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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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
Jag Ensing shared End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock's post. 2 mins · Quote: Rita Tidholm: Someone said to me, "this election doesn't bode well for your Indians". I cringed and shook my head, thinking what a thing to say to the white woman, they're not mine, I don't own them. Then it hit me, they are mine. And they're yours. Just as we are theirs. Maybe if we start belonging to each other, we can start caring for each other, as we care for loved ones. As brothers and sisters. ✊🏼✊🏿✊✊🏾
“TO SPEAK OUT ON BEHALF OF THESE ‘PROTECTORS’ WOULD BE CAREER SUICIDE, SHANNON. THE KISS OF DEATH. YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK ABOUT THAT YOURSELF. I MEAN, IS THIS REALLY YOUR PROBLEM, ANYWAY?” This week, as our production crew continued on at Standing Rock, I was in LA. After 39 meetings to raise awareness and support, I am—like all those fighting the good fight—tired in body and tireless in my determination. The most common question I faced was, “Standing Rock?” (Yes, I am serious.) The second-most common was, “Why are YOU there?” The most disheartening sentiment came from a well-known Hollywood actor’s rep: “He’s got to keep his mouth shut. To speak out on behalf of these ‘protectors’ would be career suicide, Shannon. The kiss of death. You should think about that yourself. I mean, is this really YOUR problem, anyway?” Yes, it is my problem. Human rights, land rights, and environmental justice are everyone’s problem. One could argue that because I was born white in the US, this problem is more mine than anyone's. I am more committed than ever to telling this story. It will be told with utmost integrity and respect. This means without the outside influence of studio heads, network executives, or advertisers. This is where you come in. Please join us in giving the women of Standing Rock a voice. It is truly only with your support that we’ll be able to continue. Gratefully, Shannon Kring
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134,430 Views Al Jazeera English added a new video: Fighting for Standing Rock. Yesterday at 9:00am · Ladonna Allard's father and son are buried in a graveyard overlooking the Dakota Access Pipeline. Like hundreds of other locals, she's fighting to protect the land of her ancestors. Filmmaker: Matthew Cassel
Actor Admits to Taking Native American Artifacts on Location in New Mexico Sheena Louise Roetman 10/6/15Cast and crew from the popular "Maze Runner" movie series are being asked to apologize for allegedly taking Pueblo artifacts from a filming location in Albuquerque, New Mexico.Actor Dylan O’Brien admitted to taking items from the site – after explicitly being told it was not allowed – on an episode of Live! With Kelly & Michael that aired September 15.“It was this ancient Indian burial ground, I guess, and it hadn’t been used for filming ever before,” said O’Brien. “They gave us this big speech when we got there to shoot, and they said, basically, 'Don’t take anything. Respect the grounds.’ They were very strict about littering, and don’t take any artifacts like rocks, skulls — like, anything like that. And everyone just takes stuff, you know, obviously.”According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the shoot location was a “sacred site on a ranch near Placitas,” in northern New Mexico, though there are some conflicting reports as to whether there was a sacred site located on the ranch.Director Wes Ball told the Radio Times “the production underwent a lot of bad luck.” In the same interview, actress Kaya Scodelario said the film was “haunted” and “cursed.”O’Brien’s statement came in response to a question from the show’s cohost, Michael Strahan, asking why so many cast members were sick during filming, implying that the illnesses were incurred by the theft.