It is Sen. Sanders' recognition of the deplorable conditions on tribal reservations that has led him to become the first presidential candidate to actively involve Native Americans in his campaign.
A measure selling the lands to a foreign mining company was slipped into a defense bill at the last minute.
But who has the power to define what is sacred?
A Navajo teen now has what might be the most kick-ass profile picture on Facebook.
Members of the San Carlos Apache Nation fight to save holy land they've used for generations.
The truth is that until we acknowledge the truth of our past, our complicity in mentalities of conquest and commodification of sacred lands - forgiveness and pardon will not be ours.