Law enforcement in Morton County, North Dakota — armed in riot gear — began removing protesters who were occupying the Dakota Access Pipeline site on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation Thursday.

Officers removed a roadblock placed by Native American and environmental rights activists. The removal process resulted in a clash between protesters and officers.

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Please send your prayers to Standing Rock peaceful protesters. The police have officially fired shots. A woman, boy, and horse have been shot. No update on their conditions. However, the police are dispatching that the protesters were armed and shot at the police (as well as the woman, boy, and horse).
Additionally, their camps have been raided and ripped apart. Elders, children, and women have been dragged to the ground and beaten. Indigenous youth have had their whole bodies maced, and the police are limiting medic involvement.
This is COMPLETE and UTTER ABUSE OF POWER. The police have lied their way into getting backup from the National Guard. Mass media sources are incredibly biased and are reporting on this issue from the police’s side, just as they did with the #blacklivesmatter victims.
This is all because of money. This is all because of power. Once again, the police are shooting and abusing unarmed people.

I’m having a hard time keeping it together, and I wish I could do more, but I’m doing what I can, where I’m at, and I’m urging, no – begging, you to do what you can.

You can tell me, “Sarah, you can’t do everything. Plus, God’s got this,” but you know what? God also called you to be stewards of the earth. He called you to serve. He called you to wash your brothers’ and sisters’ feet. He gave us this earth as a gift, of which we are blessed each and every day to utilize responsibly. Fracking and exploiting it for nonrenewable energy sources that WILL leak, as every single pipeline known to man has done in history, is not respecting the earth.

You can try to separate yourself from this, but remember, you can’t drink oil. If you rely on freshwater, then this applies to you. Please, pay attention. Please, pray. Please care. PLEASE ACT. Do what you can. You don’t have to be a superhero. If you can’t make it to the front lines to defend fresh water, do what you can here. Don’t feel sad about it for one night and then go on with your lives. Keep these people in your prayers. Keep them in your thoughts. Donate. Share this information. Share those live videos. Call on your local officials and media sources to take notice. Call the White House (202-456-1111) or contact them online (whitehouse.gov/contact) daily to make noise.

Systemic oppression and colonization ends with you. Please. Care enough to do your part, and keep doing your part until this ends. You have great power, more than you probably realize. You have the power to make the change you want to see in the world, the change we need to see in the world.

Please, care enough to act. Move this movement. Spread love. Spread accurate information. Protect these people. Protect this land. Protect the water. MNI WICONI.

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Funny how the family leading hundreds of gunmen armed to the teeth and threatening to use deadly force if provoked get hugged by cops sent to remove them and later get away with seizing federal property, but Native American protesters on their own land get attacked by police dogs and the National Guard is called-in with tanks and tear-gas.

Large Police Action Underway at DAPL Site
A large police action is under way near DAPL site as militarized police and National Guard get ready to remove water protectors.

“I’m here. We are surrounded. Elders, kids, babies here too,” educator, mother and ICTMN correspondent Sarah Sunshine Manning told us by e-mail. “Bulldozers are beginning construction again at former place of desecration. Constant sirens.”

Massive armed militarized police attack on Indigenous people trying to protect their right to clean water and land and to preserve ancestral sites.

Oil companies engaging in direct violent colonialism.

Planning to Travel to Standing Rock? Now Is The Time
More water protectors are needed as the Dakota Access Pipeline inches closer and closer to the Missouri River near the Standing Rock reservation.

“Non-violent direct action has been vilified in the media, but it’s a major way that things have gotten done in this country,” said Marty Aranaydo, Mvskoke of Oakland, California.

Speaking from the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota, Aranaydo, who is Tohono O’odham, Akimel O’odham, and Phillipino, emphasized, “that organizing is the power, and direct action is the muscle.”

Stand with Standing Rock - No DAPL

By now, I think, you should all have heard about the silent battle being waged at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. 

If you haven’t, or still think that’s some save the green field mouse, eco hippie BoHo shit as a lot of mass media try to portray it,

Here’s the gist: 

A Texan Company, Big Oil, big money, is building a pipeline. 

This pipeline will be dug under the Missouri and Canon Ball Rivers, main water source for the Standing Rock reservation and 18 Million people downstream.

If this is no big deal, follow these links: 

Pipeline spill in Oklahoma 10-23-2016

Susquehanna River 21-10-2016 (pipeline owned by the same company)

220 Significant spills this year

Those are the first three google links. I did not include a spill in Canada on the 25th, a second spill in Canada or a spill last month in Alaska or…


And everything that stands between them and an enormous safety hazard, are the 3000 in Standing Rock.

But what can I do?


No seriously, publicity, exposure, donations, prayer, everything helps!

Talk about it! Tweet. Facebook. Instagram. Tumblr. 

Here’s a list of people to call and email, petitions to sign: 



2) Go down there!

If you can, no matter if you’re a member of a First Nation or not, they desperately need physical presence, people on the ground! 


3) Donate

Donate directly (Paypal)

The official Gofundme page - Material expenses, legal expenses, food, tents, blankets. This is where it comes from. 

Physical supplies

Amazon Wishlist

More here: http://sacredstonecamp.org/  http://rezpectourwater.com/

Donate to the legal fund. Take action whereever you are. Join!

This is not just for them. This is your future, our future. Renewable energy is available any time. We can start now! But in their final death throws the oil companies do not care who goes down with them. They do not care for the wastelands they leave behind. Grab the money and go. 

it’s the same greed, the same sick greed that we have seen time and time again. 

