The Standing Rock Sioux have inspired an international movement. It is moving, and it is crucial. We must all keep doing what we can to support the thousands of Native Americans and other Water Protectors that have converged at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. This struggle encompasses so much: indigenous rights, the militarization of the police, the havoc wreaked by the fossil fuel industry, overreaching corporate power and the basic tenant that Water Is Life.
We can’t all be there in person, but we can help in other ways. Here’s a list of ways that you can be involved and make a difference (and we’ll update it as the situation evolves):
TAKE ACTION: Call President Obama at 877-559-7809 and say: "I stand with the people of the Standing Rock Sioux and urge President Obama to step in and STOP the Dakota Access Pipeline.” This is the most direct, immediate action you can take to stop the pipeline.
- Indigenous Rising, an Indigenous Environmental Network Project
- Water Protector Legal Collective
- The Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council
PASS A LOCAL RESOLUTION: Cities across the U.S. have passed resolutions standing in support of the Standing Rock Sioux's opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline, and calling on federal agencies to take necessary steps to permanently stop construction. Sign up to launch a campaign to pass a local resolution in opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
DIVEST: Join the movement to divest from the pipeline. Learn if your bank is among those financing the Dakota Access Pipeline here.
OTHER: Check out the #NoDAPL Solidarity website for more information and ways to help support the indigenous-led movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.