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The Women's March On Washington ~ Santa Fe New Mexico

Thousands participated in yesterday's Women's March in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It may have been the largest demonstration in our 400 year old city. They're still counting, but the number of participants was 14,000 to 17, 000.

The march went from the Bataan Memorial Building, around the Santa Fe Plaza and then to the rally at the New Mexico State Capitol. Saturday, January 21, 2017.

My heartfelt thanks to all who came from all over New Mexico to March Together in Santa Fe. And to everyone who joined in The Women's March On Washington in D.C. and around the world !!!

To get a feel of downtown Santa Fe and our local folks, here's a great collection of photos from the Santa Fe New Mexican: https://goo.gl/H1PTXU



#SantaFeNM #WomensMarch 
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Global Wopida ~ A Ceremony of Gratitude

Join us on December 10 at 10am CST for a webcast and synchronized expression of gratitude. Register here: https://goo.gl/YcnAaF

Global Wopida is a call to live in gratitude as we face great changes on our planet. ... This moment represents a shift in consciousness when each of us are given a choice about the kind of future we’d like to create. There are many Standing Rocks around the world, where people are struggling to protect their sacred places, whether they be forests, mountains, oceans, or rivers. The battle is not over, there is much work to be done. It is time for humans to act as a unified force of nature, to live life as a prayer of gratitude and service for the Earth and for future generations. It is time for a Global Wopida.

"This spiritual understanding of Wopida requires each of us to live with honor, compassion, love, respect and harmony with all life. This spiritual understanding recognizes that the Hurt of One is the Hurt of All and the Honor of One is the Honor of All and that we are intimately related as an integral part of all Life. We are all relatives!"
– Hereditary Chief, Phil Lane Jr.

"This heartfelt understanding of the infinite unifying and healing power of Wopida, is to give thanks and gratitude at all times and in all places. This is the State of Consciousness that we always need to be, whatever unfolds at Standing Rock and beyond." – Hereditary Chief, Phil Lane Jr.

"When we strive to make our lives, every thought, word and action, a living Wopida, we are given a great spiritual gift. For whenever our soul and the inmost chambers of our heart are filled with thanksgiving and gratitude it also naturally becomes filled with compassion, love, understanding, forgiveness, joy, happiness and oneness.

When our lives are centered in this State of Consciousness, there is no room left for the experience of fear, hate, prejudice, revenge, jealousy, loneliness and disunity. There is no room for anything that separates ourselves and our oneness with our Beloved Creator, our Human Family and all Life, seen and unseen." – Hereditary Chief, Phil Lane Jr.

"We must reaffirm our common humanity. Wherever we are, we can make a real difference. In the street, in school, at work, in public transport; in the voting booth, on social media.It starts with each of us. Step forward and defend the rights of a refugee or migrant, a person with disabilities, an LGBT person, a woman, a child, indigenous peoples, a minority group, or anyone else at risk of discrimination or violence."
– United Nations Human Rights Day

"It is time for humans to act as a unified force of nature, to live life as a prayer of gratitude and service for the Earth and for future generations. It is time for a Global Wopida."

Text, quotes and image from: UpliftConnect.com: https://goo.gl/yzLjLb

Join us on December 10 at 10am CST for a webcast and synchronized expression of gratitude. Register here: https://goo.gl/YcnAaF

Visit Unify's Event page on Facebook: https://goo.gl/FKrssX

#PraywithStandingRock #StandWithStandingRock #NoDAPL
Global Wopida ~ A Ceremony of Gratitude

Join us on December 10 at 10am CST for a webcast and synchronized expression of gratitude. Register here: https://goo.gl/YcnAaF

Global Wopida is a call to live in gratitude as we face great changes on our planet. ... This moment represents a shift in consciousness when each of us are given a choice about the kind of future we’d like to create. There are many Standing Rocks around the world, where people are struggling to protect their sacred places, whether they be forests, mountains, oceans, or rivers. The battle is not over, there is much work to be done. It is time for humans to act as a unified force of nature, to live life as a prayer of gratitude and service for the Earth and for future generations. It is time for a Global Wopida.

