At the not-so-tender age of eight, Aslan arrived in North Dakota to help stop a pipeline. A few months later he returned—and saw the whole world watching. Read about his inspiring experiences in the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock. Learn about what exactly happened there and why. Be inspired by Aslan’s story of the daily life of Standing Rock’s young water protectors. Mni Wiconi … Water is Life.
Author Aslan Tudor, a citizen of the Lipan Apache in Texas, published this book at the age of ten. Aslan has long hair, which is traditional for boys, and he is a grass dancer, drummer, and actor.
Co-author Kelly Tudor is the mother of Aslan and also a citizen of the Lipan Apache Nation. Kelly writes and teaches elementary curriculum about Native Americans, after recognizing that many public schools give incomplete and incorrect information about Native peoples.
Publisher Jason Eaglespeaker is an award-winning author, illustrator, and publisher. Jason, who is both Blackfoot and Duwamish, lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, and focuses on the true stories of Indigenous people and their modern strengths and struggles.