March 15 A protest to prevent an oil pipeline from being built across Native American land has begun in Oklahoma. The official Facebook page for the camp of the Oklahoma Coalition to stop the Diamond Pipeline posted the following on March 12:
“We are located south of the Arkansas River in east Oklahoma on allotted Choctaw land. We have one large main camp area and four additional areas secured nearby. The landowners have asked that we name the camp “Oka Lawa,” which is Chahta for “Many Waters.” This is a beautiful name and we feel so honored that the landowners are not only supportive but incredibly thoughtful.
“We are currently in the early stages of setting up camp and assessing our needs but we encourage those of you who are interested in sending financial donations to send them to AIM Indian Territory.
“We are seeking groups and individuals who are willing and able to work to come to the grounds beginning tomorrow, Monday, March 12th.
“We are also putting out a preliminary call to ALL water protectors and land defenders across Turtle Island to come stand with the 39 federally recognized tribes in the so-called state of Oklahoma. Please join us!”