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Saturday, September 21, 2013

American Indians: Protect Treaty Territory from White Supremacists in Leith, North Dakota

Lakotas and Dakotas face off with white supremacists in Leith, North Dakota 
Lakota Grandmothers Caputre Fascist Flag in Leith!


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"The mothers will take you on!" Screen capture by Censored News
Native American elders rallying against white supremacists.

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Riot team with no badges to identify them Censored News screencapture

Lakotas and Dakotas face off with white supremacists in Leith, North Dakota

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News Breaking News
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/09/american-indians-protect-treaty.html
Updated all day Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 
Dutch translation NAIS

Photo by Unedited Media
LEITH, North Dakota -- Lakotas and Dakotas arrived today in Leith, near the Standing Rock Indian Nation, to defend the town from an invasion and takeover by white supremacists.

Chase Iron Eyes, Lakota from Standing Rock, said on arriving in Leith, "We don't try to persuade anyone. Warriors do not need to be coerced; we go because we love our children." 

Iron Eyes said Standing Rock Lakotas arrived to the sound of war cries.

Lakotas and Dakotas led by Standing Rock and Last Real Indians delivered powerful words during the rally. They were joined by non-Indians of many races from the region who arrived by caravan from Bismarck. Several hundred people rallied against the white supremacists known for violence and hate crimes.

Dakota grandmother Phyllis Young promised that the Lakota and Dakota grandmothers were ready to take on the white supremacists.

"You are in Dakota territory."

"Lakota means allies, Dakota means peace, and that is what we continue to struggle for in this land."

"My uncle stormed the shores of Normandy to eliminate your forerunners, the Nazis, that killed millions all over the world, so we know what your intent is, to criminalize Dakota territory.

"You will not do it. The grandmothers will stand up to you. The women will take you on."

The rally began before the Town Hall meeting, with the crowd shouting, "Go home!"

Chase Iron Eyes told the crowd, while facing the white supremacists, "We came here today to our country. We have been living here for tens of thousands of years. We know we have a harsh history between the races."

"But as I look where the Nazi flag flies, where the swastika flies, I know we have called their bluff. Because they who spread hate rely on other white people to fear non-white people."

"We have evolved. We do not hate white people."

"You have come here thinking that you can exploit the ignorance of white people."

Facing the white supremacists as they were arriving, Iron Eyes said the Lakotas will not react until they are attacked and named the Indian Nations present.

"We are evolved human beings. I think you know you represent a dying cause."

"You have nothing. That swastika is even our symbol."


"You have appropriated our intellectual properties because you have none."
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"You're 30 miles from our border. If you think we're going to let you come into our territory and affect our children, you've got another thing coming. What you see here are the mouthpieces. The warriors aren't even here. You have come here thinking we are going to react out of fear, but we won't do that. We are Dakota and Lakota people."

"You are a dying cause."

Listen to this address of Chase Iron Eyes:
http://vocaroo.com/i/s00ova5dzK70

State troopers and a riot squad were assembled, with badge numbers removed, as the town hall began. Inside the town hall, the National Socialist Movement attempted to convince the town they are not racists. After music played with bagpipes, the National Socialist Movement, known for its acts of violence and hate crimes, attempted to play the role of victims. 

However, they made it clear they were here to take over this town. 

Lakotas were not leaving at the end of the day, so riot police formed a walking line with the intent of pushing people out of the tiny town of 24 people. After the Town Hall, the National Socialistic Movement, and Craig Cobb who bought up the land and was basking in media glory, went inside one of the little deteriorating houses with the police lined up outside to protect them. 

Protesters appeared to leave with no police problems, and shouted war cries.

The daylong events inside and outside the town hall were live streamed by Unedited Media.

At the end of the day, one Lakota yelled, "You are on Treaty territory, you are not welcome here!" at Cobb, who bought up properties here for white supremacists.
Earlier, Native Americans called for peacekeepers to protect the Treaty Territory and support the local community of Leith on Sunday and Monday. 

The Last Real Indians sent out this message, which was shared 315 times in 40 minutes on Saturday night on Facebook. On Sunday morning, it had been shared 725 times in eight hours.

On Saturday night, Last Real Indians, comprised of Native American journalists, said, "Tomorrow is the Caravan to Leith, North Dakota, where the white supremacists movement will host a meeting to protect their hateful pursuit to take over that town."

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"We need our vets, our brothers, our hunters, and anyone that cares to protect the safety of our children to come help in our peacekeeping force. Be there by 1 pm Central to be sure we join the good evolving citizens of North Dakota to protect Treaty Territory."

