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Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged first nations

Aug 27 '14
lakotapeopleslawproject:

Please Keep Sharing and become a Member at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka to help create a foster care system run by Lakota, for Lakota and end the corrupt practices of the state of South Dakota.The children of the nine Lakota tribes of South Dakota, over the past ten-year period, have been ten times more likely to be taken by the state than White children. Every year since 2001, an average of 742 Lakota children have been seized and forcibly removed from, not only their Lakota parents, but, indeed, from their entire Lakota tribe and culture by the State of South Dakota and “placed” in all-White foster care settings. Approximately 10,000 such Lakota children have, therefore, been essentially kidnapped from their Indian culture since the beginning of this century. Although Lakota children make up less than 13 percent of the child population of the State of South Dakota, they make up over 60 percent of all of the children presently in state foster care institutions and non-native homes in the State of South Dakota. Lakota foster care children are indeed “money-makers” for the State of South Dakota, which classifies ALL Lakota children as “Special Needs Children”, thereby authorizing the State of South Dakota to collect up to $79,000 per child, amounting to some $65 million in federal monies per year for the state.
This must stop! Please show your support by becoming a member.

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Please Keep Sharing and become a Member at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka to help create a foster care system run by Lakota, for Lakota and end the corrupt practices of the state of South Dakota.

The children of the nine Lakota tribes of South Dakota, over the past ten-year period, have been ten times more likely to be taken by the state than White children. Every year since 2001, an average of 742 Lakota children have been seized and forcibly removed from, not only their Lakota parents, but, indeed, from their entire Lakota tribe and culture by the State of South Dakota and “placed” in all-White foster care settings. Approximately 10,000 such Lakota children have, therefore, been essentially kidnapped from their Indian culture since the beginning of this century. Although Lakota children make up less than 13 percent of the child population of the State of South Dakota, they make up over 60 percent of all of the children presently in state foster care institutions and non-native homes in the State of South Dakota.

Lakota foster care children are indeed “money-makers” for the State of South Dakota, which classifies ALL Lakota children as “Special Needs Children”, thereby authorizing the State of South Dakota to collect up to $79,000 per child, amounting to some $65 million in federal monies per year for the state.

This must stop! Please show your support by becoming a member.

Aug 26 '14
bastardplanet:

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Become a MEMBER at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka. #OurChildrenAreSacred In recent weeks, The Mette Affair has crept out of the shadows and has gained momentum. If you are not familiar with this case, please see http://lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair to familiarize yourself. This case epitomizes the corruption of the state of South Dakota and underscores why it is so crucial to create a Lakota run foster care system. We are determined that this deeply disturbing and bone chilling case of sexual and physical abuse of Lakota foster children by their foster parents never occurs again. A “Twitter Storm” began on July 13th and has gained significant ground. To see all of the relevant content surrounding this storm go to twitter.com and search #metterapescandal. It is essential that you, as the “public”, show your support for these innocent children, who were abandoned and forgotten for so long.
Some recent news coverage regarding this case can be found at:
http://100r.org/2012/12/rough-justice-in-indian-child-welfare/
http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2014/05/03/secrecy-cloaks-investigations-sd-social-services/8682969/

Please boost this! The trafficking and ethnocide of indigenous children in the Americas is one of the biggest violations of human rights today, and one that EVERY adoptee and child advocate needs to know about!

bastardplanet:

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Become a MEMBER at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka. #OurChildrenAreSacred

In recent weeks, The Mette Affair has crept out of the shadows and has gained momentum. If you are not familiar with this case, please see http://lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair to familiarize yourself. This case epitomizes the corruption of the state of South Dakota and underscores why it is so crucial to create a Lakota run foster care system. We are determined that this deeply disturbing and bone chilling case of sexual and physical abuse of Lakota foster children by their foster parents never occurs again. A “Twitter Storm” began on July 13th and has gained significant ground. To see all of the relevant content surrounding this storm go to twitter.com and search #metterapescandal. It is essential that you, as the “public”, show your support for these innocent children, who were abandoned and forgotten for so long.

Some recent news coverage regarding this case can be found at:

http://100r.org/2012/12/rough-justice-in-indian-child-welfare/

http://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2014/05/03/secrecy-cloaks-investigations-sd-social-services/8682969/

Please boost this! The trafficking and ethnocide of indigenous children in the Americas is one of the biggest violations of human rights today, and one that EVERY adoptee and child advocate needs to know about!

Aug 5 '14
"In one often repeated story, a Native American girl in Oklahoma raises her hand when the teacher asks, “Who here can speak a foreign language?” She replies: “I can. English,” incurring the teacher’s disapproval. Yet for her—indeed, for all Native Americans—English is a foreign language. The power of their native tongues has lingered all over the land, as shown in rivers such as the Chattahoochee, Monongahela, and Susquehanna. Rarely do newcomers rename rivers; they merely mangle the old pronunciation. For instance, in Ojibwe misi-ziibi means “Great River.”"
K. David Harrison, The Last Speakers (via fifthblackbird)
Jul 11 '14
lakotapeopleslawproject:

Become a MEMBER at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka to show your support for the Grandmothers and help us to create foster care run by Lakota, for Lakota. Ilene Brown, pictured below, knows about the injustices that have been committed by the South Dakota Department of Social Services firsthand. Brown has been fighting to be granted custody of her two grandchildren since they were put into the state-run foster care system in August of 2007 and she is still fighting today.

BOOOOOST.

