While mainstream media tries to paint a picture of violent Native Americans at Standing Rock, Democracy NOW's Amy Goodman was onsite and captured video of peaceful, unarmed protestors of the Dakota pipeline being maced and attacked by dogs.
According to the BBC, "An Indian reservation in North Dakota is the site of the largest gathering of Native Americans in more than 100 years. Indigenous people from across the US are living in camps on the Standing Rock reservation as they protest the construction of a new oil pipeline." They've come from as far away as Maine and Arizona.
Social media is abundant with damning photos and commentary:
The company behind the oil pipeline, Dakota Access LLC. allegedly hired the private security company.
Amy Goodman reported:
Donations can be made to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe via Paypal or credit card. I made one.
ADDED 09/14/16 3:07 pm EST:
From Indian Country Today Media Network:
Sacred places containing ancient burial sites, places of prayer and other significant cultural artifacts of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe were destroyed on Saturday September 3 by Energy Transfer Partners, Tribal Chairman David Archambault II said.
On Friday, the Tribe filed court documents identifying the area as home to significant Native artifacts and sacred sites.
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