- By Levi Rickert
CANNON BALL, NORTH DAKOTA - Regina Brave, affectionately known to many as "Grandma Regina," was among those arrested on Thursday as the militarized police swept the Oceti Sakowin encampment of occupants. Since the 2pm evacuation deadline on Wednesday, there have been 47 arrests made according to the Morton County Sheriff Department.
At press time, it was not known what Brave was charged or details of her incarceration.
The eighty-something Brave is a fierce Lakota warrior who in 1973 was at Wounded Knee when the American Indian Movement occupied the hamlet on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
Some on social media have labeled her a hero and compared her to Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat on a bus in the Jim Crow racist south in the mid-1950s.
In recent years, Brave, who now resides in Oglala on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, has been be vocal opponent of big oil. Brave spoke out against the Keystone XL pipeline in this 2011 video:
More Stories Like ThisGeorgia Republican Gubernatorial Primary Candidate Kandiss Taylor Makes Stupid, Crass Comment about Native Americans, the First Amendment, Georgia, and Jesus
Navajo Citizen Judge Sunshine Sykes Confirmed to Serve as U.S. District Court Judge
Indigenous Women Make Up Nearly Half of Canada’s Incarcerated Population; New Legislation Seeks to Change That
Ho-Chunk Nation’s Economic Arm Set to Move Forward with Casino Project
Leaders Respond to Federal Indian Boarding School Investigative Report, Call it 'Monumental'