Filed under: Anarchist Movement, Event, Indigenous, Midwest
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Incensed by the National Guard and law enforcement’s continuing disregard for indigenous people, the right to their cultural identity plus access to clean drinking water, Black Rose – Rosa Negra Chicago, a political organization whose efforts include supporting the struggles of others, will be hosting a weekly supply drive plus fundraiser for North Dakota water protectors. Bernice’s Tavern in Bridgeport, 3238 S Halsted will host the supply drive and fundraiser on Monday nights until November 11/21, starting at 7pm until close. The week of Thanksgiving, all supplies will be delivered to Sacred Stone Camp. All proceeds will benefit the resistance.
Danielle Villarreal, of Black Rose – Rosa Negra, offers a fuller context:
On October 18, water protectors from the
#NoDAPL resistance movement called for reinforcements as the Dakota Access Pipeline construction is quickly closing in on the Missouri River in North Dakota. Nine days later, we, along with the world, watched in horror as the heavily militarized National Guard and law enforcement from five surrounding states terrorized and brutally arrested 147 unarmed people on protected land given to them as part of the Standing Rock Reservation in the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1851.
The public is encouraged to stop by Bernice’s on Monday evenings to donate items like subzero sleeping bags, money, sheets, propane, spray paint, insulated Carhartt overalls and coveralls, ropes, heavy duty tarps, small wood stoves, gift cards for Menards or Lowes and Tesoro Gas, to name a few items. For a full list of camp supply requests, see http://SacredStoneCamp.org/supply-list
Bernice’s has a history of supporting people during crisis. Earlier this year, the neighborhood bar hosted a water drive for the Flint Water Crisis where people from across the city gifted one metric ton of bottled water and over $1300 in cash.