Support the Traditional Elders of Standing Rock

For: Traditional Lakota Elders of Standing Rock
Cannon Ball, ND
Organizer: Asher Lyons
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of $50,000 goal.
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The Story

The Lakota elders are in urgent need of help to get their belongings out of Standing Rock.
President Donald Trump’s executive action towards an approval of an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline has now initiated brutal police raids at Standing Rock. They need to acquire moving trucks and equipment ASAP to salvage as much of the tents and gear as they can before the brutal police raids confiscate everything. The donations will go directly to supporting this cause and will be reaching the hands of the Lakota spiritual headmen so they may get the support to the appropriate helpers and relatives.

Many of the traditional elders of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota nations and their relatives continue to need support
Our help has been personally requested by Lakota/Dakota elders, Woableza (Second Grand Chief of the Spiritual Council Elders) & David Swallow (spiritual headman for the Lakota nation and one of the chiefs of the 7 Council Fires - sacred fires held by indigenous elders to support the prayer of Standing Rock). As winter has come things have shifted and it is many of the young warriors who have remained on the front lines. The funding we are raising has been going directly to support the Lakota spiritual headmen to continue to travel and meet each other for important ceremonies, council, as well as critical meetings with their lawyers and the Army core of engineers. 

Consider making a donation today 

A deep gratitude again for all your amazing support. Many blessings to all of you

With love & gratitude,

Zelig Golden, Malika Rani Freedman, & Asher Lyons
(415) 595-5309 for more information






Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 13, 2017

Posted on January 13, 2017

The Lakota elders are so incredibly grateful for all your support. The funds we have raised have contributed to the traditional wisdom keepers in getting their needs met in so many ways as they hold this prayer for Standing Rock. As winter has come things have shifted and it is many of the young warriors who have remained on the front lines to continue this work.  The funding we are raising is now going directly to support the Lakota chiefs, elders and Lakota spiritual headmen to continue to travel and meet each other for important ceremonies, council, as well as critical meetings with their lawyers and the Army core of engineers. Additionally they come back to Standing rock for specific ceremonies and council meetings when called. However there are a select few elders we continue to support who are living at Oceti Still. They are expressing a fear that a raid my be coming and as elders they need to move where they can be safe. As a result we are asking for continued donations to help them move down the road to a new land base where they will continue to hold the prayer on this new front line location. In order to support this move funding is needed for many supplies. Consider making a donation today to support all these incredible causes and the variety of all their needs. A deep gratitude again for all your amazing support. Many blessings to all of you

Posted on January 12, 2017

Posted on January 12, 2017

The Lakota elders are so incredibly grateful for all your support. The funds we have raised have contributed to the traditional wisdom keepers in getting their needs met in so many ways as they hold this prayer for Standing Rock. As winter has come things have shifted and it is many of the young warriors who have remained on the front lines to continue this work.  The funding we are raising is now going directly to support the Lakota chiefs, elders and Lakota spiritual headmen to continue to travel and meet each other for important ceremonies, council, as well as critical meetings with their lawyers and the Army core of engineers. Additionally they come back to Standing rock for specific ceremonies and council meetings when called. However there are a select few elders we continue to support who are living at Oceti Still. They are expressing a fear that a raid my be coming and as elders they need to move where they can be safe. As a result we are asking for continued donations to help them move down the road to a new land base where they will continue to hold the prayer on this new front line location. In order to support this move funding is needed for many supplies. Consider making a donation today to support all these incredible causes and the variety of all their needs. A deep gratitude again for all your amazing support. Many blessings to all of you

Posted on November 27, 2016

Posted on November 27, 2016

Hello Everybody!!
Want to thank you for all the generosity and donations to support the creation of a encampment for traditional elders and their families.
Thanks to all your support there have been enough funds to buy two 12x20 winter tents equipped with burning stoves, cots and sleeping equipment, erect a fully functioning kitchen for the traditional elders to gather with each other and their families, offer transportation costs to support these families to travel to Standing Rock from Minnesota, Wyoming, and South Dakota, and supported one of the Lakota chiefs with travel to important  meetings with the Army Corps of Engineers.  We also presented gifts of blankets and traditional medicines used in their ceremonies to help keep the prayer going for all the people at Standing Rock.
We are heading home now and have set up a team of people on site to continue the projects and efforts that we have been working on.
The elders are so grateful for what they have received so far. And more winterization is necessary for this elders encampment as well as transportation support for their families. 
These funds will continue to go directly to the elders and their familes. 
Much gratitude and blessings to all!

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