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Gisborne to light first international fire for Standing Rock

A Whatatutu family who visited standing rock to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline has been given the go-ahead by the native people there to light a fire of solidarity. Despite a complete fire ban in the Gisborne region Marcus Lloyd and his family welcome anyone to attend the lighting and prayer ceremony in the New Year. 

Māori risk safety with haka at Standing Rock

At the risk of their own safety, a group of Māori performed haka at the frontline of the Osceti Sakowin camp in America. A group of six Māori have been at the camp since last Sunday, in support the Standing Rock’s Sioux tribes’ opposition to the Dakota pipeline. 

Kereama Te Ua and some Māori women went to pray at the frontline where authorities were positioned yesterday, (Thanksgiving Day).