Reblog: Vets beg forgiveness for war crimes against tribal nations

From Daily Kos:

Jon Eagle Sr., Tribal Historic Preservation Officer at Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has reported something wholly unexpected happened at the Standing Rock Reservation today. The veterans gathered to join the Dakota Pipeline protest stunned the gathered tribal members when they took a knee and asked for forgiveness:

“I witnessed something powerful and profound today. Wes Clark Jr and the assembled veterans took a knee and collectively asked for forgiveness for the genocide and war crimes committed by the United States Military against tribal nations in this country.”

Read more of Jen Hayden’s post here: Veterans at Standing Rock shock tribe members, beg forgiveness for war crimes against tribal nations

I hope this awesome moment will help bring healing to this country over long-standing resentments.


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