Cassandra Begay – The Pandos Tribal Liaison – went to Park City to stand in solidarity with Standing Rock water protectors and to interview LaDonna Brave Bulll, the founder of the first resistance camp (Sacred Stone) in Standing Rock, and Sarrain Fox, host of the Rise documentary series.
The Bachelor of Social Work Student Association & Voices of Diversity welcomed the public to come learn about the controversy and social justice issues surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. They also accepted donations of money and supplies to support water protectors in North Dakota. Supplies collected included: blankets, winter sleeping bags, bulk food supplies, propane, winter clothing, and medical supplies.
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PANDOS Representatives, Elijah Amodt, Miriam Padilla and Dave John, (as well as L.j. Lynda Willden, Joe Martinez and Carol Surveyor who is representing the Utah League of Native American Voters) go on KRCL 90.9FM’s Radioactive show with Lara Jones to talk about Standing Rock.
On Saturday, November 26 at 3pm Central Standard Time (9pm GMT) over 40,000 people joined a globally synchronized action of prayer with Standing Rock.
We joined the Water Protectors in Standing Rock through our natural environment, around a source of water and a sacred fire, to raise our energies in prayer.
November 15th was declared and International Day of Action by the Water Protectors in Standing Rock, North Dakota. Specifically they were looking for actions to occur with the Army Corps of Engineers, sending the message that we wanted them to reject the permits for the Dakots Access Pipeline. Joining over 150 planned actions in 47 States and over a dozen countries, thousands of Water Protectors from around the world all rose November 15th for an International Day of Action.
PANDOS held a rally that included some phenominal speakers and a march to the City County Building in Downtown SLC. The rally focused on the Army Corps of Engineers as well as the Public Lands Initiative for Ute Tribal lands here in Utah. Once we arrived to the City County building, the SLC Council adopted a joint resolution with the Mayor supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. More than 200 people attended the Formal Meeting to see the resolution’s approval.
The resolution details possible negative impacts of the pipeline and discourages any action related to the pipeline that would harm or destroy the Tribe’s ancestral lands, waters and sacred sites.