I also am incredibly grateful for the travel assist from my friend John Trimbach, whose father Joseph Trimbach was the FBI agent who was unexpectedly thrust into the role of responding to the militant action during the first days of the Occupation of Wounded Knee in 1973.
Without the assist from each of them, and the many supporters I and the project are fortunate enough to have attracted, this trip to this important conference would not have been possible.
Although I can honestly say that I am nervous, even a little frightened, to re-meet the men who were my captors during that first week of the occupation, I am excited to be able to offer them an opportunity to tell the complete and whole truth about that time and their actions. I know it may be a challenge to offer them love in the face of so much remembered pain and distrust, however it is the path I choose in responding to this opportunity.
I hope to be posting from the conference on our Facebook Uncover page, and I know that I may be more involved in the work of listening, and sharing, to begin to reach a space where reconciliation can occur for all of us.