As many of you know, in addition to Unintended Farms, I also run a small graphic design studio out of the farm during the week! This week it has been exceptionally hard to watch the Facebook feeds from the pipeline protest. People being held in cages like animals, given numbers reminding us of concentration camps, shot with rubber bullets, and the protectors were sprayed with pepper spray repeatedly. This is not an issue we can ignore. These are not protesters they are peaceful water protectors! While many are headed to North Dakota to help, many of us cannot leave our homes given our current situations. That does not mean that the longing to help isn’t there! We want you to take a stand from where you are by helping us send support! I have created this design to represent the Great Spirit that took the form of a buffalo heard showing up last week!
The Dakota access pipeline is slated to run through the Missouri and Cannon Ball Rivers and poses a serious threat to the water supply of the Native American tribes along with 18 million residents that live along it’s path. In Lakota Mni Wiconi means Water is Life. Last week our water protectors were hit hard with harder hits sure to come. Help us support and sponsor the Water Protectors and sponsor a few friends headed that way to stand on the front lines!
When you buy this shirt you are supporting those who are protecting our future and our water. All proceeds will be distributed between existing Standing Rock camp/supply gofundme sites as well as 2 $100 sponsorships for those leaving in late November/December for North Dakota immediately after the campaign ends.
Take a stand. Protect our water from where you are. It’s time to save our mother!
With no clean water, there are no veggies, no herbs, no health and no future. When will we learn that we cannot drink oil? There is no amount of money worth this kind of destruction. It’s 2016 and with new green technologies it seems that we can find a better way.
Please buy one a shirt if you can and share the design with your friends!
~Erin & Rich