With the current situation going on at Standing Rock in North Dakota, we are seeing more and more people pitching in to help the natives protect their land and water. While there are some obvious uses for off grid technology, even some in the tiny house movement are contributing, and with winter on its way, the shelter from the elements will certainly be needed. Oregonian Matt Musselwhite, a woodworker and carpenter, has delivered three heated and insulated tiny homes to help provide some protection for those standing up to the corporate and government agencies trying to route a pipeline through native sacred lands and water supplies. The tiny homes will have wood stoves and stand alone solar systems to provide power.
Things have been escalating at the Standing Rock site in recent weeks and despite a lack of media coverage, more volunteers and donations arrive almost daily. A group of veterans are scheduled to start arriving on December 4th to show their support for their fellow Americans. Over two thousand have signed up to attend with the veterans, with more on a standby list when supplies and travel can be arranged and funded.