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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Standing Rock Chairman welcomes Indigenous from Amazon

Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault gifted headdress by Ecuadorian Sarayaku Indigenous Leader Franco Viteri. "We are here to globalize the resistance to oil."  Photo Ayse Gursoz

Standing Rock Chairman Dave Archambault II welcomes Indigenous from the Amazon to Standing Rock Camp today. Watch video:

Natives Locked Down to Halt Pipeline Being Charged with Felonies


Morton County announced it is filing felony charges on those who locked down today to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline.
"The Morton County States Attorney's office will pursue felony charges against the protesters who attached themselves to equipment due to the seriousness of the crime. Law enforcement officers are put in a dangerous situation when freeing these individuals, there is also a danger posed to DAPL, their workers and equipment along with the protester putting themselves also in a dangerous circumstance. We continue to encourage people to protest in peaceful and lawful manners," said Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier.

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Mohawk Nation News 'So Much For Real Justice'



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MNN. 15, 2016. In Syracuse court, Room 6, 12th floor, Judge Frederick Scullin made the 16 plaintiff self-lawyers [pro se] sit like good soldiers in neat rows, with name cards in front of us! We got a list of dos and don’ts like when to stand, sit or go to the toilet. He named Ryan Poplawski 315-565-4500 as our federal procedures advisor.
Get in your seats and stay there.
“Get in your seats and stay there”.

The four death squad troopers who beat plaintiff Robert Bucktooth almost to a pulp were dropped from the case in 2005 by some tricky secret procedure. The lawyers and the state never consulted us.
What's her clan?
What’s her clan?
The judge could not pronounce our names. Then he suddenly revealed that his wife is a Mohawk INDIAN princess. He could not recall her royal lineage even after living with her for 50 years.
Most documents we filed were irrelevant. The matrix is trying to exonerate them of any crime they committed. We think it’s a coverup.
Is the kaia’nere:kowa terrifying the NYS judicial system? Scullin [Bones] is picking the jury by questioning the candidates. It will be a 4 week trial, 4 days a week.
He picked as sole evidence a lame video that shows the deadly troopers standing around enjoying the nice day doing nothing. He rejected the one that showed the same I-81 INDIAN Detail beating us mercilessly with wooden batons. He doesn’t want the jury to see any of the real evidence of the state police beating down on the men, women and children. This video is part of the disclosures sent to us from our former lawyers.
'Stop Police Brutality!'
‘Stop Police Brutality!’
Ollie Gibson, on behalf of the Onondaga council of chiefs Inc., pointed us out to the advancing I-81 paramilitary. We got a worse beating than Rodney King.
Our ambulance chasing scummies, Terrance “Take-this-settlement-and-shut-up” Hoffman, Gonzo, Pagan and the others deliberately mislead us by delaying the civil action until the time the statute of limitations expired for the criminal charges. Under the kaia’nere:kowa there is no statute of limitation for crimes against t he people.
We could not see the faces of the masked goons without their name badges while we were fighting for our lives.
A question was raised about a person who was not there on May 18, 1997 whose testimony is being used to drop the charges against Trooper Jos. Smith.
"We have to stay out of town for a month".
Blythe: “We have to stay out of town for a month”.
Main defendants are NYS troopers James Parmley, George Beach, Jos. Smith and Dennis J. Blythe. Blythe will not testify as he escaped jurisdiction by going on a safari somewhere out of state where he gets his pension. He was the investigator of the Bureau of Criminal Investigation that spent 12 years with the Onondaga chiefs planning the break up of the Iroquois Confederacy.
NYS Asst. Attorney General Timothy “Jack-Rabbit” Mulvey, kept jumping up and down like he needed to pee. He wanted to dump a few more pounds of papers and binders on us.
Scullin said continuously, “You may disagree with my decision but that’s my decision. If you don’t like it, appeal it!” He’s suppressing justice by blocking the truth. He said the phoney settlement they made with the other 72 plaintiffs is irrelevant to our case! This should be provided to us as part of full disclosure.
You onkwe'hon:weh say what we don't want to hear.
Scullin: “You onkwe’hon:weh are always saying what we don’t want to hear”.
We can only make a 5-minute opening statement after about 20 years of injustice and violence by New York State.
We lived through this horrific attack and continue the struggle for our children. Come and watch the circus “No Fair Trial Here” of judicial clowns performing at 100 South Clinton in Syracuse on September 20.Come one. Come all!
Roger Miller sings about judge anxiety: “Well, dang me, dang me. They oughta take a rope and hang me High from the highest tree. Woman, would you weep for me?
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Any concerned person should call these these parties and ask them what their position is: District Court Fax 315-234-8501, Angela C.; Brittany E. Aungier; Carol L. Rhinehart; Devin M. Cain; Elkan Abramowitz; Gabriel M. Nugent 315-425-2836 Fax 1-315-425-2836; Joanna Gozzi; Jodi M. Peikin; Robert J. Anello; Terrance J. Hoffman 315-471-4107; Timothy P. Mulvey 315-448-4800 Fax 1-315-448-4800; Judge Scullon’s assistant Nicole Eallonardo Fax 1-315-234-8501. Ask Syracuse Post Standard to cover this rial 315-470-0011. New York Times 

