Willie Nelson & Family donate Solar Barn to Standing Rock


Now more than ever, we need to stand together and show the strength of this movement. Right now, we have to keep the pressure on President Obama to do what’s right while he’s still in office, and stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

But right now, we’re hearing reports that President Obama and the Army Corps may approvethe final pipeline permits as soon as Monday. 

Let’s show how huge of a grassroots movement there is to stop this risky pipeline.

Our good friend and fellow Pipeline Fighter, Water Protector, and defender of Family Farms — Willie Nelson — and his wonderful family have generously offered to match your donation to build tiny solar barns to stop Dakota Access!

(Willie, along with his sons Lukas and Micah, performed at Bold Nebraska’s 2014 “Harvest the Hope” benefit concert on the Tanderup farm to stop the Keystone XL pipeline Willie’s wife Annie came to Nebraska too, cheered all from backstage.)

Willie and family have so far committed $3,500 to build one tiny solar barn — can you step up and help match his generous gift? 

Temperatures are already plummeting in North Dakota, and adequate housing is absolutely critical to shelter the Water Protectors through the winter.

Bold Alliance is taking action to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and allies at the Oceti Sakowin camps that are holding the line to protect our land, water and climate from the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Bold is raising $35,000 to build 30 tiny solar-powered barns on the Standing Rock land set aside for winter camping. We’ve already raised over $20,000, more than halfway to our goal — Thank you!

Chip in to match Willie Nelson & family’s donation to build tiny solar barns to shelter Water Protectors fighting Dakota Access.

The tiny barns will be mobile — so they may be utilized in the future by the Standing Rock tribe, and transported to support Pipeline Fighters on the frontlines in other states.

Everyone who makes a donation will have their name inscribed on a plaque placed on the tiny barns at the camp.

  • $25: Pitch in for a solar panel
  • $50: Pitch in for a tiny solar barn
  • $500: Solar panel + battery for one tiny solar barn
  • $3,500: One tiny barn ($3,000 barn kit; $500 solar + battery)

Chip in $25, $50 or whatever you can to match Willie Nelson & family’s donation to build tiny solar barns to stop Dakota Access.

Bold Alliance continues to stand with Standing Rock and landowners in Iowa fighting Dakota Access.

Bold Oklahoma coordinator Mekasi Camp Horinek has been embedded at the Oceti Sakowin camp in North Dakota since July, helping to organize nonviolent direct actions.

Bold Iowa started the Bakken Pipeline Pledge of Resistance, which has been signed by more than 2,500 people willing to risk arrest to stop the pipeline, and organized nonviolent direct actions resulting in stoppage of construction and dozens of arrests.

Finally, if you’re in the Omaha area, be sure to join us on Sunday, Nov. 13 for the River Guardian Benefit Show at The 21st Saloon, 1:00-8:00 p.m. Eight bands, family-friendly, Pancake Man 1-4 p.m. Organized by Heather Pearson and co-hosted by Bold, with proceeds to go towards the Bakken Pledge Legal Fund. Click here for details on Sunday’s #NoDAPL benefit show in Omaha.

Thanks to the Nelson family, and to all the Water Protectors standing with Standing Rock and Iowa landowners fighting Dakota Access. 

Jane Kleeb and the Bold Alliance team
@Bold Nebraska on Twitter
Bold Nebraska on Facebook

9 Responses to “Willie Nelson & Family donate Solar Barn to Standing Rock”

  1. Peace and Blessing to Willie Nelson and Family says:

    Thank you for helping Standing Rock !!!!

  2. Tomas Matos- Rivera says:


  3. Sandra Lewis says:

    God bless you.

  4. Jean Cushman says:

    I am grateful for my opportunity to give support to our Native American brothers and sisters. Thank you to Willie Nelson and his family.

  5. Marie Eshkibok says:

    Chi-Miigwetch (Big Thank You) to Willie Nelson & family for your generous help toward our people in Standing Rock. I am of the Odawa Tribe from Wikwemikong First Nation located on Manitoulin Island, Ontario CANADA. I would like to do an email transfer of $50.00 toward your solar house/barn but I need ur email address in order to send money. Again Chi-Miigwetch.

  6. Diana Ramon says:

    The Water Protectors and all who stand with them are modern day heroes. They have principles they are willing to personally defend. Love to you all.

  7. Beverly Isaac says:

    Thank you and your family, love you all. Was just watching a music video of you and Doug Kershaw last evening……Peace, and udah(thank you) Comanche from Oklahoma….and a fan….:)

  8. Jody Hammack says:

    Bless You all for your endeavors and stand strong…
    Many are with you in spirit!!

  9. Denny says:

    I Love Willie…a good man & a good heart

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