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Human Rights Abuses Escalate at DAPL Prayer Services in North Dakota
It makes me so sad. I want to feel like what we have been fighting for over the past hundred years is our dignity and that we as Indigenous people will be accorded full human rights. This is not the case in Morton County. The endless aggression, strip searching and attempts to humiliate our people are a continuation of 160 years of this. Morton County and North Dakota live in a colonial/military/pre- civil rights, old boy, paradigm. This is evidenced throughout North Dakota in the destruction of land and the desecration and oppression of native people and women. I pray for healing for my people and our land.” ~~Winona LaDuke

The photo Winona LaDuke references is stunning because of the brutality it conveys. A 19- year-old Arapaho girl is lying in the mud under a prayer tipi. She is not alone. A Morton County, North Dakota deputy is on top of her with one knee pressed against her neck and the other pushed into her lower back. The girl’s face is forced into the dirt by the weight of his body. He might outweigh her by a hundred pounds. You cannot see her face, in fact nothing except her flushed nose is visible. An officer from Marathon County, Wisconsin is crouched to the right, watching. Guns, radios, handcuffs, batons and other devices hidden from view in leather pouches hang from the belts of the deputy and the observing officer.

I just saw this beautiful girl on my walk to class! I love her message and that she is willing to stand in the rain for what she believes in. #stopculturalappropriation

** EDIT** Hello! I’m so glad this is getting so much attention!!  I was just messaged this and wanted to share with you all who are interested: 

#DearNonNatives: Pocahontas was twelve. TWELVE. Her story is one of mental, physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her kidnappers. Disney turned her story into an animated musical where she's older and consenting and falls in love with a white man and everybody lives happily ever after. And then they marketed that story and geared it towards children. Do NOT argue with Natives about why they hate that movie.
North Dakota pipeline protest prompts more than 80 arrests
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — More than 80 people protesting the Dakota Access pipeline were arrested Saturday during a demonstration that gathered about 300 people at a construction site in North Dakota and prompted law enforcement…
Guess who found out something horrid about what white people did to my tribe?

So I found out the the Osage own oil on our reservations. So in the 1920s white people would marry into the Osage and then kill their spouse to get the oil rights. And yet that isn’t taught to ANYONE here in the US. Isn’t that lovely? Edit: here’s a link for anyone who is skeptical

‘”This cop is holding a taser to the neck of a Lakota man blocking the passage of a beer truck in White Clay, Nebraska. Despite police violence, the action was a success - two Budweiser trucks never delivered their cargo.

Read more about the action and the Moccasins on the Ground training here:

White Clay exists only to sell alcohol to residents of the adjacent Pine Ridge reservation and profit from the suffering inflicted by alcoholism.” circa 2013 (source)

Shoutout to the moms that left the reservation and brought their babies to the cities in hopes of a better life.

Shoutout to the urban Indians that are battling white supremacy.

Shoutout to the rez Natives that cherish their families and culture.

Shoutout to anybody that supports decolonization.