Free Red Fawn
Update: Red Fawn is still being held in Federal prison. She was not released to a halfway house. Her legal expenses are piling up and this is the only way to contribute directly to her legal fund. Our team of volunteers believe in her and we will be getting her voice out on a weekly basis. We stand for Red Fawn because she stands with us!
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So who is Red Fawn? Red Fawn is a human rights advocate, organizer and a community leader within the Oglala Lakota Sioux. She grew up in Colorado and was raised in traditional Lakota ways, grounded with love and a deep connection to the earth and all living things. Her mother Troylynn Yellow Wood, taught her the importance of fighting for social and environmental justice.
On Oct. 27th, the police raided the 1851 Treaty Camp. Grandmothers and grandfathers and youth were pulled out of sacred sweat lodges, old and precious teepees were destroyed, along with holy ceremonial items such as the chanupa, our sacred ceremonial pipe.
More than 140 people were arrested that day. Bail was raised from $200 to $1,500 for each. All have been released except, Red Fawn. Her bail was originally set for $110k. That day, Red Fawn was serving as a trained medic. She was helping injured water protectors who had been sprayed with mace and hit by rubber bullets. As Red Fawn retreated from the front lines, three officers targeted, tackled and threw her to the ground. Police reports allege that one of the officers pulled his weapon and placed it against her back and while she was pinned to the ground, shots were fired.
Red Fawn is being accused of firing a weapon. Eyewitness accounts and video show otherwise.
“Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said he couldn’t confirm any shots were fired by the water protectors on Oct. 27” (Democracy Now) Red Fawn has been behind bars since that day. She is facing 25 plus years in prison.
That’s why we need your support. It is essential that she has the very best legal representation. So please donate directly to her legal fund.
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