I am not a rockstar or comedian so I can't pull together a concert or benefit. I can, however, use my crafting and community skills to create an event. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other protestors have spent months rallying against plans to route the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, saying it poses a threat to water resources and sacred Native American sites.
The US Army Corps of Engineers has issued a deadline for the removal of protestors at Standing Rock stating the area "will be closed to public access Dec. 5 for safety concerns." More than 525 protestors have been arrested since August. In a recent clash between police and protesters near the path of the pipeline, officers used tear gas, rubber bullets and large water hoses in freezing weather. Organizers said at least 17 protesters were taken to the hospital, some for hypothermia and one for a serious arm injury. One officer was injured.
Poni believes we need to support our brothers and sisters and protect not only their land but their culture. We need to stop big oil and corporations from threatening our future.
On Sunday, December 4, Poni will host a day of making in honor of and to support efforts at Standing Rock to block the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline. You will get to craft your own Dream Catcher, a tradition we have borrowed and commodified from their culture. We will provide materials, instructions, inspiration and community plus tasty snacks, great tunes, and drinks. ALL PROFITS WILL BE IMMEDIATELY DONATED.
Sunday, December 4
Poni HQ | 1921 Clinton Street
Suggested Donation of $35 (or whatever you can contribute)
(come when you like, stay as long as you can)
For more information or to RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All are welcome, please share with those you think may be interested.