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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Standing Rock Medic Passes of Heart Attack

Standing Rock Camp Medic Bert Allen “B.A.” Naholowa'a passes to Spirit World 

On Thursday, December 8, Bert Allen “B.A.” Naholowa'a suffered a heart attack. He was outside of the gas station near the Prairie Knights Casino. He was there doing maintenance on his RV. He'd been in the area since roughly November 26th serving as a volunteer medic to water protectors at Oceti Sakowin Camp.
B.A. received first aid, and an ambulance was called to assist him. He was taken to Fort Yates Hospital. He did not recover and passed away that day.
B.A. was Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian), American Irish, and American Chinese. B.A. was a second generation Air Force veteran. B.A. resided in Arizona. He is survived by 4 children, their mother and their partners, 8 grandchildren, 3 sisters and a large extended family.
From B.A.’s family:
"We were regularly in contact with dad while he was volunteering at the camp. He was honored to be there and of service to the camp community. Thanks to all that made his experience a good one. He walked on in a good way. We are sure he is in peace.
The Naholowa'a Ohana is happy to receive visitors for B.A. at a visitation on December 13th from 11 am to 1 pm at Dawise Perry Funeral Home in Mandan, North Dakota. Later his ashes will be taken home to Hawai‘i for further services."
We express our deepest sympathies to B.A.'s Ohana and want everyone to know that B.A. left a beautiful lasting impression on all who he had contact with. We don't have words to describe the loss that those of us who had the honor of knowing B.A. are feeling; but we are grateful for the time we did get to spend with him - time well spent caring for the water protectors. We are also grateful that B.A.'s family could come to camp and hold a memorial service today. Those of us who were able to come were very blessed by the songs and ceremony.
We ask everyone to please give the family time and space to heal. We love you all.

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Greatest honor and respect for your Dad's service to Mother Earth and Clean Water in the prayerful movement for future generations. His soul will soar with the Creator. on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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His service was honorable. Condolences to his family. Peace and hugs. on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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We honor a man who died as he lived - helping others. There is no doubt he will rest in peace. on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for enabling him to transition in a proud and honorable way. My love to you and yours. on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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I heard an interview with Chauncey Peltier, yesterday, stating they are using chemical weapons on Water Protectors, with their water cannons. Could that have been a factor? on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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My father passed away Sept. 12th of this year and it allowed me to be here at Standing Rock! It sounds like your father was a wonderful with a big heart. I saw the ambulances that day at the casino and whispered a prayer..... So sad for your loss but for him what an honorable place to die. He truly gave his heart to Standing Rock. I have my dad's ashes with and plan to place some on the land, when I do I will add your dad's in spirit. Thanks for sharing your father with us! May you enjoy his memory. Maybe in the spring we can plant a tree for him? We did that for my dad.... Mini Wiconi - water is life! on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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🙏🙏🙏May Creator bless his spirit and his family 🙏🙏🙏 on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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Bless BA, his family and his friends all over the world. on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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My deepest condolences to the family ..A TRUE WARRIOR. (joanne in fla ) on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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Sending my love and condolences to the family. How wonderful that Bert was able provide help and caring to the water protectors...I know the prifound impact of that in one's life...I pray fir his continued journey. I sense he is at peace.���� on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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So sorry to hear that. .Prayers lifted on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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Thank you Bert for all your support and caring you are a true Warrior and my Condolences to his family and friends. Little Eagle on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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My deepest condolences. Many thanks for taking the time to stand with the water protectors and so unselfishly giving of his time and his heart. Much love and blessings for peace and know his spirit is flying high watching over all of us. on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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Sending Healing... Love... and Peace to the Family of BA. on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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He truly left in a Honorable Way...serving the people..I am certain his Ancestors are welcoming him home and patting him on the back..saying "well done!"... much love and respect.. on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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Thank you, family, for your sacrifice in letting BA serve in this way. Sorry for your loss. on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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Thank You for your selflessness Brother. You are a true Hero. on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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Many blessings to family and friends! A true hero! on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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Thank you Bert and bless you and your family. on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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Many blessings to all! Truly a hero! on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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So very tragic. My condolences to his family. on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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Blessings, Love & Healing to this sacred man's family. on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack
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Blessings, Love & Healing to this sacred man's family. on Standing Rock Medic Passes from Heart Attack

Mexico moving ahead with deadly pipeline through Yaqui land

TODAY -- Bacum Yaqui attorney and husband kidnapped, husband remains missing

Yaqui tribe lawyer was kidnapped on her way to a community meeting to plan the next steps in their fight against the U.S.-Mexico Agua Prieta pipeline.

