We face a media blackout, as well as limited access to mobile networks and WiFi, coupled with a deliberate misinformation campaign being conducted by the Morton County Sheriff’s Department and the Bismarck Tribune. When the Bernie Sanders campaign faced a media blackout during the primary season, millions of Americans came together to share multiple posts… Continue reading The Water Protectors at Standing Rock, ND, Need Your Help.
Meet Lost Boys Trash Pickup at Sacred Stone Frank, Dylan, and Mateo, representing from Northern California, have taken it upon themselves to help pick up trash and make sure it gets to the dumpsters within the camps. This is a great example of the mentality that is prevalent here: Most people look for a way… Continue reading Meet Lost Boys Trash Pickup at Sacred Stone
Emery Boll, age 16, from Vermont, in the absence of main stream media coverage, has traveled to Sacred Stone to provide coverage for his home town paper and Jr. High School. He and his companions spend their time helping out at the camps while Emery, at his age, is stepping up to fill the role… Continue reading Meet Emery Boll at Sacred Stone
Frankie Prijatel, student photo journalist from Cleveland and Yi Yi from the San Francisco Bay Area tell their Standing Rock Stories while making medicine wheels.
Sasha and Micheal Young, from Texas, and Sasha’s sister, Shannon Smith, from California share their Standing Rock Story while handing out hot dogs to hungry Water Protectors. They talk about their own Native heritage and why they were drawn to Standing Rock. Micheal Young is a US Army Veteran who served from 1989-98. Shannon mentions… Continue reading Meet Sasha and Micheal Young and Shannon Smith at Standing Rock
Lance McKinley and one of the interpreters (who asked us not to share her name because she wants the story to be about the Deaf Campers), offer some closing thoughts and thanks to the interpreters and the community. Once again, accompanied by a very loud and happy child. Enjoy.
This video picks up from the last video (Part 4). Rachel and Cassandra share their tattoos and talk about their meanings. Lance adds some thoughts as well. Rachel says, “I’m one deaf Lakota and very proud!”
In this video, Cassandra Perez and Rachel Kills Small talk about some of the challenges that Deaf Native Americans face. Rachel also shares some words in Lakota sign language.
In this video, we are joined by Rachel Kills Small, who is a Lakota, 7th Generation Red Cloud from the Standing Rock Reservation. She talks about her family, where she is from, and why she is here at Standing Rock, North Dakota. She tells us that she is meeting more and more of her family… Continue reading Meet the members of Deaf Camp at Standing Rock Part 3
John Smart, Upic Eskimo from Alaska, talks about where he is from and why he came to Standing Rock. Accompanied by loud, but adorable, boy who is one of Cassandra’s son.