Nearly eight months after the first protestor took a stand, the Standing Rock tribe's protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline is still ongoing, and gaining ground online. Millions are sharing their support for the water protectors fighting to keep sacred tribal lands free from the potential environmental catastrophe of the proposed oil pipeline, and if you aren't one of them yet, you should be. Here are some #NoDAPL memes & tributes to show your support for the incredible indigenous people fighting for their rights in South Dakota.
To be clear, these tributes don't replace action. You still need to do something active to support the water protectors, whether it's contacting your representatives or purchasing something from their Amazon wishlist. In the social media age, there's a difference between support and help. it's great to let people know you support the environmental protections and human rights that the Standing Rock are trying to protect, and there's value in exposing others who may not see it as important as well. However, Facebook posts and retweets aren't going to keep the protestors alive in below-freezing temperatures or protected against rubber bullets. Please share these #NODAPL tributes, but let them serve as a first step, not the only step.
Standing With Standing Rock
Reexamine Your Priorities
Show The Real, Physical Harm
This Comparison To The Bundy Brothers
This Beautiful Portrait
A Reminder Of Just How Racist This Really Is
It's true — Bismarck residents were protected from the pipeline and the threat of potential leakage was passed on to the Sioux instead.
And Another One In Case You Forgot
Standing Rock is the type of governmental action that will seem horrendously inhumane in 50 years' time. The government has the power to make it stop, and the people have the responsibility to ensure that happens.
The Facts About Native Waters
This Scary Juxtaposition
In the 500 years since Christopher Columbus committed massive genocide across the Western Hemisphere, not much has changed. Indigenous people deserve better than this.
Sharing these tributes is just a start, but it's a good one. Don't let anyone forget about what's happening in Standing Rock right now, because all people need to be joined together against this corporate profiteering in order to fight back.