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December 3, 2016 / zzirf

The Schoolhouse Learning Center

Water is more important than fibromyalgia and Oil and water do not mix which means #NoDAPL and this is an example of people power that we could employ don’t you think? After the water and the earth we should protect our family especially the members who are chronically ill as well as dealing with the oppression that comes with societal attitudes toward invisible suffering. Standing Rock water protectors are something I would not have even known about had it not been for the Internet and Facebook in particular. And in my naivity I am once again surprised at the people who are making money from the stand-off are more often than not businesses based on stealing authentic designs and claiming them as there own. People are pretending to be Standing Rock Sioux supporters but are in fact foreigners trying to make a quick buck and setting up fake Facebook Pages. I just wanted to post one simple little story that gets to the heart of the matter and I pray for peace and common sense and an eventual relocation of the pipeline to a safe distance, if there is such a thing but hey, come on, it’s their land.

Mní Wičhóni Nakíčižiŋ Owáyawa


After receiving a donation a couple weeks ago from a group of children in Vermont, we asked their teacher,  Kathryn McEachen, to share the story of how they had raised the funds. We were thrilled to receive the following beautiful story to share with you about how these young water protectors thousands of miles away came to support our students here at Mní Wičhóni Nakíčižiŋ Owáyawa.

kathI teach in a small school in west central Vermont, called The Schoolhouse Learning Center. The preschool staff had been inspired by what they’d read about the peaceful water protectors at Standing Rock, and individually, we were all wanting to find ways to help. Then we realized that what would be even better would be to involve our class of four year-olds (known as the Wild Grape class) in raising money to support the protectors as they did their work.

We started slow, first…

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