Veterans for Standing Rock #NoDAPL

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Michael Wood Jr  FORT YATES, ND
If you'd like to support this cause, please check out our new campaign here and consider a donation.

https://www.gofundme.com/VetStand4-StandingRock

Thank you.



We are veterans of the United States Armed Forces, including the U.S. Army, United States Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard and we are calling for our fellow veterans to assemble as a peaceful, unarmed militia at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation on Dec 4-7 and defend the water protectors from assault and intimidation at the hands of the militarized police force and DAPL security.
2K EVENT CAPACITY ACHIEVED: Event capacity based on accommodations, travel logistics and supplies; given the time we have to coordinate, resources available and the shipping and weather conditions in the region has been set at 2,000 rostered participants. We currently have over 2,100 Veterans on the roster. Our goal now is to prioritize this list to Veterans and Civilian personnel involved with operations, planning & onsite execution. We will be collecting names for future missions on a new roster ( https://goo.gl/forms/37SEWGvbeMLpcrvY2), next mission could be as early as the 2nd week of December. More to come

The funds we raise on this page will go towards providing transportation and supplies for the brave patriots that come and stand with us.  

We'll be standing alongside peaceful water protectors, who've endured violent attacks from the private security funded by DAPL and more brutality and arrests at the hands of militarized police and DAPL security. We have full support of the Sioux tribe elders and will be cooperating with them every step of the way.


Here are some of what the protesters at Standing Rock have faced:
Mace, sound cannons. sniper guns pointed at unarmed civilians, journalists being shot with rubber bullets, journalists being arrested for covering the protests, attack dogs unleashed on groups including children, elder Natives getting tased and violently arrest, protesters marked with numbers and kept in dog kennels after arrest... 

On Nov 20, Morton County Sherrif Department forces attacked water protectors with water cannons in freezing temperatures and launched concussion grenades into a peaceful crowd. Several had to be treated for hypothermia and one protestor who was hit directly with a grenade has reportedly had her arm amputated as a result.

Everyday becomes more evident that the defenders of America must stand with the Water Protectors. Let's stop this savage injustice being committed right here at home. If not us, who? If not now, when? Are you a hero? Are you honorable? Not if you allow this the be the United States.

Please donate and pass this page along to your friends, family, coworkers and community members.

It's time to display that honor, courage, and commitment we claim to represent. It's time for real Patriots. Now more than ever, it's time for anyone and everyone to lead. 

#VeteranStand #WorldIsWatching #SelflessService



Keep track of the mission intel from our Facebook event page, ie central communications for operations announcements.   https://www.facebook.com/events/1136540643060285/ 

To stay up to day with updates from Standing Rock, media/news and in the field live feeds please join us on our newly created community page:   https://www.facebook.com/VeteransStandForStandingRock/

Any questions? veteranstandingrock@gmail.com
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Update 21
Posted by Michael Wood Jr
2 months ago
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Update to all our supporters of Veterans Stand for Standing Rock.

In the past two weeks the turmoil and uncertainty at Standing Rock has increased significantly. We have continued to stay in contact with indigenous and camp leadership and have identified several areas where the Veterans Stand network can continue to serve the needs of the local community. We are launching this second GoFundMe to create a Standing Rock Fund to address the ongoing needs at Standing Rock and our partners in camp.

Please take moment to check out our new campaign and share with your networks. https://www.gofundme.com/VetStand4-StandingRock

#VetStand #UnitedWeStand #WaterIsLife #NoDAPL

Veterans Stand Press Release
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Update 20
Posted by Michael Wood Jr
4 months ago
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Will provide official updates soon. We are formulating organizational structure under a 501c4. This legal framework is necessary to fulfill legal requirements. As for the negative comments. This filing will include a complete CPA certified audit, which is public. We could not possibly be more transparent than that. In order for reimbursements to go forward and to continue any relief efforts, we must have a legal structure. - Michael A. Wood Jr.
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Update 19
Posted by Michael Wood Jr
4 months ago
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UPDATE:

We are still hard at work getting all of the vets out of ND before the next blizzard hits.

I'm extremely proud to say that we ended up bringing upwards of 4,000 veterans to Standing Rock to fight the pipeline. That's double what we accounted for, but thanks to the tireless work and creativity of our volunteers, we were able to accommodate them and ensure that the everybody was fed, sheltered and kept safe in the storm.

