“In Lakota, we call water mni wiconi, the literal translation being “it gives me life.” Remember that water, mni, is every being’s first medicine. Know water, know life. No water, no life. Together we can stop the Dakota Access pipeline, together we can help heal our Nations” —Matt Remle Lakota
Seattle Stands with Standing Rock! No DAPL!
For Immediate Release Seattle, WA
September 13, 2016
WHAT: Peaceful March & Rally
WHEN: Friday, September 16, 2016
TIME: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
WHERE: Seattle City Hall to Westlake Park
“The pipeline presents a threat to our lands, our sacred sites and our waters, and the people who will be affected must be heard.” – David Archambault II, Chairman Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Scores of Native Americans, Alaskan Natives, and non-Native allies are expected on Friday, September 16th in Seattle, Washington at a march, rally and support effort for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. This event is co-sponsored by Ndns for Justice and 350 Seattle.
The proposed pipeline poses irreparable harm of oil leaking into to the Missouri River and all waters downstream, destroying sacred sites and ancestral land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe poisoning its main water supply, and also poisoning farmlands that lay in the path of this 1400-mile monster.
At 10:30 we will start at Seattle City Hall with a welcome and song by Matt Remle, Lakota, Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. We will then be addressed by the City of Seattle Mayor Murray, Councilwoman Debora Juarez, Blackfeet Nation, and other City & Tribal Officials. At 11:30 the Sacred Water Canoe Family will lead the march to Westlake Park. At 12:00 noon the rally will begin with Fawn Sharp, Quinault Indian Nation Chairwoman, President of the Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest Indians & 1st Vice Chair of the National Congress of American Indians, and Councilwoman Kshama Sawant. Washington Tribal Leaders, 350 Seattle, Youth and others will speak, along with Native singing, drumming and chants against the pipeline until 2:00 pm.
Mni Wiconi! Water is Life!
For more information see event page here