STAND for Standing Rock NO DAPL
$190,133 of $186.5k goal
We are dealing with a crisis of many water protectors being moved from the main camp, forcibly. I am working NOW to PROTECT AS MANY WATER PROTECTORS AS POSSIBLE! This is needed before 12/4/16. Pilamaye!
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171 N Lincoln St
Mission SD 57555
Round one endeavors are being completed as we speak; as the movement is as quick moving as the Cannonball River after a rain. Our weather has been overall better than normal, and we remain blessed. Winter camp preparations are still underway; and individual campers connected to the S4SR Funds are still "Under our umbrella," and are assisted by our funds in helping them meet minimum living expenses to live at the camps. We are so busy working and the focus has changed so much. Right now, we are working on some supplies to be used in peaceful protest. We cannot declare what the supplies are exactly, but all things can be purchased at a sporting goods store and are an exercise of our solidarity in peaceful example. Please come back in a couple of days, keep praying, keep believing, keep sharing, keep giving, keep helping, keep loving, and keep fighting with us! We CANNOT STAND without YOU! Help us STAND! THIS IS NOT OVER! ROUND ONE FINAL GOFUND UPDATE 11/4/16 Well, my friends, its time to end this particular fund. We have focused on (so far) 5 different things to put your hard earned and dedicated dollars to work... To all donors WOPILA! To all our repeat donors who stuck by our side through this whole fund WOPILA TANKA! You are all standing with us! We are putting your names on our donor tipi and on donor flags to fly at our Consulate as we speak! We have made so much impact together! From 1) Supply; to 2) Travel funds for water protectors; to 3) Winter Camp lodging, vehicles, and safety measures; then 4) assistance to campers and camp kitchens, building infrastructure, and bringing in new crew; to now 5) 1st hand assistance with action and events - including media coverage of the actions taking place! Please follow us on my blog at http://nativeamericancolombe.blogspot.com/ for pictures and updates... At present, we have a small gas/propane/personal camper expense fund in the transition to a more formal way of getting the campers who need it funds directly. We also have an active Amazon wish list for the camp at https://amzn.com/w/212HQ9MYY2WO which we will be updating soon. (Send us canoes! Paddles! Binoculars! Gas Masks! Seriously!) An address for the fund is PO Box 644, Mission, SD 57555. Please address to Lynne Colombe as cashing personal checks and money orders is tough. It is easiest to cash postal money orders. I can send receipts. Finally, I would like to do a little crowdfunding for 4 other allies in this fight against the BLACK SNAKE #NoDAPL "David & Goliath" Battle! 1st - We are graciously housed at the Sacred Stone Spirit Camp in Cannonball, ND. This is blessed and Tribal land and all made possible by wonderful, wonderful people. I really suggest helping their two funds! Sacred Stone Camper Assistance Fund (read) https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/d19fAf Sacred Stone Spirit Camp (General Camp Fund) https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp/donate Next, this fund is raising money for medical yurts for the front line warriors who are being mased and attacked by the police. Your GoFunds from our #Stand4StandingRock campaign will be contributing a $2,000 contribution directly to the yurt company on your behalf already! To help her more... Community Yurts for Oceti Sakowin https://www.gofundme.com/community-yurts-4-standing-rock Finally, with the battle on the front line and resulting other battles after, you can really help these guys out too! Red Warrior Camp Fund https://www.generosity.com/fundraising/red-warrior-camp-legal-fund-nodapl With much love and respect, I submit this final update via the GoFunds. After I close this fundraiser, I will start another but want those funds to be more camper-direct and assist the ground directly as most of the infrastructure needed will be complete soon. Please, again, keep watching our updates as them will begin to be posted early next week on my blog! PILMAYE! WOPILA! We are in this together in the fight for Mni Wiconi & Unci Maka! Photos courtesy of S4SR Water Akicita "Misun" & the pics of the donor tipi. An email list is also being built to send updates to. Please keep us in your prayers; as you are always in ours. BREAKING NEWS! Our own S4SR Vana Dee #WORTHY was one of 80-100+ peaceful water protectors arrested yesterday. She may have been a target because of her experience and training in non-aggressive protesting. She is from the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona. She is an integral part of our camp and works hard; is a leader at the 2nd largest Standing Rock camp that we are blessed to be apart of. Please share our link! I am working with her mother to find out which jail she has been sent to; as we hear those arrested may be housed as far as Fargo, ND. Bond money will be put up if the main camp legal fund does not or cannot get her out. We are waiting to hear more information, but Morton County is very SLOW and DELIBERATE about not giving out vital information (even to her mother). Thank you so much for your donations! Wopila Tanka! Apologies to any donors who went a couple days without our response; we have been flooded with winterization duties, painting projects, traveling, and ACTIVISM! Please read the article about the arrests here and SHARE our link! Pilamaye! 3 out of 4 of our tipis are up in our camp! You are Standing With Us and We could not STAND without YOU! http://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/Red-Warrior-Camp-protesters-compare-Morton-Co-action-to-Wounded-Knee-398044341.html STAND4STANDING ROCK (S4SR) GoFundMe began as a simple request for supplies for the Stand With Standing Rock Movement that sprung into complete worldwide action in August 2016. As the movement changed, so did the actions and focus of the S4SR GoFundMe! We are currently transitioning from our summer/fall camp and entering into our WINTER CAMP PHASES! A full 30 Day Synopsis Report is available upon request via email. You can email using the link on the page. THANK YOU! Keep Sharing!
