Orange County Local Council of Covenant of the Goddess stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation
We of the Orange County Local Council of Covenant of the Goddess stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, the Lakota people, and all Indigenous Peoples who are fighting to preserve and protect their homes and lands. We call upon our brothers and sisters of the craft to do likewise and stand in solidarity with all who declare these things sacred: clean water and air, verdant forests, meadows, prairies and wetlands, and ways of life that honor people over profit.
We believe that it is our sacred duty and responsibility that has been granted to us by deity that we must defend the Earth Mother from those that would bring harm to her for greed and profit. In the words of the defenders who have made their stand at Standing Rock, water is life. No amount of money, no profits that benefit a few, can justify a threat to the very means and sustenance of life.
We acknowledge the history of genocide of the Indigenous Peoples of this continent and the theft of land and resources that began hundreds of years ago. We recognize the continuing actions against the Indigenous Peoples of the land whenever profit can be made. We honor the sovereignty and rights of Indigenous Peoples, and demand that no projects that affect their lands, territories, or resources be undertaken without their free, prior, and informed consent.
So Mote it Be!
Orange County Local Council
Covenant of the Goddess
Passed November 10, 2016