STAND Our Sacred Ground
Lakota Allies Gather to Stand their Sacred Ground
by Natalie Hand and Kent Lebsock, Owe Aku International Justice Project
“We sought spiritual guidance and were told that the spirit of Unci Maka will awaken people to protect her. For us it has always been about protecting sacred water, whether it's uranium mining or KXL.” Debra White Plume, Owe Aku, Moccasins on the Ground....Read more.
Moccasins on the Ground
The Moccasins on the Ground training developed by Owe Aku's Sacred Water Protection Project focuses on skills, tactics, and techniques of nonviolent direct action. These three day training camps allow discussed that includes such things as blockading heavy equipment, workshops on strategic media, street medic training, knowing your legal rights with respect to civil disobedience, building solidarity and alliances, applicable international human rights and the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Lakota sacred teachings on water, and many other topics under the umbrella of direct action.
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Protect Sacredwater from toxic uranium mining
Our water has been contaminated by uranium mining for 30 years. It has spread its toxins and contaminants through our aquifers and waterways negatively impacting the people, animals, plants and birds who live in our territory. Cancer, liver disease, diabetes and myriad health problems plague the Oglala Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in what amounts to environmental genocide. ... Read more
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