Complaints grow over whites turning Dakota Access protest into hippie festival

by Valerie Richardson | The Washington Times  |  published on November 29, 2016

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Tension is brewing within the Dakota Access protest as complaints grow about outside activists trashing the camps, mooching off donations, and treating the anti-pipeline demonstration like a Burning Man-style festival for hippies.

“Need to get something off my chest that I witnessed and found very disturbing in my brief time there that I believe many others have started to speak up about as well. White people colonizing the camps,” said Alicia Smith on Facebook.

“They are coming in, taking food, clothing etc and occupying space without any desire to participate in camp maintenance and without respect of tribal protocols,” she said. “These people are treating it like it is Burning Man or The Rainbow Gathering and I even witnessed several wandering in and out of camps comparing it to those festivals.”

Her Nov. 14 post, now making the rounds on social media, said outsiders are “literally subsisting entirely off the generosity of native people (AND YOUR DONATIONS if you have been donating) who are fighting to protect their water just because they can.”

A local deputy who asked to remain anonymous told WDAY-AM’s Rob Port that most of the protesters are white, and that some have used racial slurs against black, Hispanic and Native American officers.

  • Tiger

    Leave it to the Demonrats and the Comedy of the Absurd to have a party at the most inappropriate time. Well there ya have it folks no respect what so ever for anything.

  • CharlieSeattle

    I see the The Dakota Access Pipeline problem very clearly. It took me 20 minutes online to figure this out. It is the oil pipeline path, not the pipeline, that is the issue!

    So, it’s OK to run the pipeline west of Minot and Bismark and then south and twice, TWICE!! across the Missori river and next to the Standing Rock Reservation water intake.

    What was NOT done was run the pipeline straight south near Milot and east around Bismark and never, NEVER!! cross the Missori river. But that would be to close to white people.

    Check the map out here. Do you agree the route is wrong?

    https://insideclimatenews.org/news/08092016/standing-rock-sioux-tribe-energy-transfer-dakota-access-pipeline-oil-environmental-justice

    The Indian’s have every right to protest this!

    Treaty of Fort Laramie (1868)

    https://ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=42

    In this treaty, signed on April 29, 1868, between the U.S. Government and the Sioux Nation, the United States recognized the Black Hills as part of the Great Sioux Reservation, set aside for exclusive use by the Sioux people.

    A conference was held at Fort Laramie, in present day Wyoming, which resulted in a treaty with the Sioux. This treaty was to bring peace between the whites and the Sioux who agreed to settle within the Black Hills reservation in the Dakota Territory.

    Less than a decade later when gold was discovered in the Black Hills the US Gov. per President Grants illegal order choose to violate the treaty and launch a war against the Sioux.

    >> Custer met his end later, because of it. He was an idiot also.

  • solog

    I don’t believe it….the media has a way of trying to portray someone or something that isn’t true for their benefit….more lies and misrepresentation from the media…pathetic!

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  • Rodney Steward

    This is just a scam to protect Warren Buffets investment in the railroad he bought that’s hauling all the crud oil and gas, and is making a monster profit!!

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