A recent viral video shows a Native American elder calmly drumming during the Indigenous Peoples March while a hoard of teens harassed him and disrupted the march. The elder, Nathan Phillips of the Omaha Nation, founded the Native Youth Alliance. This article documents his involvement in mobilizing against the Dakota Access Pipeline, showing the great resilience of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all those involved, from water protectors to other tribes.
"I could hear my dad singing the American Indian Movement song for me and I felt how proud and supportive he was of me. It made me feel strong." - Alethea Phillips, Nathan Phillips' daughter.
At the northern edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, several dozen cars, trucks, and vans pulled over alongside Highway 1806 by the Cannonball River. S...
Nathan Phillips of the Omaha Nation, shown in a viral video being harassed by a group of MAGA hat teens, has always been at the forefront of Native rights. Here's him joining Standing Rock during #NoDAPL, a brilliant display of solidarity & resilience.