Shailene Woodley Discusses Her Recent Arrest In New PostOctober 20, 2016 - Author: admin - Comments are closed
Shailene Woodley has spoken out about her recent arrest. The actress was arrested in North Dakota on October 10 while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.
In her post, Shailene discussed how people began to take notice of the protest when she was arrested. She states, “Treaties are broken. Land is stolen. Dams are built. Reservations are flooded. People are displaced. Yet we fail to notice. We fail to acknowledge. We fail to act.
So much so that it took me, a white non-native woman being arrested on Oct 10th in North Dakota, on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, to bring this cause to many people’s attention. And to the forefront of news publications around the world.”
However, it still didn’t bring notice to where notice is needed the most, with the Native Americans. She states, “The day I was detained, 26 others had to dress in orange as well, as they were booked into the Morton County jail. Did you hear about them?”
Shailene went on to thank everyone for their support while she was in jail; she stated, “Simply feeding off the hype of a celebrity’s arrest ain’t going to save the world. But, standing together will. Please stand in solidarity with the Sioux people of Standing Rock Reservation to ensure that we still have rivers to swim in, springs to drink from and lakes to float on. Will you join us?”
You can read more from her post here.
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