Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Dine' to Protest Wall Street 'Vulture Capitalists' and Dirty Coal Power Plant -- July 18, 2018


The Navajo Nation government wants to keep this dirty coal fired power plant on the Navajo Nation, the Navajo Generating Station, operating. It has been one of the dirtiest coal fired power plants in the world over the past decade. NGS provides electricity for southern Arizona, while many Navajos go without electricity. NGS uses coal from the nearby Peabody Coal Mine, the primary reason for relocation. Both Peabody Coal and NGS drain the precious aquifer water. -- Censored News

   Dine' to Protest Wall Street 'Vulture Capitalists' and Dirty Coal Power Plant
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

By Lori Goodman, Diné CARE', Carol Davis, Diné CARE', and Percy Deal, Big Mountain Resident
Censored News

Navajo community members gather outside Navajo Council summer session to protest negotiations with Wall Street “vulture capitalists” on NGS


WHAT:    As the Navajo Nation Tribal Council convenes for its summer legislative session, members of the Navajo advocacy group Diné CARE and others will gather outside council chambers in Window Rock to voice their concerns about negotiations between Wall Street hedge fund traders and the Navajo government over continued operation of Navajo Generating Station past its scheduled December 2019 closure date. Navajo community members will “air the dirty laundry” of what will happen if Avenue Capital follows through to buy the plant, which is losing hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

WHY: The closure of NGS in less than two years is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the Navajo Nation to move beyond 50 years of forced economic dependence on coal and toward a sustainable clean energy future. The purchase of the plant by Wall Street speculators – led by tycoon Marc Lasry – threatens to block that path. Lasry’s firm, Avenue Capital, specializes in scooping up “distressed” assets and squeezing profits from them for short-term gains. Navajo communities and leaders need to understand the significant losses that will befall the tribe if a predatory Wall Street hedge fund takes over at NGS.

WHO:  Members of Diné CARE and Navajo communities impacted by almost five decades of colonized dependence on coal

WHEN:  Wednesday, July 18, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Navajo Time (MDT)

WHERE: Outside the east entrance of Navajo Nation Council Chambers in Window Rock

VISUALS: Advocates will air the “dirty laundry” of NGS, with posters on topics such as: the harm the power plant and Kayenta coal mine have done to Navajo air, land and water; the hundreds of millions of dollars in assets from current owners that the tribe will lose if NGS is sold to new owners; the financial risks to workers and tribal revenue of a sale.



Monday, July 16, 2018

LOUISIANA -- Tree Sitters Occupying Sites on Bayou Bridge Pipeline Easement




LOUISIANA -- Tree Sitters Occupying Sites on Pipeline Easement

Deep in the Atchafalaya Basin, one of the largest swamps in North America, aerial blockades have been established directly on the path of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.
Water protectors are currently occupying multiple tree-sits on the pipeline easement.
We have petitioned, filed lawsuits and demonstrated. We have carried our nearly 50 worksite actions. But despite these efforts, construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline has continued. We are left with no other choice but to put our bodies, and our lives on the line to stop this pipeline.
The tree-sitters and their support team are living in inhospitable conditions, with limited resources and under close watch of Energy Transfer Partners. THEY NEED YOUR SUPPORT.
Show your solidarity for those fighting on the frontlines, organize a solidarity action during the #RiseTogether Weeks of Action which kicks off today: www.NoBayouBridge.global/risetogether
During these Weeks of Action we are asking folks to target these banks which finance Energy Transfer Partners and other major pipeline companies:
Bank of America
Citi Bank
JP Morgan Chase
Wells Fargo
Bank of Tokyo
Credit Suisse
Royal Bank of Canada

Zapatistas 'CompARTE for Life and Freedom' August 6 -- 9, 2018

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Sup Galeano (Marcos) in Sonora Photo by Brenda Norrell

Zapatistas 'CompARTE for Life and Freedom' August 6 -- 9, 2018
CIG Support Network Gathering Aug. 2-- 5, 2018
Caracol of Morelia

Convocation to a Gathering of Support Networks for the Indigenous Governing Council; to CompARTE 2018, “For Life and Freedom”; and to the Fifteenth Anniversary Event of the Zapatista Caracoles entitled, “Píntale Caracolitos a los malos gobiernos pasados, presentes y futuros”
Convocation to a Gathering of Support Networks for the Indigenous Governing Council; to CompARTE[i]  2018, “For Life and Freedom”; and to the Fifteenth Anniversary Event of the Zapatista Caracoles entitled, “Píntale Caracolitos a los malos gobiernos pasados, presentes y futuros” [ii]


July, 2018.
http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2018/07/11/convocation-to-a-gathering-of-support-networks-for-the-indigenous-governing-council-to-comparte-2018-for-life-and-freedom-and-to-the-fifteenth-anniversary-event-of-the-zapat/
To the individuals, groups, collectives and organizations of the Support Networks for the Indigenous Governing Council:
To the National and International Sixth:
First and last point:
The Grand Finale.
You arrive at the grand stadium. “Monumental,” “colossal,” “an architectonic marvel,” “the concrete giant”—these and similar descriptors roll off the lips of TV broadcasters who, despite the different realities that they describe, all highlight the enormously proud structure.
To get to the magnificent building, you’ve had to wade through rubble, cadavers, and filth. Older folks say that it wasn’t always like this, that it used to be that homes, neighborhoods, businesses, and buildings were erected around the great sporting hub. Rivers of people would rush all the way up to the gigantic entrance, which only opened once in a while and on whose threshold was inscribed, “Welcome [Bienvenido] to the Supreme Game.” Yes, “bienvenido” in the masculine, as if what occurred inside was exclusively a men’s affair, as used to be the case with public bathrooms, bars, the machinery and tools sections of hardware stores…and, of course, soccer.

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Leonard Peltier's Unit out of Lockdown



Leonard Peltier's Unit out of Lockdown
International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
Censored News
Greetings Friends, Family and supporters
We were hoping to share some good news about our visit with Leonard this week but that was short lived. Even though the Elder’s Unit where Leonard is housed is no longer locked down, Coleman 1 is in a lock down status thus preventing visits. However, the prison stated there may be visits next week-end, we’ll see! We are still actively pushing to get a special legal visit! In fact, we had to speak to the Bureau of Prison’s Regional office in order to have the legal department in Coleman respond to our attorney. If this denial of a Legal Visit continues, we will pursue the matter in court! Leonard’s freedom depends on his ability to work closely with his legal team. While we have been building up a legal fund, filing a brief can be very, very costly, so we need your continued support. You can help by purchasing merchandise from the website shop or check out the new paintings on Peltier Art.
We were able to speak with Leonard over this last week. He was extremely pleased to hear so many folks called the office requesting post cards to send to President Trump. We have a new front image on the post cards and have successfully distributed over 3,500 cards. We still have post cards in stock, so please e-mail us your physical mailing address, the number of cards you are requesting and we will put them in the mail for you.
Trump post card jpg
Leonard is optimistic that reaching out to President Trump at this time may garner his freedom. He encourages those of you that enjoy writing to take some time to write a letter to President Trump. He suggests discussing the FBI lies and government misconduct that has been used to keep him in prison for 44 years. On our website is an example letter with information on these subjects.
For our wonderful Oklahoma supporters, we have a booth at the Woodie Guthrie Festival this week end. On July 27-29th we will also have a booth at the 68th Indian Hills Powwow and August 10-12th at the Tulsa Powwow of Champions. So please stop by and say hello to our board member, Mark Maxey.
We recently installed a landline in the National Office, please make note of our new telephone number; it is 813-488-7851. We are always thinking of new ways to reach out to Leonard’s supporters to make it easier for you to receive the most current information about Leonard, our campaigns, fundraisers and events.
Thank you again for your support.
The ILPDC National Office and Board

Bad Bear's Photos -- Dennis Banks Memorial Walk Reaches Journey's End

Dennis Banks Memorial Walk Reaches Journey's End
Photos by Western Shoshone Photojournalist and Long Walker Carl Bad Bear Sampson
Censored News









Bad Bear said, "In the circle I spoke up, Carl Bad Bear Sampson Representing Reno AIM/ NORTHERN NEVADA CHAPTER The Great Basin / Brenda Norrell Censored News showing Love and Support to the Bank's family."
(Photo below Waabooz Banks and Bad Bear) "This is Waabooz Banks. Mr. Banks is my grandpa. I wanna say I not only walked for my grandfather, but for all the people, because my grandpa helped and did work for the people. It's an honor to be his grandson and to help my people."

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Western Shoshone Ian Zabarte Speaking at Briefing on Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants

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Western Shoshone Ian Zabarte
Western Shoshone Ian Zabarte Speaking at Briefing on Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants

SECWEPEMC 'Arrest of Tiny House Warrior is Declaration of War'



Arrest of Tiny House Warrior is Declaration of War
Free Secwepemc Political Prisoner Kanahus Manuel
SECWEPEMC WOMEN"S WARRIOR SOCIETY
Censored News
French translation by Christine Prat at:
http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=4608
Update: Kanahus Manuel was released from custody late Saturday

Saturday July 14, 2018 - The Secwepemc Women's Warrior Society is outraged at the arrest of Kanahus Manuel. This morning Kanahus Manuel was arrested by the RCMP, an occupying force that has been criminalizing Indigenous peoples on our own lands and forcing us onto reservations since contact.
Last week the Tiny House Warriors reclaimed an ancestral village to block the planned route of the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline. We are currently building solarized Tiny Houses on our land to block Kinder Morgan. By doing this, we are providing housing to Secwepemc families, re-establishing our village sites, and asserting our Secwepemc responsibility to our lands and waters.
As Secwepemc women, we will resist construction on the North Thompson line of the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline, which is expected to begin by the fall. We are re-establishing a permanent village on our land that the pipeline is trespassing without our consent. We have never provided and will never provide our collective free, prior and informed consent - the minimal international standard - to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Project or the Man Camps. We are taking a stand against the destructive, genocidal, and assimilative forces that have been visited upon us by colonial Canadian governments since first contact.
We have faced intimidation by the white supremacist RCMP and Park ranger goons of the Canadian state who want us removed from our own lands. We are on Secwepemc lands that neither the federal government nor provincial government has any jurisdiction on. While there is much talk by the federal government about respecting Indigenous rights and reconciliation, the Trans Mountain buy-out expansion and arrest of Secwepemc woman warrior Kanahus Manuel is a declaration of war.
We are Secwepemc women. We are still here. We are unafraid. We carry the waters of our lands within us. We are guided by the warrior spirit of our ancestors. We will defend our lands and lives by any means necessary!
- STATEMENT BY SECWEPEMC WOMEN'S WARRIOR SOCIETY
Saturday July 14, 2018
Unsurrendered Secwepemc territories

Update: Sunday, July 15, 2018
Yesterday was a beautiful day in our Secwepemc homelands. After being forcibly removed and arrested by the RCMP and state agencies, our Tiny House Warriors village was forcibly displaced to the side of hwy 5, 3 km south of the Secwepemc village site where assertion of title to our ancestral village site took place through 7-days of ceremony.
The RCMP and BC park rangers guarded the gate so no one could return. This is so reminiscent of the days when Canada displaced us from our Secwepemc villages the first time, into modern day concentration camps, the Indian Reserves of Canada, forcing us into 0.2% of our traditional homelands. As we gathered on the a small strip, the shoulder of the road, we laughed, we drummed and sang songs and we planned to move north. Is this what Canada has done to us, has made our Secwepemc village site not accessible to me, forcing me to sign under duress conditions that are just like the racist laws in the deep south, "whites ONLY", the conditions to not go back to my Village, my home, our land is our home, can't seperate them. We have made it to our new home and we are here to address Canada we are here to address Trudeau, you have never responded to my Father Arthur Manuel letter to you, he told and I have told you, you do not have consent from our collective Secwepemc Nation. Tiny House Warriors are now in Blue River at the site of the proposed Blue River Man Camp, in which BC oil and gas commission eagerly issued this illegal permit to construct this man camp to house 1000 transient industry men. These man camps have been documented to increase the violence against women, including rapes. Communities around the man camps in North Dakota have increased rapes per year drastic increase from 20 rapes to 200+ rapes per year. The increase of violence against women with the threat of Kinder Morgan man camps is imminent, and it is imperative that we stand up and stop these Trans Mountain pipeline man camps. We will defend our women and girls, over 5000+ concerned Women, Indigenous Peoples, organizations and Canadians have signed onto the Women's Declaration Against Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain man camps. Please join the call to take action against these man camps that threatens increased violence against women and our unceded lands.
Canada's Trans Mountain Kinder Morgan man camp locations:
Clearwater
Blue River
Valemont
Please join us, you can find us at the proposed Trans Mountain Kinder Morgan man camp location @ Blue River
52°06'59.4"N 119°18'32.7"W


Mohawk Nation News 'Tribute to Men,Women, Children, Friends and Allies'

TRIBUTE TO MEN, WOMEN, CHILDREN, FRIENDS & ALLIES


Mohawk Nation News
MNN. JULY 14, 2018. Yes, in 1990 we unwrapped the corporate ropes from our necks! “On July 11th 1990, the Surete du Quebec [Quebec Provincial Police] opened fire with automatic guns and tear gas on kahnienkehaka [Mohawk] men, women and children. The Mohawks had been protesting the town of Oka’s plans to expand a golf course over a burial ground and common native land called The Pines kanehsaktake. Nearby Mohawks of kahnawake responded very quickly to fellow Mohawks of kanehsatake by blocking the Mercier Bridge, which connects the southshore to the island of Montreal. 
Read article at Mohawk Nation News

Friday, July 13, 2018

Karnes Detention Center Lied to Attorneys for Migrants Today




PHOENIX -- Transporter of Stolen Migrant Children was 'Black Contract' Operator in Iraq and Afghanistan


(Top photo) MVM's secret black contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan were exposed when MVM was sued by an employee. Now in Phoenix, MVM was caught on video stashing migrant children in an abandoned office building. (Photos 2 and 3) MVM advertised for youth care workers in Phoenix in June. In the photos, Native youths can be seen taking young migrant children into the black site in midtown Phoenix, including one under three years old.

Security contractor manned 'black site' prisons in Iraq and Afghanistan, protecting the torturers, and now has U.S. contracts to transport migrant children

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

PHOENIX -- The security contractor MVM was caught on video stashing children stolen from their migrant parents in a midtown Phoenix office building in June. MVM was a secret "black contract" operator in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the Wall Street Journal.
MVM's secret contracts protecting the CIA and NSA, and manning secret black site prisons, became public in 2004 when MVM was sued in Colorado for sloppy work by an employee.
Today, MVM holds U.S. government contracts for the transport of migrant children.
MVM was caught on video in June stashing migrant children, as young as toddlers, at 2030 E. Osborn St. in Phoenix. MVM had just leased the office building and it was not licensed to hold children for days and weeks.
A neighbor's cellphone captured the video of the children being taken from white vans to inside the building, where neighbors said dozens of children were held up to 3 weeks.
A Phoenix police report reveals that one of the children, a 17-year-old boy, escaped and ran away.
Meanwhile, an ad in San Antonio reveals MVM is also hiring the staff at Southwest Key, where migrant children stolen from their parents at the borders are jailed, according to the directives of the Trump administration.
Southwest Key is now incarcerating migrant children throughout the Southwest.
After Trump began his "zero tolerance" plan, migrant children were photographed being held in cages in detention facilities. Lawsuits now expose extensive sexual and physical abuse of migrant children, and extensive neglect of babies, stolen by the U.S. government from their parents at the borders.
MVM currently has an $8 million U.S. contract to transport migrant children, and another $162 million U.S. contract to transport unaccompanied minors.

Read the article in the Wall Street Journal on MVM's black contracts, and the lawsuit against MVM:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB121485921602717113

View video of MVM taking migrant children inside an abandoned office building in Phoenix:
https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2018/07/video-migrant-children-being-taken.html?m=1

Article copyright Brenda Norrell, Censored News

Bad Bear's Photos: Cass Lake -- Dennis Banks Memorial Walk



Photos by Western Shoshone Carl Bad Bear Sampson
Dennis Banks Memorial Walk















MEDICAL SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR GAZA



                      



Medical Supplies Urgently
Needed in  Gaza
 In the past 15 weeks, more than 130 Palestinians in Gaza have been executed by Israeli snipers, more than 4,000 have been wounded and 15,000 injured with tear gas. At least 43 people have had their legs amputated due to the types of bullets the Israeli Occupation Forces are using and hundreds more will have long-term debilitating injuries from these bullets. The medical system in Gaza is overwhelmed and urgently needs medical supplies.
    Although the Freedom Flotilla Coalition continues to see our mission's goal as political solidarity rather than charity or aid, the need for medical supplies in Gaza is too urgent to ignore. As a result, our Right to a Just Future for Palestine flotilla that is on its way to Gaza will carry as many medical supplies as our four boats can safely hold. These are medical supplies that have been specifically requested by Palestinian medical authorities in Gaza--all of them are in short supply due to the blockade.
    We demand that the Israeli government not interfere with our boats as they approach, dock and unload in Gaza in order to deliver the medical supplies directly to hospitals in Gaza City, less than one 1.6 km from the Gaza City harbor. Whatever happens to our boats, we hold the Israeli government accountable for the safe delivery of these life-saving supplies to Palestinian medical authorities in Gaza.
    As an occupying state that has placed a land, air and sea blockade on Gaza, Israel is required by international law to allow medical supplies into Gaza. The Freedom Flotilla Coalition and its worldwide allies, including those in Israel, will keep the international community and governments informed of any delays in delivering these critical medical supplies to Gaza.
    People anywhere who wish to contribute towards the cost of these medical supplies can make donations through any one of our 
We will use your donations to purchase non-perishable medical supplies, such as gauze and sutures, close to our last ports of call, Naples and Palermo, before heading to Gaza. (Please do not send us actual medical supplies, as we do not have the capacity to move additional items to our departure point.) Together, we can help end the illegal blockade of Gaza.

