UPDATED January 6,
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Echo Valley Hope's efforts toward peace and sustainability.
will be able to indicate the amount of your donation on the next page,
as well as designate a recurring monthly donation, if you wish.
Thank you to everyone who supported our
efforts to be at Oceti
We were able to supply four winter tents
with stoves, wood, food, and all of the donated warm clothes, blankets,
and sleeping bags that you offered. We will return to report on the
trials and to witness the ongoing efforts to reclaim sovereignty over
water and treaty rights, as well as to help with clean-up before spring
thaw. We will continue to offer updates on Echo
Valley Hope's Facebook page and on Let Kindness Win.
Thank you again for your support and for
sharing the information we
provided in order to offset the media’s (continued) lack of coverage of
the struggle to protect water.
We are working towards creating a listing on
our website of all
pipeline activities in North America, the resistance to them, and their
statuses. If you are interested in helping with that project, let us
What has been achieved in the last decade?
The possibility of peace is being made available. With the focus of
cultivating personal peace first, many are realizing the possibility of
peace in our families, in our communities and in our world. Echo Valley
Hope connects with individuals and organizations in the state, region
and internationally who share this conviction. We celebrate these
efforts on this website, on Facebook,
and with our monthly newsletter which you can
read and learn about upcoming events.
Echo Valley Hope recognizes that peace and sustainable living go hand
in hand. Our commitment to stewardship
raises the awareness of life on this beautiful planet. We have
supported and will continue to support actions to end misuse of
resources and degradation of indigenous people's land and ways of life.
We do this by direct action, by financial support and by facilitating
the opportunity to learn sustainable practices.
I have participated in peacemaking activities sponsored by Echo Valley
Hope several times over the last few years. I am very grateful for the
opportunity to hear people from all backgrounds share their individual
and communal journeys toward living peacefully and nonviolently. We are
indeed "One". These gatherings are inspiring and motivational!
— Barbara Martinez,
Pax Christi, Viroqua, WI
The vision we hold is not new. It is a human
need to have peace and it is a human right to have access to clean
water, good food and shelter. At Echo Valley Hope, we find ways to
champion these ideals, to bring people together, to encourage creative
thinking, and to bring hope. Your financial support will allow
us to continue. Monthly donations of $5, $10, $15, $25 or more are
Thank you to everyone who has given to this
effort as volunteers and to those who contribute financially. Please
invite your friends to co-create with us. It is our time; let kindness
Board of Echo Valley Hope
Echo Valley Hope has supported my community by sharing our cultural
traditions. When I visit each year, it is my home; we share meals and
help one another. I love that! I want to visit each year I come to the
— Fode Camara,
teacher with Motherland Rhythm Community
and Project Manager of the Benkadi Project, Guinea,
Echo Valley Hope offers sanctuary and vision in finding our way through
this troubled world. It reminds us of the truths that make up the fiber
of our humanity, and gives us the opportunity to embody them fully. For
me, Echo Valley Hope is a touchstone of sanity in a culture desperately
in need of peace, loving kindness, and respect.
— Rivera Sun, activist
and author of The Dandelion Insurrection, Taos, NM