Mac DeMarco voices support for Dakota Access Pipeline protests

"I extend my hand in friendship to the indigenous people of this land we all live in."

Mac DeMarco has voiced his support for the ongoing protests against the controversial building of the Dakota Access Pipeline in the US.

The protests against the building of the $3.7bn pipeline – which would transport crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois  – have been fronted by the local Standing Rock Sioux tribe, as well as thousands of Native American supporters from across the continent. Protestors say that the pipeline threatens sacred native land and could contaminate the water supply from the Missouri River, with many setting up camp near the pipeline’s current construction site and staging regular marches in an effort to stop the project from being completed.

Taking to his Instagram account today (November 24), DeMarco penned a message of support for the Standing Rock tribe and the Seven Council Fires Sioux Nation.

“Today I stand in solidarity with Standing Rock and the Seven Council Fires Sioux Nation, Oceti Sakowin,” he wrote. “I extend my hand in friendship to the indigenous people of this land we all live in. Right now, the indigenous people and allies of Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota are fighting to protect their sacred sites, land and natural resources.

“Without water there is no life. Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.”

See the post below.

Other notable support for the Pipeline protestors include the actors Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Arquette and Jane Fonda, who have all visited the camps in recent months.

Earlier this month, DeMarco suggested that he would marry anyone who wanted to move to Canada in the wake of Donald Trump’s surprise election to the US Presidency.