People here in Northwest Arkansas are standing in solidarity with the Sioux Tribe in North Dakota.
Stella’s Electric Tattoo parlor in Fayetteville is offering 50-dollar tattoos. The design was created by Dakota Access pipeline protester, Stephanie Big Eagle.
100-percent of the proceeds will go toward the Standing Rock tattoo go-fund-me, which disperses the funds to various tribes and camps set up at Standing Rock.
One guy who got inked said the tattoo represents his support for the tribe. “We are social creatures. Humans are social creatures and I know that we thrive on the dollar in the U.S., obviously. We are a nation built on our economy but we cannot forget that what comes first and foremost is the connection you have with other people.”
Even though the pipeline has been rerouted, tribal leaders worry the decision to change direction may not be permanent, especially with the incoming Trump administration.