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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Friday, December 9, 2016

Standing Rock Camp Battles Cyber Blockers, Improves Service

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By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016

UPDATES -- Composting toilets save the day. Crews finished installing composting toilets, even some in heated tents, after the port-a-potties were yanked from Oceti Sakowin Camp. And work has been underway to fight back at the cyber blockers. Turns out they don't like being pinged to expose who they are, including cops who use stingrays to imitate cell towers to gain access to your cellphone. On Friday, five semi truckloads of supplies arrived, purchased from Amazon -- by good hearts around the world -- in response to the Last Real Indians wish list. Donors are also helping Last Real Indians purchase pickup trucks and vehicles for camp. The Dine' Camp at Oceti Sakowin is standing strong, with a new hogan. Across the river, Rosebud Camp and Sacred Stone Camp are resilient.
Standing Strong for Standing Rock.




Video: Standing Rock's Technology War
by TYT Politics
 "The watchers hate being watched," said one of the water protectors, a veteran who has been improving cyber service at Standing Rock Camp.
He describes how the Internet was boosted and jamming, blocking, and stingrays were countered to improve the camp's cell and Internet service.
He said when they fight back against cyber blocking in camp, the watchers don't like it when you begin pinging the officers and DAPL's interference. He explains how police were brought in, and used, for the benefit of a private oil company.

Below: Support group completes composting toilets, including heated ones with wood stoves, after port-a-potties pulled out of camp

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Amazon flooded with response to Chase Iron Eyes' Last Real Indians Wishlist
Truckloads arrive at camp donated in 24 hours
Literally just spent the last 5+ hours unloading semi trucks full of gear, cold weather, socks, generators, etc. These donations are for the camps, but are going to be distributed by Last Real Indians, I was honored to be asked from them to attend a meeting last night, I along with the #WeareDine crew are going to be working with Last Real Indians. Big things the camps need are WOOD AND WATER. ALL OTHER GEAR IS GOOD FOR NOW. Huge thank you for everyone who donated. -- Chris
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Live report today:
The reporter for TYT says Army Corps will raise water level of Lake Oahe to prevent DAPL from drilling.
This could flood Oceti Sakowin Camp.
Please check back for confirmation on this report in regards to raising the water level.

Today: Indigenous Testify on Dakota Access Pipeline Before International Human Rights Commission




Standing Rock Camp, resisting the pipeline, this week during blizzard.


Tribes to Appear Before International Human Rights Commission to Highlight Human Rights Violations Related to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Tribal representatives of the Standing Rock, Cheyenne River and Yankton Sioux Tribes will testify at a hearing of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.
Status conference on Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit will also be held Friday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A group of tribal representatives will testify at a hearing by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights this Friday, December 9 at 10:15 a.m. The hearing will examine the impact of extractive industries and projects on the human rights of indigenous peoples, focusing on the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, and the Yankton Sioux Tribe.
The human rights commission hearing, is public and will discuss how the planning and construction of extractive industries infrastructure projects trigger duties and obligations of members of the Organization of American States, including the United States, to promote, protect and guarantee human rights.
Tribal representatives will be available for questions following the hearing. Media is able to attend the hearing. Details can be found here:http://www.oas.org/en/iachr/media_center/coverage.asp

We also expect the hearing to be broadcast on the web: http://www.oas.org/en/iachr/default.asp

What: Hearing on the Human Rights Situation of Indigenous Persons in the Context of Projects and Extractive Industries in the United States
Who: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of the United States
When: December 9, 2016, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
Where: Padilha Vidal Room (TL Level), GSB Building of the Organization of American States, 1889 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006
Tribal Representatives Testifying:
Councilman Chad Harrison, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Chairman Harold Frazier, Cheyenne River Sioux
Tribe Chairman Robert Wayne Flying Hawk, Ihanktonwan Nation (Yankton Sioux Tribe)
Faith Spotted Eagle, Yankton Sioux Tribe
Tribes Petition the Commission
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe last week petitioned the commission to call on the United States to take precautionary steps to prevent irreparable harm to the tribes, their members, and others resulting from the ongoing and imminent construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), and from the harassment and violence being perpetrated against people gathered in prayer and protest in opposition to DAPL.
The official petition from the tribes can be found here.

