Standing Rock women’s silent prayer to march to Backwater Bridge

On Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 Cheryl Angel and other Native water protectors led the women (and many men) of Sacred Stone and Oceti Sakowin camps in a silent march to Backwater Bridge, the site of the previous week’s atrocities, which made national headlines.

On November 20, more than 160 people were injured, some seriously, when private military forces hired by the pipeline company in conjunction with local law enforcement deployed chemical weapons and high pressured water hoses on men, women, children, and elders in below freezing temperatures.

Sunday the 27th was a day of healing.

We are unarmed water protectors. We ask all activists to become Spiritual and all Spiritual people to become Active. In this unity, we will stand in powerful prayer to protect the water.

Arriving at the bridge in silence they held a short ceremony and prayer.


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[Photo Credit: Dave Banks, Dave Banks Media]
[Video Credit: Beth Pielert, Good Film Works™]