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BREAKING NEWS — Navajo Vets will be flown to Standing Rock
Chili Yazzie said Thursday, “I just confirmed that our Dine’ Warriors will be traveling to Bismark/Standing Rock by chartered airplane. The plane is scheduled to fly out of Albuquerque December 3rd, and return on the 8th. This alternative developed after I expressed concerns with the distance to drive and the weather conditions.”
UPDATE from Chili Yazzie on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016
Please try to have subzero gear like thermal socks, union suits/longjohns, ski type gloves, good jackets, warm waterproof boots, etc. we will have some extras if you don’t have these items. And bring your sleeping bag, our Vets will camp out in the Cannonball Community Center so you will NOT be camping outside. Bring your ‘colors’, uniforms, gear that will signify your military service and bring flags.
The lead coordinators for the trip are Angie Barney Nez, Army and Beverly Mark Maxwell, USMC and we will continue to do updates throughout the day. Inbox Redawn George with questions. Vets, please go to your Agency Vet office to get on the roster. Dine’ Warriors for Standing Rock on the way!!
Update from Angela Barney Nez on Thursday
Navajo Veterans, those of you trying to reach me to get on the bus to Standing Rock, my phone was not working. My FB page is a good source, thanks for reaching out. I will let you know as soon as I know of the logistics, but please be prepared to mobilze on Friday Dec. 2 morning hours. Please know that the bus ride is free, the lodging is being arranged for indoor lodging, you will need a good warm sleeping bag. Meals are completely on your own. I can also be reached at [email protected]
Update on donations to the national online fundraiser for Veterans Stand for Standing Rock. The fundraiser website shows that about three-quarters of a million dollars, $722,000, has been donated for the national effort.
By Shiprock President Duane ‘Chili’ Yazzie
Dine’ Warriors for Standing Rock!
We have secured two charter buses to transport 112 Diné Veterans to Standing Rock, leaving Friday, Dec 2 to return on Tuesday, Dec 6. We will begin registration of Vets at 1 pm today, we will ask the agency Veteran offices to be the point of contact. We will have someone there to do registration.
We will have about 22 slots per agency. Vets please bring your DD214, other trip details will be available when you register.
Please try to have subzero gear like thermal socks, union suits/longjohns, ski type gloves, good jackets, etc. We will have some extras if you don’t these items. And bring your sleeping bag, we are arranging overnight indoor accommodations. We will NOT have our Vets camping outside. Bring your ‘colors’, uniforms, whatever you have that will signify your military service and bring flags.
The lead coordinators for the trip will be Angie Barney Nez, Army and Beverly Mark Maxwell, USMC and we will do another update Thursday morning.
Dine’ Warriors for Standing Rock on the way!!
Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 29 years, serving as a writer for Navajo Times and a stringer for AP and USA Today during the 18 years she lived on the Navajo Nation. After being a longtime staff reporter for Indian Country Today, she was censored and terminated. She then created Censored News, focused on Indigenous Peoples and human rights, now in its fifth year.
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