Wednesday, July 27, 2016

'Justice for Loreal!' Protest killer cop in Winslow, Ariz, Friday July 29, 2016

In Winslow, Arizona, there is a long history of racist whites murdering Navajos. Maricopa County has refused to prosecute a killer cop who murdered Dineh mom Loreal Tsingine.

Protest Friday, July 29, 2016 in Winslow, Arizona

By Bordertown Justice Coalition
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Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery’s decision is the most recent continuation of injustice that began on March 27 when Tsingine was killed by Winslow Officer Austin Shipley after shooting her five times at point-blank range. Winslow Police Chief Stephen Garnett and Lt. Ken Arrend, along with the City of Winslow, continue to fail all who seek justice for the family and community of Loreal Tsingine by allowing killer cop Austin Shipley to roam their streets.

Join us and make sure the Winslow Police Department and the City of Winslow, a bordertown settlement, are held accountable for their inhuman crimes towards Indigenous people and other people of color. 

Starting at 5 PM (local Winslow time), we will march from Winslow City Hall towards Winslow Police Department., where we will pause and give the family of Loreal Tsingine, Winslow Community, and general public a chance to speak out and be heard.
Map to Winslow City Hall -

#JusticeForLoreal #ShipleyMustGoToJail

The Bordertown Justice Coalition is comprised of individuals and members of organizations such as: Arizona to Rally Against Native American Mascots, Black Lives Matter Phoenix, The Red Nation, and Council Advocating an Indigenous Manifesto.


The Bordertown Justice Coalition demands:

1. An independent review, which must include Navajo Nation government representation, of Loreal Tsingine’s murder. The independent review must not include another Arizona state­entity.
2. For the safety of the Winslow community and Indigenous people, the immediate termination and arrest of killer cop Austin Shipley, and the immediate termination of disgraced Winslow Police Chief Stephen Garnett and Lt. Ken Arrend.
3. AZ DPS’ full report as well as any and all evidence, including Shipley’s body­cam recordings, be made publicly available immediately.
4. An U.S. Department of Justice inquiry into the systemic and pervasive racial profiling and harassment of Arizona police against Indigenous peoples.
5. An official public apology from the City of Winslow to the family and community of Loreal Tsingine for her murder by Austin Shipley. The apology must be made
in Teesto, AZ, with State and National news media present. 
6. The City of Winslow must compensate the Tsingine family for all expenses related to Loreal’s murder by Austin Shipley.
7. Any and all income paid to Austin Shipley by the City of Winslow during his administrative leave be immediately returned to the City of Winslow.
8. The Navajo Nation file a complaint to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (UN CERD) and U.N. Permanent Forum on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples for rampant abuse, harassment, and treaty violations in U.S. policing of indigenous peoples

Zapatistas 'EZLN confirms and extends its participation in CompARTE


Zapatista Army of National Liberation.


July 26, 2016

To the participants and attendees of CompArte:

To the National and International Sixth:

Compañeros, compañeras, compañeroas:

Although we could not replace the money that had been allocated for food and transportation for our artistic community, as Zapatistas we sought a way not only to reciprocate the efforts of the artists who responded to our invitation to CompArte, but also to make them feel the respect and admiration their artistic work inspires in us.

We would like to inform you of the decision that we have come to:

We will present, though in different calendars and geographies, some of the artistic work that we Zapatistas prepared for you. The presentations will take place according to the following schedule:

Caracol of Oventik: July 29, 2016, from 10:00 national time to 19:00 national time. Participation by Zapatista artists of the Tzotzil, Zoque, and Tzeltal originary peoples from Los Altos in Chiapas.

CIDECI, San Cristóbal de Las Casas: July 30, 2016. A Zapatista delegation will attend CompArte as listener-viewers.

Caracol of La Realidad: August 3, 2016, from 09:00 on August 3 through the early morning hours of August 4. Participation by Zapatista artists of the Tojolabal, Tzeltal, Tzotzil, and Mame originary peoples as well as mestizos from the Selva Fronteriza zone.

Caracol of La Garrucha: August 6, 2016, from 09:00 on August 6 through the early morning hours of August 7. Participation by Zapatista artists of the Tzeltal and Tzotzil originary peoples from the Selva Tzeltal zone.

