[VIDEO] Standing Rock Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Show featuring Iron Jaw Guru & The Waitmen – 123 Pleasant St. Morgantown WV
This was a benefit show to support the standing rock protestors. This event was held at 123 Pleasant St Morgantown WV, December 11, 2016.
The Dakota Access Pipeline protests, also known by the hashtag #NoDAPL, are grassroots movements that began in spring 2016 in reaction to the approved construction of Energy Transfer Partners’ Dakota Access Pipeline in the northern United States. The pipeline was projected to run from the Bakken oil fields in western North Dakota to southern Illinois, crossing beneath the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, as well as under part of Lake Oahe near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Many in the Standing Rock tribe consider the pipeline and its intended crossing of the Missouri River to constitute a threat to the region’s clean water and to ancient burial grounds. In April, Standing Rock Sioux elder LaDonna Brave Bull Allard established a camp as a center for cultural preservation and spiritual resistance to the pipeline; over the summer the camp grew to thousands of people.
Much of the pipeline has been completed as of late 2016, so the Missouri crossing has been an increasingly controversial topic. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted a limited review of the route and found no significant impact. In March and April 2016 the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Interior, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation asked the Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a formal Environmental Impact Assessment and issue an Environmental Impact Statement. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe filed suit against the Corps of Engineers in July, but the motion was denied in September 2016.
The protests have drawn international attention and have been said to be “reshaping the national conversation for any environmental project that would cross the Native American land”, but the mainstream media coverage of the events in the United States was limited until early September. On September 3 construction workers bulldozed a section of land the tribe had identified as sacred ground in an amendment to the federal injunction a day earlier. When protesters entered the area, security workers used attack dogs, which bit at least six of the protesters and one horse. The incident was filmed and viewed by several million people on YouTube and other social media. In late October, armed soldiers and police with riot gear and military equipment cleared an encampment that was directly in the proposed pipeline’s path.
In late November many new participants joined the protest; fluctuating numbers of protesters remained in the thousands. The weather worsened, with snowfall and temperatures dropping well below freezing. Police use of water cannons on protesters drew significant media attention. On December 4 under President Barack Obama’s administration the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied an easement for construction of the pipeline under the Missouri River. An environmental impact assessment will also be conducted by the Army Corps. Many protesters continue camping on the site, not considering the matter closed
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is facing a very tough winter and I know too many amazing people around town that would have something to offer to help these water protectors that are fighting for our water and for a better planet. #NoDAPL #MniWiconi
This was an event taking in any new winter gear, Donations for building and medical supplies.
Door cover was a donation for standing rock and it was only $5 and we are taking ALL of it and sending it the front lines**
Who’s playing?? We have:
Iron Jawed Guru
Acoustic set from members of Manor and Friends
Dj sets by