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“With Standing Rock Continue to Stand Like A Rock”: Ottawa solidarity protest targets Dakota Access Pipeline

Around 200 Indigenous people and settler allies crowded onto the steps beside the US embassy on the evening of Sept. 14 as a near full moon beckoned overhead. The rally was in support of the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota and the Sacred Stone and Red Warrior camps established to resist construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).



1 Historical: During the English Civil War (c. 1649), one who favoured the abolition of all rank and privilege. Originally an insult, but later embraced by radical anti-Royalists.

2 One who tells the truth, as in “I’m going to level with you.”

3 An instrument that knocks down things that are standing up or digs up things that are buried or hidden.

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