February 22, 2017, marks the date of the last stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Unfortunately, those remaining at the camp were physically removed at 2 pm. Despite many objections and months of protests, treaties will be broken, and the pipeline will continue until its completion.
Although not the desired outcome, the warriors and protectors that sacrificed so much were definitely rocks in history, and indeed stood tall like mountains. This movement united thousands, changed the way that many perceive mainstream media, and raised a lot of questions, as well as awareness.
Still rarely broadcast, or even spoken about on the nightly news, what is shown by mainstream media is far from what this movement truly represented. This video and powerful song provide an accurate reflection of Standing Rock, and the warriors protecting it.
This is what ‘Standing Up for Standing Rock’ truly means. Unification, love and the protection of our most valuable resource on this land.
“Water is life.”
One love, one message, all joined together for one cause, that affects millions.