Here's the most important thing you'll read about all day - and it involves pie, so it's triply important.
Paper magazine reports on Thanksgiving at Standing Rock. As most of the country celebrated with their food comas in front of a football, the people, deemed water protectors, protesting at the North Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock were served a Wopila Feast.
Dubbed the "Water Protectors Community Appreciation Dinner," it was organized by activist Judy Wicks, who said she traveled to Standing Rock, "to give back to Native Americans for first cultivating many foods that nourish me and for helping the early settlers survive, including my own ancestors who were aided by the Wampanoag in Massachusetts and the Lenape in Pennsylvania."
She continued: "I'm going to Standing Rock because I want to tell the story of the Protectors' courage and love of the land to inspire other communities to defend our watersheds-to stop fracking, drilling, pipelines, refineries and all fossil fuel infrastructure that is leading toward the end of life on Earth as we know it. Standing Rock is a call to all of us to protect what we love."
Considering the history of Thanksgiving - explained beautifully by Native American teen girls in this powerful video - it seems like an incredibly important time for us all to support the water protectors.
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