Rest assured, your donations have been put to good use. We've bought countless supplies, winter gear, hotel rooms, trains, planes, automobile rentals and much more to help the vets make the journey and stay safe. I say countless because we are still actively buying these things as we speak.

A lot of people are asking what we'll do with the remainder after the vets' expenses are paid out. At this point, we're not sure that we'll have any left over. Here's the math we're dealing with right now.

1.14m
–5% GoFundMe fees
–3% WePay fees
/ 4.5k veterans =
$245 person

If we find ourselves in the unlikely situation of having extra funds once that's all handled, we'll decide what to do with it and let you all know immediately.

Once we are sure everyone is home safe and covered, we move on to the next phase, which includes pulling out all the receipts and running the numbers. At that point, we will be able to break down exactly how the donation money was spent and where.

In the meantime, please be patient. We read all of your emails and messages, but we have to prioritize our vets and getting them home.

Thank you, every single one of you, for being a part of this movement. This has been a life-changing experience for everybody involved and we plan to keep fighting for you as long as we have to.
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Update 18
Posted by Michael Wood Jr
4 months ago
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Susan Posey
5 months ago

I have a voucher for $100 for Southwest airlines that I'd like to donate to a veteran or young native american warrior who wants to go and stay for a while. Can an organizer put me in contact with someone who could use it?

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Marq Goldberg
5 months ago

If anyone in the Vancouver WA / Portland OR wants to go let me know. I have 5 more seats in my Grand Caravan. Or we can take your car and I'll pay for some gas. Let me know.

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Deborah Gillis
5 months ago

I am a farily recent retired OIF/OEF veteran (24yrs)....My mother was (passed) half Native American from near East Grand Forks MN....In her name I would like to help stop this autrocity.

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Joseph Lewis
5 months ago

I am a U.S. Marine vet and would love the opportunity to accompany any and all on this endeavor towards the protection of not only this country, but,also those most directly effectd.

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Wesley Clark
5 months ago

Thanks for the donations everyone. This will help provide transport for vets to Standing Rock! Look forward to seeing you there.

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Adam Stennett
5 months ago

Please consider carrying large American flags. A group of veterans standing up to the oil companies and their militarized police would be a powerful image and ️️shooting rubber bullets, tear gas, water cannons or concussion grenades at veterans carrying flags would not go over well. thank you for standing up for the people.

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Zhooniya Ogitchida
5 months ago

I am ojibwe, bear clan. my clan duty is to protect the tribe. i am also a 10 year 2x war veteran, U.S. Army Infantry. Honorably discharged and i would like to join this 3 day deployment to protect and defend. how to enlist?

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Jessie Haynes
5 months ago

My husband is a veteran that hopes this effort will enable him to go to DAPL.

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Jeremy David Bemis
5 months ago

I have a Jeep Commander that can seat 8 and a 6x12 covered utility trailer if anyone needs supplies delivered, or a ride from northwest PA to the DAPL. Still waiting to hear back on details for the trip.

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Christopher S Duesing
5 months ago

This will help me get there.

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Michael Baca
5 months ago

"Upon suffering beyond suffering the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world. A world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations. A world longing for light again. I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again. In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things and the young white ones will come to those of my people and ask for this wisdom. I salute the light within your eyes where the whole Universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am that place within me, we shall be one" ~ Oglala Chief Crazy Horse 1877

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Amy Splitt
5 months ago

This campaign is brave and good. Thank you for offering material help and laying your bodies on the line. I am proud that you are defending our nation's water and helping stop the depredation of First Nations land.

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Mary-Helen Burns
5 months ago

I tried to leave a comment on my donation and it didn't work...so here goes... I wish I could have given more. Thank you for yet another sacrifice you are doing for the American people. #itsnotright #toostrong

