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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Water Protectors Establish Road Blockade and Frontline Camp NODAPL

Rob Wilson Photography

Citing 1851 Treaty, Water Protectors Establish Road Blockade and Expand Frontline #NODAPL Camp

By Camp of the Sacred Stones

CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- This morning, at approximately 8am central, water protectors took back unceded territory affirmed in the 1851 Treaty of Ft. Laramie as sovereign land under the control of the Oceti Sakowin, erecting a frontline camp of several structures and tipis on Dakota Access property, just east of ND state highway 1806. This new established camp is 2.5 miles north of the Cannon Ball River, directly on the proposed path of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). This site is directly across the road from where DAPL security dogs attacked water protectors on September 3rd.  

BREAKING NEWS! Standing Rock Water Protectors Defend Sacred Water Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016

Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Harold Frazier speaking to water protectors today. Frazier said he is asking lawyers to file for eminent domain of the land here. Frazier also said Cheyenne River Lakotas will be arriving on Monday. Our numbers are needed now, he said.
    Standing Rock water protectors barricade Hwy 1806. Police arriving. Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 mid-day

By Censored News

(Sunday 1:00 pm) Approximately four hundred (400) of our people have blocked Highway 1806 at Standing Rock. This is almost the entire encampment. They've used their vehicles and are gathering (Our people). The police are starting to make arrests.
Cell reception has always been spotty there. So, someone will be uploading videos soon.
Those who are near are asked to gather for another non-violent demonstration tomorrow, Monday. Expect to get pepper spray used on you. Do not resist. Expect to go to jail. Do not resist.
If your heart and mind are set on violence, then stay home, this is a non-violent protest. My Elders have spoken. Respect their, our, wishes.

(Sunday 12:30 pm) DAPL amassed behind hill with assault riffles. They came at us on ATVs and took one. There are behind us behind the hill, police in front. SUVs, ATMs, humvees armoured vehicles. We need you here now. We can stop this pipeline but we need you to move camp and get people here. -- Joye

On Saturday, there were 126 arrests, including two juveniles, and on Sunday, one arrest. The total arrested so far: 269.

Sunrise Water Protectors Sunday.

Sunrise Sunday in camp.

Sacred Ground Camp Established.

NOW Sunday Oct. 23, 2016

Standing Rock water defenders race forward to protect sacred after being attacked and beaten with police batons, and pepper sprayed on Saturday.

Sacred Ground Camp Created Near River 

Photos and article by Gidagaakoonz Mooz Ndootem
Censored News

BREAKING: WATER PROTECTORS CROSSED BARBWIRE FENCE DIRECTLY ON PIPELINE ROUTE, HWY 1806, NOW SETTING UP TEEPEES. COME TO STANDING ROCK, NOW. Goodmorning from Standing Rock. Today there is an urgent energy felt in camp, especially after yesterday's 83 arrests, and with the pipeline coming closer to highway 1806, and Lake Oahe/ Missouri River.
At 5:30 a.m. all the campers were called upon, and I don't often rush to the main fire so early in the morning. I was drawn to the passion of the speaker and recorded audio, some of it I transcribed here: "Everybody in camp needs to wake up and rise up.
We need every able body to come and stand with us today. They (DAPL) want to say they have eminent domain, they want to say the have right to poison us and our children.
Today we're going to take back our land, we're here to stand up for the rights of those who aren't here yet, those ones that are unborn.
We're the warriors that were sent here by the spirits to stand up, our warrior spirit brought us here together united, our unity is our strength, our prayer is our power, we need the camp, every single camp to rise up and come be a part of this today, we're going to stand and take back our land today.
We're going to control and protect it." 
The people marched to Sacred Ground Camp, which is ground zero of the pipeline route and have just crossed over the barbwire fence to set up teepees and a trailer, adding bodies and expanding the camp at Sacred Ground. 
Will keep you all posted on what happens next. #NoDAPL #StandingRock #OcetiSakowin #SacredGroundCamp #SacredStoneCamp #RedWarriorCamp

