If You Are A Rock, Then Stand Up Like A Mountain* -

L-R: Chloe Smith and friend Lata Seth looking out over Oceti Sakowin camp. Photo: Leah Smith.

By Chloe Smith, Rising Appalachia (Atlanta, Georgia & North Carolina) | January 26, 2017

*The title is borrowed from this song by Trevor Hall, which was written to raise money for the Water Protectors atRead more


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