When the Governor and state legislature of Oklahoma passed two bills restricting residents from banning or limiting oil and gas operations, the Ponca Indigenous people began experiencing huge increases in intensive and dangerous fracking. Pennie Opal Plant and Shannon Biggs, Movement Rights co-founders, visited the City of Ponca, which is home to 26,000 people including 3,500 members of the Ponca Nation, visiting leaders including Council woman and Indigenous rights and Earth advocate, Casey Camp Horinek. The authors highlight that what is happening in Ponca and at Standing Rock reminds us that it is time to rise and stand for the protection of Mother Earth.  These violations concern us all, as they are not only threatening Indigenous peoples but also our very own system of life. Photo credit: Movement Rights