Grandma Regina was arrested yesterday doing the forced evacuation at Standing Rock. (She has since been released.) At one point another elder was asking the military (there were so many branches I don't know which one it was) for a little more time to get the grandmas out safely and the cop said "You should have thought of that when you brought her here." What Brave did at Wounded Knee, 1973, from the book “Like a Hurricane: The Indian Movement from Alcatraz to Wounded Knee.” “Regina Brave, an activist from Pine Ridge, carried out her mission perfectly. She led an all woman team. She and her comrades entered a targeted bar, The Pioneer with clubs—and then three minutes later left the place in pieces and the customers in shock. The only man with them waited out back with the car.
They didn’t bother with disguises because, as brave out it, “They all think we look alike anyway.” Sirens filled the night and her car picked up Indians running in every direction. Most of them had blown their assignments. “They panicked and ran,” said Regina, noted without a trace of attitude. “They shouldn’t have.” Three minutes in, three minutes out. She reflected on the experience. “I thought ‘God, it felt good,’ you know? Dang, I wouldn’t have minded busting a few heads too, but that isn’t why I was there.” And why was she there? “To say hey, we can do this, and we can do it again. I think they learned a heck of a lot from that.” Here's to you, warrior.
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