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Become a MEMBER at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka to show your support for the Grandmothers and help us to create foster care run by Lakota, for Lakota.

Ilene Brown, pictured below, knows about the injustices that have been committed by the South Dakota Department of Social Services firsthand. Brown has been fighting to be granted custody of her two grandchildren since they were put into the state-run foster care system in August of 2007 and she is still fighting today.

BOOOOOST.

Jun 29 '14

(Source: twitter.com)

Jun 26 '14
"Good afternoon. I am Mavutaseuv, Indian Girl with a Different Face. I am known as Diane Millich, and I am a citizen of the Southern Ute Indian tribe located in Ignacio, Colorado. When I was 26 years old, I dated a non-Indian, a white man. After six months, we were married. My non-Indian husband moved into my house on the reservation. To my shock, just days after our marriage, he assaulted me. After a year of abuse and more than a hundred incidences of being slapped, kicked, punched, and living in horrific terror, I left for good. During that year of marriage, I called the police many times. I called our Southern Ute tribal police department, but the law prevented them from arresting and prosecuting my husband because he was non-Indian. The county sheriff could not help me because I am a Native woman and the beatings occurred on tribal reservation land. After one beating, my ex-husband called the tribal police and the sheriff’s department himself just to show me that no one could stop him. All the times that I called the police and nothing was done only made my ex-husband believe he was above the law and untouchable. My ex-husband told me, ‘You promised us until death do us part, so death it shall be.’ Finally he arrived at my office armed with a gun. I am alive today only because my coworker pushed me out of harm’s way and took the bullet in his shoulder. For this crime he was finally arrested. But because he had never been arrested for any of the abuse against me, he was treated as a first-time offender. The state prosecutor and him reached a plea agreement of ‘aggravated driving under revocation’. If the bill being signed today were law when I was married, it would have allowed my tribe to arrest and prosecute my abuser. When this bill is signed, The Violence Against Women Act will finally reach Native American women like me."
Diane Millich at the signing of the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act March 7, 2014 [x]  (via nitanahkohe)

(Source: whes)

Jun 19 '14
lakotapeopleslawproject:

Help end the illegal seizures of #Lakota children by the state of #SouthDakota. Join our Circle!#OurChildrenAreSacredLearn more and Become a Member at: http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Help end the illegal seizures of #Lakota children by the state of #SouthDakota. Join our Circle!
#OurChildrenAreSacred
Learn more and Become a Member at: http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka

Jun 19 '14
lastrealindians:

Teen scientist harnesses sun power to help Navajo community
New Mexico teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens, fulfilling a Navajo community need and winning an award at the Intel ISEF competition.
Growing up on New Mexico’s Navajo Nation, Raquel Redshirt was well aware of the needs of her community. Many of her impoverished neighbors lacked basics such as electricity, as well as stoves and ovens to cook food.
Though resources in the high desert are limited, Raquel realized one was inexhaustible: the sun. “That’s where I got the idea of building a solar oven,” the teen says.
She researched solar ovens and found that most incorporate mirrors or other expensive materials. Raquel wanted to create a design that anyone could easily afford and replicate, using readily available materials.
READ MORE HERE: http://lrinspire.com/2014/06/19/teen-scientist-harnesses-sun-power-to-help-navajo-community/

lastrealindians:

Teen scientist harnesses sun power to help Navajo community

New Mexico teen Raquel Redshirt uses everyday materials and the sun to build solar ovens, fulfilling a Navajo community need and winning an award at the Intel ISEF competition.

Growing up on New Mexico’s Navajo Nation, Raquel Redshirt was well aware of the needs of her community. Many of her impoverished neighbors lacked basics such as electricity, as well as stoves and ovens to cook food.

Though resources in the high desert are limited, Raquel realized one was inexhaustible: the sun. “That’s where I got the idea of building a solar oven,” the teen says.

She researched solar ovens and found that most incorporate mirrors or other expensive materials. Raquel wanted to create a design that anyone could easily afford and replicate, using readily available materials.

READ MORE HERE: http://lrinspire.com/2014/06/19/teen-scientist-harnesses-sun-power-to-help-navajo-community/

Jun 11 '14
lastrealindians:

Check out this disgusting racist letter to the editor found in the Gallup Independent newspaper.

Funny how white supremacists see being nonwhite as diametrically opposed to being human (note “redskin” versus “person”)
and then inevitably try to derail all examination of oppression with 'BUT WE ARE ALL HUMAN!!!111”

lastrealindians:

Check out this disgusting racist letter to the editor found in the Gallup Independent newspaper.

Funny how white supremacists see being nonwhite as diametrically opposed to being human (note “redskin” versus “person”)

and then inevitably try to derail all examination of oppression with 'BUT WE ARE ALL HUMAN!!!111”

May 30 '14
lakotapeopleslawproject:

In #SouthDakota, many #Lakota foster children who age out of state facilities are given a few hundred bucks on their eighteenth birthday and dropped off at this market.We can end this. #OurChildrenAreSacredWATCH and SHARE the video at: www.LakotaLaw.org/Life
Learn more at http://lakotalaw.org/our-children-are-sacred

lakotapeopleslawproject:

In #SouthDakota, many #Lakota foster children who age out of state facilities are given a few hundred bucks on their eighteenth birthday and dropped off at this market.
We can end this. #OurChildrenAreSacred

WATCH and SHARE the video at: www.LakotaLaw.org/Life

Learn more at http://lakotalaw.org/our-children-are-sacred