And what’s left behind? 

Anybody remember Flint? 

So go! Give 5$! Sign a petition! Write an Email!


Stand with Standing Rock!

Mni Wiconi - Water is Life!

#NoDAPL Resource Compilation

See the end for links and resources.

What is the Dakota Access Pipeline Project?

The proposed Dakota Access Pipeline would transport approximately 470,000 barrels per day of crude oil from North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa and into Illinois. An estimated 7.4 billion barrels of undiscovered oil is believed to be in the US portion of the Bakken Formation, according to the US Geological Survey. This pipeline was originally going to be built near Bismark….until it was then moved a mile away from the Sioux reservation.

Who is protesting the DAPL?

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed a complaint in federal court alleging that “the construction and operation of the pipeline … threatens the Tribe’s environmental and economic well-being, and would damage and destroy sites of great historic, religious, and cultural significance to the Tribe.”

There are also concerns that digging the pipeline under the Missouri River would affect the tribe’s drinking water supply. The tribe, represented by Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law firm asked for an injunction which was eventually rejected.

“We have laws that require federal agencies to consider environmental risks and protection of Indian historic and sacred sites,” Dave Archambault II, the elected chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, said in a statement.“But the Army Corps has ignored all those laws and fast-tracked this massive project just to meet the pipeline’s aggressive construction schedule.”

About 30 environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and Greenpeace, signed a letter to President Barack Obama, slamming the Dakota Access Pipeline as “yet another example of an oil pipeline project being permitted without public engagement or sufficient environmental review.” The Obama Administration and Army Corps of Engineers has pled with Energy Transfer to partially halt construction. This has not stopped construction on Sioux land.

Why is this Pipeline a problem?

The tribe’s basic argument, which it made to a federal judge Wednesday, is that regulators at the Army Corps of Engineers didn’t give it enough of a chance to assess the pipeline’s impact on cultural sites and the possible effects of a spill along the line.

From 2012-2013 alone, there were 300 oil pipeline breaks in the state of North Dakota. Historically, water supplies utilized by Indigenous peoples that become contaminated by these pipelines can cause severe Health effects–cancers, diseases etc. Because of Tribal vs. Federal laws, holding the persons responsible for these leaks is often problematic. See the Flint catastrophe.

Since the beginning of the construction, the tribe has found many sacred sites, including burial sites, directly in the path of the proposed Pipeline. Sacred sites have already been destroyed by construction.

Human, First Amendment and Civilian Rights are clearly being violated.

What is happening now:

The Standing Rock Nation filed papers challenging the Dakota Access Permits. 24 hours after those papers were filed, Dakota Access bulldozed the burial sites, also destroying tipi rings and cairns. Standing Rock filed an emergency motion for restraining order which was denied.

Peaceful protesters have set up camp to speak out against the pipeline. Over 188 tribes (and counting) have come to join the protests. These protests consist of traditional singing, and water blockades from Water Protectors. Because of the destruction of burial sites, the Sioux are leading a prayer march back to the sites. They are planning to stay through the winter.

A private security company has been hired by Dakota Access Pipeline to combat the protests. They are using mace and attack dogs as a way to threaten the protestors.  Protestors were attacked, including a young girl who has been hospitalized. Up to 30 have been pepper-sprayed.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order “to prevent further destruction of the tribe’s sacred sites by Dakota Access Pipeline,” it said.“On Saturday, Dakota Access Pipeline and Energy Transfer Partners brazenly used bulldozers to destroy our burial sites, prayer sites and culturally significant artifacts,” Tribal Chairman David Archambault II said.“They did this on a holiday weekend, one day after we filed court papers identifying these sacred sites. The desecration of these ancient places has already caused the Standing Rock Sioux irreparable harm. We’re asking the court to halt this path of destruction.”

The National Guard was brought in to Protect Protesters. Shortly after, militarized police forces with riot gear drew assault rifles on men, women and children and arrested at least 20 more people…including reporters documenting the events for “criminal trespassing”.

Over 127 Protectors have been arrested on exaggerated charges, Protectors have been hooded and water boarded (A violation of Intl. Geneva Convention) and media drones have been shot down by police officers.

The camps are now being threatened with forced removal.

How can you help

Google these terms for independent research and more information:

Stand With Standing Rock - Can follow on Facebook #REZPECTOURWATER

Red Warrior Camp - Can follow on Facebook #NODAPL

Dakota Access Pipeline Project

Check out these websites for more information:





White House Petition ~ http://tinyurl.com/jdganm4








Call and voice your concern, or email:

Start making phone calls and sending emails to all Federal Representatives to voice your opposition to the DAPL. Find your Representatives here:http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Call the Morton County Police dept 701-667-3330

Call North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200.

Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414 to voice your concerns.

Call the Corporate executives that are building the pipeline:

a. Lee Hanse ~Executive Vice President

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.

800 E Sonterra Blvd #400 San Antonio, Texas 78258

Telephone: (210) 403-6455


b. Glenn Emery ~Vice President

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.

800 E Sonterra Blvd #400 San Antonio, Texas 78258

Telephone: (210) 403-6762


c. Michael (Cliff) Waters ~Lead Analyst

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.

1300 Main St. Houston, Texas 77002

Telephone: (713) 989-2404


Call the Army Corps of Engineers @ (202) 761-5903 to voice your concerns.

Above all, share this with your friends and families and social media. KEEP TALKING ABOUT IT!