The Pacific North West Council of Water Protectors

is a coalition of indigenous and non-indigenous supporters

who carry forward the fire that began at Standing Rock N.D.

in 2016 to protect our sacred water and maintain

the sovereignty of tribal nations.  



Medicine Gathering 2020


Due to the Covid 19 virus, most all state and community parks are closed for large gatherings and camping  at this time.

Our Medicine Gathering event was booked for September 11th through 13th 2020    

 at Oxbow Metro Park.

 The official decision was made that we will not be able to have a physical

Medicine Gathering this year, However!

 The PNWCWP Board members have been planning a VIRTUAL Medicine Gathering and we will be sharing an interactive online event during the 3 days of Sept 11th through Sept 13th.

Please stay tuned for more details and the official agenda that will be posted here and on Face Book by the last week of Aug. 

Thanks to Jillene Joseph and her organization, we will be using the Zoom format so everyone can join us and participate.

Thanks to Sam Fast Buffallo Horse and his organization, 

we have a very special group of Elders lined up and there will be music & spoken word. 

You really won't want to miss this.      

We really appreciate your Love, support, participation, contributions, and commitment to the greater good; 

We are looking for safe ways to continue our work and outreach to the community, and we would like to stay connected with you all.


Please be well Mitakuye Oyasin

(All our Relatives)


(Thank You) Lakota

FEB 15th 2020


was a huge success! 

This was our way of saying

THANK YOU to all who attended, supported, contributed ,and Shared at the Medicine Gathering held in 2019.

This dinner event took place on Saturday February 15th 2020. 

More details on the event page. 

MAY 9th 2020

Day of Music fund raiser

Unfortunately, due to the Covid 19 virus safety measures,

our annual

Day Of Music

Fun day and fund raiser, has been canceled.

We hope to see you 2021!



Sept 11th -13th 2020

 PNWCWP 3rd annual VIRTUAL

Medicine Gathering 2020 

Our Traditional Elders

The Council is guided by our indigenous Elders on organization protocols, spiritual practices, and direct actions by council members. Our indigenous Elders model respect and take the lead in all sacred ceremonies.

Buzz John Nelson

We are heart broken with the recent loss of our beloved Grandma Aggie

(Agnes Baker Pilgrim) founding member of the 13 Indigenous grandmothers.

Gramma Aggie went on the star hyway in November 2019.

This is a photo of Gramma Aggie holding a water blessing  ceremony at the PNWCWP Medicine Gathering on September 7th 2019.

We are holding prayers in honor of her, her family, and everyone who loved her.

She will be so missed. 



Thank you Dinner



As a Native American culture, we have always looked to our spiritual elders who have been guided and directed by our ancestors and who can teach us of the ancient prophecies. some of the many messages have always been about things like: leaving a place better than you found it, exchanging a fair value when you take something; respecting  honoring and loving mother earth and all living things, and that there are times to be quiet and times to take action. 


We envision a regional Medicine Gathering of indigenous and non-indigenous supporters to continue protection of our sacred waters and to teach self-sufficiency for our families. Participants will honor the spiritual protocols which guide the camp.


We are a small non-profit group of people who work hard at developing strategies on how to best raise awareness and resources needed to support water protectors who actively continue to be a voice for mother earth.


Our 2nd  Annual 2019 medicine gathering event was absolutely beautiful! Thank you all for contributing, participating, and attending. We will see you next year.