Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Northwest Delegation shares Totem Pole, prayer journey, at Standing Rock Camp

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The Native people of the Northwest, who survived persecutions, brought the Totem Pole to Standing Rock Camp, in a spirit of ceremony and giving back

By Brenda Norrell
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CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- The Northwest Delegation to Standing Rock Camp spoke tonight on the unity and sacred ceremonies that has meant survival for the people. The evening talks and songs were broadcast live on Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio.
A member of the Lummi supporters who came and brought the Totem Pole explained that the Pole itself is just a material object. When people come together, and put their hands on the Totem Pole, there is its real meaning.
He spoke on how Native people in the Northwest survived boarding schools and survived the persecutions of carrying out their sacred ceremonies, as late as the 1980s. Many went to jail for carrying out the ceremonies.
Why did all these Indian Nations send representatives here? he asked of those camped to resist the construction here of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
"You stood up and clearly said, 'NO!'"
"The United States can not keep giving out permission to do this type of damage," he said.
The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples requires "free, prior and informed consent," he said.
He spoke of traveling to visit many Indigenous Nations.
"We know what it means to suffer grief."
"The drum wakes us up."
It was Columbus who started the lie of the name 'Indios,' or Indians. This is why it is important to know one's traditional name, he said.
"We are so proud that our tribe came down to put our flag with yours."
He said it is a dangerous game being on tribal councils, and dangerous dealing with corporations.
Cherry Point coal port was halted because so many people came together to support the Lummi and their battle to halt it.
Faith Spotted Eagle spoke of the support they have received, including that of fighting the Keystone XL pipeline.
"The Spirit is still moving."
"In colonization, the greatest tool is isolation."
She spoke of her grandmother, an original signer of the 1858 Treaty, and how her grandmother came to her. "Think about the Treaty," was the message.
Faith Spotted Eagle said the people have come together to give back.
"When you ask for prayers, you give back."
The Totem Pole was filled with prayers.
She said they were coming together to give a monetary donation,
along with the prayers.
She pointed out that this pipeline, Dakota Access Pipeline, was part of a pipeline that was permitted in sections.
"This pipeline is actually connected to TransCanada."
She said the attorneys need to investigate how this pipeline here, is connected to TransCanada, and how the permits were obtained.
The evening continued with songs.

Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio is now live online. With the purchase of a new satellite, and more bandwidth, the radio station is broadcasting from camp. It was already live in camp at 87.9 FM.

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Lakota Water Protector Locked to Machinery in Defense of Water




Update: Happy American Horse, 26, was released from jail late on Wednesday. Happy was among eight arrested at the action.

Wed. Aug. 31, 2016 Water Protector Locked to Machinery
ALERT! A water protector has locked himself to Dakota Access digging equipment, stopping construction! This is non-violent direct action. This is happening 14 miles north of the Cannon Ball River on hwy 6, 19 miles south of Mandan, ND.#NoDAPL #WaterIsLife


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Photo below: 12:15 p.m. Happy American Horse is now on the ground.


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Stay active. Oyate blihichiyapo. 14 miles north of the Cannonball river on highway 6 . 19 miles south of mandan on highway 6. Get here. There will be no pipeline here. Stay tuned in. 
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AUGUST 30, 2016

Amnesty International USA Calls on Authorities to Protect Peaceful Protest at Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Site

After sending a delegation of human rights observers to monitor protest conditions, Amnesty International USA today called on state and local authorities to take specific steps to protect Indigenous communities’ right to peacefully protest at the site of a disputed pipeline in North Dakota.
In a letter to the governor of North Dakota, the North Dakota Highway Patrol and the Morton County Sheriff’s Department, Amnesty International USA asked that a roadblock to the protest site be removed, urged authorities to meet regularly with protesters and community leaders, and reminded officials of their duty to facilitate peaceful protest.
“The U.S. government is obligated under international law to respect, protect, and fulfill the human rights of Indigenous people, including the rights to freedom of expression and assembly.  It is the legitimate right of people to peacefully express their opinion,” the letter reads. “Public assemblies should not be considered as the ‘enemy.’”
Regarding the roadblock, which restricts southbound traffic to the protest area but allows northbound traffic to pass through, the letter states: “While reports indicate that the roadblock was initiated for safety and security reasons related to the protests taking place on the side of the highway, we are concerned that its continued use deliberately hinders access to the protest sites and camp near Cannon Ball…Any security measures imposed regarding protests, such as the use of road blocks, must only be used if they are necessary and proportionate to a legitimate aim.”
The letter states that “no parking” signs and reduced speed limit warnings would address any public safety concerns without having to use the roadblock.
“Police have a duty to protect the right to peacefully protest, not to inhibit it,” said Tarah Demant, senior director at Amnesty International USA. “There is no reason to make it harder for communities coming from the north to exercise their right to free speech, when there are less obstructive ways to protect the public.”
Protesters have gathered in recent weeks at construction sites for the Dakota Access Pipeline near the border of North and South Dakota, close to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The protest that the AIUSA delegation observed was peaceful. Separate court rulings are anticipated on whether the construction can continue, and whether the demonstrations can continue to take place. 29 people have been arrested in recent weeks.
The delegation will continue to closely monitor the situation and may return.   
Amnesty International has history of monitoring protests and police conduct to ensure adherence to international standards for human rights. In the United States, AIUSA has deployed delegations of observers to Ferguson, MO, and Baltimore, MD, to monitor protests in the wake of police killings, as well as to Cleveland and Philadelphia to monitor the protests outside the Republican and Democratic National Conventions earlier this year.

