Rise Again with Standing Rock, America


If, like me, you watched with deep sadness as the main camps at Standing Rock were evacuated, then next week is the moment to rise with us. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Indigenous Environmental Network, Native Organizers Alliance and many of our other allies from the #DeFundDAPL campaign have called for a mass demonstration on March 10th to carry the momentum from Standing Rock forward.

Join ‘Native Nations Rising: Rise with Standing Rock’ on March 10 to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock and Indigenous nations across the county.

If you’ll be in or near Washington D.C. next week, RSVP here to join us for a march to the White House

If you live elsewhere, not to worry, there are sister marches planned in major cities around the country. Click here to search for a March 10 event near you, or sign up to host one.

Rise with Standing Rock on March 10

The camps at Standing Rock aren’t gone, but they did have to relocate. With the imminent flooding and order by the North Dakota Governor to vacate the land, new camps are forming on higher ground.

And while closing of the Oceti Sakowin Camp is deeply sad, it’s not the end of our fight to stop this pipeline or to change the way our individual banking and investment decisions can defund fossil fuels and invest in the clean energy future we need.

Beginning on March 7, an Indigenous-led coalition will establish a tipi camp near the Washington Monument. For the next 3 days we’ll rally, plan and strategize, including a major meeting on the next steps to move big banks like Wells Fargo and others away from financing destructive projects like DAPL, and into clean energy investments. On March 10, our actions will culminate in a march through Washington D.C., and solidarity marches and rallies around the country.

Together, we will demand that Indigenous rights be respected, that tribal consent is given before economic development happens on tribal land, that President Trump meet with Tribal Leaders so he can be accountable for the impact of his actions, and that big banks DeFundDAPL and invest in clean alternatives.

To all of those who were spurred to action because of this fight, we need you now more than ever. Come what may, no one can extinguish the fire that Standing Rock started. It burns within each of us. So let’s rise, let’s resist, let’s thrive.

If you’ll be in or near Washington D.C. next week, RSVP here to join us for a march to the White House. If you live elsewhere, please click here to search for a March 10 event near you, or sign up to host one.

See you in the streets on March 10,

Drew, Vanessa and the DivestInvest Individual team

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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