Indigenous Youth Healing Prayer Run to Line 3

NCRN held a webinar on Wednesday July 28, 2021 where the featured guests were Waniya Locke and Montgomery Brown here and here. They were unable to join us because of poor to no cell service as they were on route and organizing the youth healing prayer run from Standing Rock and Cheyenne River to the contested and controversial Enbridge Line 3 pipeline #StopLine3 #IndigenousSolidarity.

The Youth Run started on July 19 and finished July 30. Check out the excellent coverage with videos and photos at ReZpect Our Water Facebook page. Also check out the Standing Rock Youth Council Facebook page.


Standing Rock Reservation, May 2021. Photo by Jolanda Kirpensteijn on Unsplash

We held space in solidarity with their healing efforts. Check out the webinar recording here. We began with a 4 minute Facebook video, “Prayer Lodge Stops Line 3 Chaos” by the Giniw Collective.


Dr. Tom Groover shared an excellent 13 minute YouTube video of Waniya: Redefining Environmentalism for the Climate Emergency (Part 3) - 3 Lessons from Standing Rock.


We also watched a 12 minute video by Democracy Now: “Just Out of Jail, Winona LaDuke Decries Militarized Crackdown on Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Protests”, July 23, 2021. We are encouraged by Youth Runners and Indigenous Organizers for their strength, determination, persistence and love for Mother Earth. We have a lot to learn from them and hope to reschedule a webinar with Waniya and Montgomery in the near future. In Solidarity! More Resources:


Check out the Interactive Line 3 Pipeline maps created by StopLine3.org


A short 2 minute Facebook video: Standing Rock and Cheyenne River and other tribal nations joined together on a prayer run to stand with our relatives in the Annishaabe territory to fight against Line 3 and demand the US honor the treaties.


A short article in Green American Magazine about Indigenous youth runners: ReZpect Our Water.


Article from March 31, 2017: Why Is Water Sacred to Native Americans?

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