 Follow the Flotilla at sea:    https://jfp.freedomflotilla.org/

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Red Fawn Sentenced to 57 Months, Set Up by Paid FBI Informant at Standing Rock


Photo by Waste Win Young, outside courthouse on Wednesday
By Water Protector Legal Collective
Censored News
Posted on July 11, 2018
Second Standing Rock Federal Case Concludes
BISMARCK, North Dakota -- Red Fawn Fallis was sentenced today to a 57 month federal prison term pursuant to a non-cooperating plea agreement, becoming the second Water Protector arrested in relation to the DAPL pipeline resistance at Standing Rock to be sentenced to a substantial prison term and the second of the five federal cases that the Water Protector Legal Collective is handling to conclude.
As per the terms of the non-cooperating plea agreement accepted by the court on January 22, 2018, the charge of Discharge of a Firearm in Relation to a Felony Crime of Violence was dismissed. Had Fallis gone to trial and been convicted of this charge, she’d have faced a minimum of 10 years and risked up to life in prison.
Today Fallis was sentenced on two charges: Civil Disorder and Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by a Convicted Felon. Prosecutors had committed to recommending a sentence of no more than seven years in prison; they recommended the full 84 months. Though there is no minimum sentence, presiding Judge Daniel L. Hovland had the authority to go as high as 10 years. He sentenced Red Fawn to 18 months on the Civil Disorder charge and to a concurrent term of 57 months on the Possession charge, with three years of federal supervision to follow, and a $200 assessment ($100 for each charge). He did not assess a fine.
Red Fawn has been incarcerated since October 27, 2016, first in
The Heart of America Correctional & Treatment Center in Rugby, ND, then in a halfway house in Fargo, ND, and finally in Burleigh/Morton County Detention Center in Bismarck. She will not be credited with the time served in the halfway house because there was a violation, but she will receive credit for the time she spent incarcerated.
The judge recommended that she be remanded to FCI Phoenix or FCI Tucson where she would not be isolated from other Native American women. While there is no parole in the federal system, with good behavior, and if her last six months are served in a halfway house, she could be released from federal prison as early as July 2020.
“The sentence imposed today reflects the judge’s recognition of her case as unique and complicated by a lot of factors. He listened to the testimony in court, read the transcripts of prior hearings and the legal memoranda filed by the parties,” said Red Fawn’s attorney Bruce Ellison.
“The sentence landed in between what we recommended and what the government urged. In a sensitive matter like this the judge has pretty much unlimited discretion and seemed to try and figure out what in his mind made sense,” he said. “It could certainly have been much worse. But the FBI will never be held accountable for abusing this woman by sending a person in to gain access to the camp, feigning a romantic interest, manipulating her family into thinking it was real at the same time telling the people that they should feel afraid of corporate security. But they were the ones bringing in the guns.”
Red Fawn Fallis is Oglala Lakota and was raised in between Denver, Colorado and Pine Ridge, South Dakota. During the Standing Rock encampments she was well-known and respected for her work with youth and as a medic as well as for her deep commitment to her people and to protecting the water. During the hearing today two expert witnesses provided testimony on the physiology of what is known in firearms training as “unintended discharge of a firearm” and on the psychology and impact of childhood trauma and intergenerational, historical trauma; two family members spoke passionately about how valued and missed Red Fawn is by her family and community, her personal growth in the 20 months since her arrest, and the educational and employment opportunities that her community is committed to help provide upon her release.
Red Fawn’s uncle Glenn T. Morris, who is a professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado at Denver, said:
“Justice was not done today. If justice had been done the real criminals—DAPL, Tiger Swan, the FBI and Morton County Sheriff’s Department—would be the ones going to jail for invading our prayer camp and hurting our niece, sister and Auntie Red Fawn. We, her family, friends and supporters, are the ones who will bring justice to Red Fawn by supporting her and being with her every day, week and month of her incarceration, no matter where it is. We are the ones who will be restoring her, and she will restore us when we welcome her back to our family and community in Denver on the day of her release.”
Water Protector Legal Collective stands by Red Fawn and we call on Water Protectors and community members to continue to support her through this difficult time. Please follow her Support Committee website for information on how to write to her and be in solidarity with her as she serves her prison time.
Please visit the Free RedFawn Support Committee webpage https://www.standwithredfawn.org/
*This statement may be excerpted or reproduced in full on the condition of proper attribution to: Water Protector Legal Collective (except that quotes are to be attributed to the speaker as indicated above).
Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) provides on-the-ground legal representation and coordination for Water Protectors engaged in resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock, ND.

