Indigenous Self Awareness

There’s an Indigenous leader as well as lawyer that made a profound statement once during the DAPL fiasco in 2016 against our peoples, the media tried their hardest to portray us one way as the aggressors the savage Indians stereotype when the truth was all defense even when being highly attacked by both law and DAPL company security (which no surprise were all white) even during peaceful protests on our people end. The gentleman said “Sure we can be savage only when called for but that’s not the center of who we are.” Personally being both an Indigenous person and a person of color I get beyond sick and tired…