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.
As the Dakota Access Pipeline snakes ever closer to the Missouri River, threatening untold thousands of lives, 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.
As winter deepens and the pipeline advances, the police, national guard, and corporate-sponsored vigilantes have intensified their violence, using militarized tanks, pepper spray, dogs, riot gear, water cannons and other weapons against the peaceful water protectors.
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
Show up to a solidarity action:
Organize a solidarity action. Get in touch with email@example.com or with your local JVP organizer to get a ritual guide, media outreach templates and other support for action planning.
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.