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These Native herbalists are doing more than just healing sore muscles.
Photographer Josué Rivas spent seven months living at Standing Rock, documenting the gathering force of Native Americans and their allies. He says it wasn’t just a protest; it was an awakening.
Americans saw the Indigenous struggle—the violence, stolen resources, colluding corporations and governments—that goes hand in hand with protecting the Earth.
“We’re just beginning to bring those Indigenous perspectives forward again.”
“The Standing Rock I knew was not a mystical place with a uniform perspective. It was a complex place—an experiment in love, hope, courage, and solidarity.”
“Indigenous women ... often are the ones to call out injustice when they see it immediately. We saw that at Standing Rock.”
Last year’s water protectors garnered worldwide attention, but several pipeline fights—such as the Enbridge Sandpiper pipeline victory—got little public notice.
The camps are gone now, but the awakening to protect the water, land, and tribal sovereignty continues.
But activist groups say that’s not enough: There’s no resting, even after divestment victories.
The federal court decision could start a new chapter in the DAPL saga, beginning with dropping prosecution of water protectors.
Using an early photographic process, one photographer hopes to draw a line connecting what happened to the Dakota people in Mankato, Minnesota, 155 years ago and what is happening today to the Dakota/Lakota standing up to a $3.7 billion crude oil pipeline.