Students teaching students

Yesterday I saw the great presentation, Online Pushback:UnBan Anti-Racism Education in Iowa, a forum by Indigenous youth of the Great Plains Action Society related to Iowa’s ban on teaching Critical Race Theory or Anti-Racism Education (video below). Indigenous Youth Organizers, Alexandrea Walker and Keely Driscoll, have started a youth-led movement to demand that the currentContinue reading “Students teaching students”

Ku Stevens’ Remembrance Run

Stories continue to emerge related to the remains of native children on the grounds of institutions of forced assimilation. Over 1,000 have been found on the grounds of several institutions in Canada so far. Searches are beginning in the land called the United States. Just last month nine children from the Carlisle boarding school in PennsylvaniaContinue reading “Ku Stevens’ Remembrance Run”

The eyes of the future are looking back at us

There is a native concept of considering what the effects of decisions made today will be on seven generations into the future. The following quotation makes a two way connection between us and future generations. Looking at each other over the generations. The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they areContinue reading “The eyes of the future are looking back at us”

Repatriation of Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School

CARLISLE, Pa. — Twenty-three-year-old Christopher Eagle Bear from the Rosebud Sioux tribe in South Dakota has been growing out his hair since he visited the site of the former Carlisle Indian Industrial School six years ago.  The trip, made by the Rosebud Sioux youth council in 2015, sparked a group of young tribal members toContinue reading “Repatriation of Rosebud Sioux Tribe Children at Carlisle Indian Industrial School”

Intertwined threads

Writing is a spiritual practice for me. Sitting at the computer, I try to quiet my mind to hear what I should write. In times past a writer would sit in front of a blank page. This morning there are intertwined threads. There are many reasons news of the remains of Native children profoundly affectsContinue reading “Intertwined threads”

Sioux City Native Youth Camp

Event by Great Plains Action Society Riverside Park Shelter #4 Sioux City, IA 51109 Price: Free · Duration: 1 day Public  · Anyone on or off FacebookProtect The Sacred Native Youth Camp July 10, 2021 8am – 4pmJuly 11, 2021 8am – 5pmRiverside Park, Shelter #41301 Riverside BlvdSioux City, Iowa For youth ages 5-19Pre-Registration at ABSOLUTELY FREE EVENT!Continue reading “Sioux City Native Youth Camp”