Mitakuye Oyasin – We are all related” is a common proverb and greeting in Lakota language. Zen Peacemakers International has an ongoing goal to develop relations with and support the indigenous Lakota community of Turtle Island. Since 2015, Bearing Witness retreats and plunges have occurred annually. These are always designed and lead by our Native American elders and leaders who host us. In addition, many self-led activities were initiated by our members following these programs. Below, read the reports, stories and reflection from these activities.