CURRENT FUND UPDATE 9/26/16: Good Evening! I have been following through with donors via email. I apologize for the time it has taken to reach each and every one of you personally(who have emailed). It has finally “slowed down” for a few days while waiting for the arrival of our three (3) new tipis and three (3) new sets of poles! Again, I would really like to THANK each and every one of you for your contribution toward the community services and direct assistance provided to the many indigenous peoples, water protectors, prayer warriors, & front line warriors on the grounds of the #NoDAPL Movement; and for your direct support of the Stand4StandingRock (S4SR) GoFundMe. Available to donors via email, donors may now request a “30 Day Synopsis” of the S4SR GoFunds; and an unofficial report of Fund Activities in the following categories: Beneficiaries, Projects, Winter Camp Planning & Purchases, Winter Camp Preparation, Status of Funding and Need. GREAT NEWS! Tipi liners will be complete this week, and our 3 tipi covers are now complete and ready to pick up or mail. The tipi poles will be coming from Crow Agency Montana to Standing Rock on October 2, 2016. We will begin to do a traditional trench digging and set our poles. Students from a University in Minnesota, will arrive the second weekend of October to help set the third tipi and to help do manual labor around camp. At this time, the students will also lead a peaceful demonstration at the Main Camp. Students will stay at the GoFunds camp at this time and interact with tribally-connected students who are not currently in college; in a collaboration to put up the new tipis and to raise the flag on the donor tipi. The 20 foot tipi is really going to be special! Time is going to be taken to paint the tipi in a pattern after a dream that I had years ago; and donor names will be on the outside! Anonymous donors will have a special acknowledgment on the tipi as well. Written words for water protectors and Native peoples and their friends will be written on the inside of the tipi, so that all can read the well wishes in the upcoming cold months! THANK YOU! WOPILA! PILAMAYE DONORS! I don’t want to make this NEW DESCRIPTION too long, but I just wanted to do my best to UPDATE you all. Thank you again, for your patience! We work hard here, but are a skeleton crew of sorts (but it keeps costs down). Prayers for you all, for your families, and again, we appreciate your sacrifices to help us here at S4SR. Your funds have helped to build a community that fluctuates between 15-40 people at any given time, and sometimes more. We help everyone around us, as many camps as we can, and help individuals who find themselves in tough situations. We are very committed to helping a few individuals in the “Main Camps” as well who have been involved in the movement for over 200 days. We are still accepting donations for furnishings and for cold weather items. Some suggestions area available at: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/212HQ9MYY2WO/ref=cm_sw_r_fm_ws_x_Yat6xbYX7JNCB <iframe media_type="2" media_id="183919991" class="youtube-replace" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/183919991" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen style="margin-bottom:20px"></iframe> I am providing a list of things winter camp needs. Keep in mind also that it takes at least $250/week to sustain the camp. If we look at from October 1st to December 31st, we are looking at 13 weeks. This is a cost of $3,250 alone! Tipi Pole Delivery $300 Floor covering for 3 tipis ($200 each) (3) 50’ Lengths of Hemp Rope Tent cots; including personal tent cots and stacking cots (4) Camp stoves (1 for 1 tipi; 3 for other campers) (3) Winter tents (for other campers in main camp who are in summer tents) (12) Rolls of chimney tape (1) Large generator (3) Small generators Travel costs for transport of regular goods/maintaining camp contact (4) Cast iron Dutch ovens (7) Cot tents (1) Set stacking cots (like kinder cots) (4) Camp hand washing machines (3) Camp dryers (3) Chainsaws and gas cans (5) Kerosene lanterns and fuel (3) Sets kitchenware (3) Propane heaters w/ tanks (4) Shelving systems w/ hanging rack Various hammocks and hanging organizers (for inside of tipi storage – keep things off ground/dry) Tipi Paint Postage/Office Supply Fuel and Propane, Solar Powered Devices. Lanterns and batteries This WINTER CAMP FUND will end soon. A new camp fund will begin after the New Year for Supply & Sustenance from January 2017 – Spring 2017. Campers will need many of these things listed in just a few weeks; and I will continue to update! Thank you so much to each and every donor. A full report will be available at the end of the Fund! For any more info or with questions, you can email me at the link on the donation page for S4SR. WOPILA TANKA for STANDING4STANDINGROCK! Donor Card & Earring Update for Early Donors to S4SR Due to Fund limitations, at the present time, we are only able to send a pair of earrings to the first 50 donors to the GoFunds who donated over $100 whom provided an address BEFORE 9/9/16. Cards will also be mailed to the first 100 donors to the GoFunds who donated $50-99 whom provided an address BEFORE 9/9/16. Thank you for your response and attention to this matter, and if we can do more, I will try to provide more to our wonderful donors.
We have also been assisting with safe storage for some friends who were with us on the ground to the end. Donations have been turned off earlier this week, and monies have been sent to help others until the very end of the fund's opening. We are now repairing and storing canvases to protect from mold. These may go to fight and water war in the future, so treatment is necessary.
With people coming and going still, I haven't been able to do any creative projects yet. I have many things in the works and will keep this page open for a while, as you have all been apart of a living documentation of an indigenized view of how we lived, protected, survived, endured, and celebrated at the Movement at Standing Rock.
(The photos are fun selfies with friends made. I spent a lot of time around "famous people" and often heard when the movie stars came... but I was so busy working I never bothered any of them. But I did make some good friends along the way.)
That being said, I have a crew that needs to come join me on my reservation for a short time to recuperate and determine their next plans. One includes a family of 6, and 2 single young men who were the heads of security to the very end at our camps.
The last camp vehicle is being transported today. Things are in ill repair & we will need to do things like treat tipi canvases and dry them out for other "water battles" and educational presentations in the near future. Already plans are underway for "Unci Maka Week" 2017. (Grandmother Earth )
Wopila Tanka for you all. The donor tipi is home right now and will be the first one treated and preserved. It will be spread out on dry grass soon and all of our donors names will be documented inside and out. Pilamaye for your STAND as we transition with our Water Protectors to the next phases of our lives, which will always, always, include the fight for clean water, freedoms, and Native American citizens and equal rights!
There are people stranded in North Dakota. Some do not have the means to leave, and some have given up their jobs and lives to come to Standing Rock, and are faced with difficult choices. While we at S4SR cannot provide relief to everyone we care about who stood to the last minute at the Cannonball River, I can only express how very proud I am to have been in all of your company and graces. Wopila. Pilamaye for STANDING on the RIGHT SIDE of HISTORY.
I will be closing the fund on Friday. Any final donations will go to S4SR crew members who stayed behind to clean up, vehicle insurance for Water Protectors, & retrieval of one last camp vehicle.
In the next few days, I will be posting a tribute to all of you at STAND For Standing Rock NoDAPL... I cannot thank you all enough for supporting the LARGEST civil movement of positive and healing energy, helping us through the darkest of times, and still engaged with us to the very end. You have stood on hill stops with us in spirit, by the river in prayer, at the ND Capitol steps, and many, many more places!
It saddens me to hear this news and to hear your children's question, "Does this mean we've lost." In my heart I see each and every water protector as a great success in courage, stamina, strength, love, peace and spirit. You have taught the world what it means to be a spiritual warrior and these are lessons that are taking deeper root.
I wanted to say we support from Ventura, California...
Natosha, that is a good idea. I will contact my Delaware Tribe in OK and see what I can do also.
Thank you so so much for all of your hard work, both physical and spiritual. Love to you. I am learning not to be sad about the way things go.