All story is personal and all story is political. Here is a real life story of resistance playing out in our time, but really, it’s not a new tale.
I am reminded of Joseph Bruchac’s Lasting Echoes, his eloquent compilation of Native voices that carried the story of endurance, suffering, and resistance into the twentieth century and made it accessible to young readers.
Keeping this history alive has always been important. But knowing it and understanding its significance is, sadly, much more relevant today. Instead of taking the road toward healing the planet and communicating with the indigenous people of the continent, we have taken quite a different trajectory.
Meanwhile the protests continue against the Dakota Access Pipeline.