“True Peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
The River Sidon Peace with Justice Project is located in Nauvoo, Illinois, on the main artery of Turtle Island (North America)--the Mississippi River.
Our mission is to preserve, protect, and restore this area of the Mississippi watershed based on the theory of Justice derived from Nature rather than the rules of society. As Indigenous Earth Stewards, we create a variety of opportunities for both traditional Native American and scientific ecological, cultural, and archaeological education and exchange to participants of all ages and nationalities, including conferences, wisdom gatherings, workshops, retreats, and sacred ceremonies.
Applying the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we petition the Creator to restore the balance by protecting the well-being of all living in and along this Grandfather of Waters, including sustainable development, without compromising the rights of future generations, responsible resource management, and ecological restoration. We assign special emphasis and support for, but are not limited to, the following Articles of the Declaration:
Article 24 ~ “Indigenous Peoples have the right to their traditional medicines and to maintain their health practices, including the conservation of their vital medicinal plants, animals and minerals.”
Article 25 ~ “Indigenous Peoples have the right to maintain and strengthen their distinctive spiritual relationship with their traditionally owned or otherwise occupied and used lands, territories, waters and coastal seas and other resources and to uphold their responsibilities to future generations in this regard."
Article 29 ~ “Indigenous Peoples have the right to the conservation and protection of the environment and the productive capacity of their lands or territories and resources. States shall establish and implement assistance programs for Indigenous People for such conservation and protection, without discrimination. States shall take effective measures to ensure that no storage or disposal of hazardous materials shall take place in the lands or territories of Indigenous Peoples without their free, prior and informed consent.”
Peace and Justice are two sides of the same coin--a priceless investment. Please join with us as we work together for the sake of All.
"Preach the Truth as if you had a Million Voices. It is silence that kills the world."
-Catherine of Sienna