Sacred Land and The Right To Clean Water
Currently HUGS has raised almost two thousand dollars to support the Standing Rock camp based on the frontlines of the protest. Our contact Brad Kallio from the Zynoc Foundation has been on the ground working very hard to ensure that renewable energy solutions are brought to the camps to provide various needs to the protestors at the camps as the very harsh winter that has been setting in for some time now. As if it wasnt already hard enough for the protestors, many of them women and children taking injury from illegal beating, rubber bullets, and much more. The temperatures each morning are often around – 7 degrees or more.
Here is an official post we have made to gather support. 100% of donations go to the camp! You can Donate here
Currently on the Standing Rock Reservation in Mew Mexico there exists a conflict of weather or not to run a major oil pipeline underground that would most likely contaminate many precious fresh water sources for millions of people in North America. Without clean water, life cannot exist as we know it on earth. This pipeline will cross the Missouri River and Cannon Ball River which is the lifeline to many tribes and non-native, when this pipeline leaks it will destroy the water and land. Water is life ! So this pipeline is along the Missouri River and the KL pipeline was along the Ogall aquifer both are important to save.Many solutions have already currently been developed to allow all aspects of our present society to function without the use of crude oil. We wish to support the effort to prevent the pipleline by developing renewable energy sources at the reservation in order to demonstrate the lack of need for this oil. We support the indigenous in saving this sacred land by supporting those who are putting their lives on the line for protecting our mother earth and valuable resrouces that will be important for many future generations.
Here is the most recent update from Brad.
We are asking for financial support for water-Yurts, solar panels, medical supplies- food and blankets for the camp. This is a prayer camp movement to save our sacred land and water and has been entirely supported by the people and the campers. We are in great appreciation for all you contributions….Wopila lila tanka– we are deeply grateful for you contributions thank you! The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is a federally recognized tribe of American Indians. 81 Federal Register 26826, 26830 (May 4, 2016). Under the Indian Tribal Government Tax Status Act of 1982, 26 U.S.C. § 7871 et seq. , Indian tribes are treated like states for purposes of federal income, estate and gift tax deductions for charitable contributions.