Seattle native Dave Matthews will hold a benefit concert later this month to support those standing against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota.
“Stand With Standing Rock” will be held Sunday, Nov. 27, at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington D.C. Other artists will also perform, but have not been announced yet. Tickets are being presold online.
Funds raised will go to supplies, legal assistance, and other necessities for the protestors on the front lines, according to the Dave Matthews Band website.
The Standing Rock Sioux tribe worries that the $3.8 billion pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois will threaten its drinking water and destroy sacred sites. Protests that have included clashes with police have gone on for several months in North Dakota.
President Barack Obama says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is examining whether the pipeline can be rerouted in southern North Dakota. Obama tells the online news outlet NowThis that his administration is monitoring the situation closely but will "let it play out for several more weeks."
The 1,200-mile pipeline is largely complete outside of North Dakota.
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