[Battlemesh] HAM radio operators needed at Standing Rock ASAP

Jenny Ryan tunabananas at gmail.com
Sun Nov 27 20:38:17 CET 2016

Greetings radio geeks,

As you're probably aware, over 10,000 Native Americans and allies have
converged at the Standing Rock reservation in South Dakota on the lands of
the Great Sioux Nation in peaceful defense of the Missouri River, under
which the Dakota Access Pipeline is poised to drill to complete the
pipeline by January 1st.

The main camp, Oceti Sakowin, received an eviction notice from the US Army
Corps of Engineers on Friday, demanding the camp be cleared by December 5th
- one day after a large planned action by Veterans for Standing Rock and a
multi-faith prayer action scheduled for Dec. 4th. In a nutshell, Standing
Rock needs you now more than ever!

I've been helping how I can in communication with Lisha Sterling from Geeks
Without Bounds, who's been working on communications infrastructure on the
ground for the past several months. They recently finished a wifi bridge to
the local tribal telecom, as well as successfully amplifying cellular 3G/4G
reception. *I'm extending a callout for HAM radio operators at her request,
who are willing to stand for the sovereignty of the Great Sioux Nation.*

If you're an experienced HAM radio operator, or know folks who are, and
willing to travel to Standing Rock to help with this critical
infrastructure buildout, please contact Lisha (cc'd) at lisha AT gwob DOT

Resources on Lakota values and culture, medical and legal info, what to
bring, how to get there, and digital security tips can be found at
https://omnicommons.org/wiki/Standing_Rock_Resources - if you fly, Lisha
can help to arrange transport to the camp from the airport in Bismarck.

Mni wiconi (water is life)!

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