This could be a story about land rights. It could be a story about the environment. It could be a story about pepper spray, attack dogs, rubber bullets and water cannons.
It’s all of those things, but in the eyes of some Seattleites who traveled to North Dakota and stood with Standing Rock, this is a story about love and duty.
“It’s extremely important to me. It’s not just important, it’s who we are as human beings,” said Redmond resident Paul Cheoketen Wagner, a storyteller and member of the Saanich Nation.