Standing Rock ‘water protectors’ use break to help other indigenous causes

Some protesters plan to lend solidarity to campaigns, including fight against meth addiction, a proposed telescope in Hawaii and other oil pipelines

For months, Julie Richards has been planning for the battles that would come the moment that she was no longer needed at the Standing Rock encampments. When that day came, the 43-year-old Oglala Lakota woman knew that she needed to take the fight back home.

“I have a crew ready to go back to my homeland, to set up a camp like this, and move against meth,” she said in November.

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