Jewish Voice for Peace Supports the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Jewish Voice for Peace stands with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all the Native nations gathered alongside them in this historic movement.
We are moved by the profound, prayerful, and steadfast Indigenous-led resistance rising up against the deadly path white supremacy and colonialism carves for Native people and communities, and indeed for our entire planet.
The camps may have been raided, but the fight is not over.
Learn about the next phase in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. You can also learn more at DefundDAPL.org and in this video recording about Dakota Access Pipeline divestment campaigns.
As an organization focused on fighting for Palestinian rights, we see many parallels between the struggle for indigenous sovereignty in Standing Rock and Israel/Palestine. We see stolen and expropriated resources and land: from the path of the apartheid wall over Palestinian aquifers to the route DAPL took–diverting the danger of an oil leak away from predominately white areas and onto Native land. We see intense violence in response to nonviolent protest. And we see necessary, courageous, powerful indigenous resistance for survival and self-determination.
#StandwithStandingRock #WaterisLife #NoDAPL
Ways you can help:
Learn about the NoDAPL fight and Native resistance:
Read about the Dakota Access Pipeline
How to Talk about #NoDAPL: A Native Perspective by Kelly Hayes
Fighting for Our Lives: #NoDAPL in Historical Context by Nick Estes
#NoDAPL Syllabus Project by the New York City Stands with Standing Rock Collective
Sign the petition from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe to President Obama to stop the pipeline
Sign the petition from the Oceti Sakowin youth to the Army Corps of Engineers to stop the pipeline
Show up to a solidarity action:
Organize a solidarity action. Get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org or with your local JVP organizer to get a ritual guide, media outreach templates and other support for action planning.
(For inspiration, see media coverage of JVP-led ritual actions in solidarity with Standing Rock: Jewish Exponent, CBS/Eyewitness News, WHMP radio, Daily Hampshire Gazette.)
Support the essential Indigenous-led direct action training that happens at IP3, the Indigenous People’s Power Project.
Support Water Protectors Legal Collective providing essential legal support for Water protectors in partnership with the National Lawyers Guild on site.
Support Oceti Sakowin: it’s the main, and biggest, camp at Standing Rock. As winter deepens, there is ever more dire need to support their winterization efforts and ongoing infrastructure.
Travel to Standing Rock
To get a better handle on where and how to plug in, a group of trainers nationally created some wonderful tools for non-native folks going to be allies/accomplices to the Oceti Sakowin (council of 7 tribes) at Standing Rock. They’ve created 3 documents and transcribed an orientation document requested and dictated by camp leaders. Read the Solidarity with Standing Rock Network’s materials: On Showing Up in Solidarity Responsibly.