Thursday, December 1, 2016

We're not leaving!

Oceti Sakowin Camp
When the Governor of North Dakota Jack Dalrymple (DAPLwanker) issued an eviction notice to the residents at Standing Rock campgrounds he just didn’t know what he was doing. He wanted us to leave during a harsh winter weather event that would surely have caused serious damage and possibly loss of life.

The roads were treacherous due to icing and blowing snow. Drifts several feet thick covered Hwy 1806, which runs past the campgrounds. The road has been closed by Morton County Sheriff for several weeks after a confrontation with water protectors who wanted to hold a prayer ceremony there for people that had been injured and or arrested in an earlier event.

I found it quite telling about the sheriff's safety concerns to find the road leading to the confrontation site on the DAPL side of the bridge was manicured and well cleared of ice and snow for them. It was all together different on the other side where icy conditions made traveling dangerous. But travel they did.

George Eaglehawk "I will be here till the end"
People were angered by the lack of compassion shown by the governor and law enforcement so the came anyway. The camp has grown again in support of the newly energized water protectors who have vowed to never leave until the government does what’s right. Stop DAPL.

After the wind died down I ventured out to capture the scenes of an ever dynamic family of people living in a postcard beautiful place.

We will not leave regardless of how many eviction notices Governor DAPLwanker sends out. We will get supplies regardless of how many prejudice storeowners will not sell to us. There are many people from around the country who are bringing it to us.

Enjoy these sights and sound while praying for our success.

Sicangu Camp (Rosebud)

Oceti Sakowin Camp

Veterans Camp

Security cleaning the road into camp

Rosebud Camp

Oceti Sakowin Camp

Cannonball River above 1608

George Eaglehawk on security patrol

Curly taking it all in

DAPL Gang camp

Hunkpapa Camp

Thousands of wasted American tax dollars here

Road cleared for DAPL Gang

Sicangu Camp

DAPL Chopper

Oceti Sakowin Camp



  1. Thank you, John for representing those of us Alabamians who stand in full and complete solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux. Stay warm and safe and GOD Bless.

  2. Home boy, thanks to you and all the Water Protectors. Stay strong!

  3. Stay strong, stay warm and thank you for protecting the water, even at the risk of your lives. WATER IS LIFE!