Standing Rock Actions: 96 Hour Vigil & “Unite Pen with Prayer” letter writing campaign & MORE!

A MESSAGE FROM ANDRE ENTERMANN:

So after receiving about $500 worth of offers to send our tipi to the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, I’ve decided to make an official request.
If you’ve wanted to help out with this very worthy “movement” please send us a check or stop on by with money.   We are gonna go for $1500 to pay us back for the Tipi cover, liner and door, plus some stakes, pins and rope.
This spring I could use help peeling new poles too, as that is the time to do it.
A group of corporations along with a police state are desecrating Native American burial sites at an alarming rate.  Sending tribes support is what we can do from afar.
Andre Entermann
6363 Fisherman Bay Rd.
Lopez Island, WA 98261

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UNITE PEN WITH PRAYER

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Led once again by Liz and Kai, the next round of actions will be “Unite Pen with Prayer,” a letter writing campaign to put pressure on all local, state, national, private and governmental organizations contributing to this unconstitutional nightmare of militarized intervention for the benefit of a private corporation.

Events surrounding the Water Protectors, and all they represent, are escalating. Police and security forces continue to amp up their militarized response to peaceful and prayerful actions and legal charges are becoming extreme as people stand up to defend our waters.
This is our next step in Standing with Standing Rock.
Join us Wednesdays, October 19th through November 16th between 4:30 and 9:00 pm around the fireplace at the Library. Sample letters and critical addresses will be available. Bring pen, paper, envelopes, and stamps if you can.
We will press hard, pen against paper, hearts in our hands, the future in the balance. Together, clearly, compassionately, and with all certainty we will tell the police and agencies to Stand Down; to get on the right side of the law, and the right side of history.

 

 

 

96 HOUR VIGIL

For 96 hours, from October 7th, 10:00 p.m. through October 11th, 10:00 p.m., a group of Lopezians, anchored by stalwart Liz Lafferty, kept a sacred fire burning at Midnight’s Farm as one of the 5,000 events happening worldwide in support of the Standing Rock protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.

Altars were created by Erin Bernardi and each day one of the four directions was honored in a ceremony led by Julienne Battalia and others.  For those wanting to walk in supportive silence, the Labyrinth was kept open during the length of the vigil.

On Monday, October 10th, at the Down Dog Studio adjacent to the fire, Kai Sanburn and Irene Skyriver presented a slide show and discussion about their recent experiences at Standing Rock.  On Tuesday, October 11th, the community was invited to a potluck around the fire and ten people stayed on to witness the ending of the vigil in alignment with actions around the world.

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