NO DAPL Solidarity
Nurses Stand with NO DAPL Land and Water Protectors at Standing Rock
NNU, through its Registered Nurse Response Network (RNRN), a national network of volunteer RNs, has deployed nurse volunteers to assist with first aid needs for the land and water protectors at Standing Rock. Nurses know that a healthy society is one in which everyone has a voice, and NNU strongly supports the rights of the Standing Rock Sioux to protect their sacred land and to ensure the safety of their water. Further, nurses know that the transport of dangerous crude oil via the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)—underneath the Missouri River and across multiple state lines—impacts the water source of up to 17 million people. Pipelines have proven to leak, contaminating water supplies and leading to respiratory ailments and numerous other negative health impacts. RNs will not stand for a world of private profit over public health. RNs stand with Standing Rock.