An interview with Daniel Garber: Air Force Security Officer, bouncer at an infamous punk club, accountant, Rainbow Warrior, alchemist, artist, and Standing Rock Water Protector.
In August 2017, activists from around the world – indigenous elders and youth from North America, (including initiators from Standing Rock), Colombia, Israel, Palestine, Brazil, Kenya, the Philippines, Europe and 35 countries in total – gathered in Tamera Peace Research and Education Center in Portugal to collaborate and envision a global alliance to defend the sacred.
Standing Rock still stands strong. A lack of transparent media representation has made it challenging for a lot of us to stay properly informed and engaged with the continued struggle for indigenous sovereignty and the right to clean drinking water. Still, it is so much deeper then that.
What the current pipeline dispute in North Dakota is really all about is how we, as the human family, wish to live in the twenty-first century. Two very different philosophies and lifeways are at issue, one deeply connected to spirit and the sacred beauty of Mother Earth, the other utterly disconnected, regarding the material realm as nothing more than an economic resource.