Lakotas led faceoff with white supremacists in Leith North Dakota

 
Standing Rock and Last Real Indians led faceoff with neo-Nazis in Leith, North Dakota
 
By Brenda Norrell
 
LEITH, North Dakota -- Standing Rock and Last Real Indians led a faceoff Sunday with white supremacists in Leith, as neo-Nazis arrived intent on taking over the town near the Standing Rock Indian Nation.
Chase Iron Eyes, Lakota from Standing Rock said, "You're 30 miles from our border. If you think we're going to let you come into our territory and affect our children, you've got another thing coming."
"What you see here are the mouthpieces. The warriors aren't even here. You have come here thinking we are going to react out of fear, but we won't do that. We are Dakota and Lakota people."
"You are a dying cause," said Iron Eyes of Last Real Indians, comprised of Native American journalists.
Facing members of the National Socialist Movement as they arrived, one Dakota granmother promised the grandmothers and women will take them on.
"You are in Dakota territory."
"My uncle stormed the shores of Normandy to eliminate your forerunners, the Nazis, that killed millions all over the world, so we know what your intent is, to criminalize Dakota territory."
"You will not do it. The grandmothers will stand up to you. The women will take you on."
The rally began before the Town Hall meeting, with the crowd shouting, "Go home!"
Native Americans from the region joined UnityND, which came by caravan from Bismarck to the rally to protest the white supremacists that are known for violence and hate crimes. Riot police were present with badges removed.
 
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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.