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9 Reasons Why #NoDAPL Struggle Isn’t Over



1. The Obama administration is passing the buck, to Trump.


On Sunday, December 4, 2016 the Army Corp of Engineers denied the

easement for pipeline development under Lake Oahe and made recommendations for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the river crossing and exploration for alternative routes. An EIS would likely take months to undertake and would be subject to the Trump regime’s Environmental Protection Agency.

2. Energy Transfer Partners vows to continue building DAPL under Lake Oahe.

2Energy Transfer Partners issued a statement threatening to continue development regardless of the Army Corps decision stating that “Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way.” In spite of recent snow storms ETP has continued construction.


3. Fracking continues in the Bakken.


The Bakken Shale holds an estimated 5 billion barrels of oil, and is producing

approximately 900,000 barrels per day. Fracked crude oil is hauled by rail with trains that can haul up to 70,000 barrels. BNSF and Canadian Pacific carry about 400,000 barrels out of the Bakken each day, in 2013 71 percent of all Bakken crude was hauled by train. North Dakota officials approved 3 additional pipeline projects in August, 2016.

4. The Trump regime is eager to further oil and gas extraction and threatens to privatize reservations.4

Indigenous reservations cover just 2 percent of the “United States”, but they are estimated to contain about a fifth of the nation’s oil and gas, along with vast coal reserves. Read more here & here.


5. 575 Water Protectors and Land Defenders still face charges and court proceedings.


North Dakota court administrator has stated, “We don’t have sufficient judges

to get all of those cases heard in a timely fashion.”
The state judicial system will ask the Legislature next year for an additional $1.5 million to cover protector-related costs. The number of arrests doesn’t account for those arrested in actions taken outside Standing Rock. The National Lawyers Guild has called for all charges against protectors to be dropped in light of the recent easement decision.

6. Red Fawn Fallis is still in jail.

6Red Fawn was arrested with more than 140 people when police attacked the 1851 Treaty Camp at Standing Rock on October 27, 2016. Morton County Sheriff’s Department initially charged her with attempted murder but dropped that charge to “possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.” She remains in jail to this date.


77. Lawsuits are being filed addressing excessive force and police brutality.

Water protectors and land defenders have faced mass arrests and brutality including a flash bang that severely injured Sophia Wilansky, deployment of water canons in sub-freezing temperatures,  and other serious abuses at the hands of militarized police forces.
The National Lawyers Guild’s Water Protector Legal Collective filed suit in US District Court against Morton County, Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirschmeier, and other law enforcement agencies for using excessive force against peaceful Water Protectors on the night of November 20, 2016.

8. Indigenous peoples have no guaranteed protection for religious freedom.

8Sacred sites are subject to discretion of public land management agencies when assessing threats to sacred sites. Infrastructure, resource, and other interests currently threaten sacred lands throughout the so-called US such as South Mountain, Red Butte, Oak Flat, Mt. Taylor, Chaco Canyon, Bears Ears, and many more sacred sites.

99. Colonialism and Capitalism.

The legacy of colonial invasion and occupation of Indigenous lands is one of genocide and ecocide. So long as Mother Earth is viewed as a commodity, sacred lands will be threatened by resource extraction industries. Upholding Indigenous sovereignty means engaging in anti-colonial and anti-capitalist struggle to ensure the systems that benefit from destruction of Mother Earth and water are abolished.



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The family of Klee Benally thanks you for the donations!




The family extends their appreciation for the fierce outpouring of support. We cannot thank you enough. Ahééhéé. If you would like to support some of the work that still continues, please consider a donation to HaulNo. And we know you really want to go out and do some rabble-rousing. Don’t just do it for Klee, do it for you! Do it for the future. All our lives depend on it.

Donations for Haul No!

Klee was deeply involved in Haul No! to stimulate actions of resistance against Energy Fuels’ Pinyon Plain/Canyon Mine uranium mine, Energy Fuels’ White Mesa Mill, and related transport.

Continue the protection and fight for Mother Earth & human rights that Klee passionately fought for.

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No Thanks, No Giving! Indigenous Action Yearly Fundraiser (online)




Support Indigenous radical autonomous, anti-capitalist, anti-colonial organizing & agitation!


Donate to Indigenous Action:


This is our yearly call for material support for Indigenous Action activities & donation drive for Táala Hooghan infoshop unsheltered support & operational expenses.

Indigenous Action (IA/originally Indigenous Action Media) was founded on August 25th, 2001 to provide strategic communications and direct action support for Indigenous sacred lands defense. We are a volunteer-run radical autonomous crew of anti-colonial & anti-capitalist Indigenous trouble makers & propagandists.

We generally are comprised of designers, artists, writers & frontline agitators that work together on a project by project basis (some long-term some short) for liberation for Mother Earth and all her beings. We’ve organized hundreds of actions, marches, banner drops, workshops, conferences, benefits, & much more. 100% of all proceeds directly support radical Indigenous organizing. Everything we do is based on community support. We don’t rely on grants. We’re all in for total liberation.

Some (not all) active projects & organizing we’re currently directly involved with:

  • IA Podcast+ Táala Hooghan Infoshop
  • Kinł
  • Ongoing local/regional frontline support:
  • Resource/supply distro, bail, jail support
    organizing, etc.
  • Graphic & web support for a dozen
    current Indigenous-led campaigns.

Some larger yearly expenses we need immediate support for:

  • Táala Hooghan taxes & utilities (the space has been free to use by KMA for 3 years):
    Approx. $6,000+/year.
  • Regional supply distro for Indigenous unsheltered relatives: $1,000-$3,000, we also maintain funds for emergency hotels.
  • Anti-state repression + DA support: $3,000+ varies, but we maintain an ongoing bail fund & frontline resource support.

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16th Annual No Thanks, No Giving!




Indigenous Action presents:
16th Annual No Thanks, No Giving!
Food share, anti-colonial resistance & solidarity discussion circle, & online fundraiser!


1:30p – 4pm
We will prepare and serve mutton stew and other foods for all who join us. Please bring any dish to contribute if you wish, we also plan on actively distributing (possibly mobile) any extra foods.

Local volunteers needed! Contact:

At 2:30p we will have a talking & action circle focused on anti-colonial resistance & solidarity. Representatives of Kinłani Mutual Aid, Haul No!, volunteers with Protect the Peaks, and autonomous organizers supporting unsheltered relatives will present & discuss upcoming actions & organizing. We will also discuss building Indigenous solidarity with local efforts to Free Palestine. Come ready to share, support and get involved! Everyone welcome!
This event is free, please bring donations for unsheltered relative support (tents, sleeping bags, tarps, jackets, etc).

This is also our yearly fundraiser for Táala Hooghan infoshop and Indigenous Action activities!
Please donate online via PayPal:
Support Indigenous autonomous organizing and agitation!

*We will not host a livestream this year.

When: Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023
1:30pm – 4:00pm MST.

Where: Táala Hooghan Infoshop1704 N 2nd St, Kinłani (Occupied Flagstaff), AZ

MASKS REQUIRED This event will be held both indoors and outdoors (dress warm!) with limited indoor space. We will maintain social distancing & mask protocols for immunocompromised relatives.

For 16 years we have hosted No Thanks, No Giving! as an anti-colonial event to bring together radical Indigenous voices, share traditional foods, and benefit unsheltered relatives at Táala Hooghan Infoshop in Kinlani (Flagstaff, AZ). More info:

#nothanksnogiving #MutualAid #indigenousmutualaid #solidaritynotcharity

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