No DAPL protest comes to Chico

Chico community members plan to bring a North Dakota protest closer to home.

DeFund The Dakota Access Pipeline, a public event of indigenous support, will take place from Dec. 3 to 5. According to the event’s Facebook page, the three-day event in Chico aims to defend native sovereignty, fight for clean water and honor sacred lands.

The event will happen throughout Northern California in support of the Oceti Sakowin camp, the Sioux tribe, the water protectors and intertribal communities. The event titled Defend the Sacred! DeFund the DAPL will take place as follows:

· Dec. 3 at 9 a.m. at Bank of America in downtown Chico on 400 Broadway St.

· Dec. 4 hosts a national day encouraging people to contact mainstream media and legislators in support of No DAPL.

· Dec. 5 at 11:30 a.m. at the California National Guard station near East Avenue.

· Dec. 5 on campus at 4:30 p.m there will be a Water Protectors Solidarity Vigil for Standing Rock in the Student Services Center plaza.

Both Chico State’s Cross-Cultural Leadership Center and Gender & Sexuality Equity Center are involved in the event.

Amanda Hovik can be reached at [email protected] or @ahovik1 on Twitter.