Enforce ICWA in South Dakota; Reunite Lakota Children with their Native Culture

( – promoted by navajo) Petition: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/… 
NPR broadcast: http://www.npr.org/2011/10/25/… An estimated 700 children a year are being illegally seized by the government in violation of the federal law and family rights and placed in the care of white families … Continue reading

First Nations News & Views: AIDS/HIV awareness, Lakota block pipeline trucks, mass hanging memorial

Welcome to the eighth edition of First Nations News & Views. This weekly series is one element in the “Invisible Indians” project put together by Meteor Blades and me, with assistance from the Native American Netroots Group. Last week’s edition … Continue reading

Working that Skirt: A $500 Challenge for Okiciyap

“What skirt,” you say? Yesterday, volunteers for Okiciyap (we help) the Isabel Community, put the skirt on the trailer. AND…we have a $500 challenge grant, good to tomorrow at midnight, This donor is asking all the small donors to get … Continue reading

First Nations News & Views: This Week – Code Talkers, Slurs and Silencing Native Tongues

Welcome to the third edition of First Nations News & Views. This weekly series is one element in the “Invisible Indians” project put together by navajo and me, with assistance from the Native American Netroots Group. Each Sunday’s edition is … Continue reading

North Dakota U Dumps Fighting Sioux Mascot. Can We Finally Get Rid of ‘Prairie N****r,’ Too?

( – promoted by navajo) What does the epithet “Prairie Nigger” have to do with the controversy around the University of North Dakota’s mascot, the “Fighting Sioux?” It’s simple. Racism. Simply racism. Follow me from a 2009 Tribal Council Meeting … Continue reading

Tonight! “Hidden America: Children of the Plains,” ABC 20/20 Special

TONIGHT, at 10 PM Eastern, ABC is airing a 20/20 special called “Hidden America: Children of the Plains” featuring Tashina Iron Horse, a 5 year old from Pine Ridge Reservation.        Young Tashina Iron Horse is a competitive … Continue reading

Ernesto Yerena’s Newest Addition to the Pine Ridge Billboard Project

This is part three of my continuing coverage of Aaron Huey’s Pine Ridge Billboard Project. Below is Ernesto Yerena’s latest screenprint made for this project and based on one of Aaron Huey’s images from Pine Ridge. Information about Ernesto and … Continue reading

Rosebud Rezident Receives a New Propane Heater from Kossack

In my last diary Sherry Cornelius aka lpggirl of St. Francis Energy told us about Lillian Walking Eagle who desperately needed a new propane heater: Lillian Walking Eagle and grand daughter : Lillian’s son Cornell said to put the caption … Continue reading

Pine Ridge Billboard Project by Aaron Huey

I would like to announce a new project to raise NATIONAL awareness of the poverty on our reservations. My friend Aaron Huey is launching an ambitious billboard campaign using his images of Pine Ridge reservation. Aaron is donating his time … Continue reading