Nov 9, 2016 - Mni Wiconi ~ Water is life! Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes to Rally for Standing Rock and Raise Awareness about Local Environmental Issues

Our traditional homelands, waterways, and sacred sites are under assault by the fossil fuel industry. From the Dakota Access pipeline in the Dakota’s to the proposed coal and oil export terminals in the Salish Sea, our lands, traditions and livelihood is being desecrated in the name of profit.” ~Rachel Heaton Muckleshoot

Mni Wiconi ~ Water is life! Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes to march and rally for Standing Rock

On Saturday, November 12th, the Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes of Washington State, the Nisqually, Puyallup, Steilacoom, Squawskin (Squaxin Island), S’Homamish, Stehchass, T’Peeksin, Squi-aitl, and Sa-heh-wamish, will coverage for a rally and march to both support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s battle against the Dakota Access pipeline and to highlight issues impacting their Nations from the fossil fuel industry such as proposed coal and oil terminals for the Salish Sea.

In response to Standing Rock‘s call for solidarity, Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes of Washington State are asking for all of you to come together to Stand with Standing Rock. In uniting with our relatives we would also like to bring awareness to the environmental issues affecting the Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes. Here in Washington State we too are fighting pipelines, oil terminals, fracking, and other fossil fuel industries. It is time that we come together for environmental justice. The pipeline opposition is not just about Standing Rock, it is about all of us. Their fight for clean water is our fight for clean water.

What: Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes Stand with Standing Rock March/Rally and Come Together to Protect Mother Earth.

When: Saturday, November 12, 2016

Time: 12:00PM-3:00PM
12-12:45 March
12:45- 3:00PM Rally at University of Washington Tacoma

Location/Route: March will begin on the sidewalk at the corner of 21st St and Pacific Avenue in Downtown Tacoma close to the Washington State History Museum and will continue up to where a peaceful rally will be held at University of Washington Tacoma

For more information contact: David Bean or Rachel Heaton at

For more information go to the event page here

We invite all supporters to join us in prayer that, ultimately, the right decision- moral decision- is made to protect our people, our sacred places, our land and our resources. We won’t step down from this fight. As peoples of this earth, we all need water. This is about our water, our rights, and our dignity as human beings.” – David Archambault II, Chairman Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

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