Jennifer John is Diné from Shiprock, NM. She currently resides in Albuquerque, NM with her daughter Ashima. She enjoys being a Middle School math teacher and helps her daughter excel with her performing arts classes. She loves to write poems as a way to express herself and for readers to invoke the experience she writes about. She submitted a poem to CSVANW’s blog titled, “Tó éí’iiná até-Water is Life.” She’s like many Indigenous peoples that has expressed her solidarity for the Standing Rock Lakota Tribe and those on the frontline. The cultural implications of the #NoDAPL movement is drawing people to respond creatively! Thank you Jennifer John for sharing your poem with us and our readers!