Oyate arrested yesterday, on Saturday, still not located in North Dakota jails

By Oyate Media Network
Censored News
Yesterday a total of 83 water protectors were arrested, today everyone marched to the front lines where the black snakes lies, the head has just about reached our sacred water and will be trying to cross... Unci's n Lala's... Fathers n Mothers, Children and the youth have begun to protect and fight these police and their huge oil corporation with peace and prayer.
Some of the oyate that were arres
ted have not been located as they were moved to different jails around North Dakota, it is really tense and serious right now and we are calling for more warriors to come and help fight this poison pipeline!
300 + tribes united here, many have raised their flags here in support but now we need them to come back and support the Oceti Sakowin.

BREAKING: #NoDAPL blockade now going up on hwy 1806 by Sacred Ground Camp & Cannon Ball Ranch. #DAPL mercenaries riding ATVs snuck up on two water protectors doing recon, snatched them up, and the people ran after them, trying to rescue their friends. #StandingRock #MniWiconi

#MotherEarthsArmy #OcetiSakowinUnite#StandingFor18MillionPeople #MniWiconi#WaterIsLife #StandWithStandingRock#OglalaYouthOnTheMove#OyateMediaOnTheMove

Bernice Benally 'Pray for the Warriors, Take a Stand for Sacred Water'

By Bernice Benally
Censored News

"The warriors on the frontlines are so brave and courageous! If you're sitting at home in the comfort of your own, do not throw negativity into your thoughts for these brave warriors. Instead pray for them. They have chosen to take a stand against a billion dollar company and we all know how desperate the company is. Take a stand with the WATER Protectors and pray with your glass of water every day. Think about these relatives walking down the dirt road and narrow paved roads of their land. They braved the cold, skipped their cup of coffee, left loved ones behind to show solidarity with their brothers and sisters. Pray for them. It doesn't matter who you pray to what language, take a moment and think about the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all the relatives, young and old, and in between bravely caring their chanupas, their tobacco, their prayers, their heart and soul, this is everything they are and represent. The sacred water, the Missouri River gives life to more than 18 milllion people, and it will be all over when the pipeline breaks and we watch in horror of the black snake spilling its guts into the once sacred river. We can only imagine the silence of the animal kingdom and the plant kingdom! No one speaks for them! We forget, we are all one in this cycle of life. We pray for our future generations and those yet to come. Stand for your rights as human beings. Mother Earth is in distress."

10:45 am Sunday, Oct. 23
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Minneapolis supports Standing Rock in resolution, Sheriff sends special forces to terrorize

Below: Hennepin Sheriff sent special forces to terrorize Standing Rock water protectors -- after Minneapolis and Saint Paul passed resolutions of support for Standing Rock's resistance to DAPL and protection of the water.
Minneapolis was the third city in the U.S. to pass a resolution in support of Standing Rock.

Deputy Shane Myre #533 Intergovernmental Relations Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office 612.543.0694 (office) 612.223.4951 (cell)
“At the request of the Governor of the State of North Dakota, and as approved by the State of Minnesota, on Sunday, Minnesota Sheriff’s Deputies from the Hennepin, Anoka, and Washington Counties’ Sheriff’s Offices were deployed to assist in Morton County, North Dakota. These deputies are part of a larger contingent of hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the Country who have responded to the request made through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, (“EMAC”), a nationally adopted system for sharing personnel and resources via state-to-state aid agreements. These Minnesota peace officers will assist in maintaining the public’s safety, preserve the peace, and protect the constitutional rights of protesters. These Sheriff’s deputies train and prepare to respond to emergency calls throughout the region, state and nation following any declaration of a state of emergency. Reimbursement for all expenses related to providing this service will be made through the State of Minnesota. The EMAC system was ratified by Congress and has been adopted as law in all 50 states -- to ensure no sheriff, no deputy, and no state stands alone in the state of an emergency.” Respectfully, Shane Deputy Shane Myre #533 Intergovernmental Relations Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office 612.543.0694 (office) 612.223.4951 (cell)

