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"SACRED" SONG AND VIDEO RELEASED ON 9.21.17 BY UNIFY ON INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY, WRITTEN BY CONSCIOUS HIP HOP ARTIST J BRAVE: 100% SINGLE PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT HONOR THE EARTH

In light of the recent natural disasters and climate changes, now more than ever must we come into alignment and praise Mother Earth on a deeper level. "Sacred" is the most important piece of art I've ever created, and with the help of Unify.

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"Sacred" by J Brave feat. Kayt Pearl & Poranguí
Video Directed by a mirror & Alexandra Sirocky
Song Produced by JAH LEVI
Mixed & Mastered by Daniel Konscious Krieger

"Sacred" was written by conscious Hip Hop artist J Brave while visiting the mystical lands of Sedona Arizona. He connected with fellow musicians and friends Kayt Pearl & Porangui and they weaved their magical expressions to help co-create this beautiful ode to Mother Gaia. The song reflects on the idea that all beings are sacred and holy instruments of the divine, and shares the powerful themes of Earth stewardship, honoring of nature, and celebrating Indigenous ways and culture.

There's also a special shout out to the people who stood at Standing Rock, and to all activists who strive to defend sacred sites. The track was produced by legendary World Music aficionado Jah Levi, mixed & mastered by Daniel "Konscious" Krieger, and the video was directed by Amir Adib and Alexandra Sirocky. 

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HONOR THE EARTH is committed to Standing Rock Reservation opposing Dakota Access pipeline

Honor the Earth is committed to working with the people of the Standing Rock Reservation to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline. We are supporting our relatives at the Red Warrior Camp (direct action camp) where we have put our Honor the Earth tipi at the camp as a stance of our support with our team as well supporting Sacred Stone Camp. Over the course of the past days, we have been there... with legal counsel, media, and hard working Anishinaabe people to say that we do not want the Enbridge Sandpiper in our territory nor do we want the Dakota Access pipeline. We are "Protectors NOT Protesters

Minnesota tribe invokes treaty rights in fight to stop pipeline - Wild Rice

The Importance of Manoomin, our Wild Rice.

WHITE EARTH RESERVATION, Minn. — Todd Thompson stood at the end of a handmade wooden pier, some of the planks cracked and bowed. He stared out onto the lake. Under the bright blue sky, a dozen or more fat cumulus clouds cast shadows on the water. Short green stalks of wild rice poked up from the depths, covering the surface like a thick carpet, swaying gently with each passing breeze.

Aspens lined the lake’s edge, and birds sang from their hiding places in the reeds. Mosquitoes whined in their search for fresh blood.

“It might be a good year this year,” said Thompson, referring to the upcoming wild rice harvest. “It don’t look patchy, like it’s been.”

His father, Leonard Thompson, agreed as he made his way to the edge of the pier to stand next to his son and eye the growing green stalks. By fall, the rice would be at least waist high, and when rice harvesting was at its peak, there were up to 500 canoes out on the lake, each harvesting as much as 200 pounds of wild rice per day.

“I would imagine this lake has been riced on for the last two or three thousand years, at least,” said the elder Thompson. “It’s just a part of our identity.”

But those ancient rice beds face an unsure future: The proposed $2.6 billion Sandpiper crude oil pipeline, if built, will carry petroleum from the Bakken oilfields in North Dakota through Minnesota to refineries in Wisconsin, cutting through the heart of the White Earth Nation’s wild rice beds.

To secure the route, Enbridge Inc., the company overseeing the pipeline, hopes to exercise the power of eminent domain, the right to take land from owners who refuse to sell to them — in this case, the White Earth Nation.

To stop the pipeline, the White Earth Nation is invoking its treaty rights. Building the Sandpiper pipeline, its members say, in addition to possible breaks and spills, would violate their rights to use the land for hunting, fishing or harvesting wild rice — rights established by treaty.

The fundamental divide between Enbridge and the White Earth Nation reflects the increasingly combative debate over oil pipelines and Indian Country, from the Keystone XL to the Prince Rupert in Canada. And on White Earth, the Sandpiper, in some circles, has become a surrogate for a broader fight to protect wild rice, the environment and the Anishinaabe way of life.

“It’s an iron spike through the heart of the wild rice beds,” said Bob Shimek, the executive director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project. “It is an iron spike through the heart of the Anishinaabe and the way of life that wild rice supports. That is what is at stake here.”

Read morehttp://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/6/24/minnesota-tribe-invokes-treaty-rights-in-fight-to-stop-pipeline.html

Support Honor The Earth, " Pipeline Line Free ," Manoomin - Ojibwe Wild Rice

Support Honor The Earth, "Pipeline Line Free," Manoomin - Ojibwe Wild Rice


Manoomin: Food That Grows on the Water by TheWays.org

The Importance of Manoomin to the Ojibwe People.

Keep this tradition going for all Anishinaabe people, “because we believe if we stop that tradition, the world is going to stop. That’s why it’s important for Indian people to keep on with our traditions and our spiritual thinking because if we stop, what if the world does stop?”