The Medicine Creek Treaty Tribes

invite us to join their Tacoma march and rally

in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Noon to 3:00 PM

Beginning at S. 21st Street and Pacific Avenue,

Tacoma, Washington.

In an historic campaign, which has united indigenous peoples from around the world, the Standing Rock Sioux are opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Dakota Access Pipeline is designed to carry crude oil from the Bakken oil shale fields of North Dakota to another pipeline leading to the refineries on the Gulf Coast. If completed, the pipeline will be constructed under the Missouri River and Lake Oahe where an inevitable leak or spill will pollute the drinking water of the Standing Rock Sioux and all water users downstream. Shutting down the pipeline would keep nearly 30 coal-fired power plant's worth of CO2 from the atmosphere every year.

Water is life! Mni Wiconi!




Olympia Confront the Climate Crisis


Olympia Confront the Climate Crisis is dedicated to building a movement of ordinary people committed to preserving our planet’s livable climate. We have taken it upon ourselves to become actively involved in solving the climate crisis by proposing solutions, supporting creative ideas and keeping the remaining oil, gas and coal reserves in the ground.


We do this to protect the well-being of the next generation, to support the rights of indigenous peoples, to empower an engaged citizenry, to nurture a true democracy and to protect our magnificent natural resources: our towering trees, diverse planet-life, abundant wildlife, snow-capped peaks and rushing rivers.


It’s time to rapidly transition from fossil fuels to renewable. Don’t despair this task isn’t insurmountable; we just have to act now.


Plug in, make a difference, and enjoy the satisfaction of working with people who care about sustaining life on this Earth. We can use your support to pass significant state and national carbon taxes; keep fossil fuel reserves in the ground; and persuade our state and national representatives to fund public transportation, conservation and renewable energy.


Help us protect Washington‘s stunning environment from the onslaught of plans by industry to move dirty coal and fracked oil and gas from the interior of the country to our coast.  Washingtonians have a tremendous opportunity to provide national leadership in the struggle to keep the remaining oil, gas and coal resources in the ground.