The Freshet Collective

Organization (us)minneapolis, MN, United States Website
1 campaign 54649 contributions received $3,021,920 raised Member since August 2016
The Freshet Collective's mission is to raise, manage, and disburse legal defense funds to support individuals arrested for their involvement in direct action as part of liberatory grassroots social movements. Vision We may support other movements in the future, but this struggle is about the water. Our relationship to water is what we all share. From the womb that brings us into the world to the tears we shed for our relatives, water is life. A freshet is a flood, often after spring melt. As we embody the spring freshet in this work, we are an unstoppable force - a surge of momentum that wipes away the slumber of winter, drains the stagnation, clears the stream blockages, and saturates the earth to prepare for a burst of new life. In everything we do, we strive to: - Center Indigenous people, voices, worldviews, communities, and struggle - Prioritize the needs of Indigenous water protectors and others directly impacted by systems of oppression nurture and develop bonds of solidarity between water protectors educate and train rather than serve, to foster self-determination rather than dependency - Support and build grassroots movement fighting for the liberation of Indigenous people and Mother Earth Learn more at

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Support the legal defense of warriors protecting land, water, and human rights. The Sacred Stone Camp is a spiritual and cultural camp on the Standing Rock Reservation resisting the Dakota Access oil pipeline through non-violent direct action.

$3,021,920 raised of $4M goal
Finished October 1, 2018