STANDING ROCK, LAKOTA TRIBE OF NORTH DAKOTA- May- July 2016
Hauled from long distances, plastic water bottles were the sole source of hydration for the First Nations of North Dakota. This situation was due to the remote area, drought for traditional water sources such as lakes and rivers, and pollution from oil pipelines. During the direct-action initiatives taking place, the care keeper of Sacred Stone Camp called on WaterNow to help re-create clean water systems for the land, the inhabitants and its many hundreds of visitors.
WaterNow raised approximately $12,500 for Standing Rock reservation, which went to providing and installing water filter units such as UV for sterilization, and restructuring units, transportation of material, and green energy systems such as wind turbine and mobile batteries for power and WIFI boosts. The project was completed within a 2 month timeframe, and the Tribe and visitors send reports back of gratitude and success.