Joel Maurer, 40, from Willits, Calif., bought the materials from Lowe’s to build and donate this “tiny winter bunk house” complete with two bunks, a loft and wood stove, to house water protectors for the winter months.
Uqualla from the Habasuppai tribe in the Grand Canyon in Arizona, speaks to those gathered across the river from Turtle Island prior to the silent prayer on Saturday, November 26, 2016, as part of a global meditation with people participating in more than 400 locations.
November 26, 2016 – Tara Tippett, 39, offers tobacco to the Cannonball River for “for their healing and ours because they’re intertwined.”
While many Americans prepared their Thanksgiving dinner, on Thursday, November 24, 2016, water protectors from all over the country and world marched to Cannonball River, where they held prayer, built a bridge, and crossed the river to Turtle Island.
Water protectors sang at the base of sacred burial site Turtle Island, while armed police stood atop it. Prayer was held in peace.
Greg Sealion Cotten, 42, prays on the edge of Cannonball River on November 24, 2016.
Phanie, 26, stands in prayer with sage facing Turtle Island from across Cannonball River on November 24, 2016.
Water protector brings wood for bridge to Turtle Island on November 24, 2016.
Water protectors build bridge to cross Cannonball River to Turtle Island on November 24, 2016.
Water protector holds sign saying “Water is Life,” facing Turtle Island, on November 24, 2016.
Happy Veterans day!! It has been one epic week for the Department of Defense here in Jacksonville, Fla. The Sea and Sky Spectacular took flight last Thursday for the weekend. Midshipmen came to town Saturday from the Naval Academy to beat Notre Dame’s Fightin’ Irish, and beat them they did, 28-27, at the new and improved stadium downtown.
The following photographs are from Sunday’s show over Jacksonville Beach, beginning with the Patriots jump team of Navy SEALS, two holding the flag between them during the national anthem, and ending with the incredibly exact Blue Angels.
The second Tuesday of the month arrived November 8, and Donald Trump won the electoral votes for Florida, and the country, making him the President-elect. He gave a serious heart-felt speech following Hillary Clinton’s call to congratulate him(though she refused to give a concession speech that night despite her many supporters awaiting her all evening) Trump promised to do right for veterans, and his 100-day plan includes increasing support for our military, which, as there are three Naval bases in Jacksonville, Fla., folks around here are glad to hear.