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CARRY IT ON FOR BERNIE SANDERS by BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE

DAPL You're Not Welcome To North Dakota!



Published on Aug 25, 2016
Welcome to North Dakota - the 2nd largest oil exporter in North America. It is estimated there's over 300 oil leaks per year within this state alone, and more than 170 of those incidents come from pipeline leaks. Many leaks go unreported, unknown even, and when companies report leaks to the local government there isn't any public notice.

The state of North Dakota takes approximately 2.5 years just to clean up 20,000 gallons of oil meaning most messes are left uncleaned and more and more damage is being done both to the environment and to local communities. This effects everyone, we must take a stand and protect our land today. Water is life, water is our connection to everything!

The crisis in North Dakota effects all communities and this video exposes the oil obsession and disasters associated with the boom. From oil shipping trains exploding to pipelines bursting thousands of barrels of crude oil onto the fields of farmers. Residents and Native American tribes are coming together to demand an end to the greed and destruction.

Thousands rely on the Missouri river including the plants and wildlife; it's a beautiful river and we have absolutely no reason to recklessly throw it away to an oil company. When will America wake up and say enough is enough?

📷 Video edit by http://fb.com/wearethemedia
#nativelivesmatter #nodapl #dakotaaccesspipeline

➡ Who Are These Protectors? http://rezpectourwater.com
➡ Donate supplies and contact them: http://sacredstonecamp.org
➡ Get involved and learn more: http://UpToUs.net
➡ Support the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp legal fund: http://fundrazr.com/d19fAf
➡ Support Arizona tribes in their fight: http://gofundme.com/2jrctgrg

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Footage & information provided by:
Lyle Payne (North Dakota Pipeline Overshots):


Wo Lakota (North Dakota Scenery):


Kyle Martin (BW footage/commentary)


The Big Picture RT
www.youtube.com/channel/UCY8x1K2FMBw-jm-WCPbcHEg

RT America
www.youtube.com/channel/UCczrL-2b-gYK3l4yDld4XlQ

Democracy Now


The Young Turks


Big Story AP
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ap-new...

Rueters
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The Lip TV


Gila River History:
UNNATURALCAUSES: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
www.unnaturalcauses.org

Lakota People Video Footage from National Geographic


Oil Spill Numbers Source:
www.ndhealth.gov/ehs

Allie Frendricks (photo and horses video)
Kwavol Hi'osik
Karma
Naelyn Pike
Paul Vercammen
Shailene Woodley
Category
People & Blogs
License
Standard YouTube License

Military Vets, against the pipeline, went to every cop and thanked them for their service...

Military Vets, against the pipeline, went to every cop and thanked them for their service. NO WEAPONS, JUST LOVE.

Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the #DakotaAccessPipeline



Published on Aug 11, 2016
People stood in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to protect their water from the #DakotaAccessPipeline. 10 people were arrested throughout the whole day.

Bernie Sanders | New York America Awakening Ad

BERNIE SANDERS TO NCAI: “WE MUST HONOR OUR TREATY OBLIGATIONS” (+Video Link)

SPOKANE – With his presidential campaign still active, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders addressed the National Congress of American Indians at the organization’s 2016 Mid Year Conference in Spokane, Washington via a three-and-a-half minute video on Thursday morning.

Sanders was one of four presidential candidates invited to address the conference that drew tribal leaders from throughout Indian Country. He was the only presidential candidate to address the conference. The Clinton campaign sent a representative. Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Liberterian presidential candidate Gary Johnson were no shows.



During the primary season, Sanders met with more than 90 tribes in over two dozen meetings in nearly 20 states.

On Thursday Sanders voiced his gratitude to tribes who met with him during the primary season.

“Poverty is much too high. Unemployment is much too high. The healthcare system is inadequate,” Sanders stated. “This cannot continue.” Visiting the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, he saw people living in third world conditions and he said that it is unacceptable.

“WE OWE ALL OF YOU A DEBT OF GRATITUDE THAT CAN NEVER BE REPAID. WE MUST HONOR OUR TREATY OBLIGATIONS,” SAID SANDERS.

While Sanders is out of the race for the Democratic presidnetial nomination mathematically, he has elected to stay in the campaing in order to move his supporters’ concerns forward and hopefully into the Democratic platform that will be adopted at the Democratic National Conventions later this month in Philadephia.

