The summer of 2016 I went to Standing Rock to assist frontline indigenous protestors and water protectors fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. I returned in October along with the group "Decolonize Michigan" from Ann Arbor, MI.
During my time there, I conducted a series of about interviews with water protectors at the various camps. These interviews became the project "All You Hear is Prayer: Voices of Water Protectors at Standing Rock," which was exhibited at listening stations alongside our release of "Stand with Standing Rock", an informational zine about the history of indigenous struggle and resistance relating to the current battle against Enbridge and tar sands oil companies.
This event was held at Space 2435 at University of Michigan's North Quad. The evening raised funds for the Oceti Sakowin legal defense and medical team, and the exhibition which ran through December raised awareness about the ongoing battle against colonization and environmental destruction at Standing Rock.
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Photos 1-5 by Nicholas Williams