New efforts are underway to make sure that the next generation learns and preserves the Lakota language.
"It is our language and our life way that will make change.
We have a loss of self-identity. We’re trying to exist without that. The language, that’s where the healing starts.”
Learn more: http://lakota.cc/1aDcBLt
"Native Americans in Woodbury County have a SEVEN TIMES greater chance of losing parental rights, or a child to the state." The community of Sioux City, Iowa marched in protest. "You’ve heard it said many times that you are who your father is, you are who your mother is. Some of our Native children don’t have the luxury of being able to say that, and that’s why our work here is important." Video: http://lakota.cc/1dQs2HR
We stand in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq, who are protecting their land in #Elsipogtog from illegal #fracking. The Canadian courts ordered the Mi’kmaq to stop blocking oil companies from exploring #Native lands for drilling. The Mi’kmaq reply: “We’re prepared to stay the winter”. “Fracking” shoots toxic chemicals into the ground which contaminates groundwater and causes earthquakes. Read more:http://lakota.cc/1ckfTrn
The Algonquin woman warriors thank you for all of the support. They are fasting until Quebec Social Services comes to their community to discuss their policies of child removal. The grandmother in the video talks about how her grandson feels lonely in a foster home. The Algonquin hope to institute new policies focused on keeping families together. If you are from Lac Simon and know how people can help, please message our Facebook. Watch the video:
Our solidarity with the #Algonquin parents and grandparents continues. They are fasting until Social Services meets with their community to discuss their policies of child removal and placement outside the family. The grandmothers also allege that they are being wrongfully denied foster custody of their grandchildren.
Support page: http://lakota.cc/17q3xw6
"Save our children… our grandchildren… Our future"
Roadblock to stop Quebec Social Services from seizing any more #Native children from the #Algonquin community of Lac Simon. DAY 7 FASTING to urge Social Services to meet with community to discuss family-centered foster care alternatives to the current child removals.
Support page: http://lakota.cc/17q3xw6
(Photo: Marc-André Pauzé) Poster: Manuel S. Drum
Update: ROADBLOCK to stop Quebec Social Services from wrongly seizing any more #Native children from the#Algonquin community of Lac Simon. The fast continues until Social Services meets to discuss their policies of removing children from families. Parents say policies are unnecessary and destructive. Support page:http://lakota.cc/17q3xw6 News article (in French):http://lakota.cc/1c2S1Xq
We stand in solidarity with the #Algonquin women who are fasting for their children in foster care. They are fasting until Quebec Child Services meets with them to discuss the foster care issues in their community. #IdleNoMore #NDN
Learn more: http://lakota.cc/I1xYiS
UN convention on #Genocide: “…any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group…
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.” 9 out of 10 #Lakota foster children are still placed in non-Native homes. Watch our Chief Counsel, Daniel Sheehan, and others talk about U.S. genocide:http://lakota.cc/1jh4I3e
A new report shows that the epidemic of illegal seizures of Native foster children is not just a #SouthDakota issue. In#Nebraska, #Native children are 10 TIMES more likely to become foster children. The director of Social Services for the Santee #Sioux Tribe knows this has a long history: “The harsh reality is this is the result of the #genocide tactics of the United States government”. Read:http://lakota.cc/1dAf9xm