Local college students will take donated supplies to North Dakota pipeline site Submitted: 09/26/2016
MINOCQUA - Protests over a proposed oil pipeline running through sacred Native American land in the Dakotas could last for a long time.

Lac du Flambeau tribal members and a local church are now gathering donations to bring to the thousands in Standing Rock.

About seven students from the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College Outreach Center will be bringing those supplies.

"Hopefully by helping the people in North Dakota, we're helping all of humanity there that we can also help our own citizens of Wisconsin have clean water for the future generations," said educator and local tribal member, Dona Yahola.

Yahola says it's important to get college students educated and involved.

"The young people are our future and if we can teach them by example how to protect the earth, how to help humanity, than our future of the earth and our communities are going to be stronger," said Yahola.

Saint Matthias Episcopal Church in Minocqua is collecting clothes, food, and other donations.

"We're pretty far away. I would love to go over there and stand with the people there, but I can't because of my work here and so what I can do a small thing. I could collect blankets, and food, and money," said Reverend Erin Kirby.

Reverend Kirby says these events can be used to educate the public, especially young adults.

"Those are the people that can speak forward. So, not just about what's going on now, but people that can be excited and involved and make a difference," said Reverend Kirby.

In mid-October, tribal members will take those donations to the site.

Additional fundraisers will also take place leading up to the event.

Church address:
403 E. Chicago Avenue, Minocqua

Story By: Allie Herrera

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