Sunday, March 9 – Day of Ceremony and Commitment to Protecting the Sacred Water from KXLUpdate: Saturday, March 8 – Trainings on Direct Action, Action Medics, and Strategic Media
Lakota drummers opened the day in ceremony and performed traditional songs throughout the day. Song loosely translated as: ”Grandfather look down and watch over us as protectors of Mother Earth.” See more photos and follow live updates on twitter.
Here are some highlights:
- A young warrior spoke: “This will not be ‘game over’ because we will NOT allow this pipeline to go through Lakota territory.”
- “Our Red Nations have all opposed KXL pipeline and called upon all Lakota to defend our water. We can’t become complacent. We need to be ready and trained if KXL comes here.” - Debra White Plume
- Cindy, a Nebraska rancher brought a jug of her pure well water to share. ”Don’t let this be poisoned by KXL.”
- Participants had fun practicing “hassle lines” to get hands on experience in nonviolent deescalation tractics