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October 15, 2016 | The generosity of many

Generosity. That is what strikes me most about my experiences here at the Zaniyan Wellness Space at Sicangu/Rosebud camp. A group of school children in Rhode Island made up little paper bags with art on them, most we gave out before I got a photo. Inside each bag was a Water Protector Wellness Kit, with

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October 14, 2016 | Interview with Humans of NoDapl

From Daphne’s interview with Humans of NoDapl: “One of the things that I am really sensitive about because I am one of the ones that they call the orphans…my heritage is Lakota but I was raised in the white culture, and I have to be really conscious about the place I come from in white

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October 13, 2016 | Elder Woman Zip-tied

This elder woman was zip-tied instead of handcuffed, and her sacred pipe was deliberately broken. This is abuse of power. We are still here. #nodapl #waterislife

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October 12, 2016 | Essential Defender, Thieves Oil Recipe

This is the first time I have been able to get Internet since I got here nine days ago as I have been too busy setting up to leave the camp. My last post was for yesterday’s action. It is very cold here. I don’t think anyone who is not here knows how hard it

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October 11, 2016 | Leah Tamara, Call to Action

This morning while still dark, the call to action came for all Water Protectors and Land Defenders to come to the front lines. I stayed in camp, while the rest of our crew got up in the cold to risk arrest and possibly their lives. Leah Tamara took these photos. Local authorities blocked roads unnecessarily,

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October 7, 2016 | Volunteers helping complete Zaniyan Wellness

We are almost all set up now at the Zaniyan Wellness space at Sicangu/Rosebud camp. It has taken a while due to extreme winds, and it is very cold. Leah Tamara had one of the canopies set up with the tea station when I got here. We had to integrate the communication center and stabilize

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October 2, 2016 | Nomadics Tipis

On the road, stopped at Nomadics Tipis to pick up three more tipis. On this run are Dillon Lovelove, Joseph Xan, Rising Manulani, and myself. Driving straight through, hoping to be there late tomorrow. I feel like I am going home. But colder. #waterislife #nodapl

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October 1, 2016 | Tipis and Buffalo Hides and So Much More

The big truck is arriving at Standing Rock anytime today, driven by Erika Kightlinger. On it are five tipis, three sets of poles, four solar panels, four wood stoves, and a 30-foot Pacific Dome, a lot of other needed gear, herbal medicine, with travel paid for by EarthWin and many other donors and organizations. I

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October 1, 2016 | Ugly Propaganda for Pro-DAPL

I want to say a few words about some propaganda pieces that are going around: 1) The guy who writes the “say anything” blog will literally say anything. He is a well-known local idiot. He’s like a love child between Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter, only he is one of the biggest earth-destroying fossil fuel

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October 1, 2016 | Many thanks to all, and for InStove Rocket Stove

Getting mostly packed to leave in the morning, so many people to thank, so little time. Some highlights (sorry for those missed): Fred Cogan with InStove (pictured) with the wood-fired rocket stove that can sterilize instruments; WellFuture with donated children’s vitamins and probiotics; Cafe Mam with 50 pounds of organic coffee for the main kitchen; Dusty

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