The Indigenous struggle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline needs your support! Given the recent violence by law enforcement against the water protectors, the move by the Army Corps of Engineers to evict the Oceti Sakowin camp (from Treaty lands), and DAPL's announcement that it plans to drill under the Missouri River soon, it is urgent that we act now and that we act quickly.
Here are 10 things you can do right now to support this critical struggle (NOTE: we are continually updating this list):
- Go to Standing Rock. The more people on the ground, the less likely there will be state violence. Folks who have direct action training and experience are especially needed. If you do go, please listen to and follow local Indigenous leadership. For Non-Natives, before you go we suggest you read THIS and THIS and check out How to be An Ally. The Water Protector Legal Collective has issued a national call for legal workers and lawyers to join them to do legal observing and other non-representation movement lawyering. For lawyers or legal observers who are interested in assisting, please visit http://waterprotectorlegal.org/
- Donate to Help Prepare for Winter: Massive fundraising efforts are underway to help cover the costs of preparing the camps for the harsh North Dakota winter and buying needed supplies. Donate money to: Oceti Sakowin Camp | Sacred Stone Camp | Red Warrior Camp Donate items via their Amazon wish lists: Red Warrior Camp | Sacred Stone Camp
Donate to Help with Legal Support: Funds are also needed to pay bail and other legal fees. You can also send financial contributions specifically for legal support:
Contact the Morton County Sheriffs Department: Kyle Kirchmeier, Sheriff, Phone: 701-667-3330
Request that they demilitarize their tactics and refrain from mass arrests, macing, clubbing, hooding, strip searching, the use of water cannons, and armed confrontation with UNARMED peaceful water protectors engaged in constitutionally protected civil disobedience.
- Call the Department of Justice and tell them to send observers immediately to ensure the protection of First Amendment Rights and the safety of the thousands gathering at Standing Rock. DOJ Comment Line: 202-353-1555. DOJ Main Switchboard: 202-514-2000
- Call North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200. Leave a message, calling on him to respect the treaties and withdraw the militarized forces.
- Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414. Tell President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline. Sign the petition to the White House to Stop DAPL
- Target the banks, financial institutions and companies who are supporting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. All Wells Fargo customers are being called on to pull out your money and close your account (Wells Fargo has invested $567 million in DAPL). Other investors include Citibank, Bank of America, Chase, US Bank, and Barclays. Learn more about that HERE, where you'll also find the list of companies who are involved in the construction of the pipeline. Learn more about the #FareWellsFargo campaign HERE.
- Help spread the word - Call out corporate media. There is a complete media blackout with journalists being targeted for arrest. Demand that mainstream media stop ignoring this struggle by calling, tweeting, tagging and sharing articles using mentions such as @ABC, @NBCNews @CBSNews @cnnbrk @MSNBC etc. Use the hashtags #MediaWhiteout and #NoDAPL Post to social media daily. Because mainstream media has failed to cover this struggle, organizers are asking you to do at least 2 social media posts a day, more if you can, to Facebook, Twitter and others. Sample messaging and memes can be found HERE. If you are an independent journalist with broad social media reach, please help tell the story of the water protectors.
Visit this website regularly for updates: NoDAPLSolidarity Like and follow these pages to stay up to date: Oceti Sakowin Camp | Sacred Stone Camp | Red Warrior Camp | Standing Rock Sioux Tribe | #NoDAPL|
Check out this action coming up this week:
Wednesday, November 30 • 8:00 - 11:00 am
Indigenous Women-Led NoDAPL Action - Divest from Wells Fargo
The morning will begin with prayers for the water protectors led by the women of Idle No More SF Bay, followed by a teach-in on why everyone needs to divest from the financial institutions funding the Dakota Access Pipeline and a prayer walk to several banks.
LOCATION: Meet at Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market St. San Francisco (Embarcadero Bart Station) • More info
We'll continue to update this page so check back often. Please share and spread the word!