This newsletter is an appeal to you from our collective and our extended family of pipeline warriors at the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp in Cannon Ball, ND. Recently we were given the opportunity to visit the location of the Dakota Access Pipeline blockade. During our visit we cooked and served meals to the community members at Sacred Stone Spirit Camp while the camp community educated our collective in regards to the Dakota Access Pipeline and how it will effect the environment and communities along the projected pathway.
Though originally planned to cross the Missouri River upstream of Bismarck, ND, the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing was relocated just upstream of the Standing Rock Reservation nearest to Cannon Ball, ND. The threats that this pipeline poses to the environment, public health, along with tribal and human rights are strikingly similar to those posed by the Keystone XL, Sandpiper, Alberta Clipper, and other various pipeline projects throughout the United States – but the Dakota Access project has seen only a small fraction of attention from media and major environmental groups as compared to other pipeline projects.
The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is owned by a Houston, TX based corporation called Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. which created the subsidary Dakota Access LLC. The DAPL, also known as the Bakken Pipeline, is proposed to transport 450,000 barrels of crude oil per day (which is fracked and highy volatile) from the Bakken fields of North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. Dakota Access has failed to consult with tribes and conduct a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
On July 25, 2016, the company received its final water crossing permits from the US Army Corps of Engineers. The Cheyenne River, Rosebud, and Yankton Sioux Tribes are filing their own lawsuits to contest the permits and demand a formal nation-to-nation consultation and a full Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Construction of the DAPL has already begun and we are now calling out to all those who are able to risk arrest or are otherwise able to provide support roles in direct actions to plan to visit the Dakota Access blockade and join the front lines of the resistance. We must build a united front to protect our land, waters, and the sacred tribal lands of the Standing Rock reservation.
A broad multi-state coalition of tribes, landowners, and environmental groups issued a statement in support of the tribal lawsuits and speaking out against the project. The coalition called the USACE process “an egregious violation of the relevant federal environmental laws and the 1851 and 1868 treaties between the US and the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Nations, which remain the supreme law of the land.” The proposed pipeline route goes directly through burial mounds and other sacred sites in the area.
Help support members of Paper Revolution for our return visit to the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp and the Dakota Access Pipeline blockade actions in Cannon Ball, ND. Paper Revolution is asking for financial support to alleviate the expenses of our second visit to the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp and blockade actions. Financial support from this campaign will be used for things such as fuel costs, vehicle repairs and maintenance, food and other dietary needs, temporary shelter expenses, medical supplies, legal expenses, communication needs, and other various expenses in relation to our support efforts. Upon the dissolution of our encampment any funding overages will then be forwarded to the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp and their efforts.
SUPPORT OUR EFFORTS BY DONATING OR SHARING THIS LINK TO HELP US RETURN TO SACRED STONE CAMP:
[ http://www.PaperRevolution.org/campaigns/support-journey-sacred-stone-spirit-camp/ ]
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SACRED STONE SPIRIT CAMP VISIT:
[ http://www.SacredStoneCamp.org/ ;]
PIPELINE PUNCH EDITION!
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
-SUPPORT THE SACRED STONE SPIRIT CAMP
-SUPPORT THE LEGAL DEFENSE FUND FOR SACRED STONE SPIRIT CAMP
-END OF THE LINE: A CELEBRATION OF THREE PIPELINE RESISTENCE JOURNEYS – AUG 21ST
-BUILDING A PROTEST SUPPORT NETWORK – AUG 19TH
-PROTEST DONALD TRUMP IN MINNEAPOLIS – AUG 19TH
SUPPORT THE SACRED STONE SPIRIT CAMP
The Inyan Wakankagapi Otip-Sacred Stone Camp from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has a partnership with the Oectc Sakowin-Seven Council Fires, Native Americans and anyone who was to stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline. This pipeline will cross the Missouri River and Cannon Ball River which is the life line to many tribes and non native, when this pipeline leaks it will destroy the water and land. Water is life! So this pipeline is along the Missouri River and the KL pipeline was along the Ogall aquifer, both are important to save.
They are asking for financial support for water,propane, food, and blankets for the camp.
This is a prayer camp movement to save our sacred land and water and has been entirely supported by the people and the campers.
TO DONATE VISIT:
[ https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp ;]
Here is a current list of in-kind at the camp:
-Tents, tarps, canopies, & sleeping bags.
-Tables & chairs.
-Medical supplies & kits.
-Gas cards (local area).
-Pre-paid debit cards.
-Mobile solar charging pads.
-Canvas & signage equipment.
-Latex paints (red, blue, yellow, white, & black).
-Tools (axes, shovels, saws, etc.)
-Cooking gear, wares, & utensils.
-Food & purified drinking water.
Wopila lila tanka– we are deeply grateful for your contributions thank you!
Sacred Stone Spirit Camp
SUPPORT THE LEGAL DEFENSE FUND FOR SACRED STONE SPIRIT CAMP
Pipe is already in the ground and the company is preparing to drill a tunnel 92 feet below the bed of the Missouri River, over a mile in length, to install the Dakota Access pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has filed a lawsuit and a request for a Temporary Restraining Order against the company after an illegal federal permitting process… but the courts have not filed the paperwork yet, and are allowing construction to begin. This must be stopped.
The Camp of the Sacred Stones was established April 1, 2016 as a center of spiritual and cultural opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline, and is determined to stop construction through prayer and nonviolent direct action until adequate tribal consultation and environmental review are conducted. The spirit camp is located in between the pipeline’s proposed crossing of the Missouri River and the water intake valves for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, just over a mile downstream. The camp has an active facebook page and a crowdfunding page for general operating costs, but urgently needs separate legal defense funds to support the warriors resisting active construction.
