Malia Obama is set to start Harvard University in the fall, but she’s already leaving her footprint in activism, just like her parents.
Last week the former First Daughter was spotted among the approximately 100 people who crashed the Sundance Film Festival protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. Attendees of the Jan. 23 protest, said not only was Malia there, but she was active for a large amount of the protest.
It is unclear as to whether Malia had planned on staying outside of the festival’s doors with protesters, or if she was taken by the moment. The following day she did enter Sundance to enjoy the screening of “Beach Rats.” It has also been reported that the elder Obama daughter is set to begin an internship with the Weinstein Company, whose production of the Kalief Browder documentary along with Jay-Z is one of the main headliners of this year’s festival coming this February.
During the final days of Obama’s presidency, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe experienced a victory after months of protests that saw thousands of Americans in solidarity. However, protests have once again begun to gain momentum with Trump’s signing of an executive order to resume construction of the DAPL last weekend.