Without water there is no life, and the Standing Rock Sioux Nation’s protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline is a fight for land and life. Organizers in Standing Rock have put out a call for solidarity, and most importantly a call for allies on the ground in North Dakota. The Quixote Center is sponsoring travel for a journalist from Interfaith Voices, an excellent radio show with deep ties to the Center and to social justice, to be on the ground, tape rolling this weekend at Standing Rock. She will be joined by the Center’s Director, Andrew Hochhalter, who will be present, participating, and learning from this historic social movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Land grabbing defines the U.S. relationship with the Native Americans and it needs to stop, not today or tomorrow but yesterday! We are coordinating with groups across the country to sponsor journeys to Standing Rock, where indigenous activists have called for a groundswell of allies to be present in the face of increasing police militarization and repression. We need your help to make it possible. Please consider making an online donation today.
Our initial fundraising goal is $5,000 and we’ve already raised $1,300 which is allowing us to partake in our first project in solidarity with the water protectors in North Dakota this weekend. Help us reach this goal and place people where they are needed: standing alongside the Sioux nation activists leading the effort to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Please spread this message. The injunction has been lifted and pipeline construction will be in operation soon. Don’t let another land grab happen. Change history with us and stand with Sioux nation. The many voices we have, the stronger we stand.