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 Standing Rock’s Facebook page states the following requests:
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:
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:
Full story at ICTMN.
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