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Nadia Prupis – Native Leaders Formally Forgive Veterans in Emotional Ceremony

Native American tribal leaders conducted a forgiveness ceremony with U.S. veterans on Monday night, in an emotional event that also honored the Standing Rock Sioux’s victoryagainst the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) over the weekend.

Chief Leonard Crow Dog, a well-known spiritual leader and member of the Sicangu Lakota tribe, formally forgave Wesley Clark, Jr. after the son of former NATO commander Wesley Clark, Sr. led a group of veterans in a speech pledging the veterans’ service to the tribes and acknowledging the U.S. military’s longstanding history of violating Indigenous rights.

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