“Senator Sanders’ video address encourages tribal representatives to continue fighting for the most progressive tribal agenda possible. His ’empowering tribal nations’ platform represents a progression of ideas that not only continues gains made in the Obama administration, but builds upon that foundation,” commented Nicole Willis, national tribal outreach director for the Bernie Sanders campaign to Native News Online.

“I would hope that from here on out we come to expect the type of engagement we saw from Bernie Sanders and that politicians realize that tribes will no longer settle for a backseat role. We need to leverage this moment in time into a lasting political standard,” Willis continued.


VIDEO LINK: https://videos.files.wordpress.com/OrxISoDU/native-american-conference_dvd.mp4


http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/bernie-sanders-ncai-must-honor-treaty-obligations/









Why you’ll see painted fiberglass donkeys all over Philly in July



It is a part of the Donkeys Around Town program by the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee. The donkeys will be placed around Philadelphia for people to find and take photos with during the convention.

Local artists came together to paint the donkeys, and each artist painted two. The delegates of each state were able to choose six items to have on the donkey, and the artists were required to choose at least three of the items but could include more.



Andrew Joseph Grasso paints the donkey that represents American Samoa.


Shelley looked at different patterns on Native American pottery to create the artwork on the Oklahoma donkey. She looked at work from the Cherokee tribe and improvised her own style within the patterns as well.

http://billypenn.com/2016/06/24/why-youll-see-painted-fiberglass-donkeys-all-over-philly-in-july/

Pine Ridge, South Dakota Town Hall | Bernie Sanders

I am a Human Being | Native Americans for Bernie Sanders

BERNIE SANDERS AT PINE RIDGE RESERVATION CALLS FOR ‘NEW RELATIONSHIP’ WITH AMERICAN INDIANS

PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION – Calling for “a new relationship with the Native American people,” U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday came to this Oglala Lakota reservation to put a spotlight on poverty and to detail proposals to create jobs, raise wages and reduce growing wealth and income inequality in America.




“There is a lot of pain in the community,” Sanders told a forum that focused on poverty, inadequate health care and schools. “We’ve got a lot of work to do but nothing ever good happens if people give up. You’ve got to stand up and be involved in the political process.”

“THE REASON WE ARE HERE TODAY IS TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON IN PINE RIDGE AND OTHER RESERVATIONS,” SANDERS SAID. “THERE ARE A LOT OF PROBLEMS HERE. POVERTY IS MUCH TOO HIGH. THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH DECENT JOBS IN THE AREA. THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IS INADEQUATE. AND WE NEED TO FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE U.S. GOVERNMENT AND THE NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY.”

The reservation sprawls across three counties that are among the poorest in the United States. Forty-nine percent of residents in Pine Ridge live below the poverty line including 61 percent of those under the age of 18. Per capita annual income is just $6,286. The infant mortality rate on the reservation is five times greater than the national average. Life expectancy is just 48 years for men and 52 for women. The high school dropout rate is 70 percent and the teacher turnover rate is eight times the national average.



Oglala Sioux Tribe's President John Yellowbird Steele honors Bernie Sanders. Marie Randall looks on .



“In America today, we have a massive level of income and wealth inequality. We are living in a country where some people have unbelievable wealth but a lot of other people are living in dire poverty,” Sanders said.

He called for a federal jobs program to put millions of people back to work. He has introduced legislation to create 13 million good-paying jobs by investing $1 trillion in repairing the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges, water systems, schools and other infrastructure projects.

Sanders also said the federal minimum wage should go up. “In America today, many people are working for wages that are much too low. That is why we have to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour,” he said.

Told that the Indian Health Service is a “failure,” Sanders called for the United States to join the rest of the industrialized world and provide health care as a right for all Americans. He also said he would lower sky-high prices for prescription drugs and push for tuition-free public colleges and universities.

Speaking at the site of the Wounded Knee massacre in 1890, Sanders said the United States and Native Americans must develop “a new relationship.” He added, “We owe a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid.”

http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/bernie-sanders-pine-ridge-reservation-calls-new-relationship-american-indians/
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