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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Mohawk Nation News 'Mother Earth is the Great Spirit'


 Mohawk Nation News
MNN. Sep. 16, 2019. The original people are the key to the consciousness of turtle island from pole to pole, ocean to ocean. The serpents from far away accumulated their fame and fortune on genocide of the natural people and natural world of turtle island. The natural people are placed here by creation to protect the land because we are one with the land. sewahontsakwenio.

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Attorney Moves to Dismiss Water Protector 'DNA' Case

Attorney Moves to Dismiss Water Protector 'DNA' Case

By Water Protector Legal Collective
Censored News
Posted on September 16, 2019

On September 9, 2019 the State of North Dakota filed a criminal complaint in Morton County District Court charging Lawrence Malcolm, and Indigenous Water Protector, with conspiracy to commit criminal mischief (a felony) and engaging in a riot (a misdemeanor). These charges arose from actions that supposedly took place on September 6, 2016 during #NoDAPL movement. The only evidence the State has to connect Mr. Lawrence with these crimes is a cigarette butt with a sample of DNA that fits his profile.

This story was covered widely in the press (see the Bismarck Tribune, New York Times, APNews, WPTA21, Rapid City Journal, Washington Post, WNYT, and Daily Mail.)

Bruce Nestor, attorney for Lawrence Malcolm, filed a motion to dismiss with supporting memorandum of law. In the papers the defense argues that there is not enough evidence to support count one and count two of the criminal complaint.

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