Forgiveness Ceremony Unites Veterans And Natives At Standing Rock Casino

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Jenna Amatulli
Trends Editor, The Huffington Post

“We came. We fought you. We took your land. We signed treaties that we broke.”

On Monday, Native Americans conducted a forgiveness ceremony with U.S. veterans at the Standing Rock casino, giving the veterans an opportunity to atone for military actions conducted against Natives throughout history.

In celebration of Standing Rock protesters’ victory Sunday in halting construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, Leonard Crow Dog formally forgave Wes Clark Jr., the son of retired U.S. Army general and former supreme commander at NATO, Wesley Clark Sr.

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