Pagans: Stand side by side with Standing Rock

It’s not within the scope of this blog to explain the whys and the wherefores about Sacred Stone Camp 

Needless to say, millions of us already know about it or have at least heard of it.

NOW is the time for us as pagans, to connect with this struggle. This is not simply about one pipeline, one river, it is about the rights of indiginous peoples struggling to protect their lands and water from the greedy hands of the oil and gas industry. This is about US fighting the fracking industry. This is about everyone who has decided that enough is enough. This is about climate change and protecting the earth we live on that we are turning toxic. This is about the thousands of species that now face extinction at mankinds hands, news of which has recently been reported across all media.

We can live (differently) without gas and oil, we cannot live at all without water or air.

Standing Stone Camp is shining a spotlight.  Most of us cannot be there, but we can focus here and now on our own lands.

Here is the spotlight

The 1851 Treaty Camp was set up this past Sunday directly in the path of the pipeline, on land recently purchased by DAPL. It has now been violently cleared.

As part of this, medics and journalists have been targetted and shot at. Native American horse riders have had their horses shot at, one (so far) has been killed.  Hundreds of protectors have been arrested .Sacred items have been confiscated. Burial grounds bulldozed over. Elders held in dog kennels as the police facilities fill up…

Here is our focus

Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle has one message to  religious or spiritual leaders. As pagans, many of us consider ourselves to be our own priests and priestesses. Covens have High priest/esses, Many druid groves have pendragons or leaders. Druid Orders have chiefs. THIS MEANS YOU. Now is the time to stand in the power of your tradition. To be recognised, and that starts with recognising ourselves.

“We are asking the religious leaders to come and support them to stand side-by-side with them because the are standing in prayer,”

The British Druid Order

Has issued a statement today (29/10/16) – Tonight (Saturday) and through until sunrise on Sunday morning (6.50am after the clocks change), a group of us here at the White Horse Samhain camp at Wildways will be holding a prayer and healing ceremony in our Iron Age roundhouse. We will seek to invoke powers of healing to counteract some of the weirdness happening in the world at the moment: DAPL pipeline, fracking, badger, deer and wolf culls, increasingly insane local and global politics, etc. The black snake of destruction is being invoked by multinational corporations. We challenge it with the white serpent of healing. If you feel so moved, please drum and chant with us wherever you are. Water is life this Earth is the mother of us all.

They have produced this article to co-incide with the all night prayer and healing ceremony which includes information about the black and the white serpents, and some chants which may be useful

They have also previously arranged for The World Drum to be sent to Sacred Stone Camp, it arrived there on October 21st


The Order of Bards Ovates and Druids

Will be asked next week to co-author a letter of solidarity


Supports both of these. Today (29/10/16) particularly, is a day of action in the UK with many protests planned against Barclays banks who owns 97% controlling stakes in hydraulic fracking company, Third Energy. Despite overwhelming public opposition, Third Energy has been recently granted permission to start test drilling for shale gas in Ryedale, North Yorkshire. If plans go ahead, this will be the first fracking in the UK for over 5 years. It’s a devastating blow for the local community, but also has implications for us all. Barclays are also investing in the DAPL, so if you are too late to find and join in an action of protest today, we urge you to join in with the BDO tonight in prayer and ceremony, wherever you are, to make this a day of both action and ritual.

There is information about the black snake and the white snake here in particular, there are some chants you might want to use, “Beat the serpent from its lair” or Wyf sarff, wyf serch… (pronounced ooeev sarff, ooeev serch [‘e’ as in bet, ‘ch’ as in Scottish loch])…which means, “I am serpent, I am love…”


Sacred Stone Camp/#nodapl UK Solidarity Network

Is a UK based facebook page, which is planning an emergency solidarity action on Tuesday 1st November at 17.30 outside the US embassy in London

8 thoughts on “Pagans: Stand side by side with Standing Rock

  1. Our Lakota Family needs your help in any way you can give it. At minimum please share this so that the world knows of the situation they are dealing with.
    I am asking everyone skilled in Civil Disobedience and Non-Violent Direction action to come to Standing Rock. Beginning Monday October 17th we are calling for a month of action to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. We need to stop the pipeline now! We are winning. This pipeline will not be built. Please re-post and share everywhere!

    If You Are a Rock, Stand Up Like a Mountain. For months, people have gathered to fight the Dakota Oil Pipeline that will cut through sacred Native American land. This is life at the Sacred Stone Camp.

    Indigenous Life Movement’s live video.
    Come to Standing Rock, be with the rainbow… all colours of LOVE and RESPECT.

    Shailene Woodley on being arrested protesting the Dakota Access pipeline, charged with a misdemeanour and strip-searched at the Morton County jail. Woodley is slated to stand trial in North Dakota on January 25.

    Post by Lau Ra on her personal experiences on the front-line

    DAPL security shot AR-15 at Protectors. BIA arrested the shooter.