On Tuesday a group of masked men kidnapped at gunpoint Anabela Carlon Flores, a lawyer for the Yaqui tribe, who are facing increasingly violent repression in their fight against the cross-border Agua Prieta pipeline in Northern Mexico.
Anabela Carlon Flores told reporters she was driving with her husband to a community meeting in the Yaqui community of Bacum on Tuesday at approximately 7 p.m. when their car was stopped by a group of armed masked men. She and her husband were blindfolded and put in another car where the human rights lawyer was told to “stop fucking around." She was later dropped on the outskirts of nearby Ciudad Obregon, while the kidnappers held on to her husband, Isabel Lugo Molina, who remains captive. Carlon Flores said she fears for his life.
The incident is the latest in a series of escalating attacks on members of the Yaqui Tribe who are opposing the construction of the Texas-based Sempra Energy pipeline project, which aims to bring natural gas from Arizona to the Mexican state of Sonora, crossing Yaqui territory.
Read full article at TeleSur"

Mexico moving forward with controversial pipeline
By Andrea Arzaba
Global Voices
A new pipeline under construction in northern Mexico has become a major controversy involving the local Yaqui indigenous community, which is less that pleased about the Agua Prieta tube's route (straight through Yaqui territory). Things went from bad to worse on Oct. 21, when the pipeline's supporters attacked a group of protesters, killing one, wounding eight, and causing no small amount of property damage.
Read article at Global Voices:

Mohawk Nation News 'Tribal Trough'


Please post & distribute.
MNN. Dec. 14, 2016. We see the enemy and evil straight in their faces. The morally insane rulers want to see us praying with our hands clasped, standing in front of the hole. Boom! We die and fall into the grave. They think they can then put the pipeline or shopping mall or a Trump casino/hotel resort over our dead bodies.
Chairmen/chiefs at the tribal trough.
The veterans arrived and saw the reservations are POW camps run by the military. The corpo chairmen are the “wardens”. Lakota Inc. is fraudulently owned by the corporation and the banks. Archie angrily ordered everybody to leave.

President Lincoln was a thug. On December 26, 1862, he ordered the public hanging of 38 Sioux for demanding food for their starving people in a concentration camp.
The youngest hanged was a 12 year old girl.
“ Saint Paul, Dec. 27, 1862. … I have the honor to inform you [President Lincoln] that 38 Indians … ordered by you for execution were hung yesterday at Mankato [Minnesota] at 10 a.m. Everything went off quietly The other prisoners are well secured. Respectfully, H. H. SIBLEY, Brigadier-General”.
Today Lakota Inc. chairman, Archie Archambault, and the military safeguarded the donated rations for the water protectors. They stockpiled the supplies, mail and packages in the Rock Industries Corporation warehouse, a US Defense contractor that the Lakota Tribe Inc. partners with. They supply military equipment to the National Guard and Army Reserve. The tribe supplies propane and maintains an elaborate telecommunication tower on Lakota territory. [Standing Rock Development Corporation Inc.].  Archie and the Lakota Tribe Inc. are refusing to accept all mail and packages for the water protectors.
Such deceit and mob tactics will not break our tie to our mother, each other and all life. Creation gave us the natural will to fight the corporation that is raping our mother and trying to turn her into a sewer. Courage and the truth will not let these evil people rot our planet.images
All tribal and band corpo chairmen throughout great turtle island have alienated themselves from the people. They have forfeited their voice, birthright, land, clan, onkwe’hon:weh names and all claims to our inherent community. Their job to sign away our existence, land and resources to their corporate bosses is genocide. They work to weaken our traditions which ties us together to remind us our inherent rights. Only the people can decide the traitors’ fate.
The teio’hateh, Two Row, is the basis of our natural relationship with creation and all life.
Maybe soon the corpo tribal and band “Custers” won’t be riding well anymore, like Johnny Cash sings about the “General”: “With victories he was swimmin’ he killed children dogs and women. But the General he don’t ride well anymore. Crazy Horse sent out the call to Sitting Bull and Gall. And the General he don’t ride well anymore”.And the rest is history.
Mohawk Nation News for more news, to donate and sign up for MNN newsletters, go to More stories at MNN Archives. Address: Box 991, Kahnawake [Quebec, Canada] J0L 1B0 or original Mohawk music visit
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
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 Glenn Emery, Vice President (210) 403-6762
Call Bernie Sanders202-224-5142; Call Hillary Clinton 646-854-1432—
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