This coming weekend (November 10-13) we are traveling to Standing Rock Sioux Nation to join water protectors who are resisting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. We are going because we can feel that the Spirit is moving there, and we want to join in that movement. We are going because we want to acknowledge the humanity of the Oceti Sakowin (Sioux Nation) and their right to life. We are going because we want to honor treaties, in this case the 1851 Treaty of Fort Laramie. We are going because we want to stand against the continuing colonization that exploits Indigenous people and Creation. We are going because Indigenous leaders asked us to “come, with prayerful intention, rooted in love, for the sacredness of water and place.” We are going.
There are plenty of resources online for more information, one we recommend people check out is groundworkforchange.org.