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More Celebs Standing with Standing Rock – Malia Obama and Ronda Rousey

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 31st, 2017 Last Updated on: May 11th, 2019

Luckily there is no shortage of celebrities who can use their platforms to speak out about social injustices across the world. We can all use the help, right?

Recently former UFC champion Ronda Rousey took a road trip with Olympic judo athlete Pauline Macias to Standing Rock. While at camp it's said they delivered “fresh fruit, veggies, bread, tents and wood-burning stoves.” While she was visiting Standing Rock, she didn't want any special recognition or press, so folks waited a few days after she left to say anything. Of course, everyone was grateful for the support.

Another person of importance that has thrown in her support for Standing Rock is the former President's daughter, Malia Obama. Recently it was announced that Malia Obama had obtained an internship in the New York office of The Weinstein Company, aka Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. So it made sense that Malia cut her sunny vacation short to attend the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. However, no one was expecting her to be at a Standing Rock event hosted by Shailene Woodley and Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, so folks were visibly excited.

Democracy Now spoke with Shailene Woodley about the Obamas:

We'll continue to keep tabs on the Dakota Access Pipeline project as well as the Keystone Pipeline project as more develops.


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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