Malia Obama, the first daughter of former POTUS, Barack Obama, reportedly left her family vacation at Virgin Islands to join protesters protesting against Donald Trump’s plan to
revive the Dakota Access pipeline project at the Sundance film festival.
Actor and activist, Shailene Woodley, who has been campaigning for the cause using her celebrity status said that Malia was among the protesters.
‘It was amazing to see Malia. I saw her last night when we did the event with Chairman Dave Archambault. And it was incredible to see her there,’ said Woodley, 25, when asked about the former first daughter’s very public support of the cause.
She went on to say:
‘Also, to witness a human being and a woman coming into her own outside of her family and outside of the attachments that this country has on her, but someone who’s willing to participate in democracy because she chooses to, because she recognizes, regardless of her last name, that if she doesn’t participate in democracy, there will be no world for her future children.’
The 18 year old is prepping for an internship at Harvey Weinstein’s fil company during a gap year before she attends Havard University later in 2017.