Standing Rock Spirit Camps: A Case Study on World Community
The core exploration of this project is to have discussions with people who have come to Stand with Standing Rock and the developments in the face of challenges. One intent is to find out what has driven so many from distant places to come and what perspectives on community exist in these Spirit Camps.
What started in April as just a lone tent and campsite to protest a major oil pipeline being run on treaty lands just upstream of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Reservation, has blossomed into 3 cooperative camps of more than 4000 people with the common goal of Standing with Standing Rock. Representatives from more than 90 First People Tribes have brought their tents, tipis, horses, canoes, and even a wood carved totem pole to stand in solidarity alongside their family. Letters and Resolutions of support from hundreds of more tribes and communities around the world have poured in.