A rally and send-off for the ongoing Standing Rock protest will be at 6 a.m. Friday at Fort Lewis College, near the old bus stop by the Student Union.
According to a news release, an FLC professor and three students will head to the Standing Rock reservation to show “solidarity and support” for tribal members protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. They say the pipeline would endanger water supplies and sacred lands. The $3.8 billion project would take oil from the Bakken fields in North Dakota to Illinois.
The local group will take donated supplies to protesters. They also plan to volunteer at Standing Rock over the weekend.
Organizers are asking the public to come for the 6 a.m. send off of participants.