Vijay Prashad: War and conflict surround the little town of Cannon Ball, itself named after the technologies of destruction that brought such grief to the Sioux and to other Native Americans.
Stephen Fox: The Dakota Access Pipeline struggle is the most vital environmental protection issue and ethnic survival issue to face the United States thus far in the 21st Century.
Winona LaDuke: I feel like I am looking at Honduras or El Salvador. Troops sweep in, batons take aim at hands and heads, tear gas is poured on people, and Morton County feels the need to strip and cavity search individuals facing misdemeanor charges.
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.