Standing Rock Chairman: 'Black Snake Pipeline Threatens Mother Earth'

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Breaking News: Native American women stormed the perimeter, leading others, and halted pipeline construction Monday. Top photos Unicorn Riot.

Article by Brenda Norrell

Aug. 15, 2016

CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault said his people are carrying out a prayer for the protection of Mother Earth, while the Dakota Access Pipeline construction blasts through sacred land and targets their water source, the Missouri River.

As arrests are ongoing at the blockade, Chairman Archambault compares this pipeline to a black snake, a sybmol of greed.

"Several of our Lakota and Dakota relatives have had visions and dreams. They have been visited in a spiritual sense and have been told that there is a black poisonous snake trying to come among us. Our relatives have said this," Archambault said in a statement just released today.

"Our instructions say snakes are good – they serve a great purpose in the web of life. Our elders and the elders before them have given us wonderful teachings and a beautiful way to live and co-exist with all that is, however, the black poisonous snake we are being warned about does not come from the Creator. It is man-made and the creature is made of nothing but Greed. There is nothing good that has ever come from Greed. Greed is pure poison. It blinds and twists thinking. It is what my people have endured and continue to endure."

Read Chairman Archambault's statement here

http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/08/standing-rock-chairman-black-snake...

Chairman Archambault was among those arrested at the peaceful blockade on Friday.

Cheyenne River Sioux Chairman Harold Frazier told President Obama, in a letter Sunday, that Dakota Access Pipeline, if violating federal laws. The pipeline failed to consult Native American Tribes and is violating Treaty rights.

On Monday afternoon, Lakota horseback riders have arrived at the barricade, shown above. Watch video:

http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/08/video-horseback-riders-at-pipeline...

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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.