The Dutch leading financial daily paper Financieel Dagblad published a feature article about the battle at Standing Rock, which has been won by the sustainability movement. Chief Arvol Looking Horse, spiritual leader of the Sioux, is the hero of the classic "David and Goliath" story. Looking Horse is pictured as a central symbol of green resistance against the fossil fuel economy.
Not many people know that Arvol Looking Horse is a good friend of the organic movement in the Netherlands. In 2015 the spiritual leader of the Sioux ("19th generation keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle") was a keynote speaker at the Save Our Soils congress in Amsterdam. Chief Arvol Looking Horse and his wife Paula were noteworthy guests at the congress, which was organised by Nature & More, the Dutch-based international distributor of organic fruit and vegetables.
The words that Looking Horse spoke were no less characteristic than his appearance. He referred to climate change, saying: "Mother Earth is sick, she has a flu." He pleaded for the "Natural Law" to be placed in the middle of our economy and policies. He also made a strong statement about soils as our common heritage: "We don't own the land, the land owns us."
Some inspirational quotes by Chief Arvol Looking Horse: