Songs Written For Standing Rock

You can judge the strength of a movement by the amount of art, especially music, that it inspires. By that measure, looks like the Standing Rock Movement will be strong and will be with us for the foreseeable future. Here’s a sampling of the songs that have been inspired by and written in support of Standing Rock.

Jason Mraz and Joel Rafael perform “Strong” live for the Water Protectors at Stand in Solidarity with Standing Rock Benefit Concert in Fort Yates, ND – November 27, 2016


Trevor Hall’s composition in support of Standing Rock.

Hip Hop Caucus, creator of People’s Climate Music, has partnered with Taboo, solo Hip Hop artist and member of the Grammy Award-winning pop group Black Eyed Peas, to debut “Stand Up/Stand N Rock”. This song and video were created in support of the Standing Rock Reservation and the Sioux Tribe, as they lead a peaceful, powerful, and diverse movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

Neil Young – Indian Givers

In The River: A Protest Song – Raye Zaragoza

In support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous Peoples everywhere, Eve of Eden shares this song with the intention to spread a message, educate and inspire people to action due to the urgency of this situation.

The Zotigh Singers demonstrated their solidarity with the prayer warriors standing against the Dakota Access Pipeline, by offering this Kiowa honor song.

An original song written for the brave water protectors of Standing Rock Indian Reservation by Dan Zimberg.

This track was inspired by the recent Pipeline controversy going on, speaking to the global injustices that taint our freedoms, and the innate feeling of living in a world where your home is not truly known…

Lyla June Rap On Standing Rock



Mateo Pimentel

Here’s great project in the works to raise more money for Standing Rock with music – Songs for Standing Rock

Dave Matthews wrote the song, “Billijoe” about Standing Rock and introduced it his Standing Rock concert in Washington D.C. on November 27, 2016. See the full Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Concert here.

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