Native Americans deny Sheriff's claims of violence at Dakota Access Pipeline blockade

Red Warrior Camp refutes accusations of Sheriff Department at Dakota Access Pipeline defense

 

By Brenda Norrell

 

CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Native American water defenders on the Missouri River today refuted the claims of the Morton County Sheriff. Native Americans said they have no weapons, and instead of the violence that the Sheriff claims, they have been carrying out prayer and ceremony for the protection of the water.

The Red Warrior Camp said the Sheriff is attempting to escalate the situation with lies.

"The Red Warrior Camp condemns the falsehoods and fear mongering that the Morton County Sheriff is exhibiting. There are no guns, or pipe bombs, or weapons of any sort in the entire camp."

Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier held a press conference on Wednesday and announced the Dakota Access Pipeline is halting construction at the site where 28 people have been arrested because of safety concerns.

Dakota Access Pipeline plans to put a crude oil pipeline under the Missouri River, endangering the peoples water source.

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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.