Chief Arvol Looking Horse: The dark spirit and disease of the mind

Arvol Looking Horse:
October 22, 2016
Protecting the Sacred
Mitakuyape (are now up against dangerous decisions that are coming from the disease of the mind. We are dealing with minds that hold no values of respect and honor toward another Nation’s Burials and Sacred Sites. Money has contaminated their minds to want the power to desecrate the sacredness of Mother Earth and allow my People’s burial places to be destroyed in order to continue to erase our culture.

Police beat water protectors with batons, pepper spray them during prayer

22 Oct 2016. Miqamwes M'teoulin being treated after police OC sprayed him twice in the face without provocation. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography
22 Oct 2016. Warrior Women being trailed by Riot Police near DAPL construction and desocrated sacred sites. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography
22 Oct 2016. Elder Water Protector being flanked by Riot Police near the front of DAPL construction and desacred sacred sites. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography
22 Oct 2016. Young Water Protectors trailed by an armored vehicle and what appears to be an officer armed with a semi-automatic rifle. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography

.22 Oct 2016. A Water Protector walks away from the police lurking behind him in an open field near DAPL construction. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography
22 Oct 2016. A Water Protector being rinsed off after Police OC sprayed him without provocation 3 miles west of Highway 1806. Photo by Rob Wilson Photography

Brutal police attack Oct. 22. Photo by Walter Ruiz
Brutal police attack on water protectors Oct. 22. Photo by Walker Ruiz
Unprovoked brutal attack on water protectors today. Screen capture Censored News.
Screen capture by Censored News.

Police beat Native American water protectors with batons and pepper spray them in unprovoked attack

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
STANDING ROCK, North Dakota -- The Morton County Sheriff and police carried out a brutal attack on Native Americans as they gathered for prayer today. Native Americans and supporters defending the water of the Missouri River from the Dakota Access Pipeline were beaten with batons by police, pepper sprayed and thrown to the ground.
More than 80 water protectors were arrested today during the unprovoked attack by police on peaceful water protectors. The police are defending a private pipeline.
Tipiwizin, a young mother at Standing Rock, called out for help, urging all those who came and camped at Standing Rock to return.
"The police, the military, armored vehicles, assault rifles, they are chasing our people, surrounded our people, chasing them into the river."
Watching the live stream today, she said, "I started crying, holding my baby daughter, because we come from people who were chased down, hunted down and gunned down by the military and the police. History is repeating itself. All those stories we were raised with, that we carry in our hearts, of our people, fleeing, running, racing, for our lives, just to live. We are the grandchildren and great grandchildren of those who survived the US Government federally mandated massacres on our people."
Watch videos of Saturday's brutal attack by police at Censored News:
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016: Breaking News from Water Protectors Road Barricade
In an unprecedented amount of lies in the media, the Morton County Sheriff has falsely accused the water protectors of being violent and being armed. The local media, revealing a long history of racism, have repeated these lies in the media.
In a steady stream of misinformation, the mainstream media reported that President Obama had halted the pipeline construction. Again, this is misinformation. DAPL, owned by Kelcy Warren, who has become the face of genocide for Native Americans, is racing to complete the construction.
The DAPL construction is near a burial place where water protectors were attacked with vicious dogs and pepper sprayed on Sept. 3.
The Morton County Sheriff is engaging in strip searches and false imprisonment of Native American men and women, who are jailed without credible charges. The owner of the land where the Camp of the Sacred Stones Camp is located, said her daughter was arrested without cause, while traveling in a car away from the area, strip searched and jailed naked.Dakotas, Lakotas and Nakotas here say this abuse is recreating the historical trauma, a result of their ancestors who were murdered and subjected to sexual violence by the Calvary and U.S. military.
Watch the videos of today as police attack Native Americans in prayer:
Photos from video screen captures.

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