-8:21 8,026 Views Johnny Dangers was live. 1 hr · Remember why we are here and what it is we are protecting for the next seven generations! We Stand for the Earth! We Stand for the Water! We Stand for the Children! -LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard Share! Follow Johnny Dangers and Johnny K. Dangers for continued on the ground updates and more on defeating the Black Snake that is the Dakota Access Pipeline! Click where it says "Follow" on my profile and change it to "See First" to not miss any #NoDAPL updates. #NoDAPL #WaterisLife#NoKXL #StandwithStandingRock#TreatyRights#KeepitintheGround#BankExit#DefundDAPL#Trump#NoBanNoWall
I Support The Lakota 57 shared LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard's post. 1 hr · Nothing stronger then a mother's LOVE for her son! ♡♡♡♡ Why a Lakota mother has fought against The Dakota Access Pipeline on her family's land on Standing Rock! ....share!
LaDonna Tamakawastewin Allard 1 hr · You know since yesterday my son has been on my mind I hope people understand that I am nothing and no body, I have no position,I don't work for anyone I am unemployed, please don't defend me. I only stood up because my son, Philip Levon was buried across from this proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. To me it was simple I never thought it would turn in to this whole thing. I named my son after the song Levon that song came on the radio and I just broke down because my son loved me and l loved my son. Will anyone remember my son name as they drill under of river. Will they understand when there is no clean water as the oil pours from the place below his grave. I guess there will only be his mother and his children who will cry for him. How can I stop standing up? How I can I say my son means nothing? Would you give your life for your children? I have nothing else to give but myself, what does everything mean if we can not stand for life, when we say water is life because we know death. I am so sorry I must stand because my son stands with me I have no choice.
He didn’t seem to mind the frigid cold as he used his bare hands to secure an outlet to a solar air heater, one of 11 he installed one December day at the Oceti Sakowin Camp to help protectors there stay warm as temperatures dipped below zero.
“They’re outside all day,” Red Cloud, 57, later told ABC News in an interview. “And we still have 120 days of winter left here in the Northern Plains.”
Many have left since the Army’s announcement, but hundreds still remain and have erected teepees, tents and other kinds of shelters to keep warm this winter atop the frozen, snow-covered ground.
ABC News photographed Red Cloud’s fifth return visit to the camp where he continued installing various systems providing heat, light and electricity from renewable energy sources, including solar and wind. The founder and owner of Lakota Solar Enterprises, a Native American-owned and operated renewable energy firm in South Dakota, also trained hundreds of protesters on how to install the systems themselves so they can live sustainably and embrace green technology.
“We need to utilize the sun and start coexisting with the earth and the sun and the wind,” he said. “We can do it. Our ancestors did it.”
Red Cloud, a member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, said he took an interest in renewable energy in hopes of helping Native American communities like his own that are suffering from high unemployment, poverty and the effects of climate change.
On the vast Pine Ridge Reservation, which spans over 2 million acres, Red Cloud and his partners are also building sustainable homes using natural materials, planting thousands of trees to combat deforestation and are cultivating organic farms with alternative energy sources.
Now, the father of 17 and direct descendant of Lakota war chief Red Cloud is bringing these green concepts to the Standing Rock Reservation to empower the tribes fighting the pipeline.
“We’re going to make history together and start to move ourselves away from fossil fuels. It can’t happen overnight,” he told ABC News. “We need to move forward together.” Source
She said their are plans to put a tower in place for cell and Internet service. There are buildings for a dormitory, dining and to store equipment.
The camp has a tractor and plow for moving snow. It has also purchased 40 yurts, 40 teepees and three greenhouses for organic farming. She said these are all services to be shared with the community.
LaDonna Brave Bull Allard's land is home to water protectors at Standing Rock
The Sacred Stone camp is one of three sites where water protectors are camping to stand up against the North Dakota Access Pipeline. From a bluff on the south side, a house stands silent watching over the people.
The house belongs to LaDonna Brave Bull Allard.
"I grew up here, this is my home. I lived on the Cannonball River all of my life," she said.
When the planning for the pipeline was underway, Allard said she walked the area with the army corps of engineers to show them where the burial, ceremonial and traditional sites were.
As meetings continued, it was suggested to Allard that they start a camp. Five days later the Sacred Stone camp began with three people and grew from there. Source
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Urban Native Era December 15 at 2:24pm ·
Shailene Woodley and Bobbi Jean Three Legs
“Water is life,” said Bobbi Jean Three Legs, at Standing Rock Sioux, this past summer in Washington, D.C., after leading 30 young Native Americans on a 2,000-mile relay run from their reservation in North Dakota to the nation’s capital. They were carrying a petition to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—a petition meant to block the construction of an oil pipeline across the Missouri River, her tribe’s drinking-water source.
Actor Shailene Woodley, appalled at the scant press coverage of the run and the mission, was there alongside her, and when Three Legs returned home to North Dakota—where a small encampment of local families soon grew into a major national civil rights protest—Woodley was there too.
“Now it’s an international affair,” she says. “Our people have been silenced for so long that they didn’t even want to stand up to voice their opinion,” says Three Legs. “That’s why I stood up. Now people around the world relate to us and everything we’re going through—as part of the human race, not just as indigenous people. Just because the pipeline is right beside Natives doesn’t mean everybody else isn’t going to be affected. We’re all human beings, no matter what color your skin.” Via Vogue
Prolific TheRapper was live. 11 hrs · Important call out for footage of police violence. Lawyers need it, esp. November 20th bridge footage. SHARE! Please help the legal aids by describing what happens in your clip and at what time. Full unedited clips so they can't say its been tampered with.
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CONTENT WARNING: GRAPHIC post-surgical photo of traumatic arm injury
Update: This is what my arm looks like as of Tuesday 12/13/16, 22 days after law enforcement on highway 1806 hit it with a ("LESS-LETHAL") grenade which exploded on contact, and 3 days after I was finally discharged from the hospital. The black rods are an external fixator (ex-fix) which is screwed into my bones to hold them in place; the bone is fractured and a piece is missing. I lost both arteries in my arm and one was replaced with a vein taken from my left leg; I am about to stop taking blood thinner shots but I will have to take aspirin for the rest of my life because a blood clot in the vein-turned-artery would make me lose the arm. Next, my arm was stuffed with a large piece of my lat muscle; I still have a device draining fluids from inside my back where the muscle was taken from. Finally, my arm was covered with a large skin graft taken from my right thigh. All of this skin will take at least a year to look relatively normal. In the bottom left corner of this photo you can see the bullet wound from where I was shot (with a "rubber bullet") right before I was hit with the grenade. -Sophia
THIS MUST END. Tribal cemeteries are being unearthed due to the Sabal Trail Pipeline running right through their land—taken by eminent domain. Many of the deceased being disturbed include several generations of veterans who fought for our freedom… Produced by: Dylan Hansen