The Dakota Access Pipeline is a $3.7 billion dollar project that, if constructed,will stretch 1,172 miles from North Dakota to Illinois. The pipeline would pass through the sacred tribal lands of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and threaten the community's clean water supply.
For nearly three months, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies (notable ones have included Jill Stein and Shailene Woodley) have been protesting the pipeline (#NoDAPL) at Standing Rock, with standoffs with local law enforcement coming to a head this past weekend. On Sunday night, hundreds of protestors were injured after they were reportedly attacked by North Dakota police who were using tear gas, grenades, rubber bullets, and strong water hoses (the effects of which were exacerbated by sub-zero temperatures). (One woman, wounded during the protests, may lose her arm.) The Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council report that about 26 civilians have sought medical help from neighboring clinics and healthcare facilities, and there have been at least 16 arrests since Sunday.
This Thanksgiving, there are a number of ways to show your support:
PICK UP YOUR PHONE
Call North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200 to let their voice be heard.
Call the Army Corps of Engineers and request that construction permits be reversed: (202) 761-5903
Call Morton Country Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier at 701-667-3330. He has power on a local level, and you can protest the orders he's given to use militarized force against the protesters.
Sign the the White House petition to stop DAPL. Every signature matters.
Sign the ACLU's petition to the Department of Justice to demilitarize Standing Rock. "End the militarized response to Standing Rock water protectors. These tribal communities and the allied activists should not be treated like enemies in war."
Make a financial donation to Standing Rock Sioux at standingrock.org.
Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund.
Donate to Mni Wiconi Health Clinic Partnership at Standing Rock. These proceeds go toward protestors healthcare.
Give to the Sacred Stone Camp gofundme account.
Donate physical goods from the Sacred Stone Camp Supply List. Most of the requests are for survival materials, like rope, wooden stoves and blankets.
Purchase items from the Sacred Stone Camp wish list on Amazon.
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