10-10-2016: “Eagle & Condor Nations Unite” Ceremony on “Columbus Day of Action”, 27 Arrests including Shailene Woodley

Video #1:

     Water Defenders holding Eagle and Condor Uniting Ceremony at DAPL construction site – footage without narrative.  Approximately 100 Water Protectors assembling.

Red Warrior Society  (video length 5:45):

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Video #2:

     The Standoff continues

Red Warrior Camp  (video length 10:45):

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Video #3:

Eagle and condor uniting ceremony

Red Warrior Camp (video length 3:40):

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Video #4:

     Prayer and dance from the southlands

Red Warrior Camp (video length 5:42):

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Video #5:

Eagle and Condor Uniting Ceremony

Red Warrior Camp  (video length 5:33):

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Video #6:

    Officers arrive, Water Protectors holler at them to leave and that this is “not their land”.  Water Protectors chant that they are standing.

Red Warrior Camp  (video length 24:38):

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Video #7:

     Officers standing in place, Water Protectors hollering to officers, then they begin chanting: “We stand!  For our brothers! For our sisters!  For land!  For life! For our people!  One nation! We stand!”  Announcer reminds everyone they are “protectors” not “protesters”, & that they will “not leave until the officers tell them what is going on with their brothers over there” (those who locked down).

Wiyaka Eagleman 14:57

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Video #8:

      Shailene Woodley‘s live feed during songs, dances and prayers, and her unexpected arrest

(video length 2:04:21):

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Video #9:

     Short slow-motion video arrest of man in green hood, who was just walking and filming.

Red Warrior Camp  (video length 0:26):

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Video #10:

     Frontline update: Vic Camp arrested.  Two people locked down.  Several arrests made.  Government had “lifted” the 20 mile ban.  Officers have called in reinforcements from other states.  Red Warrior & Oceti Sakowin Camp are calling for people to come & help winterize the camps.

Red Warrior Camp  (video length 1:13):

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Video #11:

     Brief video of officer approaching with dog.

Red Warrior Camp  (video length 0:11):

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Video #12:

   Man wearing facemask approaches roadblock, & an officer explains that the road is blocked by protesters & that they cannot go through because “there’s a protest up there, & we’re not adding any more people to it.”  Interviewer asks why they’re blocking the road, & the officer explains they’re “not blocking it.”  The video evidence shows that the officers’ vehicles are in fact blocking the road.  The officer explains that “protesters” are blocking it” so they aren’t letting anyone else through.  Officer instructs driver to turn around & head back to where he came from.  Driver asks “Why?”, & officer responds: “Because I just said so.”  

    The woman who is with the driver asks, “What if we get out & then walk over there?”  The officer says no because they “are not adding any more people to the protest.” Woman says, “But its a lawful protest.”  Officer disagrees & says it is unlawful because it is on “private property.”  Driver asks “who owns it,” but officer says he does “not know.”  Driver asks how he knows if it is private property if he doesn’t know who owns it.  The officer responds “because its not public property which this (the road) is.”

     Driver turns around & recounts the situation that just happened.

Joseph White Eyes  (video length 2:24):

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Video #13:

Vic Camp arrested:

International Indigenous Youth Council  (video length 0:33):

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Video #14:

    AIM song for returning pipeline fighters who didn’t get arrested.

–  Travis Harden  (video length 1:22):

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Video #15:

    Update on 27 arrested today.  Anonymous woman with bandana around face recounts what she witnessed: “ceremony”, “officers approach in riot gear”, “people arrested”.  She explains they are “protectors” not “protesters”.  

    A second man is interviewed explaining he witnessed a ceremony that was interrupted by officers defending pipeline that endangers 18 million people downstream.  He says its time to stand up & say “No.  Its time to stop our addiction on oil.”  He says “that line is being drawn at Standing Rock.”  He explains DAPL crosses the Missouri River twice & crosses four states.  He says they are there “in good will to the officers” because they are “there in ignorance.”  He explains “leaks are inevitable,” and that “the people of Standing Rock would have a one hour’s notice before their water supply is destroyed when the pipeline breaks.”  He urges people to contact their Senator & to find petitions & sign them, & to donate to Water Protectors.  

