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Hundreds attend fundraiser to help Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

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DULUTH, MN -

Hundreds turned out for an art opening Friday night in Duluth aimed at helping the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

The movement to resist the Dakota Access Pipeline has been a source of inspiration for artists across Indian Country.

About 100 artists and musicians took part in the Art Exhibition and Concert for Standing Rock, titled "Standing Strong for Our Precious Water."

All the artwork on display relates to the #NoDAPL Movement, Standing Rock, or the sacredness of water.

"This exhibit is fairly unique in that it provides an outlet for a lot of indigenous artists who have been creating artwork, and who are inspired by this movement. Which is sort of, I think, pivotal in indigenous history right now in America," said AICHO Cultural Program Coordinator Moira Villiard.

The fundraiser was hosted by the American Indian community Housing Organization and the American Indian Center.

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