Oil, water & a protest history of Standing Rock

by Lisha Sterling

"When we were exiled from the camps by the colonialist government authorities, the Native elders told us to go back to our communities and continue the work. They told us to remember to keep praying. They told us to tell the stories of what happened. They told us to keep fighting for our Mother Earth and for the Water and for All Our Relations."

Lisha is the executive director of Geeks Without Bounds, and an interim Board member for Frontline Wellness United. This is the first essay in a God & Radicals series that discusses the history (from her personal experience) of the anti-DAPL protests, and camp life.