People from the west side bound for Standing Rock
Published October 9, 2016
BARONA, CALIFORNIA – Bobby Wallace is leading a resupply and support caravan heading to Standing Rock. The caravan of water protectors left Barona at sunrise on Saturday, October 8, 2016.
The trip is being spearheaded by the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians. The journey will take about 36 hours. The drivers drive in shifts on this journey stopping at different reservations and cities picking up supplies along the way.
This trip is a peaceful demonstration of the wide support for the Standing Rock Sioux and the movement to protect the resources on which we all depend. The caravan is drawing on donations from many tribes*, and non tribal supporters throughout the region.
Cornelius Iron Cloud of The Standing Rock Tribe of the Lakota Sioux joined the caravan in Arizona and said
“he is looking forward to supporting his people and reaffirming the water rights treaties signed by my father (Chief Thomas Iron Cloud) and others.”
Lindsey Tarr and Tina Walsh
Native News Online by Arthur Jacobs