Treaty Signing Ceremony and Background on Gathering

On January 23rd through 25th 2013 we co-hosted the Gathering to Protect the Sacred from the Tar Sands and Keystone XL Pipeline.  Here are two remarkable videos. 

The first video is the Grand Council Signing Ceremony that took place on Friday, January 25th with assembled Elected Leadership, Treaty Council Members, Traditional Leaders, Societies, and their Allies signing the International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects.  The video features Tantoo Cardinal, Chief Rueben George, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Faith Spotted Eagle, Chief Phil Lane Jr., and others. 

The second video is an overview and background on how the Gathering and this new International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects came into form as told by Faith Spotted Eagle, Brave Heart Society member and First Native American woman to sign such a treaty! This video was recorded and produced by Ashley Young from the Feather Project:

We invite you to engage and be a part of the campaign to Protect the Sacred.  You can volunteer here.

Do you like this post?

Showing 6 reactions


commented 2014-07-25 06:14:11 -0700 · Flag
My thanks are many to you as my people pay big money to be trained in environmental science. Conserve what cannot be replenished and preserve which cannot be described.
posted about this on Facebook 2014-02-06 08:09:22 -0800
Background on Gathering and Treating Signing Ceremony
commented 2013-12-21 14:22:33 -0800 · Flag
Thank you
commented 2013-05-06 15:42:25 -0700 · Flag
For two years now I’ve been battling tumors. I firmly believe the well water is at the root of the problem. Mother earth is being poisoned,and people like myself that live off the fruits from the ground and fish from or waters are paying. IT’S TIME TO TAKE ACTION!!! I hope I live to see a turn around. My next surgery is in two weeks to have my right lung removed. I’m not asking for myself its too late. I’m asking for our children and grandchildren. Sincerely Don E Hopgood
commented 2013-02-03 12:27:50 -0800 · Flag
Wonderful videos. Thank you for sharing and I accompany you with my prayer on the Red Road of love, forgiveness and protecting all that is Sacred. Blessings
commented 2013-02-02 23:23:07 -0800 · Flag
Rita Campbell esenah kahsoit, Kinosao Sipi ekwa Ochewi Sipi Muskeko Ininuuk Aski. I am very happy to see the people coming together in song, dance and unity, gathering and waking up. The sleeping giant, the beginning of the prophesies are being fulfilled. My heart is happy today ! Hiy Hiy ! Kinanaskomitin Kise Manitou anosch skah keesikak, tapwe mino keekikow, mitoni, Aho !
Protect the Sacred
Unprecedented Unified Action to Protect Sacred Mother Earth