The Karl La Due Wodakota Foundation supported the Standing Rock Oceti Sakowin Camp
We have assisted with the funding and supply of Winter Boots, (Mukluks) necessary for the children in the Oceti Sakowin Camp and currently supplying 47 pairs, 12 more than our target.
Oceti Sakowin Camp was a unified encampment of Water Protectors dedicated to protecting our land and water against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). We value assuring the welfare of all people by honoring human rights, treaties, agreements, and cultures. Our goal is to peacefully and prayerfully defend our rights, and rise up as one to sustain Mother Earth and her inhabitants.
The children of Oceti Sakowin Camp were actively involved in the powerful prayer and ceremony to bring awareness and change to the extreme measures being undertaken by companies like Transfer Energy to continue the fossil fuel dependency of the USA.
The security forces for #DAPL met the water protestors with aggressive and illegal action. But the determination in the camp, on behalf of all of us and the Earth was steadfast. They stayed the course through the cold winter.
The children who received these Mukluks stood firm in the snow with the adults from 280 indigenous nations.
We had a special arrangement with Mukluks.com where they make hand made warm snowproof traditional boots and gave us a discount for the cause (20% off of $150 per pair).
This cause sits at the intersection of corporate greed, destruction of the earth, and racism. It effects millions downstream on the Missouri River and addresses the trail of broken treaties, promises, and genocide in our US heritage.
For all those who have been involved in this cause thank you for standing through the winter with these children, our children.