"This spiritual understanding of Wopida requires each of us to live with honor, compassion, love, respect and harmony with all life. This spiritual understanding recognizes that the Hurt of One is the Hurt of All and the Honor of One is the Honor of All and that we are intimately related as an integral part of all Life. We are all relatives!"
– Hereditary Chief, Phil Lane Jr.

"This heartfelt understanding of the infinite unifying and healing power of Wopida, is to give thanks and gratitude at all times and in all places. This is the State of Consciousness that we always need to be, whatever unfolds at Standing Rock and beyond." – Hereditary Chief, Phil Lane Jr.

"When we strive to make our lives, every thought, word and action, a living Wopida, we are given a great spiritual gift. For whenever our soul and the inmost chambers of our heart are filled with thanksgiving and gratitude it also naturally becomes filled with compassion, love, understanding, forgiveness, joy, happiness and oneness.

When our lives are centered in this State of Consciousness, there is no room left for the experience of fear, hate, prejudice, revenge, jealousy, loneliness and disunity. There is no room for anything that separates ourselves and our oneness with our Beloved Creator, our Human Family and all Life, seen and unseen." – Hereditary Chief, Phil Lane Jr.

"We must reaffirm our common humanity. Wherever we are, we can make a real difference. In the street, in school, at work, in public transport; in the voting booth, on social media.It starts with each of us. Step forward and defend the rights of a refugee or migrant, a person with disabilities, an LGBT person, a woman, a child, indigenous peoples, a minority group, or anyone else at risk of discrimination or violence."
– United Nations Human Rights Day

"It is time for humans to act as a unified force of nature, to live life as a prayer of gratitude and service for the Earth and for future generations. It is time for a Global Wopida."

Text, quotes and image from: UpliftConnect.com: https://goo.gl/yzLjLb

Join us on December 10 at 10am CST for a webcast and synchronized expression of gratitude. Register here: https://goo.gl/YcnAaF

Visit Unify's Event page on Facebook: https://goo.gl/FKrssX

#PraywithStandingRock #StandWithStandingRock #NoDAPL
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Love and gratitude for our Water Protectors in Standing Rock. May our thoughts and prayers keep you warm ...




#StandingRock #WaterProtectors #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife
Love and gratitude for our Water Protectors in Standing Rock. May our thoughts and prayers keep you warm ...




#StandingRock #WaterProtectors #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife

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An incredible moment of healing at Standing Rock: Hundreds of veterans ask Native elders for forgiveness.

Forgiveness Ceremony Unites Veterans And Natives At Standing Rock Casino

"We fought you. We took your land. We signed treaties that we broke. We stole minerals from your sacred hills. We blasted the faces of our presidents onto your sacred mountain... We didn’t respect you, we polluted your Earth, we’ve hurt you in so many ways but we’ve come to say that we are sorry. We are at your service and we beg for your forgiveness." ~ Wes Clark, Jr.

Deep Gratitude to Wes Clark Jr.and all the Veterans asking for forgiveness, and all the Native Elders offering the precious gift of forgiving ...


See more photos and videos here: https://goo.gl/ndGh95 #Veterans #StandWithStandingRock #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife
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ARMY CORPS DECISION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
By Andy Pearson

On Sunday afternoon, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied the easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe, just north of the encampments at Standing Rock. This is amazing, virtually unprecedented, and a movement victory -- and the water protectors who have led the fight are right to claim it as such. It's also likely temporary and by no means the end of this fight. Here's some context and paths forward as best I understand right now.

WHAT HAPPENED: The Corps denied the easement and ordered an Environmental Impact Statement, which is a formal study which will compare various route alternatives. Denying the easement was a stepping stone to getting to an EIS here for the Corps, and doesn't mean that the pipeline won't be built in its current alignment near Standing Rock eventually. The Corps is essentially hitting the pause button and initiating further study.

HOW DOES AN EIS GO? There are usually three phases to conducting an EIS: Scoping, Draft, and Final. The public can generally comment during each phase. The purpose of scoping is to identify what should be studied in the EIS -- the scope. Then the Corps and their EIS contractor prepare and release a draft, which the public is invited to comment on. They then rework the draft in light of public input and release a final version, which the public can generally also comment on. The process usually takes several months, and can last for years depending on the project's complexity. A generic timeline would be about nine months, but we don't have any actual guidance yet on the timeline for this particular EIS.

