In November, Wild Goose Guidance is sending support to the people protesting the pipeline at Standing Rock.
With each purchase of a 3-card spread in November, I will donate the $10 to the Legal Defense Fund for Sacred Stone Spirit Camp.
(If you would rather donate to another #NoDAPL-oriented cause, go for it (I’ve included a list of a few options below). Send me a screen shot of your official receipt – dated in November 2016 and for at least $10 – and I will send you a 3-card spread.)
Honor the Earth’s DAPL page summarizes the issues and explains their supporting role in the protests, plus offers a list of ways you can help (any support portals listed there qualify for my offer here).
Vox has a longer overview of the situation.
The #StandingRockSyllabus is a phenomenal piece of work being maintained by a group of Indigenous scholars and activists, and settler/PoC supporters called NYC Stands with Standing Rock.
The deepest issue of the Standing Rock protest is not environmental; it is the continual assault on Native rights by the US Government. Please do not allow your environmental concerns override your awareness of the legacy of racial injustice and colonial violence against Native peoples. (More about tribal sovereignty in this interview on Vox.)
That said, the environmental issue is definitely a big one.
This Atlantic article takes a deep dive into the legal issues surrounding the pipeline.
Mother Jones offers a timeline of events of the pipeline and its protest by the Standing Rock Sioux.
Stuff to sign
Sign this petition to the White House to halt DAPL construction.
Sign this CREDO Action petition asking President Obama to call of the project.
Sign this MoveOn.org petition from Standing Rock Sioux Chairman David Archambault II.
Sign this ACLU petition to ND Governor Dalrymple to stop the suppression of free speech and civil rights of protestors.
Sign this petition to the White House to launch a federal civil rights investigation of law enforcement in ND.
The Standing Rock Solidarity Network adds new ways to help (and new things to sign) frequently.
Other places to donate
Sacred Stone Camp general fund – for basic supplies and necessities
Red Warrior Camp general fund – for basic supplies and necessities
Red Warrior legal fund
Help open a free health clinic for those at the Standing Rock camps