CROSSING THE HEART RIVER: A JOURNEY TO STANDING ROCK
In the spring of 2016 members of the Sioux tribe of North Dakota began a prayerful gathering against the proposal to expand an oil pipeline under the Missouri River. By the end of Fall members from over 200 First Nations Tribes and thousands of people from diverse backgrounds had traveled to peacefully assemble against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Arriving on a Caravan out of NYC with his camera to Oceti Sakowin Camp the morning after the Backwater Bridge attack, filmmaker Anthony Basil Rodriguez aligns his story alongside others open to sharing their own. Featuring candid interviews with individuals on the ground and inside the camp, including a descendant of Chief Crazy Horse, Zintkala Wicasa, “Birdman” of the Fire Lightening Band of the Oglala, Crossing the Heart River works to unveil the complex history, stories, and forces behind occupation, as well as the continuous struggles facing indigenous Americans.
Hello nonexistent followers. This is a new Tumblr. I’m not sure what it is im doing with it yet but hoping to find out soon.
Im a baby witch looking for guidance.
Vegetarian looking for perseverance.
Child of the earth looking for nurturing.
Im just chilling looking for Tumblr friends lol
Anyway, sending hugs and kisses to everyone out there
I recently returned from Standing Rock in North Dakota. As some of you may know, there is an Oil Pipeline routed to go under the Missouri River adjacent to The Standing Rock Native American reservation and through Treaty land. During my visit I was able to get candid interviews where people spoke about there experience and reason for being there, one of them being a direct descendent of Chief Crazy Horse. All in the Name of Protecting Water because Water is Life!
“The human body resonates at the same frequency as Mother Earth. So
instead of only focusing on trying to save the earth, which operates in
congruence to our vibrations, I think it is more important to be one
with each other. If you really want to remedy the earth, we have to mend
mankind. And to unite mankind, we heal the Earth. That is the only way.
Mother Earth will exist with or without us. Yet if she is sick, it is
because mankind is sick and separated. And if our vibrations are bad,
she reacts to it, as do all living creatures.”
~ Suzy Kassem
"Someone has to take a stand against evil/Why should it not be me?" - Why Not Me
"I hear a laugh, it awoke my soul/The wind takes the leaves where he/Wants them to go" - The Dance
"We've been seeing what you wanted, got us cornered right now/Fallen asleep from our vanity, might cost us our lives" - The Howling
"But it’s all we want,/And it's all that we’re fighting for/But it’s not paradise" - Paradise (What About Us?)
"Why, why does fate make us suffer/There's a curse between us, between me and you" - What Have You Done?
"Give me strength to face the truth, the doubt within my soul/No longer I can justify the bloodshed in his name" - The Truth Beneath The Rose
"It's so easy to destroy and condemn/The ones you do not understand/Do you ever wonder if it's justified" - Destroyed
"It's in your eyes, what's on your mind/I fear your smile and the promise inside" - A Dangerous Mind
"You’ve been playing my mind through my wishes./You can feel that we’re haunting the truth./Don't know why, can't hold on, always losing control (losing control)." - In the Middle of the Night
"If we can't restrain the beast which dwells inside/it will find it's way somehow, somewhere in time" - Our Solemn Hour
"Past and present are one in her head/you're the ghost haunting through her heart." - Restless
"There's a strange kind of ambiance,/it's surrounding you/As a songstress you lure me,/towards the truth"- Deep Within
This is one of my favorite goddesses of Norse mythology. she is called Nerthus / Njärd or Nalavi as she was known in my home province Närke. She was known as a part of the Vanir and was goddes over the summer, the earth and the oceans warm winds. She is said to be all Vanirs first mother when she along with the sea god Njord gave birth to Frey and Freya, which gave rise to the birth of spring.
Nerthus have just ben described two time in the norse mythology we know as today. The first time was in Germany when she was pulled on a carriage of three red oxen (who was also her sons) she was covered with a white cloth seens she was too sacred to be seen during the holydays.
The second time was in southern Sweden and Denmark when she create Denmark’s islands and the lakes of Sweden when she with her red oxen plowed away large pieces of land from Sweden which she then threw into the sea after making a bet with the King of Sweden. she is described to have have dark skin like the brown earth and her hair straight and black like the dark deep seas laying along her back down to the earth like a tree’s roots.
If you want to know more about her you can read about her in Brigitta Onsell’s book “Jordens Moder i Norden” (I’m sorry but I do not know of any good books about Nalavi in English.) you can also just seend me a message with the question and i will do my best to answer it.