Long story short: white people have spent centuries trying to eradicate Native Americans in order to get their land, their resources, and their wealth. That hasn’t stopped. It’s ongoing today. It’s probably happening in your community without you even realizing. It’s happening in North Dakota, and if you’re not aware of the situation, please remedy that right now.
The Standing Rock Sioux are trying to preserve their land and their water from a pipeline that (overwhelmingly white) Bismarck refused to have passing through their city. You know why they don’t want it: pipelines break. They explode. They spill. And for women, there’s a whole other set of horrific problems that come along with a pipeline.
This is one of the most important movements for Native American self-determination and survival in our lifetime. The people of Standing Rock need you to stand with them. Here’s how you can do it:
If you’re local to North Dakota and can help folks who are being bailed out, please contact Lissa Yellow Bird-Chase.
Send Items to Camps via Amazon Wish Lists:
Call for the Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline to be rescinded:
- Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414. Ask that the National Guard be called off, DOJ observers be sent, and the Dakota Access Pipeline be stopped.
- Sign the White House petition
- Call the Army Corps of Engineers (202) 761-5903
- Call the North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200
- Call or Email your Congressional Representatives and Senators
- Contact Hillary Clinton and demand action on #NoDAPL
Support the Sacred Stone Camp
Tell the executives of Energy Transfer Partners, L.P., to stop building the pipeline
- Lee Hanse, EVP (210) 403-6455 [email protected]
- Glenn Emery, VP (210) 403-6762 [email protected]
- Michael (Cliff) Waters, Lead Analyst (713) 989-2404 [email protected]
Read, talk, post, Tweet – get others to join in demanding that the Dakota Access Pipeline be stopped, Standing Rock Sioux be heard, and our treaties be honored.
And, if you’re able to join the water defenders at the Sacred Stone Camp, find out how here.