The Stand In Solidarity With Standing Rock benefit concert with Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Jason Mraz, Joel Rafael and John Trudell’s Bad Dog on Sunday, November 27 will be broadcast live on KLND 89.5 – the voice for the people of Standing Rock and Cheyenne River.
As reported in ICTMN, The concert will be held at Prairie Knights Pavilion in Fort Yates, ND. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased thru StarTickets by phone 800-585-3737, or online http://www.startickets.com/events/item/stand-in-solidarity-with-standing-rock
The concert is free for the Standing Rock community and Water Protectors. Cards are being distributed to the Water Protectors in the camps and Standing Rock community that can be exchanged for complimentary tickets day of show at the Casino Guest Services. All gross proceeds from the concert public ticket sales will benefit the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their efforts to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline and prepare the camps for winter.
KLND (89.5 FM) is a non-commercial radio station licensed to serve Little Eagle, South Dakota, USA. The station is owned by Seventh Generation Media Services, Inc. It airs a variety format with news, public affairs, music and cultural programming for the people of Standing Rock and Cheyenne River and surrounding areas. You can also listen to the November 27th Stand In Solidarity With Standing Rock broadcast online by logging onto http://klndradio895.com
Standing Rock benefit poster
Artists involved also have commented in a release to ICTMN:
"Just as we give thanks for our good fortune and the bounty of our lives as Americans, let us thank the Native people who are gathered here at Standing Rock to protect the natural world and defend our place in it," said Jackson Browne.
"I'm proud to be standing in support of the courageous and dedicated Water Protectors at Standing Rock. This movement is growing by the day with solidarity actions happening around the country, yet the media isn't covering it nearly enough. Our hope is that this concert will help bring more awareness and media attention to the issues being raised at Standing Rock, and to put pressure on The Obama Administration to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline until protection of sacred sites is ensured," said Bonnie Raitt.
“This is a national emergency for both human rights and environmental protection. It is a call to peacefully demonstrate a need for compassion, new listening, and new technologies,” said Jason Mraz.
"As the struggle for human rights continues, thousands of people have gathered on the plains of North Dakota. In a time when we all must learn to better respect and honor the Earth, the Water Protectors are leading the way. I am proud to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their effort to halt the DAPL, and I urge President Obama to do everything in his power to help accomplish that,” said Joel Rafael.
To join the official Standing Rock Sioux Tribe mobile community to find out ways you can Stand with Standing Rock, please text WATER to 82623.
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