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Water is sacred, it gives life to everything and without water there is no life. Non-violent direct action Water Protectors have tried to stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (aka DAPL), which will traverse four states.
The Water Protectors are concerned oil will leak into the tribe’s water supply. Other tribes and environmental groups are among those who have joined the tribe’s cause and as of Sept. 26, 2016 there are 280 nations and allies with more than 4,000 people making Standing Rock the 15th largest city in No. Dakota, but they need OUR help.
3 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INDIGENOUS EFFORTS AGAINST THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
1. It’s Not Political – It’s Life and Death
2. This Is a Women-Led Issue ~ Women are the protectors of water and life
3. Our Movement Is Non-Violent Direct Action ~ No guns. No drugs or alcohol. Protect and care for others in the camp.
POLICE ATROCITIES AT STANDING ROCK:
Militarized Police from beating people with batons; shootings to the face with rubber bullets and bean bags rounds; high voltage stuns guns held directly to Protectors bodies for prolonged periods of time, tasers with electrical pronged hooks incapacitating people; pepper spraying women and Elders; flash bang explosions permanently damaging hearing. Spirit Riders shot multiple times with rubber bullets at close range and from helicopters flying 15 feet over their heads. Horse’s intentionally injured by police projectiles at close range, buffalo shot from helicopters and left to die in fields. Tipi’s and tents torn down, clothing and household items seized then dumped in by the side of the road after having been urinated on. Spiritual items lost or stolen; a ceremonial drum appropriated and impounded?
There have been over 524 felony arrests of peaceful, unarmed people worshiping in prayer circles and sweat lodges with no charges filed and no access to legal counsel; Medics were barred from assisting the wounded and arrested, their medical equipment seized. Journalists taken into custody, their cameras and equipment confiscated. Media blackouts, surveillance devises blocking transmission and reception signals. Protectors were required to remove all of their clothing, bend over, squat, and cough. Searches took place in bathrooms and cells in front of male and female guards then arrestee’s were stuffed into dog kennels, numbers written on forearms keeping Nazi tradition alive. Jailers forced arrestee’s to give DNA samples violating their privacy and constitutional rights. Serious medical conditions went untreated. Guard’s refused to allow phone calls to attorney’s, denied access to the restroom, food, water or blankets which left people hungry, thirsty and without clothing to sleep on frigid concrete floors. Read more at Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
DAPL will do anything possible, include the threat of death and violence to get this pipeline through. DO NOT LET MAINSTREAM MEDIA LIE TO YOU. Protectors are facing the threat of death simply for protecting water and preserving history.
HOW CAN I HELP THE CAMP?
We understand not everyone can physically come to camp with us, but there is much that can be done from afar. You can donate money or supplies, or help us spread the word by following us on social media and sharing our posts. If you have legal or media skills to offer, please contact us.
FAQ’S ~ CAMP OF THE SACRED STONES
How you can help? Camping Cultural Other
WHAT DOES THE CAMP NEED?
Right now monetary donations are the most helpful! You are all amazing and we are getting a lot of Amazon packages and donations and we are spending a lot of time sorting through it all. We understand you like to buy us things off Amazon and truly appreciate it, however right now monetary donations to purchase the big ticket items we need to prepare for winter, like building supplies and a pick-up truck.
For the purpose of warmth, food, shelter, education, sustenance, and health.
Originally fully self-supporting, the camps with large numbers of people arriving daily have increased the need for supplies essential in accommodating everyone. Presently there are 670 plus people to feed requiring trips to the market every 2 days, approximating $4,000 per trip. Thanks to gifts and donations the camp has also been able to provide blankets, sleeping bags, jackets, thermal wear, socks, hats and gloves, tiny houses, tepees, yurts, a medical area, a storage area, composting toilets and waste management services, generators powered by solar panels and wind, all due to the generosity of supporters… Although so many have been generous, our fight is not over and every little bit helps! Please find it in your heart to continue supporting those fighting for us all.
WHERE CAN I SEND DONATIONS?
Supplies, cash, or check donations can be sent to:
Sacred Stone Camp
P.O. Box 1011
Fort Yates, ND 58538
SAFE DONATION SITES
Read the campaigns first and see if it matches your wishes. There are other very valid campaigns, but there are also a LOT of phonies. What we are sharing here is to the best of our ability to verify. Split donations if several needs speak to you.
WARNING: Most t-shirt campaigns are phony. If you’d like to purchase a T-shirt please check to see if they’re available through the following donation sites below.
CROW CREEK SPIRIT RIDERS
The Crow Creek Spirit riders in Standing Rock fighting the Dakota access Pipeline and defending our people. Protecting our women and children is our main responsibility. Please donate and support our fight for clean water and the treaty lands that are respectfully ours.
HELPING THE HORSE NATION
The horses on site are very important for morale and for healing of the humans. Helping the horses is the very best thing I can do to throw myself into this wave of change. Please help me buy medications and equipment broken down below if you can. I’m not very good at asking for money unless I have worked for it. But the scope of this is too big for me to handle alone. ~ ~ Charmian Wright, DVM
I carry the spirit of so many with me.
SACRED STONE LEGAL DEFENSE FUND
ores of law enforcement officers from seven different states showed up with riot gear, armored vehicles, and military weaponry to clear away the newest camp, the “1851 Treaty Camp,” which stood directly in the path of the Dakota Access pipeline. Tipis and sweat lodges were destroyed. Elders were dragged out of their ceremonies. More than 140 water protectors were arrested. Altogether almost 600 people have been arrested on manufactured charges.
South Dakota Violates Human and Federal Rights of Lakota Families to Foster Their Own Children.
