Waking up today with more sad news from Standing Rock and how the peaceful protestors were brutally attacked last night was rather devastating. The whole story is absolutely mind blowing. I want to help and although I cannot give physical help, I have been losing sleep about how I could possibly have a voice in all of this. I have a small business and I am supporting myself and my daughter in Santa Barbara, CA. I know in January I will owe a shit ton of money in sales tax. However, I believe that we can somehow give back to causes that are bigger than us.
I am teaming up with Solei Yoga to donate 10% of proceeds made from the sales of my Goddess coffee mug, and Solei will be donating 10% of proceeds made from all of her yoga strap sales. If you do not follow her, make sure to find her, she is amazing. These are the products that are helping send money to Standing Rock:
If you would like to help, consider purchasing those products listed above for your loved ones through out the holidays. Also, there are so many other ways to contribute. I am sure you have seen this info already, but if not, here it is. I found all of this here at this Paper Mag link
1. Donate money and supplies to the Sacred Stone Camp
You can contribute money to the protester camp's official GoFundMe account, which will go toward purchasing water, food, propane, blankets and other supplies. Checks, cash or supplies (an extensive list of what they need is here) can also be sent through the mail to:
Sacred Stone Camp, P.O. Box 1011, Fort Yates, ND 58538
202 Main Street, Fort Yates, ND 58538
Alternatively, you can also supplies via the group's Amazon WishList.
2. Donate to the Standing Rock Sioux
The Standing Rock Sioux are currently soliciting donations for legal, sanitary and emergency purposes. You can either donate via their PayPal account or by mailing checks (payable to Standing Rock Sioux Tribe - Donations) to:
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Attention: Donations, PO Box D, Building #1, North Standing Rock Avenue, Fort Yates, ND 58538
3. Donate to the Sacred Stone Legal Defense Fund
Protesters have also set up a legal defense fund to help defray the legal bills of those involved in the protests. To save the group processing fees, you can also donate directly to their PayPal account at email@example.com.
4. Call the people in power
You can call the people who have the ability to do something.
A. Jack Dalrymple, Governor of North Dakota: 701-328-2200
B. Army Corps of Engineers (demand to reverse the permit): 202-761-5903
C. The executives at Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline.
i. Lee Hanse
Executive Vice President
ii. Glenn Emery
iii. Michael (Cliff) Waters
5. Sign the petition asking the White House to stop DAPL construction.
You can sign here.
6. Donate to Standing Rock's Health Clinic
As brought to our attention by BrokeAssStuart, UCSF's Do No Harm Coalition is setting up the Mni Wiconi (Water is Life) Health Clinic, which is a free, integrative and volunteer-based clinic that seeks to provide care to everyone in the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. They are currently raising funds to open the doors, obtain equipment and medications -- an essential component of the protests as there is no local healthcare access for the people assembled at Standing Rock. Donate here.