Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

October 8, 2019

Greta Thunberg Greeted by Chief Arvol Looking Horse on Standing Rock

  (Above) Photo by Sabrina Hornung Published at Censored News with permission. Thank you.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Greta and Paula Hornem today on Standing Rock. Photos courtesy Greta on Twitter.

Greta thanks Lakotas and Dakotas for leadership, resistance and hospitality

Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Updated Oct. 10, 2019

STANDING ROCK DAKOTA NATION -- Chief Arvol Looking Horse greeted Greta Thunberg at Standing Rock today. Greta received a name from Chief Arvol Looking Horse. Translated into English it means, “Woman Who Came From the Heavens."

Tokatawin Iron Eyes and Greta spoke to students on climate change today in Standing Rock, urging action to protect the resources of the Earth for future generations.  Chief Arvol Looking Horse bestowed a Lakota name on Greta, “maphiyata echiyatan hin win,” which means “woman who came from the heavens," the Bismarck Tribune reports.

Former Standing Rock Chairman Jesse Taken Alive suggested the name, telling Thunberg “You have awakened the world. We stand with you.”

Chief Arvol Looking Horse said, “Historically when other Nations came to our territory that made an impact in our lives -- they received a name in Our language -- we didn’t use their language. Even Custer got a name."

"Only our People had the Right to request a Sacred Name - it was then we used a feather or a nickname was given by family - Tios’paye. We never used names to condemn because language was sacred.”

Greta, the Swedish activist now known around the world, said on Twitter, ‪The last two days Tokata Iron Eyes and I visited Takini School, Standing Rock Community School and the beautiful Standing Rock Reservation."

"Thank you everyone for your leadership, your resistance and your incredible hospitality! Indigenous peoples are at the frontline, they are often the ones who are affected the most by the climate and ecological crisis, yet they are not the ones responsible for it. They are also the ones who are leading the fight against it. We are now so desperate for their voices and knowledge of how to live in balance with nature."

#NoDAPL #NoKXL #WaterIsLife#wetlands"
Read Censored News coverage of Tokatawin and Greta on Pine Ridge:

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

PINE RIDGE, Oglala Sioux Nation -- Oglala Sioux President Julian Bear Runner said if the man camps and oil pipelines come here and encroach on Oglala land, they will have to run over him because he is willing to die as his ancestors did.

President Bear Runner's words were the battle cry, the call to action, before Tokatawin Iron Eyes, Lakota, and Greta Thunberg spoke out for Mother Earth on Pine Ridge, in the heart of Native resistance.

Then, these two 16-year-olds woke up the world.

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10 comments: said...

Greta rocks, and her connection on a soul-level to the ways and struggles of indigenous peoples is deeply moving. I composed a poem in her honor:

Unknown said...

Awesome way to unite.

Angel said...

Thank You Greta & Standing Rock
We stand with you for the future of humanity.

Angel said...

Thank You Greta & Standing Rock
We stand with you for the future of humanity.

Heidi said...

I have to agree. Stay strong

Jill Walker said...

'They will be known as the warriors of the rainbow'
(Native American prophecy)

wolfgar said...

Climate Strike movement and Indigenous peoples leadership. The Great Alliance begins!

wolfgar said...

May this Great Alliance continue to grow. Blessings to our Water Protectors

Unknown said...

All the prophecies are coming true... I am so blessed to be a witness to the children of the Rainbow revolution...

Unknown said...

Blessings to our water protectors and blessings to Greta Thunberg.