What can you do to support the historic protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline currently happening at Standing Rock in North Dakota?
- Donate via the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Official Fundraising page. To date, more than 300 tribes and first nations officially stand with Standing Rock by way of tribal resolutions, letters of support, or tribal delegations joining the camp. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been providing a multitude of support services for the thousands of people resisting DAPL.
- Stay updated. The Forum for Religion and Ecology has been providing excellent coverage of the protest. Read their most recent updates here: 10/13/16 Standing Rock Update and 9/29/16 Standing Rock Update Information on how to subscribe to FORE’s newsletter is here.
- Urge North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp to Stand with Standing Rock Sioux Against the Dakota Access Pipeline. MoveOn.org is hosting this petition.
- Contact the 17 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline. Banks have choices when it comes to what projects they give loans to. Yes! Magazine provides sample paragraphs for your letter or phone script.
This is an incredibly important moment for Indigenous rights, water rights, and environmental justice. Please take action and share!
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