26 Nov 2016

BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE

started like that

Have you heard of the massacre at Wounded Knee Creek? I cried watching the movie.

You don't have to go in the past to learn about the atrocities that happened at Wounded Knee Creek thanks to the American soldiers. I'm watched the movie and the echoes to what is happening 9 hours south of Saskatchewan in Standing Rock was deafening.

Obama still plays the part of the perfect assimilated president. White House living in lala-land. Silent and rubbing their bellies from the pardon turkey.

I woke up in the middle night for the usual motherhood duties: making sure the kids are okay. I couldn't sleep so I checked my IG account and in the short time I went to bed things have already changed.

A bit of back story.

On November 20th the army committed yet another atrocity.

Sunday night’s no-holds-barred offensive by police from multiple agencies against unarmed water protectors opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline on Highway 1806’s Backwater Bridge — in which at least 167 suffered injuries — sent two elders into cardiac arrest, left a 13-year-old girl injured by a rubber bullet to the head, and now, one woman will almost certainly lose her arm. 

Sophia Walinsky stood among the crowd of around 400 water protectors as the police launched an all-out assault, firing ‘nonlethal’ projectiles, tear gas, mace, LRAD sound cannons, and concussion grenades — one of which reportedly exploded on her left arm, tearing through flesh and exposing bone, and leaving her facing possible amputation. 

She is reportedly being cared for in a hospital in Minnesota, and at the time this article was published, the fate of her arm was still unknown.

I was heartbroken but carried on with life. The events in Standing Rock hasn't left my mind since the moment it came to my attention. 

So when I woke up and found this letter circulating on IG, it felt like the prelude of a massacre about to happen.





ended like this 

The date of the massacre? 29 December 1890, the echoes of the Wounded Knee massacre is too much. But we have faith. Let prayers be our powerful shields!


ALMIGHTY I PRAY UNTO YOU
LORD FORTIFY THE WATER PROTECTORS
LET THE HOLY SPIRIT KEEP THEM WHOLE
LET THE HOLY SPIRIT BE THERE WITH THEM
LET THEM STAND STRONG IN THE POWER OF PRAYERS,
SO THEY WONT ARM THEMSELVES WITH WEAPONS
YOU LOVE YOUR CHILDREN, THEY HAVE
HOPE AND FAITH IN YOUR MIGHT POWERS, OH LORD.
LORD, LET THE HOLY SPIRIT SOFTEN THE HEARTS OF THE
POLICES FORCE AT STANDING ROCK,
SO THEY SEE THEIR BROTHER AND SISTER IN THE WATER PROTECTORS.
WE CRY UNTO YOU LORD
YOU SAID YOU WON'T FORSAKE US WHEN WE CALL ONTO YOU!
WE'RE CALLING UNTO YOU DAY AND NIGHT!
IN YOUR MIGHTY NAME WE HAVE ALREADY WON,
BECAUSE WE HAVE FAITH.
NO MORE MASSACRE WILL HAPPEN AGAINST THE NATIVE AMERICANS
AND THEY ALLIES AT STANDING ROCK!

2 comments:

  1. I have not been paying attention to this but am grateful for how much it is on your feed and now on your blog. I will be more attuned and more willing to be in prayer about this and so many other things happening in this world today.

    Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you so much for turning your prayers to Standing Rock too. Thank you so much

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