Status Conference on the Dakota Access Lawsuit
In addition, a status conference in the lawsuit challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permitting decisions will also be held Friday morning. That hearing will discuss the next steps in the U.S. District Court litigation, especially in light of the Corps' decision announced Sunday to refuse to grant an easement for the pipeline to go under the Missouri River near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation and to study alternate routes for the pipeline. While the status conference should result in some clarity about how the litigation will unfold, it is likely to be a routine hearing with no decisions announced."


Tribes Ask International Human Rights Commission to Stop Violence Against Water Protectors at Standing Rock

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe (the “Tribes”) announced today that they have requested the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights call on the United States to adopt precautionary measures to prevent irreparable harm to the Tribes, their members, and others resulting from the ongoing and imminent construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (“DAPL”), and from the harassment and violence being perpetrated against people gathered in prayer and protest in opposition to DAPL.
According to the filing, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the “Corps”), an agency of the U.S. government, failed to adequately assess potential environmental and social impacts of the project in its role as issuer of the numerous permits necessary for construction of DAPL, including authorization to drill beneath the Missouri River at Lake Oahe. The filing alleges that both U.S. law and international law require that the Corps carry forth its permitting assessment in consultation with potentially affected indigenous peoples. The filing further alleges that because the Corps disregarded the Tribes’ consistent and continuing objection to construction of the pipeline, the Tribes face irremediable harm to sacred and historical sites and resources, including the waters of the Missouri River.
The filing also raises grave human rights concerns surrounding threats, harassment and injury sustained by people peacefully praying and protesting in defense of the waters and the Tribes’ rights. The filing alleges that such conduct by police, military and private security guards and the failure of the U.S. government to protect the protesters constitutes a severe violation of the protesters’ rights to life, physical integrity and personal liberty, security, health, protection against arbitrary arrest, and freedom of association and assembly.
The Tribes’ request seeks the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to call on the Government of the United States to protect the rights of the Tribes by denying the easement allowing construction of the pipeline under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe; complete a full environmental impact statement in formal consultation with the Tribes; and immediately take all actions necessary to guarantee the safety of those engaging in peaceful prayer and protest concerning DAPL, as well as several other measures to ensure the rights of indigenous peoples are protected.
“Tribal concerns and treaty rights have been disregarded and ignored under the pretext of the ‘letter of the law for far too long,” said David Archambault II, Chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. “Our people have tolerated this kind of treatment for over 200 years and enough is enough. It is time the United States finally and consistent with its legal and international obligations fully recognize our right to be treated like human beings and as sovereign nations.” Robert Flying Hawk, ?Chairman of the Yankton Sioux Tribe, said “Our status as sovereign nations is recognized internationally, as it exists outside of any constructs propagated by the United States.  As indigenous nations, we are standing strong in our conviction to protect the human rights of our people including advancing those interests in an international forum.” Faith Spotted Eagle, Chair of the Ihanktonwan Treaty Steering Committee, said “Endangering human and water security is a violation of international human rights.  Our treaties are international law and are entitled to respect as such. Beyond that, we are constantly under corporate attack on our cultural and natural resources and spiritual life ways,  We are being robbed of treaty lands and it must be stopped.”
The Tribes brought the filing collectively. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is represented by Earthjustice and the American Indian Law Clinic at the University of Colorado Law School. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Yankton Sioux Tribe are represented by Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP. A group of tribal representatives has been invited to testify at a hearing by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on December 9 at 10:15 a.m. These representatives will hold a press conference following the hearing.
What: Hearing on the Human Rights Situation of Indigenous Persons in the Context of Projects and Extractive Industries in the United States
Who: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of the United States
When: December 9, 2016, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.
Where: Padilha Vidal Room (TL Level), GSB Building of the Organization of American States, 1889 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006

Tribal representatives testifying:

Councilman Chad Harrison, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Chairman Harold Frazier, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
Faith Spotted Eagle, Yankton Sioux Tribe
Chairman Robert Wayne Flying Hawk, Ihanktonwan Nation (Yankton Sioux Tribe)