Caracol of Morelia: August 9, 2016. Celebration of the 13th anniversary of the birth of the Zapatista caracoles and the Juntas de Buen Gobierno, from 09:00 on August 9 through the early morning hours of August 10. Participation by Zapatista artists of the Tojolabal and Tzeltal originary peoples from the Tsots Choj zone.

Caracol of Roberto Barrios: August 12, 2016, from 09:00 on August 12 to the early morning hours of August 13, 2016. Participation by Zapatista artists from the Chol and Tzeltal originary peoples from the Northern zone of Chiapas.

In order to attend you will need your CompArte registration name tag from CIDECI and to have registered at the table set up for that purpose in CIDECI as of the afternoon of July 27, 2016. Note: bear in mind that here…well, everywhere, it is storm season.

We know that the great majority of you will not be able to attend all of the presentations now that the calendar and geography have been expanded. Or perhaps you will, that is up to you. In any case, whether you are there or not, we will present with you in mind.

THE PAID MEDIA WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ACCESS (even if they pretend that they also work for the unpaid media).

The compa media—that is the free, autonomous, alternative, or whatever-you-call-it media—will be welcome, even by the Tercios Compas, because here we do have trade solidarity.


As Zapatistas, on this day we reiterate our support for the demand for truth and justice for Ayotzinapa and all of the disappeared that is tirelessly maintained by the mothers, fathers, families, and compañer@s of the missing. To all of them, those who are missing and those who search for them, we offer our greatest embrace. Your pain is our pain and our dignified rage.

From the mountains of Southeastern Mexico,

Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés. Subcomandante Insurgente Galeano.

Mexico, July 2016.

Bordertowns: Murder by police, fueled by the media

Murders by police are treated with impunity in the US, and the media is a player in these crimes 

By Brenda Norrell 
Censored News 

Beginning in the 1970s, the US Civil Rights Commission held hearings in bordertowns around Indian lands and documented the tortures and murders of Navajos and other Native Americans.
While the testimony focused on white racists who carried out these crimes in bordertowns, police also committed murders and were never prosecuted.
In fact, decades ago, police were able to silence the media and the prosecutors.
What has changed? The internet and social media.
Today, when an officer beats or kills a Native American, or anyone else, as a result of racism, over-reacting, or the use of excessive force, there is a fast way to let the world know.
Decades ago, we relied on newspapers to expose the brutal tortures and murders in bordertowns around the Navajo Nation and Oglala Sioux Nation.
Those bordertowns -- where American Indians were killed for sport by white racists -- included Winslow, Arizona, Farmington, New Mexico, and Rapid City, South Dakota. In Farmington, the crimes were often carried out by teenagers.
The Farmington Daily Times, which now has new owners, was exposed for changing the facts in a news article I wrote while I was a staff writer there in the early 1990s. White teens beat Navajo teens with baseball bats at a convenience story near Farmington. The newspaper changed the facts, to make it appear that the Navajo teens deserved those broken bones.
After providing testimony of this to the US Civil Rights Commission, I was terminated by the newspaper. I write this now to show how the media in these bordertowns have been, and are today, a part of the ongoing injustice, racism, violence and tragedy.
Today, the media in Arizona, South Dakota and elsewhere, continue to fuel racism, to contribute to violent crimes, by refusing to publish the facts and by refusing to expose the deadly force by police that results in the murder of people of color.
On the border of the US and Mexico, border patrol agents carry out rape, torture and murder, and are never held accountable.
Reporters today fuel these tragedies by refusing to leave their easy chairs and actually go out in the communities and cover the news.

Native Lives Matter: Justice for Lakota Brightman

Native Lives Matter Justice For Lakota Brightman
Family seeks Closer for Murder of Beloved U.S. Army Veteran Field Medic

Quanah Parker Brightman
Executive Director of United Native Americans

MARTINEZ, Calif.: Native American Civil Rights Leaders Seek Justice for the Murder of Slain Family member.  On May 25th, 2016. The Jury Found Mark Anthony Nelson Guilty of Penal Code 187- Murder First Degree & a Knife Enhancement for the Murder of Lakota Gall Brightman on July 3rd, 2015 outside the Carlson Food Market located in Richmond California.

During the sentencing on Friday, July 29, 2016, we are asking for the Honorable Judge Laurel S. Brady in Department 31 to Sentence Mr Nelson to Life in Prison.

