Oglala Elder Guy Dull Knife arrested at Dakota Access Pipeline blockade

 

Article by Brenda Norrell

Top photo Guy Dull Knife courtesy Natalie Hand

Scatter Thier Own photo by Julianna BrownEyes Clifford

Monday, Aug. 15, 2016

CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Oglala elder Guy Dull Knife was among five people arrested this morning at the blockade of the Dakota Access Pipeline, where hundreds of Lakota and Dakota are now defending their water source of the Missouri River from oil pipeline construction aimed at tunneling under the river.

Police constructed barricades and began restricing access from the north into the camp. Oglala Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux Nations are sending buses of Lakotas to the blockade today. Cheyenne River Chairman Harold Frazier contacted President Obama urging him to halt the construction, pointing out there was no consultation with Native American Tribes, and Treaty rights are being violated.

Burial places were identified in the path of the pipeline construction on Friday, which requires a halt to the work according to federal law protecting Native American burial places. However, the Dakota Access Pipeline continued the destruction today, enforced by police.

The pipeline is part of a new system which goes all the way from the Alberta tarsands to the Gulf of Mexico and was permitted largely in secret. President Obama was at Standing Rock Sioux Nation in 2014 -- and photographed with Lakota and Dakota babies and children -- while this new pipeline system was being permitted by the United States in secret.

In breaking news, Oglala tribal members Scotti Clifford and Juliana Brown Eyes-Clifford, members of the band Scatter Their Own, were arrested today at the pipeline blockade, in solidarity with their relatives at Standing Rock in the protection of sacred water. 

Read today's coverage by Natalie Hand, of the Owe Aku International Justice Project, of the arrest of Guy Dull Knife and four others on Monday, August 15, 2016.

http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/08/oglala-elder-guy-dull-knife-arrested-at.html

A divestment and boycott campaign is underway of Dakota Access Pipeline of Dallas, and its investors, which includes Enbridge tar sands pipeline corporations in Calgary and Houston and Marathon Petroleum in Ohio.

 

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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.