I just finished watching this amazing film portrayal of the final year of #Chief #SittingBull through the witness of #CatherineWeldon called #WomanWalksAhead https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woman_Walks_Ahead
My ancestors were some of the pioneers invading Lakota land and my bloodline may not have directly harmed a native soul but as a collective of asylum seekers fleeing one thing or another, they failed to cohabitate in peace. #NativeAmerican as well as all #human #rights will always be one of my highest priorities along my path of philanthropy. I can not hide from the shame of our pioneer’s violence but I can dedicate my life towards making things right.
Sitting Bull was a hero who tried to use peaceful negotiations to protect his civilization from repeated invasion and atrocity fueled by greed. He did not deserve to be murdered while in the restraint of the Standing Rock reservation.
Learn from our history. Remember that unless you are of Native decent, perhaps your elders once were asylum seekers. It is a never ending cycle. Your family was probably at one time seeking some type of freedom and they were allowed to cross these same borders with open arms.
The earliest of elders failed to settle peacefully but over generations we have improved. Now it is your turn to be the Native! Are you standing at the border with hate and anger to react violently or are you going to welcome them and work towards peaceful and fair treaties?
IF you feel the current freedom seekers do NOT deserve to enter, then you are in denial and are directly bringing shame onto your ancestors whom wore the very sandals you now wish to turn away.
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