Posts tagged #StillStrong
DENNIS BANKS (1937 - 2017)

“It’s meritorious that a 5 year old Ojibwa boy, born on Leech Lake Indian Reservation, torn from the arms of his mother by United States federal forces, brutalized in BIA Boarding Schools, and imprisoned in a broken justice system, would transform persecution into a movement that continues to birth new generations of resistance for the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Mother Earth.” — Robby Romero

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Bonnie Raitt joins Robby Romero on Robby’s classic Prayer Song 10 October 1992 at the Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, Ca. In 1992, when the Bay Area Indian Alliance convinced the city council of Berkeley, California to declare 12 October a “Day of Solidarity with Indigenous Peoples”, Berkeley became the first city in the United States to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, setting a precedent for other cities and states to follow. 

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CRAZY HORSE (ca. 1840 – 1877)

On this day in Lakota History, 5 September 1877, Oglala Lakota mystic warrior Tȟašúŋke Witkó ('His-Horse-Is-Crazy' or 'His-Horse-Is-Spirited'), famously known as Crazy Horse, was murdered at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. With a collection of controversy and all the mystery surrounding the life and death of Crazy Horse, one thing is clear, Crazy Horse posed a great threat to the United States ambition to brutally destroy Native Peoples.

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