Tag: Standing Rock

One Native American Man’s Journey From Shame to Healing

In an Upper West Side apartment, surrounded by books, Native American art and old family photos, Zuben Ornelas, 65, describes the role of shame in his life. “What happened to me, part of my story, is that I grew up being ashamed of being native,” said Ornelas. Since the summer, […]

Finding Indigenous Solidarity in Washington Square Park

As the late summer sun hovered above Washington Square Park, children splashed in the square’s iconic fountain, seeking refuge from the heat in the fountain’s crisp water. Meanwhile, more than 1,500 miles away in North Dakota, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its allies were protesting construction of a new […]