Standing Rock Goes to Press


Because of privacy concerns, no List was printed on the back of the poster printed today.  A new list will be made to be included in the next edition.  All names on the NEW list must come with a request to be listed. Anyone submitting a name for someone else must have a statement that confirms their consent.

If you have already made a request, there is no need to do another.  (Special Warrior Purchase)

208 thoughts on “Standing Rock Goes to Press”

    1. We have started shipping posters in the order that they were received. You will get an email with a tracking number as soon as it is shipped. Thank you for your patience.

  1. I have not received my poster yet. I can’t get an account. The contact link doesn’t work. I can wait I just wanted to make sure I will get the poster. It means a lot to me. Thanks in advance for any advise.

  2. Hello John, Thank you for your hard work on this. I was not at Standing Rock, but have supported the movement before any camps were up. I signed the petition the children made to deliver to the Army Corps of Engineers. I even payed to promote it because there was only 9,000 something signatures. I wanted it to go far and wide. I have sent donations to the water protectors as well. I would love to have my name on the poster but it’s no big deal if not. I have already put my package order in. I will contact Grandmother Regina and her son to see if they want their names on it. Once again, thank you so much for doing this. History was made and you are telling part of the story

    1. Would love to include your name and thank you for contacting Grandmother R. If you can send me your complete name I’ll put it on the list. Thank You!

  3. I Misty Hernandez, Howard Rooks Sr. (Veteran) Steve Hernandez (Veteran), and Pauletta Red Willow (Veteran) we were there in December for a week when all the veterans showed up

    1. Misty, I can only add your name. The others either they have to respond or you acknowledge that they are aware and consent to have their names listed. Thank you.

  4. altho I wasn’t able to attend, I send school supplies in October 2016 delivered to grandma Paperdoll, is it to late to add my name, or is just for the ones who live there daily, no problem, I follow all updates, shared all updates to the world, my hear belongs to this MNI WICONI forever.

  5. April 10, 2017. I could not read the posters to blurry even enlarged. My name is Susan Chippewa-Minch I was there in Standing Rock with the
    Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians DELEGATION
    Peshawbestown, Michigan October 2016 we were there don’t know if we were on the list or not.

  6. I didn’t give consent for my name to be on this list. This is dangerous. I get the intent to honor, but this list, as others have said, is probably being cross checked, and no name should be added without permission.

  7. I was an early organizer of the Omaha Run and Spirit Ride. Was at camp on and off from Day 1 til November (as a visitor/supporter, never did any of the amazing things the real deal water protectors did.) Add my name please. Thank you, Mni Wiconi!

  8. This is dangerous, a violation of privacy and consent, and insulting — talk about tokenizing to make a profit. You should take this poster down immediately. Shame on you.

  9. This needs to be taken down. Not everyone on this list consented to have their name published…not everyone on this list was even there!
    Good intentions, maybe, but poorly thought out.

  10. Please, please, please do your research! John Bolenbaugh IS NOT A HERO! There is an entire community deeply affected by the spill and deceived by John! He just seeks fame and money and has used this issue for his own benefit. Talk to the people and they will tell you them self. I know we need somebody like John but he is NOT the right person.

    1. We wanted to dedicate the panorama poster to have all the arrestees but was advised that it may be detrimental to many still facing trial. We ended up putting only of those in the public eye, meaning they are either reported in the news, or announce their arrest on the internet or requested to be acknowledged. In any case, we did not print the back on the poster and will start the whole process over by having protectors choose to be on the poster and not be nominated.

      1. I think what you are doing is a beautiful commemorative work to honor those who wish to be included. I understand the concern of those who did not consent to their names being included but the fact is if they were there if they posted any pictures or info about the camps they are already on any list that may exist. I personally would like this for my personal keepsake to pass on to my grandchildren some day. I would like my name included and any of the names I previously listed for inclusion given to you with the consent of the individuals named. Unless they have changed their minds and reached out to you directly please leave them on. Thank you for your good intentions.

        1. Hi Rhonda, We can only list your name and cannot list the names you previously included. We will list names if you make specific request and state that you are giving consent on behalf of the listed person. We understand many warriors are not on the internet

  11. This list is harmful and violates privacy. You NEED consent when suing someone’s name and clearly there are hundreds of people who did not give you consent. Please take down this list.

  12. This fight was sand is NOT about “personal glory”!!
    We do not do this to “gain honor”…we do this to honor the earth, to honor the ancestors, to honor the future generations!!
    To defend and stand together and expect to be honored or to outright ASK for it colonial thinking, brainwashing, at it’s worst. People, you forget who you are.
    Who you are meant to be! Do not be blinded by this so called honor of having your name posted. This is exploitation…..just as it has gone on for many years. This is someone making a profit off of others.