Mohawk Nation News 'Neb Hits a Tree'


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MNN. Aug. 31, 2016.
 National Energy Board, Energy East Pipeline Ltd and Transanada Pipeline Ltd. have hit the tree of peace. NEB tried to meet in Montreal in secret. The people crashed the meeting. It’s been discontinued! The following Cease and Desist order is hereby declared by kahtihon’tia:kwenio and has been served.
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At their so-called ‘consultation’ meetings being fraudulently staged across the country, they will be very lonely when only they are at the corporate table. As Hank Williams sings: “Did you ever see a robin weep when leaves begin to die. That means he’s lost his will to live. And I’m so lonesome I could cry”.

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LET’S TELL THEM WHERE WE STANDEnergy East Pipeline Ltd. [EEPL] and Energy East Pipeline Ltd. [EEPL]; 517 Tenth Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 0A8 403-292-4800, 1-800-899-1265; National Energy Board, Marc-Andre Plouffe, Montreal Office, 505 De Maisonneuve Blvd., West, Suite 230, Montreal, Québec H3A 3C2 1-800-899-1265Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, City Hall, 275 Notre Dame St. E., Montreal QC H2Y 1C8, 514-872-3101 Fax 514-872-4059; Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime minister, Parliament of Canada 
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A9, Band and tribal councils selling us out.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Lummi, Yakama and Salish arrive with Totem Pole in Standing Rock Camp





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Northwest Delegation, Navajo President, NCAI Chairman arrive at Standing Rock Camp

Photos by Michelle Cook
Article by Brenda Norrell
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CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- The President of the National Congress of American Indians, Brian Cladoosby, Swinomish, arrived with a large delegation from the Northwest today. Cladoosby told the camp that NCAI just wrote letters to President Obama and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in support of Standing Rock Sioux Nation and the struggle here to halt Dakota Access Pipeline from poisoning the water source, the Missouri River.
"I went to a roadblock today, a stupid roadblock, just to irritate us," Cladoosby said. Cladoosby said it was good then to drive along the sacred river.
Yakama said they brought a semi of fresh food, watermelons and foods from the fields. "Food is our medicine."
Today, the Seneca Nation, Sac and Fox from Oklahoma, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, were all present in camp.
Yakama Chairman JoDe Goudy said the pipeline is a black snake. This black snake's head is in Texas, but his heart is in DC and belongs to the Congressmen and politicians who make these decisions.
"President Obama where are you?"
Goudy reminded President Obama that Obama came here to Standing Rock, and held these children, and made promises to them, he said,
"You had their babies in their arms, where are you?"


Navajo President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez arrived at the Standing Rock Camp today, and greeted a large delegation from the Northwest who arrived with a Totem Pole.
President Begaye said like the struggle here, the Navajo Nation is fighting the Gold King uranium spill, and the transportation of uranium waste.
"That is what is killing our people," Begaye said.
"We stand with you. We are proud of you."
Praising the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, Begaye said, "Thank you for standing up and saying, 'Enough is Enough!'"
President Begaye said the people all the way through the country, from South Dakota and Illinois, all the way to Louisiana, should be here fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline, that is threatening the water source of the Missouri River.
"They should be standing here also."
"They should be saying, 'Way to go, you stand for us!'" Begaye told the delegations gathered, which included Sac and Fox from Oklahoma, and Lummi, Yakama, Swinomish, Salish, Nisqually, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon, and more from the Northwest.
President Begaye said the fight is not just Native, but it is for all people.
"This is the stand you guys are making, We support you."
Begaye thanked the Dine' who have been there, camping and cooking, and supporting the camp.
"We stand up and fight for what we believe."
Begaye said they will continue to fight with the people here.
"When we come together, we are strong."
"We will make our stand when we have to make our stand."
Begaye said this is being broadcast to other parts of the world.
Navajo Vice President Jonathan Nez said, "Our Indigenous language is very important."
Vice President Nez thanked the people here for "really standing up for what you believe."
"No more. Enough is enough!" Nez said.
"We need to stand together, shoulder to shoulder."
Nez said it is time to stand up to the U.S. government.
Nez thanked the young people here at Standing Rock Camp.
"They are leading us here today."
"We are standing with you in solidarity."
Nez closed with a 'thank you' in Dine'.


