New Painting: Peter Francis of the Sioux People

peter-francis-of-the-sioux-people-9-16I wanted to celebrate with all the courageous and determined indigenous folks who   are organizing the Red Warrior Camp- that they’d won a temporary injunction to the pipeline is significant, although the fight is far from over. One of msy heroes Winona La Duke has pointed to the struggle in Dakota as representing “the future of a people, all of us.” Many indigenous people from across the US have come too. The 3.8 billion dollar boondoggle and environmental catastrophe is proposed to cross 4 states, and has united Native Americans, landowners, and environmentalists in opposition to it’s construction. As Peter Francis of the Sioux people says, “This is about water. Water is the life of our people. Without it, we can not exist.”