Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

September 11, 2016

OWE AKU: North Dakota Begins Campaign of Retribution - Local Agencies Instigate Violence and Violate their Constitution

Photo by Zoltan Grossman

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It's critical to recognize this battle is not over.  This article from Brenda Norrell at Censored News reports on the retaliation and intimidation that continue by North Dakota state officials.  The unjust and illegal mistreatment of those peacefully and constitutionally assembled to defend Sacred Water on the legal territory of the Lakota Oyate as established by international treaty and inherent rights are violations of domestic, state, national and international human rights law.  

Please continue to call the numbers set forth below and demand action be taken to stop escalation of the violence by the state of North Dakota and the corporations controlling their politics.  

1.  DONATE - go to and click on the "Donate" button.  All the money we collect goes directly to supplying the on-the-ground water protectors on the front line.  There are thousands that need your support.

Amazing independent media is getting out there thanks to many of our on the ground folks but Owe Aku wants to especially thank Brenda Norrell.  Donations to Censored News can be made at the link to her article above.

2.  SHARE - everything you see and read on social media or in the press or expressions of your own feelings, share them with everyone and anyone you know.  We are a peaceful camp and our strongest defense is the awareness of the public.
3.  CALL the Governor's Office again: Tell them the job of State Police is to protect the Water Protectors, not to disappear when the people are assaulted with attack dogs and pepper spray.
Office of Governor
State of North Dakota
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505-0100
701.328.2200: phone
701.328.2205: fax [to send an email]
4.  CALL the Morton County Sheriff's Office and tell them that they have a responsibility and an oath to uphold the law and protect peaceful Water Protectors, against aggressive mercenaries with weaponry.  The SHERIFF'S PHONE NUMBER:  701-667-3330

5.  CONTACT the Dallas company, Energy Transfer, building this pipeline, plenty of numbers to call and offices to sit it. These are the people paying the private security forces to attack Water Protectors. Ms. Granado, public relations for the Fat Taker corporation, deserves a little hassling I think in her capacity as protector of the bad guys.  
Engergy Transfer
Vicki Granado
Office: 214-599-8785
If your from other regions you can also call local numbers about the potential dangers.  Their website states that the following phone numbers are the numbers to call if you notice anything "unusual" that could be a leak! Well, there are a lot of unusual things that could be a leak; in fact the existence of the pipeline itself is an 'unusual' occurrence that we know will cause a leak:
Pipeline Emergency Numbers
ETC Liquids 1-888-844-8134
Fayetteville Express Pipeline 1-888-844-8030
Florida Gas 1-800-238-5066
Houston Pipeline 1-800-392-1965
Lone Star NGL 1-877-839-7473
Panhandle Eastern, Sea Robin, Trunkline 1-800-225-3913
Regency Emergency Reporting - Primary 1-877-404-2730
Regency Emergency Reporting - Secondary 1-210-404-2730
San Antonio Gas Control, SEPTS, ET Fuel, Oasis 1-800-375-5702
Tiger 1-888-844-3735
Transwestern 1-866-999-8975
West Virginia 1-800-375-5702
6.  CALL the WHITE HOUSE:  The president is NOW aware of what's happening in North Dakota thanks to a Malaysian Indigenous woman.  The Justice Department intervened.  Keep the pressure on the feds to follow the law.  Keep the pressure on the President.
THE WHITE HOUSE: (202) 456-1111
Owe Aku
International Justice Project
Owe Aku
Bring Back the Way
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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PO Box 325
Manderson, SD 57756

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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:

Anonymous said...

OIL+WAR, Breaking News: America's Military deployed against its own people. The State of ND deployed the National Guard against PEACEFUL Water & Land Defenders.