The name of the entire group, all three camps is Medic/Healer Council. The name of the medic/healing group at Rosebud Camp is Zaniyan Wellness. From Daphne Singingtree. Donate at Zaniyan.org
RED WARRIOR CAMP WINTERIZING FUND
$183,000 of $100,000 already raised in one month. Funds go to Red Warrior Camp only.
END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK
“A nation isn’t defeated until the hearts of the women are on the ground.” Please watch, http://tinyurl.com/h28x4tv like, share, and donate what you can. With your help, the voices of the women of Standing Rock will be heard.
reached the finish line!
$100,424 USD raised
STANDING ROCK MEDIC AND HEALER FUND
Credit card donations.
STANDING ROCKS, IOWA FIELDS AND BEYOND
This is a funding need in the Standing Rock Protectors Support Group (ours). $55,555 needed. To create the ability to go from Standing Rock and other similar efforts around the U.S. to document and share. Now especially critical to be mobile and connect all efforts with the new election results. Also at www.sotem.org (non-profit) to use Paypal.
HONOR THE EARTH
Winona LaDuke fund. Several places the funds are used, including Standing Rock and the fossil fuel fight. You can specify where to put it. Credit cards accepted.
According to DigDeep, Diné people are 67 times more likely not to have running water or a toilet compared to the national average. Lack of running water can be responsible for increased illness, fatigue, and poor hygiene. 12-11-16 ~ DONORS DUG DEEP: 19 NAVAJO FAMILIES TO GET RUNNING WATER & SOLAR POWER: Nineteen Diné families will get running water after a non-profit organization generated around $40,000 from 350 national donations in a single day. Read more … http://tinyurl.com/zp3ufln
WE ARE THE MEDIA! CAMPAIGN
This is a funding need in the Standing Rock Protectors Support Group (ours). $4,572 of $11,111 needed. Immediate needs to build and expand websites, get on the road to protest sites and report back to the world thru our group.
Support the legal defense of warriors protecting land, water, and human rights by resisting the Dakota Access oil pipeline thru non-violent direct action. 10-23-16 was an intense day with 141 arrests.
LEGAL DEFENSE FUND FOR SACRED STONE SPIRIT CAMP
RED WARRIOR DEFENSE FUND
MISSISSIPPI STAND LEGAL FUND
Urgent Medic Supply List:
Enter firstname.lastname@example.org for the recipient email.
This list does not direct things to The Mni Wiconi clinic nor does it reflect the supply lines of Red Warrior Camp medical. Please find their info on their sites. We function as the central coordination unit between all the medic and healer spaces (who we know of) at all the various locations at camp.
We’ve refrained from posting any supply lists or funding streams yet because we wanted to make sure we knew exactly what our medics and healers were in need of, on the ground, at this moment.
Here is our medical supply list that is top priority. It’s a short, but extremely important list. Please consider helping us (those who need urgent medical care) either financially or by sharing this list widely.
We do not need painkillers (advil, tylenol, etc) at this moment, so please refrain from sending those, as to not burdening our medics with more logistics and sorting 🙂
Note: We are also requesting Amazon eGift cards which we will use to purchase items as needed. On the list, it shows only a $100 option; however, if you click “See all buying options” it allows purchase of smaller amount eGift cards.
THREE REASONS WHY WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR SUPPORT:
1) Standing Rock EMS had to pull their operations at camp, partially because they are inundated with the regular calls from the rest of the reservation and could not allocate their resources to our camp (read about the historical/social reasons why public health is highly understaffed and underfunded on reservations for more info).
2) The ND state government is basically taking an apathetic at best and hostile at worst attitude towards the wellbeing of those at the camps: (pulling WASH stations the same day that they declared a formal “state of emergency”)
3) The nearest ambulance service outside the reservation (Bismarck-Metro) has a response time averaging about 45 minutes. That’s an eternity when someone is in need of life-saving care; which means that we, as good samaritan medics & healers, are effectively the only first responders here. We’ve come from all over the world, including from Standing Rock itself and are here first and foremost for the people and their wellbeing.
We love all of you supporters from afar and thank you greatly for your support.
Wopila and Mni Wiconi,
STANDING ROCK INFORMATION / FACEBOOK
OCETI SAKOWIN CAMP / FACEBOOK
RED WARRIOR CAMP / FACEBOOK
MISSISSIPPI STAND CAMP
MISSISSIPPI STAND CAMP / FACEBOOK
INDIGENOUS ENVIRONMENTAL NETWORK
PLEASE CALL ~ Remind them the WORLD is watching #LosAngelesCA
The most effective means of showing support for this cause is to actively participate in protecting this sacred land. Anyone who is able to travel to the peaceful encampments is encouraged to do so. For those unable to make the journey to North Dakota, please utilize the alternate methods provided to show your support for the Standing Rock Sioux who have united over 100 tribes from across the U.S. Please join this effort to stop this pipeline, which desecrates sacred lands and has serious potential to damage or destroy the Standing Rock reservations lifeblood – its water.
Morton County Sheriff (701) 667-3330
N.D National Guard (701) 333-2007
No. Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple (701) 328-2200
Army Corps of Engineers (202) 761-5903 Demand that they reverse the permit.
White House (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414. Demand President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.
How to Contact 17 of the 38 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline
CEO names, emails, and phone numbers—because banks have choices when it comes to what projects they give loans to. http://tinyurl.com/zq4c3tv
News Articles and Updates ~ Standing Rock
Nov. 2016 You Tube Video’s
2016 You Tube Video Archive
How You Can Help Standing Rock? #NODAPL
Standing Rock history
Without Water We Can Not Exist
Stories from the Frontlines ~ Standing Rock
Atrocities at Standing Rock and Police Weaponry
Trusted News Sources ~ Standing Rock
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