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Resilience and Resistance at Standing Rock: Part 3 – Interview with Lee Sprague

November 17, 2016

We interview Anishinaabe Lee Sprague today about where he thinks things are at in regards to the Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline. One thing he said, which is extremely important, is that they are using low-cost tactics that are having a high-cost impact on the pipeline company.

Lee has an address where he can accept parcels and mail. See below for list of items they desperately need!

Wes Howard
C/O Lee Sprague
110 S. River Rd.
Fort Yates, ND 58538-9998
PO Box 485

We can accept deliveries to Pueblo Camp. It located on NW End of Oceti Sakowin camp. Ask for Lee Sprague or Brad Kallio at Pueblo Camp. We are in the solar powered Tipi, with a smoke stack.

What we need in Standing Rock, in support of our Michigan Canoe Team at Standing Rock.

12 Orànge Coast Guard life jackets
4 life guards throw rings
Space blankets
4 yellow 30qt Sealife water
4 Earth anchors 24″ or longer.
2 -100 foot staticbraided climbing rope
2 -200 foot static braided climbing rope
2-400 to 500 foot long static braided climbing rope.
Trying to buy thế items in North or South Dakota is difficult.

Most of us have our own wet suits, and we purchased some at Play It Again Sports with donations on the Michigan Canoe team. We need more. XL and 2XL wet suits. And Neoprene gloves. XL, XXL, socks and shoes, size 10 and up to 15, and neoprene head gear.

We have water rescue trained people at Standing Rock, we just need more equipment.

In two weeks, when cold weather set in, we will need Dry Suits to continue to be in the water at Standing Rock and help our Water Protectors.

We saw the DAPL Security Forces macing our Water Protectors, in the water. That is who we protect.

We need 2 Large, 2 Xtra Large and Two Grizzly size NRS Extreme Dry Suits.

We will also need 2 Zodiac Boats, motors and trailers, and a twenty by ten vehicle and boat shelter for the winter in Standing Rock.

We also need a 20’×40′ foot army tent, or 20’x60′ for our Winter kitchen, Which is curently a summer outdoor kitchen. We have wood burning stoves.

We need sturdy industrial shelving, in boxes.

We need uniform medium storage totes that can be used to store materials, and be sat on.

We need 10 lbs of 3 inch deck screws quick.

We need 4×8 half inch plywood, we need 4×8 1 inch inflation panels, we need 4″x4″ posts 8, foot long. We need 2″x4″ 8 foot studs.

We need 2 pairs of Night Vision binoculars or monocular with replacement batteries.

We need gas masks, and replacement cartridges.

We need a 6-8 person ice shanty. Insulated is esential to function. We need out door storage cabinets, and sheds. We need insulation. As supplies and donations arrive, we have limited storage availability.
We are working hard at accommodations for Thanksgiving Dinner, and that you can join us. Bring R14 fiberglass insulation with reflective vapor barrier. Bring medium and large totes, strong enough to sit on.

Bring a smile.

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