    Myron, outside the jail, explains no one is allowed inside & that they are “waiting” for the 27 arrested to get out.  He then interviews a second man with “Veterans for Peace” who says the people were peaceful.  He explains the officers came in with force, & “separated people”.  He said the officers were more aggressive on the side of the road, but that they were  peaceful.  

     Myron interviews a third gentleman, who says that the officers arrested some people mostly for “intimidation purposes”.  He explains the officers told them that they were “not permitted to shake peoples’ hands.”  The man explains the ceremony was beautiful & peaceful.  He says officers blamed them for a head-on accident.  Both Myron & the gentleman agree the officers are fabricating evidence.  Myron explains the officers stole his drone that day.

    Myron interviews a woman named Nicole (Bad Brave?) from the Three Affiliated Tribes, who explains she is frustrated & just “needs to be here”.  She begins to cry because the situation is very emotional. 

    Myron encourages movie stars to all come to the camp.  A third woman is interviewed explains she is with the medic camp & they they are working to make sure everyone is well taken care of.  

    Myron performs a prayer, & then a woman approaches & explains that Morton County officer is giving a public announcement stating that the protesters were not peaceful.  Myron then turns on the interview.  (see full video he watches below)

      After the video, Myron encourages officers who are watching Myron‘s video that they need “another officer besides that guy to give public announcements.”   He explains that the officer’s report fabricated information, & that giving false information is not okay.  Myron explains false reporting by officers is too common and not okay.

     Afterward, Myron interviews another man, who explains it is an “ugly scenario” that officers have been making false reports against native people for a very long time & it is “still going on.”

      Closing prayer song.

Myron Dewey, Digital Smoke Signals  (video length  43:26):

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     Morton County Sheriff’s Department said 27 people were arrested Monday at a Dakota Access pipeline construction site.  Arrests include actress Shailene Woodley.  Twenty-five of the arrests were for criminal trespass.  Two people that were chained to equipment are facing felony charges.

West Dakota FOX: “27 arrested at Dakota Access pipeline construction site Monday” by KFYR-TV

Section Two: Counteracting the false “riot” narrative:

Statement from Red Warrior Camp:

 About Columbus Day of Action, DAPL, POTUS, and use of excessive force:


Video #16:

     “This was NOT a Riot” micro-documentary by John Wathen:  This film shows footage before, during, and after a confrontation between water protectors and police in riot gear.  The narrator calmly reveals how prayer ceremonies & traditional dancing (by visitors from Argentina, in this video) are being falsely reported as “riots” by law enforcement officials. Argentina sharing prayers, & dance.  Referring to the dancers from Argentina, the narrator states, “You can hardly call this a riot.”  Footage of the arrival of riot police soon follows.  The narrator explains the weapons (some deadly) that they were carrying, & comments on the irony of a female elder being arrested while wielding nothing but a sacred pipe.  The film concludes with a short written explanation of the events. 

John Wathen  (video length 5:27):

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Video #17:

     In-depth micro-documentary includes testimony from Prolific that there was “absolutely no riot.”  This video explains how the ceremony was falsely reported by officers as a “riot” within a testimony also given by a college student.

Prolific the Rapper  (video length 11:14):

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Video #18:

    Statements of two allies who locked down to stop DAPL today.

Red Warrior Camp  (video length 1:14):

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24 photos from Red Warrior Camp:

    Photo of prayerful water protectors inside bare tipi, with officers nearby:


     Photo of Theresa Black Owl arrested www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1248422685220418&set=a.283305945065435.69773.100001580952290&type=3&theater

137 photos by 
John Wathen:


Photos of by No Spiritual Surrender (formerly Standing Rock Rising):

     Same woman, knee on her neck:

20 photos by Malia Hulleman:


4 photos by Joye Braun:

    27 Arrests after water protectors pray at DAPL site on Indigenous People’s Day

Unicorn Riot

    Also includes details of phone conversation with Stutsman County Sheriff Chad Kaiser concerning their loan of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (“MRAP”) vehicles to Morton County, and his characterization of water protectors as “not peaceful”, stating:  “If they were peaceful, they wouldn’t be on private property.”



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