Manitoban: U Of M Students Support Standing Rock Activists
University of Manitoba students are showing solidarity with North Dakota’s Standing Rock Sioux tribe in its months-long effort to block the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline project.
The U of M Womyn’s Centre and the Justice for Women student group organized a fundraising bake sale last week and members of the University of Manitoba Aboriginal Students’ Association (UMASA) travelled south to the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota earlier in November….
Amanda Fredlund, female vice president of UMASA, visited Standing Rock weeks ago and said the motivation was born out of the association’s initiative to support students wanting to go to the front lines of the protest.
“We had heard about Standing Rock and the protest and we really wanted to show our support and encourage the Indigenous student population to be part of this fight,” she said, noting that the organization is helping cover travel costs for students who are heading to North Dakota to participate.