SOLIDARITY WITH OTHER WATER PROTECTORS
Defendants and our families need long term, tangible support as well as the world to be informed of our struggles. Please visit these sites to gain more information about our other Water Protectors with federal charges and how to support.
Red Fawn Fallis:
Official website for the NoDAPL Federal/Political Prisoner Support Committee:
PLEASE WRITE WATER PROTECTOR POLITICAL PRISONERS CURRENTLY DOING TIME:
LITTLE FEATHER was released to Bureau of Prison halfway houses in ND July 16, 2019 after years of incarceration within ND jails and USP Hazelton federal prison. He transitioned out of the halfway house to surveillance on probation with family in New Mexico.
Little Feather had struggled with sobriety and mental health during his surveillance on probation. He was incarcerated at Cibola County Correctional Center during the COVID pandemic for several months waiting for placement at a treatment center. He was placed in a treatment center, but his situation and behavior has complicated any further advocacy. Public updates are pending indefinitely.
Little Feather in USP Hazelton (2018) incarcerated for his work as Akicita in the NoDAPL camps
DION ORTIZ was transferred to Bureau of Prison halfway house April 3, 2019 in New Mexico to serve time before transitioning to federal surveillance on probation. BUT THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES: Due to a petty nonviolent probation violation, he was incarcerated January 2021 during COVID, and was released in September. He and his family did not publicly share the jailhouse mailing address due to privacy concerns, and has yet to share a PO box address for support letters. Dion and his family are in dire need of financial support for housing and transportation needs. Please scroll down to find Dion's Venmo and Cash App for donations.
Dion with his mother, Christina Ortiz, after court in ND. (photo credit Santa Fe Chronicle)
RedFawn Janis (previously Fallis) was released to a federal halfway house September 9, 2020. She is now transitioning to federal surveillance on probation. Her ND PO Box address now needs updated, and will be shared for support letters in the near future.
No charges for the DAPL worker that fired his handgun around water protectors...(photo credit Free RedFawn fb page)
Please send love and support to our elder who was under federal surveillance on pretrial release AND probation for several years:
(Angry Bird, Akicita)
James White, Sunka Wakan Sica
PO Box 755
Ft Yates, ND 58538
Angry Bird at Turtle Hill, Lakota ancestral grave site Nov. 2016 (photo credit Sara van Gelder)
2023 RATTLER IS ASKING FOR THE PUBLIC'S SUPPORT!: supportericking.org
PLEASE HELP ERIC'S DIRE NEED FOR SUPPORT TOWARDS HIS PENDING RELEASE TO FAMILY: https://www.gofundme.com/f/release-funds-for-political-prisoner-eric-king
ERIC KING IS AN ANTIFASCIST ANARCHIST POLITICAL PRISONER INCARCERATED FOR HIS ACTS OF SOLIDARITY DURING THE FERGUSON UPRISINGS AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY IN 2014. HE WAS RECENTLY FOUND NOT GUILTY OF ASSAULT ON A FEDERAL OFFICER FROM ACTS OF SELF DEFENSE DURING HIS IMPRISONMENT IN 2018. A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER PULLED ERIC INTO A BROOM CLOSET, THREATENED AND BEAT HIM, THEN OFFICERS TORTURED ERIC FOR HOURS STRAPPED TO A CONCRETE BED. ERIC HAS ENDURED OVER 1600+ DAYS OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT AS WELL AS ILLEGAL BANS ON HIS COMMUNICATIONS AND VISITATIONS. HE WAS AT GRADY COUNTY JAIL TRANSFER CENTER IN OKLAHOMA, WHERE HE FACED PLACEMENT AT A MAXIMUM SECURITY FACILITY WITH WHITE SUPREMACIST GANGS THREATENING HIS SAFETY. ERIC IS ELIGIBLE FOR A MEDIUM OR LOW SECURITY PRISON, BUT BUREAU OF PRISONS HAS INCREASED HIS SECURITY LEVEL WITH A MANAGEMENT VARIABLE DUE TO A SANCTION HE RECEIVED FROM THE ACTS OF SELF DEFENSE IN 2018 HE WAS JUST ACQUITTED FOR IN A FEDERAL TRIAL, AS WELL AS SANCTIONS RECEIVED DURING HIS ILLEGAL, INDEFINITE SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. HE HAS EXHAUSTED ALL ADMINISTRAIVE REVIEW PROCESSES AVAILABLE TO PRISONERS FOR INVESTIGATIONS INTO BUREAU OF PRISON MISCONDUCT. HE IS NOW INCARCERATED AT ADX SUPERMAX PRISON IN COLORADO, WHERE PROBATION DENIED ERIC'S RELEASE TO HIS FAMILY DUE TO LENGTH OF THEIR HOUSING LEASE (THIS GOES AGAINST FEDERAL PROBATION GUIDELINES), MISREPRESENTING BACKGROUND CHECKS OF FAMILY MEMBERS, AND CLAIMING HOMELESSNESS WOULD QUALIFY HIM FOR RELEASE OUTSIDE THE STATE OF COLORADO WHERE HIS FAMILY RESIDES AS WELL AS ACCESS TO HIS LEGAL TEAM.
