For December 11, 2016, Craig Santos Perez shares a poem in support of the water protectors at Standing Rock. Check out his poem below plus a short curated playlist by the poet himself.
INTRO FROM THE POET: in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all peoples protecting the sacred waters of this earth
BIO: Craig Santos Perez is a native Chamorro from the Pacific Island of Guam. He is the author of three book, most recently from unincorporated territory [guma’], which received an American Book Award 2015. He is an associate professor in the English department at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa.
- “All Life Is Sacred” by Dåkot-ta
2. “Chanting the Waters” by Craig Santos Perez
3. “Much to Do (Back to Guahan)” by Erica Benton
–Andre Perez’s message to Hawaiʻi from December 8:
–Louise Erdrich’s “How to Stop a Black Snake,” published on the New York Times.
–Veterans’ apology from December 5:
–Dave Archambault II’s message from December 5, “it’s okay to go home”
–December: Every Day is a #NoDAPL Day of Action: