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Protesters tear gassed, 3 arrested in latest Dakota Access Pipeline protest

Red Fawn pleads not guilty to federal charges related to DAPL protest


Red Fawn Fallis.

KFYR TV, January 9, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. A Colorado woman has pleaded not guilty to federal charges in connection to an incident at a Dakota Access Pipeline protest.

Thirty-seven-year-old Red Fawn Fallis is charged with civil disorder, discharge of a firearm in connection to a felony crime of violence and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Authorities say Fallis pulled out a gun and shot in the direction of officers as they were arresting her at a protest in October.

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Native Americans fight Texas pipeline using ‘same model as Standing Rock’

two-rivers-camp-1The Two Rivers camp, protesting the Trans-Pecos pipeline, is the latest sign that the Standing Rock movement is inspiring indigenous-led activism across the US

by Sam Levin, The Guardian, January 9, 2017

Indigenous activists have set up camps in the Texas desert to fight a pipeline project there, the latest sign that the Standing Rock “water protector” movement is inspiring Native American-led environmental protests across the US. Read the rest of this entry

Statement of Non-Cooperation in the Face of #NoDAPL Grand Jury


Rally outside courthouse in Bismark, North Dakota.

From from Water Protector Legal Collective and Water Protector Anti-Repression Crew via Its Going Down

An inspiring show of solidarity today outside the court in Bismarck, where Steve Martinez made clear his intention to refuse to cooperate with a federal grand jury that is investigating Water Protectors. Steve made a statement to supporters outside before heading in: Read the rest of this entry

Two Arrested for Hanging #NoDAPL Banner during Vikings / Bears NFL Game


Banner drop during football game in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jan 1, 2017.

by Levi Rickert, Native News Online, January 2, 2017
MINNEAPOLIS – The #NoDAPL movement received some publicity on Sunday afternoon at the NFL game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears when two protesters hung a banner from hundreds of feet above the playing field. The banner included a US Bank logo, the word “divest” and #NoDAPL. Read the rest of this entry

Standing Rock activists eye pipeline finances to cement Dakota Access win

DAPL we are water.jpgOperator has suggested that shippers had a right to terminate their contracts with the project if the pipeline was not operating by a 1 January deadline

by Sam Levin and Julia Carrie Wong, The Guardian, December 29, 2016

Indigenous activists are focussing on the Dakota Access pipeline’s finances before Donald Trump takes office in an effort to further strain the oil corporation and cause continuing delays that they hope could be disastrous for the project.

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Red Warrior Society: Ride for Resistance


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Will Prayers and Ceremonies Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline?


“Hope Springs Eternal–The Ghost Dance,” by Howard Terpning

By Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, December 23, 2016

Over the last few months there’s been a lot of noise made about the power of peaceful prayers and ceremonies in resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. According to many participants, it was this emphasis on prayer that stopped the pipeline dead in its tracks, and paved the way for a historical victory. Read the rest of this entry

DAPL Water Protectors Forge a Way Forward Against the ‘Black Snake’


The Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock as winter closes in. Photo: Adam Alex Johannson/Indian Country Today

In camp and in court, those fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline expand to other arenas

#NoDAPL water protector won’t surrender to Sheriff


Brennon Nastacio. Photo: APTN National News

by Jorge Barrera, APTN National News,December 17, 2016

Brennon Nastacio is a wanted man.

North Dakota’s Morton County Sheriff’s Department issued a warrant for his arrest earlier this month for allegedly bringing a knife to a confrontation with an assault-rifle wielding security contractor near the Oceti Sakowin camp on Oct. 27—an intense day of clashes between authorities and demonstrators, known as water protectors, trying to slow construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Read the rest of this entry