In the midst of the action of the Water Protectors at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in Standing Rock, something happened that I yet have to find the right words for. Wesley Clark Jr. and a group of veterans asked the Lakota People for forgiveness in a ceremony.
This was a historical moment. Much more important than the U.S. election.
Listen also to what Ivan Looking Horse said before the ceremony:
And also Faith Spotted Eagle:
Some more footage and an interview:
Update from December 8th: More footage from the ceremony:
Update from September 8th 2019: I just learned about the Doctrine of Discovery today, which is a major root of the atrocities that the U.S. military brought onto Native Americans. Cf. doctrineofdiscovery.org and the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition.