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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Sadistic Clearwater Sheriff Deputy's Brutal Arrest of Grandmother at Stop Line 3 'He's Breaking My Hand'

"You're hurting me!"

Sadistic Clearwater Sheriff Deputy's Brutal Arrest of Grandmother at Stop Line 3 'He's Breaking My Hand' 

Brenda Norrell
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Update: After her brutal arrest, she was strip-searched and processed in jail. She was then sent to the hospital emergency room and began a hunger strike. She has now been released from jail.

A grandmother was brutally arrested by Clearwater Sheriff Deputy Alexander 'Zander' Yocum, at Firelight Treaty Camp, at an Enbridge Line 3 pump station in northern Minnesota on July 29, 2021.

Deputy Yocum attempted to break her hand, as documented in the video below.

"What if I was your grandmother, what if I was your mother," the grandmother cried out.

"You're hurting me!"

"You are committing environmental genocide. This is an environmental emergency," she called out.

"He's breaking my hand!"

Bacum Yaqui Disappeared Preparing for Traditional Feast in Sonora

Yaqui Disappeared Preparing for Traditional Fest in Bacum

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BACUM, Sonora, Mexico -- A group of seven fellow Yaquis went to bring some cows to the traditional Feast of Bataconsica on July 14. The men have been missing since that day:  Martin Hurtado Flores, Braulio Perez Sol, Eladio Molina Zavala, Juan Justin Galaviz Cruz, Fabian Sombra Miranda, Leocadio Galaviz Cruce and Fabian Valencia Romero. They were last seen at Woiba'am ranch (Coyote) where an ancestor's grave is located.

Authorities in Loma de Bacum learned about the disappearance and gathered the community to take action, decided to wait for them that afternoon and didn't arrive. So the next morning they left the mountains to search for them in four vans with traditional authority surveillance and some volunteers. They only found the scattered baggage of three of them, a piola (rope) and a burnt cow.

On the Red Road Lummi Totem Pole Arrives in DC

Mackinaw City, Michigan Stop Line 5: Photos above and below by Red Road to DC.

Sec. Haaland welcomes totem pole commemorating sacred sites

Tribes urged Biden administration to take immediate action on sacred site protection

By Red Road to DC
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WASHINGTON – Tribal leaders and Native American grassroots activists today delivered a totem pole honoring sacred Indigenous sites to Washington, DC, to the Biden administration. In an event on the National Mall, the totem pole was welcomed by Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland; President Biden's Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality, Brenda Mallory; and PaaWee Rivera (Pojoaque Pueblo), Senior Advisor for Intergovernmental Affairs and Director of Tribal Affairs at the White House.

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