Medical Support for Standing Rock

For: Dr. Kathleen Allen
Carnation, WA
Organizer: Kathleen Allen
$4,725
of $1,200 goal.
Raised by 52 donors
100% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

I am moved by the efforts of the people at Standing Rock to protect the water and to bring awareness to the imperative to find alternatives to fossil fuels. I would like to make a trip to Standing Rock and volunteer my services as a health care provider.  I would also like to bring medical supplies that the camps have requested.  To make this trip, I will need to cover the costs of travel, the medical supplies, my North Dakota health care provider license, and winter camping supplies. I would be so grateful for any support you could provide.  
I grew up in North Dakota. The prairies and badlands hold a very special place in my heart. It is where I did my first solo hiking trip. It is where Joshua and I honeymooned.  This picture is taken on one of my trips through the Standing Rock Reservation in the 1990s. I am standing in awe of the Missouri River, the river for which the water protectors are taking a stand. Currently, I am a family practice naturopathic physician and owner of Tolt River Family Medicine in Carnation, WA.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on December 5, 2016

Posted on December 5, 2016

To all our supporters,

Today there was some good news.  The Army Corps of Engineers announced that they would not grant the easement to bore under Lake Oahe without further review and consideration of alternative routes.  This is a step in the right direction, but there is much more work to be done to stop this pipeline and to urgently move our energy policies away from fossil fuels and towards renewable sources.
Thank you.  Please know that you made a difference.  You brought good medicine to the sick and injured, the children and the elders. You brought solar chargers to the people.  You brought food to the people.   You gave boots and snow pants and head lamps. You sent Seamus' strong hands that helped to erect tipis, chop firewood, carry the injured, haul the vegetable crates, and tend to the little children.  Your prayers and support sent me to be a member of the most remarkable, diverse, and compassionate health care delivery system I have ever witnessed.Your support helped Seamus and I arrive in time to provide emergency medical support to those dowsed by water cannons in subfreezing temperatures and assaulted with rubber bullets and mace.  You helped me deepen my understanding of my role in an indigenous centered movement. We returned on Tuesday and five days later, I am still absorbing and digesting the lessons, prayers, and experiences I gained from being at Oceti Sakowin and Rosebud Camps.  One of the camp rules was to "bring it home."  I am actively looking for ways to bring the healing heart of this movement back to you, my community.  I will start by inviting you to pray outside everyday with your feet on mother earth and your head uncovered to the sky, if only for a moment. Mitakuye Oyasin.

-Kathleen
P.S.  Check out the new pics in the photo gallery.
This fundraiser is closed.  If you would like to donate, please give directly to ocetisakowincamp.org. Thank you.

Posted on November 19, 2016

Posted on November 19, 2016

FUNDRAISER CLOSED.READ ON FOR HOW TO SEND SUPPORT DIRECTLY TO THE CAMPS. Thank you all for your support!  So many have contributed in so many ways: gear and medicine, cash donations, advice about camp life, caring for my youngest while I'm away, help from other providers in covering my practice, prayers and words of encouragement. My oldest son and I are half way to Standing Rock with a van load of your generosity and eagerness to roll up our sleeves and support the water protectors.  I am now closing this personal crowdfunding effort.  If you would like to offer a donation, please do so by giving directly to Oceti Sakowin Camp website.  

We will post some updates this week if internet connections allow.  Peace be with you.

Posted on November 4, 2016

Posted on November 4, 2016

I will be heading out on Nov 18th with my son and a load of medical supplies!  So grateful for the support of my community.

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