NIWRC seeks to end violence against Native women. We promote healing and safety for women against perpetrators of violence. Women and Mother Earth are the same- Creator’s of Life. We stand with you against the perpetrator of violence against Mother Earth, the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Women are the first environment. We are an embodiment of our Mother Earth. From the bodies of women flows the relationship of the generations both to society and the natural world. With our bodies we nourish, sustain and create connected relationships and interdependence. In this way the Earth is our mother, our ancestors said. In this way, we as women are earth. -Katsi Cook
We are collectively with you as strong hearts from tribal coalitions, tribal domestic and sexual violence programs, national organizations and national programs of Allies in Action, to urge the Dakota Access Pipeline to cease the assaults on Mother Earth., in opposition to the assaults and threats to sacred health of the land, earth, air, water, people and strong traditional values that greed is not the answer.
Lucy Simpson Cherrah GilesExecutive Director, NIWRC Board Chair, NIWRC