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Kiyomi and Joel's "Giving On Thanksgiving" Tradition - Donate to Support Standing Roc

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A few days ago, Kiyomi and I were talking and we decided that we wanted to start a new tradition called "Giving on Thanksgiving." What this means is that every Thanksgiving, we are going to do our best to raise $1,000 for a cause that we care about in the spirit of gratitude and giving. So what are we going to be donating to this Thanksgiving? Since Thanksgiving holiday is intimately tied to the well-being of Native Americans, we thought this would be a great opportunity to raise money to help the Standing Rock Sioux camp in North Dakota. As many of you know, the North Dakota Pipeline is going to be built right through the river that goes through their main camp. Given that this river is the only way for the Tribe to get clean water, this new development of the oil pipeline poses a major threat. Why is this cause so important? Kiyomi and I think that this is so important cause because this tribe represents the well being of this earth. We cannot let the big oil companies keep winning in the name of profit and ignore the basic human rights that people should have. At the end of the day, all this tribe wants is access to clean water - and we want to help make that happen. It's simple, it's impactful, and it sends the big oil companies a message that this WILL NOT and CAN NOT happen. All of the money donated from this cause will go to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Dakota Access Pipeline Donation Fund (Link on the bottom). It will be used to pay for camp supplies, food, and other amenities that will immensely help the thousands of protesters and tribes as they continue to protest the development of this pipeline through the winter months. We hope that you join us in this new tradition and give back to a community who truly cares about the well being of this planet. Much Love, Kiyomi and Joel



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