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Sunset at Standing Rock Rising

Spiritually Grounded Social Engagement ...

“Mni Wiconi … Water is Life” ~ Standing Rock’s Call to Solidarity

Since April 2016, people from all over America, and other parts of the world, have gathered at Standing Rock – in solidarity – to stop the Dakota Access pipeline thus protect the water and their sacred land …

Chris visited Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock over Thanksgiving weekend and shares his thoughts from that short trip ... here's one of his remarks: "Even in the midst of real and potential threat to personal safety and rapidly growing group activities, the Dakota Pipeline water protectors are, and remain, anchored in prayer and spiritual principles. It is something I have never ever witnessed before ..."

Stillness Speaks Stands With Standing Rock and this post provides a brief overview ...   click here to read the entire post ... and please continue to read/scroll to the bottom for comprehensive information about this critical movement.

#NoDAPL - A Spoken Word Poem

Video: Why #NoDAPL ...

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Watch this 2:39 minutes video clip : Whitman Edmiston's spoken word poem provides a quick history lesson of the Native Indigenous American's plight and the sad lead up to Standing Rock ... highly recommended.

NoDAPL : No Dakota Access Pipeline

Stillness Speaks

This special newsletter is exclusively dedicated to the Stand With Standing Rock movement ... we are supporting this most important matter by ...

... providing it’s history, the impact of the Dakota Pipeline, how to keep up with the ongoing developments, how to participate, especially ALL the various ways to help and contribute (e.g.,  to Oceti Sakowin camp,   to Stand with Standing Rock  and  to petition President Obama).

"This fight isn’t just happening with those on the ground. Each and every one of us has a part to play in it." ~ Dallas Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network

In gratitude,
Cherie & Sanjiv ... and Chris.

How You Can Help The Standing Rock Sioux Fight The Dakota Access Pipeline

Resources: How to Help and Keep Up ...

There is plenty of information "floating" on the web ... and more recently also on the news channels ... which can be overwhelming so we've included a list of useful sites and posts along with pertinent "sub-topics" ...


A very comprehensive "How You Can Help..." post from Huffington Post that provides links to sign a petition, send supplies (both Amazon Sacred Stone Camp wish list and Amazon Standing Rock NODAPL medical supply - see NOTE below), donations (including legal defense), voicing opposition to DAPL and volunteering your legal/media skills. And, please see phone numbers in the post to call various key individuals.

NOTE: The "Standing Rock Medic + Healer Council" Amazon wish list link in the above Huffington Post ("How You Can Help..." post) is bad however we have provided the correct link - re-listed here: Amazon Standing Rock NODAPL medical supply.

PRAY on Dec 4th with Standing Rock

Uplift has a post : 9 Effective Ways to Help Standing Rock

Standing Rock's Officially Suggested Sharings on Social Media - e.g., suggested tweets, facebook posts, instagram, and more ... Use Hashtags: #StandWithStandingRock #WaterIsLife #NoDAPL #StandingRock #PrayWithStandingRock

Petition to President Obama

Donate directly to Stand With Standing Rock

CALL President Obama to Stop the DAPL

Donate directly to Oceti Sakowin Camp

Highly Recommended for both helping and staying informed: Matthew John with Kevin Gilbertt - a facebook post, includes a 3minute video as well, with all the pertinent information to help and stay informed ... if you want to read/use only one link then this is it!


Stand With Standing Rock's official website

Oceti Sakowin Camp's official website

HuffPost also has a main page ("section") exclusively for Dakota Access Pipeline related news.

For Accurate Up-to-date Information on facebook:
     a) Indigenous Rising Media
     b) Digital Smoke Signals
     c) Indigenous Environmental Network
     d) Honor The Earth
     e) Unify
     f)  Dallas Goldtooth

Also see: Chris' facebook page and Cherie's facebook page

Dec 4th: Pray With Standing Rock

NEXT Synchronized Global Prayer : 30 minutes of silence + 30 minutes of prayer ... for our water, our earth, and our great grandchildren ... and the water protectors. Here is Unify's facebook events page with more details.
Dec 4th: Pray With Standing Rock


Mni Wiconi: The Stand at Standing Rock

Video: Mni Wiconi: The Stand at Standing Rock

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Highly recommended this 8:26 minutes video - the background of this movement :

"Mni Wiconi features water protectors from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies trying to stop the 1,100-mile Dakota Access Pipeline - DAPL. Interviews in the film include Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Chairman Dave Archambault II; Jodi Gillette, former White House advisor for Native American Affairs; Ladonna Allard, founder of Sacred Stone Camp; Winona LaDuke, founder of Honor the Earth; and Cody Hall, Red Warrior Camp spokesperson. Created by Divided Films with support from the WK Kellogg Foundation."

Mni Wiconi  (pronounced “mini we-choh-nee”) is Lakota for “water is life."

Standing Rock: Mapping The Fight

Mapping The Fight ...

This is an interactive map for a quick visual history ... click on the map image above or the linked text in this paragraph; then scroll the text blocks (on the right) in the new window/tab ...

The Women of Standing Rock

Women of Standing Rock

Kara Maria Ananda wrote an excellent post about "... women leading the way to protect the waters of North Dakota, and bringing forth a global indigenous spiritual and ecological movement, which honors the integral health and respect of the Earth and people. ..." ...

This post provides relevant history and other pertinent information, about the NoDAPL movement, including a few videos.

Newsweek Nov28th: DAPL SR: Behind the Front Lines

Newsweek: DAPL Standing Rock: Behind the Front Lines

A mainstream media post with balanced background information ... 

"... DAPL is controversial because of its proximity to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Some fear that it will leak into the Missouri River and poison the water supply of downstream communities such as Fort Yates, tribal headquarters of the Standing Rock Sioux ..."

Vogue Nov 22nd: Standing Rock Rising

Standing Rock Rising:

Inside the Movement to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline

An excellent post by Vogue giving the history of the NoDAPL movement and it's current state-of-affairs with stunning visuals including videos ... highly recommended.

“Snow still covered the plains when the first tepees and tents were staked in the ground near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation by a confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers. It was April 1, 2016, a Friday. This small encampment would grow into an unprecedented gathering of native North American tribes and nations united in an effort to protect water and land ... a resistance movement rooted in nonviolence and community ...

The Dakota Access pipeline, funded by the Energy Transfer Partners corporation … would cut through grounds sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. It would travel twice underneath the Missouri River, which the Lakota and Dakota people of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation depend on for drinking water, along with 17 million other people throughout the country …”

Impact: Concerns about DAPL ...

DAPL - What You Need to Know

“… The shining water that moves in the streams and rivers is not just water, but the blood of our ancestors. … The rivers are our brothers. They quench our thirst. They carry our canoes and feed our children. So you must give the rivers the kindness that you would give any brother. …” ~ Chief Seattle

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