Last night I went to a fundraiser to support the Standing Rock protesters. It was a moving and informative event. My biggest take away was a reminder about how very very important the earth and fresh water is for our survival. Water is life! Indigenous Peoples have always been in close relationship with Grandmother Earth and are fighting to protect her and her water every day.
Dr. Maria Michael, an eastern and western healer and Lakota, led the event last night. She shared with us some stories from the Standing Rock camps, and shared with us 4 places to donate to now. The needs are still there even if the protestors at Standing Rock were made to stop. They haven't stopped their actions elsewhere and legal help is still needed. Please help as much as you can.
I added links for us to use to become further educated about the important work these groups are doing:
1. Water Protector Legal Collective (501c3)
P.O. Box 69, Mandan, ND
2. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe (501c3)
Attn. Benita Clarke
Tribal Chairman-Harold Frazier
CRST Wakpa Waste Donation
P.O. Box 590, Eagle Butte, South Dakota 57625
3. Indigenous Environmental Network (501c3)
Attn. Tom Goldtooth
Bemidjii Main Office
P.O. Box 485, Bemidjii, MN 56619
4. Lakota Law Project
(links also to petition to send to your representatives in the House and Senate)
Attn. Dan Sheehan
740 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
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