For the entire month of November, Ethnotek will donate 25% of net proceeds to the peaceful protectors of clean water at the Camp of Sacred Stones in North Dakota.
A small Standing Rock Sioux site in North Dakota called the Sacred Stone Camp has been propelled into the national news narrative following their stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Due in part to independent media coverage of the ongoing standoff, the Sacred Stone camp has grown into a formidable opposition against the $3.8 billion, 1,200-mile long pipeline.
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe is leading the opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. They have been joined by the largest tribal coalition in over 100 years in their stand against the pipeline. The coalition is also comprised of activists, allies, and environmentalists, collectively known as “water protectors,” at the Sacred Stone Camp, an encampment close to the location where the pipeline is planned to cross the Missouri River in North Dakota. According to the Sacred Stone camp website, they are opposing the pipeline because “the Dakota Access threatens everything from farming and drinking water to entire ecosystems, wildlife and food sources surrounding the Missouri.”
Yes, there are many facets to what the good fight is all about, (covered in detail by The Atlantic HERE), and it is becoming increasingly difficult to decipher fact from fiction based on what's being covered in the media, but the one clear story here is that we must protect clean water for our loved ones and future generations to come. We are water and without it, we don't exist. Our planet and our brothers and sisters who fight for her, need our support and we're happy to head the call. Lets help them!
This months proceed-share will go toward purchasing supplies for the peaceful protestors at The Sacred Stone Camp site in North Dakota. The winter months are coming and those brave souls on the ground need supplies to sustain them during this gathering for peace and preservation.
Swooping up a bag that supports artisans around the globe combined with a donation to support the cause at Standing Rock is something you can feel really good about.
Stay tuned throughout this month for awesome deals on Ethnotek bags, as well as some interesting blog posts about DAPL featuring guest writers on the ground.
Share your solidarity with standing rock by using these tags: #WaterIsLife, #IStandWithStandingRock, #NoDAPL and #RezpectOurWater.
Don't want to buy a bag, but still want to help? Here are some other great opportunities to show your support...
- Donate to support the Standing Rock Sioux at http://standingrock.org/
- Donate items from the Sacred Stone Camp Supply List: http://sacredstonecamp.org/supply-list/
- Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp gofundme account: https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp
- Support the youth-lead Rezpect Our Water group: http://rezpectourwater.com/