Book, Young Water Protectors: A Story about Standing Rock|
Author: Aslan Tudor with help from Kelly Tudor
Young Water Protectors: A Story About Standing Rock
Aslan Tudor is 10 years old and Lipan Apache. He spent some time at the
Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock when he was 8 and 9 years old. Noticing the lack of resources for
children about what happened there, he decided to write a book. Young Water Protectors:
A Story About Standing Rock is about his experiences there as a child activist. In his
book he explains what happened at Standing Rock, why and what it was like. He also highlights
the significance of the historical event. All of this is explained in a way children can understand
and is accompanied by photographs taken by his mother. His family is originally from south Texas
and plans to move home soon, but he currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana. He loves books and
plans to write more.
Note from Dr. Walking Woman,|
Director of Education for the Lipan Apache Tribe:
Aslan is a member of our tribe and we are proud of this young writer and his activism.
In his book, Young Water Protectors: A Story About Standing Rock, Aslan talks about his
experience in 2016 at Standing Rock during the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s #NODALP
protest against building the Dakota Access Pipeline under the tribe’s primary source of
drinking water, the Missouri River and Lake Oahe, and through sacred burial grounds.
Aslan has packed much information into this children’s book. With great pride,
we highly recommend Young Water Protectors: A Story About Standing Rock.