Jane Fonda, a two-time academy award-winner and activist, will visit and help serve dinner to water protectors at the Oceti Sakowin camp, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota on Thanksgiving Day.
Fonda will be part of a delegation 50 people from around the country who will be visiting the site of the Standing Rock action against the Dakota Access Pipeline — to serve a Wopila Feast to thank American Indian water protectors for their courage in defending their sacred earth.
“Our purpose is to give back to Native Americans – the Standing Rock Sioux and representatives of over 300 native tribes from throughout the Americas who have joined them in support,” says Judy Wicks, the primary organizer of the delegation.
Additionally, Fonda is contributing five butchered Bison and four Mongolian yurts to the camp.
Fonda’s support of American Indian rights and causes goes back decades. The long-time activist supported the Alcatraz Island occupation by American Indians in 1969, which brought attention to treaty rights. In 1970, Fonda went to Seattle, Washington, to lend her support a group of American Indians who occupied part of Fort Lawton to get land that was being surplussed by the U.S. Army. The group succeeded and is the site of the Daybreak Star Cultural Center in Seattle’s Discovery Park.
Fonda won Oscars for her roles in “Klute” in 1971 and “Coming Home” in 1978. She currently stars in the Netfix series “Grace and Frankie.”