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Local Groups Show Support For Standing Rock Protestors

Shane Balkowitsch

Several local groups are holding a supply drive for protestors decrying a proposed oil pipeline that would run through four states, including Native American land considered sacred. The ‘water protectors’ also believe the pipeline will put drinking water and surrounding lands at risk for pollution.

For months, protestors in North Dakota have been involved in a face-off with local police and federal officials over the matter.

Locally, the Children’s Montessori Cooperative and representatives from Antioch College are joining together to collect supplies and equipment for the protestors. To get the details on the effort, WYSO's Jerry Kenney spoke with Isaac DeLamatre of Antioch College.