On Friday, August 5, 2016, a group of Oceti Sakowin youth from different Dakota and Lakota nations arrived in Washington DC after running ~2000 miles by relay, in spiritual opposition to the pipeline. The runners delivered 140,000 petition signatures to the US Army Corps of Engineers and rallied at the White House to ask President Obama to pressure them to repeal the water crossing permits. Meanwhile, relatives back home set up a tipi and held demonstrations in front of North Dakota’s State Capitol Building during a 3-day special legislative session.
The Dakota Access pipeline is proposed to carry 450,000 barrels of fracked crude oil per day, from the Bakken fields of North Dakota, 1,172 miles to Patoka, Illinois. Though originally planned to cross the Missouri River upstream of Bismarck, the crossing was relocated just upstream of the Standing Rock Reservation. The threats this pipeline poses to the environment, public health, and tribal and human rights are strikingly similar to those posed by the Keystone XL, but the project has seen a small fraction of the attention from media and major environmental groups.
On July 25, 2016, the company received its final water crossing permits from the US Army Corps of Engineers. The Cheyenne River, Rosebud, and Yankton Sioux Tribes are filing their own lawsuits to contest the permits and demand formal nation-to-nation consultation and a full Environmental Impact Statement.
A broad multi-state coalition of tribes, landowners and environmental groups issued a statement in support of the tribal lawsuits and speaking out against the project. The coalition called the USACE process “an egregious violation of the relevant federal environmental laws and the 1851 and 1868 treaties between the US and the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Nations, which remain the supreme law of the land.”
We are not expendable.
We have a right to live.
Please stand with us as we protect our sacred lands.
Water is life, mni wiconi.
TO DONATE TO THE LEGAL DEFENSE FUND VISIT:
[ https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf ;]
END OF THE LINE: A CELEBRATION OF THREE PIPELINE RESISTANCE JOURNEYS – AUG 21ST
Hosted by: Honor The Earth & Bike The Line
This summer, pipeline fighters in the Great Lakes embarked on 3 different journeys of resistance, on the land we are all fighting to protect.
The dynamic duo of Sacred Waters Sacred Lands walked for 33 days on proposed Twin 66, across Wisconsin. The Honor the Earth team completed its 4th annual Love Water Not Oil tour, riding horse for 2 weeks along the route of the proposed Sandpiper and Line 3 corridor. And now, the fearless Bike the Line team is completing its almost 1,000 mile journey from Michigan to Superior, an effort to shut down the ancient Line 5. Join us in Duluth on Sunday, August 21st, to welcome them as they finish!
On the last night of the Love Water Not Oil tour, we got the call that the Sandpiper was effectively dead. Let’s take time for an evening of good food and music to celebrate the death of one black snake, the 3 journeys on the land this summer, and our ongoing resistance.
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
902 E 1st St, Duluth, MN
HOME-COOKED DINNER IN THE COURTYARD
and LIVE MUSIC by:
The Goodsky Boys
Suggested donation: $10-20, no one turned away.
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-900-5108
With the support of Great Lakes Commons
RSVP & MORE INFO:
[ https://www.facebook.com/events/1101763916572300/ ;]
ALSO: Join the Sierra Club earlier that day (9am-1pm) for a pipeline tour with Marty Cobenais. Meet at Farm by the Lake retreat center, 177797 366th St, Bagley, MN. Sign up here: [ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeC9xdejcoX3X–GPC4xibsonyFw7wu1ED2ighBcVVcwZFI_g/viewform ]
BUILDING A PROTEST SUPPORT NETWORK – AUG 19TH
Hosted by: Communities United Against Police Brutality (CUAPB)
With the rapid increase in protest activities in the Twin Cities especially around policing issues, there has also been an increase in arrests (planned and unplanned), movement surveillance, and other issues. It is time to develop a more coordinated plan for supporting these efforts with copwatch/legal observing at events, jail support for arrestees, legal and court support for people who are charged, addressing surveillance and other movement support.
RSVP & INFO:
[ https://www.facebook.com/events/1777384112541820/ ;]
PROTEST DONALD TRUMP IN MINNEAPOLIS – AUG 19TH
Hosted by: Minnesota Immigrants Rights Action Committee (MIRAc-MN)
PROTEST DONALD TRUMP IN MINNEAPOLIS
MINNESOTA SAYS: DUMP TRUMP!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
TIME AND LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED
Donald Trump announced that he will be in Minneapolis on Friday, August 19 for a fundraiser where his rich supporters will pay up to $100,000 per couple. We will be there to say Trump is NOT welcome in Minneapolis.
Join us to protest and say NO to Trump’s racist and anti-immigrant politics.
We will announce the specific time and location of the protest as more details become available. For now, hold the date!
MPR article announcing Trump’s visit to Minneapolis: http://blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2016/08/trump-to-hold-minneapolis-fundraiser/
RSVP & INFO:
[ https://www.facebook.com/events/522447727964895/ ;]
PROTESTA CONTRA TRUMP EN MINNEAPOLIS
MINNESOTA DICE NO A TRUMP!
VIERNES 19 DE AGOSTO
LUGAR Y HORA SERAN ANUNCIADOS
Donald Trump anunció que va a estar en Minneapolis el viernes 19 de agosto para un evento de recaudación de fondos con sus amigos ricos en que pagarán hasta $100,000 por pareja. Nosotros estarémos allí para decir que Trump NO esta bienvenido en Minneapolis.
Unete con nosotros para protestar y decir NO a la politica racista y anti-inmigrante de Trump.
Anunciarémos la hora y el lugar especifico cuando hay mas detalles sobre el evento de Trump. Por ahora guarda la fecha!