STANDING ROCK VIGIL THURSDAY: In solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux and all the Native and non-Native peoples gathered in support at Standing Rock, we invite and encourage you to participate in a peaceful local “Standing Rock—No DAPL” vigil this Thursday, November 3rd, at the “Peace Corner” (Greenwood/Newport and Wall), from 2:00-3:00 pm. This time-frame facilitates the presence of students from COCC’s Native American Student Program.
The Standing Rock efforts to protect the waters so essential to their (and our) existence are made on behalf of all of us. We call with them for a stop to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) through land that is theirs by treaty, and a end to the threat the pipeline would be for the rivers there.
This Thursday there will be a huge gathering at Standing Rock comprised of Natives both local and from throughout the US and beyond as well as many allies of faith and conscience from throughout our country. The call for this gathering was initially initiated by the priest at the Standing Rock Episcopal Church. Our Vigil supports the presence and bold witness of all of them.
The sponsors of this event (Building Common Ground Action Advocates, First Presbyterian Peace and Justice Team, and Trinity Episcopal Peace and Social Justice Team) encourage you to come, bring your friends, and, if possible, a sign to hold with messaging like: “No DAPL” “#NODAPL” “Standing with Standing Rock” “No Pipeline”, “Respect Native Voices”, etc. Please spread the word, join us, and save our water!
For more information, please contact Betsy Lamb at firstname.lastname@example.org, with NODAPL in the subject line.