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Week with Water Protectors at Standing Rock

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Dear Friends, For me, the week that Lyssa Wade and I spent at Standing Rock was a life-changing experience. If you missed any of my daily blog posts, you can read them here: Day 1: Our Arrival Day 2: Surviving the Blizzard Day 3: Building Standing Rock Day 4: Dakota Access’ Smiling Faces Day 5: […]
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Week at Standing Rock Day 6: Water Is Life

Ed Fallon
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Friday, December 2, 2016. Every morning, my wake-up call comes not from the alarm on my phone but from the voices of water protectors 200 yards away, across the Cannonball River chanting, “Mni Wiconi! Water is Life!” View across the Cannonball River The words drift across the frozen river, where over 100 people gather at […]
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Week at Standing Rock Day 5: Building Tiny Solar Barns

Ed Fallon
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Thursday, December 1, 2016. We spend an hour today visiting with Manape LaMere, one of the seven tribal leaders at Oceti Sakowin. We discuss what is likely to happen when the veterans arrive on Sunday, and I give him an update on the pipeline fight in Iowa. I share the sad news that Dakota Access […]
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Week at Standing Rock Day 4: Dakota Access’ Smiling Faces

Ed Fallon
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016. With the unexpected availability of a hotel room last night, Lyssa and I catch a much-needed break — both from the blizzard and from each other. Lyssa and I are good friends, and fellow travelers when it comes to our shared passion for sustainable food, clean water and climate justice. But […]
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Week at Standing Rock Day 3: Building Standing Rock

Ed Fallon
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016. View of the camp after the blizzard. Our tent is the green one at the 2:25 mark, in the lower left hand corner. Facebook Live Video by Myron Dewey / Indigenous Rising Media. On any given day, an estimated 10,000 people live at the Oceti Sakowin camps at Standing Rock. To […]
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Week at Standing Rock Day Two: Surviving the Blizzard

Ed Fallon
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Our tent. And that’s before it got really bad. Monday, November 28, 2016. I have a knack for timing: our first night in a tent at Standing Rock coincides with the first snowstorm of the season. It’s a soft, wet, gentle snow. Yet it clings to the walls of our tent, threatening to collapse the […]
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Week at Standing Rock Day One: Our Arrival

Ed Fallon
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Sunday, November 27, 2016. Nothing about Standing Rock is normal or predictable. As Lyssa and I approach the Oceti Sakowin camps just north of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, our GPS navigator announces, “In six miles, park your car and walk to your destination.” We ignore these instructions, as well as the sign telling us that […]
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