This is what it means to be tied to the land

Paul Mobbs mobbsey at
Wed Sep 14 19:00:28 BST 2016

Powerful interview -- this is what it means to be tied to 
the land, and the spiritual nature of that relationship. The 
history of the Standing Rock Sioux is an allegory of how 
"power" treats all indigenous peoples -- even those of us in 
the West who do not realize that we are :-)


Standing Rock Sioux Historian: Dakota Access Co. Attack Comes on
Anniversary of Whitestone Massacre

Democracy Now, 8th September 2016

We continue our coverage of the standoff at Standing Rock, where on
Saturday the Dakota Access pipeline company unleashed dogs and pepper
spray on Native Americans seeking to protect a sacred tribal burial
site from destruction. Just a few hours before the attack, Democracy
Now! interviewed Standing Rock Sioux tribal historian LaDonna Brave
Bull Allard about another attack against her tribe more than 150 years
ago. On September 3, 1863, the U.S. Army massacred more than 300
members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in what became known as the
Whitestone massacre. LaDonna Brave Bull Allard is also one of the
founders of the Sacred Stone camp, launched on her land on April 1 to
resist the Dakota Access pipeline.



"We are not for names, nor men, nor titles of Government, 
nor are we for this party nor against the other but we are 
for justice and mercy and truth and peace and true freedom, 
that these may be exalted in our nation, and that goodness, 
righteousness, meekness, temperance, peace and unity with 
God, and with one another, that these things may abound." 
(Edward Burrough, 1659 - from 'Quaker Faith and Practice')

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