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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Red Warrior Camp: Six Water Protectors Bitten by Vicious Dogs of DAPL Pipeline




Dakota Access Pipeline deployed vicious attack dogs, pepper spray and physical assault against the water protectors

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Project Contact: Cody Hall
Organization: Red Warrior Camp
Email Address: RedWarriorCamp@gmail.com

Cannon Ball River, North Dakota -- 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty Territory -- Today, as we offered prayers to commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Whitestone Hill Massacre against the Ihanktonwan Dakota peoples on the banks of the Cannon Ball River, a call to action was made to stand and block bulldozers as they plowed through an area containing ancient burial and cultural sites.
At approximately 3 p.m., water protectors successfully stopped Dakota Access pipeline construction as it reached Hwy 1806 through nonviolent direct action and mass assembly.
In that process, private security employed by Dakota Access, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, deployed vicious attack dogs, pepper spray and physical assault against the water protectors. According to the most recent update, 6 water protectors were bitten by dogs, a dozen or more pepper sprayed and numerous were physically assaulted; which included women.
It was reported that a North Dakota state patrol helicopter was flying overhead during the attack.
"The only comment I have is that people trespassed and workers were hurt." stated an unidentified North Dakota State Trooper after the incident. When pressed about the use of excessive force and attack dogs by a private security firm, the trooper referred reporters to the Morton County Sheriff.
This latest action comes one day after the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe submitted additional findings to the federal court to further support their case against the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.
Tribal historian Tim Mentz was invited to survey the property of a landowner whose land is in the pipeline corridor. In his statement to the court, Mentz states that his survey located at least 27 burials, 16 stone rings, 19 effigies and other features in or adjacent to the pipeline corridor. Mentz also stated that there are some features that are "unquestionably" eligible for listing under the National Historic Preservation Act.
The call for support was made by a Lakota Vietnam combat veteran who happened to come upon the destruction of the sacred sites area, just one mile north of the encampment.
We felt the need to protect these significant sacred and cultural sites on the land, because neither Dakota Access LLC or the U.S. federal government is not protecting them.
Red Warrior Camp was nonviolent and unarmed throughout this action. We will remain nonviolent and unarmed. We ask supporters to do so as well.
Additionally, we ask that supporters keep the attention on the fact that Energy Transfer Partners feels justified in using this level of force against unarmed and nonviolent water protectors AND the state officers that are sworn to protect the people allowed it.
We are calling for ALL water warriors around the world to come stand with us. If you are not able to join us physically, we ask that you join us in prayer and commit to our Weeks of Global Solidarity Actions from September 3-17, 2016.
*Red Warrior Camp will update as we obtain further information

Website: NoDAPLSolidarity.org
Social Media: facebook.com/RedWarriorCamp @RedWarriorCamp on Twitter/Instagram
Hashtags: #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife #RedWarriorCamp #SacredStoneCamp

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MNN. SEPT. 4, 2016. At Standing Rock siccing the dogs on unarmed people, biting women and children is like 1917 in Russia. The police joined the people who were standing up for their kids’ right to have bread to eat. The armed pipelines police are protecting the corporation. The pipeline cops are programmed to kill.us 44319 (1)
Judge Frederick Scullin is protecting the NYS Troopers that beat unarmed men, women, children and babies with baseball bats in 1997. He wants the cops to get away with attempted murder. The court is trying to throw out the case so there is no record or memory of this attack.
Actions like this are decided at places like Bohemian Grove where the elite meet over a campfire. The families and sons of the upper crust go there to be groomed and initiated to run the empire.
New World Disorder!
New World Disorder!
At Standing Rock the corporation is stirring up action so they can murder the water protectors. The world clearly sees where the empire is headed.
The corporation is an intruder trying to take over the natural world. The pipeline is putting themselves atop nature. The railroad did the same. The army went ahead of the work crew. The corporation trains its soldiers to create war, confusion, discord and frustration everywhere.2016-08-28-1472392213-6638265-14045571_10154503046257425_7639688882138710972_n-thumb
War is the corporation’s harvest. Band and tribal councils are the corporation’s ‘fellow travellers’. The NWO sets up the leaders to serve the corporation.
Natural people of he earth are in the way. No evidence of our existence is needed to get control of the world. The corporation will not dominate the world by dissolving us.
Ever wonder how they were created?
Ever wonder how they were created?
Those who don’t comply will go to jail or to the insane asylum run by the corporate lunatics.
Corporate road.
Corporation road.

