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The Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp is named after the sacred Split Rock site that lays within the mountains of northeastern New Jersey. "Sweet water" is the Lenape meaning for 'Ramapoo' (currently spelled as Ramapough). For generations, members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation have regarded this sacred site as a place of worship and reflection, a tradition that is still kept dear today.
Split Rock Sweetwater Prayer Camp was formed in October of 2016 in solidarity with the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Led by Ramapough Lenape Nation, the camp was erected to educate the public on the impending crises of the AIM and Pilgrim pipelines that threaten the local water supply in our region. Pipeline ruptures cause severe damage to our sacred waters and endanger our families and wildlife. Even with these dangers, Spectra Company is still pushing for the AIM and Pilgrim pipelines to be completed.
We call upon all our relations to join us in prayer as we organize to protect our sacred land and waters in a good way. Anushiik (thank you). A'ho
The Ramapough Nation is calling our allies and relatives together to hold prayer and address our common vulnerability to fossil fuel development. We are in solidarity with all people who resist the desecration of Mother Earth.
Ramapough translates as Sweet Water in English.
On October 30th, the New Moon, we held our first gathering and laid down prayer along with our relatives of the Mohawk, Akwesasne, Taino, Mexica, Blackfoot, Shinecock, Arapaho lineages and Non Native Allies.
We prayed for our water, to stop the Spectra/Algonquin Pipeline and in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux Nation's efforts to protect their water.
We are working with existing and ongoing grassroots organizations and protectors to scope the situation on the east coast.
We will stand #FrontlineToFrontline with Standing Rock and all water protectors across the lands...
Moving forward, we hope to keep the conversation going about how to help each other face these issues.