WILL THIS ACTUALLY STOP CONSTRUCTION? Debatable. It would be illegal for Energy Transfer Partners to drill under the Missouri, but that's not to say they won't do it and opt to pay whatever legal penalties they incur. That would be a fairly shocking move on their part but they've hinted they may be open to doing it. It's easy to imagine that an incoming Trump administration would do their best to make the penalties as minimal as possible.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR ETP TO DRILL RIGHT NOW? Contracts with oil shippers. These contracts, called take-or-pay contracts, obligate shippers to pay money to the pipeline company over a long, committed period of time regardless of whether they have oil to actually send or not. It's a great deal for DAPL but not so good for the oil shippers, especially now that the Bakken oil boom isn't so hot. These contracts expire if the pipeline isn't substantially complete by January 1, and there's somewhat of a chance that some shippers will choose to drop out at that point due to changing economics in the industry if the pipeline isn't complete. Sunday's decision by the Corps means that the pipeline won't be complete by January 1 unless ETP breaks the law and drills anyway.

WHAT ABOUT TRUMP? Oh, you had to ask. He's a problem here. Once he's president, he'll be able to stack the deck at the Army Corps so that the EIS is weak or biased in favor of DAPL, and he might be able to stop the EIS process altogether and reinstate the permit, though I don't know the legal specifics here yet. It's very doubtful that we'll see a full and robust EIS with him taking office. The upshot of Sunday's decision as I see it, assuming that ETP chooses to follow the law, is that it delays approval of the line until after Trump takes office, giving time for the contracts to expire and letting the worst of winter slide by without the need for full forces at the encampments.

WHAT CAN WE DO IN THE MEANTIME? We can continue the work we've been doing, because it's all still relevant and helpful, and will become quite urgent again in at most a few months. We can go after the banks harder than ever to cut off funding to DAPL. We can continue to spread information, lobby elected officials, lobby the Corps, hold events, train for direct action. We can engage in the EIS process once it begins. This isn't the end of the fight by a long shot, but it's a brief respite between battles and a sign of how far we've come thanks to the indigenous leadership and water protectors at Standing Rock. Let's celebrate and reflect and keep fighting.


From Andy Pearson's post on FB: https://goo.gl/nnwUjl
HT Dallas Goldtooth: https://goo.gl/YohGUC

#NoDAPL   #StandingRock  
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This Is What Victory Over The Dakota Access Pipeline At Standing Rock Looks Like
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From: http://n.mynews.ly/!EB.EuRwf

Thanks to +cobalt please 

#NoDAPL #MniWiconi = #WaterIsLife   #StandingRock
This Is What Victory Over The Dakota Access Pipeline At Standing Rock Looks Like
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Letter from Jon Eagle Sr. Dec 4, 2016

"Hau mitakuyepi. I'm writing in response to the many doubtful and negative comments on my previous post. Let me put this victory in perspective for you so you can better understand why I feel we've killed this black snake.

It is a historic day for not only the people of Standing Rock but for all the tribal nations, indigenous people, and people around the world who have shown their love and support to Standing Rock. When we first began this resistance we were told that it had never been done before and the chances of stopping this pipeline were slim to none. I think it's safe to say that this can indeed be done. This resistance has given a voice to the many tribal nations across this country who are defending their sacred sites and ancestral burials within Treaty and ancestral lands.

Because of this resistance tribes were invited to government to government consultation and given a chance to redefine what meaningful consultation means to them . This resistance has prompted the United States Government to remember it's trust responsibility to tribes and has caused them to give renewed consideration to honor our treaties. During the government to government consultations tribes advocated for meaningful consultation for federal undertakings crossing ancestral homelands prior to those undertakings being approved. This resistance has given a voice to those who weren't heard, the first people's of this continent.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has invited the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to government to government consultation in regards to the Nationwide 12 Permits that were granted for the Dakota Access Pipeline. NW 12 Permits were previously given to undertakings that affected 1/2 an acre or less. In 2012 USACE was given the green light to implement NW 12 permits on large infrastructure projects like DAPL which allowed them to fast track projects, circumvent and bypass the National Environment Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe asserted itself telling them that in order for the government to government consultation to be meaningful this consultation needed to happen on our lands in front of our full council, following our traditional laws. Woyukcan, the way we think, in our own way. USACE has agreed and will be meeting with our tribe on Standing Rock, in front of our full council where we will be taking issue with the application of Nationwide 12 Permits on a project of this scope. Now is the time to redefine what meaningful consultation means to tribes.

