Last night I found out that the white men who took over the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were found not guilty.
Then I found out about all of the horrible atrocities the peaceful protesters of Standing Rock were receiving about the same time. Horses being shot, protesters being pepper sprayed and given broken bones from the militarized clearing of the 1851 camp made me feel like there was no hope left.
Pipe ceremonies have been done, prayers have been said over and over again. Support has been given, and the stakes for this standoff are so high they are going to affect the world. And the past several days events have just been so horrible, I didn’t see a way they could win.
Feeling so much despair, I reached out to the spirit in the pipe that I hold. I asked the spirit, “How could things keep getting so bad? Was the standoff always expected to go the way of the big oil companies because of some big grand scheme that we were all a part of, yet could not know all of the details?”
And then I see this on my Facebook feed:
I damn near cried at my desk at work.
Grandfather might not want to immediately intercede, but he’s letting us know his presence is there through the spirit of the bison.
As long as the bison run free, there will always be hope.
A video is at the link above, and I found another link on You Tube:
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Sacred Stone Camp -site with news and information
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