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Wisdom from the Women at Standing Rock

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Wisdom from the Women at Standing Rock

Hold on to what is good,
Even if it's a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe,
Even if it's a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do,
Even if it's a long way from here.

- Pueblo Prayer -

Wisdom from the Women at Standing Rock

"For months, the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota has become ground for resistance against the construction of a crude-oil pipeline that desecrated sacred burial and prayer sites and threatens the water supply of the surrounding Native American community. The growing encampment of water protectors at Standing Rock has drawn supporters from across the United States amid escalating tensions with authorities." On Sunday, December 4th the federal administration announced it would block the permit for the pipeline, signaling a victory for the countless people who stood together in solidarity on behalf of the Earth. Earlier this year Filmmaker Shannon Kring headed to Standing Rock with an idea for a documentary -- and left with a powerful vision of female strength. { read more }

Be The Change

Take an action today for something you believe in. For more inspiration here's a beautiful reflection describing a Silent Women's March at Standing Rock. { more }


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