Lakotas urge world to stand with them, push back National Guard

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"They are putting our lives in jeopardy."

 

Article by Brenda Norrell

Censored News

Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

 

CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Red Warrior Camp spokesman Cody Hall urged the entire world to come and stand with them and push back the show of force targeting peaceful water defenders, and burial place protectors, camped on Treaty lands of the Standing Rock Nation.

"I'm asking the whole world to hear our plight, that we are wanting you to show up in a peaceful manner and come stand with us on the front lines," Hall said today.

Hall said Governor Jack Dalrymple called in the National Guard during a press conference, but the governor did not disclose the number of soldiers that would be at the camp tomorrow.
Hall said it is a show of presence.
"Round one was when they used attack dogs on us," Hall said in a video media statement today.
Now, Round two is calling in the National Guard to make a heavy force on the peaceful water protectors and sacred site protectors.
"I'm asking the whole world to hear our plight, that we are wanting you to show up in a peaceful manner and come stand with us on the front lines."
He said it is their God-given right to be on these county roads and "protect what is ours and what has always been ours."
"Please come and support us. This is no game anymore. They are putting our lives in jeopardy."
Hall said those protecting the water of the Missouri River, and the sacred burial places, are expressing their Amendment rights, their civil rights.
"Please show up in support. Stand with us, so this pipeline is defeated."
Hall urged the people of the world to come and push back this show of force, push back the governor and the Morton County Sheriff, who are asserting their authority on peaceful protectors.
"We won't back down, and we are standing ground for what we believe in."
Standing Rock Dakota, Lakota and Nakota are joined by Native Americans and other supporters blocking the destruction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
On Saturday, burial place protectors were attacked by vicious dogs, maced, and assaulted. Six were bitten by pipeline security attack dogs, including a pregnant woman and child.
The Morton Co. Sheriff's office released a statement of lies, accusing the protectors of being violent and armed. Those lies were repeated by the media, including The Associated Press.
Responding to questions in Laos this week, President Obama claimed he was clueless about the Standing Rock defense of the Missouri River water and burial place. Obama said he would have to ask his staff about it, after being questioned on his role in protecting the water and upholding environmental justice.
 
In breaking news on Thursday, Ihanktonwan (Yankton) Sioux in South Dakota filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for granting permits to the Dakota Access Pipeline. Those federal agencies failed to abide by federal laws protecting Native American burial places; failed to consult with Native American Tribes; and failed to adhere to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples which requires "free, prior and informed consent" before development is undertaken in Indigenous territories.
 
 
 
Copyright Brenda Norrell, Narco News
 

About Brenda Norrell

Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.

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Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.