Hey everyone! I hope that everyone who celebrated had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was quiet, but I got to spend it with most of my family, which is the best way, I think.
Anyway, I’m technically still on my blogging break, and will only be back toward the end of the year, but Nicole from The Madlab Post got in touch with me and asked me to help spread awareness for the situation at Standing Rock.
Yes, yes, I know this is way out of the usual line of topics for my blog, but sometimes, it’s just necessary to speak up.
And since December is a month of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, I thought it’s a good time for me to help in my small way. I’m really far away from everything, and have very little chance of actually making a direct difference to the situation at Standing Rock, but I know some of you are in a position to help, so I thought I’d link up to this Blogathon.
So what’s it all about? Well… I’m going to let the people of Standing Rock speak for themselves…
So what can you do about it?
At the moment, the best hope that Standing Rock has is to put public pressure on the various stakeholders in the pipe-lines. You can click here and here if you’d like to read up on some suggestions as to how to do that.
This blogathon, though, is about creating awareness by writing public letters.
The instructions are as follows:
INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE SUBMITTING BLOG POSTS.
bank of your choosing, in response to the film Mni Wiconi: The Stand at
Standing Rock and publish it on your blog between Dec. 27 – Jan. 2. (e.g. Dear Wells Fargo,
Why Are You Funding Water Contamination? or Dear Chase Bank, You Can’t
- Must be written to one of the 38 banks involved (17 are directly funding
- A $1.4 billion loan is on hold while the Army Corps permit for drilling
under the Missouri River is suspended. This means there’s still time for the
banks involved in this loan to cut their line of credit.
giveaway (see below). If you do not have a blog, consider doing a guest post
for another blogger or posting your entry on Medium.
to your post
filling out the form below:
social media using the hashtags #WaterisLife #Blogathon #DefundDAPL #BankExit
of the participating blogs, as they are received and compiled, throughout the
week and share the lists on social media.
and an emergency swag bag filled with a water bottle, first aid kit, KIND
granola, flashlights and related goodies. The first winning gift recipient who
responds to her notification will also receive a Star Wars themed surprise.