    This was a medic who was at the front lines. He told his story to us, this interview speaks for itself. The cops actually pulled medics out of their vehicles and arrested them. They had their red cross insignias on their cars, shirts and arms. They are unbiased, they were there to help ANYONE in need.

    Conspiracy to be free

    Live Video from Oct. 28th as two herds of buffalo are going to the the area of the Water Protectors with the Protectors celebating
    Indigenous Life Movement
    We are still on stand off with riot police. Things are looking bad here.
    #CNN #CNNiReport #CNBC #RTAmerica #RT


    On the Front Lines

    Myron Dewey
    Update and I’m not in jail…,

    Fires of KiwaLike Page
    October 27 at 9:03pm Message of solidarity to Standing Rock, Sioux Nation from Aotearoa New Zealand. We Stand with Standing Rock
    Through song and when we have hundreds singing it transmits the prayer signal far and wide..

    Your rights and how to apply them

    TYT Politics was live.
    Media “Reports” DISGRACEFUL Big Oil Propaganda As Police Assault Standing Rock Protecters #NoDAPL

    International Vigil for Standing Rock
    Sun 6 AM MDT

    The battles persist worldwide
    Extended trailer for our documentary is now online…
    Narrated by Daddy G of Massive Attack
    Please watch, share, like and support! 
    Full film coming later this month

    In clear violation of the 8th Amendment:
    The Eighth Amendment (Amendment VIII) to the United States Constitution prohibits the federal government from imposing excessive bail, excessive fines, or cruel and unusual punishment. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that this amendment’s Cruel and Unusual Punishment Clause also applies to the states.

    Support from San Francisco, CA.

    VIDEO: From October 26th 2016.

    The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell was live.
    Interview with Warrior on the Frontlines about the current atmosphere at Oceti Sakowin ~ Frontline Blockade Camp. 

    The situation is coming to a boiling point and it is time for all Strong Hearts to make your way here, WE need you to help protect our people making a stand. To protect the Spiritual, Ceremonial, and Elderly People who are here.

    This is call out to all Warriors to please uphold your responsibility as a Warrior and defend the People, Land, Water and all life. Please share in all your networks. 

    Red Warrior Camp #BlackSnakeKillas #NODAPL

     NBC4’s live video.

    October 27th Live Feed Update

    Boom! Mark Ruffalo on CNN Jake Tapper calling out Treaty of 1861- asking Obama to uphold it. And that my friends is how you hold the mic and keep talking through the music.

    Rubber bullets fired at protectors, elders pepper sprayed and arrested, percussion grenades used on large crowds…. Ambulances are running full force here at Oceti Sakowin camp.
    Video update — approaching the front line 10/26/16
    The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell was live. Addressed by Standing Rock Elder and Tribal members in N.Y.C.

    Standing Rock Rising

     Thank you to Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Mark Ruffalo for standing in solidarity with Standing Rock this morning, and encouraging the progress of renewable energies in opposition to fossil fuels that are destroying both our planet, and our communities. 
    The world is watching, and the world is listening.
    Mark Ruffalo added a new video.
    22 hrs · 
    Here I am walking up to the front line at Standing Rock with one of the greatest civil rights leaders of our time Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr. and sister Wahleah Johns from Native Renewables to meet the brave Water Protectors peacefully holding the line. Come be part of this historical moment. Come stand with Standing Rock!

    “No more Violation of Mother Earth. Restoring the land to balance.”
    Locals, farmers and ranchers, people from Bismarck arriving by hundreds. Being surrounded by DAPL security mercenaries with recruited National Guard (!!!).
    Sharing the few LIVE videos as we get them.

    Indigenous Environmental Network’s live video.

    Crow Creek Tribal Chairman Sazue says “the tribe has cancelled their tax agreement with the state, and a memorandum of understanding with the highway patrol. He says Crow Creek tax dollars won’t go to South Dakota law enforcement for helping stop activists.”
    How Shailene Woodley Wants You to Save the World
    ∞ Live With Love ∞
    (Shailene’s acceptance speech upon receiving the Futures Award at the Environmental Media Association awards ceremony. Oct 22, 2016.)
    Even from within Prison Walls comes support

  2. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this and to those who’ve been hurt during the rallying. Sending love and healing c

  3. blessed b to all my pagan brothers an sisters keep those killers of our earthly mother at bay keep them far from all our holy sites hoping one day these land grabbers learn the error of thier ways an start protecting all sacred lands world wide

  4. I missed this activity but I’m in full agreement with all that is being done and said. I’m a independent hedge witch and I’ve been following the Standing Rock, NoDAPL conflict all year. I’ve not been able to go to the front lines but I pray constantly, I’ve shared posts, sent donations and bought t-shirts to wear and share to get the awareness of what’s happening in our time and our country out there. Thank you for organizing this so we can combine spirit for this monumental event. Blessed Be!!! )O(

  5. I can’t get to you, but I’ll be with you all in spirit. We will win.

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