We the Resilient

Standing with indigenous communities

About The Art Work

In this artwork, Ernesto Yerena honors Helen Red Feather of the Lakota tribe during her bravery and resilience at the Standing Rock reservation in 2016. She was originally photographed by Ayşe Gürsöz while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline. The DAPL violates treaty rights, compromises access to clean water and threatens the sacred burial grounds of the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes. As indigenous communities continue to stand up for their land and resources, it is our duty to stand with them.

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“This powerful depiction of perseverance and strength left me speechless when I first laid eyes on it. When Helen Red Feather of the Lakota tribe bravely protested the DAPL, she taught us to always stand up for what you believe in, what is right, your culture, your heritage. I am so glad this iconic moment is forever memorialized in this powerful portrayal of grit and determination.”

- Scott Plank

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The Artist

Ernesto Yerena

The Details

Screenprint
24in x 36 in

2017