Why we take a stand at Standing Rock

920x920“I realized that it is we Native Americans who were entrusted by the Great Spirit to speak for the protection of our relatives: the water, soil and the air. Further, we also speak for the protection of the many species of life, the protection of the sacred sites of our ancestors, sites where our people are buried, sites where we gather herbs, roots and other leaves we use to heal our people. These are our duties and responsibilities that the Creator gave to us in the beginning. We accepted these instructions for eternity.”

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