On March 10th, 2017 The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, along with indigenous groups from around the world, marched from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarters to Trump International Hotel where they erected a teepee and performed ceremonies before marching on to the White House.
Thousands of Native Nations and supporters, led by the @standingrock tribe, rose together as a show of solidarity against a federal government that had long pushed aside tribal concerns on a range of environmental, economic, and social issues.
I can’t take the injustice that’s been happening in my country. I have to much to say… yet I cannot find the words. My heart’s been on the floor for many weeks now. I can’t sit back while other peoples basic American rights are being taken. As a woman, as a Mexican American woman, as a HUMAN… I don’t understand how I could peacefully sit back and not defend those who’s voices aren’t being heard or those who are less fortunate.
I’m honored to have marched D.C with Standing Rock and other natives tribes across this country. DAPL has been confirmed and native tribes needs, rights and treaties have been ignored- breaking environmental justice laws and treaty rights. The Standing Rock movement is bigger than one tribe. These indigenous tribes aren’t asking for anything more than clean water and respect for their homelands and treaties- for themselves, their communities and for ALL Americans throughout this country and generations to come.
The resistance is here, it’s alive and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. I know what side in history I want to be on. Taken part in the movement has reminded me so much of all the men and women who came before me that allowed us to progress and fight the oppression that once existed, and sadly still exists. It’s not easy speaking out; it’s tiring, scary, sad and at times overwhelming but the power of LOVE wins. It always wins. 🏽 #dapl#takethemeeting#consentnotconsultation#nativenationsrise#resist#whereisthelove
We are all one. We are all stewards of this earth. We all need clean water to drink. We all need clean air to breathe. Our future deserves a safe and healthy place to live. Climate change is real, it is human induced, and it can be halted if we choose to fight. Feelings of resistance at yesterday's march were strong (and we shut down a major road during rush hour). This movement is so much bigger than the climate or environment, it's giving a voice to Native American communities, it's making history. #MniWiconi#WaterISlife#noDAPL#TakeTheMeeting#ConsentNotConsultation#NativeNationsRise#denvercanyounot : Amanda Arlington
Today was truly a marvelous day. We gathered so many California Tribes together to be in one place along with other indigenous folks and received so much support from our allies, words cannot explain how today went... but I'm still going to type this anyways. I am one of the youngest members of idle no more SF Bay (which I am) and am proud to have made San Francisco Native Nations March possible. Over 1,000 people flooded 7th street, market, and Larkin St. on a Friday evening standing up for indigenous rights, sovereignty, treaties, sacred sites, and more. #sfnativenationsmarch10#nativenationsrise#standwithstandingrock#takethemeeting#consentnotconsultation
From The Bay to DC. Out here marching in solidarity
Knitting more #pussyhats, and in solidarity with #NativeNationsRise and their March on Washington today.
"Tribal interests cannot continue to be marginalized in favor of the interests of corporations and other governments. Consultation is not enough--we must require consent."
You can donate to the Standing Rock resistance on their website. Let corporations and government know that native peoples' input matters. #standwithstandingrock