has been ‘doxed.’

11-18-16 ~ Largest Bank in Norway Sells Its Assets in Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/jf5kkvd
The largest bank in Norway, DNB, has announced that it has sold its assets in the Dakota Access pipeline. The news follows the delivery of 120,000 signatures gathered by SumOfUs.org to DNB by Greenpeace Norway and others urging the bank and other financial institutions to pull finances for the project. DNB recently indicated that it is reconsidering the loan it provided, which amounts to 10 percent of the total funding.

11-18-16 ~ Largest Bank in Norway Pulls $3M from Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/zkeuqtz
This is a major win for water protectors, who have been advocating to target the project’s financial interests.

11-18-16 ~ DAPL Investors Getting Antsy: If Pipeline Doesn’t Move Oil by January First the Contract EXPIRES
http://tinyurl.com/jsz94cy
Though water protectors have held their ground at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access pipeline for months now, they need only push for a month and a half longer until it is possible that their mere presence may actually kill the oil-funneling project.

11-18-16 ~ Bernie Sanders Calls on President Obama to Stop the Pipeline by Declaring Standing Rock a National Monument
http://tinyurl.com/heufjsw
Bernie Sanders’ new political revolution is calling on the American public to get involved to help stop the Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, by putting pressure on the Obama administration to designate a “Standing Rock National Monument” on the site of the protest by the Lakota Sioux reservation at the confluence of the Missouri and Cannon Ball Rivers.

11-18-14 ~ FAA Can Regulate Small Drones: NTSB Reverses Judge’s Ruling
http://tinyurl.com/jytjgkv
Overturning a federal judge’s ruling that the Federal Aviation Administration had overstepped in fining a man $10,000 for flying a small drone, the National Transportation Safety Board says the agency has the authority to regulate such drones.

11-18-16 ~ Morton County Sheriff’s Department says DAPL protesters are erecting unlawful structures
http://tinyurl.com/zrxzfdw
The Morton County Sheriff’s Dept. says Dakota Access Pipeline protesters are illegally erecting structures at a camp north of the Cannon Ball River on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ land. The Department’s says photographs show people living at the camp getting ready for winter by constructing temporary and permanent structures without a permit.

11-18-16 Colonial Pipeline Company Eyes Expansion After Spills
http://tinyurl.com/jpsu7sz
A business development manager for the Alpharetta-based Colonial Pipeline Company told a Georgia legislative committee Thursday it continues to consider expansion following two incidents that spilled gas in a rural parts of Alabama.

11-18-16 ~ North Dakota lawmakers punish tribes for taking #NoDAPL stand
http://tinyurl.com/h2rn84a
The North Dakota Legislative Management Committee canceled the 2017 tribal leader address to the state Legislature. Republicans cited safety concerns at the State Capitol, according to news reports, even though the only people who have been hurt so far are the #NoDAPL resisters.

11-17-16 ~ For native Americans, pipeline sparks climate awakening
http://tinyurl.com/hw2uhaf
Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline has unified tribes from across America. Some here believe this protest is becoming something bigger – a turning point for both native Americans and the climate movement.

11-17-16 ~ Judge throws out felony charges against Standing Rock protesters – US Uncut
http://tinyurl.com/zok9g5v
The felony charges facing some of the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters who were arrested during last October’s raid have been dismissed by a local judge.

11-17-16 ~ Judge throws out felony charges against several north camp protesters – Dickenson Press
http://tinyurl.com/gpbdf74
139 people were charged with one felony count of conspiracy to endanger by fire or explosion and two misdemeanor counts. The prosecutors filed a single complaint and supporting affidavit against all of them on Nov. 10. The affidavit alleges protesters at least implicitly agreed to set multiple fires throughout the day, thereby endangering law enforcement, firefighters and nearby pasture land.

11-17-16 ~ Largest bank in Norway pulls its assets in Dakota Access pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/j6wqp4b
The news follows the delivery of 120,000 signatures from Greenpeace Norway and others to DNB urging the bank and other financial institutions to pull finances for

11-17-16 ~ Police respond to #NoDAPL Targeting Officers
http://tinyurl.com/has7k8y
Today police say protesters released personal information of law enforcement, including date of birth and home address of a one officer. We looked into whether these kinds of posts are illegal or even terroristic in nature. Bullying intimidation – even violence – all tactics either side of the Dakota Access pipeline battle accuse the other.

11-17-16 ~ Washington Republican proposes charging protestors with ‘economic terrorism’
http://tinyurl.com/zpamk26
A Republican state lawmaker who was an outspoken supporter of President-elect Donald Trump is proposing a bill that would allow authorities to charge protesters with committing “economic terrorism.”

11-17-16 ~ NEW LAW NOW CHARGING ALL PROTESTERS WITH TERRORISM, LAWMAKERS URGING AMERICANS TO SHARE THIS
http://tinyurl.com/huhhrql
The United States is one of the best places to live. You have rights that are given to you from the Constitution, you have the freedom to do what you want (within reason of course), and you have the ability to live in one of the strongest nations in the world. At least it is supposed to be like that.

11-17-16 ~ Dakota Access Pipeline decision unlikely until early 2017
http://tinyurl.com/jsfkjnv
A federal judge likely won’t decide until early next year whether to give the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline permission to finish the $3.8 billion project, according to court documents.

11-17-16 ~ Professional protestors release personal information of police officers, attempt to target and harass them and their families
http://tinyurl.com/jsfvhqj
During today’s illegal protest activities, protestors released personal information, including date of birth and home address, of a Bismarck Police Department officer. Protestors have also publicly identified several other Bismarck Police Department officers and a Morton County Sheriff’s Deputy.

11-17-16 ~ Judge throws out felony charges against several north camp protesters – Bismarck Tribune
http://tinyurl.com/zp4wuug
A judge has thrown out felony charges against several Dakota Access Pipeline protesters arrested during a raid of the northern camp on Oct. 27.

11-17-16 ~ UN Denounces Abuse of Free Assembly Rights for Water Protectors Standing Against DAPL
http://tinyurl.com/hzdf8rp
The militarized response to water protectors’ efforts to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through sacred burial grounds and underneath a key water source constitutes “excessive force” that is directly at odds with the right to assemble peacefully, a key United Nations expert has ruled.

11-17-16 ~ A HARSH REMINDER OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO NATIVE AMERICANS AS WE STAND WITH STANDING ROCK
http://tinyurl.com/zxh4ows
Scholars have estimated that, prior to the ‘discovery’ of the Americas by Europeans, the pre-contact era population could have been as high as 100 million people.

11-17-16 ~ North Dakota Law Enforcement Official: “I’ll ultimately be paid by the oil people…”
http://tinyurl.com/gmo2f39
Emails obtained by Unicorn Riot through a public records request to the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (ND DOCR) raise questions about the deployment of personnel from various state agencies to protect the Dakota Access Pipeline from the water protectors who have been staging direct actions for months. In response to April Anderson, a man named Tyler J. Falk wrote in an email: “I’ll ultimately be paid by the oil people dealing with the protests. I’m guessing when all of that is finally over and the dust settles, the oil company is going to want all the paperwork for reimbursement. I figured I should have some formal form instead of writing hours on a napkin (smiley face). Thanks.” – Tyler Falk

11-17-16 ~ Suddenly Time—And the Oil Market—Are On the Side of the Standing Rock Sioux
http://tinyurl.com/jlcbt6p
The Army has determined that additional discussion and analysis are warranted in light of the history of the Great Sioux Nation’s dispossessions of lands, the importance of Lake Oahe to the Tribe, our government-to-government relationship, and the statute governing easements through government property.”

11-16-16 ~ Indigenous Activist Zip-Tied & Locked in Dog Kennel for 6 Hours for Protesting Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/ztcdleg
In an update on police treatment of activists at the Standing Rock standoff, Tara Houska, national campaigns director for Honor the Earth, describes how she was “arrested for criminal trespass as I was leaving a peaceful demonstration and getting into my car on a public road.” She says police handcuffed her with zip ties and held her in a dog kennel for six hours without charging her with a crime. “After that, I was strip-searched and then thrown into jail and, finally, late, late that evening, was charged with a crime.”

11-16-16 ~ Squash, Rice and Roadkill: Feeding the Fighters of Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/jxpdsnf
On any given night, supper lines here at the dusty prairie camps near the Missouri River where the last piece of a 1,170-mile pipeline is set to be placed might include young Navajo women from Arizona who have never camped in the cold, and older white women for whom chaining themselves to a fence for a cause is nothing new.

11-16-16 ~ DAKOTA ACCESS IS IN FINANCIAL JEOPARDY!
http://tinyurl.com/hk8fzhs
Desperation comes from the company’s January 1, 2017 deadline for completing the project. Dakota Access has previously told the District Court that if they are not delivering oil by January 1, their shipper contracts will expire and the project will be in jeopardy.

11-16-16 ~ DAPL ARE THEY USING CHEMICAL WARFARE IN STANDING ROCK? REPORT!
http://tinyurl.com/gofs6oa
As the gathering of water protectors in Mandan got underway, several speakers described how the oil and gas man camps spread human trafficking, sexual exploitation, and hard drugs such as methamphetamine, to surrounding communities.

11-16-16 ~ Obama administration cancels oil and gas leases on Blackfeet tribe’s sacred grounds
http://tinyurl.com/gmusa6b
The Interior Department on Wednesday announced a settlement with Devon Energy for the cancellation of leases in Montana for oil and gas drilling on lands considered sacred by the Blackfeet Tribe.

11-16-16 ~ Ohio troopers return from North Dakota pipeline protest
http://tinyurl.com/zt22vbu Thirty-seven Ohio state troopers have returned home after assisting North Dakota officials in handling a pipeline protest near an Native American reservation.

11-16-16 ~ IEEFA Report: Dakota Access Pipeline Driven by ‘High-Risk Financing’ in Overbuilt Region; Little-Known Economic Weaknesses in Controversial Project
http://tinyurl.com/z79uppl
The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis today published a report noting weaknesses in the financing behind the Dakota Access Pipeline and questions around the long-term usefulness of the project.

11-16-16 ~ Victory for Native American Blackfoot tribes as 15 oil and gas leases near Glacier National Park are cancelled
http://tinyurl.com/z9agj2h
US interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the move would protect the area’s ‘rich cultural and natural resources’ from the ‘irreparable impacts [of] oil and gas development’

11-16-16 ~ Washington State Republican Senator to Introduce New Crime Bill Targeting Protestors as “Economic Terrorist
http://tinyurl.com/hcdmq8p
On Wednesday November 16th, Washington State Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, stated that he is crafting a bill that would create a new crime of “economic terrorism” targeting protestors.

11-16-16 ~ Interior Cancels Oil Leases On Sacred Tribal Lands In Montana
http://tinyurl.com/jbmhv2l
In a rare win for Native American rights over the oil industry, the Department of the Interior canceled 15 oil and gas leases in the Badger-Two Medicine area of northwest Montana, land that the Blackfeet Nation considers sacred.

11-16-16 ~ Delays from Protests Cost Dakota Access Pipeline Company $100 Million
http://tinyurl.com/h3tg8c6
As actions against the Dakota Access pipeline swept the country and world Tuesday, Energy Transfer Partners filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington, D.C., seeking to “end the Administration’s political interference in the Dakota Access Pipeline review process.”

11-16-16 ~ Worldwide Protests Demand U.S. Army Reject Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/h3tg8c6
Actions were held in hundreds of cities worldwide Tuesday to protest the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which would carry crude from the Bakken oilfields of North Dakota through South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois.

11-16-16 ~ CEO behind Dakota Access to protesters: ‘We’re building the pipeline’
http://tinyurl.com/zh2yswp
The struggle over the Dakota Access oil pipeline intensified this week, with protesters in a number of cities joining the Native tribes who are opposed to the project. Meanwhile, the company building the pipeline is pushing back, filing suit in federal court yesterday to get its last permit issued.

11-16-16 ~ Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Visits Standing Rock on #NoDAPL Day of Action
http://tinyurl.com/z6xuc9g
Environmental attorney and activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., made a special visit to the Oceti Sakowin camp on Tuesday, November 15, to extend his support in the fight against Energy Transfer Partners and the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL).

11-16-16 ~ WA: Protesters Blockade Trains Carrying Fracking Materials to North Dakota
http://tinyurl.com/jmv5a5v
Meanwhile, in Olympia, Washington, protesters have set up an ongoing encampment called Olympia Stand to blockade trains carrying fracking materials from the Port of Olympia to the Bakken oilfields in North Dakota.

11-16-16 ~ BREAKING: DAPL Drill Brought In Overnight
http://tinyurl.com/h3a9sl3
Digital Smoke Signals https://www.facebook.com/DigitalSmoke was able to get drone footage of a drill that was brought in overnight to the building site of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11-16-16 ~ This Gorgeous Short Film Takes Us to the Heart of the Dakota Access Pipeline Standoff
http://tinyurl.com/h9rbesh
Given what we’re seeing in the election’s aftermath, photographer-filmmakerLucian Read clearly picked a prescient title for his recent mini-doc series on inequality in the United States: America Divided.

11-16-16 ~ New York Times – 16 Arrested at North Dakota Pipeline Protest
http://tinyurl.com/gw2g5b9
Tensions continued in North Dakota on Monday afternoon as law enforcement officials arrested 16 people at a demonstration, one day after hundreds clashed with the police over the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11-15-16 ~ Native Americans facing excessive force in North Dakota pipeline protests – UN expert
http://tinyurl.com/gtu72b8
GENEVA: A United Nations human rights expert has accused US security forces of using excessive force against protesters trying to stop an oil pipeline project which runs through land sacred to indigenous people.

11-15-16 ~ Contaminant levels in question at Belton spill site
http://tinyurl.com/jfwtk8x
Three environmental groups have said pipeline giant Kinder Morgan underreported the extent of gasoline pollution around an Anderson County gasoline spill site, but the state refuted that, saying the pipeline giant has been “responsive” to cleaning up the area.

11-15-16 ~ ‘Day of Action’: More than 200 protests planned against Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/hj5fqav
Demonstrators across the US are planning to hold more than 200 rallies against the Dakota Access Pipeline on Tuesday. The ‘Day of Action’ is expected to be the largest protest against the pipeline since the government halted the project in September.

11-15-16 ~ Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Sweep Across Country With New Urgency After Trump’s Election
http://tinyurl.com/h9mfnu7
Crowds urged the Army Corps of Engineers to deny a permit to Energy Transfer Partners to build a portion of the 1,172-mile pipeline beneath Lake Oahe near the Standing Rock Sioux’s reservation. Much of the pipeline is already built,=.

11-15-16 ~ Company files suit to complete Dakota Access Pipeline without further delay
http://tinyurl.com/hc4r3sx
In a push to finish the Dakota Access Pipeline, its developers claimed in a federal lawsuit Tuesday that they have all permits needed to complete the project, and accused the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of political interference to delay it.

11-15-16 ~ Native American Council offers amnesty to 220 million undocumented whites
http://tinyurl.com/hwz2bqh
A council of Native American leaders has offered partial amnesty to the estimated 220 million illegal white immigrants living in the United States.

11-15-16 ~ UPDATE w/ ND Authority Statements – ETP CEO Kelcy Warren Says They Have Offered to Pay Protest Related Expenses
http://tinyurl.com/hs3r6ph
Energy Transfer Partners CEO Kelcy Warren says the company wants to reimburse the state of North Dakota and Morton County for expenses related to the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests, but authorities in North Dakota have yet to accept the offer.

11-14-16 ~ Shot in the Back at Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/jgvxoq7
Elders kept in cages. Demonstrators shot with rubber bullets. What’s happening at Standing Rock isn’t just a protest, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox writes. It’s a character test—one America is failing.

11-14-16 ~ How a fight against the ‘black snake’ at Standing Rock formed a global community
http://tinyurl.com/jhpssw6
One snowy afternoon in April, a small group of Native Americans rode on horseback through the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and set up camp on a windy hillside overlooking the Cannonball River. They erected tepees, foraged for firewood and prayed for allies to help their people fight “the black snake.”

11-14-16 ~ Army Corps Withholds Final Dakota Access Pipeline Permit, Will Consult Further With Standing Rock Tribe
http://tinyurl.com/jlknmc6
The Army Corps stated that it will not grant the final easement needed by Dakota Access to bore under Lake Oahe until its new consultation with Standing Rock is complete.

11-14-16 ~ Video’s #NoDAPL – Nov. 11–20, 2016
http://tinyurl.com/zlrphlq

11-14-16 ~ Standing Rock ~ Stories from the Frontlines ~ Nov. 14, 2016
http://tinyurl.com/j3fp3n3

11-14-16 ~ North Dakota’s Sacred Albino Buffalo Walks On
http://tinyurl.com/zjnozyk
Born on the Shirek Buffalo Ranch near Michigan, North Dakota on July 10, 1996, White Cloud was an extremely rare female albino bison. She went to live with the herd at the National Buffalo Museumin Jamestown, North Dakota in 1997 and was visited by some 3 million people during her stay there. In May 2016, she returned to the ranch where she was born.

11-14-16 ~ North Dakota state capitol locked down to keep out Dakota Access protesters
http://tinyurl.com/z7lcd4g
The North Dakota state capitol was locked down Monday to stop hundreds of Dakota Access protesters from entering and refusing to leave, as they have done in the past.

11-13-16 ~ Keeping Unrest Alive
http://tinyurl.com/h977d7v
LOL, how convenient, no way did this all of a sudden come to light 2 days after the 2016 Presidential election. I call bullshit. Obama’s administration is *only now* reviewing the Democratic Coalition’s investigative report highlighting ten “clear links” the FBI failed to investigate about Trumps 250 registered business in Russia????

11-13-16 ~ Crow Creek tribe sues U.S. government for $200 million
http://tinyurl.com/z49s45n
About 270 river-miles downstream from the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp, a South Dakota Native American tribe is quietly fighting for $200 million in compensation over alleged water-rights violations.

11-13-16 ~ Man Pistol-Whips Woman and Opens Fire Near Standing Rock Water Protectors at Anti-Bakken Dakota Access Pipeline Prayer Action
http://tinyurl.com/hp4q5th
The Bismark area countryside echoed with screams of horror on Saturday when a man pistol-whipped a woman from the window of his truck, then opened fire over the heads of Standing Rock Water Protectors praying near a Bakken Dakota Access Pipeline workspace.

11-13-16 ~ Burial ground at center of police confrontations is known historical site
http://tinyurl.com/zvafmxr
At least three people, including two important Sioux women, were once interred on this hill, known as Turtle Island.

11-13-16 ~ Back to the War Zone
http://tinyurl.com/h644lx7
I’m writing to you from the Minneapolis airport on my way back to Standing Rock, N.D. CLDC is coming in with full brains a blazin’ this time. I am accompanied by CLDC’s computer-security guru (and political economist), Dr. Jamil Jonna and CLDC member and psychologist Dr. Erin Chaparro. We will defend water protectors in court and help organize court support for over 470 arrestees; we will pursue the civil rights actions we are working on against cops and jails.

11-13-16 ~ DEMILITARIZE STANDING ROCK
https://action.aclu.org/secure/Standing-Rock
ACLU calling on the Justice Department to demilitarize Standing Rock. With the election, this story has gotten less attention, but it is still happening and we need to continue to ensure the activists at Standing Rock are not treated like wartime protesters.Right now on a North Dakota prairie, nonviolent protesters are being confronted by police in riot gear with armored military vehicles, automatic rifles, sonic weapons, concussion grenades, attack dogs, pepper spray, and beanbag bullets.

11-13-16 ~ Nov 15 #NoDAPL Day of Action at Army Corps of Engineers
http://tinyurl.com/jk8uyyc
Indigenous leaders are calling on us to take to the streets and disrupt “business-as-usual” one week after the election to demand that President Obama’s Army Corps of Engineers and the incoming administration stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11-12-16 ~ Dakota Pipeline Protesters Block Work Crews
http://tinyurl.com/jes4zgo
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to make a decision on the controversial project in coming days. Protesters against the Dakota Access oil pipeline briefly blocked two entrances to a pipeline work yard in a rural North Dakota town early on Saturday morning, causing workers to leave the area

11-12-16 ~ CHIEF ARVOL LOOKING HORSE SEEKS FACE-TO-FACE MEETING WITH PRESIDENT OBAMA
http://tinyurl.com/hlwv7lq
Chief Arvol Looking Horse and other American Indian leaders sent a letter on Friday to President Barack Obama urging him to meet face-to-face to discuss the United States responsiblities to Indigenous People relating to the Dakota Access pipeline.

11-12-16 ~ “I Couldn’t Go to Standing Rock, So I Closed My Bank Accounts Instead” by Cedar Wilkie Gillette
http://tinyurl.com/grxs785
Feeling helpless after seeing the military and police brutality, I decided to divest on October 30.. I wrote to the U.S. Bank CEO about why I needed to close my accounts. I was upset that my money was connected to these human rights violations. “This excessive force is not to protect the people, but to protect the man camps and the ongoing pipeline construction,” I wrote. “Shame on you U.S. Bank and its CEO for investing in greed and condoning human rights violations solely for your benefit. And the egregious use of the people’s money to in effect poison the people.”

