#istandwithstandingrock Instagram photos and videos

I made these earrings (#linkinbio ) last fall during the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. I felt so deeply - and still feel - the injustice of the persecution of the people of that sacred land. I felt helpless and desperate for the respect for the Earth and its peoples deserve. In the midst of that, I had to use my hands. I had to just DO something. And these came through that. Turquoise holds Earth's power so strongly and has been utilized for that Earth medicine by indigenous peoples for thousands of years. These earrings are the channeled physical product of love, healing, and peace sent to the water and the water protectors at Standing Rock. 
I am in constant awe of their vigilance, courage, and peaceful stance to protect THEIR home and THEIR land. I am so proud of the people who came from all walks of life, color, and race to join them in standing against corruption and the poisoning of this beautiful planet we are so privileged to live upon. The protest at Standing Rock might be over but victories are resounding in court and I pray with the water protectors forever for the purity of our resources and the respect for the harmonious lives our indigenous brothers and sisters deserve to keep living...as we all deserve to live. .
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#resist #nodapl #istandwithstandingrock #standingrock #indigenouspeoplesday #waterprotectors #etsy #etsyseller #turquoise #turquoisejewelry #handmadejewelry #healingcrystals #earthmedicine #boho #bohostyle #southwest #southwesternstyle #earthsongcreative #healinggemstones


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I made these earrings (#linkinbio ) last fall during the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. I felt so deeply - and still feel - the injustice of the persecution of the people of that sacred land. I felt helpless and desperate for the respect for the Earth and its peoples deserve. In the midst of that, I had to use my hands. I had to just DO something. And these came through that. Turquoise holds Earth's power so strongly and has been utilized for that Earth medicine by indigenous peoples for thousands of years. These earrings are the channeled physical product of love, healing, and peace sent to the water and the water protectors at Standing Rock. 
I am in constant awe of their vigilance, courage, and peaceful stance to protect THEIR home and THEIR land. I am so proud of the people who came from all walks of life, color, and race to join them in standing against corruption and the poisoning of this beautiful planet we are so privileged to live upon. The protest at Standing Rock might be over but victories are resounding in court and I pray with the water protectors forever for the purity of our resources and the respect for the harmonious lives our indigenous brothers and sisters deserve to keep living...as we all deserve to live. .
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#resist #nodapl #istandwithstandingrock #standingrock #indigenouspeoplesday #waterprotectors #etsy #etsyseller #turquoise #turquoisejewelry #handmadejewelry #healingcrystals #earthmedicine #boho #bohostyle #southwest #southwesternstyle #earthsongcreative #healinggemstones


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Day 270. Small, but fierce. #Burn

New York, New York
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I got an email from a young man a few weeks ago asking if he might be allowed to use one of my photographs from Standing Rock as inspiration for a painting. After conversing with him it was apparent that he was a class act and I was happy to grant him permission. #delcurfman is an emerging artist who recently graduated from the Institute of American Indian Arts. He’s from the Crow tribe of Native Americans and is currently working on a series focused on human rights violations. Del is a great kid. I’ve very much enjoyed speaking with him. I wish him all the best and look forward to seeing more from this young man. Check out his work at: www.delcurfman.com #crowcolorstudio #painter


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Day 269. Brakes but no wheel. #undone

New York, New York
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Comment your fav actor/actress 👀


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W A H I N E . K O A
A Tribute to Aunty Ladonna Bravebull Allard “You are woman, you are rock.”
I remember the moment we stood together at your sacred waters. I remember the streaks of pink and orange that sang their sunset melodies across the sky. I remember the ancestors dancing in the distance and I was forever changed. I looked over at you after we offered our songs and waters from Mauna Kea and the Winnemem Spring. Tears filled your eyes and you said, “now I know everything is going to be okay.” I remember the fire that kept us warm under the starry sky as we offered up our songs to the four winds. I remember you telling us that Winter was near and that preparations were already underway. I remember seeing the old ways in you as I looked at the harvested corn resting upon the earth. I remember the moment you got up and danced with the fire as I sang Together We Rise and I saw the words, “Kū Kia‘i Mauna”, on your lips. I remember saying to myself, “now I know everything is going to be okay.” You are strength, courage, beauty, and grace. I learn so much from the powerful way you walk in this world. I’m so deeply grateful we were blessed to spend some time and space with you today. I almost couldn’t believe that we all showed up to New York around the same time. But how could I not believe that such a gift of love would come around when the incredible work my mother, you, my Aunty Chief, and my beloved elders do in this world seems to always bring blessings into my life. I am honored to have walked in ceremony of your lands, Aunty. Thank you for all you do. Thank you for being such a stunning example of hao a pa‘ihi for all of us. Thank you for the strong bond of solidarity you share with my Mother, Pua Case. I look at you two and see my warrior sisters and I years from my now. Love you, Aunty. I will stand with you, always.

I will always stand with Standing Rock.
I will always stand with Sacred Stone.
I will always stand for Sacred Water.

#istandwithstandingrock
#NoDAPL
#waterislife
#mniwiconi
#protectmaunakea
#LADON


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Thank you for all! ❤️


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One more from the #ashbash30 rehearsal with the #brewcrew @stein_oh_mite @fifers3000 @richmonahan @thelumineers

Silver Lake, Los Angeles
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