Protector of the Water and the Sioux
Cheryl Angel is an activist and indigenous Sioux Dakota leader known for her work in water preservation. She was one of the initiators of the ¨Standing Rock¨ movement to protect a sacred place that protects the mystical and transcendental essence for her culture and it is being threatened by the construction of oil pipelines that would be built under Lake Oahe and the Missouri River.
As an activist of peace, she has fought to preserve the traditions of her community. Because of her deep knowledge gained from her ancestors to help people behave harmoniously with each other and in their relationship with Mother Nature, she is recognized for her spiritual leadership.