Wednesday February 22, 2017
My heart is heavy as we see initial coverage of the eviction of the water protectors at Standing Rock today. The courage of these committed people has been a source of inspiration over these past few dark and cold months. The specter of heavily-armed riot police and mass arrests are everywhere on my social media feed. I’m bracing for images of brutality and violence against peaceful people who have had justice denied, treaties forgotten, and their rights violated time and time again. I am afraid and sad.