Resistance Radio: Denver Friends of Standing Rock

Resistance Radio is a regular feature on Mondays on KGNU, shining a spotlight on groups that are engaged in activism and resistance.

Denver Friends of Standing Rock host weekly Standing Rock update meetings at the Four Winds American Indian Council 201 W 5th Ave, Denver.

Joseph Medicine Robe says that the focus now is on the legal battle facing the water protectors.  “It’s the most pressing issue right now is to have legal representation for these 800 water protectors that have been out there and have been arrested and now facing trial in North Dakota.”  The charges range from misdemeanor to felony charges and the trials have already begun.

Denver Friends of Standing Rock meet every Wednesday from 7-9pm.  Joseph Medicine Robe says that the focus of the meetings is on education and informing others about other tactics such as divesting from banks that are funding DAPL.  “We’re getting a movement for divestment from these banks which are funding these destructive and toxic projects…that’s another aspect that all citizens  can get involved in.”



Denver Friends of Standing Rock will host Standing Rock Forward, a benefit concert on Sunday, April 9, 12 noon to 4:00 pm at the Mercury Café, 2199 California Street in Denver. (Doors open at 11:30.)

There will be music including blues, folk, rock and Native American flute and drums, along with speakers, poetry, food, and prizes. All proceeds will go toward providing legal defense for Red Fawn Fallis and the over 700 other water protectors who were arrested while opposing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Suggested donation $10-15, any amount helps.

For more information contact Standing Rock Forward at 720-454-9104, email, or go to the Standing Rock Forward Facebook event page.

To find out more about the water protector legal defense fund go to