We Invite Members of the Press to Our Press Conference which will be held At 8:30 am until 8:45 am in front of the Superior Court of California County of Contra County A.F. Bray Courthouse located at 1020 Ward Street Martinez, CA 94553

Lakota Gall Brightman, was murdered by the defendant. The facts of the case were proven beyond a reasonable doubt and your verdict was rendered guilty!
Words cannot express the pain and anguish our family and friends have endured since Lakota Gall Brightman's murder. The defendant decision to take the life of a human being with no regard for the effects it has had on Lakota Gall Brightman Friends and Family is unimaginable.

The loss of Lakota Gall Brightman is beyond words. Lakota Gall Brightman was born on December 25th 1969 in Rapid City, South Dakota to parents Lehman and Trudy Brightman. He was the second of three children. Lakota attended Delmar Elementary School, Portola Junior High School, and graduated from El Cerrito High School in 1988. His earlier years were spent advocating for Native American Rights along with his family and the Organization founded by his father Lehman and carried on by his brother Quanah, United Native Americans. United Native Americans was and are still very active in Native american rights and the promotion of progress and general welfare of Native Americans. Specialist Lakota Gall Brightman served 6 years in the California Army National Guard, 235th Engineer Company (Sapper) as an Army Field Medic from August 11, 2007 to his date of separation on August 10th, 2013. Lakota was ordered into active service in 2007 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan.
He is remembered as a gentle and kind hearted human being who wanted to help others and was a beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin, uncle, father, friend and hero. He is preceded in death by his mother Trudy Brightman and his older brother Lehman Brightman III. Lakota is survived by his Daughters, Phoebe (24) and Star (14) Brightman his brother Quanah Parker Brightman, father Chief Lehman L. Brightman, aunts Nancy and Lorelie Oldlodge and uncles, Anthony David Clairmont and Donald Oldlodge. Taken too soon, Lakota is warmly remembered and greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

There will be no more birthday parties, backyard gatherings, holiday celebrations or other family activities to share. The laughter, hugs, guidance/advice, sense of security and those opportunities to say, “I love you” are forever gone. Our family is forever “broken”.
To say the least, the financial affect on the family has also been devastating.

Compassion is a word commonly used for and by defendants. However, I ask, how much compassion the defendant considered when the decision was made to murder Lakota Gall Brightman?

It is the request of the family that the maximum penalty for the crime for which the defendant was convicted be imposed. On behalf of the family of Lakota Gall Brightman, we wish to express my sincerest gratitude for allowing this opportunity of expression.

For more Information:  Please Visit #NativeLivesMatter Justice For Lakota Gall Brightman

US issues permit for Dakota Access Pipeline: IEN responds

Army Corps of Engineers Issues Permit for Dakota Access Pipeline
Indigenous Environmental Network Responds
Posted July 26, 2016

Oceti Sakowin Territory, SD – The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has granted the final permit needed by Dakota Access Pipeline, LLC to begin construction of its Bakken oil pipeline, Dakota Access. Under the terms of the Department of the Army Nationwide Permit No. 12, the Corps has approved construction of the crude oil pipeline across significant waterways, placing critical water habitats, rivers and drinking water at risk. 
The Indigenous Environmental Network offers the following response:
“We are saddened to hear of this permit approval but knew the writing was on the wall. The Corps has a long history of going against the wishes and health of Tribal nations. This decision will not deter the resistance against the dirty Bakken pipeline. This decision merely highlights the necessity for the Corps of Engineers to overhaul the Nationwide Permit No. 12 process, which has been used by Big Oil to further place our lands, Indigenous rights, water and air at greater risk for disaster. We demand a revocation of this permit and advocate for the rejection of this pipeline.”

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Ken Chokee Photos 'Paddle to Nisqually'

Ken Chokee said, "Many blessings today for our Nisqually Canoe Family as we landed in Lummi Nation."



