Red Fawn was arrested during a raid at Standing Rock, the blockade against the Dakota Access Pipeline, on Oct 27th, 2016, for allegedly firing shots at deputies from the Pennington County S.D. sheriff’s department. Supporters say that she didn’t have a gun and the officers, who considered her an instigator, unjustly targeted her for arrest. Red Fawn is an Oglala Lakota Sioux and American Indian Movement member with family roots in the organization. Red Fawn is well-known and respected for her role as a medic and community leader at the Oceti Sakowin camp during fall 2016. An indictment filed on January 5th charges Red Fawn with felony counts of civil disorder and discharging a firearm in relation to a felony crime of violence — which, in this case, is civil disorder. These charges are in addition to an earlier charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Her case was moved from Bismarck to Fargo, North Dakota due to the publicity that has surrounded both the opposition to the construction of the pipeline and to Red Fawn’s arrest. If convicted of discharging the firearm, Fallis faced a minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison. She accepted a non-cooperating plea agreement in January 2018 and is scheduled to be sentenced on May 31st. She is still facing up to almost 5 years in prison, and is being held pre-sentencing. Similarly, in June 2017, a North Dakota Judge granted her release to a Fargo halfway house pending trial, yet she remained in jail.
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