Red Warrior Camp OFFICIAL
This message goes out to all of our friends, relatives, allies and supporters who have been fundraising in their communities, donating online and physically showing up: Thank you! Without your constant support, generosity and love, our good work, our strong stance, our defense of Water and Land would not be where it is today. We have been able to provide 3 hot and nutritious meals every day, we have continued to strengthen our encampment, and we have been able to provide for the material needs of our powerful community of strong men, women and children. We could never have done any of this alone.
We ask again with urgency and earnestness: We continue to need your help. There is much work to be done to secure our encampment through the harsh winters on these lands so that we may stay and continue our protection of the sacred Mni Sose River in sovereign Lakota Territory.
Our strength will not falter, our conviction will not waver, we will keep our boots on the ground and our hearts on the frontlines with you all by our side. Please give what you can and how you can to our fundraiser.
We are stronger than ever. We will kill this Black Snake. We will stand our ground. The pipeline ends here!
October 23, 2016
141 Water Protectors Arrested as Police Escalate Violent Militarized Response
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On Saturday, hundreds of water protectors from different nations were met with violence by militarized police in riot gear, and approximately 141 were arrested. Four protectors locked themselves to a disabled car at an active construction site, stopping construction for approximately 7 hours. Then a peaceful procession of hundreds walked to the sacred sites intentionally destroyed by Dakota Access LLC on September 3rd.
The lit sage and songs of hundreds of Native men, women, children, and elders were peaceful and prayerful despite Morton County Sheriff Kirchmeier’s allegations of violence and lawlessness. After receiving a dispersal notice, a large group of protectors, including elders and children, attempted to leave but were surrounded by police. Law enforcement began to spray mace and throw people to the ground without provocation. One young woman of the International Indigenous Youth Council was injured when a police officer hit her wrist with a baton. Two members of the press were targeted for arrest and had their equipment was confiscated.
Due to a lack of space to hold the 141 arrested, Morton County sent protectors to several county jails, including Mercer, Cass, Stutsman, Lake Region, Stark, and McLean counties. Arrestees continue to report being strip searched for misdemeanor charges.
One of those protectors, longtime land defender and justice advocate Michael Bowersox stated,
“I am taking this action to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from plowing up sacred sites that are here, near the Missouri River. I'm also taking this action to protect the water and for the future generations in alliance with and an accomplice to the first people of this nation.” Bowersox went on to call for more protectors, “I hope other people will step up to stop this pipeline from being built; we can't be dependent on fossil fuels if we expect the children seven generations from now to have a healthy earth, environment, and clean water to drink.”
Another protector, Chepa Cubias, said,
“I engaged in this action as part of my responsibility to my mother. If you see your mother violently attacked you run to put your body between her and the violent perpetrator. [Dakota Access was] right on burial grounds sacred to my Lakota relatives. As Native folks we understand more than the right to clean water, we have the responsibility to keep water clean. That's why we need to listen to the caretakers of the land that are here to protect it. It is our responsibility!”
LaDonna Allard, a Standing Rock Sioux tribal member who founded the Sacred Stone Camp, spoke of the sacred sites people are trying to protect,
“There are sacred sites, cultural sites, traditional cultural properties, and burial sites that the State Historical Society knew of they should've followed the law and must protect these sites. But they are pushing the sites under the rug and no one is talking about it. There's the executive order protecting sacred places E.O. 130007, NAGPRA, ARPA, and the NHPA that are supposed to protect these sites. AIRFA is supposed to give Natives the right to visit these places. To the North Dakota SHPO: just because you accepted the money from the oil company does not mean you have the right to violate our rights. No one has the right to take our footprint off the earth."
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Oct 15th 2016 roughly 300+ Indigenous People and Allies walked over 3 miles to reach the Work Site that a lock down on DAPL equipment took place. The purpose was to offer Medicines and Prayers and to walk strong and proud for Clean Water
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To All Throwing Shade: this is the real page your money goes straight to the Red Warrior Camp and will be used for winterization and protecting Sacred Water. THIS IS RED WARRIOR OFFICIAL and they have posted it on their page. trust its going to Red Warrior Camp! Keep donating they need your help! Today 27 people got arrested including from Red Warrior Camp.
#67. MOTION WAS MADE BY PAUL ARCHAMBAULT, SECONDED BY ROBERT TAKEN ALIVE, TO ASK RED WARRIOR CAMP TO LEAVE. ROLL CALL VOTE: ARCHAMBAULT, II, DAVE – NOT VOTING CLAYMORE, Duane YES ARCHAMBAULT, Paul YES DUNN, “Joe” James YES FAITH, Jr., Mike YES HARRISON, “Ben” Samuel YES HARRISON, Chad EX. TAKEN ALIVE, Robert YES MCLAUGHLIN, Jesse N.V. THOMPSON, Caroline YES MCLAUGHLIN, Kory YES TWO BEARS, Cody EX. WALKER, Charles N.V. WHITE BULL, Frank YES WHITE, Adele EX. WHITE MOUNTAIN, Jr., Joseph YES YELLOW FAT, Dana EX. VOTE: YES – 10 NO – 0 NOT VOTING – 3 MOTION CARRIED 4 – EXCUSED
This is the real and best donation fund for these courageous Peaceful Protesters that are trying to protect ALL our water as well as the destruction of our civilization. We have followed these same people who are now are honestly asking for help after using their own monies away from their families to protest for all of us that could not be there.
A tribal council meeting was held on November 1st with a motion to ask the red warrior camp to leave standing rock, which was approved. http://standingrock.org/minutes--resolutions/?type=Y&sort=2016 http://standingrock.org/data/upfiles/media/Tribal%20Council%20November%201,%202016.pdf Search the file for: #67. MOTION WAS MADE BY PAUL ARCHAMBAULT, SECONDED BY ROBERT TAKEN ALIVE, TO ASK RED WARRIOR CAMP TO LEAVE.
Why are you still taking donations? http://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/Standing-Rock-Sioux-Tribal-Council-votes-unanimously-to-ask-Red-Warrior-Camp-to-leave-401548985.html CANNON BALL, N.D. - At a Tribal Council meeting on November 1, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council voted 10-0 to ask the Red Warrior Camp to leave.
Please know that many, many Americans support and stand with you. This violence and destruction by the oil companies and their authorities is wrong, and speaks to the darkness of their souls. For every one of them there is a least a thousand others who stand by you in love and support. You are not alone!!
Janice and Jason and any other skeptics: This camp is full of people who have put their bodies on the line to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. They are people who are sacrificing comfort to be the frontline of defense for clean water for the generations to come. They are brave and prayerful. All the camps work together, but if you appreciate the bravery of people facing criminal charges for their defense of future generations, this will support many of those people, wherever they are from. They know the issues are all connected, so some come from other places and commit to act in prayer with all that they have, their lives, out of their awareness of the critical nature of standing up to corporate greed at this time. This is not a scam; this is the frontlines, in the cold, full of love. Support their sacrifice with prayers, and funds if you can. Pidamayaye.
Where is the money going now?
Would you folks also be able to partner up with Amazonsmile to gain more funding? Food for thought. Thank you to all of you out there on the front lines. Sending warm hugs and prayers to each and everyone of you.
The Radioactive Events Center hosted a benefit concert for the Red Warrior Camp. Please visit our Facebook event page to watch video of the local musicians who donated their talents to make this event possible. https://www.facebook.com/events/1836324149945363/