"Before the Storm"- Standing Rock Protest November 2016 Ally Mae Photographer.
"I am a fly on the wall, watching history evolve in front of me as water protectors begin to gather around the base of Turtle Island, praying for the end to the DAPL pipeline as it continues to burrow itself through their sacred land and water. Police holding hoses and riot gear stand at the top of the hill, frowning down at the swarm of gathering protesters. It’s Thanksgiving, and no one wants to be here, but everyone, for their own reasons, needs to be here. Sensing the charged energy igniting in the air, an elder, dressed fully in his sacred clothing and headdress, prays for peace for his people and his land.
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