Between April of 2016 and February of 2017, one of the largest social justice movement in American history took place on the banks of the Missouri River in Cannonball, North Dakota. With an oil pipeline threatening the water of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and 17 million people downstream, a call was put out around the world. “MNI WICONI” or “Water Is Life” was shouted from every corner on Earth. Millions of people stood in solidarity with the Sioux Nation as they led a battle of people over profit resistance to defend the sacred and protect the earth.
Over the course of 10 months, tens of thousands of people traveled to North Dakota to support the NODAPL movement. As the mainstream media tried to ignore the movement at first, it began to take off on social media, igniting awareness across the globe of not only the dangers of oil pipelines and climate change, but also the ongoing struggles of Native American communities often ignored in the discussions of this nation. It had awoken the world.
Within the pages of NO SPIRITUAL SURRENDER, Ryan Vizzions will take you inside the movement from a whole new perspective. Through 5 visual chapters, Vizzions highlights not only resistance to the pipeline and conflict with law enforcement, but also the spirit and prayer of the resistance camps. Photographs within this book have been named “Photos of the Year” by PEOPLE MAGAZINE, THE GUARDIAN, ABC NEWS, ARTSY.net, Mic.com and many more. Images have also graced the covers of “the Militarization of Indian Country” by Winona LaDuke, “An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States” by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz as well as featured in the Nobel Peace Prize Forums and Amnesty international.
11 x 8.5 Hardcover bound
5 Visual chapters
116 full color photographs
20 pages of context and information written by 6 women of the Oceti Sakowin, who were the first organizers of the movement.
Joye Braun - Waniya Locke - Bobby Jean Three Legs
Paula Antoine - Jennifer Weston - Morgan Brings Plenty
*All pre orders receive an exclusive (unsigned print).
Books ship mid-May.
NO SPIRITUAL SURRENDER: A Dedication To The Standing Rock Movement