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CBC News – This city sees itself in Standing Rock': Climate advocate says dozens of Winnipeggers travelling to protest

 
Candles were lit on the steps of the Manitoba Legislature to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. (Cliff Simpson/CBC)

Candles were lit on the steps of the Manitoba Legislature to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. (Cliff Simpson/CBC)

Indigenous rights advocate Leah Gazan helped facilitate the meeting. She said local support is a symptom of a "massive social shift."

Gazan said around a million people took part in a social media campaign to "check in" at Standing Rock, where supporters all over the world posted on Facebook they were at the camp.

"I've been at this for all of my life. I've never seen that kind of support," she said.

"I think the tide is changing. I think we're seeing a growing movement much like we saw in the '60s, and it's based on human rights, and particularly in this case, fundamental Indigenous human rights."

 
 

Source

CBC News. (2016, November 05). 'This city sees itself in Standing Rock': Climate advocate says dozens of Winnipeggers travelling to protest | CBC News. Retrieved January 13, 2019, from https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/this-city-sees-itself-in-standing-rock-1.3838177

 
ArticleKarl Patton