In the midst of federal government deliberations over the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Standing Rock Sioux tribe has released a short film titled “Mni Wiconi: The Stand at Standing Rock,” a new, eight-minute film exploring the nearly eight-month battle to stop construction of the pipeline on sacred tribal lands.
The short documentary can be viewed on Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Facebook page or website.
The Standing Rock’s Facebook page states the following requests:
We are asking dozens of individuals and groups to share a new short film, found here:Facebook or website.
Please share with all your followers – Facebook or website – so people around the world understand the gross injustice taking place against the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota.
We need to keep the pressure on President Obama. He might be our last hope.
Here are a series of potential social media posts the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is suggesting readers share:
#StandwithStandingRock – Watch and share this new short film – Facebook or website– about the tribe’s fight against energy development and injustice. #NoDAPL
Ask President @BarackObama to deny the easement! Call Obama at 202-456-1111. #StandwithStandingRock #NoDAPL
Mni Wiconi, Water is life. Tell Obama DENY the easement by calling 202-456-1111. #StandwithStandingRock
Watch this story about why it’s critical we #StandwithStandingRock. Obama MUST deny the easement now. #NoDAPL
We all #StandWithStandingRock. The time is NOW to say #NoDAPL. Call Obama at 202-456-1111.
No more delays, no more excuses. Get on the right side of history and say #NoDAPL. Deny the easement! #WaterIsLife
Here are links to share:
Learn more about the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe at standwithstandingrock.net. For ongoing updates, please follow our Facebook page at Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
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I’d like your first-hand info on something I see shared on FB, the (probably either grossly distorted or totally false) story that the company tried to have a town hall meet, but the tribes didn’t show up. Yeah…
Link removed. -- Caine
Yeah, I’ve seen that shit, and I’d really appreciate it if people would stop passing it around, it’s not true.
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― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy