Supporting the Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipeline Opposition
As the protests in North Dakota regarding the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline rage on, a group of people spread across the Roaring Fork Valley have begun to grow in numbers. They have come together due to great concerns for the growing violence taking place on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, and are finding ways to support the tribe and the protesters that are fighting for rights to their own protected land.
I was lucky enough to meet a few wonderful members of this group in Carbondale, just before they set out to North Dakota. One of them was David Starbear Avalos, activist of dimensional shift and awakening quadrivium resonance, who spent weeks with two of his friends packing two sizable trailers with frozen food, propane, tanks of water, and other necessary materials. David has family members with an active presence on the reservation, and his desire to do anything he can to help is very apparent. His counterpart, Alexa Webster, Founder of Seeds of Remembrance, was also there finishing up the loading of the trailers, and is bringing with them materials to create altars for prayer, with hopes of bringing spiritual strength to people in North Dakota. While they were all such deeply inspiring characters, with warm hearts and welcoming hugs, I could see worry in their eyes, not just for the people already there, but for themselves. With that sense of worry was an even greater desire to make a change and get out there to Standing Rock. I couldn’t keep them long, as they were very eager to set out on their 15 hour road trip to the site, but the short time I did spend with them was inspiring, and we wish them the best of luck on their great endeavors in North Dakota.
Roaring Fork Valley Support for Standing Rock
To become involved with this group, visit their Facebook page, “River Stands With Rock Roaring Fork Valley Stands With Standing Rock” and put in a request to join the group, in order to help the cause. To donate money visit: https://www.gofundme.com/stand-with-standing-rock.
** Amy Kimberly, Executive Director for Carbondale Arts, is driving up on November 21st. Message her on Facebook if you can help. David has asked for the following to get ready for winter:
Heavy tunnel tents
Heavy and large tarps canvas and oil are great wind barriers.
Lots of long cam straps that can be used to secure tarps to structures
Rubber kitchen mats
Below 0 sleeping bags large
Bulk dr bronners soap.
Camp stove burners ( heavy duty 2 burners)