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Friday, November 25, 2016

Army Corps will shut down Oceti Sakowin Camp Dec. 5, 2016

Oceti Sakowin Camp by Tiokasin Ghosthorse Nov. 24, 2016
Oceti Sakowin Camp

Red Warrior Camp said -- "The river is calling! Come and stand with us! This is 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty land. We will not leave until this black snake is killed!"

Standing Rock Sioux Nation Chairman Responds to Army Corps Notice of Eviction
CANNON BALL, North Dakota — The following statement from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Chairman, Dave Archambault II, can be quoted in part or in full.
“Today we were notified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that on Dec. 5th, they will close all lands north of the Cannonball River, which is where Oceti Sakowin camp is located. The letter states that the lands will be closed to public access for safety concerns, and that they will allow for a “free speech zone” south of the Cannonball River on Army Corps lands.
Our Tribe is deeply disappointed in this decision by the United States, but our resolve to protect our water is stronger than ever. We ask that all everyone who can appeal to President Obama and the Army Corps of Engineers to consider the future of our people and rescind all permits and deny the easement to cross the Missouri River just north of our Reservation and straight through our treaty lands. When Dakota Access Pipeline chose this route, they did not consider our strong opposition. Our concerns were clearly articulated directly to them in a meeting on Sept. 30, 2014. We have released that audio recording from our council meeting where DAPL and the ND Public Service Commission came to us with this route.
We ask that the United States stop the pipeline and move it outside our treaty lands.
It is both unfortunate and ironic that this announcement comes the day after this country celebrates Thanksgiving – a historic exchange of goodwill between Native Americans and the first immigrants from Europe. Although the news is saddening, it is not at all surprising given the last 500 years of the treatment of our people. We have suffered much, but we still have hope that the President will act on his commitment to close the chapter of broken promises to our people and especially our children.”
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Oceti Sakowin photo by KILI Radio

Mohawk Nation News 'Thanksgiving Hoax Continues'

 Mohawk Nation News
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MNN. Nov. 5, 2016. Only the war mongers gain from war. Victor Hugo once said: “No standing army can stop an Idea which time has come…” We are fighting injustices, theft, immorality and for our lives. Pillaging our land and possessions has one effect, future conflicts. The US lies will not overcome the great peace, kaia’
The BIA Chief Archambault of Standing Rock got a letter today, from the Army Corps of Engineers. This shows who he and all other BIA tribal chiefs report to. All reservations are POW camps for the true land owners of great turtle island. The Army plans to move one Standing Rock camp on Dec. 5. pipeline
The US continues to steal our land and resources and try to exterminate us. At Standing Rock they show up with lethal weapons to try to kill us and our allies, to discourage all of us from any action to defend ourselves.

War is being figured by artificial intelligence. The corporate army is carrying out the mission for the DAPL shareholders at the direction of the Army Corps of Engineers.
The US is a fear based society. Machines and bombs are fear weapons. As America loses its morality it also loses its credibility on the world stage. We have our clan based system based on the great peace.
'Have you tried this new low tar peace pipe tobacco?'
The European and American financiers running the world have put a price on everything to turn the world into an equation based on their man-made rules, to enslave us and steal our possessions.
American exceptionalism is a myth that they keep propagating, by threatening to bomb victims or else! The main bankers of the world are at Goldman Sachs that is putting their new world order in place. Bankers operating outside of this matrix will be disappeared.
The banksters own all the shares sold on the stock markets. The people who buy stocks, bonds, derivatives, etc. are playing the banker’s war game. Like the board game Monopoly, the banker always wins.
The politicians are the front men of the banking oligarchy.
Jane Fonda has always been there for us.
Jane Fonda has always been there for us.
We are a little bump in the road in their business plan because we will not be monetized. The strategists in the Darth Vader Pipeline [DAPL] boardroom are trying to figure out how to rip off the Lakota and all onkwe’hon:weh, original people.
Historically the buffalo soldiers would come in with gatling guns and mow down all the Indian men, women and children, put the dead bodies into a big hole, cover it over with dirt and put railroad tracks and roads over top of them.
Now they are digging up all those murdered Lakota and putting pipelines underneath the dead

Deep Purple lays it down accurately: “Sweet child in time, You’ll see the line. The line that’s drawn between Good and bad”. [Sweet Child in Time].

