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Voices From the Frontlines of Standing Rock

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Mothers Against Meth Alliance & Red Warrior Society: Voices from the Frontlines of Standing Rock

Indigenous warriors & water protectors are coming from the frontlines of Standing Rock & the fight against the Black Snake Dakota Access Pipeline to share stories of resistance and report backs with us on the East Coast! 

Mothers Against Meth Alliance out of the Pine Ridge Reservation in so called South Dakota has been fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline from the very beginning. They are building resistance to colonization in the many forms in which it manifests––in the Black Snake pipelines and addiction in both bodies and minds––wherever resource extraction is imposed onto our land and our people.

We see the ways that colonization has attacked our people, but our warriors are strong and OUR ARROWS ARE SHARP.

For more information about M.A.M.A. and the Ride For Resistance tour send us an email to

Julz Rich is the founder of Mothers Against METH Alliance out of Pine Ridge. She is a Lakota Grandmother who works to rid the presence of meth on the reservation. She also founded the MAMA camp at Standing Rock to provide shelter and safety for mothers and children at the camp. She and her loving family are fierce land-defenders who have resisted the first proposed tar sands mine in the (so called) U.S., on Ute territory/Utah.

She organizes educational prevention workshops in schools and the community, exposes dealers and meth houses, and all night patrols to give youth safe rides home at night. 

Victor Puertas is a member of the Yagua nation in so called Peru. He is a fierce land and water protector who has been active in direct action mobilization against tar sands mining in Ute territory/Utah and has provided sustained solidarity to Lakota, Diné and other indigenous, anti-colonial and anti-border imperialist struggles.

Sponsored by:
DC Stands with Standing Rock
Union Arts DC
Education 4 Autonomy

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