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.
I had one of the best road trips of my life with @rondarousey to deliver supplies to the protesters at Standing Rock! This was such an incredible experience, & I can't thank my friend enough for allowing me to be a part of it! #NODAPL #StandWithStandingRock #StandingRock #ArmbarNation #NoDak #UFC #RondaRousey #PitaLiving #TeamPita #TeamRousey #Activist #mma #wmma #judo #ijf #RoadTrips #RV #StandingRock #TeamBG @ballengeegroup
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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