Posts Tagged ‘arrests’

Indian activist Russell Means remembered as inspiring but controversial

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

By MARTHA STODDARD / OMAHA WORLD-HERALD / October 23, 2012

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LINCOLN — Russell Means, a charismatic and controversial activist who drew attention to injustices against American Indians in Nebraska and elsewhere, died early Monday at his home in Porcupine, S.D.

Hours later, Winnebago activist Frank LaMere offered tobacco and prayers to mark the death of a man he called “a great American” and friend.

“I will miss him. Native people will all miss him,” the Nebraska leader said. “He elevated Indian issues to a place where people could notice and were forced to act on them.”

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KBOO Radio interview with Deep Green Resistance

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

By Tillicum Wawa / KBOO Community Radio (Portland) / August 30, 2012

On Thursday, August 30, Tillicum Wawa interviewed people from Deep Green Resistance who were locked down at White Clay in support of the Lakota People of Pine Ridge to attempt to stop the sale of alcohol to Indians from the reservation. We also interviewed a medic who was there and Autumn Two Bulls whose son, Wakiyan, was pepper sprayed as well as Wakiyan himself.

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Rally to support the White Clay 5

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

When:  Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 8:30 a.m. MT

Where:  Sheridan County Courthouse in Rushville, Nebraska

Come to the Sheridan County Courthouse and show your support for the 5 Deep Green Resistance members that blockaded the road in White Clay in solidarity with the Lakota Oyate against the Liquid Genocide of their people. Each faces up to one year in jail and up to 1,600 dollars in fines. Please show up at 8:30 a.m. Court starts at 9:00 a.m. You can provide material support by going to: http://funds.gofundme.com/TR-Mckenzie/index.php?route=donate2&url=TR-Mckenzie%2F12n51c

The Macing of women and children – White Clay, Nebraska 8/26/2012

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Raw footage: The macing of Lakota women and children by Sheridan County (Nebraska) Sheriff’s Deputy at Whiteclay Women’s Day of Peace on Sunday August 26, 2012.

The White Clay Nebraska Arrest – 8/26/2012 – MORE VIDEO

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

By WIL LIAM

Exclusive video INSIDE THE HORSE TRAILER

Video shot inside the horse trailer after the arrest of 5 protesters blocking the highway in Whiteclay on Sunday August 26, 2012.

The White Clay Nebraska Arrest – 8/26/2012

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

YouTube VIDEO of the arrest of five Deep Green Resistance protesters at Whiteclay on Sunday Aug. 26, 2012:

The White Clay Nebraska Arrest – 8/26/2012

Exclusive video INSIDE THE HORSE TRAILER.

Whiteclay fallout: Women’s Day of Peace march ends with arrests and youth being maced

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

By Vincent Schilling / INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY / August 29, 2012

On August 26, several organizations looking to have a peaceful march of women and children to protest alcohol sales in Whiteclay, Nebraska ended with protestors being carted away in horse trailers, verbal altercations and Native youth being maced.

Autumn Two Bulls, a participant and Pine Ridge Reservation tribal legal liaison is the mother of 10-year-old Wakinyan (Lightning and Thunder.) who was one of the Native youth sprayed in the face with mace by a police officer.

Two Bulls was furious such a thing could happen on a day meant to be peaceful. According to Two Bulls, Whiteclay bar owners had hired grown men to fight protestors. When four of the men began yelling at a 14-year-old Native youth, the police arrested the boy but not the other four men involved in the altercation. Native residents proceeded to blockade the police cruiser while telling the officer they were arresting a minor. More law enforcement arrived shortly after the protestors blockaded the car. (more…)

If you plan to travel to Nebraska to stand up for what is right, be prepared to be treated like an animal

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

SICANGU LAKOTA TIMES / August 28, 2012

Modern technology is amazing. There is so much we can do with computers, smart phones, cameras and the Internet. Events can be shared with the world in almost an instant. When you go out in public you cannot really expect any kind of privacy anymore. There is always someone with either a camera equipped cell phone or camcorder to document everything you do. I love it.

On August 26, 2012 the Women’s Day of Peace was held. This event saw a group of concerned Lakota and other people descend upon the small town of White Clay, Nebraska. They went there to demonstrate against the alcohol establishments which have made millions of dollars selling booze. In addition, concerned members of Deep Green Resistance created a human chain across the highway to show how serious they were against the amount of alcohol sold in White Clay. (more…)

Activist criticizes use of horse trailer to remove Whiteclay protestors

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

By KEVIN ABOUREZK / LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR / August 28,2012

A protest in the Nebraska border town of Whiteclay ended Sunday after officers used a horse trailer to move five protesters to a nearby town.

Olowan Martinez, a Lakota woman and protest organizer, said Monday the five had locked arms and stretched themselves across Nebraska 87 on the north end of Whiteclay.

Sheridan County sheriff’s deputies, Oglala Sioux tribal officers and Nebraska State Patrol troopers in Whiteclay removed the group and put them in the horse trailer.

She said she had never seen law enforcement react that way in Whiteclay.

“It’s insane,” Martinez said. “There’s no seat belt (in a horse trailer). They broke their own laws.” (more…)

UPDATE: Still no official charges against Whiteclay protestors

Monday, August 27th, 2012

KOTA-TV News / August 27, 2012

UPDATE (August 27, 7:30 p.m.):

It’s still unclear what the five demonstrators arrested Sunday in Whiteclay were cited for.

Sheridan County, Neb., attorney Jamie Simmons tells KOTA Territory News she can only speculate as to the possibilities until she gets all the paperwork from the Nebraska State Patrol and files official charges.

She said two likely citations would be blocking the roadway and disobeying a lawful order. (more…)