With the Oglala Lakota and Native Nations
Once again a turning point in history is playing out.
Dakota Access Pipeline
A Threat to All of Us
The proposed 1,172 mile pipeline starts in western North Dakota and ends in Illinois. It is less than a mile upstream from the Standing Rock Reservation and has been granted more than 200 water crossings in 4 states.
This project that "violates several federal laws, including the National Historic Preservation Act" "... will disturb ancient sacred sites outside of the 2.3-million acre reservation." (http://www.cnbc.com/2016/08/18/the-associated-press-north-dakota-pipeline-construction-halted-until-court-date.html)
Daniella Zalcman for The New York Times
Peace and Prayers
A Gathering of Nations
The many nations objecting to the pipeline are protectors, not protesters. They are protecting land and water and preserving a heritage for future generations, both native and non-native. One Spirit stands in solidarity with the Oglala Lakota and all nations in this movement.
Watch the Video
Watch this moving video from Yvonne (Tiny) DeCory as she walks the barricade, lined with the flags from the gathering of nations.