Brutally cold winter has arrived at the Lakota Standing Rock Stop Dakota Pipeline camps in North Dakota.
The Water Protectors from 500 Native American Tribes continue to try and stop the Dakota Pipeline from ravaging the Lakota sacred ancestral land and water supply, they are battling extreme cold, snow, illnesses, frost bite. water cannons, tear gas and flash bang grenades aimed at their non violent protest. Many ceremonial elders are there leading prayers and guiding the effort to stop the Dallas based Dakota Pipeline. They need our help this winter.
We have three projects
Solidarity Project I
Assisting medics and medical volunteers at Standing Rock
After receiving a request for assistance, we arranged for 20 flourescent red medical vests to be shipped immediately. Vests are adorned with the universally recogonized medical insignia on the front and back ,including bold lettering MEDIC to help protect those on the front lines from water cannons, mace and rubber bullets while medically assisting Standing Rock Protesters. It is against international practice to harm or shoot medics wearing such a vest.
Solidarity Project 2
We are sending desperately needed items in response to this weeks decision by law enforcement to use water cannons on people during 20 degree weather along with tear gas and flash bang grenades, injuring 50 people, some critically. Pls donate as soon as you can. 100 % of your donation will go to this project immediately. We are shipping to a contact on the ground there who will shepherd the supplies to the correct places and people:
We are sending:
1. wool blankets to help treat hypothermia patients
2. goggles to stop tear gas injury to eyes
3. respirators to protect lungs from tear gas injury
4. men and women's wool socks to help with hypothermia
5. fiber filled sleeping bags for rewarming patients suffering from hypothermia
Solidarity Project 3
We are gathering hand knitted warm articles of warm clothing We need simple, well made warm hats, scarves, mittens, shawls, sweaters ( all childrens sizes and especially adult XL) vests, socks. 70% of one's body heat escapes from the head with no warm hat leading to serious hypothermia which can be life threatening. There are many children and elders at the camp as well as women and men.
Thank you for your help
We are also accepting donations for shipping the items to North Dakota.
For questions pls call, text or email:
Mary Dobbs / Executive Director / Global Peace Foundation