November 2016

During a busy morning commute, hill staffers and DC professionals had their regular routine disrupted by a group of Native women praying in Union Station. At 8am on Tuesday Nov 15, 20 people, led by DC Standing Rock Coalition and FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, gathered in Union Station, DC to pray that President Obama to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Hope Butler (Piscataway Conoy Tribe of Maryland) stated, “President Obama, we fear what the future holds under Trump. If you do not stop the pipeline during your term, the blood of our relatives will be on your hands.”

Photography by Casey McKeel

Infographs by Sara Tomko

Video by Tanya Garcia