The Pacific North West Counsel Of Water Protectors
was formed together out of the Standing Rock Movement that took place in 2016 when people from all over the world traveled to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota.
Over 15,000 people came together and camped for nearly a year, to stand up in peaceful protest, prayer, song and in solidarity.
We stood and stayed in hard opposition to the Dakota Access Pipe Line drilling under the Missouri river.
The movement was started by our Native Youth and led by our Native Elders.
Our Native people faced military type forces daily, a lot were injured, arrested, and wrongfully threatened by the injustices of the legal system as our political parties were at that time changing.
Portland Oregon, was very involved in supporting
We have many tribal members from the Dakota's who reside here in Oregon now and they have built solid community with the rising number of those who have learned the truth about the treatment of the Native American People over the last 500 years.
One of our Portland Oregon Camps at Standing Rock was facilitated by Rose Linda Looking and her family, to enable John Sanchez to lead the veterans caravan in December. John Sanchez led several caravans to and from Portland from the beginning to the end in Feb 2017.
Is to carry on the fire of the teachings that started from Standing Rock.
WHAT WE DO
We learn, embrace, Educate, and assist in service.