ERIC KING 27090-045
USP FLORENCE ADMAX
PO BOX 8500
FLORENCE, CO 81226
Moneygram and WalMart money transfers can also be an option for Rattler (Michael Markus) in Bismarck, ND, and for Dion Ortiz in NM. Both their legal names from their state/tribal IDs and the state and/or prison must be provided for them to receive donations.
Monegram may charge at least a $6.00 transfer fee.
Online Moneygram transfer: https://www.moneygram.com/mgo/us/en/send/how-to-send-money
In-person Moneygram transfer: https://www.moneygram.com/us/en/how-to-send-money/send-money-in-person
Walmart may charge at least a $4.50 transfer fee to send funds from one WalMart to another WalMart. These transfers can only be done in person at a local WalMart, or through the WalMart app.
Online WalMart transfers use Moneygram for pick up/transfer: https://www.moneygram.com/walmart/us/en/
These are their own Paypal links to provide financial support for their commissary in prison and/or jail, halfway house fees, aid while transitioning to federal surveillance on probation, aid to our support committees run by the defendants and their families, and aid for family that will visit our loved ones doing time, send packages to them, engage in advocacy work on their behalf and other cares needing tended to while incarcerated and while under federal surveillance in halfway houses/on probation.
Little Feather and Family:
Update is pending indefinitely
Dion Ortiz and Family:
Cash app (this is their most reliable option for receiving funds): $OrtizDion96 and $missrissancc
Red Fawn and support committee:
Angry Bird (Jimmy White/Sunka Wakan Sica) got time served and probation, but is in need of financial support while being under federal surveillance and continuing his do work to support Lakota youth on the reservation. Please donate to his family/Tiospaye's paypal here:
Please call (308)360-3281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to support Angry Bird's horse relay team, Bad Nation Relay!
Their facebook page can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/BadNationIndianRelay/
Project FANG fundraises to support family visitation for Water Protectors, Land Liberators, and Animal Defenders incarcerated for their work. PLEASE DONATE as they tangibly supported our family and other freedom fighters to receive visits in prison: https://itsgoingdown.org/help-project-fang-support-climate-eco-and-animal-liberation-prisoners/
"Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners" 2020 Calendar features art for Rattler, updates on Little Feather and updates on Dion Ortiz. Funds are raised to support Political Prisoners in lock up to share their art with us on the outside, and inform the public of their work/incarceration. Historic dates of freedom fighting are included for each month. https://www.certaindays.org/
John Chao, a photographer at the NoDAPL Oceti Sakowin camp during the winter of 2016, has agreed to sell posters of Oceti/Sicangu camp to help raise funds for Dion's, Rattler's, Little Feather's, and RedFawn's prison commissary/incarceration in halfway houses/while under surveillance on probation. The fundraising lasts indefinitely! Please look at these beautiful posters on discount:
COLLECTIVE Political Prisoners Fundraiser (ENDED MARCH 2020)
You can choose to donate to the federally sentenced NoDAPL Political Prisoners simultaneously by contributing to this collective Paypal link. Currently, Red Fawn, Rattler, Little Feather and Angry Bird have particular circumstances in need of fundraising: RedWood Justice Fund: Support NoDAPL Political Prisoners