Loreal Black Shawl, former national Spokesperson for Veterans for Standing Rock, addressed social media Sunday morning stating the funds are being used for veteran missions and objectives in other locations. “Funds are now being used for future missions outside of Standing Rock,” said Black Shawl. “I believe the funds raised on behalf of Veterans for Standing Rock should go to the veterans who are still at Standing Rock.”
In an effort to update the public on organizational and funding strategies regarding veteran efforts in the encampments just off the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, Black Shawl announced she is no longer involved with Veterans for Standing Rock and is forming a new organization Oceti Oyate Akicita (One Nation Security) for veterans, allies and camp community that do not have gofundme or other funding and that are on the ground in the encampments. that are on the ground in the encampments.
“The previous GoFundMe campaign “Veterans for Standing Rock” is still active and receiving funds that do not benefit veterans in camp,” continued Black Shawl.