The second Monday of October has long been celebrated in honor of Christopher Columbus, but as Native Americans fight for more representation, that is changing. This year, more and more cities are flipping the holiday to represent the millions of people who were already here when Columbus arrived, and have changed the name to Indigenous People’s Day. However, the fight doesn’t stop there. At this moment, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is fighting for their land and for clean water in Dakota. Stuart James, a member of the Sioux Tribe, put together a protest song, titled “No DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline)”. James raps over the Kendrick Lamar beat “Alright” from To Pimp a Butterfly, which has become the unofficial Black Lives Matter soundtrack. It’s fitting that James borrows the beat from “Alright” as part of the Dakota Pipeline protest. Learn more here and support the struggle here. Check out “No DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline)” below.

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