Listen to Chase Iron Eyes, of Last Real Indians, on Lakota Tiokasin Ghosthorse's First Voices Indigenous Radio this week. Iron Eyes is Lakota from Standing Rock Indian Nation, 30 miles from  Leith. 
http://firstvoicesindigenousradio.org/program_archives

On the radio show, Iron Eyes said these white supremacists carry out terrorism and are a threat to local children and families. 

Iron Eyes said Lakotas would join Unity ND to rally today, Sunday. Iron Eyes said the white supremacists represent a dying world view, and even in South Dakota, races have reached a level of respect. He said white supremacists can not be allowed to "set up shop" this close to Indian country communities.



"I know they are violent, and probably armed," Iron Eyes said, pointing out that all races will join together on the caravan to oppose this. He said the Aryan population will soon vanish and they are acting out of desperation.

UnityND organized a caravan on Sunday from Fargo and Bismarck to oppose the white supremacist takeover of Leigh, located in the southwest corner of North Dakota. http://unitynd.com/

The threat to the region attracted the region of global newspapers.

The UK Guardian reported, "The tiny town of Leith in North Dakota is bracing itself for a potentially turbulent weekend. Its 24-strong population is set to be overrun by opposing busloads of neo-Nazis attempting to create a white supremacist community there and their anti-racist detractors."

"Jeff Schoep, commander of the American National Socialist Movement (NSM), is preparing to travel from Detroit to Leith to hold a town-hall meeting and press conference on Sunday afternoon. On the NSM website, he describes the trip as a 'gesture of goodwill,' but goes on to say ominously that the aim is to 'plant the seeds of National Socialism in North Dakota. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/21/north-dakota-neo-nazi-community-leith

The neo-Nazis are the second wave of decay for small towns in North Dakota -- including American Indian communities -- where the oil and gas industry has already shattered the communities, poisoned the air, water and soil, infested communities with crime and destroyed lives in an Armageddon to community life. The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Indian Nation in North Dakota is among those devastated by oil and gas drilling that has resulted in local
deaths.

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Last Real Indians, proving that journalists can take a bold stand and make a difference, also posted this statement from the town of Leith, ND:

"We are deeply disturbed that one of the residents of our small community has invited hate groups to our town and to the state of North Dakota. One of these hate groups, the National Socialist Movement, is planning to hold a meeting in our city hall on Sunday afternoon, and raise neo Nazi flags on property around our town.

"The values of our town include safety and acceptance for everyone. We stand firmly against the bigoted views of this group, and will not be participating in their events.
"We urge other North Dakotans to peaceably join us in telling hate groups they are not welcome in our state.
"We have been told by other communities where the National Socialist Movement, a neo Nazi group, has tried to organize that the words and actions at their events are designed to provoke confrontation.
"We would rather draw attention to the good people who live in our town, in our county and in our state. While the neo Nazis are meeting in our city hall, we will be gathering in and around Leith to show that we stand together against hate, and stand with all North Dakotans."

-- For permission to repost this article, contact: 
brendanorrell@gmail.com

Southern Poverty Law Center Hatewatch Report on white supremacists in Leith ND:


http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2013/09/05/leith-revelations-spark-battle-between-white-supremacist-forums/#more-11998


Watch rally from livestream by Unedited Media:


Video streaming by Ustream

Photo below shared from Last Real Indians: In 1958, the Ku Klux Klan KKK planned a rally in Maxton, NC to harass Lumbee tribal members and other non-whites. On the night of their rally over 500 Lumbee men showed up to the KKK rally with guns and sticks. The Lumbees went on the attack. The KKK members were routed and ran out of town in what is now called the Battle of Hayes Pond.




Also see: Phoenix New Times: 
Arizona Militia caught on hidden cam 
http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/valleyfever/2013/09/arizona_state_militia_robert_c.php

Comment from Panama to Censored News:


I can't call them supremists, becos they are not that, they are just stupid.  My mothers nation, the Guna Yalla (Panama) use the real swastika on their flag.  It is a shame stupid people have to deface what others hold dear.  i stand with you. 

