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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Red Warrior Camp Counters Sheriff's Accusations

For Immediate Release - from the Red Warrior Camp on the Cannon Ball River -
Non Violent Direct Action to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
Owe Aku
International Justice Project
Owe Aku
Bring Back the Way

August 18, 2016

Media Contact: Cody Hall
Organization: Red Warrior Camp
Voice Phone Number: (605) 220.2531
Email Address:
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Twitter:  @ZuyaLutaOceti

Cannonball River,
1851 Treaty Territory
Dakota Access Pipeline Project Stopped Temporarily
The Dakota Access Pipeline Project is on hold as of August 17, 2016. Water defenders have responded to a call for warriors to come to the Northern border of the Oceti Sakowin Confederacy to stop the pipeline. That is our purpose here. The Red Warrior Camp has established a home for all who are willing to facilitate Non-Violent Direct Action in peace and prayer to achieve no other goal than to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. This is a continuation of the actions initiated in early April 2016 by the Sacred Stone Camp.
The Red Warrior Camp condemns the falsehoods and fear mongering that the Morton County Sheriff is exhibiting. There are no guns, or pipe bombs, or weapons of any sort in the entire camp. The Morton County Sheriff is lying so that the foundation can be laid, fraudulently, for law enforcement to escalate the tensions and initiate violence against citizens exercising their basic human and constitutional rights to protect safe drinking water for all in the Missouri River basin. The Morton County Sheriff is deliberately or negligently defaming the peaceful character of the camp in order justify a reason to call in the National Guard. Calling in the National Guard would relieve Morton County's staffing and financial burden of providing safety for the protestors and the DAPL employees.
Thus far, the activities by the Sacred Stone Camp protestors have included attempts at preventing access to the construction site leading to arrests. There has thus far been one time when the construction was halted, when women, without planning, initiated a direct non-violent action. This is only fitting, as women of all Nations have a sacred connection to water. There are many Tribal Nations and non-Native allies represented in the entire camp. The sole reason 500 people responded to the call for warriors is to come in peace and prayer to stop the pipeline. The Red Warrior Camp stands in solidarity with the Sacred Stone Camp and will continue to stay in 1851 Treaty Territory until the pipeline has been stopped.
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Owe Aku is a grassroots organization of Lakota people and our allies founded to promote the protection of sacred water and preservation of our territorial lands.  Our actions for environmental justice rely upon cultural revitalization as our major tool in achieving our goals.  The principle location from which are operations are based are on Lakota territory along Wounded Knee Creek on what is called the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation .  More information on our work can be found at

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You are receiving this email because you are an ally in our struggle to preserve sacredwater

Our mailing address is:
Owe Aku International Justice Project
PO Box 325
Manderson, SD 57756


1 comment:

Unknown said...

aIs it possible to post the treaty? So sad.

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