5 Things you can do to Stand with Standing Rock
State violence is escalating against the Indigenous Water Protectors on the frontlines of the struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Join us in responding to the call for national and international solidarity:
- GO TO STANDING ROCK and stand with the water defenders on the frontlines. Make sure you have: Your own transportation to camp, shelter/lodging, food, at least bring food for kitchen, warm clothing, positive prayerful mindset. The ask is for folks who are able to hold space, risk arrest, and follow local/ Indigenous leadership.
- DONATE to indigenousrising.org or ocetisakowincamp.org to support the legal team and the ongoing infrastructure needs.
- DISRUPT BUSINESS AS USUAL at the Army Core of Engineers Offices in your local community and demand that they deny the permit to bore under the Missouri River. Demand a full Environmental Impact Statement be completed.
- ORGANIZE LOCAL ACTIONS targeting the funders of DAPL, including the banks
- CALL THE WHITE HOUSE and urge President Obama to step in and reject the DAPL (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414
The Indigenous-led struggle in Standing Rock, North Dakota against the Dakota Access Pipeline is a turning point in the climate justice movement. The proposed $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, if completed, would carry a half a million barrels of oil per day from the Bakken Oil Shale Fields. The route the pipeline would take lays under multiple bodies of water, including the Missouri River that supplies drinking and irrigation water that more than 10 million people depend on.
What began with Oceti Sakowin youth running 2000 miles from North Dakota to Washington DC in April of 2016 has now grown into a powerful grassroots movement that is forcing an injunction against one of the largest pipeline projects in North America.
Through leadership from the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), GGJ is collaborating with the Climate Justice Alliance to hold weekly Standing Rock solidarity calls for our members and allies. We are supporting delegations of frontline leaders heading to Standing Rock on an on-going basis.
We call on world leaders and global movement allies to Stand with Standing Rock and urge the US to immediately halt the Dakota Access Pipeline.
“It’s important that the world understands the Standing Rock fight is about much more than stopping just one oil pipeline; it’s about all of us standing together from the North to the South and around the world to keep fossil fuels in the ground and create a just transition to a renewable energy economy.” – Kandi Mossett of the Indigenous Environmental Network
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