Happy Saturday Everyone!
Thought I’d throw up a thread in case anyone wanted to share things.
I hear that some people are planning a Thanksgiving feast for Standing Rock.
The dinner Wicks is planning will be served in the Oceti Sakowin camp, near the largest of several make-shift, volunteer-run kitchens scattered across the reservation. At the center of the meal will be 30 pasture-raised turkeys from BN Ranch, in Northern California. Jeremy Stanton, owner of a sustainable butcher shop, and fire-roasted catering business in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, plans to spit-roast the turkeys using a pedal-powered system he calls the “spit cycle,” reducing the man-power it normally takes to turn animals on a spit.
With help from 350.org, Food & Water Watch, and Code Pink (which will also be in attendance), some in Wicks’ group will be spending the early part of the week working to fund and build a straw bale community center called Makagi Oti that was planned by native leaders.
“The Magaki-Oti or Brown Earth Lodge is being designed as a place for Protectors who need shelter during the coming winter months with gusty winds and temperatures in the minus 20s or lower,” said Bob Gough, Secretary of the Intertribal Council on Utility Policy, in a press release. Actress Jane Fonda will also be contributing five bison and four Mongolian yurts to the camp, as well as helping to serve the dinner.
For Wicks, this sizable outpouring of effort feels like the least she and the others can do. “To me, this is about a life-or-death struggle and the native people are on the front lines,” she says. “I’m going to honor the values they’re demonstrating—non-violence, cooperation, generosity, respect for mother earth and for others—even in the face of these armed riot police. So bringing them this dinner is a small token of my gratitude.”
And wow, that Hamilton play sure does know how to generate conversation!
Ahhhh, the good ol’ days, in this case April 11, 2016:
The Times quoted an audience member who said the audience gave Sanders a standing ovation before the curtain, shouting, “Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!”
After the show, Sanders lingered for photos with the cast on stage.
My seat at Hamilton is better than Bernie Sanders!!! pic.twitter.com/IJ44iMkJdO
— Jenelle Riley (@jenelleriley) April 9, 2016
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