Oregonians Stand with Standing Rock Rally and Honoring Ceremony

  • State Capitol State Park Salem, Oregon 97301

Oregonians who still stand in solidarity with Standing Rock are invited to a Rally and Honoring Ceremony for all water protectors. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has asked Native Nations to Rise and organize events in your own area if unable to attend the Native Nations March on Washington D.C. on March 10th. We may not be able to stand in Washington D.C. but we can stand with them and we can take time to honor them.
WHEN: March 10th, 2017
WHERE: State Capitol State Park at the wall of water fountain steps directly across Court ST from the Capitol steps.
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:
5PM March from the Four directions arriving to the rally chanting, Mni Winconi and WATER IS LIFE! All Native drummers and dancers please feel free to arrive and join in music to welcome everyone. A reading of honored water protectors and well as an opportunity for all to say the name of someone(s) they want to honor will be presented during this time.
5:20PM Opening prayer followed by opening speeches including Laurie Dougherty from 350 Salem who will update us on their DeFund DAPL efforts.
5:45PM Kiana Ruff Jackson Photography will take a group photo of us in front of the Capitol to be presented to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Everyone please try to arrive in time to be included for the picture.
5:55PM Peter Bergel will delight us with appropriate songs and sing along time.
6:10PM The main speaker will be Lisa Ortiz who has been the supply run organizer at Oregon for Standing Rock. We will honor her during the ceremony as well. Other possible speakers depending on time.
6:30PM Honoring Ceremony. Sit on the steps of the fountain and gather around the faux sacred fire. Turn on your tea lights and give thanks and honor to all water protectors. Red Hawk will lead an honoring ceremony and all native nations will be allowed to participate by drumming or dancing.
7PM or so will be a Closing Prayer.
Please Bring: Your signs and a tea light or small flashlight. Bring a blanket to sit on the wall of water steps and of course an umbrella if needed. There will be a couple of donation opportunities. There will be an ADA on site porta potty for use. Feel free to bring personal snacks or water. You may take pictures. No candles, violence or impeding of traffic.
Hosted by Leslie Bradley, member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe residing in Oregon. Co-hosts include Mary Ann Jasper, Wesley Stoker and Ruth Fuentes.