12 Ways to Be an Effective Ally at Standing Rock



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By Liam Purvis on Thursday November 3rd, 2016

The ultimate goal is for unified indigenous peoples themselves to stop the pipeline.

The ultimate goal is for unified indigenous peoples themselves to stop the pipeline.

Important Tips for Non-Natives Who Want to Support Standing Rock
A brief disclaimer: As a relatively young white man, I am not an expert in white allyship for native causes, and am in no way a spokesperson for any indigenous movement. I was inspired to write this piece only because of painful mistakes I have witnessed continuously repeated in native spaces by people like me. In fact, virtually all the actions one can unintentionally take to hamper indigenous movements, I have personally committed. I am writing this so that others can avoid common pitfalls and step into what I see as effective allyship within native movements. READ MORE

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