Tangled Up In Blue

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Please stop calling this a nation of immigrants. We are not a nation of immigrants. We are a nation of colonizers, ex-slaves, ghosts of genocide victims, and preferred immigrants.
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lastrealindians:

Indian Water Rights Concerns Draws Strategists – by LRI

Long, long ago there was only darkness (han), han was not nothing but was and is a “darkness”, during this time Inyan was the foremost spiritual entity and he became aware of himself and was lonely so he decided to create another, this was and is Maka (Earth) and to do this he had to Create of himself. Thus, he began to spin with such explosive force that the whole of Creation was begun but that Creation was only possible because he was willing to sacrifice of himself, to give up his place as the foremost power (under the Incomprehensible Sacred) and to give his own blood (which is water) which now carries his power, but he remained with with sacred power and became tunka (the oldest god, or the “rock” as it is known today). -A Creation Story of the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation). Spiritual Leader Leonard Crow Dog was on hand to impart the spiritual relationship that Original Peoples of the hemisphere, and all beings by extension, have with the water. 

Crow Dog stated “our souls are hungry, for what?, the water of life.”
The Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance hosted the Missouri River & Ogallala Aquifer Indian Water Rights Conference 2014 in the Black Hills of Tetonwan Territory (Rapid City, SD) July 23-24, 2014. The main topics of the gathering were Water Quality, Quanitification, and addressing the Army Corp of Engineers plan to unilaterally manage the river, to the exclusion and detriment of Tribal Nations (who possess Treaty and Winter’s Rights to the surface and ground waters, river beds and banks).

READ MORE HERE: http://lastrealindians.com/indian-water-rights-concerns-draws-strategists-by-lri/

lastrealindians:

Indian Water Rights Concerns Draws Strategists – by LRI

Long, long ago there was only darkness (han), han was not nothing but was and is a “darkness”, during this time Inyan was the foremost spiritual entity and he became aware of himself and was lonely so he decided to create another, this was and is Maka (Earth) and to do this he had to Create of himself. Thus, he began to spin with such explosive force that the whole of Creation was begun but that Creation was only possible because he was willing to sacrifice of himself, to give up his place as the foremost power (under the Incomprehensible Sacred) and to give his own blood (which is water) which now carries his power, but he remained with with sacred power and became tunka (the oldest god, or the “rock” as it is known today). -A Creation Story of the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation). Spiritual Leader Leonard Crow Dog was on hand to impart the spiritual relationship that Original Peoples of the hemisphere, and all beings by extension, have with the water.

Crow Dog stated “our souls are hungry, for what?, the water of life.”
The Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance hosted the Missouri River & Ogallala Aquifer Indian Water Rights Conference 2014 in the Black Hills of Tetonwan Territory (Rapid City, SD) July 23-24, 2014. The main topics of the gathering were Water Quality, Quanitification, and addressing the Army Corp of Engineers plan to unilaterally manage the river, to the exclusion and detriment of Tribal Nations (who possess Treaty and Winter’s Rights to the surface and ground waters, river beds and banks).

READ MORE HERE: http://lastrealindians.com/indian-water-rights-concerns-draws-strategists-by-lri/

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lakotapeopleslawproject:

Please keep sharing and become a MEMBER at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka. The South Dakota Department of Social Services has been illegally removing Lakota children from their homes and their tribes, in clear violation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978, without giving substantial evidence or reasoning for many of the seizures (see recent ACLU blog: https://www.aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/why-are-these-indian-children-being-torn-away-their-homes). In addition to this, kinship care (children being placed with family members) is often denied. Because of this blatant denial of children’s rights, these children are being moved away from their families, their culture and their traditions. In addition to this, with funding coming from pharmaceutical companies and federal subsidies, many of these seized children are being labeled as “special needs” children and are put on cocktails of five or more psychiatric medications which have not been recommended for use in children by the FDA. This is a continuance of the Indian boarding school system, which was created from 1879 throughout the 20th century in the attempt to break familial bonds and eliminate the Native culture, but it is dressed up differently. The best solution to this slow cultural genocide that has been occurring for over 130 years is to empower the tribes with their own foster care and family services programs. With your help, we are well on the way to creating a foster care program run by Lakota, for Lakota. Please help us attain this solution by becoming a MEMBER: http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka.

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Please keep sharing and become a MEMBER at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka.

The South Dakota Department of Social Services has been illegally removing Lakota children from their homes and their tribes, in clear violation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978, without giving substantial evidence or reasoning for many of the seizures (see recent ACLU blog: https://www.aclu.org/blog/racial-justice/why-are-these-indian-children-being-torn-away-their-homes). In addition to this, kinship care (children being placed with family members) is often denied. Because of this blatant denial of children’s rights, these children are being moved away from their families, their culture and their traditions.

In addition to this, with funding coming from pharmaceutical companies and federal subsidies, many of these seized children are being labeled as “special needs” children and are put on cocktails of five or more psychiatric medications which have not been recommended for use in children by the FDA.

This is a continuance of the Indian boarding school system, which was created from 1879 throughout the 20th century in the attempt to break familial bonds and eliminate the Native culture, but it is dressed up differently.

The best solution to this slow cultural genocide that has been occurring for over 130 years is to empower the tribes with their own foster care and family services programs. With your help, we are well on the way to creating a foster care program run by Lakota, for Lakota. Please help us attain this solution by becoming a MEMBER: http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka.

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#DetroitWater - Help a Detroit resident with their water bill

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hey-shoes-on-wrong:

If you can give and want to give, this is a link to help connect a Detroiter who can’t pay their water bill with someone who can. 

Water is a necessity and a basic human right.  Please at least boost.

Uh, that URL is different than detroitwaterproject.org, though the pages look identical.

… huh. Not sure about the explanation, but go with the detroitwaterproject.org link to be safe.