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All Heads of All of the Nations North and South, East and West Gathered in Soverign Unity – Nations UNITING SAVING ENVIRONMENT – Protest Against the Pipeline GROWS

September 16, 2016


A new day  


All Heads of All of the Nations North and South, East and West Gathered in Sovereign Unity – Nations UNITING SAVING ENVIRONMENT – Protest Against the Pipeline GROWS

NOT SINCE THE EVENTS THAT OCCURRED AT WOUNDED KNEE   –    UNPRECEDENTED IN HISTORY   –  ALL OF THESE CLANS NORTH AND SOUTH  have all of the chiefs  of the clans gathered together in a declaration of sovereignty  –  this is the day that begins to change the earth for good   –  that takes up the mantle of the earth and says, “ENOUGH.”



Protecting the water and the metabolism of earth




Sacred Stone Camp added a new video: From the Amazon to Standing Rock.

 Serious situation at Standing Rock unfolding right now. Please share. Militarized police force arresting water protectors and the few media persons on the ground taking risks to bring us these live stream images. I just took a few screen shots so you can see what going down. Check out the live stream video here:…/6340986/videos/135622692

News Update:

Assault riffles and gas canisters ready to deploy, 20 minutes into video feed, the journalists are all arrested. The Standing Rock area is now basically a NO FLY ZONE. Road access has now been cut off, water, phone and Internet service has been cut for over a month. Local, State and Federal Military forces on the ground right now. Journalist estimated 3-1, maybe 4-1 presence. sorry for the mass tag, we need to make sure these brave people standing to protect our waters are safe and respected.#NoDAPL

16 Ways to Assist the Water Protectors in North Dakota.

1. Share this post.

2. Sign these three petitions…

* White House Petition ~



3. Learn more about the issues here:

4. Start making phone calls and sending emails to all Federal Representatives to voice your opposition to the DAPL. Find your Representatives here:

5. Call North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200.

6. Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414 to voice your concerns.

7. Call the Corporate executives that are building the pipeline:

a. Lee Hanse ~Executive Vice President
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
800 E Sonterra Blvd #400 San Antonio, Texas 78258
Telephone: (210) 403-6455

b. Glenn Emery ~Vice President
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
800 E Sonterra Blvd #400 San Antonio, Texas 78258
Telephone: (210) 403-6762

c. Michael (Cliff) Waters ~Lead Analyst
Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
1300 Main St. Houston, Texas 77002
Telephone: (713) 989-2404

8. Call the Army Corps of Engineers @ (202) 761-5903 to voice your concerns.

9. Start making phone calls and sending emails to all the media outlets to begin covering this struggle to protect clean water and Native American treaty rights.

10. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund:

11. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp gofundme account:

12. Make a financial contribution to support the Standing Rock Water Protectors:…/standing-rock-sioux-tribe–dakot…/

13. Make a physical supply donation. Great time to move some energy, clean out your closets and garage and ship these much needed supplies directly to Standing Rock.

14. Herbalists! Share your apothecary over flow to help keep Water Protectors strong and healthy through the coming Winter months. Learn more about the herbal needs here.

15. Remove your monies from any financial institution supporting the DAPL project. Here is a link to the complete list:…/who’s-banking-dakota-ac…

16. Organize or attend a #NoDAPL solidarity action in your community. Check this website for more details:

#NoDapl #NoPipelines #WaterIsLife

They came all the way from the Amazon to stand with Standing Rock.

“We are here to globalize the resistance to oil.”

The Sarayaku have successfully resisted Big Oil and they’ve come to extend their solidarity in this fight to defeat the #dapl. Their delegation met yesterday with Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault.

Dose added a new video: An unprecedented moment in Native American history just happened.