  13. This makes me so uncomfortable. I understand the desire for continuing to acknowledge the sincerity and power that was experienced in this unifying movement, but this feels like a complete commodification. John Chao, speak to people about what you’re doing and how it serves or doesn’t. You’ve created something very complex and triggering here – it’s not good.

    Please remove my name. I imagine anyone in their right mind would ask the same.

  14. This is exploiting a prayer – the call was to answer a prayer and on behalf of indigenous resources. Once again a $ has been put right in the forehead of indigenous people – “take a picture with an Indian” style. Water Protectors went up there for a single purpose – not to get famous or be on a poster or trading cards. This is self serving and atypical of what is being done to this land and the indigenous. It shouldn’t even happen. This is literally a financial gain off the backs of Natives. And just as any other exploitation without permission. It’s not your right.

  15. Is this list only for those who were lucky enough to get out there or does it include people who sent donations and helped support the course by spreading the word via social media. My account was actually suspended for a time for spreading the word.

  16. Why you delete my comment? What do you have to hide?

    As an enrolled member– we did NOT give you permission to post this.
    Please remove or we will take legal action.

  17. When this was first created did anyone think to ask permission to have these people’s names listed, since you are making a profit from their sacrifice, prayer and journey?
    While some people will have no challenge with their name being on here, others will feel disrespected. In our indigenous culture is is respectful to give tobacco and ask before doing anything that could potentially be life changing or that involves ceremony.
    I read the “creators’ of this for profit poster are from East Asia, so I am offering a perspective that you may not have known. Since this was/is considered a ceremony because people were there in prayer, there was several sacred fires, it is very important that this poster only contain the names of the people who are aware that their name is on here.
    There is protocol to follow and humble respect is required when any ceremony has occurred or is occurring. Anything less is considered to be disrespectful to the ancestor, the spirits, the people and the ceremony.
    Ceremony is never to be sold… that is first and foremost.
    We must be coherent in our journeys that can affect others path and/or well being. That is a part of the original teachings of this land…
    Please consider what I have offered here with my words, heart and what has been passed on to me by my elders.

  18. I spent my last $200 to stand for the water and my daughters too. We are not terrorists because we stand for life liberty and Justice. We are not violent for hearing the call of our mothers mothers mothers mothers through those who have remained to make the call. Add Stella Dreamwalker, Isabella Amhara, and She Who Feeds the Water (Ambriella).

  19. I was at Standing Rock the week of Thanksgiving. I had brought a large blue Water is Life banner that was signed by all of the students at my school. It was hung on the front fence. It was on the guard shack at the front gate and was photographed as it burned on the last day when water protectors had to leave. Please place my name. I continue to educate about what happened there.

    1. It would of been a good lesson to teach your students on how not to leave a camp a mess and if you pack it in you pack it out,thanks for mess you left

  20. I was with the veterans stand for standing rock , I signed the roster and I worked the medic tent back by the wood veteran structure . I understand the animosity with my group but there was quite a few of us that did everything that was asked of us from standing rock. I’m just saying this list is awesome but it still seems wrong not to include everyone , MNI WICONI

  21. Take this down! So many of the Water Protectors who were arrested never agreed to have their names published, and many still have pending court cases this could negatively impact.

    And no, “message us your name and we’ll take it off” is not acceptable — many of them will never see this to know, until it causes them harm.

    Something like this *absolutely* needs to be opt-in ONLY, not opt-out. You’re putting a lot of people in danger.

  22. yes my name is michelle tyon and my husband is steven tyon our names r not on there and we were arrested r people who werent arrested on there too i see alot of names of people who werent? just wondering

    1. The bold Michelle are both for people arrested and those who were hurt. Please clarify if you want to be honored here. I am not clear with all these people who stood against the pipeline and now hesitate to be honored as Water Protectors.

      1. Noone who came to standing rock, no true water protector, would want their name listed in some kind of “honor” that way. It goes against the principles of being humble and not serving of ones own self. Our names are “Water Protectors” and that about as much as anyone needs to know. I suggest rethinking your desire to publish or desire to be included in such. Remember what you were taught. Why do you want your name there? If you were there and contribited, you know. Your loved ones know and your fellow warriors know. It undermines the ways were lived by at camp. We always stsrted our talks by saying ” I am noone special, I am a common person, I apologize to my elders for speaking in front of them and thank you all for allowing me time to speak.” No egos. No special recognition.

  23. Is this a joke ? Some names are listed twice SMH and why would you give the FBI more ammunition to use against us., this is not a smart move please think of a better way to honor the protectors

  24. I realize this is profit-driven and ill-conceived as I think about how the FBI going to cross check this document and use it however they see fit. I would want to be asked before my name showed up on a for-profit list that s being publicized. As a poster no less ! Some might call that paranoia, but have you noticed the times in which we are living?

