We’re collecting donations this week for the standing rock cause against the Dakota access pipeline.
The Dakota Access Pipeline is an undergorund oil pipeline project in the United States, designed to carry crude oil from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota south-east through South Dakota and Iowa ending at an oil tank farm in Illinois. This has been a highly controversial project, attracting opposition from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, other tribes and many non-Native American portestors.
These protestors have pointed to numerous pipeline accidents in recent years to validate their concern over the safety of their water source. They would like to see a complete halt of construction and the route to be changed.
According to Wikipedia: “Numerous pipelines have been constructed in the Dakotas, including under waterways. The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), a project to be built through four states, was rerouted near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation after a route near the state capital Bismarck was judged too risky for water supplies. The tribe opposed the pipeline to be constructed under Lake Oahe and the Missouri River.
On April 1, 2016, LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, an elder member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, and her grandchildren established the Sacred Stone Camp to protest the DAPL, which they said threatens the upper Missouri River, the only water supply for the Standing Rock Reservation. The camp is on Allard’s private land, and is a center for cultural preservation and spiritual resistance to the DAPL. Protests at the pipeline site in North Dakota began in the spring of 2016 and drew indigenous people from throughout North America, as well as many other supporters. It has been the largest gathering of Native Tribes in the past 100 years.
On December 4, a day before the deadline for a protester camp evacuation, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it would not permit an easement through federal land but would temporarily halt the construction of the pipeline to allow an environmental impact review. Alternate routes for the pipeline shall be explored.”
At the studio we’re collecting any spare change you may have so that we can support the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and other protestors as best we can. If you’re swinging by and in the mood to contribute towards saving precious water supply and indian burial grounds, then please do donate.