Read more at The Intercept and Censored News
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The gun that Red Fawn is charged with firing was owned by paid FBI informant Heath Harmon, of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation in North Dakota. Heath posed as Red Fawn's lover in camp.
The Intercept:
https://theintercept.com/2017/12/11/standing-rock-dakota-access-pipeline-fbi-informant-red-fawn-fallis/

Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Heath Harmon, paid FBI informant at Standing Rock water protector camp, owned the revolver Red Fawn Fallis is charged with firing. Harmon, from Fort Berthold, North Dakota, posed as Red Fawn's lover, and continued to deceive her after she was jailed, sharing his notes with prosecutors.
A new article by C.S. Hagen, at High Plains Reader, reveals Harmon was not the only infiltrator. Further, TigerSwan mercenaries worked without a license in North Dakota, and in conjunction with local and joint law enforcement task forces. TigerSwan was involved in promoting dissension within the camps, and entrapping the water protectors who were targeted by law enforcement, according to court documents.
Hagen, in the article, NO DAPL activists hoodwinked by Paid FBI Informant, Defense says, writes that Harmon will receive.$40 a day as pay as an FBI informant, when Red Fawn goes on trial on Jan. 29, 2018, at the federal courthouse in Fargo, North Dakota.
Hagen reports, "Harmon, however, may not have been the only infiltrator; he’s simply the only person known by name, so far. Others were embedded in the camps, according to the testimony. Informants gave briefings to law enforcement about what they had witnessed."

Read article at High Plains Reader

http://hpr1.com/index.php/feature/news/infiltrated-no-dapl-activist-hoodwinked-by-paid-fbi-informant-defense-says/?platform=hootsuite


(Above) Paid FBI infiltrator Heath Harmon, from Mandaree, North Dakota, contacted 
his brother BIA Lt. Police Officer Chad Harmon at Standing Rock BIA Police, 
to become an informant in water protector camps at Standing Rock in 2016. 
The above article and photo is from 2010.

Heath Harmon, from Mandaree, North Dakota, contacted his brother BIA Lt. Police Officer Chad Harmon at Standing Rock BIA Police, to become an informant in water protector camps at Standing Rock in 2016.

Officer Chad Harmon was on the BIA Police Force at Standing Rock at the time, and continues to be.
Pine Ridge GOONs, COINTELPRO and Standing Rock FBI infiltrator: Heath Harmon and Gerald Fox 
The Intercept reports that Heath Harmon's uncle Gerald Fox was a BIA officer at the standoff at Wounded Knee and then at all major Native struggles, in a BIA special operations unit. 
During those years, Red Fawn's mother, Troy Lynn Yellow Wood, was among the members of the American Indian Movement targeted by law enforcement. Before her death, Denver Intelligence Police files exposed in court showed the targeting of the American Indian Movement.
Earlier, COINTELPRO was exposed, showing the widespread targeting of AIM, the Black Panthers and others.
The Intercept reports: 
Harmon is part of a different lineage. In his interview with law enforcement, he noted that his uncle Gerald Fox had been on the “other side” of the AIM struggle at Pine Ridge. Fox was a BIA officer who stood off against AIM during the 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee, alongside members of the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI. According to a 2010 obituary in the Bismarck Tribune, Fox went on to join a BIA special operations unit, and between 1976 and 1984 “was detailed to every major Native conflict that happened in the United States.”
https://theintercept.com/2017/12/11/standing-rock-dakota-access-pipeline-fbi-informant-red-fawn-fallis/