South Bend community coming together for Standing Rock

On the heels of protests all across the country, in opposition of President Trump's recent executive orders, the Michiana community is coming together to stand with Standing Rock. 

Sunday, a benefit concert and silent auction, filled with music, local businesses and artists, hopes to bring awareness and raise funds for the cause. 

As of Sunday morning, more than 600 people had said they were attending the 2 p.m. event at Langlab in South Bend. 

Attendees and volunteers are spending their time supporting Standing Rock and the opposition against building pipelines in their area.

Last week, President Trump lifted the ban on the Dakota Access and Keystone Pipelines, and signed an order that expedites the environmental reviews and permit process.

Many, especially the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, have been protesting the pipelines for months, and are not happy that the ban has been lifted. 

And 1,000 miles away, the Michiana community is doing what they can to help.

The event is open to people of all ages, and there is a suggested donation of $10.  The proceeds will go to Standing Rock.

ABC57 will be following this event in our evening newscasts. 

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