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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Dakota Access Pipeline sues TigerSwan, wants Standing Rock spy documents concealed and destroyed

By Brenda Norrell

Censored News

In a twist of events, Energy Transfer Partners sued TigerSwan after TigerSwan released confidential documents to the North Dakota regulatory board.

TigerSwan, contracted mercenaries in warzones, was under probe for operating without a license in North Dakota when it spied on Standing Rock Water Protectors.

The Dakota Access Pipeline wants these documents sealed up, destroyed, and kept from the public.

Carter Camp: Defending Bear Butte in 2006

Bear Butte: Carter Camp and the opposition to a biker bar in 2006. AP photo.

Publisher's note: Carter Camp sent this for publication in 2006, as censorship in Indian country media increased. It is republished today, 15 years later, to preserve Carter's words for history, and out of respect for his work, those who led the struggle beside him, and his family and friends. -- Brenda, Censored News

By Carter Camp, Ponca
June 14, 2006

Ah-ho My Relations,

Again many things have happened since I last wrote an update on our fight to defend our sacred mountain. The beginning of our gathering is only a few weeks away, and the local county government continues to license and permit booze and concert venues all around Bear Butte. In that respect nothing has changed, we still must come together this summer to stand in solidarity, united in our determination to defend Bear Butte. On a personal level I suffered a mild heart problem which hospitalized me for a while and has restricted my activities somewhat. I'm better now and the good thing is that Debra White Plume, Natalie Hand and Vic Camp have carried on in notifying people and societies of our efforts.

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