After months of protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline, members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters (including more than 300 other tribes) can finally breathe a sigh of long-awaited relief. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced yesterday they will seek an alternate route for the pipeline, which invades Native Americans' soil and could destroy their water supply.
Musicians, actors and activists and celebrated the #NoDAPL victory on social media. Kehlani tweeted, "My sister just called my from standing rock and said 'twin I think we did it' I'm crying in the middle of apple bees," while Chance the Rapper stated, "The people that defended Standing Rock are American Heroes. God bless you."
Fellow protestor Shailene Woodley also shared this tongue-in-cheek tweet: "soooo how many #NoDAPL babies you think are going to be made tonight?!" The actress was arrested in October for criminal trespassing. See more celebrity reactions to the Dakota Access Pipeline decision below:
soooo how many #NoDAPL babies you think are going to be made tonight?! 👅— Shailene Woodley (@shailenewoodley) December 5, 2016
My sister just called my from standing rock and said "twin I think we did it" I'm crying in the middle of apple bees 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭— kehlani (@Kehlani) December 4, 2016
The people that defended Standing Rock are American Heroes. God bless you— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) December 4, 2016
Per U.S. tradition, took WAAAY too long for gov't leadership to stop this disgusting, tyrannical violence. UNITY still has value. #NoDAPL— jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) December 5, 2016
PROOF THAT YOUR VOICE ACTUALLY MATTERS! 🙏🏼🙌🏼💪🏼😭 https://t.co/tAwL0a9y9E— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) December 4, 2016
Stunning victory at StandingRock! When's the last time the federal gov't was defeated by the Native peoples? Inspiration for what's ahead...— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 4, 2016
Solid proof that people coming together can change things for the better. https://t.co/5fLEGFYpmR— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) December 4, 2016
Next up, watch Pharrell make it clear that he's not leaving the rap world in this throwback Fuse interview: