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Orphaned transracial international ungrateful insurgent Class Bastard.

Posts tagged foster care

Apr 13 '14
lakotapeopleslawproject:

53% of #SouthDakota's foster children are #Lakota, even though only 12% of children are Lakota. Grandmothers are illegally denied custody of their grandchildren everyday. This injustice has been going on for decades, and stretches far beyond current Governor Daugaard.The answer is tribal foster care programs- and ending the payday for state officials. Learn more:http://lakota.cc/IIaGPC

lakotapeopleslawproject:

53% of #SouthDakota's foster children are #Lakota, even though only 12% of children are Lakota. Grandmothers are illegally denied custody of their grandchildren everyday. 
This injustice has been going on for decades, and stretches far beyond current Governor Daugaard.
The answer is tribal foster care programs- and ending the payday for state officials. Learn more:http://lakota.cc/IIaGPC

Mar 30 '14

Personally I am pro-life

misandry-mermaid:

chemical-stripper:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

brofistsnail:

I understand you don’t want that baby, but you should just toughen up and go through pregnancy! After, you can give the baby to foster parents, or anything, JUST PLEASE DONT KILL THEM.

and risk abuse and besides pregnancy and birth is expensive and dangerous- Riley

"You should just toughen up"
OMG LOLOLOLOL

"I understand you don’t want that baby but you should just pretend there isn’t a safe, legal way to get rid of it and go through 9 months of hell and the most painful physical process of your life instead so that I feel better. You know, ‘toughen up’.”

Mar 20 '14
lakotapeopleslawproject:

"We have generation, after generation, after generation who learned their parenting from the boarding schools. And then we wonder why there are problems.” - Judge William Thorne.#SouthDakota continues this cycle, and illegally rejects safe foster homes with loving #Lakota relatives.We know the solution: foster care run by and for the tribes!SIGN THE PETITION: www.LakotaLaw.org/Action

lakotapeopleslawproject:

"We have generation, after generation, after generation who learned their parenting from the boarding schools. And then we wonder why there are problems.” - Judge William Thorne.

#SouthDakota continues this cycle, and illegally rejects safe foster homes with loving #Lakota relatives.
We know the solution: foster care run by and for the tribes!

SIGN THE PETITION: www.LakotaLaw.org/Action

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 27 '14

vaganja:

"Know How" - Official Trailer

"Know How," the first-ever, feature film written and acted by youth in foster care. Their lives. Their stories. Their voices. Directed by Juan Carlos Piñeiro Escoriaza. It stars Joshua Elijah Adams, Deshawn Brown, Niquana Clark, Michael Kareem Dew, Gabrielle Garcia, Ainsley Henry, Gilbert Howard, Lee Jimenez, Claribelle Pagan, and Ebonee Simpson.

A film written and acted by foster care youth ripped from the stories of their lives. Five youth’s worlds interweave as they confront loss, heartbreak, and come of age in this tale about transience and perseverance. Addie struggles to graduate from high school while her best friend Marie loses her grandmother. Megan copes with being taken from her abusive family and faces the harsh reality of living in a residential treatment center. All the while Eva works to be mother to her sister while their father falls deeper into a crack addiction. Finally, there’s Austin who’s living on the street with his brother; barely able to feed himself. All of them must decide to survive or else fall victim to a broken system.

We’re aiming to get 10,000 views of our KNOW HOW TRAILER before our World Premiere on March 8th! We already have 1,246 in one day!


If you have the time, can you share our trailer and get five of your friends to watch it?

I know we can do it (because my friends are awesome and so are yours!) and take our film one step further toward changing the future of foster care!

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 4 '14
nitaohoyo:

#masstheftofnativechildren

Signal boost: lakotapeopleslawproject: Petition to “Free Lakota Children from State Kidnapping” Attracts Record Signatures
http://www.lakotalaw.org/Action

nitaohoyo:

#masstheftofnativechildren

Signal boost: lakotapeopleslawprojectPetition to “Free Lakota Children from State Kidnapping” Attracts Record Signatures

http://www.lakotalaw.org/Action

(Source: sevenly.org)

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.