(FYI: If you want to check in it’s best to do from your phone.)
Just in case you’ve seen your neighbor, whose house you were JUST at moments ago, suddenly checking into the Standing Rock Indian Reservation and have been justifiably confused- here’s why: thousands of people wishing to support the protestors of the Dakota Access Pipeline are checking in at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation via Facebook (<< click here if you’d like to do so as well) in an attempt to confuse authorities.
To help out, too:
A) Do a normal ‘checking in’ status update
B) Add Standing Rock Indian Reservation
C) Give them 5 stars and put a note on your post
According to the Facebook status, Morton County Sheriff’s deputies are using Facebook check-ins to find out who is at Standing Rock so that they can target them and disrupt what’s going on at the camp.
From the article:
“This is concrete action that can protect people putting their bodies and well-beings on the line that we can do without leaving our homes,” the social media message states.”
Once the call went out on Facebook, thousands started checking in as a manner of standing “in solidarity” with the protesters of the DAPL. The Standing Rock Sioux, many other tribes, and anyone who likes the planet, want construction of the pipeline (worth $3.8 billion to someone that’s not any of us) stopped. There is potential to harm the water supply AND the pipeline will run through tribal land (the home of some burial sites). The protests supporting the tribe and their mission are ongoing and have been going for months.