KATY PERRY

3 months ago 

On #Thanksgiving, a day with complex origins, I want to speak up in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and their protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with what is going on in North Dakota. While it may not be on your front pages, this is not a frightening series of events for “them”, it is frightening series of events for all of us. The pipeline in question, would carry crude oil through land sacred to indigenous peoples and put a crucial water supply at risk. We have seen the results of unintended oil spills before and they are crippling to the health of the surrounding people and environment. To all those peacefully protesting to protect history, to protect that which is personally sacred and to protect our life sustaining water sources, we are here shoulder to shoulder with you across this country. We cannot afford to be complacent with our rights and we cannot afford to be complacent with the rights of our neighbor. Testimonies from the protests alarm me and should alarm all of us: Some 400 people who were held in detention during demonstrations have suffered what Mr. Kiai (UN Special Rapporteur) called “inhuman and degrading conditions.” He is concerned over both the scale of arrests and the conditions in which American citizens are being held.“ Marking people with numbers and detaining them in overcrowded cages, on the bare concrete floor, without being provided with medical care, amounts to inhuman and degrading treatment,” he said. Protestors have reported facing rubber bullets, teargas, mace, compression grenades, and bean-bag rounds while voicing their concerns over the environmental impact of the pipeline and throughout their attempts to protect burial grounds and other sites that are sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. - UN.org During this holiday and beyond, let us stand in solidarity with all those who are trying to protect it. I made a donation and I hope you can too today. See the link in my bio how you can donate. Also, it's easy to donate in 🇺🇸 by texting WATER to 82623 #IStandWithStandingRock #NoDAPL #waterislife 📸 by Bill Mckibben
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4891 COMMENTS

  • its_izzx

    about 1 month ago

    This is so looonngg

  • pape.pof

    about 1 month ago

    😍

  • ner.polymer

    about 1 month ago

    Nice. Really nice👍

  • sabri_zafer

    about 1 month ago

    Wooow 🙀🙀🙀

  • romulocatunda

    about 1 month ago

    😍

  • swaggymom22

    about 1 month ago

    wow

  • 2puputeers

    about 1 month ago

    Sooo

  • standstrong_dont_give_up

    about 1 month ago

    You do [email protected]

  • icatalanb

    about 1 month ago

    Toppp

  • nakededgephotography

    about 1 month ago

    so sad

  • yogyrama

    30 days ago

    Thank you! for speaking for natives 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💓 @katyperry

  • andrewblack2177

    29 days ago

    Katy u are awesome not a lot of people speak out on these issues.

  • park_suna_

    26 days ago

    Oa

  • raynavittrekwa

    25 days ago

    Ilu

  • genxdreamer

    21 days ago

    Thank You!!

  • kruegermartin

    18 days ago

    Thank u Katyyyyyy!!!! 💙💚💛💜👏👏👏👏👏

  • emmaleighfaith

    16 days ago

    Hii katy and that was amazing what you said love you so much ❤❤💙💙

  • bhushan_starhawke_mystery

    16 days ago

    Ahhh yeah

  • kaitlynspottedeagle1

    15 days ago

    Thank you so much

  • lelo__345

    13 days ago

    وااوز

  • alexandra_the_she

    12 days ago

    @course Live your dream!🌙🍀

  • julieholderbaum

    12 days ago

    Despicable

  • julieholderbaum

    12 days ago

    They are lucky to have a voice in you!!!

  • futuristic_lana

    12 days ago

    💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

  • rick6422

    10 days ago

    Cool

  • gordonclark2918

    8 days ago

    Beautiful

  • angelof4208

    7 days ago

    Wow u went there, Awesome😍

  • billdingrock

    6 days ago

    Free Lenard P.

  • thebunnysings

    5 days ago

    HEY YOU 😁●PLZ●check out my Arts & Covers😊♡Much love♡ - the bunny🐰

  • arigarcia0000

    4 days ago

    Muy hermosas tus fotos kathy

  • this.is.me.89

    4 days ago

    Very nice pic

  • ernstpascal

    2 days ago

    ♥ ♡ ♥ she is cool..what a aura....but the TOYCOPS HIHIHIHI Hihihihi ♡ ♡ ♡ america is lost ♥♥♥