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