Celebrities are asking their fans to remember the people of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation while celebrating Thanksgiving this year.

Thousands of people are currently peacefully protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is being built to send 470,000 barrels of crude oil across four states every day. Clean water is at risk because of the pipeline and many celebs are speaking out on behalf of the Native Americans who are fighting against it.

Stars like Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom, Lupita Nyong’o, Zendaya, Kerry Washington, and many more have taken to social media to urge fans to support Standing Rock on this holiday.

Shailene Woodley, who has been very vocal in the fight against the DAPL for some time now, went to Standing Rock on Thanksgiving to serve meals alongside other celebs like Jane Fonda.

“On #Thanksgiving, a day with complex origins, I want to speak up in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and their protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with what is going on in North Dakota. While it may not be on your front pages, this is not a frightening series of events for “them”, it is frightening series of events for all of us. The pipeline in question, would carry crude oil through land sacred to indigenous peoples and put a crucial water supply at risk. We have seen the results of unintended oil spills before and they are crippling to the health of the surrounding people and environment." wrote Katy Perry

I hope everyone is having a beautiful thanksgiving, but as we enjoy our festivities, let’s not lose sight of the history of this day and the current issues Native Americans are facing. I stand with you. #NoDAPL messaged Zendaya

"To all those peacefully protesting to protect history, to protect that which is personally sacred and to protect our life sustaining water sources, we are here shoulder to shoulder with you across this country. We cannot afford to be complacent with our rights and we cannot afford to be complacent with the rights of our neighbor." wrote Katy Perry

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