How to Help Standing Rock: Action Items, Donation Links

**edited December 2, 2016, to correct the link to donate directly to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and to update for the December days of action**
**updated December 3 with new links for Oceti Sakowin camp and donations**
**updated December 7 with Defund DAPL link and step-by-step instructions**

Since I seem to be blogging almost daily on the situation in North Dakota, I thought I'd create a one-stop essay with all the donation links, phone numbers of people to put pressure on, where to send supplies, etc. If you have other suggestions, please put them in the comments and I'll update. Please do what you can, and feel free to repost this anywhere.

Banks and Financial Institutions

The Defund DAPL movement is a great way to track disinvestment. At this link, you'll find step-by-step instructions on how to move your money and suggestions for what to tell your former bank, including the following paragraph.

[Name of bank] is one of a group of banks that loaned a combined $10 billion to Dakota Access and other companies involved in the pipeline’s construction. . . . As a customer of [name of bank], I do not want my money helping support [name of bank]’s investment in the Dakota Access pipeline - a dangerous and unjust oil pipeline that violates both sacred and treaty lands of the Standing Rock Sioux and threatens air and water quality on their land.

In addition to the banks listed in the image below, here is a link from Yes magazine with the entire list of financial institutions. If you're doing business with any of them, please move your money and tell them why. If you feel more assertive, you can do civil disobedience and block branches or otherwise shut them down for a day.

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Out-of-State Sheriffs and Cops

Here's a comprehensive list (accurate at the time it was printed) of the police and sheriff's departments that have sent troops to Standing Rock to attack and oppress the water protectors. Call or write them and tell them to remove their personnel from the area and bring them home.

Government Officials

I have little faith that any governmental authorities are going to land on the right side here, but if you feel optimistic about getting President Obama or your local senators or representatives to speak out, please give them a call. There are some suggested talking points in the image below.

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Money and Supplies

If you are sending cold-weather gear, choose items that are suitable for the Arctic, Mongolia, or subzero temperatures. Standard "cold weather" items are inadequate.

Sacred Stone Camp supply list is updated regularly.

Shipping addresses: Sacred Stone Camp / P.O. Box 1011 / Fort Yates, ND 58538
or
Sacred Stone Camp / 202 Main Street / Fort Yates, ND 58538

Here is the link for the Amazon wishlist (use the addresses above).

The Red Owl Legal Collective is doing most of the bail and defense work for the arrested water protectors. Here is their donation link.

The Medic and Healer Council also needs donations of supplies and funds. Here is their link.

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe itself has been spending lots of money to keep people fed. If you want to donate directly to the tribe, they have a PayPal account use this link.You can also mail checks or money orders to the following address (but please do NOT ship supplies to this address):
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe / #1 N. Standing Rock Avenue / Fort Yates, ND 58538

Contact information for Oceti Sakowin, the main camp where most people are staying. http://www.ocetisakowincamp.org/donate

Cash donations are acceptable, and will be used for needs at the camp fairly and equitably. This is a traditional Lakota Camp, everyone’s needs are shared and met by all. You may donate cash the following ways:

PayPal: www.paypal.me/ocetisakowincamp

Checks or cash may be sent to:
Oceti Sakowin Camp
P.O. Box 298
Cannon Ball, ND 58528

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where checks may be sent?

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"The justness of individual land right is not justifiable to those to whom the land by right of first claim collectively belonged"

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this is a reply to duckpin

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There is no justice in America, but it is the fight for justice that sustains you.
--Amiri Baraka

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"The justness of individual land right is not justifiable to those to whom the land by right of first claim collectively belonged"

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"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."
John Cage

zett's picture

Thank you for doing this.

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Cant Stop the Macedonian Signal's picture

Some of the most valuable diaries on the site right now are yours, IMO.

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"I tell you I'll have nothing to do with the place...The roof of that hall is made of bones." - Fiver

Exit polls not involving George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton tend to be quite accurate.
--Doug Hatlem

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I'm just trying to get the water protectors a little bit more attention and support.

Thanks for reading and sharing the info.

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There is no justice in America, but it is the fight for justice that sustains you.
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hester's picture

He's being accurate. This issue has a lot of 'progressive' concerns rolled into one: Racism, rights of indigenous peoples, land rights, treaties, police brutality, Climate change and more. So he's right. As well as kind.

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Don't believe everything you think.

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I had this old lady crush with the young man in the photo and she broke my heart. LOL

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Mundus vult decipi, ergo decipiatur.

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I sent a package to Sacred Stone Camp last week (Lowe's gift card, some merino wool hats & gloves, and a pair of insulated Carhartt overalls I found on crazy sale at Sierra Trading Post) -- and the Post Office desk clerk told me that "202 Main Street" in Fort Yates doesn't show in the system as a valid address. I used the P.O. Box and have confirmation it was delivered.

Wish I could have done more, but I'm going to keep sending what I can, when I can.

Thanks for getting all these resources into one place.

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blazinAZ's picture

The Main Street addy is on the Sacred Stone website. I don't know any more than that, but I'm glad you were able to send to the PO box.

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There is no justice in America, but it is the fight for justice that sustains you.
--Amiri Baraka

30 minute video report he posted at Truthdig yesterday.
Well, this is it. This is the beginning of The End, or the beginning of a New World.
I will contribute everything I can, and thank you for your posts blazinAZ.

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sent them fifty. probably need more, but all I have now

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Let's try to help each other
find a better way.

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at Truthdig. The link is chronological, latest first, and includes details I haven't seen elsewhere.
http://www.truthdig.com/avbooth/item/live_blog_nodapl_protesters_arreste...
I need to be doing some work here but feel so freighted with shame it's difficult to think.

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I'm self-employed, so it's challenging to make myself work-for-money when there's so much social justice work to be done.

But rather than being immobilized by shame, I hope you will just make one phone call or post one link to your social media, or send a donation, however tiny. We all have a part to play.

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There is no justice in America, but it is the fight for justice that sustains you.
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landline only, and fight for time for c99% and carless marketing errands. I continue to write countless personal statements in petitions, including support for for Standing Rock (found my university-area dentist is fighting the pipeline as well) and also follow the Oil Transport Campaign, working intensively to keep Big Coal and Oil out of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.

Your work in these No DAPL reports is irreplaceable.

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I bought 2 pairs of metal mesh gloves to send. TY for the mailing address.

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Hey! my dear friends or soon-to-be's, JtC could use the donations to keep this site functioning for those of us who can still see the life preserver or flotsam in the water.

for your work and attention to this. Thank you for help in keeping it in our attention.

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Pls. feel free to share wherever . . .

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There is no justice in America, but it is the fight for justice that sustains you.
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