This is an Update of today’s post. Standing Rock Lakota Youth Runners Say #ShutDownDAPL | Quakers, social justice and revolution (jeffkisling.com) This run of the Lakota youth of 93 miles is the same distance we walked and camped on the First Nation-Farmer Climate Unity March in 2018. We traveled along the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline, from Des Moines to Fort Dodge Iowa. First Nation-Farmer Unity – First Nation peoples and farmers working together. A couple of photos below are from the March.
This the day Standing Rock Lakota youth runners will begin a run of over 93 miles back to the Oceti Sakowin Camp. They run to call Biden to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).
They are asking us to support them in this effort by sharing a photo of ourselves as we run or walk, and save it to social media with the hashtags #ShutDownDAPL, #BuildBackFossilFree, #ByeDenDAPL. We are asked to do this when their run begins on February 9, 2021.
#ShutDownDAPL #BuildBackFossilFree #ByeDenDAPL
I asked my friends to share their photos and selfies to show support for these youth and their run and they came up with some good ones. Thanks!!
My friend Trisha CaxSep GuWiga Etringer of Great Plains Action Society talks about the Standing Rock Youth Council run. She mentions they are at the Missouri River, which would be contaminated when the pipeline leaks.
Today, Great Plains Action Society stands in solidarity with the Standing Rock Youth Council and supports all allies who are taking action. Youth will run in below zero degree temperature from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to Cannonball to urge PresidentJoeBiden @POTUS to shut down the ILLEGAL and HAZARDOUS #dakotaaccesspipeline.
Here is how you can support their day of action:
Call President Joe Biden at 1-202-456-111 (White House) and use the following script:
“Hello! My name is __________ and I live in ____________. I’m calling to urge President Joe Biden to stand with Standing Rock and shut the down the Dakota Access Pipeline. Currently, DAPL is operating illegally without the needed permits while putting at risk the communities, land, and water of the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux Nations. Thank you.”
Post a video of running in your area via TikTok, Facebook, IG, and Snapchat. Make it creative in your own way. Use music. Make sure to tag and use the appropriate hashtags. Here is a sample:
Hey @POTUS @PresidentJoeBiden! Shut down the illegal #DAPL now! You are putting #standingrock and #cheyenneriversiouxtribe communities, waters, and land at risk! I support the action of Standing Rock Youth Council and all allies running today!
#ByeDenDAPL #RezpectOurWater #shutdownDAPL #MniWiconi #NoDAPL
Can’t run or walk today? Take a selfie! Use the sample from above. It’s just as effective. Share livestreams, posts, and pictures of this day of action via Facebook, IG, Twitter, and other platforms if available. We suggest Standing Rock Youth Council Indigenous Rising Media Joye Braun Waniya Locke Cheyenne River Grassroots Collective
Don’t forget to use these hashtags: