AN OIL PIPELINE IS GOING TO POISON AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY:
A huge company is building an oil pipeline through the Missouri River. It’ll transport the dirtiest oil right through some of the cleanest water in the US. If there is a crack, leak, spill, any breakage, (which is super common) that oil will seep into the water and that water will become toxic.
The company that owns Sunoco just got their permit approved (btw Rick Perry is on their board of directors, in case that gives anyone else the fucking creeps). In response, a bunch of kids from Standing Rock Reservation physically ran across the country (1800 miles) in protest, carrying a petition w/ over 140,000 signatures, and met with the white house. NOW these kids, members of indigenous tribes around the nation, and their allies, are standing in front of massive equipment, using their bodies to stop construction and putting their lives on the line to protect this water.
WHY IT MATTERS:
When that water gets contaminated by oil, it will be poisoned, essentially deadly, within the hour. It’ll effect anyone in any community along the river or connecting rivers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois. More people than we can fathom will lose access to clean water, and it’ll happen quickly. These kids are fighting for our access to clean water, too.
What happened in Flint could have been avoided if we had known about it. This time we have a shot.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
This is a big list of things we can do. Sharing info, donating funds, sending supplies… We all have different abilities and means so here are a number of ways you can help.
SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION: bit.ly/SacredStonePetition
- This is the official White House petition, their original Change.org petition has over 200k signatures, since this one is
CHANGE.ORG PETITION: bit.ly/SacredStoneChangeOrg
- Sign and share, the more numbers the better and they will keep you updated via the petition, let u know what’s going on at Sacred Stone and ways you can help as the fight continues.
DONATE TO THE CAUSE:
To donate thru GoFundMe: bit.ly/SacredStoneFund
To donate to camp using paypal: bit.ly/SacredStonePaypalFund
To donate to legal defense fund: bit.ly/SacredStoneLegal
If you cannot donate, consider sharing these links in case someone in your circle has the cash, but doesn’t know about this yet!
To send / drop off Supplies: 202 Main Street Fort Yates, ND 58538
Full list of supplies needed: bit.ly/SacredStoneSupplies
Some examples of supplies needed: canned food, cookware, toilet paper, diapers, reusable plates & utensils, tents, solar powered gear, flashlights, blankets, water jugs.
PHYSICALLY SHOW UP:
If you want to join in ND, and use your body or talents to bring support, sign up here: bit.ly/SacredStoneCampVolunteer
If you’ve got access to a boat and can be in ND by August 20th: bit.ly/SacredStoneWater
FOLLOW THE STORY:
Follow on Facebook: bit.ly/SacredStoneFB
Follow the Standing Rock kids on Twitter: twitter.com/rezpectourwater
Follow the Standing Rock kids on IG: instagram.com/rezpectourwater/