Revelstokians to show support for Standing Rock

Candlelight vigil on Sunday, Dec. 4, will show support for Standing Rock pipeline protesters.

People protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline march past San Francisco City Hall. Revelstokians will be able to show their support for the Standing Rock pipeline protesters on Sunday.

Revelstokians will have a chance to show their support for the members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who are protesting a pipeline through their lands in North Dakota.

A vigil will take place at the Worker’s Memorial in Centennial Park this Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m.

“In support of the Water Protectors of Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, who are peacefully resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline from ripping through their ancestral homelands and threatening their water, sacred places, and future of their children, we in Revelstoke, B.C., will gather for a night of peaceful action of solidarity,” write the organizers on a Facebook event invite.

The Standing Rock tribe is protesting the construction of a pipeline through their lands that they say will pollute their water supply.

The Standing Rock pipeline protest camp is scheduled to be closed on Monday, Dec. 5.

“With the Army Corps of Engineers saying they will close access to the camp for ‘safety reasons’ on Monday, Dec. 5, we are letting the Water Protectors know we continuously support their bravery, vigilance, and resistance,” the organizers wrote.

The show of solidarity will likely take on even greater significance with the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s decision to approve the expansion of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline.

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