A white knuckle ride to Bismarck but we made it!

Many rescues were made at the Standing Rock camp last night and swarms of other activists have come to the Prairie Knights in their cars to avoid the sub-zero temperatures and winds.  The lodge is overwhelmed and many activists and veterans have volunteered to help the lodge staff.  The establishment has a large assembly hall…

Being a Guest of the Tribal Nations

Duke, my Veteran friend, and I got an early start to the Sacred Stone Camp today (Dec.3).  So glad he was with me as even by 8 am in the morning the low cloud cover and fog made driving visibility difficult in a very remote part of North Dakota.  My heart jumped when we finally…

Stuck in Fort Yates, ND

The snow and wind storm continues and the temperatures are around 10 degrees.  One of the routes I need to take to get back to Bismarck is closed.  I called Delta, cancelled my flight that was to go out of Bismarck at 3:30 pm today and am now scheduled on a flight back on Thursday,…

They keep on coming in to Bismarck…

Had an easy trip to Bismarck today – not as cold as I expected.  My sub-zero Pillsbury Dough Boy down jacket was really too much to wear.  Not complaining, I am glad to have it as temperatures are supposed to dive while I am here.  Bismarck got a couple of feet of snow about four…

Packed up and ready to go to Standing Rock

I participated in a wonderful UU webinar on Wednesday which debriefed us all regarding Standing Rock.  Rev. Karen Van Fossen, the minister of the Bismarck UU and Ronya Homlit, an indigenous person who is a member of the church, briefed us regarding life at the Oceti Sakowin & Sacred Stone Camp, safety issues and cultural background…