9-20-2017: Waniya Locke presents poster designed by her aunt as Gift to Water Protectors @ Mni Wiconi Healing Gathering, N.D. Public Service Commission unanimously approves Settlement with Dakota Access LLC re: Cultural Artifacts SD Representative posts ‘All Lives Splatter’ meme

Video #1:
Mní Wičoni Healing Gathering hosted by Phyllis Young – Waniya Locke presents poster designed by her aunt as Gift to Water Protectors
by Angie Spencer

Description:  We continue to learn from one another. Exchange each others names.  Make friends with each other.  Share your ideas.  Make plans.” says the opening speaker. ”We’re here to share. We need to break down these barriers of jealousy and envy. That’s not our way. We weren’t taught that until we were colonized.
Waniya Locke presents poster to water protectors as a gift, which was designed by her aunt. 
We want to thank you for your support,” the male speaker continues, and offers food to participants.
Angie Spencer walks through camp and displays her poster, which reads, “TE HAN tokatokakia Omipikete, LONG LIVE our FUTURE.”  She also carries a handkerchief mask to support the freedom to cover one’s face. 

Categories: Demonstrations & Ceremonies


Article #1
N.D. PSC unanimously approves agreement with Dakota Access LLC
by Allyssa Dickert, West Dakota Fox

Description: North Dakota Public Service Commission approved an unanimously approved an agreement with Dakota Access, L.L.C. on 6-6-2017.  One of the main complaints was transparency when cultural artifacts were found during construction.  The company agreed to create a manual with the state’s historic preservations office for managing unanticipated discoveries and route changes.  “This provides meaningful resolutions to these issues and it does so with certainty and it closes the cases,” said Public Service Commissioner Julie Fedorchak.

     DAPL also agreed to provide, pay and plant 20,000 trees along the pipeline’s route in response to the PSC saying too many were improperly removed.

     Public Service Commissioner Randy Christmann said, “I like the fact that in those areas that the third party inspectors have concerns that we are actually going to a 3:1 ratio instead of 2:1.

The PSC says these actions hold the company accountable in fulfilling obligations to the citizens.

     Public Service Commissioner Brian Kroshus said, “This really is not as much as the monetary amount as it is about awareness and influeney in future behavior.

     Kroshus says the settlement will cost the company more than $100,000. It’ll be a breach of contract if Dakota Access fails to comply by Dec. 31 of 2018 .

     The PSC originally requested a contribution of $15,000 from the company.

Categories: Involved Parties, Burial Sites Desecrated


Article 2
SD Rep posts ‘All Lives Splatter’ Meme

Description:  USA Today report about South Dakota State Rep. Lynne DiSanto posting a Facebook meme including the words “All Lives Splatter”

Categories:  Slander, False Reports, & Intimidation against Water Protectors


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