|Nez Perce singers as megaload approaches Monday night, August 5, 2013 Photo by Brooklyn Baptiste|
CENSORED NEWS UPDATE!
Nez Perce Executive Council members arrested blocking tarsands megaload!
Monday night via phone:
At midnight, the tarsands megaload was about an hour away from the Nez Perce border. About 150 people are gathered to block the megaload.
The Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee passed a resolution Sunday opposing the shipments. Photo: Singers from Lightning Creek singing the Flag Song on Monday night.
Ed Becenti, Dine', said Monday night: "As a pure Dine' individual warrior, my ultimate support goes out to all the Nez Perce WARRIORS protesting the 'tarsands megaload' NOW. My so-called Navajo tribal government is an EMBARASSMENT to my traditional upbringing and beliefs. Being the largest land-based Native American Tribe in the U.S., Navajos should ultimately reserve the role as a blood-brother and almighty friend in times of defense of all Native American people in the U.S. and abroad!"
AP: LEWISTON, Idaho -- The company hired to move two large water purification units through Idaho and Montana en route to an oil sands project in Canada has announced plans to begin moving its first load on Monday night. The Idaho Transportation Department on Friday issued a permit for Omega Morgan to begin moving the 225-foot-long loads from the Port of Wilma near Clarkston, Wash., and along scenic U.S. Highway 12 in north central Idaho. The Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee passed a resolution Sunday opposing the shipments and urging the Forest Service to block them.No Tar Sands Omega-Loads Shall Pass!