“I Didn’t Come Here to Lose”: How a Movement Was Born at Standing Rock

For Mother Jones, Wes Enzinna reports on the protests at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, which aim to block construction of a hazardous oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux’s water supply. Natives and protesters alike are praying, dancing in front of sacred fires, and relying on faith as they combat the construction. One protester named Tlaloc said, “An old Sioux prophecy says that a black snake will come to destroy the world at a moment of great uncertainty, unless the youth stop it.”

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