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Mni Wiconi/Water is Life

Honoring the Water Protectors at Standing Rock and Everywhere in the Ongoing Struggle for Indigenous Sovereignty

2019 INDIES Winner
Gold, Regional (Adult Nonfiction)

John Willis’s "Mni Wiconi/Water Is Life" documents what happened at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in 2016 when tens of thousands of people, known as Water Protectors, came to Standing Rock from around the world to peacefully protest the route of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The story is told through Willis’s penetrating photographs, along with art, poems, and commentaries by more than fifty other Water Protectors, and essays by Terry Tempest Williams and Shaunna Oteka-McCovey.