A Prayer: We’re Better Than This

To my brothers and sisters at Sacred Stone Camp and the other camps. Stay strong. We are with you. Every day I pray for your safety and well being. I donate and I talk to anyone who will listen. I want to be there with you, and hopefully someday I will be. I love you. Thank you for protecting my family and my home. Thank you for standing with Mother Earth. Your strength and sacrifice are noticed and appreciated.

Love to you all. On both sides. See and act in the right way, in the good way.

Caitlyn

Whispering Songs

Usually I find myself sharing poetry and simple thoughts here. Not today. Today something has to be said. Something more.

I’m no one special. A single mom, a writer, a massage therapist, a human being. I’m not extraordinary, I’m not a great leader. However I must speak in the best way I know how.

I’ve been following the #NoDapl protests since August. I watched live feed, as nations from around the world came together. I watched the ceremonies and live feeds as people prayed for peace. Prayed for our earth. Prayed for their ancestors to stand with them. To stand with what’s right. I have followed Myron Dewey, Sacred Stone Camp, and Dallas Goldtooth as time after time the water protectors were marginalized, and pushed out. I watched live as Shailene Woodley was arrested.

I watched yesterday, October 27th, as people were beaten, maced, and shot at. I shared as…

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