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CANNONBALL, NORTH DAKOTA âEUR"In an effort to address widespread rumors and misconceptions about #NODAPL encampments near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, Last Real Indians led by former candidate for US Congress Chase Iron Eyes ..cont..


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RosemaryRannes HusbandHospitalHome (650)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 1:53 am
Home / Currents / #NODAPL Camp Leadership Addresses Concerns

Winter has hit Oceti Sha camp with vengence.
Winter has hit the camp with vengeance.
Published December 11, 2016

by Darren Thompson

CANNONBALL, NORTH DAKOTA —In an effort to address widespread rumors and misconceptions about #NODAPL encampments near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, Last Real Indians led by former candidate for US Congress Chase Iron Eyes broadcasted late Saturday evening updates regarding situations and numbers of those in camp. The Oceti Sakowin camp has now been renamed All Nations camp and includes members from many tribes and many walks of life.

“We wanted to let the world know our status and to address the many rumors that have been causing confusion and fear on the internet,” said Chase Iron Eyes in a live Facebook stream. “Our numbers are around 1,000 in the newly named All Nations camp, with 300 in the Rosebud Sicangu Camp and well over 1,000 in the Sacred Stone Camp.”

Posts via social media caused confusion and concern due to a number of factors including announcements by Standing Rock Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault, the Army Corps of Engineers possibly raising water levels near the encampments and the sacred fire near the entrance of the Oceti Sakowin camp being distinguished.

Announcements by officials of influence were mainly due to harsh winter conditions that would surely cause strain on the local community and were met with confusion and misunderstandings that outsiders were not welcome. A polar vortex is expected to affect the local weather conditions for the next week keeping temperatures well below zero degrees, making safety the largest concern.

Directly addressing misconceptions currently being shared via social media, Iron Eyes stated that water levels are not rising and that the sacred fire was put out as a result to mark a new beginning. He continued by stressing that the action was intentional and it isn’t a result of anything but deliberate choices.

The All Nations camp is primarily focused on ensuring those remaining are warm, safe, and have a place to stay during the cold winter conditions and continued to inform people that if they are to make their way to camps that they are to be self-sufficient. For more information please reference Last Real Indian Facebook site or to message them directly. For donations, please reference Last Real Indians.

Darren Thompson (Ojibwe/Tohono O’odham) is a Native American flute player and writer from the Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. He contributes to Native Peoples Magazine, Native News Online, Native Max Magazine and For more information please visit

heather g (46)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 2:14 am
Thanks, Rosemary

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 2:19 am
Shared over social media to spread awareness.

Veronica B (34)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 2:24 am
Thank you for Sharing Rosemary.

Animae C (507)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 2:32 am
May the Protectors be warm & safe!

TY Rosemary

Raleighaway k (357)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 2:33 am
noted shared thanks

Yusuf I (105)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 3:01 am
Shared to my facebook timeline. Thank you Rosemary for submitting the information and Darren for the forward.

Evelyn B (61)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 3:17 am
I was just listening to Chase Iron Eyes

And earlier - on lies of the Sheriff;
also - on the roadblocks that are causing delays in transferring people (car accident victims etc) from being moved rapidly to appropriate hospitals ...

Snowmobiles trying to force Water Protectors off the road ... Agitators On Snowmobiles Run Water Protectors Off The Road!
Police Document Snowmobile Attack on Water Protectors

Arild G (174)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 3:58 am
Thanks Rosemary.

Dawnie W (250)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 4:05 am
❤️Shared on facebook. Thank you Darren for forwarding this to me to support.❤️

❤️Thank you kindly Rosemary❤️

💕💛ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❤️ღ💛💕

Pat B (356)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 5:06 am
Thank you, Rosemary for post.
*Thanks, Darren for FW.

Victoria P (115)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 6:14 am
Noted with thanks ~♥~

Sheryl G (360)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 9:01 am
Thanks Rosemary for the update. However the water is going to be raised to keep Transfer Energy from drilling anymore and there was concern that it may go into the Oceti Sakowin Camp. If Chase Iron Eyes received assurances that this would not happen then that is very good.

All the lands were given under the treaty to the Great Sioux Nation and when they chose to build the dam it forced the removal of many onto higher ground, flooded some of their best crop land and a thriving town. That wasn't the only land TAKEN by the Government for the dam, the land that the Oceti Sakowin camp is on, also was taken as an area to be flooded - however it never was - up to this point. However with more release of water - it could be.

People camped there certainly would be nervous as to how high the water would go as for a fact, and I've posted it, the water will be released to stall the drilling US Army Corp to Raise The Water Levels on Lake Oahe to Stop Drilling This is a reporter for the Young Turks that has been out there.

Native people have been lied so many times to, that they must feel are they really trying to stop the drilling or are they trying to remove us from the area. But there are other Camps that are on higher ground so it is good to bring it all under one name and perhaps merge the Camps together if the water rises. Perhaps it is a proactive move on the Native people's part.

Although the numbers have gone down significantly due to the weather conditions and some thinking that the pipeline was stopped for good, and we hope it has at least in that area, there will be a core population that will remain. Remember, this all started with a single woman in prayer out there back in April when the snow was still on the ground.

