Native Americans attacked by vicious dogs of Dakota Access Pipeline

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While defending Native American burial places, women and men were attacked and bitten by attack dogs, assaulted and pepper sprayed by Dakota Access Pipeline

By Brenda Norrell

Photo: Native Americans attacked by pipeline dogs on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016

Update listen to interview today with Kandi Mossett, Mandan, Arikara and Hidatsa, on the attack by the pipeline dogs, and the destruction of a major burial site by the pipeline company. Broadcast live in camp on Sunday by Standing Rock Spirit Resistance Radio and recorded by Censored News.

http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2016/09/listen-kandi-mossett-burial-place.html

CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Native Americans protecting their burial places from bulldozers were attached by vicious dogs, pepper sprayed and assaulted by Dakota Access pipeline private security today at about 3 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.

 

The Morton County Sheriff's office is currently making false statements to the public. The Morton County Sheriff has made false claims that the Native American water protectors were violent. However, the photos and videos reveal the truth. Peaceful protesters were attacked by pipeline private security.

The false statements of the Morton County Sheriff's office made to media in the Bismarck area could be used to justify force against the peaceful Native American water protectors.

The Native American water defenders were attacked and six were bitten by vicious attack dogs, as documented in videos. (See www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com)

"Today, as we offered prayers to commemorate the 153rd anniversary of the Whitestone Hill Massacre against the Ihanktonwan Dakota peoples on the banks of the Cannon Ball River, a call to action was made to stand and block bulldozers as they plowed through an area containing ancient burial and cultural sites," Native Americans camped along the Missouri River at the Red Warrior Camp said.

"At approximately 3 pm, water protectors successfully stopped Dakota Access pipeline construction as it reached Hwy 1806 through nonviolent direct action and mass assembly."

"In that process, private security employed by Dakota Access, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, deployed vicious attack dogs, pepper spray and physical assault against the water protectors. According to the most recent update, 6 water protectors were bitten by dogs, a dozen or more pepper sprayed and numerous were physically assaulted; which included women."

This latest action comes one day after the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe submitted additional findings to the federal court to further support their case against the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

"Tribal historian Tim Mentz was invited to survey the property of a landowner whose land is in the pipeline corridor. In his statement to the court, Mentz states that his survey located at least 27 burials, 16 stone rings, 19 effigies and other features in or adjacent to the pipeline corridor. Mentz also stated that there are some features that are unquestionably eligible for listing under the National Historic Preservation Act."

The call for support was made by a Lakota Vietnam combat veteran who happened to come upon the destruction of the sacred sites area, just one mile north of the encampment.

"We felt the need to protect these significant sacred and cultural sites on the land, because neither Dakota Access LLC or the U.S. federal government is not protecting them."

"Red Warrior Camp was nonviolent and unarmed throughout this action. We will remain nonviolent and unarmed. We ask supporters to do so as well."

Additionally, they ask that supporters keep the attention on the fact that Energy Transfer Partners feels justified in using this level of force against unarmed and nonviolent water protectors and the state officers that are sworn to protect the people allowed it.

"We are calling for ALL water warriors around the world to come stand with us. If you are not able to join us physically, we ask that you join us in prayer and commit to our Weeks of Global Solidarity Actions from September 3-17, 2016," Native water protectors said.

About 5,000 people are camped to defend the Missouri River, burial grounds and sacred places from the pipeline construction.

The public is asked to call the Morton County Sheriff's office and demand that the Sheriff's office cease and desist, and put an end to making false statements about the Native American water protectors. These false statements are clearly aimed as escalating the situation for the purpose of using force against peaceful water protectors. 701) 667-3330

The photo below was taken on Saturday when the vicious attack dogs of the pipeline private security were out of control. The photo shows one of these vicious dogs attacking one of its own handlers. This photo is one of many photos that refutes the false statements made by the Morton County Sheriff on Saturday.

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Below: The blood of Native American water protectors on the teeth of 

this attack dog, on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.

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More information at: www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com

Article copyright Brenda Norrell.

Photo copyrights by each photographer.

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.