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Support PNW return to Standing Rock

  • Trinity United Methodist Church - Port Townsend 609 Taylor St Port Townsend, Washington 98368 (map)

There has been a recent call from the remaining Water Protectors at Standing Rock for assistance with clearing and cleaning the Camp before the spring melt leads to the opening of the Lake Oahe dam, causing the annual flood over the site where Water Protectors have been camped (ocetisakowincamp.org/campcleanup). 

A fundraiser and dessert social will be held on February 18th, 4-6pm at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Taylor St., in Port Townsend to support a group of 20 locals who plan to spend a week in late February helping to clean the camp. 

Enjoy images and stories from those who were on the November Caravan to Standing Rock, followed by light refreshments, as well as an opportunity to buy beautiful bandanas printed with an image by renowned Native artist and climate change activist Micah McCarty.  

The participants are each contributing enough to cover food and transportation, but they are seeking monetary contributions to cover remaining expenses. Non-monetary donations that would be helpful are salmon, firewood, and 5 gallon water containers.

PNW RETURNS to Standing Rock
A group of 20, (mostly) Port Townsend residents are traveling to Standing Rock from February 25th through March 5th. They plan to help Water Protectors pack up and move locations, and assist with the immense task of cleaning up remaining trash from the thousands of people who have camped there throughout the past several months.

Last November a group of 45 PNW residents traveled to Standing Rock to stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux in their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The group delivered over $20,000 worth of supplies, and supplied over 1000 meals to Water Protectors during their stay. “The experience was powerful and transformative for all of us. It was inspiring to see our community rise to the occasion,” said Sabrina McQuillen Hill, one of the leaders for the upcoming trip. Many of the members from the November Caravan will be returning for this second round.  

Currently, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is working to ensure that the environmental impact statement order, which was issued late last year, is followed. The Army Corps, according to the Standing Rock official website, does not have the authority to stop the environmental impact statement and proceed with the easement, contrary to North Dakota’s Senator John Hoeven’s January 31st statement that the Army Corps would proceed with the easement as directed by Acting Secretary of the Army, Robert Speer. 

For more information contact:
Sabrina at
slmbreezi@yahoo.com
360-390-8915

Earlier Event: February 18
Water is life. Support DAPL activists
Later Event: February 18
Benefit for Standing Rock