I know Chase Iron Eyes is a good person and trying to do his best to keep the news straight, while keeping an eyes on the laws and what is being done correctly or not, while seeing to everyone's individual safety. I read another post on FB that he made it a personal point to check in on everyone and was unhappy that some were not adequately cared for yet there were supplies in another camp that could of helped them. So not only is the Camps name being changed but the supplies are going to be co-ordinated under one umbrella so that everything is inventoried and that no one is left out of receiving necessary supplies that are available to all who are there.

Sheryl G (360)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 9:10 am
It is very true Evelyn that many of the water protectors have found themselves the target of harassment. I had watched live as the story of a couple of men in masks threatened some water protectors in a vehicle outside of a Motel.

The ones who threatened had their cars blocking so that the water protectors couldn't even leave and one of them have been captured as a witness was able to take down the number to the van blocking them, a stupid move, using his employers van. I posted that story as well Arrest of Bismark Man Who Wore Ski Mask and Threatened Water Protectors

Idiots - do they not also drink water?

desanka s (416)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 11:23 am
Thank you Rosemary for post and Darren for the forward.

Cheryl Aaron (18)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 11:25 am
Thank you Rosemary, Darren and Dandelion. You posts help keep me up-to-date with important information which I share. I know I can trust this information therefore, please keep it coming...peace.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 1:29 pm

Thank you Rosemary and Dandelion; your continuous flow of information on this issue are very important and necessary. I admire the steadfastness of the protestors and include them and their safety in my prayers. Many of my friends here (who I can keep informed thanks to you!) do the same. I wish from all my heart that for once the right side will be truly victorious and the greedy ones get the boot!

fly b (26)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 1:32 pm
Thank you, Rosemary

RosemaryRannes HusbandHospitalHome (650)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 1:42 pm
Live feed IMPORTANT LIVE FEED From Standing Rock (12/11/2016) Chase Iron Eyes & Water Protectors

Listening to each individual speaking, for me personally i realized my prayers for the Water Protectors and all the supporters for the Oceti Sakowin Standing Rock Camp,newly renamed All Nation also referred to as 1N,need to be said more often! They are the 7th Generation warriors who will never give up the fight to protect our Mother Earth. These warriors honour their ancestors and all our Relations.

Winter in North Dakota for the Water Protectors and supporters is harsh and supplies are needed so please if you can donate to

Roslyn McBride (32)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 1:47 pm
Noted, sorry can't make any more donations.

Evelyn B (61)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 1:49 pm
**************************** Dandelion, for the additional information

Glennis W (395)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 5:07 pm
Good luck with the stand in. Thank you for caring and sharing Daryl and Rosemary

Glennis W (395)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 5:10 pm
Very concerning Thank you for caring and sharing Rosemary.

Beryl Ludwig (80)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 5:35 pm
Thank you for keeping us as current as possible. Since I can't be there I appreciate the wholehearted efforts being taken to keep us all informed.
Rosemary XXXX OOO

Past Member (0)
Monday December 12, 2016, 12:11 am
thanks very much Rosemary--sharing with warmth.

Cyn F (137)
Monday December 12, 2016, 2:02 am
Thanks, Darren, and Rosemary

Hugh Smith (112)
Monday December 12, 2016, 4:23 am
Thanks for sharing, Darren.

Colleen L (3)
Monday December 12, 2016, 2:49 pm
Thanks Rosemary

Gloria p (304)
Monday December 12, 2016, 5:51 pm
Thanks for the update. I bought those long sleeve black shirts that Johnny Depp wears for us for Christmas. I felt the need to indulge because of the Natives enduring so much to win clean water.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday December 12, 2016, 11:24 pm
Passive trolling flagged to CARE2.

Barbara F (47)
Tuesday December 13, 2016, 6:30 am
Noted & Shared! TY Gloria!

RosemaryRannes HusbandHospitalHome (650)
Tuesday December 13, 2016, 9:24 pm
Donations can also be made to
Contribute Directly to Standing Rock


Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday December 15, 2016, 2:45 am
Janet, Margie, Lenore, (and Jonathan Harper who has never posted anything on any thread other than Noted)

Has it ever occurred to any of you, that a little more active effort on your part in the news article / petition threads (that REQUIRE signatures, or SHARING if you can't sign) might significantly contribute to a healthier world. . .?

Janet B (0)
Thursday December 15, 2016, 6:39 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday December 16, 2016, 12:54 am
Thanks again Rosemary. We did read it the first time.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday December 16, 2016, 1:14 am
Again Rosemary?

Lenore K (0)
Friday December 16, 2016, 2:37 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday December 16, 2016, 11:53 pm
Okay Rosemary. What am I to say?

William C (0)
Monday December 19, 2016, 8:42 am
Thank you.

Jeff Creech (64)
Tuesday December 20, 2016, 3:47 pm
Noted. I salute these courageous water protectors. Many prayers go out for their well-being and their success.

Naomi Dreyer (43)
Thursday December 22, 2016, 8:19 am
Noted. I like the name 'All Nations'.
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