Important announcement from Tracy Basile:
SUBJECT: WESPAC and the Ramapough Nation — Join us!
WESPAC’s Friends of Turtle Island committee is forming stronger bonds with the Ramapough Nation across the Hudson River. We want to show our solidarity with this Indigenous Nation standing up for free speech, freedom of assembly, clean water, stopping Pilgrim Pipeline, sacred lands and freedom of religion. We want to also connect indigenous rights with other social justice/human rights issues that are core to our mission.
Last October, in solidarity with Standing Rock, the Ramapough Nation used ceremonial land that they have been legally deeded to start a prayer camp in Mahway, NJ called Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp where environmental and indigenous rights supporters can gather peacefully.
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Several tipis were put up. A yurt was built on a platform. All the structures are temporary but the town mayor and town board seem to want to shut it down, claiming it breaks zoning laws and placing hefty fines on the tribe that continue to rise every week the camp remains open.
Are you interested in staying informed on this issue and getting involved? We will be
- organizing trips to Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp
- Starting an email list through WESPAC so you can stay informed on this and other indigenous issues