- Mary L. Hanna
Native Nations March On Washington
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders are calling on their allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully March on Washington DC. They ask that we rise in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of the world whose rights protect Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) for the future generations of all.
Standing Rock and Native Nations will lead a march in prayer and action in Washington D.C. on March 10th 2017. The March is being organized by the Native Nations Rise Planning Committee The Demands:
· #TakeTheMeeting // President Trump must meet with tribal leaders to hear why it’s critical that the US government respect tribal rights. This administration must work with us.
· #ConsentNotConsultation // Tribal interests cannot continue to be marginalized in favor of the interests of corporations and other governments. Consultation is not enough– we must require consent.
· #NativeNationsRise // The Standing Rock movement is bigger than one tribe. It has evolved into a powerful global phenomenon highlighting the necessity to respect Indigenous Nations and their right to protect their homelands, environment and future generations. We are asking our Native relatives from across Turtle Island to rise with us.
Calendar of Events March 7 – 9: Native leaders and their allies will lobby in the halls of power in Washington DC on behalf of the protection of all Tribes. March 10: Native peoples + their allies – gathering in thousands – will gather for a March from the Mall to the White House beginning at 10am. After the march, we will gather for a rally at the Ellipse. It is here we will make our demands to the new administration. Stand with Standing Rock