Posts tagged #WeAreIndigenus
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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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES' DAY

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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INDIGENOUS YOUTH LEADING THE WAY

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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STANDING ROCK STRONGHOLD

“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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