Feature - "They Tried to Bury Us" - Standing Rock Revisited
Standing Rock. Fort Yates, North Dakota, 2017.
“They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”
During the week of September 17 2017, between 100 and 200 native American leaders and supporters from the Standing Rock protest camp (water protectors) gathered for a week of ceremony and “healing” in a field near the now closed Oceti, Sacred Stone, and Rosebud camps of North Dakota. The land, belonging Phillis Young, was re-named “Sacred Stone Village”. Participants prayed, talked, sang, and shared meals as part of their re-connection and rejuvenation of resistance. In attendance...