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Standing Rock Camp Support

Starting in the Spring of 2016 we have raised funds, sent supplies, people, and support for the Water Protectors at Standing Rock. Starting as a NoDAPL protest camp it evolved into a historic gathering of over 300 tribes, camping near the Standing Rock Reservation near Cannonball, ND.  We had initially set up a space at Oceti Sacewin for the tea station, taught classes, provided space for sharing and gave away herbal products.  On the second trip, working in collaboration with the Medic/Healer Council, Zaniyan Wellness  set up the medic station and an herbal tipi at the Rosebud/Sicangu camp. staffed with volunteer nurses, EMTs, NDs, MD, and other professionals working side by side with traditional healers and herbalists.  The team at Zaniyan Wellness at one point were treating over 100 people a day, and far more during protest actions. The team provided an integrative approach using both herbs and access to conventional medical providers if they were available. In addition to treatment for illnesses we offered tea, classes, immune support and a place to share knowledge.

Donated funds has been used for camp infrastructure: canopies, tarps, solar panels, 12 volt system, tables, chairs, stoves, heat, insulation, shelving, organizational bins, as well as medical supplies. We have also bought and transported over 10 wood stoves, stove pipes, and related materials.  In addition funds were used for gas, travel expenses, trailer rentals for numerous trips. After the camps closed we got supplies to the surrounding communities as well as other protest camps.



Future Support for Water Protectors.

Zaniyan’s core mission is providing earth based healing educational services. By serving those who are working to protect the earth and water, we have been able to provide hands on educational and clinical opportunities for both providers and students to learn about traditional healing used by indigenous people. Our primary focus is not political, but being of service to those who are. We plan to continue to support as we can.


For information, updates, videos and resources regarding this issue – visit

Check in on Daphne’s facebook page to get all her updates on the camp’s progress, developments and needs


You can also make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Zaniyan for funds to be used to buy supplies and provisions for to support additional protest camps.