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Protect the Sacred - Idle No More Round Dance Featuring the Maza Kute Singers

Idle No More Round Dance Featuring the Maza Kute Singers
Gathering to Protect the Sacred From Tar Sands Projects, January 23rd - 25th 2013
Ihanktonwan Homelands, South Dakota
A Call for Unprecedented Unified Action

We joined in solidarity and unprecedented unity and:

• Honored all Indigenous First Nations, Tribes, Allies, and the Enduring Unity of the Oceti Sakowin, the Great Sioux Nation, and commemorated and honored the 150th Anniversary and reaffirmed the January 23, 1863 Peace Treaty between the Ihanktonwan and Pawnee Nations that was witnessed by the Ponca Nation and the United States Government. This Treaty has never been broken for more than 150 years.
• Notified President Obama and the U.S. Government that the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline would be a further grave abrogation of the January 23, 1863 Treaty and possibly other related treaties and would have very regrettable consequences. For instance, on December 21st 2012 by Resolution, the Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council also stated they were “vehemently opposed to the construction of the TransCanada/Keystone XL Pipeline Project on any Aboriginal or Treaty lands”.
• Held a Ceremonial Grand Council to Affirm a Unifying International Treaty between Indigenous Peoples and All Our Allies Who Seek to Protect the Sacred from the Tar Sands and the Keystone XL Pipeline. This International Treaty builds upon the Save the Fraser River Declaration, Rights of Mother Earth Accord, Indigenous Leaders Spiritual Declaration, the Sixteen Guiding Principles for Building a Harmonious World, the Coastal First Nations Declaration, and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
• Built the Foundation for a Spiritually-Grounded, Principle-Centered Interdependent Campaign for Unprecedented Unified Action to Protect Our Sacred Mother Earth.

* Round Dance Songs by the Santee Sioux Maza Kute Drum & Singers
* Treaty Signing Sacred Songs by the Haystack Butte Drum & Singers


Protect the Sacred

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Comment by Stephen Bamford on February 9, 2013 at 8:35am

I'm so glad all you good people continue to dance the dance and honor our Mother and all her inhabitants with the aspiration that those who are ignorant will wake up!  :-D  Many blessings!

Comment by Karen Marie Markum on February 8, 2013 at 12:43pm

Feel the energy of joy and love?  Its awesome!

Comment by Nancy Oakes on February 8, 2013 at 10:38am

Thank you for sharing this video with all of us. I cried as I watched my brothers and sisters in an ancient ceremony circle of dance. I am so proud of all the first people who are joining together to change their destiny and the destiny of the next generation. Use the new technology of video and networking to let the world know. Things are changing, these mega corporations and corrupt governments are on there way out.  Take names and send out those names of senators, congressman, representatives, mayors, governors anyone that holds a public elected job that is agreeing with this pipeline project. The hearts of all native and non-native people are changing. We are beginning to understand-"WE ARE ALL ONE" Much Love to all my brothers and sisters in this battle.

Comment by Michelle Morning Star Doherty on February 8, 2013 at 10:02am

So powerful! I can feel the energy in the drum and voices of Maza Kute Singers! 

Comment by Sister Rosemarie Stevens on February 7, 2013 at 9:51am

Phil. love your dancing slippers... Continue to join my prayer and dance to yours...

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