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Standing Rock Funding

Long post about the current controversy about Standing Rock funding including the tribe’s decision to use some of the donated funds to address deficits from impact of the legal and logistical issues around the protest. How we share resources is our biggest challenge today. The cause of most wars, our fight for clean water, protection

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October 24, 2016 | A scary day in the Rosebud/Sicangu camp

This was a scary day today here in the Rosebud/Sicangu camp. Following all the arrests yesterday, there was a call for everyone to move to the front line camp. Roads were blocked, and if you went into town, you may not be able to get back. The Medic/Healer teams have been busy with injuries and

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October 22, 2016 | The tipi donated by Bug Gi from Eugene

Pictured here is Linda Black Elk and family in front of the tipi donated by Bug Gi from Eugene. Thank you so much! Tipis are one of the few structures here that can withstand the winds and snow. From Bug Gi: “To know that my tipi now belongs to Linda Black Elk and family just

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October 22, 2016 | Eighty-three (83) peaceful Water Protectors arrested today

Eighty-three (83) peaceful Water Protectors were arrested today. Ten were injured, many more maced, and journalists and medics were also targeted and arrested. Don’t let this be your America. “…We walked to the work site where our comrades locked themselves down to equipment to prevent any more work being done on the Black Snake. They

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October 20, 2016 | Pipeline protests batten down the hatches for North Dakota winter

An excellent video from some journalist students. My friend and colleague, Joel Preston Smith, working on the medical healer team saying wonderful things about tipis. My quote: “It’s cold.” Seems like I say that a lot. Bitter consequences: Pipeline protests batten down the hatches for North Dakota winter from Medill Reports on Vimeo. #waterislife #nodapl

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October 19, 2016 | Thank you Erika Kightlinger

Thank you Erika Kightlinger! The stoves and the work you and EarthWin are doing is so critical!

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October 19, 2016 | These midwives are awesome

These midwives are awesome and they have been so much help to the camp already. “Thousands of people have flocked from across the United States, Latin America and Canada to join the resistance camps opposing the construction of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. Most are Native Americans representing hundreds of tribes from across the

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October 19, 2016 | Wind Cloud is building an earth sheltered house out of driftwood

My neighbor at Sicangu/Rosebud camp Wind Cloud is building an earth sheltered house out of driftwood from the river and dirt. I see him digging every day in all kinds of weather. No money for materials, just what can be found. One of the many aspects of the slower pace of this side of the

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October 18, 2016 | A note from Kate Harnedy

From Kate Harnedy: “One of the highlights of my trip to Standing Rock was spending time in the Zaniyan Wellness Space. Daphne Singingtree is providing teas, herbs, and wellness advice for the community. “Her “Immuni-Tea” is not only warm and soothing, but quite helpful in keeping the Water Protectors’ immunities strong as the seasons change.

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October 16, 2016 | A note from Sarah Huenecke

A note from Sarah Huenecke: “A Standing Rock call for all those that are able!!! You are needed!!! “Heading back soon, if feeling the call to go, we are forming a caravan/carpool out of Minneapolis to join in solidarity! Comment or private message if interested 😊💗🙌 “Here are some photos from being there last weekend.

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