Read the official request here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rjgt7xfprm97uza/Standing%20Rock%2C%20Cheyenne%20River%20%26%20Yankton%20Sioux%20Tribes%20-%20Request%20for%20Precautionary%20Measures%20-%20FINAL%20Dec%2002%2C%202016%20-%20with%20exhibits.pdf?dl=0

Contact

Sue Evans | sue@nwmediaallies.com |
Nicole Ducheneaux | nducheneaux@ndnlaw.com |
Martin Wagner | mwagner@earthjustice.org | 510-917- 0434
Carla Fredericks | carla.fredericks@colorado.edu | 917-593- 0194

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MNN. Dec. 9, 2016. The tribal and band councils can’t keep lying forever to the people without eventually suffering the consequences. The government set them up to fraudulently sign away our land and resources. For their own safety and everybody else they say they might call in forces to Standing Rock. CEO David “Archie” Archambault, owner of the casino and hotel there, says, “Go home, decorate your Christmas trees and hang up your stockings”.
Grassroots have to do what has to be done.
Grassroots have to do what has to be done.
The government is sending around their museum INDIANS to lie and mislead the public for them. Archie Archambault went to the UN and asked for an investigation but not about the illegality of DAPL. In Canada Prime Minister Trudeau met with their Corpo Assembly of First Nation to make a deal about how to put in the pipeline in Canada. AFN represent only themselves and about  4 percent of the INDIANS who vote in their pretend chief system.
Racist speeches are starting in Congress against us. North Dakota congressman says that The rule of law deems the water protectors to be illegal violent protestors. He is trying to rile the people to finish us off.oregon-militia1-1024x916
The old script is to put out fake stories to justify the carnage. Strong field warriors have been fingered for persecution and the house INDIANS are running around stabbing us in the back and waiting for the crumbs to fall off the oppressor’s table.
Corpo tribal chiefs running down that oil slick road to the Whit House.
Corpo tribal chiefs running down that oil slick road to the White House.
Some of our people do a lot a talking and don’t do the walking. They run when directed to by the corpo chiefs.
The traitors have to be kicked out of our midst for the sake of the coming generations of all people.  Maybe we should burn our houses down and start again with the original instructions. We should let no one or nothing interfere with what creation intended us to do.
Nothing is good or bad in nature. Only what’s right. Those who work on tipping the balance are soon going to feel the dropping of the black wampum. Those who dn’t grab it will feel the war club.



The Right House or the White House?
The House of Hate. 
You’d almost think Rosemary Clooney was singing about the demise of the tribal and band councils and their corporate matrix: “This ole house is a-gettin’ shaky. This ole house is a-gettin’ old. This ole house lets in the rain. This ole house lets in the cold. On his knees I’m gettin’ chilly. But he feel no fear nor pain. ‘Cause he see an angel peekin’ through a broken windowpane … ain’t gonna need this house no more”.

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LET’S TELL THEM WHERE WE STAND: Politicians, Corporatists, Band & Tribal Councils and sell-outs that are cooperating with pipeline companies;
ENERGY TRANSFER STRATEGIST: Michael (Cliff) Waters, Lead Analyst 77002 (713), 989-2404 Michael.Waters@energytransfer.com
NORTH DAKOTA: Office of the Governor Jack Darymple: 701-328-2200; Morton County Sheriff’s Department: 701-328-8118 & 701-667-3330; Allen Koppy Morton County Attorney 701.667.3350; N.D. National Guard: 701-333-2000; Army Corps of Engineers (202) 761-5903
U.S. Embassy Worldwide & Ottawa, 490 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 1G8: (General): 613-688-5335, (Emergency): 613-238-5335, (Media): 613-688-5315 Fax: 613-688-3082, US Embassy of the United States, London UK, Switchboard: [44] (0)20 7499-9000, White House Washington 202-456-1111 or (202) 456-1414
ENERGY TRANSFER, 214.981.0700: Lee Hanse, Executive Vice President, 800 E Sonterra Blvd #400, San Antonio, Texas 78258 (210) 403-6455   Lee.Hanse@energytransfer.com Glenn Emery, Vice President (210) 403-6762 Glenn.Emery@energytransfer.com
Call Bernie Sanders202-224-5142; Call Hillary Clinton 646-854-1432—
Tribal Chairman Archambault of Standing Rock.