11-11-16 ~ Tribal Leader Calls on Obama to Halt Pipeline Construction Before Trump Takes Office
http://tinyurl.com/hr7klwv
The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe has called on President Obama to “set a lasting and true legacy” by halting construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline before President-elect Donald Trump takes office next year.

11-11-16 ~ Police are spending millions of dollars to monitor the social media of protesters and suspects
http://tinyurl.com/zwh5kjo
Hundreds of local police departments across the United States have collectively spent about $4.75 million on software tools that can monitor the locations of activists at protests or social media hashtags used by suspect

11-11-16 ~ Administration denies green light coming for Dakota Access
http://tinyurl.com/hkdxo3e
“The process is ongoing and no decisions have been made,” an administration official said. Sources familiar with the process said earlier Friday that a go-ahead for the $3.7 billion project was expected as soon as Monday, raising concerns about nationwide protests planned against the project on Tuesday.

11-11-16 ~ Mayan Elders from Guatemala Traveled to Standing Rock to Show Their Support for #NoDAPL
http://tinyurl.com/nmafaay
Few indigenous groups know the pain of losing friends, loves ones, and entire communities in defense of tribal lands as acutely as the Mayan ethnic groups of Guatemala.

11-10-16 ~ DAPL Ignores 2nd Army Corps Request to Stop Construction for 30 Days
http://tinyurl.com/jgheu4n
Energy Transfer Partners is refusing to stand down on its construction plans despite two requests from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that it do so. DAPL said they planned to begin drilling in two weeks—even though at the moment it does not have the easements necessary for it to tunnel under the river legally.

11-9-16 ~ Gallery: Portraits from the Standing Rock protests
http://tinyurl.com/z8emf95
In September 2016, photographer Camille Seaman joined protesters at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota. Here, she brings us up close with some of the many people who have been drawn there to defend the water and the earth.

11-9-16 ~ Sheriffs LEAVE Standing Rock, Saying ‘It’s Completely Unethical’
http://tinyurl.com/zqhrybn
Outrage is spreading even to police agencies now returning from deployment to the reservation. Two departments have already refused to return, citing personal and public objections. As if that wasn’t enough, an army of sympathizers is re-purposing social media to combat police efforts in Standing Rock.

11-9-16 ~ What Donald Trump’s Win Means for the Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/pjrku6s
Just a week ago environmental activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline hoped that a rejection of the project by the federal government would signal a deepened U.S. commitment to slowing the pace of oil and gas drilling. The election of Donald Trump likely erased those hopes while also reviving the fight over the Keystone XL pipeline rejected by President Obama last year.

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

11-9-16 UN Expert Releases Report on Conditions Surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/jtgbuxz
In response to an October 28, 2016 letter of invitation to me as an Expert Member of the UNPFII from Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman, David Archambault, I traveled from my community to North Dakota to see, firsthand, the conditions that he, his peoples and those from other communities have been facing in relation to the clearing of the right of way and subsequent construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11-8-16 ~ Alaskans At Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/q29nd2g
A delegation of Indigenous women from all over Alaska is at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota to support opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

11-7-16 ~ Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners’ bank may withhold loans over Dakota Access pipeline issues
http://tinyurl.com/z2yo266
Protests in Dallas and elsewhere against the Dakota Access pipeline have reached a bank in Norway. The bank’s reaction could create a financing problem for the Dallas company building the pipeline.

11-7-16 ~ Standing Rock ~ Stories from the Frontlines ~ 11-7-16
http://tinyurl.com/jd4ve9y
A few days ago I posted biographical information on Matilda Galpin, Waŋblí Ayútepiwiŋ (Eagle Woman Who All Look At), one of the women buried on the top of the hill.

11-7-16 ~ Environmentalists Target Bankers Behind Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/jg9gxfg
Citigroup and Wells Fargo of the United States, TD Bank of Canada and Mizuho of Japan — have come under fire for their role in bankrolling the pipeline.

11-7-16 ~ This Is Stolen Land’: 38 Water Protectors Arraigned in North Dakota
http://tinyurl.com/pxhzdwz
Mandan, North Dakota, 51 water protectors* were scheduled to appear before Judge Gail Hagerty at Morton County District Court to be arraigned on charges related to arrests that took place on October 22 near the Dakota Access Pipeline construction site just north of the Standing Rock Reservation in Morton County. Of the 51 scheduled to appear, 38 water protectors were present to enter their pleas.

11-6-16 ~ Livestock killings near protest camp gain attention
http://tinyurl.com/z4m9zkx
The killing and injuring of cattle and horses is one of the most emotionally charged incidents associated with the pipeline protests in Sioux and Morton Counties in North Dakota.

11-6-16 ~ Peltier Again Not Among Federal Prisoners Chosen by Obama for Clemency
http://tinyurl.com/gqxxkys
President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of 58 federal prisoners. Yet, once again, Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier was not among the selected to receive freedom.

11-5-16 ~ Rubber Bullets – Palestine, Ferguson and Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/h39h2jo
Emma Groves was permanently blinded in both eyes after being hit by a rubber bullet. The bullet came through her living room window after a soldier aimed at her and shot eight yards away.

