Posts tagged #RedThunder

Youth hold the power to shift the dynamics of the world. If we want change, we must provide leadership support for youth in making change possible. Indigenous youth in particular continue to face racism and discrimination and are marginalized in society, but when they have a sense of belonging and a strong cultural identity they become resilient, powerful individuals. They have immersed roots through their ancestral lineage, wisdom, and intelligence. They are the future leaders for their communities. It is critical to restore leadership from the erosion of their traditional knowledge practices and habitat so that they can begin to create a more sustainable interdependent system for the coming generations.

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On the 150th Anniversary of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty, 29 April 2018, Robby Romero joined a historic Treaty Ride through 1851 Treaty Land. Treaty Riders rode more than 400 miles on horseback through the grasslands, badlands, and prairies of the Great Northern Plains into Fort Laramie to challenge the US Government and its Congress to #RightTheWrong and #Honor1851Treaty.

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“Mní Wičóni. Water is life. We are born in water. We have come together in peace and prayer from the four Sacred directions to protect this gift of life, now and for the generations to come. If the “fossil foolish” industry is allowed to poison any more of our waterways, it will be environmental genocide.” — Robby Romero

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