Thank you for allowing Back to Eden Bakery to be a part of your Thanksgiving and/or your world. We greatly appreciate your support and consider it an honor to be able to serve our community in this way.
We consider it our duty to give back whenever we can and when we begin to count our blessings this holiday our minds can’t help but go to the Native People of this land and all the abuses they are being subjected to right now in America 2016. We hope that by now every one of you is aware of the assault against the Standing Rock Sioux by the North Dakota government on behalf of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Just last night hundreds of peaceful protestors were attacked on a bridge by law enforcement under the cover of darkness with rubber bullets, tear gas, bean bags, concussion grenades and water cannons in subfreezing temperatures just for trying to protect their water and ancestral lands. While we want to honor everyone’s need for a peaceful and stress-free holiday we respectfully invite you to really consider the Native lives that are on the line right now as they fight to protect clean water.
And then we humbly ask you to take action in any way you can this holiday season. Call your elected representatives, mainstream media outlets, make donations to organizations and campaigns supporting the Standing Rock Sioux’ resistance efforts. As weary as we all are of talking politics we also invite you to engage your family and friends in a conversation this Thanksgiving about how we can all better support Native People in their fight to protect Mother Earth and their traditional ways of life. Their cause is our cause and we owe it to future generations to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux in every way we personally can.
Read below for ways you can help. Do whatever you can, whenever you can!
Blessings of peace and happiness for all our relations this holiday!
Make repeated phone calls and tie up the phone lines:
Contact Mainstream Media Outlets and Demand Coverage:
Call the executives of the companies building the pipeline:
a. Lee Hanse Executive Vice President Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
b. Glenn Emery Vice President Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
c. Michael (Cliff) Waters Lead Analyst Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.
And if you bank with one of following institutions do your best to #divest and bank locally:
Reduce your dependence on gasoline however you can.
Send letters to your local newspaper.
Make sure your friends, family and neighbors know what's going on.
"Oh, and hug your kids. Let them know you love them. Look into their eyes and imagine the future they will have, if you do nothing."