Renewed attention is now being paid to the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the unique abilities tribes have to not only identify but evaluate sites of religious and cultural significance within ancestral lands. In this resistance we have gained valuable and powerful allies. Over 1400 archaeologist signed onto a letter to the Obama Administration taking issue with the desecration of our sacred sites, followed by a letter from the National History Museum where over 1200 anthropologist, archaeologist, historians and museum personnel spoke out in support of Standing Rock. This was followed by a letter from the National Trust on Historic Preservation who also took issue with the desecration of our sites posing the question, did DAPL violate Section 110 of NHPA, Anticipatory Demolition.

This resistance has unified a tribal voice. This is the first time in history that over 350 tribes have stood together to tell the United States Government and the world, enough is enough. Never again will they be able to segment us if we nurture this unity. Together we are powerful. This resistance has ignited that fire within us, but has also ingnited the Oceti Sakonwin, the Seven Council Fires also known as the Great Sioux Nation. We must now continue to work on getting back to our original form of government and way of life instead of the form of government that was forced upon us. It's up to us to keep and nurture that flame so the next generation can carry that way of life into the future.

This victory has brought climate change to the forefront again and we have the opportunity to work towards reducing our dependency on corporate America. But, it starts with us. We can't expect our government to reduce it's dependency on fossil fuels if we aren't ready to change our own behavior. This has created a forum to tribes to work together to ensure that our children, grandchildren and those not yet born.

DAPL promised their investors that oil would flow by January 1st, 2017. That is not going to happen and investors are already backing out of the project. The Department of the Army has stated that they will look at options to reroute this pipeline by implementing a Full Environmental Impact Statement to include public comment. A full EIS can take years to accomplish and we WILL bankrupt them or cause them to abandon this project.

Finally, we have shown the world the power of prayer, the strength of unity and the blessing of peace. Wopila to the thousands of veterans who came to stand with Standing Rock. The Black Snake is in it's death throws. This resistance and victory will be celebrated and talked about for generations to come. Ho hecetu welo"

Mni Wiconi, Water of Life ~ Jon Eagle Sr. Dec 4, 2016 ~




From: Jon Eagle Sr.'s FB Post Dec 4, 2016: https://goo.gl/qZg50r
HT Dallas Goldtooth:

Highly Recommended Video: Jon Eagle Sr, Standing Rock Tribal Historic Preservation Officer, reflects on the coming together of the largest gathering of indigenous Americans in history as well as gaining supporters against the Dakota Access Pipeline from people in all four corners of the world: https://goo.gl/O9edqD

#NoDAPL #MniWiconi #StandingRock
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Today , Dec 4, 2016: The U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell released the following statement in support of the U.S. Army's decision related to the Dakota Access Pipeline:

"The thoughtful approach established by the Army today ensures that there will be an in-depth evaluation of alternative routes for the pipeline and a closer look at potential impacts, as envisioned by NEPA. The Army's announcement underscores that tribal rights reserved in treaties and federal law, as well as Nation-to-Nation consultation with tribal leaders, are essential components of the analysis to be undertaken in the environmental impact statement going forward."

#NoDAPL   #WaterIsLife   #StandingRock  
From The U.S. Department of the Interior: https://goo.gl/Mq39LP
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Army will not grant easement for Dakota Access Pipeline crossing
By U.S. Army December 4, 2016



From: https://goo.gl/wRkP48

#NoDAPL   #WaterIsLife   #StandingRock  
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"The Obama Administration has announced that the US Army Corps will NOT grant DAPL the easement to drill under the Missouri River!

It is NOT a straight DENIAL but rather a MAJOR suspension on a decision pending a limited EIS.

The US Army Corps will conduct a limited Environmental Impact Statement on the river crossing and explore possibilities for alternative routes. This is a win! A huge win!" ~ Dallas Goldtooth

https://www.facebook.com/dallasgoldtooth/posts/10106017418586723

#NoDAPL
This EIS process will take months,
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