Model: Ike Muna

Photos: Beth Saravo


For Immediate Release:

Akomplice Standing Rock Lookbook

Akomplice’s latest effort is a statement in support of Standing Rock. In light of Donald Trump’s executive order to expedite the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and now the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granting the easement that allows the pipeline to cross under the Missouri River through sacred Sioux land, Akomplice has picked up where the fight left off, arm in arm with Standing Rock. To this point, the brand has raised $25,000 with the release of their Standing Rock capsule collection—which features hoodies, crewnecks and even yard signs—they’ve announced that 100% of profits generated from sales will benefit Standing Rock. ‎

Profits will be donated to help fortify and winterize the Standing Rock camps as well as to buy food and kitchen supplies for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. In addition to supplies and direct support donated from profits, each garment works to help spread awareness of the latest round of injustices levied by the U.S. Government against the Sioux tribe. According to Akomplice co-founder Patrick Liberty, “It is time to unify and stand together with the original Americans to protect the water that gives us all life.”

‎The director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, which has helped organize demonstrations against the pipeline since last summer, released a statement promising to fight the Army's decision.

"Expect mass resistance far beyond what Trump has seen so far. ... Our tribal nations and Indigenous grassroots peoples on the frontlines have had no input on this process."

The capsule collection is available now on the Akomplice Webstore and at select Akomplice retailers nationwide.


Information on Standing Rock

Native Americans in this country have suffered through 500 years of broken promises from our government. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe decided they could take no more broken promises when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) granted authorization to the Dakota Access Pipeline to be constructed against their will. The current route of construction takes the pipeline through many sacred religious and cultural sites, including burial sites of their ancestors. In addition, the pipeline is supposed to go under Lake Oahe, which would greatly jeopardize the tribe’s water supply. Water is life for all people and we must help to protect this finite resource. Other Native tribes and people of all races and creeds from around the world have traveled to show their support and stand along side the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. This is not the first time that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has had their land seized by the government. In 1877 Congress removed the Sacred Black Hills from the Great Sioux Reservation. The U.S. Supreme Court later responded to this action of Congress by stating, “A more ripe and rank case of dishonorable dealings will never, in all probability, be found in our history.” Please join us and stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. We must help keep their land and water safe and demand that our government respect their sovereignty.