Shailene Woodley Wish Thanksgiving and Join Standing Rock

Shailene Woodley Wish Thanksgiving and Join Standing Rock

Actress Shailene Woodley joined hundreds of demonstrators for a march in the nation’s capital on Sunday to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Divergent star, 25, is an outspoken opponent of the project and has been spending time at the protest camp at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

At Sunday’s march from the Department of Justice to the Washington Monument, she filmed video of the speeches using her cell phone which she then posted to her Facebook page.

Her participation in the demonstration comes just days after Shailene slammed Thanksgiving for perpetuating ‘false narratives about our native brothers and sisters.’ 

She spent the holiday helping Hollywood star Jane Fonda serve up a free dinner for 500 at at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.

In her Facebook video, she was seen breaking down in tears as she delivered her message, saying: ‘From the time we’re little kids, we cut out in cardboard paper pictures of pilgrims and feasts and turkeys, and yet none of our children know the truth about not only what happened to Native Americans when Westerners decided to colonize this country, but what is still happening to Native Americans.’

Woodley was arrested in October as she took part in protests against the pipeline construction set to run through the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and under the Missouri River.

She has pleaded not guilty to criminal trespass and engaging in a riot, both misdemeanors that carry a maximum punishment of a month in jail and a $1,500 fine.

Woodley was to stand trial on Jan. 25. Court documents show trial has been rescheduled for Feb. 22 because her attorney had a conflict.

The Standing Rock Sioux want construction of the $3.8 billion pipeline halted, saying it threatens drinking water and cultural sites. Nearly 470 people have been arrested in months of protests supporting the tribe.

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