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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Monday, December 19, 2016

Standing Rock 10 Trial Granted Continuance until January, 2017


Courtroom sketches
Malia Hulleman outside court '
In Morton County Court today, in Mandan, North Dakota, the motion for continuance was granted for ten water protectors scheduled to go on trial today. A new trial scheduled for Jan. 31, 2017.

Prosecutor Ladd Ericksen, Asst. Staff Attorney; District Judge Cynthia Feland; and Malice Hulleman and Defense Counsel.




Before court began today, Water Protectors Legal Collective released this statement:
Water Protectors Headed to Court Continue to Assert Indigenous Sovereignty. Ten Defendants face first trial in spite of gross Constitutional violations.
Water Protector Legal Collective
Contact: Angela Bibens

www.waterprotectorlegal.org
Mandan, ND: The first trial of those charged in the resistance to construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) begins on Monday, December 19 in Morton County, North Dakota. Monday's trial is the first of multiple jury trials scheduled to occur during the last two weeks of December; all of the accusations stem from police response to the global outpouring of support for the resistance based out of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation and treaty territory. To date police have arrested more than 550 Water Protectors during incidents of prayer and disruption of the DAPL construction, and trials are scheduled to continue through the spring.
The Water Protectors scheduled for trial remain firm in their defense of the Standing Rock Sioux tribal sovereignty and the tribe’s desire to prevent the construction of DAPL on sacred land set aside for the Sioux by the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851. The Water Protectors’ actions arose in response to neglect by corporate, federal and state institutions of Standing Rock's right to self-determination.
To date the Morton County courts have denied requests made by Water Protectors that the courts recognize the Water Protectors’ actions as protected by the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of religion and religious practice, and right to free assembly. The Morton County court has engaged in potential violations of the Sixth Amendment right to counsel through a pattern and practice of delayed appointment of defense attorneys for the Water Protectors until the eve of trial.
Last week Assistant State’s Attorney Ladd Erikson asked the Morton County District Court enter an order to prevent the accused or their attorneys from talking to the jury about issues of indigenous sovereignty and land rights during trial. The resistance to DAPL has garnered worldwide attention and support. In a request about evidence allowed to be presented at the first trial Erikson writes, “There is no relevance to any testimony or evidence regarding: Historical treaties between the U.S. Government and the Sioux Nation; [or] tribal sovereignty…”
“Erikson’s invisiblization of the genocide of the Indigenous people of this land cuts to heart of why DAPL chose this site to build and why thousands of Indigenous people and their Allies from around the world have felt compelled to resist.” Said Paul Estate, a supporter of the Water Protectors.
Angela Bibens of The Water Protector Legal Collective discusses North Dakota Prosecutor Ladd Erickson's Motions Against Water Protectors:www.vimeo.com/196233250
The Water Protector Legal Collective is the on-the-ground legal support team at the encampment adjacent to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, formed in opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Michelle Cook's Photos: Standing Rock Camp 'The Big Chill'








Michelle Cook, Dine', founding member of Water Protector Legal Collective
Standing Rock Camp

Photos by Michelle Cook

Michelle Cook, Dine', shares a look inside the Dine' hogan at the Southwest Camp at Oceti Sakowin Camp, Standing Rock, when the winds brought a -- 50 degrees with chill factor over the past few days.

Mohawk Nation News 'Corporate Sadism'