Photos copyright Ken Chokee 
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Paddle to Nisqually Canoe Journey stopped at Lummi Nation on July 20, 2016, at the Lummi Stommish Grounds. Many canoe families started at Lummi Nation and paddled from Birch Bay. Ken Chokee's photos share the journey from Lummi Nation to Samish Nation and Swinomish Nation.
Read more about Paddle to Nisqually at:

Read more in Bellingham Herald:
Northwest tribes from Alaska, Canada and Washington state are traveling the saltwater highway to the Nisqually Indian Reservation, stopping at coastal tribal communities along the way, in what’s being called the Paddle to Nisqually. Some paddlers began July 13 at the Ahousaht First Nation community, about 11 miles north of Tofino, B.C., on the western coast of Vancouver Island; others started July 15 on the Quinault Reservation and are working their way up the Washington coast, down the Strait of Juan de Fuca and into Puget Sound.

Canoe Journey 2016, Paddle to Nisqually, continues an inter-tribal celebration and annual gathering of Northwest indigenous nations. The annual tribal journey in the Pacific Northwest region was sparked by the Paddle to Seattle in 1989 as part of Washington State’s Centennial celebration. Over 20 Canoe Journeys have been held since 1993, when pullers (the preferred term because of the pulling motion on the paddle) from Canada, Alaska and Washington voyaged from their home communities to Bella Bella, B.C. The Canoe Journey has grown to include over 100 canoes and the participation of Canoe Families from other native canoe cultures, including Native American tribes, First Nations peoples, Alaska Natives, Inuit, Maori, Native Hawaiians, and other indigenous peoples from across the world.
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BC: Secwepemc Resistance: Anniversary of Mount Polley Mining Disaster



Secwepemc peoples are calling on all to come and stand with us in resistance against mining and the provincial government's decision to re-issue a full permit for Mount Polley. Indigenous Peoples are at the forefront of the impacts and consequences of climate change. The root of climate change in Canada is the continuing genocide of Indigenous Peoples, that is, the continuation of destructive and dangerous resource extractive projects approved by the Provincial and Federal governments that have no legal jurisdiction to do so. We find ourselves in a state of urgency and crisis. The continuing violations of the rights and responsibilities of Indigenous Peoples by industries not appropriately regulated, regularly causing environmental damage and destruction, and most importantly, that do not have consent by Indigenous Peoples will not be tolerated!

Public event in Vancouver

Monday August 1, 2016
Dinner at 5:30 pm, Event at 6 pm
1803 East 1st Ave (just east of Commercial Drive)
unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ territories, Vancouver

Come learn about resistance to Imperial Metals Mount Polley mine and broader mining justice struggles WITH Cecilia Point (Musqueam), Kanahus Manuel (Secwepemc Women's Warrior Society), Sacheen and Crow (Ancestral Pride), Sam Nock (Cree-Metis poet), Ricardo Segovia (hydrogeologist), Harjap Grewal (Council of Canadians) and Rita Wong (updates on Site C and Unist'ot'en Camp).

Accessibility info: Free event. Childcare provided on-site. Dinner served. Kitchen’s entrance is wheelchair accessible at street level. One washroom has a stall that can accommodate a wheelchair.The washroom door opening is 86 cm, and the stall door is 61 cm.

If you can please bring non-perishable food items for the camp to the event: wild rice, potatoes, bread, corn, oatmeal etc.

Caravan to Camp

We are arranging a bus to Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp (near Likely, BC) for all day gathering and sacred fire on August 4.
Leaving Vancouver at 8am from the safeway parking lot at broadway and commercial on August 3 and returning Aug 5 early morning.

--Bring own camping gear, water and water container, personal bowl and utensils, hand drums, and own chair if you need.
--If you need of a bed for accessibility reasons and/or are an elder etc, there will be a limited number of beds in a camper. Please email to reserve a bed spot.
--While at camp, everyone is able is asked to cover one cooking or cleanup shift. This is a collective effort and we are all responsible for keeping the land clean.

About Mount Polley Disaster

Two years ago, on August 4th 2014, the largest environmental disaster in British Columbia's history unfolded. The dam to Imperial Metal's Mount Polley mine's tailings pond broke and unleashed 2.5 billion gallons of contaminated water and 4.5 million cubic metres of metals laden silt into Hazeltine Creek, Polley Lake and Quesnel Lake on the way to the Fraser River Watershed.

The Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp was setup two years ago as a Secwepemc encampment at the entrance of the Imperial Metals' Mount Polley Mine. The anniversary will bring together Indigenous peoples and supporters to the Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp to light a sacred fire and strengthen our resolve to stop destructive mining and other extractive projects taking place on Indigenous lands without free prior and informed consent.
Con motivo del aniversario de la catástrofe minera de Mount Polley los invitamos a mostrar su apoyo a la población Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe y acompañarnos en el autobús que viajará de la ciudad de Vancouver a territorio Secwepemc. Se trata de un campamento de solidaridad y resistencia.
Los pueblos Secwepemc hacen un llamado a todos a venir y estar con nosotros en la resistencia contra la minería y la decisión del gobierno provincial de volver a emitir un permiso completo para Mount Polley. Las naciones indígenas están a la vanguardia de los impactos y consecuencias del cambio climático, saben que la raíz de éste en Canadá es el continuo genocidio de los pueblos indígenas, es decir, la continuación de los proyectos de extracción de recursos destructivos y peligrosos aprobada por la provincia y los gobiernos federales que no tienen jurisdicción legal para hacerlo. Nos encontramos en una situación de urgencia y de crisis. Las violaciones continuas de los derechos y responsabilidades de los pueblos indígenas por las industrias no reguladas adecuadamente, siguen causando daños y destrucción al medio ambiente, y lo más importante: ¡no cuentan con el consentimiento de los pueblos indígenas y no serán toleradas!

Public event in Vancouver
Lunes 1o de agosto de 2016 a las 6pm en 1803 de East 1st Ave (al este de la unidad comercial)
xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh y Səl̓ílwəta, territorios no cedidos, Vancouver.
Vengan a aprender acerca de la resistencia ante la minera Imperial Metales-Mount Polley, y las luchas de justicia anti-minera con Kanahus Manuel (Sociedad de Mujeres Guerreras de Secwepemc), Sacheen y Cuervo (Ancestral Pride), Sam Nock (Cree-Metis poeta), Ricardo Segovia (hidrogeólogo), Harpaj Grewal (Consejo de Canadienses) y Rita Wong (actualizaciones en el sitio C y Unist 'ot'en Camp).
Accesibilidad: Evento gratuito. Guardería en el lugar. La cena se sirve. La entrada de la cocina está adaptada para personas con silla de ruedas, a pie de calle. El abertura del baño es de 86 cm, y la puerta de uso directo del baño es de 61 cm.

Si pueden por favor traigan al evento alimentos no perecederos para el campamento: arroz salvaje, patatas, pan, maíz, avena, etc.
Caravana al Campamento

Estamos organizando un autobús a Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp (en los alrededores de BC) para todos los días de reunión y el fuego sagrado el 4 de agosto.
Dejando Vancouver 5 de agosto Ago 3 retorno de la madrugada (hora y lugar exactos de próxima publicación).

* El autobús es libre para personas de bajos ingresos e indígenas pero es necesario registrarse para asegurar lugar. Para registrarse por favor correo electrónico
* Llevar equipo de campamento, agua y cubiertos.
* El autobús va a permanecer durante la noche en el Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp, el miércoles 3 Ago. Si necesita de una cama por razones de accesibilidad y / o es una persona de tercera edad, etc., habrá un número limitado de camas en una casa rodante. Para reservar un lugar en cama por favor contáctese a través del correo electrónico
* Si bien en el campamento todos tendrán un turno para cocer sus alimentos y para limpiar, les recordamos que éste es un esfuerzo colectivo y todos somos responsables de mantener la tierra limpia.

Sobre el desastre de Mount Polley

Hace dos años, el 4 de agosto de 2014, tuvo lugar el mayor desastre ambiental en la historia de la Columbia Británica. La presa de relaves de la mina Monte Polley- Imperial Metals se rompió y liberó 2.5 millones de galones de agua contaminada y 4.5 millones de metros cúbicos de sedimentos cargados de metales en Hazeltine Creek, Polley Lake y Quesnel Lake, en el camino hacia la cuenca del río Fraser.

El campamento Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe fue instalado hace dos años como una albergada Secwepemc a la entrada de la mina Mount Polley-Imperial Metals. El aniversario reunirá a los pueblos indígenas y aliados del campamento Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe a fin de encender un fuego sagrado y fortalecer nuestra determinación para detener otros proyectos extractivos que tienen lugar en tierras indígenas sin el consentimiento previo, libre e informado sobre la minería destructiva.

