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9 November 2016: From movie stars to prominent politicians, celebrities are adding their voices and presence to the fight against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, and the number is growing.

The actor and directing superstar Leonardo DiCaprio has long been an advocate against climate change and highlighted Indigenous People's contributions to environmental awareness.

He walked shoulder-to-shoulder with indigenous activists during the 2014 People's Climate March in New York City and gave First Nations a shoutout during his Oscar acceptance speech for The Revenant.

DiCaprio came out early in support of the fight against the pipeline and of late has reiterated that support with a post on Facebook.

“Stand with the Standing Rock Sioux in their opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline which threatens our climate,” he wrote, linking to an article on the topic.


Here's how you can help the Water Protectors 

1. Call North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200. You can leave a message stating your thoughts about this.

2. Sign the petitions to the White House to Stop DAPL: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stop-construction-dakota-access-pipeline-which-endangers-water-supply-native-american-reservations

http://standwithstandingrock.net/take-action/


3. Donate to support the Standing Rock Sioux at http://standingrock.org/news/standing-rock-sioux-tribe–dakota-access-pipeline-donation-fund/

4. Donate items from the Sacred Stone Camp Supply List: http://sacredstonecamp.org/supply-list/

5. Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414. Tell President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

6. Call the Army Corps of Engineers and demand that they reverse the permit: (202) 761-5903

7. Call the executives of the companies that are building the pipeline

Responses to "Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Urges People to Stand with Standing Rock "

  1. Leo, please consider that the walrus ivory trade in Alaska supports Alaska Native subsistence and is necessary for Alaska Native survival.

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