Dear Pipeline Fighters and Water Protectors,
Right now, our coalition partner Indigenous Iowa is under attack by Dakota Access Pipeline supporters.
Because our work has had a big impact, supporters of Big Oil are afraid of what we can do as our movement keeps growing. This is why they are attacking us now, trying to undercut, discredit, and divide our movement any way they can, including spreading lies. These attacks are being led by Allen Rice under two organization names: Defend Iowa and I Am Netizen.
With your help, we will not let them get away with it!
Here is what you can do:
Little Creek Camp is asking us to like their facebook page and to show our support for their work in Iowa.
Please join with us in support of Little Creek Camp! You can also donate to help fund Little Creek Camp here or send a check to the camp: PO Box 1693, Iowa City, IA, 52243.
Here is more about the camp:
In late February, Indigenous Iowa’s Christine Nobiss co-founded Little Creek Camp, a #NoDAPL camp focusing on environmental and social justice near Williamsburg, Iowa.
The camp is a spiritual and prayerful place inviting those who wish to engage reflection about the world from an indigenous mindset. As Nobiss states in this short video by Fusion, the camp welcomes both indigenous people and settler-descendants to come to join in learning, community building, and love.
As you are aware, Dakota Access’ pipeline has already leaked–before it is even fully operational. We know that it poses a real threaten to our state’s water and farmland, crossing beneath all of our major rivers. We also know that this is why Little Creek Camp’s vision is much-needed in Iowa:
We strive to implement a sustainable community rooted in indigenous thought and practice. Through this way of life we hope to create a mindset that nurtures progressive thought and action that will bring change to Iowa. Beyond the continued fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa, we are a think tank dedicated to action for social and environmental justice. This camp is a hub for all organizations and individuals in Iowa that want to resist the new administration, modify this system of governance and encourage a new economy; an economy for the people that is built on renewables and a sustainable way of life.
The camp was the starting point for the recent eight-day Climate Justice Unity March, which culminated at the People’s Climate March in Des Moines on April 29th, as well as the national People’s Climate March in Washington, D.C.
Little Creek Camp is clearly a peaceful and prayerful camp. We will not stand for these attacks and will not let lies destroy our movement.
Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition