RISE With Standing Rock

On Indigenous People’s Day 2016, there’s a revolution happening in #StandingRock, at the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ camp, and across the country. Over 200 indigenous American nations and 6,000 people have travelled to the community in an unprecedented act of solidarity. They’re doing in the face of armed law enforcement, SWAT team, and unconstitutional arrests.

WATCH: www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeUIyI83b7g


Catalyzed by the fight against Dakota Access Pipeline, Native American tribes are protecting their water, but even more, protecting their sovereignty in the face of a colonialist State. In a time when we still celebrate Christopher Columbus, violent colonizer, the indigenous rights movement is more important than ever.

We’re #StandingWithStandingRock. Journalist Jonathan Klett connects what’s happening in North Dakota to what’s happening in D.C. Chase Iron Eyes US Representative Candidate for North Dakota and Judith LeBlanc, director of the Native Organizers Alliance, are among the many indigenous leaders speaking to the stakes of this fight.

With music by Bethany Yarrow and Rufus Cappadocia. Find out more at www.lauraflanders.com. Share, like, and comment below.

#NoDAPL #WaterisLife