The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations.
From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now.
For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves.
The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that.
There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City.
Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity.
Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City.
We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home.
More details to come as this develops and grows.
If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration
Deadline March 30th 2017
Inexpensive Bus resources :
The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations.
March with Arkansas Rising and all others who want to Stop the Diamond Pipeline during the Science March in Little Rock on Earth Day!
Saturday, April 22
Meet at 12:45 PM (location TBA)
March Begins at 1 PM
Create signs, t-shirts, and props that display why you want to stop the Diamond Pipeline from being built across the entire state of Arkansas!
We'll march together as a group then hand out information to others in attendance at the march who we believe will be interested in joining us in stopping the Diamond Pipeline!
Invite your friends to march with us, too!
#StopDiamondPipeline #ArkansasRising #WaterIsLife #ScienceMarch
This is a nonpartisan march to support scientific teaching, funding, and thought in the Northwest Arkansas Area. The march will begin at 10am at St. Paul's Episocal Church and end at the U of A Greek Theatre. We will have guest speakers, as well as scientific displays and activities after the march.
Piney Defense Alliance is hosting a family-friendly floatilla event to oppose the Diamond Pipeline! Plains All American Pipeline and Valero plan to pipe highly explosive Bakken crude oil across over 500 waterways including the beautiful, floatable Big Piney Creek. ALL pipelines leak. We are asking everyone to bring their own floating device (canoe/kayak/raft) and life jackets (or inform us of your desire to attend, and your lack of vessel, and we will help find you one.) Our desire is to make this 5-mile float on a very nice stretch of Piney- with an emphasis on St. Patrick and the legend of removing the snakes from Ireland. We want to remove all Black Snakes from Arkansas. Bring your spirit, banners, signs and expressive T-shirts to show your opposition to pipelines. We intend to conduct a Water Blessing. Members of Arkansas Rising will be there defending the water, by informing everyone of the dangers, and to stand in solidarity with anyone who wants to oppose the Diamond Pipeline crossing this beautiful body of water. Water is Life.
Come out to The Lab on March 16 from 6-9 PM for the art show and reception of the body of work “Fracking the Mother” by artist Anne Reichardt. The event which include a panel discussion on the local, regional, and national issues of oil pipeline constructions. The panel will be comprised of local and regional “Water Protectors” who will inform the audience of how to also take action effectively and safely through civil disobedience. The Lab, home of Artist’s Laboratory Theatre, is located at 1030 S. College Ave across from the Senior Activity Center. Parking available there or at Walker Park. A suggested donation of $5 at the door. A donation bar and light hor d'oeuvres will be available. The evening will also include protest anthems performed by musicians Adam Cox and Candice Houston.
3/16/17 “Marfa Pipeline Protest” Art Show and Panel Discussion 7 PM
Anne Reichardt is a photo-based collage artist. The event will showcase her work “Marfa Pipeline Protest," a series that expresses the artist's reaction to the damage our Mother Earth and ourselves endure from current oil and gas extraction techniques and reckless use. In the artist’s words, “ It is her deep hope that the work will encourage our best human efforts toward sensitive and healthy care of Ourselves, Our planet.” The exhibit will be the public premiere of the work, which is scheduled to exhibit at Living Arts in Tulsa in 2018.
Arkansas Rising is a “collective of guardians” protecting the natural state against the construction of the Diamond Pipeline through civil disobedience. They will be accompanied by
Artist’s Laboratory Theatre is a company focused on creating theatre for and with the community. Artist’s Lab diverse programming includes community-derived, site-specific theatre; community-focused radio shows; and outreach with youth and community partners using arts based practices as tools for learning, personal reflection, and community collaborations. They are based at “The Lab,” an old renovated church in South Fayetteville.
Erika Wilhite, Artistic Director
479-439-6046 ex. 700
#ArkansasRising Community Volunteers are working cooperatively to organize Water Protectors in Memphhis, Arkansas, and Oklahoma to the Native Nations March on Washington DC March 10th . We will leave Muskogee Creek Nation Transit with a Prayer in Oklahoma on March 9th, 2017 around 10-11am. This three day Prayer will then stop in Fort Smith, Little Rock, and Memphis before arriving in DC around 9am, March 10th. We will be returning that evening leaving around 10pm March 10th and returning the same route arrived, ending the prayer in Oklahoma around noon, March 11th.
You can purchase a ticket by donating exactly $198 per ticket and contacting Ernest or Brea ArkansasRising@gmail.com to confirm your ticket number.40 tickets will be available for sale and this will provide 15 free tickets for Indigenous folks in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Memphis. If you would like to Reserve a Ticket email Ernest ArkansasRising@gmail.com or call.
Three donors can can collectively donate exactly $67 (The Big Berner Donation) and provide a ticket for a Regional Water Protector of their choice, email us to learn more ArkansasRising@gmail.com or call Ernest 765-365-3452. Any other donations will help with food costs or to provide more free tickets for Water Protectors (giving priority to consensus and elders, women, children, and men). If the project is not completed, money will be returned, minus a 10% processing fee.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders call on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully March on Washington DC. We ask that you rise in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of the world whose rights protect Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) for the future generations of all. Standing Rock and Native Nations will lead a march in prayer and action in Washington D.C. on March 10th 2017.
From March 7th — March 10th Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island (The United States) will hold a tipi camp near the Washington Monument and on March 10th thousands of Indigenous Peoples and their allies, including 350.org , will march through Washington D.C. to demand that Indigenous rights be respected, that tribal consent is given when any economic development happens on tribal land, and that President Trump meets with Tribal Leaders so he can take accountability for his actions.
#TakeTheMeeting // President Trump must meet with tribal leaders to hear why it’s critical that the US government respect tribal rights. This administration must work with us.
#ConsentNotConsultation // Tribal interests cannot continue to be marginalized in favor of the interests of corporations and other governments. Consultation is not enough– we must require consent.
#NativeNationsRise // The Standing Rock movement is bigger than one tribe. It has evolved into a powerful global phenomenon highlighting the necessity to respect Indigenous Nations and their right to protect their homelands, environment and future generations. We are asking our Native relatives from across Turtle Island to rise with us.
Calendar of Events
March 7 – 9// Native leaders and their allies will lobby in the halls of power in Washington DC on behalf of the protection of all Tribes.
March 10 // Native peoples + their allies – gathering in thousands – will gather for a March from the Mall to the White House beginning at 10am. After the march, we will gather for a rally at the Ellipse. It is here we will make our demands to the new administration.
The Organizers of this Kickstarter do not receive free tickets unless tickets are gifted in their name. Brea Clark and Ernest Rando thank you for your time and efforts. Updates will be daily, please call (765-365-3452) or email Ernest ArkansasRising@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Majority proceeds of this benefit will go to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to help aid in their defense of sacred land and water. We will do a painting of the Missouri River and Lake Oahe based off of the event photo. This is the first of my "Color for a Cause" series that will benefit many worthy causes. $35 a person. Sign up by DM or email email@example.com. You can do your part, and have fun too!
Stop the Diamond Pipeline with Dancing
Let's come together to support Arkansas Rising & Allies working together to stop the Diamond Pipeline. We the people believe we are mostly made up of water, their is a limited supply of fresh drinking water, and water is life.
$10 at the door
*** RAFFLE ***
-Opal Ogafia and Michael Schembre
-Charlie Delta Sidewinder
Learn more here: www.arkansasrising.net
Donate now: https://www.crowdrise.com/arkansasrising
Wednesday, February 8th two water guardians are scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 pm. Please show your support and solidarity by attending. If you are not able to attend then please check in with us on Facebook. TOGETHER WE RISE!
Donate to legal fund for water protectors here: www.crowdrise.com/ArkansasRising
You are encouraged to attend the hearing, please observe court rules. Get there early to save yourself a seat.
Monday December 12th was the official appearance of Arkansas Rising. A collective of water guardians protecting the natural state against the Diamond Pipeline. Through nonviolent civil disobedience tactics, small crimes are accused in order to expose greater crimes, in this case -- the Diamond Pipeline, which threatens our waters and many wildlife preservations throughout the state of Arkansas.
Two water guardians, Frank, a grandfather, and Amber, a mother of two, locked down to the trackhoe to stop construction that morning. Both were arrested and charged with criminal trespassing. The Diamond Pipeline has yet to be charged with anything, even something as obvious as misusing eminent domain for the financial gain of a private company and not a public utility (though there is talk of a pending lawsuit by landowners against DPL). All properties within a 100 mile radius of the pipeline will suffer financial losses because a pipeline always depreciates the value of that land.
Arkansas Rising has just begun, and will continue its efforts in saving the natural state of things by stopping the Diamond Pipeline. #ThisDiamondDontShine
Please donate to our crowd rise to help these water guardians continue strong!