Women lead march to say No to the LNG pipeline which is threatening the salish sea and puget sound! Water protectors marched to city council where the government locked us out of their building instead of allowing for commentary and dialogue. Thank you Women and allies who came out to show solidarity and support to protect mother earth! this is what it takes, day in and day out, our voices will be heard! The water carriers life givers will heal the planet!!
One year ago today... I organized my first "Run for Water" and Rally at Army Corps HQ's in DC. The least I could do to welcome them to the city and to help amplify their voices for something worth fighting for and protecting. Why? Because #NativeYouth ran over 2,000 miles from Cannonball, ND to Washington, DC to deliver a petition, that had more than 100k signatures, to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline, that would threaten the #StandingRock community, their primary water resource and effect 18 million lives, all along the Missouri River. Then the next day, helped @rezpectourwater organize in front of the White House to show our opposition and be heard. We haven't lost the fight. This is just the beginning. What the youth did, generating awareness of #IndigenousRights and this Pipeline, set forth a movement that is still continuing, growing, and strengthening across #IndianCountry and the world. Never did I think I'd be where I am now, but I have these youth, these courageous youth to thank. Lila Wopila tanka to you all, thank you for letting me help you, and to help the people! I'm so beyond proud and inspired by every soul that was part of this. Let's continue the fight for Indigenous Rights, Human Rights, fight for #ClimateJustice, to push for clean, renewable energy and just transitions, and to #DefundPipelines. This movement, was a fight for water, what connects us all. #MniWiconi... water is life. Protecting that, protects our future. Let's keep working together because our future generations deserve the best. Our future is in great hands and leadership, by all the youth in this picture. Love you all, always and in all ways! 🏽🖤
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grateful for the thoughtful consideration of recognizing water protectors at the Winnebago powwow! It was so comforting to camp out and share with other people who were at Standing Rock and who supported the movement. This area of Nebraska is nourished by the Missouri River, and would be exposed to contamination from the Dakota Access Pipeline. The fight is still going strong against corporations intent on destroying the resources of mother earth. We stand! Mni Wiconi!
"Native Nations Rise March"
Standing Rock Sioux : Tipi Camp
Luke R. Greer : 3.10.2017
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: Han Mitakuyepi! Hello, my relatives! I'm excited, honored, and proud to announce that I am the newest Board Member for Native Hope (@projectnativehope)! This happened amid the fun and madness of planning the #PeoplesClimateMarch but finally announcing! #NativeHope is a non-profit in South Dakota that is dedicated to empowering our #NativeYouth with incredible opportunities, resources, and training, while having our cultural traditions at the root of it. I'm beyond honored for this empowering opportunity, as my Lala Nyal, truly believed in Native Hope and our youth. Native Hope has interviewed him, and my family, telling his story from start to finish, before he passed away. This is one way that I feel I can help our future generations and follow in the footsteps of my Lala. Excited for this journey and to work with Native Hope, to make a difference in our communities. @rising_hearts is collaborating with them in our first event, my Lala's Memorial 5k, where the proceeds go towards school supplies for my Tribe, Kul Wicasa Oyate. Please visit and support Native Hope, at nativehope.com, on IG and their Facebook page! Lots of great work is happening for Indian Country and I'm blessed to help. Mitakuye Oyasin! 🏽🖤
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At 8 years old, my son @geovegawarrior was breathing underwater as a scuba diver and became a PADI Seal Team Member yesterday! (With a perfect hover that would put some divemasters to shame!) #ProudPapi
#FBF to my humble beginnings growing up in tribal housing in LaCreek District of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. It is one mile away from Martin, South Dakota... a mostly white farming community bordered by two Indian reservations.
My great grandma and grandma taught me Lakota values in this humble house... lessons you won't learn in a city.
@Regrann from @katastrofalex - "Indigenous villages (nationalities) of Latin America, dying for the fault of the multinationals". Do you really need all the things you demand?
Your (and everyone else's) over consumption and daily habits affect people on every continent. Every time you buy something you don't NEED - a new phone, clothes, food, or when you take the car to work just for saving 10 minutes of travel.. it affects. And it collides with the human rights of people in places you've never heard of and for sure never will. But these humans are real, these places are real, and the nature in the area was once breathing. The water was once pure. the soil was used for cultivating. Now it's ruined, contaminated and disabled. Now the humans are running from their homes because you are pleading for things made of oil or minerals, or whatever it might be. Things they will never use themselves, things they never even needed, because their environment, their LIFE, was all they ever wanted.
This is the reality for the native people of the nationality Shuar I've met in Ecuador. For those who at this point are running. Running from their burning homes, their destroyed territories and their now contaminated water. Running but not knowing where to.
If you really need everything you ask for - great. But take a moment and think about what things are really vital. Because it affects people's lives. #SOSPuebloShuar#nativenationsrise#resistiresmiderecho#nankintsresiste#contaminación#vintage#secondhand#indígenas#ecuador#moronasantiago#amazonia#amazon#americalatina
So this is happening today ... Tribal Nations from across Turtle Island are coming together to declare their sovereign right to protect their lands... First Nations, Oceti Sakowin and other Nations taking a stand .. thank you ... #mniwiconi#NOKXL#NODAPL#mmiw#nativenationsrise
grateful for this eternal message being written with love on my body. This is what I dedicate my life to, standing for the earth and protecting the sacred water. Once you feel the call to this path, there's no going back. Remember why you are here.
Mmm... I just love frosted sugar cookies! Don't you too?!