Allies. Supporters. Friends. When all the aforementioned, by whatever description, bring additional issues too many don’t want to address, let alone admit. So what can be done, especially from an indigenous perspective? It is a critical time of critical need, of native revitalization and resurgence, when internal or external forces must not hold entire movements […]
I’m currently finishing Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath by Barbara Alice Mann, which was published in 2016 by Oxford University Press. While it has many, many, many truths the majority of the non-native world, academicians, scholars, so-called experts and others have overlooked, ignored or missed, there is some which some natives don’t or only […]
Last week I was contacted by a representative from AlJazeera English, to give my response to a few questions about mainstream media’s minimal coverage of the largest “protest” in modern American history, and what kind of issue it was: Native only? Environmental? The resulting report was published on Dec. 10, 2016 at the Al Jazeera […]
On 16 November 2016, supporters of #StandingRock #NoDAPL demonstrated in front of the US Consulate at Clayallee 170 in Berlin, Germany. Many of those gathered pledged to continue efforts as one could here in Europe by writing and taking action at banks and companies who help fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. We were joined by those acting for Hawaiian Independence, and fellows from Australia raising awareness about the situation in their country. Obama was in town, and one hopes at least one journalist or someone he met with asked him about his “Let’s see how it plays out” response recently.
See below for ways to support Standing Rock, and contact information for bank and companies funding DAPL and how/where to write to demand they stop.
Ways to Support Standing Rock Directly
There is a dire need for serious cold weather clothing, tents, yurts, sleds, vehicles that can withstand the harsh weather of North Dakota. Camp representatives have stated they’ve received many clothing donations but they are not suitable for the sometimes –30c weather and snowstorms. Many of the lists below include specific items, materials and brands that are known to be good quality. Some are higher priced items (vehicles, medical equipment, etc.) so it is suggested that maybe people or companies combine their funds to make a purchase.
In particular the legal defense funds are critical. Per person, bail money and cost of legal counsel and trial is very expensive, and for some water protectors the false charges have been increased to serious felonies. Legal defense funds helps get them out of jail (out of dog kennels and away from abuse) while they await trial. Continue reading “Photos for #Berlin #StandWithStandingRock Demonstration at US Consulate +Info”
My short video and commentary from Berlin, at a lake nearby my home, and other photos from the area. Tomorrow, the 16th, I’ll be speaking at a demonstration in support of Standing Rock at the US Consultate, Clayallee 170, starting at 2pm.