What is currently happening:
Article found at uproxx.com:
“Ongoing protests by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (and their sympathizers) — who maintain that the Dakota Access Pipeline will disrupt sacred sites and possibly contaminate drinking water — saw authorities launch water cannons (along with rubber bullets and tear gas) into the crowd of protesters in below-freezing weather on Sunday.
The Guardian reports that the water cannons injured 167 people (out of 400 total protesters) with 7 hospitalized (including 3 elders). The Standing Rock Medic and Healing Council calls upon authorities to “to immediately stop the potentially lethal use of these confrontational methods” and warns that there’s a “real risk of loss of life” from hypothermia to protesters who cannot warm up in the sub-freezing conditions. That doesn’t even account for the impact of the water cannons themselves.
Throughout the protests, the Morton County Sheriff’s Department has provided their narrative on Facebook. In the above photo, the department describes “an ongoing riot” on a bridge where “protesters have started a dozen fires near the bridge.” However, some maintain that law enforcement started several fires, and The Guardian reports how protesters only lit “two bonfires to keep people warm and make soup and tea” while law enforcement began the rest of the blazes while discharging weapons.
Meanwhile, the below photo shows that the cannons were possibly being aimed at people rather than towards any fires.
The violence over the $3.8 billion project is only growing more intense with time. Tear gas and dog attacks were first used to deter protesters, and even journalists have met rubber bullets for their trouble. President Obama is mulling over solutions, which could either include a rerouting or a green light for the project.”
How you can take action?
talk about it.
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i stand with standing rock. the dakota access pipeline must be stopped, our people be heard, and our clean water be protected. #nodapl #waterislife #standingrock #mniwiconi #istandwithstandingrock #teekistandswithstandingrock
**be sure to geotag your location standing rock, north dakota or check in to that location via facebook.
meet us at standing rock.
we’ll be arriving mid november with supplies, love, and an abundance of teeki girls for support. if you’d like to attend in person and can volunteer, please contact sacred stone camp to get more information on location, volunteer information, etc. http://sacredstonecamp.org/contact. you can review the on site resource packet here.
sign these petitions:
sign the white house petition: bit.ly/standingrockwh
sign to stop the dakota access pipeline: https://www.change.org/p/jo-ellen-darcy-stop-the-dakota-access-pipeline
sign to stop militarized response to standing rock water protectors: https://www.change.org/p/president-obama-stop-militarized-response-to-standing-rock-water-protectors
sign to tell obama to stop the dakota pipeline: https://actionsprout.io/56591e
support no dakaota access pipeline amendment now: https://actionsprout.io/3f75af
sign to ban dangerous oil pipelines: https://actionsprout.io/168b09
support the sacred stone camp with contributions
contribute to legal defense fund: https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/d19faf
contribute via gofundme: https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp
donate to the dapl fund. donations will be used for legal, sanitary and emergency purposes: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=trnyf3eqbkpj2
contact the following people and request to rescind the dakota access pipeline permit
call the white house at (202) 456-111 or (202) 456-1414
email at https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
call the army corps of engineers (202) 761-5903
call north dakota governor jack dalrymple at (701) 328-2200
call or email your congressional representatives and senators
contact denis mcdonough, chief of staff to the president: email@example.com (202) 456-3182
contact jo-ellen darcy, assistant secretary of army corp of engineers: firstname.lastname@example.org (703)697-8986
tell the executives of energy transfer partners, l.p. to stop building the pipeline
lee hanse, evp (210) 403-6455 email@example.com
glenn emery, vp (210) 403-6762 firstname.lastname@example.org
michael (cliff) waters, lead analyst (713) 989-2404 email@example.com
vicki granado, public relations (214) 599-8785 firstname.lastname@example.org
call the morton county sheriff’s office
the sheriff’s phone number: 701-667-3330
contact ferc (federal energy regulatory commission)
call the governor of north dakota
the governor has called for support from the national guard which may raise tensions and militarize this peaceful protest to protect sacred water. ask the governor not to do this. also, tell the office of governor dalrymple the job of state police is to protect the water protectors.
office of governor
state of north dakota
http://www.governor.nd.gov/contact-us [to send an email]
you can send supplies directly to sacred stone camp from their amazon wishlist.
supplies, cash, or check donations can be sent to:
sacred stone camp p.o. box 1011, fort yates, nd 58538
202 main street fort yates, nd 58538
>>at this time they have a surplus of clothes and are only seeking very warm, good condition coats, sweaters, and other winter wear.
FIREWOOD (PREFERABLY OAK, MAPLE, ASH)
TIPIS/TIPI POLES/TIPI LINERS FOR WINTER
PICK-UP TRUCK W/ 4 WHEEL DRIVE
TRAILERS/CAMPERS (FOR WINTER SHELTERS)
SNOW TIRES – VARIOUS SIZES
GIFT CARDS FOR LOWES OR MENARDS (THERE IS NO HOME DEPOT NEARBY)
WALL TENTS WITH WOODSTOVES AND POLES
SLEEPING BAGS FOR SUBZERO TEMPERATURES (INC. MILITARY STYLE)
FULL SUPPLY LIST
BANNERS, SHEETS (WE LOVE IT WHEN YOU MAKE BANNERS AND SEND THEM TO US!)
BATTERY PACKS FOR CHARGING PHONES
CANVAS – HEAVY DUTY ONLY PLEASE
CARTS AND WHEELBARROWS FOR HAULING WOOD
CIGARETTES-MARLBORO REDS AND CAMELS
FIREWOOD (PREFERABLY OAK, MAPLE, ASH) <<< THIS IS ONE OF OUR BIGGEST WINTER NEEDS FIRE EXTINGUISHERS PROPANE FUR BLANKETS TESORO GAS CARDS GAS GENERATORS GIFT CARDS – LOWES/MENARDS, AMAZON, VERIZON INSULATED CARHARTT TYPE COVERALLS, OVERALLS, COATS LIGHTERS MATERIAL FOR TOBACCO TIES (ALL COLORS) MONEY PAINT (INC. SPRAY PAINT) PICK UP TRUCK POWER INVERTER PROPANE HEATERS (SMALL) ROPES, TIE DOWNS SHIPPING CONTAINER 20 FT SLEEPING BAGS (FOR 0 DEGREES F AND LOWER – PLEASE NO WARM WEATHER BAGS AT THIS TIME) SNOWMOBILES SNOW TIRES (INQUIRE FOR SIZES) SOLAR CHARGERS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES SOLAR PANELS, INVERTER STORAGE BINS – HEAVY DUTY – ALL SIZES TARPS – HEAVY DUTY ONLY TIRE CHAINS TENTS (THAT CAN STAND UP TO HIGH WINDS, SNOW, SUBZERO TEMPS) THERMAL BED ROLLS TIPIS AND TIPI POLES TIPI LINERS FOR WINTER TOW STRAPS WALKIE TALKIES WITH LONG RANGE, CB RADIOS WATER BUFFALO (TANK) WATER TANK WITH HEATER WINTER COATS (FOR VERY COLD TEMPS, GOOD CONDITION ONLY PLEASE) WINTER SALT FOR ROADS WOOD STOVES (MOSTLY SMALL ONES FOR TIPIS) YOUNG WARRIORS!! Source: uproot.com, Photo Source:http://www.critterfiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/StandingRockRising.jpg