American identity starts with  Native resistance. In this artwork, Ernesto Yerena honors Helen Red Feather of the Lakota tribe during her bravery and resilience at the Standing Rock reservation in 2016. She was originally photographed by Ayşe Gürsöz while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The DAPL violates treaty rights, compromises access to clean water and threatens the sacred burial grounds of the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes. As indigenous communities continue to stand up for their land and resources, it is our duty to stand with them.

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