To date, 87 American Indian Nations have stood in support of the Standing Rock Sioux and their ongoing fight against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), whether by letters, resolutions, or by sending delegations of tribal members to the Sacred Stone Camp. Many have shown their support by sending much needed water, and goods to the camp. The Apsaalooke Nation (Crow) has brought water, camping supplies, over 700 pounds of processed buffalo meat, firewood, dry goods, and monetary donations from tribal members. The Cherokee Nation recently sent 19 pallets of bottled water, basically a semi truck full, to the camp in solidarity. The Cheyenne and Arapaho have sent pallets of water and buffalo. There was also an announcement that a whole cow had been donated as food, and a car dealer had donated an SUV for delivering supplies. Follow this link to donate and support the Camp of the Sacred Stones. Go here to see a beautiful collection of photos from the last week at the camp. Read more
The temporary restraining order follows days of protest which have halted construction at the site.
As of today, Wednesday, August 17th, 28 people total have been arrested at the construction area by the Sacred Stone Camp, home base for those defending the land and water from this pipeline. Highway 1806 near Mandan has been closed and traffic has been re-routed. At least 1,000 people are protecting this area as best they can with non-violent civil disobedience and ceremonies. Read more
Hello! My name is Emma Rosen and I am the web and tech intern at 350PDX. I grew up in Southeast Portland with two environmentalists for parents. This meant I spent a lot of time learning about the wildlife and ecosystem of the Pacific Northwest, and of course, about climate change (or as it was still known during my childhood, global warming). I still have a board game called ‘The Life Cycle of Salmon’, which taught me about the importance of strong river banks with shady trees for hatching Salmon’s eggs, and that if your dice roll landed you on a river dam square you were definitely screwed. Everything I learned enforced the idea that climate change was an issue that needed to be addressed quickly, and by as many people as possible.
My name is Rachel Levelle, and my plan was never to be an organizer. I had plenty of other possibilities in my life – I wanted to be an astronaut, I wanted to own a 24-hour coffee shop/bookstore, I wanted to be a research scientist. There were a million things I wanted to do, and none of them entailed chaining myself to train tracks.
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