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Jailed Indigenous protesters offered release as long as they stay away from Muskrat Falls

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Majorie Flowers, Jim Learning and Eldred Davis appeared before a court Monday via video-link in St. John’s. (Submitted)

Majorie Flowers and Eldred Davis accept conditions; Jim Learning later accepts house arrest

CBC News, July 31, 2017

Three Indigenous protesters jailed over a week ago at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s appeared in court today before a judge.

Majorie Flowers, Jim Learning and Eldred Davis have been jailed ever since they refused to promise a judge on July 21 they would stay away from the Muskrat Falls site. Read the rest of this entry

Elders jailed after refusing to stay away from Muskrat Falls

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Jim Learning, Eldred Davis and Marjorie Flowers (centre three) were arrested Friday and transported to Her Majesty’s Penitentiary in St. John’s after refusing to promise a judge they would stay away from the Muskrat Falls site. Labrador Land Protectors / Facebook.

“We don’t understand why we’re being treated like terrorists,” says land protector.

By Justin Brake, The Independent, July 24, 2017

Three Inuit elders have been incarcerated at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary (HMP) in St. John’s after refusing to promise a Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador judge they would stay away from the Muskrat Falls site in Labrador. Read the rest of this entry

Red Fawn Fallis Gets Trial Date and Conditional Release in Standing Rock Case

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Red Fawn Fallis.

By Chris Walker, West Word, Thursday, July 6, 2017

Red Fawn Fallis, a member of Denver’s indigenous community, has been in jail in North Dakota ever since she was arrested at Standing Rock on October 27, 2016; she is the most seriously charged water protector, having been accused of possessing and discharging a firearm as she was being restrained by police near construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Read the rest of this entry

Judge grants release to halfway house for Red Fawn Fallis

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Red Fawn Fallis

by CAROLINE GRUESKIN, Bismarck Tribune, June 22, 2017

A federal judge has given Red Fawn Fallis permission to move from a jail in Rugby to a halfway house.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland ordered on Tuesday that Fallis be released as soon as space is available at Centre Inc. in Fargo. Hovland had previously denied a similar request for Fallis, who is accused of shooting at police officers during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest on Oct. 27. Read the rest of this entry

A #NoDAPL Legal Update from Mandan and Bismarck

DAPL court june 2017by Freshet Collective, June 14, 2017

The long, arduous battle has continued in Mandan and Bismarck courts for more than 600 water protectors facing charges for resisting the Dakota Access pipeline. The Freshet Collective has grown from a bail fund to a collective of legal organizers, committed to serving the needs of those who put their lives and liberty on the line to stand up for Indigenous sovereignty and protect the sacred. We support water protectors with open cases through outreach, legal education, attorney coordination, travel arrangements, hospitality, and court solidarity. Read the rest of this entry

Beatrice Hunter released from jail, allowed to protest outside Muskrat Falls gate

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Beatrice Hunter appears in provincial court in Happy Valley-Goose Bay on Friday, after spending more than a week behind bars at HMP in St. John’s. (Katie Breen/CBC)

Judge warns Hunter will be arrested if she blocks access to Muskrat Falls site

By Katie Breen, CBC News, June 9, 2017

After 10 days of incarceration, Muskrat Falls protester Beatrice Hunter has been released from custody.

Hunter appeared before the Supreme Court in Happy Valley-Goose Bay Friday where a judge agreed to modify the conditions of her undertaking, allowing the Inuk woman to come within a kilometre of the Muskrat Falls site. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Interview with Beatrice Hunter inside prison

posted to Youtube by CBC News, June 6, 2017

CBC’s Ted Blades interviews Beatrice Hunter who is imprisoned in Her Majesty’s Penitentiary for refusing to obey a court order against protesting on the site of the Muskrat Falls Hydro development.

Red Fawn Fallis seeking pretrial release

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Red Fawn Fallis.

by CAROLINE GRUESKIN, Bismarck Tribune, June 3, 2017
The woman accused of shooting at police officers during an October pipeline protest is petitioning the court to get out of jail before her July 17 trial. Read the rest of this entry

Woman arrested in Muskrat Falls protest moved to men’s prison in St. John’s

Innu beatrice-hunter prisonBeatrice Hunter — an Inuit grandmother — has been transferred more than 1,000 kilometres from home

CBC News, June 2, 2017

Beatrice Hunter, a Labrador woman sent to jail this week after she told the court she could not promise to obey an injunction against protesting at Muskrat Falls, is now behind bars at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary (HMP) in St. John’s.

With no female correctional facility in Labrador, Hunter is just the latest woman to end up in the province’s largest male prison. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Mapuche mobilization for the freedom of elder Francisca Linconao

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