Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lakota woman arrested blocking fracking trucks on Cheyenne River land

Joye Braun arrested
Lakota pipeline fighter arrested, spends night in jail

By Indigenous Resistance

Joye Braun photo by Owiskawin
EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. -- Two fracking waste water trucks were spotted at the Cheyenne River Motel in Eagle Butte, S.D. on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe on Aug. 28, 2014.
Joye Braun saw them pulling in and decided to go over and see what was going on.
She informed the truck drivers that Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal police have been called and that they were in violation of Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal resolutions which state that all oil loads will be turned around immediately and sent back the way they came.
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal police officer Cottier responded and told Braun that the memo sent out by Cheyenne River SIoux Tribal Chairman Keckler "was law" and that the trucks were not what we thought they were and that "you people need to stop harassing these truck drivers."
Braun informed the officer that these were fracking waste tanks and water tanks used in fracking. Other vehicles with similar loads have been encountered before and Braun had learned that they were used for fracking operations.
The officer stated that the memo was law and asked if Braun wanted to go to jail.
The truck drivers said that they were threatened when Braun asked for supporters to come and stand with her.
That was when Braun was arrested.
Braun spe
nt the night in the Cheyenne River Sioux Walter Miner detention center and was charged with false alarm, criminal conspiracy, obstructing justice, public nuisance, disorderly conduct harassment, failure to dim lights and theft by deception.

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One woman blockade: Cheyenne River hero halts megaload

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
March 19, 2014
EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. -- A Cheyenne River Lakota woman turned a megaload around today, saying "No!" to fat takers and megaloads" headed to the oil fields, adding that "you have to be the change you want."
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