Native Nations Rise March on Washington, March 10, 2017

On March 10, 2017, Raíces EcoCulture participated in the Native Nations Rise March on Washington. We do not have many words to share about this march, we were there as allies with and for those whose land was stolen. It was a sad and somber gathering, the pain of centuries of genocide and colonial trauma hung in the air as we moved through the city of Washington, D.C.. We marched because water is life, earth is life, air is life, and we stand with our indigenous and first nations relatives in seeking earth justice and a more balanced, harmonious relationship with our environment and each other. We continue to move forward in our work of building a culture of caring and respect for the Earth and all of her creatures. Here is a little more about the march, as described by the organizers, and you can find our photo gallery below:

From http://nativenationsrise.org/:

“We are Tribal Nations and grassroots Indigenous communities rising to the call set forth by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to defend our inherent rights to protect Unci Maka and our water: Mni Wiconi…

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders call on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully March on Washington DC. We ask that you rise in solidarity with the Indigenous peoples of the world whose rights protect Unci Maka (Grandmother Earth) for the future generations of all.”


PHOTO ALBUM: Native Nations Rise – March on Washington, D.C., March 10, 2017

 


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