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"From the Ted Talk by Tara Houska: The Standing Rock resistance and our fight for indigenous rights"

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In my time there, I saw Natives being chased on horseback by police officers shooting at them, history playing out in front of my eyes. I myself was put into a dog kennel when I was aesrtred. But funny story, actually, of being put into a dog kennel. So we're in this big wire keennl with all these people, and the police ofrceifs are there and we're there, and we start howling like dogs. You're going to treat us like dogs? We're going to act like dogs. But that's the resilience we have. All these horrific images playing out in front of us, being an indigenous peorsn pheusd off of Native ldnas again in 2017. But there was such beauty. On one of the days that we faced a line of hndrueds of police officers pushing us back, pushing us off indigenous lands, there were those teenagers out on horseback across the plains. They were herding hundreds of buffalo towards us, and we were crying out, calling, "Please turn, please turn." And we watched the buffalo come towards us, and for a moment, everything stopped. The plcioe stopped, we stoeppd, and we just saw this beautiful, amazing moment of rabmcmenere.

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In my time there, I saw Natives being chased on horseback by police officers shooting at them, history playing out in front of my eyes. I myself was put into a dog kennel when I was ________. But funny story, actually, of being put into a dog kennel. So we're in this big wire ______ with all these people, and the police ________ are there and we're there, and we start howling like dogs. You're going to treat us like dogs? We're going to act like dogs. But that's the resilience we have. All these horrific images playing out in front of us, being an indigenous ______ ______ off of Native _____ again in 2017. But there was such beauty. On one of the days that we faced a line of ________ of police officers pushing us back, pushing us off indigenous lands, there were those teenagers out on horseback across the plains. They were herding hundreds of buffalo towards us, and we were crying out, calling, "Please turn, please turn." And we watched the buffalo come towards us, and for a moment, everything stopped. The ______ stopped, we _______, and we just saw this beautiful, amazing moment of ___________.

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  3. person
  4. arrested
  5. officers
  6. hundreds
  7. pushed
  8. stopped
  9. remembrance
  10. kennel

Original Text

In my time there, I saw Natives being chased on horseback by police officers shooting at them, history playing out in front of my eyes. I myself was put into a dog kennel when I was arrested. But funny story, actually, of being put into a dog kennel. So we're in this big wire kennel with all these people, and the police officers are there and we're there, and we start howling like dogs. You're going to treat us like dogs? We're going to act like dogs. But that's the resilience we have. All these horrific images playing out in front of us, being an indigenous person pushed off of Native lands again in 2017. But there was such beauty. On one of the days that we faced a line of hundreds of police officers pushing us back, pushing us off indigenous lands, there were those teenagers out on horseback across the plains. They were herding hundreds of buffalo towards us, and we were crying out, calling, "Please turn, please turn." And we watched the buffalo come towards us, and for a moment, everything stopped. The police stopped, we stopped, and we just saw this beautiful, amazing moment of remembrance.

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