LOCKDOWN Stops Construction West of Bismarck NO! DAPL Sept. 14


Three Warriors Locked Down to DAPL Excavators
Today Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016
Direct Action, stopping pipeline construction this morning west of Bismarck. Exit 123 and 117 on interstate 94. #nodapl

Ecuadorian Amazon Delegation Press Conference Standing Rock Camp Sept. 14

By Camp of the Sacred Stones
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An international indigenous delegation from the Ecuadorian Amazon has traveled to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and #NoDAPL efforts and share experiences of their successful defense of their sacred sites and water by expelling oil companies from their ancestral rainforest territory. 

Today at 2pm on the media hill there'll be a press conference with: 

- Franco Viteri, Kichwa leader from Sarayaku and former president of Confeniae (Federation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon)
- Nina Gualinga, Kichwa youth representative from Sarayaku
- Kandi Mossett, Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN)
- David Archambault II, Standing Sioux Tribal Chairman

Photo: Desiree Kane

Jailed Water Protectors Denied Constitutional Rights

By Red Warrior Camp
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MANDAN, North Dakota -- Water protectors stopped construction at two Dakota Access Pipeline sites today northwest of Mandan through nonviolent direct action.
At approximately 10:30 a.m. CST, two water protectors "locked down" to heavy equipment at the first action site.  One of the individuals was locked onto the machine for nearly 7 hours.
Trained medics, media, legal observers and police liaisons were on hand to offer support and were also arrested.
Separately, water protectors successfully and peacefully stopped construction at the second site.  A worker pepper sprayed one of the water protectors before leaving the scene.
Law enforcement began to arrive within the hour, followed by a large bus load of police dressed in full riot gear.  An initial police line was formed with officers toting pellet guns.  Filing in behind them was a second line of officers pointing large semi-automatic rifles at the water protectors.
The water protectors were immediately told that they were trespassing and subject to arrest.   Morton County Sheriff's office confirmed that there were 22 water protectors in custody by 4:00 p.m.  The majority of those arrested are charged with Criminal Trespass, a Class B Misdemeanor.
The two individuals who locked down to the equipment are charged with Criminal Trespass, Disorderly Conduct, and Obstruction of a Government Function.
The Morton County Jail booking process of the water protectors continued on into the evening hours.  Jail officials informed the Camp's legal team that the North Dakota States Attorney, Al Koppy, had ordered that only a North Dakota licensed attorney could visit the jailed water protectors, which is a violation of their constitutional right to counsel of their choosing for initial consultation.
The volunteer legal team assisting the water protectors called upon Chad Nodland, a local attorney who was also met with resistance by Morton County Jail staff.  Although some of the inmates had been processed, the jailers informed Nodland that he would have to wait until all 22 arrested were processed before he could speak to them individually.
Morton County Sheriff's Office refused to comment at press time.  The water protectors' bond hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. CST on Wednesday, September 14th at Morton County Court House in Mandan, ND.

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