Pro Se Litigants Against DAPL
Team Member: ChenKen LuPi
EVENT DATE Sep 20, 2016
Naomi Lakota wrote -
We are the first and only declared "not-exclusively-commercially-centric PAC" Civil PAC called Wild Willpower, and we're *technically* "a Civil PAC teamed up with a Peaceable Assembly of Civilians who are collectively performing crucial work for public benefit, in alignment with The Preamble" (http://www.wildwillpower.org/about-wild-willpower/our-civil-pac).
We are currently compiling the framework for a unique "Pro Se" (https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/pro_se) class action lawsuit to "peaceably & legally *stop* the construction of DAPL AND create a "reasonable list of demands" that meets the dire needs of both the general public AND the Native American Tribes of the Great Plains Nations.
We believe that Knowledge is Key, and for *too many years* has the public remained in the dark & helpless while billions of dollars are literally thrown "over the tops of our heads" while being misallocated on projects that hurt us, when that same money SHOULD be used to fund projects which would restore ecosystems & provide for the improved "General Welfare" (see Preamble) of The People, & by "welfare" we do not simply mean "money"- we require access to BETTER LIVING CONDITIONS which only a healthy ecology can provide.
We are civilians who work diligently to spread "knowledge of the law" combined with "knowledge of natural law" (ethnobiology, ecological scientific AND traditional wisdom & insights, etc.) in order to create a more well-informed public, that we might make wiser & more responsible decisions for our future on the whole-- which is PART of why we're broadcasting "the framework & planned action for the lawsuit" PUBLICLY.
Please learn more about our extensive "pre-#NoDAPL work" beginning with www.WIldWillpower.org, & then read the quickly-being-compiled www.StandingRockClassAction.org to learn more about "what we're contributing here".
At this time- as our work has nearly come to fruition, we need funding for a few things:
1.) Warm space from where our team can continue compiling, & to be able to work and store our electronics at camp, maintain a high-speed internet connection, network security, and a to secure high quality printer, ink, and paper so to produce publications ASAP to get vital knowledge out to the people here at Standing Rock AND around the world.
Everything throughout StandingRockClassAction.org (several key sections are still behind-the-scenes but quickly coming together) is going to be put in "book form", & likely used for further educational materials thereafter.
These publications will be FREE to get out to people EVERYWHERE: it should be known publicly that most of the Lakota-Dakota-Nakota people have learned history & law "through the lens of their conquerors" rather than having access to a textbook which tells things from an unbiased, logistically-inclusive perspective which equips people of all ages with the tools they require to secure a peaceful & wise direction for their future of self-governance-- this is not "a way of life being foisted on people"-- these publications are again- simply "amendable tools": by reading through the site you will witness the value of this knowledge, & the quality with which we're producing.
Publications will be passed out LIBERALLY, & additional financial resources we're able to gather through this fundraiser will be used for promotional purposes to increase access throughout the lands.
Thank you so much for "Standing with Standing Rock" in this time of need & compassion!!!
This campaign is a coalition of Wild Willpower (www.WildWillpower.org) and Burning Clean for the Re-LOVE-ution (https://www.facebook.com/groups/burningclean/). Burning Clean for the Re-LOVE-ution is sanctioned under Plenty, International, a 501c that has worked with AIM since the 1970s, & Wild Willpower PAC is essentially "DBA" as a "Civil PAC teamed up with a Peaceable Assembly", except that we are not "doing business"- however we're "acting as" until we finish our lengthy paperwork-- but we are in emergency circumstances so priorities must come first!