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I beaded this <3 got bored. Hope you all like! -Kawoni
We are on the verge of ending the epidemic of hundreds of state kidnappings of Native American children by South Dakota’s Department of Social Services. Your support would greatly help bring our children home!
We have launched the Campaign to Free Lakota Children, with a national petition calling on President Obama to authorize the grants we need to start our own foster care programs, and put us within sight of bringing our children home.
Specifically, we ask that you share our 12 minute video, “Hearts on the Ground” (viewable at www.LakotaLaw.org/Action). It was directed by Kalyanee Mam, who last year won the Sundance Award for best international documentary, for her work on the modern struggles Indigenous face in her native Cambodia. “Hearts on the Ground” explains the tragic reality that so many Lakota grandmothers and parents face, when they have their children illegally seized by the state.
Our Lakota children are ten times more likely than non-Native kids to be forcibly removed from their homes and placed in the foster care system. We are close to finally stopping the kidnapping of our children, and hope you will help us to do so.
To learn more about this cultural genocide:
Please help us bring our children home.
Wopila (Many Thanks),
Lakota People’s Law Project
What tribe(s) are you? Reblog and rep your tribe! <3
Just wanted to put that I tend to read your answers to peoples’ posts in a john’d out accent. :D
titorulez24 asked: Hello. I am part Seminole and want to be recognized by my state as such, but my fayher refuses to help me trace my family back to ptove it. He is the only one who knows the family ancestry on the native side. Any advice?
That is tough, maybe you can have a serious talk with him, tell him that you want to know where you come from, that would be my best bet. I dont know how your dad is but maybe a serious talk could help. Sorry I dont have the best question for that answer! -Kawoni
Anonymous asked: Just FYI prominent Sioux prefer Dakota since its demeans during the war of 1862 and used as a offensive term for the white counterparts of our generation.
Thank you for the tip. Running a Native American blog can be tricky because we aren’t educated on every tribe. We don’t know what is correct sometimes. We are also Sioux and weren’t aware of that, but thank you!
Anonymous asked: I'm part Native American(my grandmother was half), but it doesn't look like it. (Pale skin, blue eyes, etc) but I still follow the culture. And I'm always called a "racist hipster" because of it. Could that be considered a native problem?
I would say that is a native problem because many people might not “think” you’re native. But since you ARE who cares what other people think. Native Americans vary in skin tone, so be proud of who you are and forget what other people think. And props to you for following your culture because I bet half of those people calling you a “racist hipster” don’t even know 5 facts about their own culture. <3