One of the hottest topics in America right now is the Dakota Access Pipeline. It has been taking over social media, with protesters taking action against the plan that is disrupting the people and environment of Standing Rock. If you're not familiar, you may recognize the viral hashtag #NODAPL that has been going around.
There have been social media campaigns against the pipeline, as well as peaceful protests that are being held on-site and now a music campaign has come to the fold. Enter Mr. Carmack and Djemba Djemba, who are coming to aid with their charitable Rekindling EP. This nine track project will see all of its proceeds go to the #NODAPL protest effort. For just $7 you can enjoy some incredible tracks and help the native Sioux people who inhabit Standing Rock.
Some may ask why this is such a debated topic, but the answers are simple. First, the pipeline could potentially spell disaster for the region if something goes awry during, as well as after, the construction process. With thousands of barrels of crude oil set to be transported through this pipeline every day, there are major health and safety concerns for the local communities.
Furthermore, the Sioux are stating that they were not properly a part of the pipeline's approval process. This disregard for the native people's power and authority over their own land is blatantly disrespectful, and goes against the very fabric of our democracy. Construction of the pipeline goes right through their land, with recent bulldozing already disturbing a sacred burial ground.
Rekindling is just one portion of the #NODAPL efforts, but if enough people become apart of this project by grabbing a copy, it can be one of the most beneficial to the cause. All you need to do is head over to Bandcamp and make a purchase.