Special Rapporteur visits Rosebud Indian Reservation

By Vi Waln sicangu.lakota@yahoo.com MISSION, SD – James Anaya, an expert appointed by the United Nations, met with several tribal leaders and community members here last week. The visit to Sinte Gleska University on the Rosebud Indian Reservation was part of a fact gathering mission regarding the human rights of indigenous peoples in the UnitedContinue reading “Special Rapporteur visits Rosebud Indian Reservation”

Violence Against Women Act coming to the House Floor this week

Violence on our rez is at an all-time high. Gang fights, domestic violence, child abuse, aggravated assaults and sexual assaults are commonplace in our homelands. Many tribal members seem to just accept the fact that violence will always be a part of living on the rez. It doesn’t have to be like this. Our childrenContinue reading “Violence Against Women Act coming to the House Floor this week”

Sometimes we only get one chance

Last week I attended the meeting with the United Nations Special Rapporteur Dr. James Anaya. He came to Lakota Territory to listen to our people speak out about the rights of Indigenous Peoples. This was the first time I ever heard of the United Nations sending a representative to listen to our concerns. It wasContinue reading “Sometimes we only get one chance”