Press Release 6/20/2014
Rosebud, SD: Oyate Wahacanka Woecun officialy announces a three day celebration to be held on June 26th, 27th, and 28th, 2014 at the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Spiritual Camp near Ideal. SD. We extend welcoming wishes to interest supporters.
We celebrate the support of our Alliances with the people world-wide who understand the significant role water plays for all life on this planet, Unci Maka.
We celebrate the unity of the grassroots organizations like Cowboys & Indian Alliance, Dakota Rural Action & BOLD Nebraska along with the member of the Oceti Sakowin who support our unifying goals, #NoTarsands, #NoKXL. We celebrate our children, elders, veterans, teachers and neighbors alike.
We celebrate and acknowledge our collective success in opposition to TransCananda and the Keystone XL Pipeline; while recognizing that our work is not done.
We invite everyone to this celebration to come sing, dance, laugh, play traditional games and enjoy this gathering.
What we have accomplished so far is no simple feat but rather a milestone in our collective journey. We recognize and honor all those who have stopped in at camp, kept us in their prayers, and stood up to next to us to defend our stance against the pipeline.
We celebrate the supporters globally who check in on us through Facebook and our website “shieldingthepeople.org”. Although we may not be able to shake your hand, we honor your presence and are thankful for your support in defending this planet that we share.
A nationwide awareness of our agenda is monumental, and gives us hope and validation that our effects have meaning worldwide. We invite you to share our goal of protecting Unci Maka with your elected officials and local leaders.
Every step of Oyate Wahacanka Woecun has been spiritually guided beginning with our Vision and Mission Statement:
- setting and achieving goals by collaborating resources from our supporters
- providing education on a national scale from individuals to small groups about the dangers to our waters and land.
- building a camp as a peace to protest and practice our ceremonies and strengthen individuals to protect our land and water.