A big shot out, and an even bigger thank you, to Woolrich for supporting our team at Standing Rock this winter. John Rich & Bros sent jackets for the Nine Muses team with some extras to gift Honor The Earth leaders Tara Houska and Winona LaDuke. It was perfect timing too. The North Dakota plains are no place to be without protection when the winter weather blows in. Our first night in the camps was intense, but we were warm in the subzero temperatures.
The iconic Arctic Parka with zip and button fastening, hand warmer pockets, patch flap pockets and detachable raccoon fur trim is insulated with duck down and feather. Made with Woolrich iconic cotton/nylon fabric with special Teflon finishing for extra resistance to snow, rain and wind.
The team went prepared to document a military stand-off on December 5th. After nearly 8 months of active protest, state and local officials issued an eviction notice to the natives and their allies in the Oceti Sakowin camp on Hwy 1806 near Cannonball, ND. But on the evening of December 4th, when 5,000 U.S. military veterans from across the United States had already rallied to take the native’s frontline and face down an active police force, the Army Corps of Engineers announced a halt to the project.
Within hours of the announcement an epic blizzard blew in and painted the landscape white. We were thankful for the amazing efforts of Honor The Earth, the Standing Rock Sioux and the many thousands of allies that showed up and pushed back fossil fuel expansion in the United States, giving us all some time to rest and share the blessings with our families over the holiday season. Thank you Woolrich!