When: Fri., Dec. 16, 8 p.m. 2016
Despite the onset of harsh weather and last week's seeming victory — the Army Corps of Engineers denied and easement for the Dakota Pipeline — protestors near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota are holding their ground. Large groups of people opposing construction near the reservation’s border are in need of resources such as winter gear, healers and medics. In a show of support, the Good Earth Collective presents Sounds for Standing Rock, an all-ages evening of local music to raise funds for the demonstrators. Mal Maiz founder Maiz Vargas Sandoval; hip-hop artists Mister Burns (pictured), DJ Kanganade and Speaking in Tongues; and singer-songwriter Senayit bring on the beats, while Taco Truck All Stars serves snacks. Attendance by Sioux and Abenaki tribe members, as well as traditional ceremonies, round out this benefit bash.