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Great news! 42,000 people have signed the petition to #DropDAPLCharges. Many attorneys have worked long hours and 400 of 800-plus charges have been dropped. North Dakota’s judges see that the accusations against water protectors are baseless. Your stand with Standing Rock is making a big difference.
The water protectors have all the momentum, and your generosity now can propel that energy forward through the crucial months ahead.
In February, I was arrested along with dozens of other water protectors, including HolyElk, a fourth generation Lakota woman activist in the indigenous rights movement who stood tall until the very last day on the front lines at the Oceti Sakowin camp. In two weeks time, our legal team will begin conducting videotaped depositions. And when we walk into the courtroom next year, the evidence we’re compiling will expose injustices perpetrated by the pipeline’s owners and their private, militarized security firm.
Your voice has kept Standing Rock front and center in the struggle to safeguard human, indigenous, and civil rights in this homeland we share. Your generosity matters greatly to those of us who peacefully and prayerfully protected our water—and to the future of freedom in this country. Whether or not you choose to contribute today, know that we deeply value your partnership and will continue to work as hard as we can to protect the protectors and our collective right to stand in defense of Grandmother Earth.
Wopila—I thank you!
Chase Iron Eyes
Lakota People’s Law Project Lead Counsel
P.S. Please continue to fund one of the most important legal battles of our time. Your support of our legal defense will ensure that depositions are conducted, evidence is collected, and public opinion will not turn away from our side. Your action has already contributed to many victories. Please give again today, and together we will protect the future for all of our children.
Lakota People's Law Project
740 Front St. Suite 265
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Tags : Lakota, water is life, Standing Rock, North Dakota
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