Back to All Events

Court Support: Defend Water and Land Protectors (Aug 10th- Mahwah, NJ)

  • 475 Corporate Dr Mahwah, NJ 07430-3603 (map)

On Thursday, August 10th at 1:30pm, please come out and support Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp water and land protectors for a hearing at Mahwah Municipal Court (475 Corporate Dr, Mahwah, NJ 07430).

Can't make it but want to help? Please consider donating to the Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp Protectors Defense Fund and sharing widely. We are in URGENT need of funds to cover legal fees: https://fundly.com/split-rock-sweetwater-prayer-camp-protectors-defense-fund.

BACKGROUND:

Since October 2016, under the leadership of the Ramapough Lenape Nation, Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp has been holding space and leading the fight against the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline, a 178-mile pipeline that would carry up to 200,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Albany, New York to Linden, New Jersey endangering local water supplies, sacred sites, and essential wetlands.

Unfortunately, the presence of Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp has exposed deeper issues surrounding indigenous sovereignty, land rights, freedom of religion, and discrimination against the Ramapough Lenape Nation. Water and land protectors at Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp have experienced harassment, intimidation, and false accusations on an ongoing basis from the Town of Mahwah and surrounding Polo Club neighbors. 

Now, coincidentally, three protectors have been charged in connection to alleged vandalism near Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer including Ramapough Lenape Nation Tribal Chief, Dwaine Perry.