Nisqually Chairman Farron McCloud said, "That world out there, lots of violence, but we are coming together as one. We believe in coming together."
"This means a lot to the Native people. We are all together."
"It is a great honor to be here in your beautiful sacred land."

A Sac and Fox tribal official from Oklahoma said, "I'm honored to see you fight the good fight."

Flags have now been placed on flag poles at Standing Rock Camp.

Photo by Navajo Vice President Jonathan Nez.


Also see in the news: 

KIMA TV: "Tribal leaders from all over Washington state joined the protest including the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Lummi Nation, Puyallup Tribe, Nisqually Indian Tribe, Suquamish Tribe, Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and Hoh Tribe." http://kimatv.com/news/local/yakama-nation-leaders-join-national-tribal-solidarity-at-pipeline-protest-in-n-dakota

KFYR TV: Half a dozen Native American tribes from across the nation gather  with Standing Rock


Listen live, now unlimited viewers on Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio 

Navajo President arrives at Standing Rock Camp


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Photos by Michelle Cook, Dine' (Navajo) and legal team member in camp.

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Navajo President Russell Begaye and Vice President Jonathan Nez arrived at the Standing Rock Camp today, and greeted a large delegation from the Northwest who arrived with a Totem Pole.
President Begaye said like the struggle here, the Navajo Nation is fighting the Gold King uranium spill, and the transportation of uranium waste.
"That is what is killing our people," Begaye said.
"We stand with you. We are proud of you."
Praising the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, Begaye said, "Thank you for standing up and saying, 'Enough is Enough!'"
President Begaye said the people all the way through the country, from South Dakota and Illinois, all the way to Louisiana, should be here fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline, that is threatening the water source of the Missouri River.
"They should be standing here also."
"They should be saying, 'Way to go, you stand for us!'" Begaye told the delegations gathered, which included Sac and Fox from Oklahoma, and Lummi, Yakama, Swinomish, Salish, Nisqually, Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon, and more from the Northwest.
President Begaye said the fight is not just Native, but it is for all people.
"This is the stand you guys are making, We support you."
Begaye thanked the Dine' who have been there, camping and cooking, and supporting the camp.
"We stand up and fight for what we believe."
Begaye said they will continue to fight with the people here.
"When we come together, we are strong."
"We will make our stand when we have to make our stand."
Begaye said this is being broadcast to other parts of the world.
Navajo Vice President Jonathan Nez said, "Our Indigenous language is very important."
Vice President Nez thanked the people here for "really standing up for what you believe."
"No more. Enough is enough!" Nez said.
"We need to stand together, shoulder to shoulder."
Nez said it is time to stand up to the U.S. government.
Nez thanked the young people here at Standing Rock Camp.
"They are leading us here today."
"We are standing with you in solidarity."
Nez closed with a 'thank you' in Dine'.

Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio is Live!

Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio is Live


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Breaking News: Northwest Delegation arrives, Navajo President and Vice President arrive. Seneca and Sac and Fox present.
NCAI Chairman present. Listen live.

Guests today included Leonya Cowboy and her daughter of Red Nation, speaking on murders and tortures of Natives in Albuquerque.

Live now on Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio! Ricardo Cate, Kewa (Santo Domingo Pueblo) artist and teacher, is sharing with the children how to make banners to express themselves. earthcycles: List of items for the school: Art paper, paint, water color paper, cloth, acrylic paint, brushes. NOW LIVE ON TWO LINKS:
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Tonia Jo Hall, "Auntie Beachress" of Mandan was the special guest on Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio this morning.

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By Brenda Norrell
Photos by Michelle Cook, Dine'

CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- The grassroots live radio station, Standing Rock's Spirit Resistance Radio began broadcasting live on Monday morning, after a satellite was installed on Sunday. Thousands of Native Americans have gathered to protect the Missouri River from an underwater crude oil pipeline, Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens their water supply.
The station was already live in camp at 87.9 FM.

