As the eyes of the world are on the Wet’suwet’en people and their territory, we are reminded that three years ago today, on Feb. 22, 2017, North Dakota ordered the evacuation of the main #NoDAPL camp.
Right now, there are many other resistances taking place. #unistotencamp alongside the Mohawk are still resisting CGL in Canada, #noline3 is still taking place in Minnesota, #nokxl is gearing up in SD, NE & MT as well as #NODAPL resistance still being spearheaded in court by the Lakota and Dakota.No Spiritual Surrender
This weekend, take a moment to learn about the pipelines I just mentioned. This weekend will be a sorrow remembrance for many Water Protectors.
Knowledge and continuance is key. It’s still #MNIWICONI & #NODAPL forever.
Below are two beautifully written posts found on the No Spiritual Surrender Facebook page, accompanied by beautiful photos. I had occasionally seen posts from No Spiritual Surrender, but didn’t know who wrote them. The following explanation is from that Facebook page. I love the phrase “no spiritual surrender”.
No Spiritual Surrender is a social commentary and information sharing outlet engaging millions of people every month. This page is operated by activist & independent photojournalist Ryan Vizzions.
2016 -Photos of the Year – PEOPLE MAGAZINE
2016 -Photos of the Year – ARTSY.net
2016 -Photos of the Year – Mic.com
2017 -Photos of the Year – The Guardian
2017 -Photos of the Year – ABC News
Much as I wanted to, I never made it to Standing Rock three years ago. But it always lifts my spirits to remember the wonderful friends I made as we did this work together in Indianapolis three years ago. And continuing this work with many new friends since I’ve moved to Iowa.