CORPORATE SADISM


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MNN. DEC. 19, 2016. The Sadistic Corporation Theatre Company continues to perform it’s torture saga of the onkwe’hon:weh, the original people, for the world audience. They can do anything they want! Watch ’em injuns suffer using the weapons and training they give to the corpo band and tribal councils to complete the genocide.
YEAH! BLACK METAL SERPENT LEAVING? 
The original people must never put our guard down. The corporation goes from bad to worse the more brutality they get away with. They are captivated by their idea of turning us into prisoners to be tortured.
FASCISM WILL BE OVERCOME BY THE GREAT PEACE. 
We the invisible can now be seen. The world watches as the angry black serpent continues to slither across great turtle island.
The corporation is a lie. Everything based on a lie will always be a lie. They sell their lies daily and only change the salesman.We rely on the perfect reality, the law of creation. Those who criticize the corporation are not terrorists. They are “truthists”.
The corpo tribal chiefs preventing the food, supplies, propane and other necessities for survival at Standing Rock are human rights violaters.
TRUDEAU: “DON’T PANIC. WE WILL DECOLONIZE/CORPORATIZE!”
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will lead a review of all federal [corporate] laws and policies to “decolonize” Canada. Canada is a private corporation owned by the Crown shareholders, who all have names and addresses. UN Resolution 1514 that Canada signed in 1961 to decolonize has not happened. True decolonization means the onkwe’hon:weh, original people, on great turtle island shall take our rightful place and our seat at the table of nations. Canada is a Mohawk word for ‘community’ hijacked by the corporation. The solution to the war problem on earth is to remove the shareholder liability clause in all corporations to make each shareholder responsible for the crimes of their corporation.
“WHICH ISLAND, CHAIRMAN?”
Chairman Archie of Lakota Inc. has to account for every donation received workdwide. Let’s put an end to corporatism [fascism] worldwide. We have to stop all pipelines. The women of the world need to stand up in each community as is their natural right according to creation to stop the desecration of our children’s earth.
WARRIORS ALWAYS ON SECURITY.
Willie Dunn sang about the pitiable state the colonies on great turtle island are in: “I pity the country. I pity the state. And the mind of a man Who thrives on hate. Small are the lives Of cheats and of liars, Of Bigoted newspress, Fascist town criers. Deception annoys me. Deception destroys me. The Bill of rights throws me. Jails they all know me. Frustrated are churchmen. The saving-of-soul men. The Tinker the tailor. The Colonial governor. They pull and they paw me. They’re seeking to draw me, Away from the roundness of the life”. WILLIE DUNN I PITY THE COUNTRY

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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—
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TODAY Water Protectors Head to Court: Ten Face Trial, Gross Constitutional Violations

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Photo copyright Rob Wilson
Water Protectors Headed to Court Continue to Assert Indigenous Sovereignty. Ten Defendants face first trial in spite of gross Constitutional violations.

Water Protector Legal Collective
Contact: Angela Bibens
Dec. 19, 2016

www.waterprotectorlegal.org
MANDAN, North Dakota: The first trial of those charged in the resistance to construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) begins on Monday, December 19 in Morton County, North Dakota. Monday's trial is the first of multiple jury trials scheduled to occur during the last two weeks of December; all of the accusations stem from police response to the global outpouring of support for the resistance based out of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation and treaty territory. To date police have arrested more than 550 Water Protectors during incidents of prayer and disruption of the DAPL construction, and trials are scheduled to continue through the spring.
The Water Protectors scheduled for trial remain firm in their defense of the Standing Rock Sioux tribal sovereignty and the tribe’s desire to prevent the construction of DAPL on sacred land set aside for the Sioux by the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851. The Water Protectors’ actions arose in response to neglect by corporate, federal and state institutions of Standing Rock's right to self-determination.
To date the Morton County courts have denied requests made by Water Protectors that the courts recognize the Water Protectors’ actions as protected by the First Amendment, which guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of religion and religious practice, and right to free assembly. The Morton County court has engaged in potential violations of the Sixth Amendment right to counsel through a pattern and practice of delayed appointment of defense attorneys for the Water Protectors until the eve of trial.
Last week Assistant State’s Attorney Ladd Erikson asked the Morton County District Court enter an order to prevent the accused or their attorneys from talking to the jury about issues of indigenous sovereignty and land rights during trial. The resistance to DAPL has garnered worldwide attention and support. In a request about evidence allowed to be presented at the first trial Erikson writes, “There is no relevance to any testimony or evidence regarding: Historical treaties between the U.S. Government and the Sioux Nation; [or] tribal sovereignty…”
“Erikson’s invisiblization of the genocide of the Indigenous people of this land cuts to heart of why DAPL chose this site to build and why thousands of Indigenous people and their Allies from around the world have felt compelled to resist.” Said Paul Estate, a supporter of the Water Protectors.
Angela Bibens of The Water Protector Legal Collective discusses North Dakota Prosecutor Ladd Erickson's Motions Against Water Protectors:www.vimeo.com/196233250
The Water Protector Legal Collective is the on-the-ground legal support team at the encampment adjacent to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, formed in opposition to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.