Many Americans, including MM&E publisher Joe Clote, have Native American family history and are watching the Standing Rock situation in North Dakota with grave concern. Standing Rock Sioux and members of other tribes are staging a peaceful protest, concerned that plans for a nearly $4 billion, four-state Dakota Access Pipeline pose a threat to tribal lands and the safety of their water. The situation has been escalating, with dogs being used against the protesters (see MSNBC video report below).
Meeting industry members have a history of social responsibility and standing up for important causes. So if you’re interested in knowing more about this subject, see the Kansas City Star’s and MSNBC’s coverage:
And consider contributing to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Dakota Access Pipeline Donation Fund, supporting its legal, sanitary and emergency needs during the protest. http://standingrock.org/news/standing-rock-sioux-tribe–dakota-access-pipeline-donation-fund/