I remember one summer when an aunt, who left the reservation at a very young age and never returned, came home to visit. Of course, she spent most of her time talking with relatives in order to catch up on the latest news about family, friends and tribal matters. Since it was summer, the discussionContinue reading “Lakota ceremony is based in love, not fear”
My Mother was my best friend. She was a devout Catholic girl from the boarding school era who never, ever complained about being abused. She attributed her experience in boarding school as one that helped her achieve an admirable level of self-control. I believed everything my Mother told me. She played basketball and wasContinue reading “Honor your Mom”
By Vi Waln email@example.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 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”
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”
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Hello Relatives and Friends! This is the first time I have ever created and posted on a personal blog. I hope to share my scribblings here with all of you and provide other information which I believe you might be interested in. As human beings we are forever growing and changing. It is called evolution.Continue reading “oh em gee…I have a blog site!”