    1. You do not want your name on this list…for your protection.
      From native attorney Tara Zhaabowekwe Houska
      “This is a dangerous, ill thought out security risk. The FBI is likely cross checking this list with their lists of names right now. Grand juries are active, indictments are ongoing.
      Anything for a profit, though, right? Smh.
      I didn’t consent to my name being used, nor did many others. I would strongly recommend folks ask for this to be taken down. Protect yourselves and your fellow water protectors.”


    From native attorney Tara Zhaabowekwe Houska
    “This is a dangerous, ill thought out security risk. The FBI is likely cross checking this list with their lists of names right now. Grand juries are active, indictments are ongoing.
    Anything for a profit, though, right? Smh.
    I didn’t consent to my name being used, nor did many others. I would strongly recommend folks ask for this to be taken down. Protect yourselves and your fellow water protectors.”

    1. And the protesters endangered many live with posting the names and addresses of law enforcement and National Guard . Threatening to kill and rape their families. Apparently you support that. Otherwise you would have you would have complained then.

  26. Yeah, great intentions but not smart at all or even respectful to use others names without getting their consent. Please remove mine, not cool at all.

    Josue Rivas

  27. I was there all of Nov, helped build the composting toilets, I took a rubber bullet on the bridge Nov 20th, left Dec 10 and went to Texas, came back again for the month of Feb to help clean up.
    Please add my name if possible.

  28. My and my husband’s name isn’t on there. We were there three times delivering donations. The last time was December 5-9 during that storm that wouldn’t end. We are proud to stand with and for Standing Rock.

    1. Every person that ever posted on Facebook about standing rock could be targeted. If you used your debit card at the casino or in the area during your stay and it is obvious you traveled there…. Same with that. To think that we aren’t on their lists already is kinda silly. And since when were we all so afraid of our identities being known? Stand tall and say fuck their system. When we live out of fear we accomplish very little. This list is no proof of anything unless you were arrested. And if you were….. You’re already on their list. It had Peltier’s name on it. He sure as hell wasn’t there. He was in a prison cell.

      1. I wish people stop operating from fear. This list ist to stand in solidarity against fear and be honored for what we stand for.
        Together we stand, divided by fear we fall…

        1. Not fear asshole
          You didn’t ask.
          Any money you make is going to lawyers from all the lawsuits and damage.
          Recognition is between me and the creator
          Take my name off this list
          You didn’t think this through, did you?

          1. Peter, the heart does not think it acts. But fortunately, this flory of activities has heightened awareness and we did not print the names on the back and will hold it for the next edition. We will still print a version where those who want to be remembered and stand with WATER IS LIFE can be honored. But they will have to request to be there and no more names submitted by others. Hope you can understand that we only want to do what is right and honor the Maker. We will set up this site where people can come and request to me on the list. I hope you will stand with us for posterity. 10-20 years from now, when this becomes history, you will be glad.

  29. To all you beautiful Water Protectors,
    all you who prayed and sent support,
    and the good souls creating this comemoration to our mission…
    Thank you.

    Turtle Island Liberation Movement

  30. I have a few questions before ordering.
    1. Who is over this site, is it Native co, Standing Rock tribe?
    Where does the proceeds go too.

    1. Not native to this land but from our East Asia origins. Proceeds goes to fund future projects such as this. We do not take donations but sell art to fund and contribute.

  31. Greetings. My name is Sarah D’Agostino and I was at Oceti Sakowin for November and New Years. If possible after seeing this amazing work I was hoping to be added to said list. Thank you for all your hard work.

  32. Is it too late to add names? Sean Haley, Sadie Redinger, Jean-Pierre Giagnoli & Danielle Giagnoli – Water Protectors/ Prayer Actions/ Supply Runners from California to Oceti. Thank you 🙂

  33. My name is Renée Roman Nose, not Renee RomanNose. I’m not convinced this is the best thing to do in light of the legal issues many are facing, but I’m sure I’m already on a fed list, or two, anyway, so I’d appreciate it being corrected.

  34. Hi, I was a water protector at Oceti Sakowin for the month of November and I returned for new year’s eve. I would be honored to have my name included on the list (if possible as displayed in my signature). Also, I noticed you have Sioux Z on there twice (once in bold).
    Thank you,
    Fallon Alexander (Quinn)

  35. Beautiful Poster. My names not on it though I signed a note book and fabric banner in September. I know I was there and have the memories in my heart forever.

  36. I’m not listed there either after two stays (I only signed in at legal) I don’t care about recognition…. just hoping to give a more honest perspective of how many worked at camp and want to represent …
    Near two spirit camp…..

