Native American UB students and faculty gather in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux
UB students and faculty stood outside of the Student Union holding signs saying “Water is life” and “No pipeline on my Holy Grounds.” They danced the Round Dance and said prayers to their Creator. They burned Indian tobacco and reminded each other that water and the Earth are “more important than money.”
Onlookers of all race, gender and age paused while on their way to class to listen to the message.
Native American protestors gathered in the Student Union field on Friday afternoon to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s protest of the North Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project. UB’s Haudenosaunee-Native American Research Group and the Native Graduate Students Association organized the gathering.