The march is taking a stand against the current administration and demanding that it listen to the tribes who will be impacted by the Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as hear Native input on future projects or decisions that would impact them. The event will feature many speakers, including Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas.
Native peoples have erected seven tipis on the National Mall, directly next to the Washington Monument. These are the same tipis that stood tall in Standing Rock, North Dakota, during the height of the #NoDAPL fight.
Watch the video below:
Thousands of indigenous peoples and allies are coming to D.C. from all over the nation to march on Washington. As the first peoples of Turtle Island:-We demand recognition of Indigenous Rights, for the benefit of all relations. Indigenous Rights are essential to the protection of Water, Land, Human Rights, Women’s Rights, and future generations. -We demand free, prior and informed consent. Not consultation. President Trump greenlighting the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines without tribal consent puts our inherent rights on the chopping block.#NativeNationsRise#ConsentNotConsultation#IndigenousRising#StandingRock#NoDAPLMusic by Frank WalnVideo produced by Ayşe Gürsöz
Posted by Indigenous Rising Media on Wednesday, March 8, 2017