I write to you from a bus full of activists, as we make our way across the country to Standing Rock. We will be joining our indigenous brothers and sisters to support the fight to protect the water and sacred lands. By the time you read this, I’ll be on the reservation getting my feet wet in the resistance against the construction of the North Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and making camp with over 300 tribal nations and allies from around the globe. Please read on to learn more about how you can help + about the Wyld Lyfe benefit show for 350VT in Burlington, VT on December 2nd!
If built, the pipeline would be constructed below the Missouri River, pumping 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day, threatening the primary water supply for 17 million people. The construction has already destroyed 380 sacred indigenous sites and if completed will run through 38 miles of the Standing Rock Souix tribal land according to the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851. Three hundred nations have gathered with a diverse crew of activists in peaceful civil resistance. They have been met with militarized violence by regional police forces and the ND National Guard. Friends, we cannot let this happen!
You can support the Standing Rock Souix by donating supplies + cash to the Oceti Sakowin Camp (main camp where I'll be staying). Click here to help and add your name here to urge Obama to stop the DAPL.
Check out the live video from the powerful protest and prayer gathering in Boston on 11.9.16
WYLD LYFE: A Benefit Show for 350VT
Friday, Dec. 2 - Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot
Rise Up Vermont! Join us for this special show. All proceeds will support 350 Vermont, the leaders in the fight against Climate Change. Now is the time for grassroots movement building; the time to stand up for the planet! We'll be rocking it with VT folk hero, Bow Thayer. All ages, tickets $15. Spread the good word and see you there!
The distressing election has illuminated the dire need for all of us to rise up to the challenges of our day and take a stand! We need to come together to transform our systems and national consciousness to uphold justice and the sustainability of our planet. Don't be dismayed, we can and are doing this on a local and national level. May our love, creativity, and hard work see us through to the world we want to live in. I am grateful to be connected to you all and looking forward to singing together soon!
Much love and happy Thanksgiving,
Our 350VT delegation on the road to Standing Rock