Help us Stand with Standing Rock!
in.gredients will be accepting donations of supplies to send to the Standing Rock camp to support the protestors in their defense of water and their ancestral lands. The requested supplies are listed below, so please bring in anything from canned food to sleeping bags to the donation box in-store. If you prefer to make a monetary donation, please do so through the official Standing Rock website, here (http://standingrock.org/).
You may also send supplies to:
Red Warrior Camp
BIE 00N02 Agency Ave
Fort Yates, ND 58538
The Dakota Access Pipeline project is threatening the future of water for millions of Americans, violating treaties with Standing Rock Sioux, and desecrating sacred burial grounds. The pipeline project is the work of Texas billionaire Kelcy Warren of Energy Transfer Partners and seeks to bring crude oil from North Dakota to the U.S. Gulf Coast. As many as four thousand protestors are currently camped out by the construction site, and the Sioux are also fighting a legal battle to stop the pipeline, which, as Sioux Chairman Archambault explained to the New York Times, “was fast-tracked from Day 1 using the Nationwide Permit No. 12 process, which grants exemption from environmental reviews required by the Clean Water Act and the National Environmental Policy Act by treating the pipeline as a series of small construction sites.” Pipelines like this one have a 57% chance of experiencing a major leak, according to former Scientific American editor Trudy Bell, and the protestors contend that such a leak could contaminate the Missouri River, the major water source for the tribe and millions of others. The Dakota Access Pipeline would cross through North and South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois, where it would link to a 774-mile pipeline to Nederland, Texas.
Protestors have been maced and threatened with attack dogs by private security hired by Energy Transfer Partners, and the governor of North Dakota has declared a state of emergency and activated National Guard troops. The protestors in North Dakota – many of whom comprise the largest gathering of indigenous nations in 100 years – need support and supplies if they are going to continue their vital work to protect their heritage and also the future of the water supply for all Americans. Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein has said that the pipeline “would violate U.S. treaties by endangering the drinking water and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.”
For more in-depth information on the situation at Standing Rock, please see the following articles: