If you want to understand Standing Rock, get a sense of Native American history, and see what happens when people whose ancestors can be traced back to tribes that have occupied these lands for thousands of years are denied federal recognition, you need to see this film. Please go if you can, and spread the word.
My fellow white people: you really, really need to watch this. And listen. And then help fix the situation. I’ll have a post up soon explaining how you can help, and why it’s so critical that you join tribes in their fight for federal recognition.