Little Feather is required to complete three years of supervised probation. When he was released from USP Hazelton in July 2019, he was forced to live in a halfway house in North Dakota. Little Feather's hope was to be released to New Mexico, where the majority of his family lives. However, the federal system ignored this request and sent him back to the state where his federal charges stemmed from. He is honored to have such a loving community in Bismarck! I want you to understand that it was the UU folks that really stepped up and welcomed him in their homes and community. Without them, this transition would have been a sh**show! Big shout out to the Bismarck community that really showed him unconditional love and support. (Also, just to mention Freshet Collective have been big supporters too.) Now, for the next journey which is his request to transfer his supervised probation to New Mexico. This was recently submitted, so burn some sage, cedar, lay down some tobacco, please. All the prayers and positive energy are needed for this. Little Feather currently is working at Little Ceasar's pizza, so if you are in the area stop by and yell "MNI WICONI" and tell him hi. He really loves hearing from Water Protectors and people around the world. Feel free to reach out to him on social media! Please do not forget about the NoDAPL political prisoners. Each has so much going on, prison, restrictions you would not believe, family so far away, then the usual life stuff. So it's really important that you give them support when possible~ WATER IS LIFE!
Little Feather has been denied serving his time on probation at home with his family in New Mexico. BOP (Bureau of Prisons) has purposefully placed him to do his 120 days at a halfway house in North Dakota starting on July 17, 2019. It has been on record since camp in 2016, and the years our family dealing with federal charges have been in jails and house arrest, that North Dakota is incredibly hostile and dangerous for water protectors from the locals and police. Before probation denied the move to NM, they had refused to interview Little Feather's family, conduct background checks, or visit Little Feather's NM home.
The ND halfway house will require Little Feather to have employment in order to keep his bed. But there are court filings, media accounts, and personal accounts proving that NoDAPL federal defendants were not only threatened and harassed in ND, but could find no employment while under house arrest throughout 2017 and 2018.
Little Feather has survived incarceration! Please send prayers that we will get Little Feather home to his family, where he is needed most!