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‘Miracles Are Happening:’ Photos of the Tireless Women of Standing Rock | Vice Broadly

Caretakers and creators of beauty. Peace, conviction, strength and resolve. A week before denial of the North Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) occurred.

Photographer Celine Guiout and writer Zing Tsjeng capture the images and stories of Native American women who took action as Water Protectors during the months-long protest against DAPL at Standing Rock Sioux Reservation during 2016. Exquisite, moving, affirmative – “must-see” photojournalism.

‘Miracles Are Happening:’ Photos of the Tireless Women of Standing Rock (Link)

Photographer Celine Guiout photographed and interviewed the women of Standing Rock a week before the Water Protectors were told that their months-long test of endurance and activism had paid off. “Women are definitely a driving force in this massive gathering,” she tells Broadly. “All the women I had the chance to meet throughout my stay were incredibly optimistic about the outcome and peaceful resolution of the current situation. These women were completely unmovable in their faith…” ~ Zing Tsjeng



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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. Rosaliene Bacchus

    They are our Warriors of the Light <3

  2. smilecalm

    may they continue
    embracing each other,
    feeling embraced
    as they embrace
    the earth and all life 🙂

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Yes, a deep joy in their work.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for sharing, Mr. Militant!

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