Jesus Radicals Blog 2005-2017
By: Jesus Radicals
The organizers of Jesus Radicals support the Stone Camp resistance movement in its struggle to defend the waters of Standing Rock, to protect their tribal land, and to ensure the health of their communities and millions of others.
This weekend the residents at Sacred Stone Camp in Cannonball, ND are coordinating a water resistance effort. "Resistance to the Dakota Access pipeline is blossoming and hundreds are coming from all 4 directions to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to defend the land and water. Please stand with us on the front lines! This pipeline threatens the longest river on Turtle Island and the drinking water of many millions of people."
The resistance will continue until there is victory. The Spirit Camp community formed on April 1, 2016 along the pathway for the proposed pipeline. According to their website:
"This Spirit Camp is called Iŋyaŋ Wakháŋagapi Othí, translated as Sacred Rock, the original name of the Cannonball area. The Spirit Camp is dedicated to stopping and raising awareness the Dakota Access pipeline, the dangers associated with pipeline spills and the necessity to protect the water resources of the Missouri river. We reject the appropriation of the name “Dakota” in a project that is in violation of aboriginal and treaty lands. The word Dakota means “the People” in the Dakota/Lakota/Nakota language and was never intended to be used in a project which violates traditional ceremonial areas."
Learn more and get involved by visiting their website. We encourage you to share their story widely.
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