Leaving her vacationing family behind, Malia Obama headed to Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival this week. But it wasn鈥檛 just research for her future internship with legendary film producer Harvey Weinstein that Malia had on the brain. Following President Trump鈥檚 orders to advance building of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipelines, the former First Daughter was also spotted attending a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. It鈥檚 a move that has garnered her some serious praise from many, one of #NoDKPL鈥檚 biggest supporters, Shailene Woodley (who was arrested over the issue) being no exception.

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Actress Shailene Woodley attends the Standing Rock Event at Zoom Restaurant on January 23, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Sundance Film Festival)

Speaking with Democracy Now, actress and activist Shailene gushed about Malia鈥檚 involvement with the cause, saying: 鈥淚t 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.鈥

鈥淭o 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 [as] someone who鈥檚 willing to participate in democracy because she chooses to,鈥 continued Shailene. 鈥淏ecause she recognizes, regardless of her last name, that if she doesn鈥檛 participate in democracy, there will be no world for her future children.鈥 Now THAT鈥橲 what we call a #GirlBoss!

With badass ladies (and gents) like these two continuing their vocal support of the things that matter most to them, there鈥檚 much to be hopeful for yet.

What do you think of the DKPL Project? Tweet us @BritandCo.

(h/t Glamour, photo via Alberto E. Rodriguez + Kevin Mazu/Getty)