FARGO-MOORHEAD -

The Dakota Access Pipeline protests hit home in Fargo.

Supporters of the protest along with members of the Fargo Native American commission held a march at Veterans Memorial Bridge.

Marchers grouped up at Oak Grove Park in Fargo.

They begin by spiritually cleansing participants before they joined the group.

Supporters make signs reading "Water is life" and no DAPL.

After a quick prayer, speech and tribal song marchers began their walk to the bridge.

Marchers told KVRR that this event is not a protest, instead a show of support for the protesters in Cannon Ball.

This cause is particularly meaningful for Sharon White Bear, who grew up on the banks of the Minnesota River.

Her grandfather taught her the importance of respecting the river.

"At the end of our time when we were getting ready to go home he would say, make sure you pick up everything. Clean up. Leave it how it was, because the most important thing to us like he said was you take care of this water because water is going to be worth more than gasoline one of these days and that's what that water means to us and that's why we want to protect it," says White Bear.

The supporters say they want to show the state legislators that people from all over the state stand behind Standing Rock Reservation.

They say in a city that owes so much to it's river Fargo needs to empathize with those fighting the pipeline that they say threatens to damage their water supply.