This pledge closed almost 3 years ago
A few minutes ago, Debra White Plume of Owe Aku (Bring Back the Way) presented before the Oglala Sioux Tribe Tribal Council on a grassroots resolution to STOP THE KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE from crossing the 1851 and 1868 Treaty Territory of the Lakota Oyate. It was evident that the facts being presented by Debra not only supported opposition to the pipeline, but what was equally evident was the success of education and training Owe Aku developed at many different gatherings over the past several months including Moccasins on the Ground and continued training at two other sites in the next few weeks. President Brian Brewer of the Oglala Sioux Tribe also spoke strongly in favor of the Resolution and told the people that if it came to a blockade he would stand with the people.
The Council Resolution supported the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council's own resolution protecting Sacred Water, citing international law, especially the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The Declaration's articles on environment, culture, self-determination, and free, prior and informed consent were all quoted, as well as Article 37 on treaty observance. As always, Debra spoke eloquently and the Council passed the resolution ALL in FAVOR with one individual not-voting.
Our Lakota people are coming together NOW, from all over, in opposition to this dire threat to Unci Maka along with our many allies and supporters. Wopila.
Capiton: Debra White Plume addressing activists at the Moccasins on the Ground Gathering in Manderson in early March 2013.
Kent LebsockOwe Aku International Justice ProjectAdvocate for Lakota Treaties & Mother Earth[email protected]646-233-4406