The UN is a trap door to the NWO concentration camp. We are supposedly categorized according to our commercial value. Then we’ll have to submit so we can earn a living and feed ourselves, or stay alive. Same old, same old.
Corporatism is cured by establishing liability for the shareholders.
Jim Croce says: “Yeah you don’t tug on superman’s cape. You don’t spit into the wind. You don’t pull the mask off the old lone ranger. And you don’t mess around with slim”.


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Protection of Sacred Sites Leads to Clash with Pipeline Security, Halts Construction


Photo credit Natalie Hand
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Protection of Sacred Sites Leads to Clash with Dakota Access Private Security and Halts Construction
September 4, 2016


Yesterday, on the 153rd anniversary of the White Stone Hill Massacre of over 300 Dakota men, women, and children, the Dakota Access company’s private security provoked an altercation with protectors of sacred sites west of Highway 1806. Just the day before, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed additional information with the D.C. District Court detailing dozens of sacred sites, including burial grounds, that are in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Yesterday morning, Dakota Access attempted construction on that route. A group of approximately 100 people traveled from the encampment on the Cannon Ball River and arrived on foot to protect the sites from harm. The active construction equipment was guarded by private security armed with trained dogs and mace.


Guards sprayed mace directly into people’s faces and released dogs without warning on the actively demonstrating, unarmed protectors. At least 6 people were bitten, including a pregnant woman and a young girl who was taken to the hospital in Ft. Yates in stable condition. At no point did the security guards provide any request to leave or verbal warning, nor did they provide identification.  


LaDonna Allard, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, described the scene and the significance of the day, “September 3rd is the 153rd anniversary of the White Stone Hill Massacre. People from Cannon Ball are the descendants of survivors of that massacre. When the sun goes down, we know that’s when they started killing our people. We grew up with these stories. Yesterday morning, they told me Dakota Access was constructing. They are going over our culture, our land, our heart. On the day we remember those tears and that heartbreak, they are running over Mother Earth. I stood on that ground as the dogs barked and I prayed.”


A mother from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe was bitten on the chest by a dog while demonstrating, “They stood there smugly and laughed at us. I did this for my mom. I did this with the spirits. My grandmother always told me to stand up for what I believe in, to stand up for my children. When I feel that my son’s future is threatened, that he might be poisoned, that he might not get to experience life because of cancer, how can I not protect my child? I’ll die for my son. For his future, for all of these children’s futures. What little we have left, I will protect.”


“This was a call to action to protect our sacred sites. People showed up in force to stop the construction and the disrespect. We were there to defend and pushed back the private security force in a non-violent way and they released attacks dogs on the women on the frontlines first. They are the aggressors. We didn’t fight back, but we stood our ground. Yesterday’s action was forced upon us,” said Cody Hall, on behalf of the Red Warrior Camp.

Standing Rock Camp Prayer Wak for the Ancestors




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Standing Rock Camp prayer walk for the ancestors today.
Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016

VIDEO Tim Mentz describes destruction of sacred site by Dakota Access Pipeline




Published on Sep 4, 2016
This video was recorded September 3rd 2016. Tim Mentz speaks of the destruction of sacred site and other places by Dakota Access Pipeline. This information is very important for the world to see.. Please share with all and tell them to share Wopila Tanka. -Tony Brave

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe condemns human rights violations by Energy Transfer Partners



The blood on this attack dog's teeth is of Native Americans.
Native Americans were defending a major burial place
desecrated by pipeline bulldozers on Saturday.


Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe condemns human rights violations by Energy Transfer Partners
“This assault on peaceful people reminds me Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 or Wounded Knee, South Dakota in 1890.”  -- Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier.  

By Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier
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EAGLE BUTTE, South Dakota (September 4, 2016) —A private security force employed by oil company Energy Transfer Partners committed numerous human rights violations against peaceful tribal protesters when the oil company unexpectedly destroyed significant sacred sites on Saturday, according to Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier.
More than 1000 peaceful protesters have been camped for weeks on the Missouri River at the site of an oil pipeline project that is planned to cross through sacred sites on tribal treaty lands and under waters that impact the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and others.
On Saturday, Energy Transfer Partners bulldozed over a series of rock formations sacred to the Lakota people, which were first brought to light in court documents filed by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Friday.
Several tribal activists engaged in nonviolent opposition to the demolition and were met by a private security force employed by the oil company.  North Dakota state police and local sheriff’s deputies were not on site, despite being a constant presence over the past several weeks of protest.
Energy Transfer’s private security force arrived dressed in bulletproof vests, armed with mace and attack dogs with helicopter air support.  Dozens of tribal protesters were assaulted with mace and several were bitten by the oil company’s dogs.  Although North Dakota law enforcement was nearby, they failed to arrive until after the confrontation had subsided.
The Morton County Sheriff’s office has issued a statement claiming that the protesters broke numerous laws, however, the Morton County Sheriff’s office has not made any arrests.
“The oil company attacked women, children, and elderly members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe with German shepherds and mace when they were peacefully protesting on Saturday.  Where was North Dakota law enforcement?” asked Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier.  “This assault on peaceful people reminds me Birmingham, Alabama in 1963 or Wounded Knee, South Dakota in 1890.”  
Mr. Frazier continued, “This oil company has billions of dollars and they will build this pipeline at any cost.  They have been working for weeks to force the Indian people to engage in violence with them.  I cannot condemn their actions today strongly enough.  Our women and our children and our old people are at this protest site.  I am worried every day that Energy Transfer will cause something terrible to happen here.”  




LISTEN Kandi Mossett 'Burial place desecrated by DAPL bulldozers on Saturday'


Water protector attacked by Dakota Access Pipeline
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Attack dog attacking one of its own handlers on Saturday.

By Brenda Norrell
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CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Kandi Mossett, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara, spoke on Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio on Sunday morning. Kandi said a major burial place was dug into by the bulldozers yesterday. She said the pipeline company rushed in and destroyed this major burial place once it was identified, before state agencies could protect it.
Today, there will be a prayer walk for the ancestors in camp.
Kandi said this major burial place was likely her people, Arikara. 
There are 300 burial places and sacred places in this area. It was the private land owner that reached out to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Friday to protect this site.
"The site is desecrated." 
"What they did yesterday was remove topsoil." The pipeline plans to dig deeper. 
Speaking of the large machinery, earth movers, rushing in on Saturday, she said, "They destroyed a sacred site before we could stop them." The goal is the same as Keystone XL: "Shut it down." 
The fossil fuel industry is creating choas. "We have alternative solutions," she said of solar and wind energy, pointing out that Native American ancestors did not have pipelines. 
Kandi said President Obama has been disappointing in regards to his promises, and one thing he could do now, for his legacy, is to set free Leonard Peltier and grant clemency. 
Obama has not responded to cries for help to halt the pipeline and protect the burial places and the Missouri River.
Kandi is Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara, Three Affiliated Tribes. Their land, air, water and people have been devastated by oil and gas drilling, fracking, and camps of widespread crime of oilfield workers. She said the flaring of gas is poisoning the people and radiation is being released from drilling deep into the earth.
In Iowa, people are now fighting eminent domain seizing their land for Dakota Access Pipeline. 
Kandi points out Dakota Access Pipeline received permits in segments to avoid obtaining a full environmental impact statement. Live radio Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio   http://70.36.233.184:8777/gov
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Listen Colorado River Bird Songs at Standing Rock


Bird Dancers at Standing Rock Sept. 2016
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Colorado River Indian Tribes sing Bird Songs at Standing Rock Camp on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. Broadcast live on Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio and recorded by Censored News. Please click arrow to listen.