Monday, March 6, 2017

Oregonians Who (Still) Stand With Standing Rock To Gather At The State Capitol On Friday

Oregonians (still) Stand with Standing Rock 
Rally and Honoring Ceremony
Friday March 10 at 5 pm across from the Capitol 

hosted by Leslie Bradley 
Standing Rock Sioux Tribal member living in Oregon

5PM March from the Four directions arriving to the rally chanting, Mni Winconi and WATER IS LIFE! .
5:20PM Opening prayer followed by opening speeches including 350 Salem update on DeFund DAPL efforts.
5:45PM group photo of us in front of the Capitol to be presented to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
5:55PM Peter Bergel songs and sing along time.
6:10PM Main speaker Lisa Ortiz, supply run organizer at Oregon for Standing Rock, to be honored during the ceremony. Other possible speakers depending on time.
6:30PM Honoring Ceremony 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 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.

As you probably know, Oceti Sakowin the largest camp of Water Protectors at Standing Rock was broken up in an agressive, militarized police raid last month, even as people were atttempting to clean up and move off the flood plain before spring rains and snow melt. But the Sacred Stones Camp survives and the struggle at Standing Rock is not over. There are still pending court cases and the Sioux tribes have called for a massive march in Washington DC on March 10 and for solidarity events all over the country,

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