Red Warrior Camp -- Sacred Water and Prayer Triumphs on Nov. 24, 2016

Resilience in Resistance -- Water Protectors Prayers Circle Mandan, Turtle Island and Backwater Bridge 

By Natalie Hand, Lakota Media Project
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1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty Territory, Banks of the Cannon Ball, ND -- On November 24, 2016 thousands of water protectors peacefully protested the Dakota Access Pipeline near the pipeline corridor north of Cannon Ball and in Mandan, ND.
Water protectors gathered in Mandan to raise awareness to residents about the dangers of the pipeline to the Missouri River. Hundreds of water protectors formed a circle at the intersection of Main Street and Memorial Highway and offered prayers, a round dance, and songs.
As the prayer circle continued, word spread that North Dakota law enforcement was raiding the Oceti Sakowin camp. However, it was quickly confirmed to be a rumor spread by a provocateur doing a social media live stream, whom water protectors suspect was planted by Dakota Access in order to disrupt the camp.
In Mandan, individuals spoke about the reported 292 pipeline spills during the year of 2016, posing questions such as, “where will millions of people get drinking water when this pipeline spills?”, and “why was it ok for Bismarck residents to protest the pipeline crossing the Missouri River near their homes, but not ok for indigenous people to protest the re-routing of it one mile north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation?”.  Water protectors consider this to be environmental racism and spoke of how all social changes in America came from civil resistance, such as the Suffergate movement, civil rights movement, the anti-war movement and the American Indian Movement’s actions which resulted in many laws being changed in America.  These laws include the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, which de-criminalized for example, the Lakota sundance ceremony which prior to the passage of the law could imprison Lakota for practicing their way of life; the Native American Grave and Repatriation Act, which protects the graves and sacred sites of American Indians; forced the stopped fertilization of American Indian women; and the enforcement of sending American Indian children to boarding schools.
Numerous speakers called upon President Obama to halt this pipeline, including many residents of Mandan who questioned his refusal to address the allowance by his administration to use Nationwide Permit 12 to avoid conducting an environmental impact statement.
Water protectors questioned North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, who continues to support the Dakota Access Pipeline and the use of militarized police forces against unarmed water protectors peacefully resisting along the pipeline corridor. Two days ago, Dalrymple went on national television to urge the approval of the pipeline project, citing that $11.8 million has been spent on military-grade warfare equipment such as MRAP’s, LRAD’s, Humvees, percussion grenades, razor wire, 24 hour air surveillance including fixed-winged aircrafts, helicopter, ATV’s, tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons.
From the encampment of 8,000-10,000 Native water protectors and allies from around the world, individuals walked to Turtle Island to light sage and purify the land, water, and air from negative energy emitted by police and pipeline activity. The intentions were to say a prayer for Mother Earth, the sacred water, the spirit of the ancestors and through the smoke to honor the resiliency of their grandfathers and grandmothers but instead faced the brutal water spray from the police.
Water protectors also gathered at the Backwater Bridge on Highway 1806 to pray at the blockade created by Morton County law enforcement.  This blockade poses a great risk to the lives and livelihood of Standing Rock Sioux Tribal citizens.  The blockade includes concrete barriers and rolled razor wire on either side of the bridge which extends 100 feet into the ditches.  Vehicles, placed by law enforcement, remain on the bridge weeks after Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeir committed to their removal to provide access for emergency vehicles and citizens to conduct their daily business.
Due to Kirchmeir’s unwillingness to remove the barricade, water protector Sophia Wilansky, who stated she was injured by a concussion grenade (launched from the Stutsman County MRAD by a West Dakota SWAT officer) significantly delayed her access to an adequate trauma unit hospital. Upon arriving in Bismarck, Wilansky was promptly airlifted to Minneapolis for surgery to save her arm.  It remains unknown if she will lose her limb.
The water protectors are continually met with violence by militarized Morton County law enforcement, but remain strong and pray for sacred water.

Bad Bear's Photos: Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony 2016


Photos copyright Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson, Western Shoshone. Bad Bear said highlights of this year's Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony were a flute tribute to John Trudell and the words of a Filipino who performed a special dance. She said Indigenous Filipinos are treated like the Native American water protectors at Standing Rock. Special thanks to Bad Bear and his father, Buck Sampson, Paiute (in photo three with AIM West coordinator Tony Gonzales) for sharing their photos and words with Censored News.

Anonymous Warning to Morton County Sheriff Nov. 25, 2016

Update on Friday -- Morton County Sheriff's facebook page got whacked -- couldn't happen to a more deserving guy

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