11-5-16 ~ #NoDAPL is #NativeLivesMatter: The protests at Standing Rock are not only about environmentalism, they’re about racism
http://tinyurl.com/zb5pcos
The Dakota Access Pipeline needs to be seen as a symptom of the systemic racism inflicted upon Native Americans

11-5-16 ~ Dakota Pipeline Protest for Dummies ~ Rob Reiken
http://tinyurl.com/h57zjeb
Dakota Pipeline Protest for Dummies who do NOT understand what this is about. Six or so years ago when the BP Gulf Oil Spill happened, the native Indians put Barges in place to stop the oil flowing up their river but instead the Feds being the parasites they are didn’t allow this so “they” removed them.

11-4-16 ~ Video Archive ~ Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/jnrr8zy
100’s of videos going back to March 24, 2016

11-4-16 ~ Trusted News Sources ~ Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/hry9khx
TV Programing, Movies, News Delivery Services, Commercials etc. frame corporate media agenda’s, manipulating any given circumstance, factual or implied into pre-formed perspectives with the intent to influence by indoctrinating the public to their way of thinking. Broadcasters often fail, don’t care to check the authenticity of stories, or flat out lie.

11-4-16 ~ Cheyenne River Sioux Chair Calls for Resignation of US Army Corps’ Henderson
http://tinyurl.com/jktjfwl
Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Harold Frazier is calling for the resignation of the local commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Commander and District Engineer of the Omaha District Colonel John W. Henderson, based on conduct he said does not uphold the impartiality that federal authorities are legally required to maintain on federal land, impedes the constitutional rights of water protectors to engage in peaceful protest, and comments that he called racist and insulting.

11-4-16 ~ Police Turn In Badges Rather Than Incite Violence Against Standing Rock Protestors
http://tinyurl.com/z3ahxdu
It should be evident if you’re following news concerning the Standing Rock protests in North Dakota that tension continues to escalate between protestors supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and riot police. The big deal? A four-state Dakota Access Pipeline which threatens to uproot sacred burial ground, poison the Missouri river, and make null an 1881 treaty ensuring the property belongs to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.

11-3-16 ~ 2 Police Officers Turn In Badges In Support Of Standing Rock Water Protectors
http://tinyurl.com/j6xfjxw
“There have been at least 2 reports of police officers turning in their badges acknowledging that this battle is not what they signed up for. You can see it in some of them, that they do not support the police actions. We must keep reminding them they are welcome to put down their weapons and badge and take a stand against this pipeline as well. Some are waking up.”
-Redhawk

11-3-16 ~ UNITED NATIONS INVESTIGATES HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AGAINST STANDING ROCK WATER PROTECTORS
http://tinyurl.com/z7upojw
Standing Rock Water Protectors described human rights violations by law enforcement to United Nations representatives during interviews this week. Water Protectors described being kept in chain link cells resembling kennels, and strip searched. They also report being denied food, water, clothing, attorneys, phone calls, beds, bedding, and access to the restroom.

11-3-16 ~ The Standing Rock Victory You Didn’t Hear About
http://tinyurl.com/haky3so
The day 40 to 50 Native water protectors kept 250 militarized police from attacking camp.

11-3-16 ~ A journalist at Standing Rock was shot by police for no reason—and caught the awful moment on video
http://tinyurl.com/z6nlzpc
As peaceful protests over the controversial Dakota Access Pipelineagain turn violent, one journalist near the Standing Rock Sioux Indian reservation in North Dakota captured shocking video showing herself being shot by police out of nowhere as she conducted an interview.

11-3-16 ~ NBC: Police Fire Rubber Bullets as Pipeline Protesters Try to Protect Sacred Site
http://tinyurl.com/zkxdt65
Police in riot gear shot rubber bullets and used pepper spray on demonstrators — who call themselves water protectors — on the shoreline of the Cantapeta Creek, just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation here on Wednesday.

11-3-16 ~ Dakota Access: North Dakota Capitol Shut Down After Day of Clergy-Led Protest
http://tinyurl.com/h7tzl5q
About a hundred anti-Dakota Access Pipeline protesters and clergy held a prayer rally on the lawn of the North Dakota state Capitol in Bismark on Thursday evening, ending in a police-ordered lockdown of the Capitol and more than a dozen arrests.

11-3-16 ~ TERRORIZING CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST #NODAPL WATER PROTECTORS
http://tinyurl.com/h62ehbo
Last month, spirit rider Mason Redwing was charged with felony reckless endangerment of law enforcement and a felony count of terrorizing law enforcement after he allegedly rode his horse towards a police line. On Tuesday, Judge Romanick found no probable cause and dismissed all charges against Redwing.

11-3-16 ~ Terrorizing Charges Dropped Against NoDAPL Water Protectors
http://tinyurl.com/jahvsms
Spitir Mason Redwing was charged with felony reckless endangerment of law enforcement and a felony count of terrorizing after he allegedly rode his horse toward a police line.

11-3-16 ~ DAKOTA PIPELINE ACTIVIST SHOT WITH RUBBER BULLET DURING ON-CAMERA INTERVIEW
http://tinyurl.com/hao9hex
An activist at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest got an unwelcome surprise in the middle of filming an on-camera interview, when she was shot in the back with a rubber bullet.

