Urgent Help Needed
False felony charges have been levied against Oscar High Elk, and he is facing prison time for crimes he did not commit.
WE ALSO NEED PEOPLE TO SHOW UP at his court date on March 24th, 2021, 2:30 (CT), 1:30 (MT) at 140 S. Howard, Philip, SD 57567. Please arrive by noon with signs, banners, etc. Please follow Covid safety protocols (see this page).
Also, PLEASE CALL the Haakon County Sheriff's Office at 605-859-2741 and the Haakon County Clerk of Court at 605-859-2627 to demand the charges are dropped. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The charges are inflated and filled with outright lies.
Oscar High Elk is a land and water protector, and was peacefully standing up for treaty sovereignty rights, he is not a criminal.
Oscar and other water protectors have been consistently, needlessly, and aggressively harassed by Sheriff Gary Cudmore and Sheriff Fred Koester, who have now taken baseless and vindictive action against him.
FINALLY, we need more people at camp, to sustain the camp, to observe and document pipeline construction, and also for nighttime security efforts.