27 Arrests After Water Protectors Pray At DAPL Site on Indigenous People’s Day

Morton County, ND – Two people locked themselves to Dakota Access Pipeline construction equipment, early in the morning on Monday, October 10th.  About two hours later that morning, a group of hundreds of indigenous water protectors converged on a DAPL work site a few miles away to hold a prayer ceremony. These actions came on Indigenous People’s Day. Indigenous People’s Day was initiated as a response to Columbus day, an official state holiday celebrated on the same date. The intention of Indigenous People’s Day is to resist, rather than celebrate, Christopher Columbus’ legacy of genocide. Facebook video posted by Red Warrior Camp shows people on a DAPL work site holding banners and beating drums, while a delegation of Yaqui youth dance around a … Continue reading 27 Arrests After Water Protectors Pray At DAPL Site on Indigenous People’s Day