Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Standing Rock -- Chief Arvol Looking Horse 'Keep the Prayer Going'

Dine' Warriors for Standing Rock Head Home Wednesday

Dine' Warriors Departed Standing Rock on Wednesday

Navajos and other Veterans prepare to march to bridge on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016
Gyms and the Pavilion at the casino opened their doors to water protectors and Veterans during the blizzard this week.
Photo by Michelle Cook, Dine'

By Chili Yazzie
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Dec 07am Dine’ Warriors for Standing Rock Update: our Dine’ Warriors finally got out of Cannonball at 4:00 am this morning. They are getting much needed rest at Pierre, South Dakota, today, they will push off this afternoon. The bus drivers have to get a mandatory 8 hours rest. That will get them into Denver area about midnight. They will motel it there and leave early in the morning. Perhaps we can have our Denver family do them a breakfast, we will see how that figures today. I will do another update about noon after we have more info and do some time calculations. At this point they will roll into Shiprock until Friday late afternoon.

By Chili Yazzie
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Dec. 6 pm update

Dine’ Warriors for Standing Rock Update: very difficult to get communication in and out of Oceti Sakowin. Communication difficulty due to terrain, weather, maybe network overloads and for sure the government/corporation’s deliberate jamming of the air waves.
With the last communiques I got from Beverly and Vincent Yazzie, they are making effort to regroup to move out tomorrow, our crew had gotten scattered out, some are camping at the casino, some are back in Kenel and a few in Ft. Yates, I hope everyone is accounted for. Kenel is the staging area for Rez bound transportation and Beverly’s got it arranged for everyone to get back to Kenel in the morning. The plan is for our Dine’ Warriors to move out in the morning, of course weather and the road conditions permitting.
If that plans stays, they will be in Denver tomorrow evening chowing down at the Denver Indian Center. A big ahe’hee (thank you) to our Denver family. They will stay in Denver tomorrow evening and head out for the Rez-Shiprock early Thursday morning. We will have a potluck Welcome Home celebration Thursday afternoon about 4-5:00. We will post the specifics as soon as plans are solid. Perhaps families of Warriors can plan to come to Shiprock to pick up your Warriors and celebrate with us. Again, this all depends on the weather and the roads.
With regard to the seeming conflicting positions of breaking camp and going home or staying and keeping camp by some of the fearless Lakota Warriors, seems to point to the same distrust some of us Indigenous peeps have of Tribal elected leaders in the colonized system. We pray that for the sake of our ultimate cause, that the Solidarity that has been achieved is only built on to make it stronger. And with the pipeline executives saying they will proceed with the pipeline in spite of what the Army Corps says, hopefully might lead to a scene where DAPL forces face off with the Army Corps, who supposedly have issued a 'lawful' decision and we’ll see what the sheriff does with his declaration that he is there to enforce the law. Sounds like a good fight we will enjoy watching.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Anonymous Gives Officers 48 Hours to Turn Themselves In -- Operation Morton Engaged

Anonymous gives officers 48 hours to turn themselves in.
These two officers wearing masks have been identified terrifying water protectors at a hotel parking lot.
Morton County was also told to arrest the officers who brutalized water protectors and shot concussion grenades, in three days, causing serious injury, or they will be exposed.
Operation Morton Engaged


Chief Arvol Looking Horse 'The Battle is Not Over'

Chief Arvol Looking Horse calls for an International Day of Prayer for Peace and Non-Violence at Oceti Sakowin Camp.
Chief Looking Horse called on all nations and all faiths to come together for one prayer.
"Mother Earth is sick and has a fever," said Chief Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe.
Chief Looking Horse said there must be help for the young people and all people.
An energy shift has to be created, and it must be created through prayer.
The news of the Dakota Access Permit being denied was a victory.
"The victory is there, but the battle is not over."
"This is a beginning that we are going into right now."
"We've got to realize that Standing Rock is everywhere in the whole world."

Blizzard -- Standing Rock Medics Update Dec. 6, 2016

Censored News screen capture. Video by Henrietta.
Frontline today. Photo by Henrietta
By Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council
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Dec 6th, 2016, 2:00PM

The Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council explains the medical and health situation at the Dakota Access Pipeline Resistance Camps (Oceti Sakowin, Sicangu/Rosebud, Sacred Stone, etc.) in light of the ongoing blizzard conditions and 1806 police roadblock.
Winter conditions are intense, but spirits at camp are high.

Everyone has been working together to get people to delegated warming spaces in camp and spaces on the reservation. Medics, security, and veterans have been going from shelter to shelter to do wellness checks on our water protectors. Women, children, elders and other folks who wish to leave camp are being evacuated with four wheel drive vehicles and operators who know how to use them.
The road conditions are icy. Visibility is low; however, roads are passable with four wheel drive vehicles. Our medical and logistical volunteers are evacuating patients/campers to the hospital and warming spaces as needed and are stabilizing patients in the meantime, coordinating with the Standing Rock EMS.
As of 2:00PM CST, there have been no confirmed deaths or any critical care patients. There have been two cases of moderate hypothermia for whom the medics on the ground provided care.
The main impediment to health is not the winter, but the state. The police roadblock on ND HWY 1806 is delaying the timely evacuation of patients and vulnerable populations. We have developed the capacity to keep the campers safe and warm, but are asking the state of North Dakota to cease its inhumane and unjustifiable blockade of highway 1806.
We applaud the water protectors efforts to self-organize and care for each other, the medics & healers who have collectively held space here for months, the Standing Rock EMS for their coordination and expert care of patients, and all other groups working tirelessly to ensure the health and safety of the campers.
We condemn the state for its refusal to remove the roadblock, even after the Army’s denial of the easement for Dakota Access Pipeline crossing Mini Sose/Lake Oahe/Missouri River.
Thank you and Mni Wiconi,
Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council

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