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Reflections from My Time at Standing Rock

by Michael “Renaissance” Moynihan

I did not journey across the country to learn anything, I ventured to stand in solidarity with our Native relatives, but while I was at Standing Rock in the Oceti Sakowin Camp, I was taught and learned much. One of the first things I learned was how vast the camp is. I do not know what I thought I would see, but I was not expecting an entire valley filled with tents, teepees, campers, vehicles and people. Continue reading Reflections from My Time at Standing Rock

Beacon Hill Photojournalist Returns From Standing Rock With Tales of Steadfast Resistance

by Kelsey Hamlin

Alex Garland is a freelance photojournalist in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, and frequently publishes his photos in the South Seattle Emerald. He recently returned from his second trip to Standing Rock, North Dakota where the struggle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline has galvanized sustained resistance among Native American tribes. Many of the water protectors have had pepper spray and water hoses deployed on them. Garland, who usually lets his photos to do the talking, agreed to a Q&A about his time interviewing over fifty protectors at the Standing Rock encampment. Continue reading Beacon Hill Photojournalist Returns From Standing Rock With Tales of Steadfast Resistance

Peaceful Protectors, Native Americans Arrested at the Dakota Access Pipeline

by Kelsey Hamlin

UPDATE (10/05/16, 7:31pm): John L. Little, the assistant curator & research team leader at Seattle’s Museum of Flight, confirmed with us in an email Oct. 5 that “injecting vegetable oil into an airplane’s hot exhaust flow is done all the time at air shows.” White smoke is produced by many types of vegetable oil, but primarily Canopus oil. An agricultural airplane could easily do this, “but doing so to compensate for an inoperative radio is definitely not a standard procedure in aviation.”

UPDATE (10/01/16, 2:30pm): South Seattle Emerald was informed by one of our freelance photographers that Long Range Acoustic Devices — used to create high-pitched noise for crowd control — were used by law enforcement on the protectors as they prayed by the pipeline.

Thursday afternoon, the South Seattle Emerald received a call from Jennifer Fuentes – one of the protectors who traveled from Seattle to North Dakota to stand against the North Dakota Access Pipeline.

Fuentes said protectors were leaving a site by the pipeline after having gathered for prayer when 21 of them were encircled and arrested. Fuentes, who participated in the NoDAPL march in Seattle, was not arrested. But South Seattle resident Bob Barnes was.  Continue reading Peaceful Protectors, Native Americans Arrested at the Dakota Access Pipeline

Seattle and Washington Tribes March for Standing Rock, Sign Resolution

by Kelsey Hamlin

“Every single tribe, they’re gems to our community and to our state” said Peggen Frank of Northern Arapaho and Oglala Lakota Tribes. “There’s no media coverage. They’re missing the point, not showing the real pictures. [The North Dakota Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and supporting Native Americans] are not protesters, they’re protectors.” Continue reading Seattle and Washington Tribes March for Standing Rock, Sign Resolution