By Trey Saddler, Indian Country Today Media Network
As Greg Grey Cloud sat in the courtroom waiting for his case to be brought before the judge, he said that he was very nervous. Four other protestors who were inspired by Grey Cloud’s bold actions and sang after him in the Capitol building already had their cases heard. After every other protester was dismissed before him, Grey Cloud kept telling himself that he was next, but incidentally the most well-known of the group who sparked a social media frenzy that day ended up having his case heard last.
Grey Cloud, an enrolled member of the Crow Creek Sioux tribe and a Native American activist who sang an honor song for the 41 Senators who voted against the Keystone XL Pipeline, had his final court hearing January 12 regarding his case where he was charged with disruption of Congress and disorderly conduct for his actions. After the four other protestors had been dismissed, the judge finally called Grey Cloud to the front of the room. Continue reading Greg Grey Cloud’s Honor Song Case Thrown Out of Court