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West Coast support for Standing Rock
September 30, 2016- 8:00 am - October 14, 2016- 11:00 pm
Supplies are being collected for the camps of Standing Rock Sioux nation! These camps are blockading pipeline paths in their territories.
There are drop-off points in Vancouver, Victoria, and Nanaimo for donated gear. Pick up is possible if needed. We will be collecting items until October 10.
TO DONATE send an email to crowsnest.wildcraft@gmail.
“The camp is rapidly entering a new phase as the seasons change. More needed items are:
– Warm clothes
– Camping and sleeping gear –
– Preserved food
– Fuel containers
– Double lined wall tents, army tents, winterized yurts
– Wood stoves
– Solar generators
– Construction tools
– Building supplies, including natural building supplies
– Wool – anything wool
Also, people who have experience with construction who can come out and help build winter proof structures, especially but not limited to experienced natural builders, stove builders, and root cellar builders are urgently needed now and through the coming weeks. If you have these skills and have been considering coming to camp, please come! Please spread the word!”
Thanks to Solomon Seal for these words.
For an official list see:
For more information visit www.sacredstonecamp.org
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The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been locked in a legal battle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from impacting it’s cultural, water, and natural resources. The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is a 1,168-mile long crude oil pipeline that will transport nearly 570,000 barrels of oil each day from North Dakota to Illinois. The Army Corps of Engineers green-lighted several sections of the process without fully satisfying the National Historic Preservation Act, various environmental statutes, and its trust responsibility to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
This is another chapter in the long history of the federal government granting the construction of potentially hazardous projects near or through tribal lands, waters, and cultural places without including the tribe. The current proposed pipeline route crosses under Lake Oahe, just a half mile up from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
While the Tribe is waiting for a federal court decision on a preliminary injunction to stop the pipeline construction, the pipeline company is waiting for the Army Corps of Engineers to grant an easement to drill under Lake Oahe. The Army Corps of Engineers, the White House, and Congress must halt the easement because the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s waters and sacred places must be protected.
*Thanks to Sarah Scanlon for this background info