Benefit for North Dakota reservation on Saturday
“Rhinebeck and Friends Stand with Standing Rock,” a local benefit for the Standing Rock Reservation of North Dakota, will take place Saturday, Nov. 12, starting at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Messiah’s Donegan Hall, 6436 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck.
All of the proceeds raised from the event will be sent to the Sacred Stone Camp’s legal defense fund to support its effort to protect its water from the Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as prevent further destruction and desecration of tribal members’ sacred burial sites and ceremonial lands that are in the proposed pipeline’s path.
The event will include a healing arts benefit, a silent auction and a benefit concert. The healing arts benefit will include practitioners from acupuncture, cranio sacral therapy, massage, reflexology, Reiki, and more. This portion of the benefit will take place from 10 a.m. to 4:p.m. Community members may sample the different treatment modalities in 15-minute increments for $1 per minute, or more if they can.
The benefit concert will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. and include a number of indigenous speakers and performance artists. They will include Lyla June Johnston, Bear Fox, Akwesasne
Traditional Women’s Singers, Dennis Yerry and other local artists. The suggested donation for the concert is $20.
In addition, there will be a silent auction from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. with donated art pieces, hand-crafted jewelry and numerous gift certificates from local restaurants, practitioners and others.
Call Phoenix Kawamoto at (845) 399-7081 or Suzu Kawamoto at (914) 275-8240 for more information.