Blue Lake 'fight was never given up'
December 16, 2020
There is a familiar narrative that surfaces when our young people take on a cause that results in a shift of public policy.
It was a group of Native youth who ran 500 miles from Cannonball, North Dakota, to the district office of the United States Army Corps of Engineers in Omaha, Nebraska, to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. Then they ran 2,000 miles to Washington, D.C., to the Army Corps’ headquarters. Then “Standing Rock” happened.
Or that push from Native youth to call out professional sports teams and their mascots. Or a call to vote. Or … there are so many good stories, generational ledgers that pass on the values of a community, a society, a people.