Donate to Standing Rock at our register

Donate to Standing Rock at our register through Monday, December 19. Mariposa will be matching donations up to a total of $1,000.

Who are we donating to?

We will be sending donations to Sacred Stone Camp.

On April 1st, 2016, tribal citizens of the Standing Rock Lakota Nation and ally Lakota, Nakota, & Dakota citizens, under the group name “Chante tin’sa kinanzi Po” founded a Spirit Camp along the proposed route of the bakken oil pipeline, Dakota Access.

This Spirit Camp is called Iŋyaŋ Wakháŋagapi Othí, translated as Sacred Rock, the original name of the Cannon Ball, ND area (Cannon Ball is located in Sioux County, North Dakota and on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation). The Spirit Camp is dedicated to stopping and raising awareness around the Dakota Access pipeline, including the dangers associated with pipeline spills and the necessity to protect the water resources of the Missouri river.

What will the donations be used for?

While the donations are to be used by Sacred Stone as they see fit, there is an extended supply list, including legal fees and holistic medicinal items, that your donations could be used for.

Why are we donating?

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is proposed to transport as much as 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota crossing the Missouri River twice, through Standing Rock reserve lands and sacred sites, on to South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois.

The pipeline route threatens sites of historical and cultural significance to many Northern Plains tribes, including the Lakota, Dakota, Mandan, Arikara and Cheyenne, and has violated a series of Federal Regulations sought to protect the environment and Native American tribes.

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The place where pipeline will cross on the Cannonball is the place where the Mandan [Native American tribe] came into the world after the great flood, it is also a place where the Mandan had their Okipa, or Sundance. Later, this is where Wisespirit and Tatanka Ohitika held sundances. There are numerous old Mandan, Cheyenne, and Arikara villages located in this area and burial sites. This is also where the sacred medicine rock [is located], which tells the future.
— LaDonna Bravebull Allard (Lakota, Dakota)
The dangers imposed by the greed of big oil on the people who live along the Missouri river is astounding. When this proposed pipeline breaks, as the vast majority of pipelines do, over half of the drinking water in South Dakota will be affected. How can rubber-stamping this project be good for the people, agriculture, and livestock? It must be stopped. The people of the four bands of Cheyenne River stand with our sister nation in this fight as we are calling on all the Oceti Sakowin or Seven Council Fires to do so with our allies, both native and non native in opposing this pipeline.
— Joye Braun (Cheyenne River)