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John Hanno
5 months ago

I'm a veteran who's supported Standing Rock Sioux Protectors since the beginning of the protests through my blog www.tarbabys.com. Please sign the petition to President Obama. Change.org Petition The Dakota Access pipeline poses a catastrophic threat to Native American sacred lands and to the critical water source for more than 17 million Americans down stream of the Missouri River crossing. We know that President Elect Trump has a serious conflict of interest by owning large investments in DAPL and other fossil fuel assets; and his energy team includes Harold Hamm, billionaire founder of Continental Resources oil company, and someone Mr. Trump might name as his Secretary of Energy. Mr. Trump and the Koch brothers said they support extractive exploitation of public lands and National Parks. President Obama must not only order the Army Corps of Engineers to revoke the pipeline permits and stop the Dakota Access pipeline but we petition President Obama to cede to the Sovereign Standing Rock Sioux Nation water protectors, ownership rights to Army Corp land surrounding and including Lake Oahe and land at the pipeline crossing of the Missouri river, before he leaves office; and / or in the alternative, permanently protect this land by declaring it a National Park or National Monument. After suffering centuries of persecution and exploitation, Native Americans deserve justice. This land belonged to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation Rez before it was taken back. President Elect Trump has stated he will quickly approve the Dakota Access pipeline and also reverse President Obama's decision to deny approval of Keystone XL pipeline. We have an enormous glut of oil reserves at Cushing, Oklahoma. The clear purpose of Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines is not to make America energy independent but to reap enormous profits for greedy oil interests exporting oil to China. We must protect our environment and our oil resources. This outdated fossil fuel infrastructure is not needed and railroads serving the Bakkan North Dakota oil fields have invested heavily in improved railroad oil tank car safety and have stated that they have more than enough railroad capacity to transport the Bakkan oil. They will also be able to permanently rehire thousands of laid off North Dakota railroad workers. America must finally honor the first Americans and our first environmentalists by stopping Dakota Access.

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Karen Telles
5 months ago

To watch in silence is not an option. Thank you for standing on the right side of history.

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Christopher S Duesing
5 months ago

Veterans able to muster. Check in here https://www.facebook.com/events/1136540643060285/ read Operations Order. Leaders step up and volunteer. Veterans in south east message me https://twitter.com/cduesing74

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Kateri Caron
5 months ago

My heart surges with pride for all veterans protecting the Water Protectors at Standing Rock. You are noble and profoundly good! God protect you all!

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Rachel Hibbard
5 months ago

I'm a poor college student so I don't have any money to give right now, but I know that Veterans and Native Americans are the two most bad ass groups in the United States of America. Fight on, fight the man, fight the good fight! You're all my heros.

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Brett Barney
5 months ago

how can we get involved in this? meaning, I am a veteran who would much like to participate in traveling to stand in solidarity with veterans for standing rock. Is there someone I can contact?

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Lea-Anne Martin
5 months ago

This are the kind of people that will make America great again, standing as protectors of First Nation peoples, and defending their shared country.

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Raised by 25,988 people in 5 months
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Marcia Bowman
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Heather Bradley
3 months ago

Hang in there, and prayers for all! A-ho! Many blessings!

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Natalie Manning
3 months ago

God Bless You!

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Burt Davis
3 months ago

Stick it to the man. Power to the people.

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Richard Almonte
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Weston Martinez
3 months ago
Susan Posey
5 months ago

I have a voucher for $100 for Southwest airlines that I'd like to donate to a veteran or young native american warrior who wants to go and stay for a while. Can an organizer put me in contact with someone who could use it?

+ Read More
Marq Goldberg
5 months ago

If anyone in the Vancouver WA / Portland OR wants to go let me know. I have 5 more seats in my Grand Caravan. Or we can take your car and I'll pay for some gas. Let me know.

+ Read More
Deborah Gillis
5 months ago

I am a farily recent retired OIF/OEF veteran (24yrs)....My mother was (passed) half Native American from near East Grand Forks MN....In her name I would like to help stop this autrocity.

+ Read More
Joseph Lewis
5 months ago

I am a U.S. Marine vet and would love the opportunity to accompany any and all on this endeavor towards the protection of not only this country, but,also those most directly effectd.

+ Read More
Wesley Clark
5 months ago

Thanks for the donations everyone. This will help provide transport for vets to Standing Rock! Look forward to seeing you there.

+ Read More
Adam Stennett
5 months ago

Please consider carrying large American flags. A group of veterans standing up to the oil companies and their militarized police would be a powerful image and ️️shooting rubber bullets, tear gas, water cannons or concussion grenades at veterans carrying flags would not go over well. thank you for standing up for the people.

+ Read More
Zhooniya Ogitchida
5 months ago

I am ojibwe, bear clan. my clan duty is to protect the tribe. i am also a 10 year 2x war veteran, U.S. Army Infantry. Honorably discharged and i would like to join this 3 day deployment to protect and defend. how to enlist?

+ Read More
Jessie Haynes
5 months ago

My husband is a veteran that hopes this effort will enable him to go to DAPL.

