THIS YEAR, GIVE THE GIFT OF SOLIDARITY!
SUPPORT INDIGENOUS WOMEN'S GROUPS LEADING THE RESISTANCE ON THE FRONT LINES.
Just announced: THE RISING FUND FOR WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK
This Giving Season, Honor The Earth and V-Day have created the Rising Fund for Women of Standing Rock, a rapid response fund that will support indigenous women and women's groups working to protect the vital resource that is water at Standing Rock and throughout Native lands.
Instead of buying gifts this holiday season, you can send the money you would spend on presents to a fund for various indigenous women's groups who are leading the resistance on the front lines. Make a donation in your name or give the gift of solidarity, by making a donation in the name of a loved one. We will send a gorgeous digital card notifying the recipient of your thoughtful gift, a donation in their name providing much needed support to women who are working around the clock to stave off forces that are seeking to destroy their sacred land, history, traditions and very existence.
The historic and Indigenous led movement to resist the Dakota Access Pipeline - which seeks to transport fracked oil from North Dakota to Illinois - just had a major victory. The Army Corps of Engineers has denied permits for construction across the proposed route, a direct result of the tireless work of water protectors who put their lives, their bodies, and their freedom lines over the past five months. Native women, women leaders, and women’s calls for justice are at the heart of the movement - yet another stunning example of grassroots organizing and the transformative power of women's leadership and community building. While there is great reason to celebrate, we must view it with caution. This is simply a pause, as it's unclear what will happen the next President takes office on January 20. The stakes are extremely high, and the work must continue without interruption.
That is why now more than ever it is critically important to support the work of the grassroots indigenous women who have been leading the resistance against extractive industries, violence against women, and who will continue the fight for the earth and water.