Third Man Books teams with Standing Rock Defenders of Water School - photo by Rafael Rodriguez

Third Man Books Teams with Standing Rock's Defenders of the Water School

Third Man Books and Third Man Records have announced a new collaborative project in support of The Defenders of the Water School at Standing Rock (Mní Wičhóni Nakíčiziŋ Owáyawa), with plans to publish the activist students' work in the public forum and to help the school raise much needed funds.

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Under the guidance of Director of Development, April Rain, of Mní Wičhóni Nakíčiziŋ Owáyawa, thirdmanbooks.com will feature a page dedicated to exhibiting work, across various media, created by students and volunteers from The Defenders of the Water School. This public forum will allow the students' voices to be heard the world over. Third Man Books is humbled to have the opportunity to display their inspiring work and assist in spreading public awareness of the ongoing struggle at Standing Rock.

Third Man Books and Standing Rock custom T-shirtIn order to help the school fund its program in the Očhéthi Sakówiŋ Camp community in South Dakota, Third Man Records is giving supporters an opportunity to donate and show solidarity with the students and their families by wearing and representing the school by purchasing an original Third Man T-shirt design. Proceeds from sales—done in collaboration with and approved by the school—will be donated directly to aid the school.

Feature photo by Rafael Rodriguez

For more information, visit mniwichoniowayawa.wordpress.com.