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Tuesday
Mar072017

Friday: March with Standing Rock in DC

Action alert from Lydia Avila, Executive Director, Power Shift Network:

The powerful movement that young Indigenous people launched at Standing Rock was always about more than the Dakota Access Pipeline.

This movement is too big for the Trump administration or the fossil fuel industry to ignore—and they’re scared. They think that by evicting water protectors from the Oceti Sakowin resistance camp in North Dakota, they can crush this incredible wave of people power. It’s time to prove them wrong.

That’s why the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders are calling on allies to peacefully march on Washington DC. This Friday, March 10, thousands will rise in solidarity against the fossil fuel industry and defend Indigenous rights. Can you make it?

Join the “Native Nations Rising: Rise with Standing Rock” march this Friday, March 10 in DC to stand in solidarity with the leaders of the #noDAPL fight and with Indigenous communities across the continent.

This week, Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island (North America) are holding a tipi camp near the Washington Monument. The camp will culminate this Friday when thousands of Indigenous Peoples, including some of the young leaders from Standing Rock, and many allies will march through the streets of DC.

We will demand that Indigenous rights be respected, that tribal consent is given when any economic development happens on tribal land, and that President Trump meet with Tribal Leaders so he can be held accountable for the impact of his actions on Indigenous communities.

Here are the details for Friday’s march:

What: “Native Nations Rising: Rise with Standing Rock” march on Washington to resist fossil fuel extraction and defend Indigenous rights. Speakers will include youth leaders from Standing Rock and from other Indigenous communities at the front lines of pipeline resistance.

When: Friday, March 10 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Where: The march will start at the Army Corps of Engineers headquarters (443 G St NW) and will end at Lafayette Square (in front of the White House).

Join the Native Nations Rise march in DC this Friday and stand in solidarity with Indigenous leaders at this critical time. RSVP to the march on Facebook here.

The #noDAPL fight was always about more than just one pipeline—and it’s far from over. Indigenous leaders at Standing Rock and everywhere need your solidarity now more than ever.

On Friday, the movement that started with bold youth leadership at Standing Rock will take to the streets of DC to stand with all Indigenous communities who are fighting to defend their land, water, and rights.  

In the words of the Indigenous Environmental Network’s Tom Goldtooth: “No one can stop the fire that Standing Rock started. It burns within each of us. So let's rise, let's resist, let's thrive.” See you in the streets on Friday.

In solidarity,

Lydia Avila
Executive Director
Power Shift Network