Unarmed, peaceful protestors threw their bodies at bulldozers and fought vicious dogs with their bare hands and flimsy sticks when mercenaries hired by the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) attacked them near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Fort Yates North Dakota.
See-Ya-Ma (phonetic pronunciation) was in the forefront of the fight to protect ancient burial sites and a way of life when he used his body to shield a young mother and her son from the trained attack dogs. He recounts the vicious attack in detail in this episode of The Truth Is Viral.
This show is dedicated to the memory of Mi. Rep. Peter Pettalia who, like See-Ya-Ma, was a conservationist, outdoorsman, and ferocious advocate for his family, friends, and constituents of Northeastern Michigan whom he represented in the Michigan House.