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.
P.S. Check out the new pics in the photo gallery.
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. Thank you.