Protect Our Sacred
11:00 am Sunday, April 1, 2012 Eagle Butte, South Dakota
“Together we send our voice to the world that this man made disaster must be stopped. Sacred water must not be destroyed. There are substitutes for gas and oil, but there is no substitute for drinking water.”
Following the rally, many Lakota families will participate in the two-day Lakota Hunger Strike in solidarity with the children of Bella Bella, Canada. The purpose of the Lakota Hunger Strike is to raise awareness and opposition to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline and the tar sands oil mines in Canada, and to support the First Nations People in Bella Bella who are also fighting to protect their water and their future. There will be a caravan from the rally to the campsite, where a sacred fire will burn until the Hunger Strike ends on Tuesday evening.
“To protect Mother Earth and drinking water sources for the coming generations and all of life, we must take action. We have seriously contemplated this action and have made prayers. It is our guidance to engage with Bella Bella in a 48-hour Hunger Strike to send our message to the world.”
If you would like to join or help please contact Karen Ducheneaux (605) 733-2148, Autumn Two Bulls (605) 441-7369 or (605) 867-1572, Terrell Iron Shell (605) 455-1192, and Jackie Dunn (605) 200-2027.