Powerful images (and words) from an amazing ceremony held yesterday. Wes Clark Jr., the son of retired Army general and former supreme commander at NATO, Wesley Clark Sr., literally knelt before tribal elders in a plea for forgiveness. His statement (below) is powerful too.
Has corporate media paid any attention at all to this event?
I hope this kind of energy and spirit can grow beyond Standing Rock. I think that come January, we’re going to need it.
Wes Clark Jr.'s statement:
“Many of us, me particularly, are from the units that have hurt you over the many years. We came. We fought you. We took your land. We signed treaties that we broke. We stole minerals from your sacred hills. We blasted the faces of our presidents onto your sacred mountain. When we took still more land and then we took your children and then we tried to make your language and we tried to eliminate your language that God gave you, and the Creator gave you. We didn’t respect you, we polluted your Earth, we’ve hurt you in so many ways but we’ve come to say that we are sorry. We are at your service and we beg for your forgiveness.”