Top positive review
This is us.
Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2020
I pre-ordered this book because my children are water protectors. In fact my youngest learn how to say water in Lakota before she ever learned it in English... which she learned right there at Oceti Sakowin #NODAPL camp. My older daughter remembers so much from that time and she was only seven. This book is gorgeously Illustrated and although it doesn't go into depth on the details of environmental protest, it definitely memorializes a Time that is very special to us. And it memorializes that time in a way that is authentic to our experience. As we head into an unknown future where water quality, global warming, and political agendas the try to wield those topics like props... I think it is so important that we remember the lessons we learned at Standing Rock. That was not a protest or a war. It was a mind shift. Somewhere already there. Some shifted during that time. But as we go forward, more and more of us are going to be walking along as Water Protectors, Earth Defenders, and land stewards. #MniWiconi #WaterISLife