Marfa Film Festival

Join us in a Presentation to Raise Your Awareness.

Witness a powerful installation of tipis echoing the traditional campsite that resides in South Dakota.


Oyate Wahacanka Woecun (Shield the People) is a coalition of Lakota men and women who are standing in the pathway of a planetary game changer; tar sands and the Keystone XL Pipeline. In light of this danger, we sought spiritual guidance. A prophesy was shared that led to the construction of our traditional campsite, Sicangu Wicoti Iyuksan, a unified symbol of resistance in the direct path of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

As predicted, people from around the world have visited the camp to unite and to protect Unci Maka (Mother Earth) so she can continue to nurture and provide sustenance for all mankind. In return, as her children, we must be “socially responsible for ethical land management” as our native ancestors taught us. This act will help save our world.

Sicangu Wicoti Iyuksan stands on treaty land and we the people, Oyate Wahacanka Woecun, fear nothing except the failure to bring this understanding to our global family. Please do not idly stand by. Don’t allow our nation’s land to be polluted and our water to become undrinkable.

We ask you to stand united with us by providing support to our camp, Sicangu Wicoti Iyuksan. Please visit to donate and learn more about the project.

Friday, July 4th, 2014

  • 10:00am Eric Becker’s Honor The Treaties
  • 10:30am Shield The People Announcement &web video
  • 11:00am John Fiege’s Above All Else
  • 12:30pm Shield The People Presentation featuring Russel Eagle Bear & Guests