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Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged NDN

Aug 31 '14
Native Filmmakers Shoot Dystopian Drama on Pine Ridge Reservation

It’s 2085 on Pine Ridge. The reservation has been quarantined and borders guarded by the military for 30 years. Sparked by the ramifications of the Keystone XL pipeline, the war between the government and the insurgency lasted for eight years and resulted in the dystopian setting that provides the background for "The People," the inaugural project from Indigene Studios.

Based out of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Indigene Studios was co-founded in April 2014 by Willi White, Oglala Lakota, and Angel White Eyes, Oglala Lakota and Ojibwa.
“This is our way of giving back to our communities but also expressing ourselves,” White said. “Non-Natives always come here and sell the same narrative to the mainstream media. We want to change that narrative and give a voice to the stories that are already here.”
Click-through to their IndieGoGo campaign!via Indian Country Today Media Network

Native Filmmakers Shoot Dystopian Drama on Pine Ridge Reservation

It’s 2085 on Pine Ridge. The reservation has been quarantined and borders guarded by the military for 30 years. Sparked by the ramifications of the Keystone XL pipeline, the war between the government and the insurgency lasted for eight years and resulted in the dystopian setting that provides the background for "The People," the inaugural project from Indigene Studios.

Based out of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Indigene Studios was co-founded in April 2014 by Willi White, Oglala Lakota, and Angel White Eyes, Oglala Lakota and Ojibwa.

“This is our way of giving back to our communities but also expressing ourselves,” White said. “Non-Natives always come here and sell the same narrative to the mainstream media. We want to change that narrative and give a voice to the stories that are already here.”

Click-through to their IndieGoGo campaign!
via Indian Country Today Media Network

Jul 17 '14
Jun 1 '14

i-come-by-it-honestly:

Mallory Orberg on fire on twitter today (as usual).

Apr 17 '14

unsaidwarning:

OMG

(Source: baapi-makwa)

Mar 20 '14
Mar 17 '14

ulenahidvayoli:

so i wrote that research paper last semester on Split Feather Syndrome and the instillation of First Nations foster care systems, and at the time a few Tumblr people said that they were interested in reading it

does anyone still want to?  i mean, it’s 15 pages long so i would totally understand why you wouldn’t want to

maybe i can cull it down a little bit and post an abridged version on Tumblr?

yessss cannot wait

tobiashubinette would also be keenly interested in it. X

Feb 25 '14
lakotapeopleslawproject:

"The tragedy… of teenage suicide on reservations, it seems to be twice as high among Indian kids raised in non-Indian homes. This is just the tip of the iceberg for the mental health issues that are happening to our kids when they go into foster care.” - Judge William Thorne Watch more: http://lakota.cc/1h85BNDRead more: www.LakotaLaw.org/about-usSIGN THE PETITION!: www.LakotaLaw.org/Action

lakotapeopleslawproject:

"The tragedy… of teenage suicide on reservations, it seems to be twice as high among Indian kids raised in non-Indian homes. This is just the tip of the iceberg for the mental health issues that are happening to our kids when they go into foster care.” - Judge William Thorne 

Watch more: http://lakota.cc/1h85BND
Read more: www.LakotaLaw.org/about-us
SIGN THE PETITION!: www.LakotaLaw.org/Action

Feb 25 '14
lakotapeopleslawproject:

"For me, ‘no’ would never be an answer; we would never reach the end of our efforts to help. And if I’m gonna demand that for my grandson, how can I sleep at night if I don’t demand that for your grandson? Or your niece, or your daughter?”-Judge Thorne, advocating for #Native children.Watch more of Judge Thorne: http://lakota.cc/1h85BNDRead more: www.LakotaLaw.org/about-usSIGN THE PETITION!: www.LakotaLaw.org/Action

lakotapeopleslawproject:

"For me, ‘no’ would never be an answer; we would never reach the end of our efforts to help. And if I’m gonna demand that for my grandson, how can I sleep at night if I don’t demand that for your grandson? Or your niece, or your daughter?”
-Judge Thorne, advocating for #Native children.

Watch more of Judge Thorne: http://lakota.cc/1h85BND
Read more: www.LakotaLaw.org/about-us

SIGN THE PETITION!: www.LakotaLaw.org/Action

Feb 6 '14
lakotapeopleslawproject:

"They were giving me drugs, Prozac and two other ones I didn’t know, which scared me because I didn’t even know what I was taking, and they just basically said, ‘Take this.’ If I didn’t take it they would physically restrain me and throw me in my room and not let me out until I wanted to take it”.-Former #Lakota foster child, remembering what S.D. DSS did to him at age 12. Watch his story:www.LakotaLaw.org/Action

lakotapeopleslawproject:

"They were giving me drugs, Prozac and two other ones I didn’t know, which scared me because I didn’t even know what I was taking, and they just basically said, ‘Take this.’ 

If I didn’t take it they would physically restrain me and throw me in my room and not let me out until I wanted to take it”.

-Former #Lakota foster child, remembering what S.D. DSS did to him at age 12. Watch his story:www.LakotaLaw.org/Action

Feb 3 '14
ruthhopkins:

Boarding schools used Native appropriation to embarrass, degrade & exercise control over Native children. Native appropriation is an extension of the federal government’s assimilation and termination policies to ‘kill the Indian and save the man.’

^White people’s notion of charity.

ruthhopkins:

Boarding schools used Native appropriation to embarrass, degrade & exercise control over Native children. Native appropriation is an extension of the federal government’s assimilation and termination policies to ‘kill the Indian and save the man.’

^White people’s notion of charity.