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.
Red Fawn has plead Not Guilty to all charges. Her trial date was scheduled for spring/summer 2017, but has been postponed until January 29th, 2018. Her trial was recently 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 faces a minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison. In June, a North Dakota Judge granted Red's release to a Fargo halfway house pending trial, yet she remained in jail until October. Supporters have been observing #FREEREDFAWN Fridays, where people wear red in solidarity until she is free.
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