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This is Phyllis Young, leader of the Dakota pipeline protest. We were together for 2.5 days non-stop as speakers at Kansas State U. I could give her speech and she could give mine. We agree on some issues and see many other issues differently…but we left UNDERSTANDING each other, seeing our common ground and humanity. A business man from Maine and an famous Indian activist from the Standing Rock Sioux are now close friends! Connectivity and engagement are, in and of themselves, powerful acts! Had to pinch myself a few times to make sure it all was actually happening and I was in the middle of it! I had to work hard at this one intellectually. So fun and energizing! Felt blessed!