Posted by on Jul 4, 2013 in Featured, News

Red Nations Rising

Red Nations Rising

Moccasins on the Ground at Takini on the Cheyenne River Reservation Red Nations Rising Moccasins on the Ground at Takini on the Cheyenne River Reservation by Owe Aku International Justice Project July 1, 2013 In our effort to be true to our principal objective to preserve sacred water and protect Ina Maka for future generations, working within the protocol of our traditions and responsibilities must always be our first priority. While journeying through the land after the Cheyenne River Moccasins on the Ground training, Obama made indications that he will not approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. That would be a great victory. However, our victory does not come until all sacred water is protected from tarsands, uranium mining, coal extraction and the myriad ways fat takers destroy Ina Maka. The Moccasins on the Ground Tour of Resistance, in conjunction with many allies and relatives, was on the move again with more non-violent direct action training on the Cheyenne River territory of the Lakota Nation from June 14th through 16th....

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Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Featured, News

Santee Sioux Tribe Rescinds Support for TransCanada’s Keystone XL -Debra White Plume

Santee Sioux Tribe Rescinds Support for TransCanada’s Keystone XL -Debra White Plume

Santee Sioux Tribe Rescinds Resolution to Support TransCanada, Inc. KXL Pipeline by Debra White Plume “Wow, I wonder if we will get to see the cranes?” was the thought on my mind. I had just hung up the telephone from a conversation with a movement brother who was calling from the Santee Sioux Nation Tribal Office. He had said that TransCanada was on the Tribal Council Agenda, and that council had just passed a Tribal Resolution to Support TransCanada’s KXL Tarsands Oil Pipeline in the area of economic development and job opportunities. “What??” I practically screamed into his ear. (Sorry, bro!). So, to make a long story short, we answered the call from our good brother to come to Santee Sioux Nation. We got some funds together, formed a delegation of activists, singers, speakers, warriors, elders, planned our route, got some gas money, made a plan and called our bro to let him know we were coming to answer the call of our allies. Our Santee allies held community meetings, got some meals together, gathered funds, rented our delegation...

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Posted by on Mar 8, 2013 in Featured, News

Activist Training to Protect Sacred Water -Debra White Plume

Activist Training to Protect Sacred Water -Debra White Plume

Moccasins on the Ground to Protect Sacred Water by Debra White Plume Lakota know we love Unci Maka. All of Unci Maka. Our ancestors were free, to follow the Star Nation Path (the Good Red Road), to roam, to hunt, to be happy, to have sacred water. Then one day, FAT TAKER came thru camp, and stole the fat that many women prepared to get their lodges through the harsh prairie winters. From then on, it was the beginning of a war our ancestors waged in defense of their children, their babies, their, and our, sacred path of life. The gunfire may have ended at Wounded Knee in 1890 on that day when the 7th Calvary massacred unarmed women, children, old people, and men. But the war continues. America continues to violate international law, which is what a treaty is. Our ancestors made the 1851 and 1868 Ft Laramie Treaty with the United States to retain territory and make peace. America violated the Treaty Law when Fat Taker found...

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Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in Featured, News

Shut Down Tarsands (NO KXL)-Debra White Plume +Video

Shut Down Tarsands (NO KXL)-Debra White Plume +Video

SHUT DOWN TARSANDS by Debra White Plume, Feb 16, 2013 While citizens in Nebraska and all over the USA watched and waited for the decision of Nebraskan Governor Heinman regarding his decision to allow or prevent the Transcanada Keystone XL oil pipeline into ‘his’ state, I cringed, as that mentality is damaging and part of the colonial construct. The Ogllala Aquifer does not acknowledge the Governor. Nor does it acknowledge Secretary of State John Kerry, nor President Obama. I also cringed because another chamber of the heart of the matter is where the tarsands oil comes from in the first place, and what that mining is doing to the Boreal Forest, the Athabascan River watershed, and the Red Nations People and all of life in that area. ​The dirty tarsands oil is coming from the tarsands oil mine which has wreaked havoc on the lands and waters and all of life there, only to feed the insatiable monster of greed of the fossil fuel industry and the discussion must...

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Posted by on Nov 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

Women’s Hearts: There Is No DMZ

By : Debra White Plume Woke up to hear the news program my husband is listening to on the internet. Palestine. Thinking of how I have been listening to the news and seeing images from TV about Palestine since I was a teenager, all those years ago. Thinking about women there, and what they woke up to this morning. Probably not to a cup of steaming hot, strong coffee, a leisurely morning when the sun is shining on a blanket of fresh snow, melting now from the roof, sliding off in little drops to land in a plop on the watery snow, slushing across our bedroom porch. I was thinking about the Palestinian women there, the women I saw on the news, crawling over rubble, crying, looking for someone. Thinking about their hearts, and their hands. Women’s hearts are so deep, so big, so strong, and so loving. Women’s hearts can be so broken, time and time again, and yet we live. We feel that big, hard pain in...

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