Dakota and Lakota Youths Run to DC -- 'Run for Our Water'

Runners in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday (Photo courtesy Bold Iowa)

Bobbi Jean Three Legs addressing the crowd in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, with a message for President Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers about stopping the Bakken Pipeline. (Photo courtesy Bold Iowa.)

News coverage of runners in Des Moines, Iowa:

We are a group of young people from the Oceti Sakowin Nation taking a stand to be the voice for our community, for our great grandparents, and for Mother Earth.

Since our petition launched, three months ago, we’ve started a movement of almost 140,000 people demanding that the Army Corps of Engineers deny a permit for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through our Missouri River. Our campaign has been so successful, but it’s not enough: construction has already begun on the pipeline. 

We want to take this campaign to Washington D.C., straight to the doorstep of the Army Corps of Engineers’ headquarters and the White House – and we plan to run there. We’ll be using this 2,000-mile relay run to elevate our campaign into national awareness by connecting with other youth groups along the way, and working hard to get more supporters. Decision makers can’t ignore 140,000 signatures left on their doorstep, especially when we’ve traveled so far to deliver them.

If the Dakota Access Pipeline is built through the Missouri River, it risks our health and our water. This summer, we’re running for our lives. Support us by donating to our Relay Run fund, by running with us or by hosting our runners in your city. We’ll be posting the list of destination cities soon!


Relay run of 2,000 miles to D.C. opposes Bakken Pipeline
By Ed Fallon, Bold Iowa Director
Bobbi Jean Three Legs
Censored News
Des Moines, IA — At 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 23 in front of the Neal Smith Federal Building, 210 Walnut Street in Des Moines, Lakota and Dakota youth on a 2,000-mile relay-run to Washington, D.C. will hold a rally and protest to challenge President Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers to take action to stop the Bakken Pipeline. (See their promotional video here.)
Thirty-one young people from the Oceti Sakowin lands in North Dakota are running through Iowa July 19-25, roughly following the path of the Bakken pipeline. They will arrive in Washington, D.C. on August 5 and deliver over 140,000 signatures (people wishing to sign the petition can do so here) against the Bakken Pipeline to the Army Corps of Engineers. They also will rally in front of the White House, calling on President Obama to tell the Corps that a full Environmental Impact Statement is needed to show the harmful impact of the pipeline on their native lands and waters.
“In May, we led a relay race over 500 miles to deliver signatures to the Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha,” said Bobbi Jean Three Legs, one of the organizers. “Young people from across the Oceti Sakowin lands and non-Native youth ran over eight days through South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa, from reservation to reservation, through small towns and bigger cities along the Missouri River. Corps officials listened, but they still haven’t stopped the pipeline. We are now taking our message all the way to Washington, to the Corps’ headquarters there and to President Obama, to tell them to put an end to this act of aggression against our people, our land, our water and our future.”
“The passion and commitment of these tireless young people is contagious,” said Bold Iowa director Ed Fallon. “Their message is being well-received across Iowa, where 74% of us oppose the use of eminent domain to build the Bakken Pipeline. We hope their message is equally well-received by President Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers.”
Bold Iowa is part of the national Bold Alliance, now in five states and building new alliances to fight fossil-fuel infrastructure expansion projects and promote renewable energy. Visit
Oceti Sakowin Youth and Allies calls on the Army Corps of Engineers and President Obama to stop construction of the Bakken Pipeline because it will cause harm to the great people of this nation whose water and livelihood depends on the Missouri River.'Stop the  Dakota Access 

Photos above Joye Braun


Day 7 of our run!

Anna Lee, Bobbi Jean & the Oceti Sakowin Youth
Fort Yates, ND
JUL 21, 2016 — Today is Day 7 of our run and we are in high spirits! We’ve passed through South Dakota, and are making our way through Iowa. Some days are tough in this summer heat, so we work to care for each other and make sure everyone is drinking enough water and staying healthy.

This Saturday July 23rd at 11 am, we’ll be taking part in a rally in Des Moines, Iowa. If you are in the area come join us! We’ll be meeting at the Neal Smith Federal Building, on 210 Walnut Street. You can read more about the event here:

If you would like to learn more about our journey, take a look at this video we’ve made or check out the #RezpectOurWater hashtag on Facebook. We’ll send more updates soon!

Anna Lee and Bobbi Jean

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