The picture here of the First Nations female Warrior is quite stirring….
The eagle feather she is holding is a sacred symbol of the indigenous. It is a powerful symbol of the connection between God and Earth.
Crooks and Liars has this up on the protest. It appears that it didn’t turn violent until the police began assaulting the protestors. They claim there was a shot fired from the protestors….um hmmm….they all claim it was a peaceful protest.
While I’m looking at this, I’m thinking–these folks’ salaries are paid by taxes….and the taxpayers do not want fracking, for the most part….why are they going against what the taxpayers want?
The scene of confrontation:
They weren’t doing anything. As the woman said, the female Warrior was praying–not bothering them at all.
Why they’re there:
Act of Sovereignty:
This is like Church to them– a gathering where they sing songs to God. They see the fight for the environment as a spiritual thing–the Earth is seen as a part of God and their “Mother”—so to pollute the Earth is seen as disrespectful towards God. Also –they see everything on Earth as connected, so one has to consider every action in how it will impact another.
Balance is always sought…if you take something, you must also give something in return.