Interview with Bryan Parras of TEJAS / Librotraficante and Dr. Tane Ward of Equilibrio Norte about Standing Rock, Texas, and the connection to the current wave of Xicanx/Mexicanx peoples identifying as indigenous.
On Sunday, November 27, 2016 a first-ever online international floricanto was held in solidarity with the water protectors at Standing Rock. Poets and artists from the broader MeXicanx community participated in live and virtual events, which helped raise awareness about Standing Rock and the importance of indigenous Xicanx identity and culture. Events were held in San Antonio and Corpus Christi, Texas and recorded live online with artists from Los Angeles, McAllen, and Guadalajara, Mexico.
PLEASE SHARE FAR AND WIDE! The following videos are from the front lines at Standing Rock, North Dakota where people in prayer were surrounded and attacked by police on Saturday, October 22, 2016. There were reports of fire hoses spraying pepper spray on people. The following feeds were able to go public as the communication signals became scrambled.