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Standing Rock pipeline protesters dig in for long fight, cold winter


Oceti Sakowin, the largest camp at Standing Rock, N.D., may grow in the coming weeks. (Stephanie Cram/CBC)

100s opposed to Dakota Access Pipeline prepare camp for coming weather

By Stephanie Cram, CBC News, November 11, 2016

At the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, hundreds opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline are preparing their camp for a long fight, a cold winter and a possible influx of new supporters

“They say the cold weather is really bad up here,” said Chris Shorter, a Dine man who came from Tuba City, Ariz., to fight the pipeline. Read the rest of this entry

Video: #NoDAPL Camp Attacked by Police & Military in North Dakota


Heavily armed police during raid on Oceti Sakowin Treaty Camp, Oct 27, 2016.

Morton County, ND – Over two hundred multi-state law enforcement and National Guard personnel attacked water protectors gathered on unceded 1851 Oceti Sakowin treaty land just north of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in the late morning of Thursday, October 27th  (see video below). Read the rest of this entry

Hunting the Rock with Steve Sitting Bear

Steve Sitting Bear's son learns to use a bow at a young age. Photo courtesy Steve Sitting Bear.

Steve Sitting Bear’s son learns to use a bow at a young age. Photo courtesy Steve Sitting Bear.

by Chelsey Luger, Indian Country Today, June 24, 2015

“Hunting is the most basic, yet most important survival skill we must possess. It’ll be the most primitive of hunters who will survive and carry on our species when the resources are gone and western culture collapses. It is our duty as humans beings to carry on these skills. Steve Sitting Bear, founder of Hunting the Rock”

Hunting has been central to Native cultures and people since the beginning of time. There’s no question that the act of providing and preparing food for one’s family and community is an integral aspect of traditional culture and community wellness. But these days, some of these skills have been forgotten or lost.  In some places, hunting has turned into more of a sport about bragging rights than a means to provide. But on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, a program called “Hunting the Rock” is helping kids on the rez relearn and remember a more respectful approach to these ways.

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