Something monumental happened after the Obama Administration put a temporary halt on construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. For the first time ever, tribe leaders from dozens of historically rival nations put aside their differences to join together in ceremonial solidarity at the Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota to call for a permanent end to the pipeline project. #NoDAPL

At Standing Rock, a Sense of Purpose: “This Is How We Should Be Living”

Protecting the water and sacred sites brought people here. The experience of being here is changing lives.
Frybread Standing Rock

Drive from Bismarck, North Dakota, to the Standing Rock encampment, and the sign that something unusual is happening is abrupt: a checkpoint staffed by the National Guard. Continue south, past rolling grasslands with an occasional farmhouse, until there is nothing but open space. Catch a glimpse of the Missouri River meandering back and forth, and a flock of white pelicans circling overhead.

Miles later, by the side of the road, stands a small encampment—tents, a camp kitchen, a group of people watching the road warily, banners declaring water, not oil, as sacred. Across the road is the bulldozed earth in an area that Standing Rock Sioux consider sacred. This is where the security forces with dogs attacked the people who call themselves water protectors.

The most dramatic moment, though, comes with the approach to the main encampment. Suddenly, just below the road, is a wide field covered in tents, teepees, and trucks. Lining the main entrance is flag after flag, each representing one of the indigenous nations that has offered its support to the Standing Rock Sioux and their fight against the Dakota Access pipeline.

The impact is powerful. So many people have traveled hundreds or thousands of miles to make this pilgrimage. When people first meet, they ask each other where they’re from. Some are old friends, but many represent tribes that have been estranged or enemies for generations. Many spoke of the arrival of representatives of the Crow Nation, who have a long history of supporting coal mining and working at odds with other tribes. They too came to support Standing Rock.

The purposefulness here overcomes everything—the determination that this time the damage will be stopped. This time, before the water is poisoned or another sacred site is bulldozed, the protectors will step in.

That sense of purpose pervades the camp. While some plan the next direct action or post on social media, others split wood for fires, sort the river of donations flowing unabated into the camp, or cook for thousands of people in makeshift camp kitchens.

This time, before the water is poisoned or another sacred site is bulldozed, the protectors will step in.

I had arrived with Sweetwater Naanuck and her friend Kim Morera, pulling a horse trailer, and as we set up our tents, a young man on horseback came by to check on us. Later, a small all-terrain vehicle pulled up with jugs of water for the horse and the campers. Others stopped to offer donated kitchen supplies, food, and a garbage pickup. Naanuck set out to find people to complete the banners for the Northwest tribes’ “Paddle to Standing Rock,” and soon returned with a crew of young people.

Up at the ceremonial grounds by the entrance, hundreds line up for dinner. No money changes hands. The flags whip in the wind. A prayer, then a speech, then a song fills the air.

Life at the water protectors’ encampment is much like life was for millions of years of human evolution—close to the earth, near a river, clustered in family and community camps. There’s a rightness to these connections and to the feeling that people here will help you when you need it.

Here, with a purpose that threads through generations, work, celebration, and activism are a seamless whole. Young people ride through the camp on horseback among tents and teepees. Are they providing security, learning traditional animal caretaking, or just having fun together? Elders tell stories of Wounded Knee, say prayers, and sing. Are they educating the next generation, building coherence, or guiding the actions? These things are not separate. They are all of a piece, all about rebuilding indigenous ways of life and standing against further destruction.

People come and go. Some depart after a few days or weeks, but their reluctance to leave shows. Others are making plans to live in wood-heated tents and teepees through North Dakota’s bitter cold winter.

This is how we should be living, one person at our camp says. We give what we have to give, and take what we need.

Protecting the water and sacred sites brought people here. But the experience of being here is changing lives and creating renewed unity across indigenous nations, and with it a purpose and power and confidence that will not be easily extinguished.

Sarah van Gelder wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Sarah is co-founder and editor at large of YES! Magazine. Sarah writes articles and conducts interviews for YES!, and she speaks regularly about solutions journalism, grassroots innovations, and social change movements. Her forthcoming book is “The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America.” Follow her on Twitter @sarahvangelder
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