Water is Life Workshop

This workshop was inspired by the risk of contaminating and losing natural water from the soil that was supposed to be protected for the Native American and all people living on the sited U.S. lands. The Water is Life Workshop was held for free and open to the public on September 3rd, 9th and December 10th in 2016.

A risk not Worth Taking

Water is Life3.JPG

Dakota Access developed a project creating a pipeline also known as Bakken Oil Pipeline to transport 470,000 barrels of crude oil a day from North Dakota through South Dakota, Iowa and to Illinois.  The Standing Rock Sioux tribe filed a complaint "the construction and operation of the pipeline...threatens the Tribe's environmental and economical well-being, and would damage and destroy sites of great historic, religious and cultural significance to the Tribe." -CNN Dakota Access Pipeline Explainer August 31, 2016  If the water gets contaminated with oil, we will lose one of our most natural resources necessary to live! Join us for a free workshop as I share the most current updates on what is going on with Standing Rock Sioux and share the importance of water in The Water is Life Workshop. 

Water is Life Workshop

  • A holistic presentation of the importance of water
  • A discussion about the Dakota Access Pipeline Development
  • Speaking out in a positive and non-violent manner through creative expressions on protecting our natural resources (letter writing and art activism)

Thank You

Thank you to Lyon Arboretum and Revolusun in Honolulu, Hawai'i for hosting our workshop. Thank you to Cruzin Foods, Atmo Systems, Kahu Kamana'o Pono Aweau-Agres and Grant Udugawa for supporting and co-sponsoring the workshop. Thank you to all that participated in the workshop. A special thanks to all of those that risked their life and security to protect our water. 


Whether you are Native American or not, whether you live in the U.S. or not, everyone on this planet relies on water for its survival. Without water, we have no food. Water nourishes us in our body and soul. We must protect our natural resources. If we do not, who will? We have only one planet we can live on, shouldn't we treat is as our last?

various ways to help

Sign the petition to the White House to STOP DAPL


2. Call or Email your Congressional Representative or Senator AND call North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200. You can leave a message stating your thoughts about this. Call or Email your Congressional Representative or Senator here


3. Donate to support the Standing Rock Sioux


4. Donate items from the Sacred Stone Camp Supply List


5. Use social media to spread the word-to help trending use the hash tags #HonortheTreaties #NoBakken #SacredStoneCamp #STOPDAPL #MniWiconi #SacredWater #NODAPL #RezpectOurWater #StandwithStanding Rock

6. Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414. Tell President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

7. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund


8. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp gofundme account


9. Call the Army Corps of Engineers and demand that they reverse the permit at (202) 761-5903

10. Sign other petitions asking President Obama to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. 


11. Join me in creating posters that say things like "Water is Life, Protect Our Water, Protect Our Life" "Protect Our Natural Resources". 

Read the CNN article here.

Read the CNN article here.