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.
WATER IS LIFE!
7 TEACHINGS OF THE ANISHINAABE RESISTANCE
We, the Pacific NW Council of Water Protectors, are calling out for your support.
Our goal: is to help organize a Portland-to-Minnesota caravan of water protectors and supplies to support Indigenous opposition to the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline.
If the pipeline is completed, Line 3 will move one million barrels of tar sands oil daily, the emissions equivalent of 50 new coal-fired plants.
Mining the oil destroys pristine forests in Canada and
laying the pipe through Minnesota endangers Anishinaabe and other tribal wetlands and rice fields protected by the treaties that would once again be broken.
With 22 river crossings, there will be a great, on-going risk of spills and leakages.
In 2016, we organized a caravan of 30 vehicles that brought water protectors and supplies to Standing Rock.
We will use whatever funds come our way for one purpose:
moving water protectors to Minnesota, keeping them fed, COVID-19 safe, and strong. We are determined to non-violent advocates for the water, Mother Earth, and tribal sovereignty.
Our funding goal: $8,000.
here are four sources of information about the Line 3 and Indigenous resistance.
1) Watch “What is Line #3” by Winona LaDuke at https://www.stopline3.org/#intro
2) Read “Welcome Water Protectors” by Honor the Earth: https://www.honorearth.org
3) Check out the film Necessity: Oil, Water, and Climate Resistance
or Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/893711688124553/
NEXT EVENTS 2020
FEB 15th 2020
Our PNWCWP APPRECIATION DINNER
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,
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
RETREAT & THANK YOU DINNER
ABOUT OUR ELDERS
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.