In Austin? Come support a team going to Standing Rock

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ICYMI, hundreds of Indian Nations are gathering in North Dakota to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe against the Dakota Pipeline, which threatens not only the tribe’s water, but the water of anyone in the Missouri River basin.

The gathering is historic. This is the first time the 7 Lakota nations have been united since the Battle of Little Big Horn. The community that has been built to sustain the action is just amazing.

The people there consider themselves water protectors. And they’re in it for the long haul.

That’s why several Austin communities have been holding fundraisers to gather donations to send up to Standing Rock. Today (Friday Sept 16), there is a benefit event for the effort. It starts at 6 at the 1st Universal Unitarian Church of Austin. All the details are here. Here is the list of items they need, if you’d like to donate bring it by. There will be dancers and singers, it should be pretty awesome!

TENTS & TARPS
BANNERS, SHEETS
BATTERY-AA, D, C
BATTERY PACKS FOR CHARGING PHONES
BLANKETS- HEAVY
COTS
FOLDING TABLES
HAIRNETS & CAPS
LANTERNS, FLASHLIGHTS, LED LIGHTS
LAUNDRY SOAP, BIODEGRADABLE
LIGHTER, MATCHES
MEDICAL, FIRST AID, AND HEALING SUPPLIES (no alcohol tinctures)
MALLETS, CHAINSAW FILE, TOOLS FOR SHELF/CAMP BUILDING
MATERIAL FOR TOBACCO TIES
PAINT & BANNER CLOTH
MENSTRUAL SUPPLIES & POISE FOR ELDERS
RAIN COATS, PONCHOS
ROPES, TIE DOWNS
SOLAR CHARGERS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES
SOLAR PANELS, INVERTER
SCHOOL SUPPLIES- NOTEBOOKS, PAPER, PENS, PENCILS, ART SUPPLIES
SKIRTS- FULL LENGTH
SLEEPING BAGS (FOR COLD WEATHER)
SWEATERS (ESP. XL-3X)
TIPI AND TIPI POLES, OTHER LARGE PORTABLE STRUCTURES
WALKIE TALKIES, CB RADIOS
WATER BUFFALO / WATER TRUCK
WATER JUGS
WINTER GEAR- HATS, SCARVES, GLOVES
WOOD FOR BUILDING SHELVING
WORK GLOVES, ALL SIZES
MOBILE KiTCHEN/ FOOD TRUCK / LARGE-SCALE KITCHEN SUPPLIES

 

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