The Standing Rock Sioux Indian tribe has been most vocal about not having the project disrupt their reservation. Twelve people were arrested in San Francisco for demonstrating in the Citigroup Center, according to protest organizers, and demonstrators occupied the lobby of the Wells Fargo Center in Salt Lake City.
But demonstrators are quick to note that the amount of money raised and what they have left isn't the same. But, as many posts are pointing out, be sure that the update is Public and any status that says you're simply trying to help protestors is Private. "This has been going on for more than a century". Environmentalists and indigenous groups have been fighting to stop the project, which if completed would carry 570,000 barrels of light crude oil per day from North Dakota's Bakken and Three Forks shale formations to Patoka, Illinois. As the Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners continue with their pipeline construction, tribal elders intervene for peace at the bridge.
Others are checking as a showing of solidarity after a clash with authorities last Thursday resulted in the arrest of over 140 demonstrators.
I again join with indigenous people, environmentalist activists, progressive labor unions, and the broader left in condemning these abominable acts by North Dakota authorities, and call for an immediate end to political repression and the release of arrested activists. Braun, of South Dakota, was among the first to set up the original Sacred Stones Camp in April. It's been used to purchase yurts, composting toilets and groceries at the camps. A 2015 study from the Congressional Management Foundation found that it only takes about 30 people responding to a legislator's tweet to take notice of the issue at hand. They do have a site where people can donate to their legal defense fund. That account now tops $1 million.
The tribe appealed the ruling, but it was denied by the court in October.
"Do any of you know anything about the Standing Rock check-in on Facebook?" And as the protests continued, the tribe chose to also use part of the money for waste-management services for protesters, he said. That created a blockade that effectively cut off easy access to the pipeline construction zone and made it harder for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and nearby residents to get to Bismarck.
Among the donors to online fundraisers is southern New Hampshire resident Carol DiPirro.
"They are saying the same thing: This is our water supply".
DeMain is also calling on the USA government and companies to engage in more meaningful consultation with tribal governments on future projects to avoid conflict and the possible destruction of culturally sensitive places. "This really, really struck a chord with me".