[act-ma] 1/25 NoDAPL Urgent Solidarity Response (tonight)
cwelch at tecschange.org
Wed Jan 25 10:15:22 PST 2017
The Democracy Center <https://www.facebook.com/democracycenter45/> and
Medicine Wheel Solidarity Network
<https://www.facebook.com/MedicineWheelSolidarityNetwork/> acting in
solidarity with Water Protectors at Standing Rock are hosting this
public action to condemn Trump's executive orders related to the Dakota
Access Pipeline (DAPL).
Boston Common, at the steps leading to the Statehouse near Park St
6:30 pm - 8 pm
DETAILS ROLLING OUT THROUGHOUT THE DAY, KEEP CHECKING THE DISCUSSION AND
- Opening Circle - 6:30/45 pm
- Action alerts, updates on the executive orders, and the strategy of
targeting banks funding the pipeline
- Chanting and singing - 7 pm
- Indigenous led organizations, actions, and events coming up; signing
up and getting connected
- If there is a critical mass of folks, we will march to a TD Bank
branch and singing and chant outside it
- Closing by 8 pm
We are seeking ASL interpreters and a sound system/megaphones
- no non-Native person should bring or wear regalia, headdresses, drums,
sage, or any other sacred objects from cultures that are not your own.
- bring a sign and follow the messaging from camp: Mni Wiconi/Water Is
Life, Respect Native Sovereignty, Honor the Treaties. This is not a
generic anti Trump protest (though of course we oppose him and all white
supremacist, settler colonist governments)
- we support a diversity of tactics in the struggle for decolonization,
AND as this is a solidarity action it will be a PEACEFUL PROTEST
Young aspiring Allies originally initiated this Ally Solidarity event
and then asked for input and support. After the event initiators decided
to step down, a group of Settler-Allies from Medicine Wheel Solidarity
Network agreed to stepped up in order to maintain and hold this Ally
Solidarity event in a positive and good way.
It is of incredible importance you hear from the Native community, which
is not homogeneous, we have some input from some community members, this
is not meant to be a finite list.
Please be humble and mindful of the following:
It is important you understand that You are NOT representing natives,
you are acting as an ALLY in SOLIDARITY.
There are concerns from indigenous community members that this is a
PEACEFUL, not violent, event.
Have a moment of silence to pray or meditate FOR MOTHER EARTH FIRST-this
is Traditional way across many Peoples.
That you respect and honor the sayings and words coming from the
movement. For example: Water is Life. Honor the Treaties. Respect Tribal
Sovereignty. PLS INCLUDE ALL OF THESE because these are of utmost
importance to indigenous people across this land.
That no one disrespect Native culture or promote cultural appropriation.
Again you are NOT representing Natives, you are acting as an ALLY in
SOLIDARITY. Please do so humbly and respectfully. This is important.
Pilamayaye. Thank You.
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