Emergency Action: No DAPL, No Keystone XL

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Fri, Jan 27, 2017 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

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tRump signed presidential memorandums today in support of finishing both the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone XL pipeline. Not only does this action threaten the environment, but it also sets a dangerous precedent for taking executive action regarding issues that affect indigenous populations. We must publically condemn this action and call upon federal officials to issue public statements against it.

We will meet on the Diag at 5:30 FRIDAY 1/27/17 (JANUARY 27 2017) and open our space with a prayer from Mona Stonefish, an Anishinabek ogitchidaakwe elder from Walpole Island. We will then drum, round dance and hear from Indigenous relatives who went to show support at Standing Rock. We will then march from the Diag to the federal building. Once there the Detroit Lights Birgade will join us and we will hear from several activists on political action that you can take to help shut down DAPL, KXL and Line 5. This will be a space where we can come together in respect, honesty, truth, wisdom, love, humility and bravery. This is a peaceful rally. Please like our new page, Michigan Indigenous Action Collective (MIAC) for news on future actions: https://www.facebook.com/miindigenousactioncollective/

DIRECTIONS TO THE DIAG:

Park on South University Avenue, South State Street, North University Avenue, or surrounding streets in Ann Arbor. Ask anyone and they should point you in the right direction. Putting "Hatcher Graduate Library" into maps will lead you to where we will be gathering.
Signed:

Andrea Pierce, Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa, Idle no More Michigan
Rebecca Lynn, Little Traversse Bay Band of Odawa, MIAC
Shandiin Church, Pokagon Band of Pottawatomi and Navajo Nation, MIAC
John Petoskey, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa, MIAC
Sarah Schilling, Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa, MIAC
Sierra Ayres, Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Lake Superior Band of Chippewa Indians, MIAC

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The Diag

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