11-3-16 ~ Time to Move the Standing Rock Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/z4nre4d
President Obama has pointed a way out of a dangerous standoff over an oil pipelinebeing built in North Dakota. He told an interviewer on Tuesday that the Army Corps of Engineers was looking for a new pipeline route, presumably away from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

11-3-16 ~ The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Litigation on the Dakota Access Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/jb5btzu
An independent expert hired by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has found that the government’s Environmental Assessment of the Dakota Access pipeline’s environmental impact was inadequate.

11-2-16 ~ How to Contact the People Who Sent Militarized Police to Standing Rock
http://tinyurl.com/hfga7qx
Here is a list of officials from the involved states, plus the county and city police confirmed by news reports, to have sent troops and equipment to North Dakota. Questions can be directed to these people.

11-2-16 ~ 1 arrested after DAPL protesters build makeshift bridge across creek to gain access to Cannon Ball Ranch
http://tinyurl.com/zl262wa
Officers used rubber bullets, pepper spray and bean bag rounds on protesters.

11-2-16 ~ Sheriff Who Was Harassing Native Pipeline Protesters Accidentally Shoots Self
http://tinyurl.com/h9whhq5
A Lake County, Indiana sheriff’s officer on special assignment with Homeland Security in North Dakota accidentally shot himself in the foot Oct. 25 while checking his department-issued rifle

11-2-16 ~ Journalist Erin Schrode shot at Standing Rock (with rubber bullet)
http://tinyurl.com/hogh3c2
I arrived in the early hours at Standing Rock today. My first task was bringing supplies around the camp— But, almost immediately, I was told to rush to the front line to get video of police shooting water protectors with rubber bullets.

11-2-16 ~ Native Protesters Have The Last Laugh, As North Dakota Cops Admit They Can’t Afford To Keep Up Police Presence For Much Longer
http://tinyurl.com/gsqfhun
A legislative committee will be reviewing an emergency request to borrow MORE money from the Bank of North Dakota to cover the cost of law enforcement related to protecting of the Dakota Access oil pipeline.

11-2-16 ~ ‘Pray’: Armed Police Descend on Water Protectors at DAPL Site
http://tinyurl.com/gnl6odk
Police descended on water protectors in North Dakota on Wednesday, as images on social media showed a dramatic standoff along a creek that borders a construction site for the long-opposed Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

11-2-16 ~ Emergency Call to Action at Standing Rock as Police Violently Attack Prayer Ceremony
http://tinyurl.com/zvannjv
Cannon Ball, ND – Law enforcement responded violently to water protectors attempting build a wooden footbridge across a creek linking the main Native encampment and the Dakota Access Pipeline construction area for a prayer ceremony. The police responded with a vicious assault on the peaceful water protectors.

11-2-16 ~ Law Enforcement DESTROYED a bridge, shot people with rubber bullets, bean bags, and maced them
http://tinyurl.com/zqgzl8g
Native American Water Protectors gathered at the river to hold a water ceremony this morning, and were met by 60 police and at least 3 police boats. Police shot them with rubber bullets, bean bags, and maced them.

11-2-16 ~ MORTON COUNTY DUMPS EAGLE FEATHERS, SACRED ITEMS ON GROUND AT TREATY CAMP
http://tinyurl.com/h67nrrg
Morton County Dump Trucks Dump Eagle Feathers and Sacred Items on Ground. Watch video. “I wish I could keep the camera on it, but it hurts too much.” “We are sitting here broken, but we didn’t give up.” “We are a village of protectors. We are protecting this land.”

11-2-16 ~ Public Servants or Corporate Security?: An Open Letter to Law Enforcement and National Guard in North Dakota
http://tinyurl.com/zhwbzgb
So you joined law enforcement or the National Guard because you wanted to uphold the law, protect innocent civilians against the bad guys, and help your community in times of need. Instead, they’re having you blockade unarmed people who are trying to hold a prayer vigil, chasing them with armored vehicles and ATVs, raiding their tipis and sweat lodges at gunpoint, and shooting them (and their horses) with pepper spray, concussion grenades, tasers, and rubber bullets. You thought you’d be the cop on the beat or the citizen soldier, and they’ve made you into the cavalry riding in with Custer.

11-2-16 ~ Military Veteran: Standing Rock Is The First Time I Actually Fought For The People
http://tinyurl.com/zrr2827
I was in Iraq when President Bush announced the “surge” in January 2007. I was in Afghanistan when President Obama announced the “surge” in December 2009. But it wasn’t until I visited Standing Rock in October 2016 when I actually served the American people. This time, instead of fighting for corporate interests, I was fighting for the people.

11-2-16 ~ Standing Rock ~ Stories from the Frontlines ~ 11-2-2016
http://tinyurl.com/jmbosns
Today many of our protectors tried to cross the river to pray on top of a hill where Oceti Sakowin ancestors are buried, this place has been desecrated by the police and DAPL. The militarized police responded with brutal force, a young man was shot point blank with a rubber bullet and has been coughing up blood, another woman was shot by one of heavily armed officers on a boat.

11-2-16 ~ Video’s #NoDAPL – Nov. 1-10, 2016
http://tinyurl.com/judxakv

11-2-16 ~ A #NoDAPL Map
http://tinyurl.com/hxl3774
Thousands of Native Americans and their allies have gathered on unceded Sioux land delimited by the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie to try and stand in the way of the “black snake” that could poison the Standing Rock Reservation’s water supply.

11-1-16 ~ Trump And Clinton Are Both Ignoring Standing Rock, And It’s Unacceptable
http://tinyurl.com/jsyq3we
The fact that neither Trump nor Clinton has made a substantive statement regarding the DAPL protests is pitiful.

11-1-16 ~ Report back from the Battle for Sacred Ground
http://tinyurl.com/htpuf34
The Battle: Around midday, a line of police vehicles shows up blaring their sirens—but not on the highway. They are taking the access road beside the pipeline construction, where we have no defenses. People start parking their cars to block the access road and crowds start to gather.

11-1-16 ~ Hillary Clinton Caught Between Key Allies on Dakota Pipeline
http://tinyurl.com/z8j9fnv
After a tortuous ‘Will-she-or-won’t-she’ over the Keystone XL pipeline, Hillary Clinton is facing a different pipeline headache that pits some of her own allies against each other, presenting her with a possible lose-lose political dilemma.

11-1-16 ~ Obama Speaks on Dakota Access Pipeline and say’s Nothing
http://tinyurl.com/hrs8kov
President Obama woke up from his coma on Standing Rock but he’s still trying to fool the people by saying nothing. He said he wants the situation to a a little more before doing anything… “play out” a little more?

11-1-16 ~ Could Dakota Access Pipeline Owners Be Legally Liable for Human Rights Abuses?
http://tinyurl.com/jjymnhm
Owners of the North Dakota Access Pipeline have been warned that they risk legal liability over several instances of human rights abuses agianst peaceful Native American and environmental activists opposing the US$3.8 billion pipeline, as militarized law enforcement have increasingly used violence and repression at protest camps.

11-1-16 ~ ND hemorrhaging money because of the pipeline protest
http://tinyurl.com/ze8zuzh
A legislative committee will review an emergency request to borrow more money from the Bank of North Dakota to cover the cost of law enforcement related to the protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The state’s Emergency Commission, headed by Gov. Jack Dalrymple, will vote Tuesday on whether to borrow $4 million from the state-owned bank. The panel borrowed $6 million from the bank in September and officials say that money already has been used to cover law enforcement costs.

11-1-16 ~ Mongolia Nomadic Tribes Stand With Standing Rock Sioux And Water Protectors
http://tinyurl.com/z6rz5yg
Mongolia is one of the last countries with vast landscapes of big nothingness, no cities, no trace of humans as far as the eye can see.

11-1-16 ~ Ottawa approves $1.3 billion western gas pipeline expansion
http://tinyurl.com/zg4mmsd
The NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd (NGTL) expansion project will create up to 3,000 jobs during construction and involve building and operating new gas pipelines facilities in northern Alberta, Natural Resources Canada ministry said in a statement.

11-1-16 ~ Police REFUSE To Charge DAPL Security Guard Who Aimed Assault Rifle At Native Protesters
http://tinyurl.com/gsqfhun
Law enforcement officials say a member of DAPL security disguised as a protester last week was in fact a “victim of a crime” and not a suspect, even though he was photographed aiming an AR-15 assault rifle at Native American pipeline protesters.

11-1-16 ~ Authorities say DAPL Security Member was a victim of crime
http://tinyurl.com/jq9a9qo
The man was told to leave the area. A chase ensued in the ditch and the man’s truck was eventually forced through a fence. He got out with a gun in hand and retreated into the Cannon Ball River. He was approached by a handful of men and eventually taken into custody by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He was questioned and released.

11-1-16 ~ Feisty Tough as Nails Farmer Fighting Pipeline by Allowing Protesters to Camp on her Farm Land
http://tinyurl.com/hwh4ckl
“It may get underground, but it`s gonna get stopped so they can never put oil through it,” said 81 year-old Shirley Gerjets on Friday, and that’s what the Calhoun County farmer is hoping for, even as construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline continues to progress all around her farm land.

11-1-16 ~ Red Fawn Fallis: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
http://tinyurl.com/hfelzvj
A 37-year-old Denver woman has been charged with trying to murder a law enforcement officer during the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. Red Fawn Fallis is accused of firing three rounds at officers after they took her to the ground to arrest her on October 27, according to a post from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department.

 
2013 – Oct. 31,2016 ~ NEWS ARTICLES AND UPDATES ~ STANDING ROCK
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Obama Keeping Unrest Alive

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why isn’t Obama stopping Militarized Police from beating people with batons; shootings to the face with rubber bullets and bean bags rounds; high voltage stuns guns held directly to Protectors bodies for prolonged periods of time, and Tasers with electrical pronged hooks incapacitating people; pepper spraying women and Elders; flash bang explosions permanently damaging hearing. Spirit Riders shot multiple times with rubber bullets from helicopters flying 15 feet over their heads. A 15 yr. old Spirit Rider’s horse killed, shot out from under him. Horse’s intentionally injured by police projectiles at close range, buffalo shot from helicopters and left to die in fields. Tipi’s and tents torn down, clothing and household items seized, then dumped along the roadside after being urinated on. Spiritual items lost or stolen; Eagle Feathers stomped on, a ceremonial drum appropriated and impounded?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TOTAL 26,172

2015 U.S. bombs dropped: 23,144

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

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

Obama saying EXACTLY the same thing Trump has been saying for the past 2 years about illegal immigrants. It would be a shame for liberals if this was shared, wouldn’t it?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7LGoHV3aKs

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

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

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