Before the satellite was installed, Govinda Dalton of Earthcycles, producer, was driving the audios out of camp. The audios were then posted on Censored News, due to the lack of Internet service in camp.
A delegation of Apache and Dine’ (Navajo) youths were among those interviewed on Spirit Resistance Radio. Naelyn Pike, Apache, described how Arizona Sen. John McCain sold out the Apaches by giving Resolution Copper their sacred place of Oak Flat in Arizona. McCain put the land exchange in the defense spending bill to avoid public detection and outcry at the time.
Spirit Resistance Radio interviewed Lakota elders and youths, along with young entrepreneurs from Rosebud who are beekeepers selling their honey, and those whose lives are being transformed by being at the camp.
“It is no longer a camp, it is a village,” said Govinda Dalton, producer, who has been broadcasting Indigenous news and struggles as a volunteer for more than a decade on Earthcycles.
Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American Indian Movement, and attorneys have been interviewed on Spirit Resistance Radio.
The issues range from the Rights of Nature, with roots in Bolivia and Ecuador, to a series recorded around the campfire at night. This includes Lakota elders speaking on healing the trauma of boarding schools with ceremonies.


Bringing sacred water to Bismarck on Monday,
in peace and friendship. Photo Michele Cook.
Tlingit water and medicine songs are included in the radio programs, which began with an interview with Waniya Locke, Lakota mother and teacher. Michelle Cook, Dine’, on the legal team, describes her personal journey here.
Native American water defenders speak passionately on protecting the Missouri River for future generations.
Radio stations across the country are now requesting to rebroadcast the shows. The first was in Tampa, Florida.
Two Worlds Indigenous Radio, on WMNF community radio station in Tampa is broadcasting Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio. Mekasi Camp Horinek's interview, describing the first days of the blockade by Camp of the Sacred Stones, was the first.
Truckloads of hundreds of pounds of buffalo meat and and pallets of drinking water are now arriving at the camp, with trucks arriving from the Crow Nation, Cheyenne Arapaho Nation, and Cherokee Nation.
Photos by Michelle Cook, Dine': Radmilla Cook, Dine', cooks over an open fire in camp. Photo 2: Govinda Dalton, producer, with Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network, with new satellite installed on Sunday. The station is now live.

MOHAWK NATION NEWS: CRIMINAL CORPORATE OCCUPATION


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MNN. AUG. 30, 2016. We onkwe’hon:weh, the natural people of great turtle island, are not part of the occupying CORPORATION. All Admiralty courts are artificial private Vatican courts for banks, corporations and are always about money. The corporation is a violent squatter that put their guns to us, killed us and stole everything. They started the same in Palestine in 1947. They try to put all of our issues into their own corporate matrix.white house indian
There is only one court that has jurisdiction over such an international matter, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, set up in 1899 in The Hague. It is a dispute resolution court. Every corporation has private shareholders, they can be held accountable for the crimes of their corporation in the Permanent Court of Arbitration. No trial about us or our land belongs in their corporate matrix. FB_IMG_1471552264063
This occupying corporation and their armies have to be put on trial in the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
The pipeline is on our land. They need our permission. Consultation with their corporate band and tribal entities are fraud. Canada and US have no right to arbitrate anything with regard to us and our land. We are not part of their corporation. B0_2210783226431832471_n
We have international partners, such as Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, China, India, iran and other ancient allies who sponsored us when we went to the League of Nations in 1923. They remember us.
As Bob Seeger sings about the people at Standing Rock: Like a rock, standin’ arrow straight. Like a rock, chargin, from the gate. Like a rock, carryin’ the weight. Like a rock.
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LET’S TELL THEM WHERE WE STANDEnergy East Pipeline Ltd. [EEPL] andEnergy East Pipeline Ltd. [EEPL]; 517 Tenth Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2R 0A8; National Energy Board, Marc-Andre Plouffe, Montreal Office, 505 De Maisonneuve Blvd., West, Suite 230, Montreal, Québec H3A 3C2; Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, City Hall, 275 Notre Dame St. E., Montreal QC H2Y 1C8, 514-872-3101 Fax 514-872-4059; Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime minister, Parliament of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A9 [email]; Carolyn Bennett, Minister Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada,
10 Wellington, Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0H4 [email]; Governor General, Rideau Hall, 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1 [email]; Queen Elizabeth, Buckingham Palace +44 303 123 7300; Band & Tribal Councils and sell-outs that are cooperating with pipeline companies; ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS OF HOUSTONhttp://energytransfer.com/contact_us.aspx
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