We did not print the previous list that was compiled because there were many people whose names were submitted without their knowledge or consent. At the same time, the idea of having names on the back of the poster is valid and it is popular. It validates those who made their actions known and carry it in perpetuity. It is another form of expression that Defends the Sacred.
Our original intent was to have a symbolic list to honor those who were at the camp. Understandably, a list with names of people where many did not choose to be named is no honor to them…no matter how well-intended it may be. I am thankful to the many who spoke up.
This new list is open to anyone wishing to stand and be listed on the back of the WATER IS LIFE poster. It will express our inalienable right to free speech, the protection of Clean Water, to treaty rights and to resolve conflicts with love nd compassion.
We will gather 2500 names and print it in the next edition at the end of April. Deadline to submit your name is May 10, 2017. Those who actually stood at Standing Rock retain first rights to be listed. Those who were arrested or injured will be illustrated in BOLD. If you were, please make sure you are highlighted. We honor you.
If you’ve submitted a list, please contact each person and alert them to this site or, if they are not on the internet, you can submit for them by stating their awareness and consent.
Once we’ve processed all the past requests, we will publish this list for refinement and addition. You can opt in or out at any time. Thank you for your support.