Lakota Tour of Resistance 2014
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Ended Sep 19, 2014
From May 18- June 10, 2014, (postponed until Sept) a Lakota Delegation will embark on a historic journey to the North (so-called British Columbia) to meet with Indigenous communities and Nations that are ...

In the spirit of Indigenous Resistance, solidarity, and unity against all Pipelines and the Alberta Tar Sands.

During the month of September (changed from previous dates of May 18- June 10, 2014), a Lakota Delegation will embark on a historic journey to the North (so-called British Columbia) to meet with Indigenous communities and Nations that are also resisting against extractive industries, such as the pipelines, mining, tankers and the controversial Alberta Tar Sands.  This tour is to build Nation-to-Nation alliance, unity and solidarity to protect our SacredWater from these destructive industries. 

This tour will bring a delegation of Lakota front-line land and water defenders currently defending their homelands from the Trans Canada Keystone XL pipeline and uranium mining and visit 10 Indigenous communities and Nations in so-called British Columbia that are also resisting against industries push to contaminate their homelands.

The extractive industries in BC are destroying and contaminating Indigenous territories and water at a faster rate than ever before. The resistance to big industry has been growing within Indigenous communities and Indigenous Nations are taking direct action to protect their homelands. This tour gives the opportunity to build solidarity amongst Indigenous Nations in resistance and to gather strength from their common struggles.

The dates for this Tour of Resistance TBA. The delegation and caravan will be traveling from Pine Ridge Reservation, Lakota Territory, to as far north as the Gitxan Territory.

*Exact dates and schedule to be announced.

Missoula, Montana

Secwepemc Nation

Sto:lo Nation


Coast Salish Nations

St’at’imc Nation

Tsilhqot’in Nation

Nuxalk Nation, Bella Coola

Burns Lake    

Wet’suwet’in Nation, Unistoten Camp

Wet’suwet’in Nation, Moricetown

Gitxan Nation

These are some of the folks coming on the tour. 

Protect our SacredWater 

This tour is being coordinated with Owe Aku and the grassroots Indigenous communities and Nations being impacted by the Tar Sands, pipelines and mining. Check out their amazing work and dedication:

Owe Aku is a grassroots organization of Lakota people and allies. Moccasins on the Ground is the cornerstone of Owe Aku's resistance work to the Keystone XL Pipeline.

In March 2012 people from Owe Aku and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation blockaded trucks attempting to pass through the reservation carrying heavy machinery from the Gulf to mine the Athabasca tar sands. Based on this action and the history of Indigenous resistance to extractive industries, Moccasins on the Ground was developed and has evolved over the past three years.

Moccasins on the Ground is producing results and is committed to protecting the Lakota homeland; ultimately, no pipeline will be laid in the ancestral and treaty lands of the LakotaOyate. The three-day Moccasins on the Ground training provides the skills necessary to be on the front lines of environmental justice and sacred water protection work. The gatherings are hosted by local communities and are responses to requests from the grassroots organizers within those communities.

Please help make this Lakota Tour of Resistance 2014 a success. Please contribute to this important cause and historic alliance between Indigenous Nations.

Check out the Facebook community page for this tour: 


3 vehicle rentals $4,000

Fuel for tour $6,000

Total $10,000

Donations $1,500

Total to be raised is $8,500

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