Standing Rock

Standing Rock

A shorthand reference to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota. The phrase gained popularity amidst opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and its planned use of Native American grounds in North Dakota. There are more protests planned today in support of Standing Rock.
See also: rock, standing
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The year-long project on Pine Ridge began after producer Phillip O'Leary took part in the 2016 protests at Standing Rock over the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline over concerns the local drinking water would be polluted.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: "RMT members are standing rock solid again today for the 47th day in support of a safe and accessible railway for all in the long-running fight to put public safety before private profit.
There is much to learn here, including the government's misguided attempts to solve the "Indian problem," the positive and negative aspects of the American Indian movement and the protest at the Standing Rock Reservation against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline.
Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock. Distributed by Bullfrog Films, PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547; 800-543-FROG (3764).
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: "RMT members are standing rock solid again this morning on both Northern and South Western Railway in the continuing fight for safety, security and access on our trains.
-- Standing on a bison pelt, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving was smudged with sacred grasses, presented with traditional quilts and eagle feathers and given a Lakota name that means "Little Mountain" as he was welcomed Thursday into his mother's Standing Rock Sioux tribe.
On Saturday morning RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: "RMT members in the two separate disputes on Eurostar and South Western Railwaay are standing rock solid this morning as they put the issue of public safety right at the top of the agenda.
She, for instance, opens the slim volume with a detailed description and in-depth analysis of the native people's struggle against the construction of Dakota Access Pipe Line (DAPL), which pitted the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota against the well-entrenched interests of the fossil fuel industry.
Movements covered include protests against the Iraq War, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, and environmental activism.
Contributors to the anthology, who are are forgoing payment, include Louise Erdrich writing about Standing Rock, Lauren Groff on Roe v Wade, Marlon James on Lawrence v Texas, Viet Thanh Nguyen on Stromberg v California, Ann Patchett on Edwards v California, Salman Rushdie on United States v New York Times, Jesmyn Ward on Chicago v Morales, Colson Whitehead on Captiol Square Review Board v Pinette, Meg Wolitzer on Griswold v Connecticut, and Hanya Yanagihara on Korematsu v United States.
She was raised in Sioux traditions and is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North and South Dakota.
Most of these arrests at protests occurred in one of three places; the Inauguration Day protests, the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, and civil rights protests in Missouri.
Black Snake, 2017, for example-- the most recent of several projects carried out at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota since 2013--documents locals overturning a giant three-dimensional wooden grid.
[twitter-tweet]Watch and listen: Vic Mensa's video 'We could be Free.' From Ferguson to Palestine, Charlottesville to Standing Rock. (https://t.co/8ZRcJISiA6) https://t.co/8ZRcJISiA6
It's a post-election social justice project inspired by the likes of writer Roxane Gay, the protest at Standing Rock, and the musical Fun Home.