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Standing Rock Speech to DAPL Company

Green Lifestyle  (tags: Elder Phyllis Young, CEO Kelcy Warren, DAPL, Standing Rock Speech, Standing Rock meeting, No DAPL, pipeline )

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CEO Kelcy Warren told reporters that he had wished the tribes made their wishes known. Kelcy lied as the tribal people did speak out. The transcript link is in first comment but listen to Elder Phyllis Young that spoke strongly on this in the video.

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Sheryl G (363)
Friday June 16, 2017, 4:29 am

In mid-November 2016, Energy Transfer Partners (the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline) CEO Kelcy Warren told reporters

โ€œI really wish, for the Standing Rock Sioux, that they had engaged in discussions way before they did. I donโ€™t think we would have been having this discussion if they did. We could have changed the route. It could have been done, but itโ€™s too late.โ€

Turns out that Kelcy is lying. The Tribe did engage in discussions, more than TWO YEARS AGO.

In Sept. 2014, Energy Transfer Partners came to speak to the tribe. Tribal members told them in no uncertain terms not to build the pipeline near their reservation.

At the end of the meeting. tribal elder Phyllis Young delivered a speech about the injustice of the past and present and the fight for justice that will be waged against the pipeline in the future. That was two years ago and the fight for justice is now.

Listen to this speech. Be inspired.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday June 16, 2017, 4:49 am
Like you bumpersticker states:"Sure you can trust our government, just ask an Indian."

Evelyn B (62)
Friday June 16, 2017, 5:42 am
I agree - this is a very powerful statement.

See also
On The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Litigation - DAPL Ruling: What Was Decided, What's Next?

Peggy B (43)
Friday June 16, 2017, 5:55 am

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Friday June 16, 2017, 6:26 am
Noted, Thanks

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday June 16, 2017, 7:58 am
Shared over social media to raise and spread awareness.

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday June 16, 2017, 8:32 am
Noted, Thank you

Winn Adams (179)
Friday June 16, 2017, 9:47 am

Colleen L (3)
Friday June 16, 2017, 6:24 pm
Powerful words/message. Thanks Dandelion

Janet B (0)
Friday June 16, 2017, 7:57 pm

Jolene Pope (7)
Friday June 16, 2017, 10:18 pm
I was so glad to hear that a court finally ruled against the Trump administration on the fact that he did not consider the environmental impact on the tribe, This is where his public statements and use of Twitter are helping the resistance because he bragged about not thinking about it. It would have been nice if they stopped it before they finished the last part and started running oil through it.

MmAway M (505)
Friday June 16, 2017, 10:24 pm
Thank you Dande as well as Evelyn YOU amaze Me xxo

Dawnie W (250)
Saturday June 17, 2017, 12:05 am
๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œNoted...What a great video, brave woman speaking truth. Wonderful speaking voice with such a truthful sound. God Bless all the people of standing Rock in North Dakota. I thank you for sharing this video. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œThank you...Dandelion.๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

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Raleighaway k (372)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 1:28 am
noted shared ty

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 2:03 am
Just trying to get around the issue.

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday June 18, 2017, 1:38 pm
Word of Elder Phyllis Young for those who can't watch the video

You know we have survived incredible odds. You must know that
we are Sitting Bull's people. You must know who we are. And we
sit on a previous military fort, and we have survived that. And we
have rebuilt on what was taken from us. We survived Wounded
Knee, a massacre. We are survivors. We are fighters. And we are
protectors of our land. And if that Social Impact Assessment can
protect this homeland for seven generations, then perhaps we could
look at a proposal from any company.

But we realize we are in a national sacrifice area. We have always
been. The Black Hills are part of our territory. National sacrifice so
America could take the largest goldmine and take all the gold from
our people. We have about $5 billion in the Treasury that we did
not take for payment of that gold. We're a national sacrifice area.
We were the number one military zone. They nationalized our
airspace to protect this country.

And in my lifetime, a national sacrifice area to build the dams so
that there could be hydropower and revenue in the national interest
for this country; and taking my home, flooding it, in the middle of a
cold winter. I know what it is to be homeless. I know what it is to
be hungry in this great land of plenty, where we lived in the richest
riverbed in the world.

So it's nothing for you to come and say we want to do this. We want
to be friends with you. But Section 106, what the National Historic
Preservation Office has addressed is ancestral territory. It was very
astute for you to go around the northern boundary of Standing Rock
as we see it in modern times. This is treaty territory. Those are
ancestral lands. Fifty yards, a hundred miles north is treaty territory.
So you are bound by Section 106, by the laws of this country, to
adhere to those laws that are federal laws for the protection of our
people. So it wasn't very, very cool to go just 50 feet north of
our boundary.

You need to know also that there has been a $5 million claim filed
on the Bakken, $5 million a day for what's going on in the Bakken
in treaty territory. That's been filed in 2007. So we are not stupid
people. We are not ignorant people. Do not underestimate the
people of Standing Rock. We know what's going on, and we know
what belongs to us, and we know what we have to keep for our
children and our grandchildren.

In 15 Statutes, 635 we are also keepers of the Missouri River to the
east bank. To the east bank. That's statutory. And the Army Corps
of Engineers, in all of their underhandedness and their control they
think they have of this river, is our territory. You mention nothing
about the water. You don't want to infringe on native lands, but our
water is our single last property that we have for our people. And
water is life: Mni Wiconi.

You as a human being cannot drink oil. You need the water to
survive. Seventy-five percent of our body is water. We believe in
the natural systems that we have. We have fought for that. We have
sacrificed for it. And we're still waiting for the compensation for the
building of the dams. We are still owed, on the construction of
those dams, $339 million. That's probably a drop in the bucket for
your oil company. We're still owed for the actual revenue that
comes off of it.

We are owners of 13 percent of the hydropower on that river. How
do you separate it? How are you going to separate the oil from the
water when it's contaminated? How are you going to do that? Only
the creator can do that. Maybe in your high technology you think
you can. But this is our property. This is our homeland. And we are
protected by statute. There is statutory law that has to be changed.

And let you know that we did go on record to sue Keystone XL
Pipeline to stop it. And we are going before the Public Utilities
Commission in South Dakota because they have to redo their
licensing process. And we will do whatever we have to do to stop
this pipeline, as we do 55 other pipelines proposed in North Dakota.
Dakota. North Dakota. [Lakota language] Dakota. I'm Dakota.
Dakota means "friend and ally." This is Dakota territory. This is
treaty territory. This is where you agreed not to come into my
territory. We signed a treaty of peace that you would not come here.
The state of North Dakota and South Dakota, they filed an enabling
act to join the Union of the United States, that they would not
interfere in the affairs of the people who lived here. And that was
upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in 1964. So we
have put on our best. We will put our best warriors in the front. We
are the vanguard. We are Hunkpapa Lakota. That means the "horn
of the buffalo." That's who we are. We are the protectors of our
nation, of Oceti Sakowin, the Seven Council Fires. Know who
we are.

We will put forward our young people, our young lawyers, who
understand the weasel words now of the English language, who
know that one word can mean seven things. We understand the
forked tongue that our grandfathers talked about. We know about
talking [about] both sides of your mouth, smiling with one side of
your face. We know all the tricks of the Wasi'chu world. Our young
people have mastered it.

I have mastered your language. I can speak eloquently in the
English language my grandmother taught me. But I also know the
genetic psyche. And I also have the collective memory of the
damages that have occurred to my people. And I will never submit
to any pipeline to go through my homeland

TOM T (246)
Monday June 19, 2017, 7:37 am

Marija M (29)
Monday June 19, 2017, 1:40 pm
thank you Dandelion.
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