As you are aware there is a situation growing on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation that boarders both North and South Dakota. The Sioux Nation
(Oceti Sakowin) has vowed to stop the Black Snake (DAPL) from destroying our water and crossing our Treaty Land.
Today there are thousands of defenders who have come to pray with us and stand with us. Actors, Political leaders, even whole City’s L.A., Seattle has
sent in letters of support, 500 Tribal Nations, organizations, from here and around the world have spoken out in our support including the United Nations and the Pope.
Only to land in deaf ears! The Governor of North Dakota and his Barney Fife Police Department continue to mount up false accusations and false charges
against the defenders from attack dogs to vigilante Corporate Security guard’s.
The Morton County Sheriff’s Department called in their reinforcements of 400 sheriffs from across the United States and have stated they will be
escalating their war tactics and become more "proactive" in stopping those of us on the frontlines here from protecting Sacred Water by killing the Black Snake.
Jack Dalyrmple, the governor of North Dakota has shares in DAPL and is invested personally. This politician is using the armed police as his personal
army to protect his money! We call on him and the police to cease and desist in this terrorism against unarmed indigenous people upholding our duty to protect our water and land. Oceti
Sakowin, Standing Rock encampment needs your help! Call the Morton County Sheriff’s Office at 701-667-3330 and tell them to stop creating a situation of intense danger against the
What do they expect will happen? Do they think we will just pack up and leave? Because of winter? That’s not going to happen! We are used to surviving
with little or nothing! This is our normal! We can and will out survive them.
Adhere to their laws and rules? They don’t even abide by their own. We don’t care about their phony laws and rules! This is treaty land! They should
have honored their own treaty with us! They have broken every treaty, every promise they ever made with the indigenous people of this continent! Oh! Except one! They promised to take our
lands! And they did.
The Governor and his puppet Sheriff are trying their best to escalate this situation so they can justify violence against the defenders. They need to
be stopped before someone gets hurt! When that happens don’t expect us to turn and run! That’s not going to happen. We are Lakota’s! We have vowed to stop this and we will! We don’t care
about America’s Flag! We are not Patriotic! Your forefathers are not our relatives. We do not trust their Government.
As you may have heard in the news the U.S. Court of Appeals Rules against Standing Rock Tribe in Dakota Access Pipeline Case! This will not stop us!
This fight should be based on our treaty and fought in Congress not in the Courts! As per the US Constitution Article 6, Our Treaties are protected by the Supremacy Clause!
“The Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution (Article VI, Clause 2) establishes that the Constitution, federal laws made pursuant to it,
and treaties made under its authority, constitute the supreme law of the land. It provides that state courts are bound by the supreme law; in case of conflict between federal and state
law, the federal law must be applied. Even state constitutions are subordinate to federal law. In essence, it is a conflict-of-laws rule specifying that certain national acts take
priority over any state acts that conflict with national law.”
Our people have NOTHING to lose and EVERYTHING to gain. Our reservations have 60 – 80% unemployment, we have the highest mortality rate, Suicide Rate,
Highest alcohol and drug rate. We were not allowed to practice our Spirituality until 1978! We were not considered citizens of the us until 1924! We have and continue to live under
genocide and oppression! The United States has taken EVERYTHING from us! They tried to Kill the Indian in us! So that we could assimilate in to Brown White People! Boarding schools brain
washed thousands of tribal members! They beat Christianity into us and beat us for speaking our language. Even today the profile our people the jails and prisons are full of natives
“Highest per capita” for those incarcerated. Yet we make only 1% of the population. Our people are shot dead by law enforcement at highest rate per capita. I could go on and on! But most
of you already know this!
We have nothing to lose! And everything to gain! We have made our stand and we will hold our ground! As the world watches!
What are we asking for?
(1) We want the Black Snake dead! (DAPL).
(2) We want the Governor of North Dakota and the Morton County Sheriff removed and held accountable!
(3) We want ALL Charges and fines dropped against ALL of those who have been arrested for defending our water.
(4) We want Charges brought up against the Privet security company who brought the attack dogs in.
(5) We want ALL cost and expense’s involved in this dispute that has been paid for by Via tax dollars be chaired to Energy Transfer Partners.
In closing I will ask all of you to look into your hearts and souls and ask yourself is this right or wrong! Then pick up your phones, send E-mails
whatever you have to do to stop this from escalating to the next level! We all drink water! Without it we will die! BUT! We will! Continue to stand our ground! We have no other
“Wocekiye gluha naunjinpelo..Okicizecinpehantas, Okicizewicunkupektelo”
~United Urban Warrior Society~