Eight Standing Rock Fundraisers in Seattle

Music And Art Events Supporting The Dakota Access Pipeline Protestors
October 31, 2016

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Reporter Sydney Brownstone visited the Standing Rock Reservation in September, where she saw hundreds of tents and tepees and horse corrals that had come together to protest the Dakota Access pipeline. (The Stranger)
As Tracy Rector wrote in her guest editorial, "There are thousands of water protectors mobilized against the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) in Cannonball, ND, on the traditional territories of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, guaranteed to the Tribe in the 1851 and 1868 treaties with the US government. The activists at Standing Rock are not only concerned with protecting their sovereign rights, history, and land; they’re fighting for the health of the land and water for millions of US citizens along the Missouri River." Back in Seattle, there are also many events being organized to raise money and awareness for the protestors in Standing Rock—see below for fundraisers across the city that offer art, music, and more. Plus, although it's not a fundraiser, the Wing Luke Museum is also opening its timely exhibit We Are the Ocean: An Indigenous Response to Climate Change this week.


TwoDopeDJs Say #NoDAPL: A Fundraiser
TwoDopeDJs host a DJ night aimed at raising money for the legal defense fund of the water protectors at Standing Rock and awareness for #NoDAPL. Open your wallets, give big, and participate in a fundraiser raffle with prizes from Sub Pop, Need Things, and Rudy's Barbershop.


12th Fry Bread Fundraiser for Standing Rock
This lunch of tacos and fry bread will also double as a fundraiser (for legal funds for Water Protectors) and a send-off for two Daybreak Star employees who are preparing to leave for Standing Rock.


Standing Rock Frontline Fundraiser and Reportback
This evening fundraiser and community art show will feature stories, music, and film contributed by the Savage Family, Gabriel Teodros, Suntonio Bandanaz, Black Magic Noize, Nikita Oliver, and more, with guest speaker Chris Stearns, and childcare and light refreshments provided. Proceeds from the evening go to The Red Warrior Camp, bail funds, and funds to assist local community members traveling to Standing Rock.


Three Days in Standing Rock: A Fundraising Photography Show
This photography show of images from Standing Rock, North Dakota will feature work by former Stranger photographer Kelly O and Stranger freelancer Alex Garland. They traveled there for several days in September, and now they hope to use the work they created there to affect positive change and raise money for the Red Warrior Camp at Standing Rock.


Fundraiser for Winter Shelter for Standing Rock
Help raise money to build winter shelters at Standing Rock at this music and storytelling event, with music by Correo Aereo Trio with Amy Denio, Sin Fronteras, Star Nayea, and words and song from Paul Che Oke Ten Wagner and Matt Remle (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe).


Seattle Vigil For Standing Rock
Answer the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s call for national solidarity action this Tuesday with a peaceful gathering, and calling on President Obama to instruct the Army Corps of Engineers to deny final DAPL permits. The rally will begin at 5:30pm on the north/Ballard side of the Locks with speakers, music, and traditional drumming, followed by a candlelight procession to the Army Corp of Engineers administration building for a brief ceremony. At 4:30pm, an hour prior to the main program, there will be an informal and unofficial gathering for people to share their reactions to recent events in a safe communal space. Enjoy provided hot beverages and a postcard-making station for our local, state, and national representatives as well as the water protectors at Standing Rock.


A Benefit Concert for Standing Rock
This benefit concert for the water protectors at Standing Rock will feature performances by Sarah Gerritsen & the Shadow Catchers, Zach Fleury, Chebon Tiger, and Kevin Sur. Tickets are an eight dollar minimum donation, or free if you bring your tribal ID card.


Concert For Water Protectors
Send financial aid to the water protectors at Standing Rock by attending this benefit show aimed at allaying the relief efforts undergone since the beginning of the #NoDAPL campaign. Supporting the cause in live performance will be chamber-pop neuftet Sebastian & The Deep Blue, Lindstrom & The Limit, Tobias The Owl, and Katrina Charles.