+ Read More
Jeremy David Bemis
5 months ago

I have a Jeep Commander that can seat 8 and a 6x12 covered utility trailer if anyone needs supplies delivered, or a ride from northwest PA to the DAPL. Still waiting to hear back on details for the trip.

+ Read More
Christopher S Duesing
5 months ago

This will help me get there.

+ Read More
Michael Baca
5 months ago

"Upon suffering beyond suffering the Red Nation shall rise again and it shall be a blessing for a sick world. A world filled with broken promises, selfishness and separations. A world longing for light again. I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become one circle again. In that day, there will be those among the Lakota who will carry knowledge and understanding of unity among all living things and the young white ones will come to those of my people and ask for this wisdom. I salute the light within your eyes where the whole Universe dwells. For when you are at that center within you and I am that place within me, we shall be one" ~ Oglala Chief Crazy Horse 1877

+ Read More
Amy Splitt
5 months ago

This campaign is brave and good. Thank you for offering material help and laying your bodies on the line. I am proud that you are defending our nation's water and helping stop the depredation of First Nations land.

+ Read More
Mary-Helen Burns
5 months ago

I tried to leave a comment on my donation and it didn't work...so here goes... I wish I could have given more. Thank you for yet another sacrifice you are doing for the American people. #itsnotright #toostrong

+ Read More
John Hanno
5 months ago

I'm a veteran who's supported Standing Rock Sioux Protectors since the beginning of the protests through my blog www.tarbabys.com. Please sign the petition to President Obama. Change.org Petition The Dakota Access pipeline poses a catastrophic threat to Native American sacred lands and to the critical water source for more than 17 million Americans down stream of the Missouri River crossing. We know that President Elect Trump has a serious conflict of interest by owning large investments in DAPL and other fossil fuel assets; and his energy team includes Harold Hamm, billionaire founder of Continental Resources oil company, and someone Mr. Trump might name as his Secretary of Energy. Mr. Trump and the Koch brothers said they support extractive exploitation of public lands and National Parks. President Obama must not only order the Army Corps of Engineers to revoke the pipeline permits and stop the Dakota Access pipeline but we petition President Obama to cede to the Sovereign Standing Rock Sioux Nation water protectors, ownership rights to Army Corp land surrounding and including Lake Oahe and land at the pipeline crossing of the Missouri river, before he leaves office; and / or in the alternative, permanently protect this land by declaring it a National Park or National Monument. After suffering centuries of persecution and exploitation, Native Americans deserve justice. This land belonged to the Standing Rock Sioux Nation Rez before it was taken back. President Elect Trump has stated he will quickly approve the Dakota Access pipeline and also reverse President Obama's decision to deny approval of Keystone XL pipeline. We have an enormous glut of oil reserves at Cushing, Oklahoma. The clear purpose of Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines is not to make America energy independent but to reap enormous profits for greedy oil interests exporting oil to China. We must protect our environment and our oil resources. This outdated fossil fuel infrastructure is not needed and railroads serving the Bakkan North Dakota oil fields have invested heavily in improved railroad oil tank car safety and have stated that they have more than enough railroad capacity to transport the Bakkan oil. They will also be able to permanently rehire thousands of laid off North Dakota railroad workers. America must finally honor the first Americans and our first environmentalists by stopping Dakota Access.

+ Read More
Karen Telles
5 months ago

To watch in silence is not an option. Thank you for standing on the right side of history.

+ Read More
Christopher S Duesing
5 months ago

Veterans able to muster. Check in here https://www.facebook.com/events/1136540643060285/ read Operations Order. Leaders step up and volunteer. Veterans in south east message me https://twitter.com/cduesing74

+ Read More
Kateri Caron
5 months ago

My heart surges with pride for all veterans protecting the Water Protectors at Standing Rock. You are noble and profoundly good! God protect you all!

+ Read More
Rachel Hibbard
5 months ago

I'm a poor college student so I don't have any money to give right now, but I know that Veterans and Native Americans are the two most bad ass groups in the United States of America. Fight on, fight the man, fight the good fight! You're all my heros.

+ Read More
Brett Barney
5 months ago

how can we get involved in this? meaning, I am a veteran who would much like to participate in traveling to stand in solidarity with veterans for standing rock. Is there someone I can contact?

+ Read More
Lea-Anne Martin
5 months ago

This are the kind of people that will make America great again, standing as protectors of First Nation peoples, and defending their shared country.

+ Read More
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