Native American peacekeepers urged to protect Leith, ND, from white supremacists

Native American peacekeepers defend Leith, North Dakota, from white supremacists
 
 
By Brenda Norrell
Sept. 22, 2013 updated
 
LEITH, North Dakota -- Native American peacekeepers defended the Treaty Territory and the local community of Leith on Sunday, as neo-Nazi white supremacists arrived with plans to take over the town.
 
During a powerful rally led by Lakotas and Dakotas from Standing Rock Indian Nation and Last Real Indians, Native Americans voiced opposition to the National Socialist Movement.
 
A Dakota grandmother told them that Native people were ready to rid the town of "Nazis like you."

"The grandmothers will stand up to you! The mothers will take you on!"
 
Chase Iron Eyes, Standing Rock Lakota of Last Real Indians, told them, "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."
 
During the town hall, after playing bagpipes, white supremacists played the role of victims, while making it clear they were there to take over the town.
 
Earlier, the Last Real Indians, comprised of Native American journalists, sent out a message, which was shared 315 times in 40 minutes on Facebook on Saturday night, urging Natives to rally with them at Leith.
 
 
 
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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.