How to support NoDAPL

SUBHEAD: Six things you can do to help the Water Protectors trying to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

By Sandra Song on 31 October 2016 for Paper Mag -

Image above: Poster supporting Standing Rock Sioux fight against oil pipeline and protection of Missouri River. From (

As you probably know by now, the Standing Rock Sioux have been engaged in a protest against the construction of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, which will destroy sacred sites, and pose a huge ecological risk that extends to potentially poisoning their water supply.

There's a lot that's fucked about this situation, including the social and racial dynamics surrounding its approval, the arrests of hundreds of peaceful protesters and the geo-targeting of prayer camps by the Morton County Sheriff's Department via Facebook check-ins (which is probably why you've seen all your friends checking in).

But it's also been difficult to figure out how to help activists and show support for the protest, thanks to what many are calling a media blackout by several major news networks. So in lieu of traveling to North Dakota to protest alongside the Standing Rock Sioux, we've rounded up five of the most effective ways of helping the #NoDAPL protestors right now.

1. Donate money & supplies to the Sacred Stone Camp

You can contribute money to the protester camp's official GoFundMe account, which will go toward purchasing water, food, propane, blankets and other supplies. Checks, cash or supplies (an extensive list of what they need is here) can also be sent through the mail to:

Sacred Stone Camp, P.O. Box 1011, Fort Yates, ND 58538
202 Main Street, Fort Yates, ND 58538

Alternatively, you can also supplies via the group's Amazon WishList.

2. Donate to the Standing Rock Sioux

The Standing Rock Sioux are currently soliciting donations for legal, sanitary and emergency purposes. You can either donate via their PayPal account or by mailing checks (payable to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe - Donations) to:

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Attention: Donations, PO Box D, Building #1, North Standing Rock Avenue, Fort Yates, ND 58538

3. Donate to the Sacred Stone Legal Defense Fund

Protesters have also set up a legal defense fund to help defray the legal bills of those involved in the protests. To save the group processing fees, you can also donate directly to their PayPal account at

4. Call the people in power

You can call the people who have the ability to do something.

Jack Dalrymple, Governor of North Dakota

Army Corps of Engineers (demand to reverse the permit):

The executives at Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline.

Lee Hanse - Executive Vice President
(210) 403-6455

Glenn Emery - Vice President
(210) 403-6762

Michael (Cliff) Waters - Lead Analyst
(713) 989-2404

5. Sign White House petition to stop aggression NoDAPL
You can sign anti DAPL here ( Previous petition to stop pipeline is over.

6. Donate to Standing Rock's Health Clinic

As brought to our attention by BrokeAssStuart, UCSF's Do No Harm Coalition is setting up the Mni Wiconi (Water is Life) Health Clinic, which is a free, integrative and volunteer-based clinic that seeks to provide care to everyone in the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

They are currently raising funds to open the doors, obtain equipment and medications -- an essential component of the protests as there is no local healthcare access for the people assembled at Standing Rock. Donate here (

See also: 
Unicorn Riot Tweets NoDAPL 11/2/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Standing Rock & the Ballot Box 10/31/16
Ea O Ka Aina: NoDAPL reclaim new frontline 10/24/16
Ea O Ka Aina: How far will North Dakota go? 10/23/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Amy Goodman "riot" charge dropped 10/17/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Amy Goodwin to face "Riot Charge" 10/16/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Shutdown of all tar sand pipelines 10/11/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Why Standing Rock is test for Oabama 10/8/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Why we are Singing for Water 10/8/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Labor's Dakota Access Pipeline Crisis 10/3/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Standing Firm for Standing Rock 10/3/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Contact bankers behind DAPL 9/29/16
Ea O Ka Aina: NoDAPL demo at Enbridge Inc 9/29/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Militarized Police raid NoDAPL 9/28/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Stop funding of Dakota Access Pipeline 9/27/16
Ea O Ka Aina: UN experts to US, "Stop DAPL Now!" 9/27/16
Ea O Ka Aina: No DAPL solidarity grows 9/21/16
Ea O Ka Aina: This is how we should be living 9/16/16
Ea O Ka Aina: 'Natural Capital' replacing 'Nature' 9/14/16
Ea O Ka Aina: The Big Difference at Standing Rock 9/13/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Jill Stein joins Standing Rock Sioux 9/10/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Pipeline temporarily halted 9/6/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Native Americans attacked with dogs 9/5/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Mni Wiconi! Water is Life! 9/3/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Sioux can stop the Pipeline 8/28/16
Ea O Ka Aina: Officials cut water to Sioux 8/23/16 

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