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Seeds of Resistance Tour: Ponca Corn Planting in Bent Mountain
June 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Join Bold Alliance to help plant sacred Ponca Tribe corn on land directly in the path of the proposed Mountain Valley fracked gas pipeline, as part of this year’s second annual “Seeds of Resistance Tour.”
Ponca Nation member and Bold staffer Mekasi Horinek Camp along with Bold Alliance regional pipeline fighter Carolyn Reilly invite you to join us on land owned by Bruce & Mary Beth Coffey in Bent Mountain, VA.
WHERE: Landowners Bruce & Mary Beth Coffey
10303 Russwood Road, Bent Mountain, VA (Roanoke County)
CONTACT: Bruce Coffey (540) 354-7726
The Seeds of Resistance Tour will host additional sacred Ponca corn planting events in Virginia and West Virginia from June 11-14 on land that lies in the paths of the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley fracked gas pipelines.
BACKGROUND: Bold Nebraska: Help Plant “Seeds of Resistance”
The first “Seeds of Resistance” were planted in 2014 by the Cowboy & Indian Alliance, when sacred Ponca corn was returned to the tribe’s ancestral homeland in Nebraska for the first time in 137 years — since the tribe was forcibly removed from Nebraska.
The corn was planted on land that lies both in the path of the Keystone XL pipeline and on the historic Ponca Trail of Tears.
The 3.5 acres of sacred Ponca corn planted in Neligh was certified by the USDA, and the corn planting and harvests now continue to help propagate more Seeds of Resistance.
Since their first planting in Nebraska as a strategy of blocking the Keystone XL pipeline and building a Cowboy and Indian Alliance, Seeds of Resistance have since spread across the world, to Ecuador, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Virginia, West Virginia and other communities standing up to Big Corporations.
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