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Bedrolls, firearms, indomitable spirit; Wounded Knee 1973- on this day they stood so we could stand :) they are happy.
We’re only $4,811 away from our goal of $50,000 for the Heating the Rez campaign. Don’t miss this opportunity to take part in bringing regenerative heating to Dakota reservations. We can break fossil fuel dependency one step at a time, starting here. Thank you.
Please continue to reblog “Heating the Rez.” We’ve reached 40K. The 50K goal is within sight. Check the link for details.
Black History Month -Indigenous Connections by Matt Remle
February marks “Black” history month, where in classrooms across the country students will learn about heroics of MLK, Rosa Parks, and a select handful of other Black leaders who fought bitterly to end segregation and for civil rights. They will learn about Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in professional sports. Some classes will discuss the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education which ended segregation in public schools.
Less discussed in these classrooms will be the utter horror that an estimated 2 – 8 million Africans died over the course of the Middle Passage alone with the Atlantic ocean serving as the graveyard for the untold millions of African men, women and children. For the 10 million or so of Africans who survived the Middle Passage they faced a life no less brutal as families watched loved ones sold at auction blocks to never been seen, or heard from, again. Students are also not likely to learn that during the years following the end of Reconstruction to the start of the Great Depression an estimated 3,000+ Black men were lynched in Southern states, often with crowds of picnic going Whites dressed in their Sunday best smiling and laughing on as a lifeless Black body hung from a tree.
Since launching the new campaign “Heating the Rez,” we’re raised over $38,000!
Heating the Rez is more than a band aid fix. It’s a permanent solution. Regenerative heating will keep Native families on Dakota reservations warm without burning fossil fuels. It’s much cheaper too.
We’re not done yet. We still need to raise $12,000 to reach our $50,000 goal. Please continue to reblog the link, and donate if you can.
No one else has to freeze to death.
Posted from Mato Oglala Lakota
Tomorrow! Saturday Feb 15 at 11:00am MST at the Rapid City Civic Center Band Shelter - Rapid City. Snacks & Drinks offered after!
Lakota Art Studio is bringing 30 shirts 1st come 1st served for 1st 30 registrants (only 10$) come run a 5k or 10k or walk a mile for the cause: we’ve raised 37k so far and stoves will be installed! But we’ve got big dreams with this, thank you all for your support.
For Immediate Release: President’s Day Twitter Storm for #FreePeltier #ClemencyNow
“Mr. Peltier’s unjust incarceration remains a festering sore that impedes better race relations in America. Surely the time has come to promote healing and a spirit of trust and genuine goodwill toward the Indian peoples of America with an act that serves both compassion and justice.”
— Coretta Scott King
On February 17th 2014, President’s Day, we are calling on people from around the world will take to Twitter to call on President Obama to grant clemency for political prisoner Leonard Peltier.
Use the hashtags #FreePeltier #ClemencyNow with President Obama’s twitter account @BarackObama to create a ground swell of support to bring justice to Leonard Peltier by calling on President Obama to grant clemency.
Photo by Lance Brown Eyes