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Art tent at the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock

November 24, 2016

There are many ways to support the Water Protectors at Standing Rock. This is one that relates specifically to art. Months ago an art tent was constructed that is open every day. This is a hub space for art activism and includes, among many other things, making banners, screening t-shirts, and screening large patches that are worn on the back of jackets for those doing non-violent direct action. If you or people you know are traveling to Standing Rock and you want to specifically support the art tent, consider bringing these current need supplies with you to deliver to the art tent: 1. Cords or large rolls of muslin fabric. (unbleached / muslin fabric can be found at fabric stores or online / sold in “cords” or rolls that are sold by the yard.) 2. Screen printing ink. (Water-based. An example would be the brand Speedball Fabric Screen printing ink. Colors requested are blue, green, red, etc. Currently there is plenty of black ink in supply but that is also welcome. Ink is sold in quarts or gallons.) 3. Safety pins. These are for pinning the large patches onto jackets. (small safety pins are usually sold in quantities of 100.)

Note that the needs at the art tent change so check in with art organizers and artists at the art tent for future material needs, but fabric, ink, and safety pins would always be useful.

Best to pack up these materials with you or with those you know that are traveling to Standing Rock, but if that is not an option and you want to mail the materials, mail them to:
Oceti Sakowin Camp
attn: art tent
P.O. Box 298
Cannon Ball, ND

And note that the Oceti Sakowin Camp website has a general list of material needs for the entire camp. For those who want to donate money directly to the Water Protectors, consider donating to the general fund for the Oceti Sakowin Camp. Everything is shared at the camp so this would assist many people at the prayer camp:
The Oceti Sakowin Camp

(Please note that there are other important donation sites connected to Standing Rock, to the Water Protectors, to the legal defense fund for those arrested, to the medical donations for those injured, etc.)

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One comment on “Art tent at the Oceti Sakowin camp at Standing Rock”

The screen print art created at the Art Camp is compelling and gorgeous. Thank you for all the work you are doing in solidarity with the water protectors. Stay warm! My heart is still with you.