Standing Rock Sioux tribe members are protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in USA.
The tribe fears that their supply of water will be contaminated as the pipe is scheduled to travel underneath the Missouri River—the tribe’s main water source. In addition, they’re also protesting the pipe because it interferes with sacred ground and they say they were not properly involved with the permit that was granted for the construction—which is against the federal law via the Fort Laramie treaties.
Singer/songwriter Kate Nash has penned an open letter to President Barack Obama urging him to help put an end to the violence that is occurring at the site of the protest.
Alex, Lynn and Brian have signed this open letter, along with 260 other musicians. You can see who else signed it and read the full letter here.