Activist Alert 8-25-2016

• Native American activists have temporarily shut down the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The North Dakota protest centers on a pipeline that would carry about half a million barrels of Bakken crude per day to Illinois where it would link with other pipelines to transport the oil to Gulf Coast refineries and terminals. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says the 1,172 mile pipeline route threatens the tribe’s drinking water and would disturb sacred and cultural sites. Native peoples from across the country have traveled to the Midwest to join the ongoing protest. Lane County’s Sandra Shotridge, better known to many as Tlingit Ladie and seen around Eugene volunteering for political causes, is raising money to help fund travel for Shotridge and her son to help stand against the pipeline. Her GoFundMe is at