Here’s some need-to-know info if you plan on gathering for the Rise with Standing Rock March this Friday. Below is the general schedule for March 7th through 11th and underneath that is the marching route for March 10th:
Stay safe my brothers & sisters!
On Friday, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will march from the Mall at Washington D.C. to the White House starting at 10am. This march is requesting that President Donald Trump meets with its tribal leaders to speak on respecting the rights of indigenous peoples but also the environment as a whole. This is an ongoing issue as the Trump administration continues to completely dismantle certain government operations that took far longer to get into executing in the first place.
Once upon a time I had studied as an Environmental Policy major and I found it really interesting that corporations had to produce Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) to determine whether or not large scale decisions were environmentally sound. Trump’s decisions, although not obviously funded by corporations, is nonetheless and should be treated as such too. Creating a government that doesn’t respect the environment is not one that reflects the people.
It’s a shame how far greed can take people in power to avoid the needs of a planet that has only sustained them too.
Please visit this link, read about it, and spread this information about the March at Washington D.C. with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe by clicking the link or image above. I stand with Standing Rock. I respect indigenous peoples. Most of all, I respect our earth. #WaterIsLife ✊🏽
Reposting this quote by Senator Bernie Sanders because truly, this project has been initiated with an appropriate Environmental Impact Statement (EIS, it exists!) and without the consultation of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. It’s a disgrace that people must fight this hard to overcome the greediness of the government. Even more of a disgrace that science behind it is totally shamed and not taken seriously. Furthermore, it’s a real disgrace that we aren’t giving the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe the opportunity to protect their sacred lands. I stand in solidarity with Standing Rock. #NoDAPL!
Please visit this link for more information on Standing with Standing Rock March 10th in Washington D.C.