Michigan American Indians Demonstrate Solidarity with Standing Rock

A thousand American Indians and allies demonstrated their solidarity with Standing Rock on Saturday. Native News Online photos by Levi Rickert.

A thousand American Indians and allies demonstrated their solidarity with Standing Rock on Saturday. Native News Online photos by Levi Rickert.

Published November 6, 2016

LANSING, MICHIGAN – A crowd of 1,000 stood outside Michigan’s Capitol on Saturday, November 5, 2016 its solidarity with the #NoDAPL water protectors at Standing Rock. The crowd of American Indians and environmentalist allies heard American Indian drumming and singing and speeches from the steps of the state capitol.

“This is how we say ‘enough is enough’ — through peaceful prayer,” said Shannon Martin (Gun Lake Tribe), during the rally’s grand entry.
Kara Wilson (Gun Lake Tribe)

Kara Wilson (Gun Lake Tribe)

Several Michigan Indians who have been at Standing Rock were present and were invited to participate in the grand entry.

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Several tribal citizens from various Michigan tribes were present to show their suppport.

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