EarthSpirit’s Statement in support of Standing Rock

Andras Corban Arthen at ECER 2014 for EarthSpirit
Andras Corban Arthen at ECER 2014

The EarthSpirit Community expresses its solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation as its people who defend and protect their sacred lands and water. The current desecration and violence taking place in North Dakota is one more episode in a long and ongoing history of abuses by both commercial entities and by the United States government toward the original inhabitants of this land, all for the sake of power and monetary gain. It is abhorrent and it needs to end.

We know that all of our Earth is sacred. We know that the stones and the trees, the rivers and the oceans, the thunder and the mountains are filled with spirit along with all living species who share this planet. We honor the ancestors and know that their burial places deserve honor and respect. We share this understanding with the Water Protectors and we defend their right to preserve what is sacred.

The Dakota Access Pipeline has no right to encroach on the land of the Sioux Nation without invitation. Nor should the water or important cultural sites on that land be endangered by a fossil fuel pipeline that does not serve them in any way. We ask for a halt to construction, for the demilitarization of the police force in the area and for a peaceful solution that respects both the Sioux Nation and our mother the Earth.

To support Director, Andras Corban Arthen’s travel to Standing Rock and any further EarthSpirit participation in the efforts there, you may contribute through paypal at: donations@earthspirit.com

For more information:

http://www.hcn.org/articles/Reckoning-at-Standing-Rock
http://www.prayerandpolitiks.org/…/confrontation-at-the-can…

To take peaceful action:

Visit: http://www.nodaplarchive.com
Sign: the ACLUs petition to demilitarize police at Standing Rock: https://action.aclu.org/secure/Standing-Rock…
Contact: North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200 and leave a message stating your opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Call the White House: at 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414 to ask President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Call the Army Corps of Engineers: at (202) 761-0011 and demand that they rescind the permit for the pipeline and reject the current permit request from DAPL to bore under the river.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Headquarters
441 G St NW
Washington, DC 20314
http://www.usace.army.mil/
Public comment line for those interested in voicing their thoughts and concerns on the Dakota Access Pipeline project: (202) 761-8700.

Donovan Arthen at Standing Rock
Donovan Arthen sharing Holy Water chant at Standing Rock

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