For all people heading to Standing Rock, come get trained and prepared to be an effective water protector and stand in solidarity with indigenous people defending their land. This training will also be useful for folks organizing local direct actions in the Bay Area in solidarity with Standing Rock, and otherwise. All are invited to attend. While folks are invited to come for any part of the training or for the entire thing, we ask everyone coming to please make it a point to be there if at all possible for the 10am-12pm piece on walking with humility and respect when working with indigenous communities.
Connect with other people heading to Standing Rock from the Bay Area. Keep up to date with this page for caravans to Standing Rock from the Bay Area being planned. Learn Direct Action and Civil Disobedience Basics, Medical Supporters Training and Group Health, Legal and Know Your Rights, Security Culture, Tech and Communications Security, and Best Practices for Working Alongside Indigenous People with Humility and Respect.
We will gather from 10am-6pm on Ohlone land at PLACE for Sustainable Living in Oakland located at 1121 64th Street, Oakland, CA 94608 (64th off San Pablo). See the schedule below for a breakdown of the day.
10-10:15am: Welcome and Intro to Day’s Schedule and Topics w/ Permaculture Action Network
10:15-10:45am: Report Back on Standing Rock, Situation on the Ground, and Brief History of Dakota Access Pipeline and Indigenous Resistance to it w. local indigenous activists recently back from Standing Rock Hartman Deetz, Camille Seaman, and Richie Beltran
10:45-12pm: How To Work Alongside Indigenous Communities w Humility and Respect w. local indigenous activists recently back from Standing Rock Hartman Deetz, Camille Seaman, and Richie Beltran
12-12:15pm: Light Lunch and Potluck Spread
12:15-2:00pm: Direct Action and Civil Disobedience w. Krystof Lopaur
2:15pm-3:15pm: Medical Supporters Training and Group Health w. MASH Clinic, Timber, and Amani William
3:15-4:30pm: Tech and Communications Security w. Lisha Sterling (Geeks Without Bounds) remote from Standing Rock, Bill Budington (EFF), Jen Helsby (Freedom of the Press, tentative), Scott LaMorte (May First) and Jenny Ryan (Sudo Room / Peoples Open Network)
4:30pm: Legal and Know Your Rights w. John Viola, Ben Rosenfeld, and Gabriela Lopez
5:30pm: Transport Networking and Caravan Debrief w. Ryan Rising and Kammer Moss (Permaculture Action Network)
We’ll be posting an extended outline of the training curriculum soon. To get in touch, please write to us at Contact (A) PermacultureAction.org