During the past few months, the Standing Rock Sioux protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has received a lot of media attention, mostly due to Energy Transfer Partners, the company investing over 3.8 billion dollars into the pipeline, harsh treatment of the 1,000+ peaceful protesters. The pipeline, which is intended to transport up to 570,000 barrels of crude oil a day from North Dakota to Illinois.
In recent weeks, news sources have reported that ETP has hired security companies with attack dogs to deter protesters and has even gone as far as shooting them with paper bullets.
Students, staff, and faculty at Stonehill College have demonstrated support of the Standing Rock Sioux through education and awareness building on the issues regarding DAPL and are working to come together to offer ways to support them and encourage the halting of DAPL. Below are some ways in which you can join us in that support:
- Call North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200. When leaving a message stating your thoughts about this subject, please be professional.
- Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414. Ask President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.
- Contribute to the Standing Rock Sioux here.
- Donate items from the Sacred Stone Camp Supply List.
- Donate items from this Amazon Wishlist to the Red Warrior Camp.
- Contribute to the Red Warrior Camp Winternizing Fund or their Legal Fund + more ways to support Red Warrior Camp.
- Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund (or contribute to their GoFundMe account).
- Sign the petition to the White House to stop DAPL construction.
- Like and follow these pages to stay up to date with latest all the latest info and be prepared to raise awareness across all social media:
Here is another more comprehensive list of ways you can help the Standing Rock Sioux fight the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Feel free to comment below for other ways that you could contribute to support the Standing Rock Sioux. Also follow the conversation on Twitter at #NoDAPL to learn more about what’s happening at Standing Rock.