Text and Photos by iLCP Fellow Amy Gulick
Standing Rock, ND | December 1, 2016
I came to listen. To the elders, water protectors, and silent prayers.
I came to learn. About strength of ceremony, compassion and community, and power of peaceful resistance.
I came to know. That generosity comes in many forms, all blood is red, and water is life.
I came to sense. A deep awakening, rising spirit, and ancestral wisdom.
I came to give. Resources, resolve, and respect.
I came to stand.
Amy Gulick is a Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. She respectfully thanks the Standing Rock Sioux for allowing her to be a guest on their land and sharing their values and way of life.
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