Answering a global call to action, and in solidarity with the All Nations March on D.C., we will gather in the Boston Common for Prayer and Testimony as we stand with all Nations for Tribal Sovereignty and Honoring the Treaties.
12:00 Opening Prayer
12:45 March from Common to Downtown X-ing
1:00 Round Dance
1:15 Closing Prayer
-Bree Herne, Mohawk of the Iroquois Confederacy and the organizer for our Indigenous Women’s contingent of the Women’s March Boston will have first words to honor and recognize her people as is the Traditional way.
-Tim Swallow, Teton Lakota and appointed Spokesperson for the Oceti Sakowin, the Traditional Seven Council Fires
-Karan Karanfilian Doczi, Dikranagerdtzi Armenian brought into Lakota family and ways, Medicine Wheel Solidarity Network Founder and Facilitator, appointed Organizer for the Oceti Sakowin
-Kerry Labrador, Proud Mi’kmaq and Passamaquoddy, residing in Boston
-Elizabeth Rucker, Democracy Center Coordinator, SURJ Boston and Solidarity Network Ally Community Liaison
LIST OF DEMANDS:
#TakeTheMeeting // President Trump must meet with TRADITIONAL HEADSMEN, the legitimate voice of the PEOPLE, to hear why it’s critical that the US government respect tribal rights. This administration must acknowledge our SOVEREIGNTY and engage in true NATION TO NATION RELATIONS.
#ConsentNotConsultation // Tribal interests cannot continue to be marginalized in favor of the interests of corporations and other governments. Consultation is not enough– we must require CONSENT.
#NativeNationsRise // The Standing Rock movement is bigger than one tribe. It has evolved into a powerful global phenomenon highlighting the necessity to respect Indigenous Nations and their right to protect their homelands, environment and future generations. We are asking our Native relatives from across Turtle Island to rise with us.
#HonorTheTreaties #TribalSovereignty #OcetiSakowin #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife