TOMORROW, I'm going to get the papers to file a petition for the removal of our tribal council officials.
The reason why is because they dishonored us and shamed us under the guise of protecting us--disrespecting thousands of allies-- especially the Očeti Šakowin who have a treaty right to be here. Also for the theft, misuse/ misappropriation of money and donations that were meant for water protectors. I will swear before a judge (and anyone) what was told to me in August 2016--about getting people to donate to the tribe instead of Sacred Stone.
I know this will bring me more enemies and create hard feelings but how do you think the grass roots people feel? The council allowed a foreign military, BIA, and the ND state patrol to step onto sovereign lands and systematically, physically remove homes and people. This action not only displaced hundreds of people (non-native, indigenous and tribal citizens) but directly caused economic hardship and inflicted great emotional duress & trauma.
I can't apologize anymore. I still carry those values of respect -- waunsila, wolakota, with me. But I've got to do this. It's time we stood up to our government.
I would also be game to file paperwork to initiate a lawsuit against the state of ND for closing 1806 and police abuse.
If anyone would like to help or gather signatures in your district let me know.