9/18 sara long trespass arreswt 18: https://www.facebook.com/sara.long.09/videos/10209541917361125/
I am writing those of you who expressed an interest in working on this nodapl archive sometime in the last week.
First off, I'm a little obsessed and not that good at social graces, so if I have offended anyone by that, please forgive me.
Some of you I have talked to and you may not have a good computer setup, which may make it too hard for you to contribute without getting frustrated with the process. Ideally, you have a decent speed computer and internet connection. WOrking just on a phone will be hard, as you would have to switch constantly from the source that you want to archive, back to the editing site on weebly. It also may be hard to work with the editing site on a phone, I am not sure, since my dinosaur phone makes everything hard.
It's also helpful if you feel confident in your basic computer skills. It's mostly copying and pasting, but it's a bit tricky; sometimes I have to complete the process of making a live link a few times, for example, and it is possible to lose a page of work if you are not careful, if something goes whacky. I am backing it up every day though, just in case.
So, starting about a week ago, this is the site so far: www.nodaplarchive.com I think we could let people know about it in a short time, if we work on filling in some details this week. What do you think?
As you can see, once I got it set up, I was able to keep up with a lot of the main daily links from some of our best facebook pages, especially sacred stone camp and red warrior camp, among others. If we get a committed, consistent team, we can both keep up with important daily posts, do other research to find other good videos etc, as well as track backwards to fill in the archive, at least back to August 10th, and then more detail on all that led up to that, in time.
I am hoping for a team who can each pick a good source (or two or more) who is reposting alot of the original videos from camp and from actions, and each person can keep up with archiving those posts, and, in time, get the older posts off of that facebook source page as well. For example, I watch Steven J. Little Bear and Jon Eagle Sr.'s facebook pages alot, among others. I can't keep up with them all, which is why I wanted to start this archive.
If you are interested in helping, please sign in to nodapl.slack.com/signup so that we have a place to communicate together, learn how to edit the site, make needed changes, and most important, coordinate who is working on which pages so we don't have to duplicate our efforts too much. Also please look around nodaplarchive.com and get familiar with the setup of the site, so that you will know where to put different kinds of links as you come across them.
Then please let me know by phone, text, slack (I have notifications on my desktop, if I am online), or facebook message (if I am online) if you want to get started, and at a time that works for both of us, I will make sure you are comfortable in slack, and then, walk you through the process of how to edit the actual archive site on weebly.com, the host site. My number is 818-824-4363, pacific time. I have been up late working on this, so please call me after 9 am west coast time; late night usually works fine too. I tend to be on mom duties from about 3:30 and on into the evening, on and off.
I am most interested in live material from people on site. It's nice to fill in support actions elsewhere, but it's getting so big that, other than important original commentary and photos of support by indigenous people around the world and tribes in the U.S., I don't know if we really need to post a link to every single support photo and video that comes through social media. Inspiring speakers from a support action, or a moving personal story, then, yes, let's make sure they are in there.
I really want to be able to keep track of the words coming out of Standing Rock, why people are there, what they have to say, how it relates to their lives and their related struggles where they come from. Also, when I was in camp for the short time I had, I appreciated the introductions of representatives of various Indigenous nations as they came to camp. And, of course, I want to keep up with the words of the activists who have been involved in this for some time.
Anyway, that's just my opinion. There is room in this archive for anything. We can add pages easily, and they will just be in the menu under the appropriate main pages. I also love the art, music, and powerful photos and videos from camp and elsewhere. THere is so much worth keeping track of, so it is not lost in the mists of old, scrolled-away facebook posts.
Also, when I did a previous archive, there was a company that archived both the links and the original posts; I am hoping they will do that again.
Hope to hear from you soon, and thanks for your interest, -Dharmika
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