Wind Energy and Kitchen for Sacred Stone Resistance Camp
Organized by: Gavain U'Prichard
Sacred Stone Camp is a Lakota-organized front-line resistance village in a beautiful grove of trees, on the bank of the Cannon Ball River (tributary to the Missouri River). The camp stands directly in the path of a proposed major pipeline which will carry countless barrels of crude oil from the Bakken across this serene estuary and savannah hillscape. Further exploitation of the Bakken Oil Field cannot continue in a world where climate disintegration has already begun, the real carbon budget is already exhausted.
Currently, 4-5 familes, plus short term volunteers, maintain the camp. Although the setting is ideal for resisting the pipeline project, the camp needs more support in order to increase its own resilience, and therefore its ability to mount nonviolent confrontation. Specifically, the camp needs a more efficient cooking procedure, to pace the limited amount of firewood available, and a more secure electrical connection than the gas-powered generator. All supplies for the camp must come from miles away, along a single road that could be easily blocked by authorities; the nearest major town is 33 miles away.
A group of supporters are building several efficient twig-fired rocket stoves for the camp kitchen, and a wood-fired oven. Additionally, we want to erect a 1600W small wind turbine from Missouri Wind and Solar to power the camp (https://mwands.com/store/1600-watt-5-blade-wind-turbine). With your help, we can complete these projects for $1,000. Here is a direct way to contribute to one of the few native-led front-line actions, rooted in nonviolent transformation.
Please dig deep and let's tackle these improvements to this resilience/resistance camp so that it can go round-for-round with the abusive powers of industry. Any amount will help. The quicker we can buy the materials, the sooner the camp will be readied and strong to stand directly in the way of pipeline construction -- a day that is nearly here.