Celebration of Water and Belonging Sonoma, Calf, Oct. 12, 2013


Longest Walk 4 Photos: Ioway Powwow Kansas








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Longest Walk 4 near Topeka, Kansas, at powwow, late today, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
Photos by long walker Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson, Western Shoshone, thank you for sharing with Censored News! 
More of today's photos: Potawatomie honor Longest Walk 4 at Veteran's Powwow:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/09/photos-potawatomie-honor-long-walk-4-in.html
Photos of Long Walkers with students in Kansas this week: 
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/09/photos-long-walkers-talk-with-students.html
Long walkers harassed by police in Kansas:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/09/native-long-walkers-harassed-by-kansas.html

If you can host the walkers in your area, or provide a camping place or meals, please contact the walk at: Wabus44@gmail.com or at their cell: 202-436-6576. The Longest Walk 4 is looking for a sponsor to cover the cost of their cell phone, $60 a month for three months. If you can help, please call the Long Walk at 202-436-6576.

KANSAS

September 19 – 26 - Topeka to Wichita, KS 161 miles

September 27 – 30 - Gathering/ support tar sands and pipeline resistance

COLORADO

October 1 – 17 - Wichita to Pueblo, CO 418 miles

October 18 – 19 - Gathering

October 20 – 31 - Pueblo to Grand Junction, CO 284 miles

Route continues through Utah and Nevada to California, more at: www.returntoalcatraz.com

Walk across Golden Gate Bridge Dec. 21. Sovereignty Gathering on Alcatraz: Dec. 22, 2013

 

Photos Potawatomie honor Long Walk 4 in Kansas







Photos by Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson, Western Shoshone. The Longest Walk 4 was honored at the Potawatomie's Veteran's Powwow in Mayetta, Kansas today, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013.
Thanks for sharing photos with Censored News
Photos of Long Walkers at Ioway Powwow in White Cloud, Kansas, the same day:
Photos of Long Walkers with students in Kansas this week: 
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/09/photos-long-walkers-talk-with-students.html
Long walkers harassed by police in Kansas:
http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/09/native-long-walkers-harassed-by-kansas.html

If you can host the walkers in your area, or provide meals, please contact the walk at: Wabus44@gmail.com or at their cell: 202-436-6576. The Longest Walk 4 is looking for a sponsor to cover the cost of their cell phone, $60 a month for three months. If you can help, please call the Long Walk at 202-436-6576.

KANSAS

September 19 – 26 - Topeka to Wichita, KS 161 miles

September 27 – 30 - Gathering/ support tar sands and pipeline resistance

COLORADO

October 1 – 17 - Wichita to Pueblo, CO 418 miles

October 18 – 19 - Gathering

October 20 – 31 - Pueblo to Grand Junction, CO 284 miles

Route continues through Utah and Nevada to California, more at: www.returntoalcatraz.com

Ceremony on Alcatraz: Dec. 22, 2013

 

Audio: Canadian spy tries to entrap Kanesatake man



By Tom Fennario and Jorge Barrera
APTN National News

MONTREAL--An agent with Canada’s spy agency tried to entice a Kanesatake man to meet over “coffee” and discuss his recent trip to Greece before turning the conversation personal by bringing up the 1990 Oka Crisis, according to a recording of the phone conversation posted online. The recording offers a revealing snapshot of the tactics agents with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service use to turn targets into informants. 

Anishinabe First Nation Terrance Nelson had this response to Censored News.

"This is what I find so funny about the media trying to tell me that the Government of Canada is not monitoring First Nation leaders. CSIS listens to phone conversations, intercepts emails, texts etc. Recently Eric Robinson, a Cree who is also in the Government of Manitoba, got in trouble over a private text message that he sent to another native person. Robinson called a white woman "do gooder." His text message became public. He got days and days of media coverage in which he was condemned as a racist because he called some white people "do gooders."
"Monitoring of First Nations people is extensive. We as First Nations have the ability to shut down the Canadian economy and affect the American economy. See my attached March 2012 article, How Dangerous is the situation in Canada. The idea that no one is listening is quite stupid. Every First Nations person should be careful what they say and FACEBOOK is the worst. It is a permanent record and some Facebook accounts are regularly monitored.
"Canada is getting a black eye in international circles. We need more of our people going international. They can't keep what they are doing to First Nations in Canada a secret if enough First Nations people get into other countries to speak. My trip to Iran last fall is something the Government tried to stop. When i went to Iraq in 1998, it was not such a big deal because so few of us even went international. Now it is a big deal, because more of us are going international.
"Prime Minister Harper is paranoid. He should be. CSIS farms out the surveillance to low cost countries. So does CIA.
"Thanks for posting the APTN story. I am sending it out worldwide."

Terrance Nelson
Vice Chair American Indian Movement