📣👂👀🐎 #wisewords from a #wiseman #listenup #lookinghorse @Regrann from @11.11irene11.11 - World Water Day
Water is the essential building block of life. But it is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development.
Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.
💧Important Message from
Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nations. "Look around you. Our Mother Earth is very ill from these violations, and we are on the brink of destroying the possibility of a healthy and nurturing survival for generations to come, our children’s children.
Our Ancestors foretold that water would someday be for sale. Back then this was hard to believe, since the water was so plentiful, so pure, and so full of energy, nutrition and spirit. Today we have to buy pure water, and even then the nutritional minerals have been taken out; it’s just empty liquid. Someday water will be like gold, too expensive to afford.
Not everyone will have the right to drink safe water. We fail to appreciate and honor our Sacred Sites, ripping out the minerals and gifts that lay underneath them as if Mother Earth were simply a resource, instead of the source of life itself.
To us, as caretakers of the heart of Mother Earth, falls the responsibility of turning back the powers of destruction. You yourself are the one who must decide.
You alone – and only you – can make this crucial choice, to walk in honor or to dishonor your relatives. On your decision depends the fate of the entire World". Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind.
#ProtectOurWater #WaterIsLife #NODAPL #StandWithStandingRock #MniWiconi #DivestLA #Solidarity #Divest
http://www.un.org/en/events/waterday/ - #regrann