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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
Bucky Harjo 13 hrs · This is one of the most powerful photo's I had taken, though I was live streaming it was difficult to take, as I had tears flooding my eye's and it was a moment that defined a womans prayer, how beautiful, how, strong, how, compassionate, how truthful the words are. I originally post with toned down color, but here I softened and gave more vibrancy, we were under the lights that DAPL put up on the 1806 bridge, in front of us the cold steel razor wire and on the other side of that, three police. They heard everything, you could see that they did not want to hear, but they heard, they treid to remain cold and statue like, but you could see it in their eye's they were listening. You could see their stance sort of soften and they looked and listened. When the prayer was over, it began to sprinkle by the time we returned to camp it turned to snow, a gentle snow.
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18,827 Views Sacred Stone Camp added a new video: We Stand Like Sitting Bull. 11 hrs ·
LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, a Dakota historian and director of Sacred Stone Camp in Standing Rock, recounts the fateful day that Tȟatȟaŋka Iyotȟaŋka (Sitting Bull) was murdered.
(With footage from AdaMedia Med Mera)
. . . . . My name is LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, I’m an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and we are part of Sitting Bull’s people. Sitting Bull as you know, is a legend among our people but he’s also our relative, a family member, and goes down in history.
He’s known by the whole world. What did Sitting Bull stand for? Resistance. What did Sitting Bull stand for? His people. Why was this important? Because Sitting Bull understood who he was, who his people were, and where he belonged in this world. Just as Sitting Bull did, we continue to stand with those same thoughts, ideas and memories. As we come up [to present day], and as I’ve said and have been saying, history’s repeating itself.
In 1890 in September, The Bismarck Tribune was writing stories about the Indians “uprising” and the Indians “rioting.” We see the same thing today. On December 15th, in the early morning, soldiers from Fort Yates and 47 Indian police went down to Sitting Bull’s campsite at five o’clock in the morning. They walked out to his cabin, pounded on the door and demanded for him to get up. As they went into the cabin, they told him he had to come to the agency and Sitting Bull got up saying, “Ohan, ohan.” [He] started getting ready, told his wife to get his clothes, told his son to go get his horse, and as he was getting dressed, the camp was stirring. The people could hear all the motions, the horses and the people moving so they all started getting out of their tents and began gathering. As they were gathering the people stood in front of the cabin and as Sitting Bull came out, Officer Red Tomahawk was on one side, Lt. Bull Head on another side with Shaved Head in the back. They came out to the front [of the cabin] and Catch the Bear yelled, “Where are you taking our chief?”
READ THESE 10 RECENT ARTICLES ABOUT OUR WATER . . .On December 15th (yesterday), the people of Corpus Christi, Texas were warned to avoid tap water due to contamination from an incident in the local industrial district. READ MORE >A new study has found heightened concentrations of some common substances in drinking water near sites where hydraulic fracturing has taken place. READ MORE >Reversing course, the EPA says fracking can contaminate drinking water. This is a significant change from their previous findings. READ MORE >The people of Standing Rock are not only ones affected by the Dokata Access Pipeline. Many other people water is at risk. READ MORE >Even with the water quality in Flint, Michigan slowly getting better, locals are still turning to bottled water as trust in the system is lost. They are afraid of the tap water. READ MORE >Because of the current water crisis, it won't be long before Californian's are forced to drinking recycled water. READ MORE >Whidbey Island, Washington water has been found to have toxic levels of a firefighting chemical, leftover from past Navy operations. READ MORE >A group of institutional investors representing more than $1 trillion in assets is urging four of the largest meat producers in the world—Cargill, JBS, Perdue Farms and Smithfield Foods—to take more action to address both potential contamination and scarcity of water. READ MORE >With over 75% of the US breaching unhealthy level of cancer-causing Chromium 6, Houston, Texas residents demand answers to why their level is the highest of all. READ MORE >IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: New report finds that over 75% of US tap water contains cancer-causing Chromium 6 (made famous by Erin Brockovich) READ MORE > All of these articles are all recent and were posted within the past month. It is unknown what the next water issue is and when it will arise, but we can assure that we are not seeing the end of water issues in the developed world. Our water systems were built years ago, when knowledge of the issues did not exist. Today we are seeing the issues arise and many of us are not ready for the issues to be leaking from their tap.
Moms Across America shared Unify's video. 3 hrs · Please take a few minutes to watch this and share. The poisoning of America is happening everyday, and we must stop it. Please keep in mind that the oil they want to run through this indigenous land will be used not only for fuel and plastic but to make glyphosate based herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers which poison our food. This is one issue. Corporations poisoning us. Rise with us. Take a stand. Call, write, donate, protect the water and our people!!! #WaterisLife#StopPoisoningUs
Unify's video. -3:50 738,969 Views Unify with Arvol Looking Horse and 8 others. Yesterday at 10:36am · Winter has now come to Standing Rock. Sub-zero temperatures are a daily reality and the struggle for survival is real. The Natives of this land have lived here for centuries and the wisdom of their ancestors are showing us the ways to survive and strengthen our resolve. The oil companies have decided to continue building the pipeline, despite being denied permission to do so. Thousands continue to stay here committed to reaching victory. +2,000 Veterans have now joined to support, serve, and accomplish the goals of the Lakota in a prayerful and peaceful way. We ask you to support Standing Rock. Take action in your city. Donate to projects on the ground. Sign petitions and make phone calls. Pray and meditate daily for the highest outcome possible. This is one battle of many to come. A movement led by peace, compassion, courage, and fierce love for our earth and generations. We hope you join us. #RiseWithStandingRock #PrayWithStandingRock Music in this Video: The Human Experience - “Ritual” (Kayla Scintilla Remix) Karunesh - “Earthsong” Leo Rojas - Pastor Solitario (Der Einsame Hirte) Last of the Mohicans Rework Special Thanks to: Sights and Sounds Media Digital Smoke Signals Unicorn Riot Lakota Peoples Law TYT Cheif Arvol Looking Horse Beatrice Menase Kwe Jackson Uqualla Medicine Man Standing Black Bear Stephanie Marie Ortega Jason Mraz Daniel Sheehan John Bolenbaugh