  37. Will there be additional updates? If so, please add Beth Brown, Alleen Brown, and camp announcers JD Goodhouse and Craig “Huggy Bear” Tsosie.

  38. My name isn’t there 🙁 I even brought the resolution after lobbying to get Cleveland Ohio to support the Water Protectors and presented it to SRST (including Archambault)… I fought very hard and still am in Dupree helping CRST…. Please include me <3

  39. Sage, don’t know if you’re joking. But, please reconsider. I had such a feeling of pride for each of you when I opened this post. You started something big.

  40. Mary Benrud is on your list. She was arrested on October 27 under her full name Mary Benrud Gachie. Could you edit this to put her full name on here in bold?

  41. If you are able, please add John Arnoldy, a fire keeper for months, and Nico Wind Cordova, who did constant fundraising for the horses, and was able to bring some Portland Veterans and supplies in. They would be honored to have their names added.

    1. I know you have been crazy busy adding names at the last moment, and it is greatly appreciated. I’mean a bit confused though. Your response to my question above says I don’the need to wait to order posters with the updated list of water protectors, and it will be on the 13×39 posters being printed on April 10th, but I don’t see a 13×39 poster available.

  42. I would be honored to have my name on the list with my family at SR I was there almost 3 months and in all major battles from mid sep- mid dec thank you for connecting us all with the list .. it would be beautiful to have a connection fb page just for the family that was there together to re-connect maybe this list can do that?<3
    Also plz make sure that the list is protected I know that there was a lot of people trying to stay low key as they were being searched for by police… we must make sure everyone stays protected <3 much love family keep standing up… keep protecting Aho

  43. Someone likely gave your name thinking you should be honored. Most people offered their names but some offered the names of others hoping to honor them.

  44. Thank you for creating this. I’ve got a couple questions before I order. Wondering about the panoramic poster….. Does it have the names on the back?

    And the poster set…. How many cards do you get with that? Is it two sets of 25?

    Thank you.

    1. Originally we intended to have only those arrested on the back of panoramic. But abandoned the idea because of continued legal issues for some arrestees. So the panoramic poster will not have any names. Poster set will come with a set of cards (25) and a set of letters (6) and envelopes. (One little secret: Anyone’s order whose name on the posters will get an added surprise with their orders as our gratitude.)

    1. Please add my name! I was there several weeks, was tear gassed and subjected to the LRAD on 11/20, etc. and would feel honored to be amongst these other names. Anna Kruger

    2. It seems like the leader of the Sioux tribe’s legal council is worried that this poster could compromise the actions they are taking in court. I think you should contact him, not sure he wants names posted! You can find him on Facebook, Dallas Goldtooth.

      1. Dallas Goldtooth is not the Leader of anything but Indigenous Environmental Network.

        Chase Iron Eyes is Lakota People’s Law Project

        David Archambault II is Council Spokesman for SRST Tribal Council.

    3. My name was on and is now not . Erika Gutierrez Walelu . Can someone correct this? I was honored to be there and won’t stop fighting and being there for our people makes me honored .

    4. This is a very dangerous and careless project. Please cancel this in respect to those who’s freedom and safety can be jeopardized by the publishing of the ‘list’.

    5. Idiots. How could you think that people would want this? Like, a list of all the bands at Summerfest or something? Screw that. Immoral, unethical, and endangering to all who took part in this action. Idiots, you are such idiots.

    6. No how about you take ALL the names off!! And only use the names you were given permission! Sacred stone issued a press release AGAINST you name list. Honor us by getting permission FIRST

    7. I would like to know how to contact you without having to register. I have concerns of my daughter’s name being on the list. She is a minor and I have not given my consent at anytime to have her name on this list. Please contact me by email:

    8. I actually do not want my name added and I would like both comments of mine deleted (seeing as I cannot do it myself). It is a shame you didn’t do this in an honorable way. Please do not add my name and please delete both comments. I do not wish to be associated with this post.

    9. I think you are making a huge mistake. Using peoples names with out their knowledge or permission. I’m not trying to be mean or hateful and I appreciate the thought behind honoring them, but profiting off of them is against the law.

    10. An elder here in southern California requests her name to be added. Sylvia Sherbet. She asked if I can make that happen. My name is on the list and I am happy about it. Thank you. This is history.

  45. I was at Oceti Sakowin during the first blizzard in late November and early December 2016. I had to fight my way through the snow to get in and worked on reinforcing shelters from the snow, down by the construction building. I left a day before the Vets came in. My son Conor Brendan was there four times from August to December, was on multiple actions and performed with First Love and at the sacred fire. He was at the recent rally in DC and wrote and recorded this song at Oceti Sakowin. Resist.


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