The Dakota Pipeline represents so much Evil and disrespect to our indigenous peoples here in America still to this day.  – It’s so incredible through all of their hardships over the past 500 years as settlers have raped, stolen lands and slaughtered their ancestors they still prevail with hope, prayer and love as such a giant marches through their lands without tribal permission threatening their very way of life with Oil and the possible leaks within their aquifers. – Much like the settlers long past, treaty after treaty broken by our government they face still indignities that dehumanize their very presence on their own land. – Land that is a sovereign independent nation from the United States Government.  – I’m so thankful with my own eyes, ears and time I was able to sit, listen, shake hands, observe and learn about their cultures and struggles. – Understanding the great gravity of what is happening in ND, I came upon much more than I had anticipated. – I came upon a tribal gathering of such magnitude that it hasn’t been seen in over 140 years. Tribe after tribe after tribe arriving with grand entrances with flags, dances and songs. Some by horse, some by boat, some by parade. – All coming together in one single voice at Standing Rock showing love, prayer and kindness standing up against Big Oil taking over their lands.

– My experiences this week at the Standing Rock Reservation were filled with warm welcomes, shared meals, pow wows and the love of family. – I would like for you to see the inside of the camp at Standing Rock. – It is a place of harmony, sharing of culture, education, song and prayer. All pushing forward for a peaceful, non-violent resolution that respects their lands, burial sites and right to govern their own sovereign lands independent of the rapist that is The Dakota Pipeline LLC. – I am so thankful that today a continued temporary halt on production was made by the Obama Administration based upon the atrocities and injustices that are continuing to unfold.

From my eyes, to yours here is what it looks like in the very peaceful, wisdom filled Standing Rock camp.




I would like to use at least one of your Standing Rock photos in the next issue of Deep Times: A Journal of the Work That Reconnects. This is a free publication with virtually no budget, except to pay our layout person. May I use one or two of your photos with attribution? Please let me know how you want them attributed and whether you need a copyright indication.


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