Category Archives: Indigenous

WI Tribes Meet with Army Corp Pipeline#5

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Pipeline 6B   line through Kalamazoo MI. is tied unto Line #5  see map below.
“Friday, members of the Bad River Band met in a closed-door meeting with Army Corps of Engineer representatives to discuss the future of the pipeline.” KBJR6  .

We need to support and show our solidarity with our Northern neighbors in Wisconsin and Indian Country News. We have many concerns ahead of us in Wisconsin Pipeline #5 , Pipeline #3, Pipeline #61 (Twin)#66. A facebook group has been started Wisconsin Solidarity Pipeline Group

“It’s that section of Line 5 spanning the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Michigan and Lake Huron that is the center of scrutiny and of the suit being brought by the National Wildlife Federation.Critics say Line 5 poses a threat to miles of Great Lakes shoreline near the iconic Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island, a popular tourist destination. “ WPR.org Continue reading WI Tribes Meet with Army Corp Pipeline#5

Kidnapping of John Doe 

img_7501As the rise of the 7th generation was being pushed off the land at Standing Rock.  Leadhorse and Neddie were still in ceremony at the ceremonial grounds . Leadhorse was pepper sprayed,handcuffed and forced by the BIA into a vehicle.  D. Regers from WRUV FM 90.1 FM in Burlington,Vermont   interviewed “John Doe” (Leadhorse ) and Neddie. Who were providing a spiritual ceremony of healing .

Leadhorse and Neddie travel the US and South America sharing knowledge of the stars , moon , sun and the earth. Offer healing ceremonies such as greiven and trauma to release back to the creation in a good way .

If you would like to help with their journeys please donate here . They are always in need of gas and help with repairs on their vehicle along the way.To directly support their work please donate to Kellies paypal. Please feelfire free to verify that I am helping Leadhorse and Neddie. You can contact me on Facebook .

In this PODCAST documentary of the events that took place on his kidnapping from the ceremonial grounds pepper sprayed and handcuffed.

DAPL Bankers Face Big Losses

Bankers across the globe get hit hard for investing in DAPL. The same week as the City Council of  Santa Monica, CA. voted to divest  from Wells Fargo with a 2.5 billion dollar impact following the 3.0 billion bite from the city of Seattle, WA approving to divest from Wells Fargo the second week in February 2017 against DAPL.

CalPERS  a California Retirement system with a  staggering 6.5 Billion dollar investments has shareholders and investors in 16 or the 17 banks backing DAPL has written a formal request to the banks on rerouting the DAPL pipeline to avoid the treaty territory.

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Picture courtesy of Digital Warriors

With over 100 investors signatures from across the U.S representing 653 billion dollars in assets on six page of the PDF formal request published on February 17th, 2017.

Sacred Stone Camp has been surrounded this last week with militarized police, National guard and DAPL security within yards of the camp.The tension mounts at Oceti Skewing camp with barricades being installed in multiple places on the road and check points, the clean up, and an eviction notice handed to water protectors on Wednesday February 15,2017 video from Digital Smoke Signals .

“We are pleased to join our fellow investors to help address the community concerns and caliper_editedenvironmental risks that can impact the long-term returns of our investments,” said Anne Simpson, CalPERS’ investment director, sustainability. “We believe that engaging with the companies we own is the first course of action to effect change and a preferred option over divestment where we lose our voice as an investor.”  stated Communications & Stakeholder Relations

 

Update : February 23, 2017 German Bank Divests

“BayernLB, who currently has $120 million invested into the Dakota Access pipeline, has been a target of environmental groups and supporters of water protectors at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to divest from both the pipeline and fossil fuels and to invest in a green future.”

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Enbridge Seaway Pipeline has 2 Oil Spills in Last Five Months 

On January 30,2017 a second leak for the seaway pipeline was hit near Dallas by a construction crew causing 600,000 gallons of crude oil to spill. Enbridge is half owner of the seaway pipeline.

In late October 2016 in Cushing Oklahoma the the same seaway pipeline ruptured and leaked reports stated the spill had to be less then 50,000 gallons.   The #seawaypipeline runs from Cushing OK. to Freeport Tx.

“The 400,000 barrel per day pipeline, which brings crude from Cushing, Oklahoma, down to the U.S. Gulf Coast, is a joint venture between Enterprise Products Partners LP’s, the operator, and Enbridge Inc. Enterprise was not immediately available to comment.” Stated Reuters

On Tuesday February 7 President Trump got his wish. Army Corp at Standing Rock grants the Easement without an environmental check along with the 14 day wait period. National Guard and Militarized police arrest over 70 water protectors from the Last Child Camp drilling has begun.

“What is happening now is a process, a process that needs to happen to show everyone how unjust the system is, and how it will never

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have the people’s well-being in mind as long as it bends to the will of greed of Corporations, hate, anger and prejudice” Prolific The Rapper

 

Tensions are heating up in the Great Lakes area with Enbridge looking to move forward with pipeline 3 and 5 through Minnesota , Wisconsin and Michigan where the largest oil spill in the US at Kalamazoo causing detrimental damage to humans, water and animals. Enbridge is also planning a revitalization of pipeline 61 and talks of “twin” line pipeline 66 to run parallel.

Courtesy of Myron Dewey @Digital Smoke Signals

Many environmentalists and people trying to protect natural resources and pristine lands are preparing while the indigenous keep teaching and forming allies to protect the water and their treaty lands.

Womens Rally Still Divided

While the massive privileged white women marches did NOT help inUN dividing us women. With celebrities at the main stage, as the after stories and videos come forth on individual experiences and diverse minded women trying to include all . One common theme still remains. Black and Brown women were treated differently and NOT inclusive in the day. Hopefully a lesson is learned in how well democratic (unite women) money can pay to engage women. Us white women need to find a better way for financial backing on all our Women’s causes! That is how we take care of all our sisters. Continue reading Womens Rally Still Divided

Jeffrey Mourns the Loss of Standing Rock

steven“I came up here to do a job I cant leave yet the Standing Rock people have asked us to clean up our mess. That’s my job now. When we got here we were told to build a sustainable economy environment. We started that we talked about farming , renewable energy to sustain these winters. It was a group effort ripped down by a few people and a few dollars and that’s a shame.” stated Jeffrey to help FUND Jeffrey Here  Continue reading Jeffrey Mourns the Loss of Standing Rock

Scarlotte & The StandingRock School

Scarlotte age 10 came from Colorado she is now a Standing Rock resident . She is learning how to update on social media . Tonight her story is on drones. Michaels full video of Scarlottes Update  HERE

“Really annoying drone over our heads right now. Scarlotte says the drone has been zooming around all night and all morning along with the helicopters. Scarlotte thinks it’s great they have armor when can use it at school to. When the bully’s try to hurt us we won’t get hurt! The helicopters are flying over us and it’s suppose to be a no fly zone! “

Continue reading Scarlotte & The StandingRock School