water-is-lifeRight now is an important time for all of us to stand with Native people opposing the construction of the four-state Dakota Access Pipeline project. If you want to get up to speed, check out this “5 Fast Facts” article or the links below.

Donate for a Supply Run for Standing Rock by local activist Jacob Johns

“Help send supplies to the standing rock sacred stone camps. We need everything from gas to medical supplies. We’ve raised the goal so that one bigger trip can expidite delivery of needed items. This fight is far from over!”
Last year we were honored to host Judith LeBlanc as our keynote speaker at our Action Conference. Judith is the director of the Native Organizers Alliance, which is joining tribal leaders throughout the country to call on the Army Corps of Engineers to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline:

In the last few weeks, thousands of people from throughout the country have joined the Standing Rock Tribe in North Dakota to peacefully protect the land and water.

Over the Labor Day weekend, workers flagrantly bulldozed sacred grounds at Standing Rock while elders, children, and many others watched in horror. Private security forces also brazenly used attack dogs against families who attempted to protect the sacred burial site.

“We are shocked by the brutality – and the loss to future generations,” said Judith LeBlanc, director of the Native Organizers Alliance and member of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma.

“This is an especially horrifying example of disdain for the history of the Oceti Sakowin people and of the disrespect Native people encounter on a daily basis.

“We are standing with Standing Rock, and with people throughout Indian Country in calling on President Obama to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline now, before more irreversible damage occurs to the ancestral sites, as well as the water that nourishes this entire region,” said LeBlanc.