#waterislife #SalishSeaoilfree #standwithStandingRock
On Tuesday, Nov. 15, local indigenous activists and allies in Bellingham, Washington will stand in solidarity with those at the Standing Rock water protector camps (Oceti Sakowin, Sacred Stone, Red Warrior and Sicangu-Rosebud) as they continue to hold their ground against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Standing Rock has called for a National Day of Action, demanding the federal government and the Army Corps of Engineers reject this pipeline. Already over 200 actions are planned all over the world, and our community plans to show up in full force to send a message to Standing Rock that they do not stand alone.
The courageous Water Protectors at Standing Rock serve as a beacon of strength and courage in the face of this darkening political moment. Their call is to dig in and increase efforts to build networks and resistance to stop the forces that seek to destroy water, land, and life. Here, in Coast Salish territories, we face our own struggles to keep the Salish Sea free of oil and other toxic wastes. All communities must pick up this struggle!
The community is invited to come together to listen to speakers talk about local environmental issues facing Coast Salish territories and learn about the message from Standing Rock and their fight to stop the Black Snake. This is a call to expand the movement to protect the water everywhere!
Rally with speakers at Laurel Park: Tuesday @ 1:30 p.m. | Followed by a march downtown