Georgianne Nienaber: The officials of North Dakota have decided that the people of the Sioux Nation who stand against the DAPL are beneath them. In the early days of this historical event I overheard one man say, “they do not think we are human.”
Georgianne Nienaber: So far prayer and peaceful protest have guided the Tribe and over 5,000 supporters camped at the junction of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers through this complicated legal process.
UPDATE and Correction: Arnold Johnson Jr. is the registered owner of aircraft flying under false N number. Monte R. Myers owns Double M Helicopters. A Mr. MEYERS is referenced in FOIA response (s) and according to FOIA response admitted to falsifying N number, but we do not know for sure because of spelling inconsistencies in FAA […]
Georgianne Nienaber: It is said that the spirits have told the People that they will win this fight against the pipeline if they maintain a stance of prayer and peaceful resistance.
ater and sacred land protectors near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota are facing a formidable foe. Months of prayerful and peaceful protest have come under additional assault with the sale of private land adjoining the protest area to Dakota Access LLC. The Dakota Access Pipeline now owns the Cannonball Ranch, where there […]
Georgianne Nienaber: The People are in this for the long haul and last week offered them a mixed court ruling, an unexpected show of support from the Methodist Church, a Nursing Union’s strong stand against the AFL-CIO, and ominous requests from the State of North Dakota.
Georgianne Nienaber: The stakes could not be bigger for both sides, but with oil behemoths banding together, the fight will be even more difficult for the Sioux Nation.
Georgianne Nienaber: I am offering these photos to show what life is like in the Sacred Stones and Red Warrior camps, where anywhere from 5,000 to 8,000 peaceful protestors have gathered.
Georgianne Nienaber: During my visits to Standing Rock over the last two weeks, I have witnessed too many tears and much anxiety. I was told many times by elders and young people alike that perhaps the events of Bloody Saturday were the Creator’s design.
Winona LaDuke: And, there are a lot of people at Standing Rock today who remember their history and the long standoff at Wounded Knee in 1973, In fact, some of those in Standing Rock today were there in 1973 at Wounded Knee, a different, but similar battle for dignity and the future of a nation.
Georgianne Nienaber: Big oil lost a skirmish in late December when North Dakota Grand Forks District Judge Debbie Kleven ordered Canada’s Enbridge Energy Partners to pay farmland owner James Botsford $45,000 of $60,000 in attorney fees.
Georgianne Nienaber: As a member of the white community and also someone who has worked very hard and with conviction to support treaty rights, I am concerned that much accumulated goodwill could be erased.
Dedicated to American Indian activist and environmentalist Winona LaDuke, who is recovering from an accidental fall from a horse on Thursday, with a fractured pelvis. Winona suffered her injuries preparing for the Love Water Not Oil pipeline ride. She vows to be at the next meeting with her walker! We were discussing this article hours […]