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Ft. Yates, ND–The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will host the Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert from Friday, November 25, through Saturday, November 26, 2016 at the Prairie Knights Casino in Ft. Yates, North Dakota. The concert will feature dozens of internationally recognized entertainers, actors, leaders, youth and will be broadcasted through Powwows.com to the wider world. The broadcast will feature a text to donate campaign to assist the tribe in raising legal funds in its fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
“The Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert will be an event that will be unprecedented,” said Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert Organizer Yonasda Lonewolf. “The artists, leaders and people willing to donate their time, talents and resources to help Standing Rock fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline only goes to show the world how united we are and we hope everyone can join us in this historical event.”
To see this Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert grow from a small idea after getting attacked by dogs in September to now a 2-day concert and roundtable discussion is sooooooooo beautiful!!! Myself and the entire committee worked soooo hard to make this happen. Not only do we have some great speakers and actors and artists from all over the country. We now just got confirmation that @vicmensa is gonna rock as well as @mattmcgorry @kendrick38 is gonna join the roundtable discussion and we will be livestreaming on @powwowscom and NOW @revolttv is going to air this entire event as well on Revolt TV ✊?✊?❤️️❤️️❤️️ Our goal is to raise $5 million dollars to help the Standing Rock Sioux tribe #nodapl legal defense fund !!! So I know that’s a lot ?? but text WATER to 82623 NOW!!!!! To get involved and to donate !!! It’s going down this Friday – Saturday in Standing Rock, North Dakota!!! Shoutout to everyone involved!!! Let’s make history and let’s show the world how this water connects us all!!! #mniwiconi #standingrock #nodapl
Intended on raising funds in its legal battle against the Dakota Access Pipeline, the concert will continue to raise awareness and leverage allies and resources from all walks of life to stand with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Also including a roundtable of nationally renowned journalists, speakers, and activists, the concert provides a platform for unity and strategy for the tribe and its allies to continue to empower the next generation. The concert will feature award- winning Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist Frank Waln, Supaman, Scatter Their Own, Classical guitarist Gabriel Ayala, Diné singer Radmilla Cody, Quese IMC, Naataanii Means, Native American Flute Player Darren Thompson, Jasiri X, Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Record Label Malik Yusef, Journalist Shaun King, Rev. Yearwood, founder of the Hip Hop Caucus, Rebel Diaz and and more nationally recognized artists and poets. The concert will be hosted by comedians Dallas Goldtooth and Tonia Jo Hall.
“We are honored to host the many beautiful and talented acts in Standing Rock as we continue to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline,” said Sacred Stones Camp Founder LaDonna Brave Bull Allard. “Come join us at the frontline in one of the most historical gatherings of American Indian people!”
The Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert will launch a text to donate campaign where supporters can text “water” to 82623 to contribute to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
For more information including venue location, schedule of events, list of performers and speakers please visit www.standwithstandingrock.net or visit www.facebook.com/events/1696149120700066/.
The concert is free and open the the public.
The Mni Wiconi Benefit Concert is a multi-platform concert and roundtable featuring talents, journalists, activists and entertainers representing many communities and heritages. The concert will feature a text to donate campaign and is focused on raising awareness to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s legal fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. For more information please visit www.standwithstandingrock.net