Monday, October 24, 2016

1851 Treaty Honoring: Police beat Water Protectors with batons, pepper spray them during prayer: update from the field

ABVN traveled long and far this last week to witness the front line Prayers for Peace and Non-violence at the Camp of Sacred Stones and overflow camp Oceti Sakowin (seven council fires).

The journey of awareness building and prayers for peace is necessary to address the profound Human Rights implications of the State of North Dakota militarized violent tactics to protect corporate special interest over US Treaties, International Covenants of Human Rights and basic human dignity .  
The State-sponsored violence is causing significant harm to peaceful indigenous peoples, women, children, and elders praying in Honor and reverence for Mother Earth at the headwaters of the Mississippi-Missouri Watershed to Protect Water and Sacred Sites (freedom of Religion and religious spiritual sites).

 The territory at question of the Human Rights violations by North Dakota against Tribal Nations is occurring inside the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie lands currently occupied by Oceti Sakowin.

Yesterday, Water Protectors affirmed the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie by reclaiming the lands along the pipeline route near the Missouri River, just North of the Cannonball River.  The Oceti Sakowin are now directly challenging the legality of the Dakata Access Pipeline that threatens cultural survival and water for millions of American People.

Brenda Norrell's also has more info below with pictures, updates and indigenous media at CENSORED NEWS

Please listen to this interview by Grandma Carol Masden experience in this weekends violence that left many people harmed by violent police forces.    

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