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Colorado Aquaponics is Going to Pine Ridge, SD

posted Jul 30, 2013, 3:13 PM by Holly White   [ updated Aug 8, 2013, 7:05 AM by Tawnya Sawyer ]
Pine Ridge, SD July 26, 2013 – The American Open Currency Standard (AOCS) joins Colorado Aquaponics (CA) for the “Basics and Build Aquaponics Workshop” on August 10, 2013.

The workshop is part of an ongoing project to build a full-service aquaponic facility at the site of the new Lakota Dollar Store, to be managed by residents of Pine Ridge.


Aquaponicly grown organic food, together with the new Oglala Lakota Sioux tribal community currency, offers better choices than what central planning affords most Americans.

Monetarily, Americans are coerced to use central banking currency that constantly loses value due to inflation. This lowers the standard of living over time and erodes wealth that could be used for savings. AOCS encourages Americans to empower communities with local currency. They also help supply the minted coins to Indian Nations such as the Oglala Lakota.


The centrally planned food industry yields similar results in terms of the quality. While no one firm has a monopoly on food distribution, the regulatory structure favors large corporations, as the cost of compliance inhibits entry into the market. It also dictates the way food is grown and processed, steering the market towards an unhealthy diet. The system also creates hostility toward natural alternatives such as raw milk.
Results - central planning & factory farming has been as bad for health and nutrition as central banking has been for the monetary system & economy. Today, First Nations people suffer from higher rates of obesity, diabetes and chronic disease than any generation in history.

Organic alternatives can be expensive and difficult to access. Our message: Grow Your Own.

CA and AOCS are helping develop a facility in Pine Ridge to teach sustainable farming techniques within the Oglala Lakota Nation. This important outreach will empower Americans and Lakota Indians to enjoy optimum healthy organic foods through Aquaponic farming, as well as serve as a model for other tribes.

Self-reliance and independence are American ideals shared by both organizations within their respective disciplines. That makes AOCS and CA natural partners for a more free America.

The workshop will be held at Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  For more information please contact kira@opencurrency.com

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