For Immediate Release: October 23, 2016
Contact: LaDonna Allard (CSS), email@example.com, (701) 426-2064
Dallas Goldtooth (IEN), firstname.lastname@example.org, 708-515-6158
Tara Houska (HTE), email@example.com, (612) 226-9404
Cody Hall (RWC), firstname.lastname@example.org, (605) 220-2531
Cannon Ball, ND - This morning, at approximately 8am central, water protectors took back unceded territory affirmed in the 1851 Treaty of Ft. Laramie as sovereign land under the control of the Oceti Sakowin, erecting a frontline camp of several structures and tipis on Dakota Access property, just east of ND state highway 1806. This new established camp is 2.5 miles north of the Cannon Ball River, directly on the proposed path of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). This site is directly across the road from where DAPL security dogs attacked water protectors on September 3rd.
To ensure the protection of this new camp from overtly militarized law enforcement, water protectors have established two road blockades. One north of the Frontline Camp, on Highway 1806, and another immediately west of Highway 1806, on county road 134.
Police have discharged weapons, using rubber bullets to shoot down drones being used to document the police activity and actions....