About the Music: “Kings Return”
From the musician, Cee Goods:
I wanted to end the awareness campaign with something powerful. Something that will last. Like Earth. Earth will beat out all our human greed. I pray we can unite to respect this miracle we live on.
I ate Thanksgiving dinner today, but we called it by many different names. Forgiving Day. No Banksgiving. Native Feast Day was my favorite.
We were all invited to the community high school in the nearby town of Cannon Ball, and the community served and ate dinner with us.
A Lakota elder spoke to the crowd first. He told his people's story of the black snake and sang a prayer song.
Then he thanked his Lakota brothers and sisters for being there, and said that we were all Lakota. That we were all living out the values of peace, love, protection and unity.
I thought I was coming to Standing Rock to serve. To help. To offer up my privilege and stand up against something.
It's that, for sure, but it's also much more. It turns out the "Lakota way" is pretty simple: to be your purest, best self every moment of the day. There is no protest, because there is only one way to live.
If we heal ourselves, we can heal the sickness threatening to flow into that pipeline.
Every moment is another chance to live like a king again if you choose to love yourself. If we do that, we will all be living in resistance. We will all be standing with Standing Rock in the most profound way possible. I would be thankful if you would join us.
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