“We’ve come to say that we are sorry, we are at your service.” In an amazing display of humanity and reconciliation, U.S. military veterans that came to Standing Rock as part of “Vets for Standing Rock” movement, led by Wes Clark Jr., stunned tribal members when they gathered, took a knee, and asked for forgiveness for the genocide and war crimes committed by the United States military against Native American tribes.

This video from Salon shows veterans at the Oceti Sakowin protest camp joining tribal elders in a ceremony celebrating the government’s refusal to grant an easement to the Energy Transfer Partners corporations, which ostensibly will put a stop to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Read More

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