Thanksgiving at Standing Rock

$15,143 of $10k goal

Raised by 284 people in 3 months
Judy Wicks
on behalf of Judy Wicks
 PHILADELPHIA, PA
Thanksgiving at Standing Rock 

We have reached our goal.  If you would like to help the Protectors at Standing Rock, please help us build a community center for them called Brown Earth Lodge where they can meet in all weather.
Go here to donate:
https://honorearth.nationbuilder.com/makagioti

The funds we collect here above our goal will go to build Brown Earth Lodge.

Thank you for your generosity.
Judy
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As part of a project to give back to Native Americans, a delegation from Philadelphia led by Judy Wicks is joining friends from other cities and heading to Standing Rock this Thanksgiving.  In thanks to the Protectors,  the group is cooking and serving over 500 dinners, including roasting pasture-raised turkeys on spits over the open fire. (The turkey was first domesticated by Native Americans and all the foods served were first  cultivated by native people of the Americas, including pototoes, corn, peppers, squash, pumpkin, chocolate and cranberries. )  Our delegation will include youth who will bring Thanksgiving cards from area school children thanking Native Americans for protecting Mother Earth in an effort to better educate youth on these issues.

We are working with native leaders on the ground to arrange this dinner.  We are also raising money for winterization of the camp, including a straw bale community center. For information on that fundraiser and to donate, please go to: https://honorearth.nationbuilder.com/makagioti

This gofundme appeal is raising funds to cover Thanksgiving food and transportation (the organizers have paid for their own). Help us give back to Native Americans this Thanksgiving season to express our gratitude for their courageous stand at Standing Rock.

After 500 years of genocide and betrayal, the Standing Rock Sioux and Native American tribes from throughout the Americas are providing leadership toward a sustainable future for all of our children and grandchildren.  Risking their own safety and comfort, native people are standing up to corporate control and militarism to protect their water, land and way of life.

While doing so, they are demonstrating the values needed to move our country forward - respect for Mother Earth and all species, collaboration, generosity, non-violence, humility and love.  Following the leadership at Standing Rock, we can take action in our own communities and begin a new era in American history when we defend the rights of Native people and the rights of nature.

Any amount is appreciated by November 21st, 2016--we appreciate your support!

Note: Due to the outpouring of generosity, we have raised our goal to $10,000 in order to feed more people. Any amount raised above our food and travel needs will go into the fund at Honor the Earth to help build the straw bale community center mentioned above .

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Update 2
Posted by Judy Wicks
3 months ago
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Thanks to all our supporters we have raised $6,612 of the $10,000 we are hoping for in bringing a Wolpia Feast (Thank You Feast) at Thanksgiving time to Standing Rock. This money is going to buy food for as many dinners as possible for the protectors standing up for Mother Earth against the oil pipeline, and pay for various transportation and shipping costs.
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Thank you supporters. We have raised $6,612 or our $10,000 goal in five days. Additional funds will feed more people at Standing Rock and provide transportation for students and others who need help with expenses. Our dinner is called Wopila Feast (Thank You Feast).
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Joanie Grace
3 months ago

I would like to go there and help cook. Can you send me the email address of someone that will be there for me to coordinate with? I am paying my own way there.x

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Mzz Jennifer Steel
3 months ago

Thank you and thinking of you, as you prepare for the Wopila Feast for Water Protectors, at Standing Rock, ND.

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Emmy Gaye
3 months ago

Hi I'm interested in going out and helping on Thanksgiving. How can I get in touch with others who might be leaving sometime this week and returning by Sunday.

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Paloma Terese
3 months ago

Are you looking for volunteers. I am hoping to be there and would love to help in any way I can! Love and Gratitude... Terra ]

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$15,143 of $10k goal

Raised by 284 people in 3 months
Created October 31, 2016
Judy Wicks  
on behalf of Judy Wicks
$100
Anonymous
3 months ago
$5
Anonymous
3 months ago
CB
$10
charles barker
3 months ago
NN
$50
Noel Nick
3 months ago

Please keep up the good work.

$100
Janie Rayne
3 months ago

Thank you to all the Protectors of our Beautiful Planet. We are with you in Spirit.

SO
$25
stephanie osiecki
3 months ago
CD
$20
Cynthia Dillon
3 months ago
LK
$25
Linda Koenigsberg
3 months ago

Thank you for standing in my stead with the courageous protestors at Standing Rock. Wishing you a hearty Thanksgiving meal. My spirit and my thanks are with all of you.

PC
$50
Paula Corcoran
3 months ago
JC
$100
Joseph Clay
3 months ago

Donation of name of Michael Clay and Rhonda Ryan as they remember on this day, the genocide of their ancestors in North America

Joanie Grace
3 months ago

I would like to go there and help cook. Can you send me the email address of someone that will be there for me to coordinate with? I am paying my own way there.x

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Mzz Jennifer Steel
3 months ago

Thank you and thinking of you, as you prepare for the Wopila Feast for Water Protectors, at Standing Rock, ND.

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Emmy Gaye
3 months ago

Hi I'm interested in going out and helping on Thanksgiving. How can I get in touch with others who might be leaving sometime this week and returning by Sunday.

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Paloma Terese
3 months ago

Are you looking for volunteers. I am hoping to be there and would love to help in any way I can! Love and Gratitude... Terra ]

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