VIDEO: Candi Brings Plenty land acknowledgment at U.S. Supreme Court
Posted: Tuesday, June 25, 2024
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Candi Brings Plenty delivers a land acknowledgment in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2024.

Brings Plenty (they/she) is a Two Spirit Water Protector and Land Defender from the Oglala Sioux Tribe. As she used the Lakota language at the opening of the Women’s Strike in the nation’s capital, non-Native counter protesters repeatedly — and loudly — tried to disrupt the remarks, with some going so far as to stand directly in front of the podium where she was speaking.

But Brings Plenty, who was a key figure in the #NoDAPL movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline, stood their ground. They were able to acknowledge the ancestral lands of the Nacotchtank and the Piscataway peoples who have lived in Washington, D.C., and the surrounding areas since time immemorial.