by Jorge Rivas, Wednesday, March 7 2012, 6:43 PM EST for colorlines.com
On Monday I shared a story about Lakota Indians in South Dakota blocking two tarsands pipeline trucks from entering their land. One of the women who stood in front and blocked the giant big rigs was a 92-year-old grandmother.
On Tuesday morning I got an email from one of her family friends and I thought it could serve as inspiration for us all. Here’s the note that Colorlines.com reader Coya A. forwarded to us:
In the middle is my grandmother, Marie Randall, she is 92 years old! and my cousin Andrew Ironshell, they are part of the group of Lakota Oyate who prevented the TransCanada/XL Pipline trucks from crossing the border into the Pine Ridge Reservation, the home of the Oglala Lakota! I am so proud of my people and I will stand by them anytime and anyday!!