Big Short or Long Range Building Plans at Pine Ridge?

Remember to tell your children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren this EVERY SINGLE DAY       That you love them!

FeatherSpeak via Wikoskalaka Yuwita Pi – Lakota Gathering of Young Women

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MTV uploaded a new video.

Inspired by MTV‘s Rebel Music: Native America premiere? Meet more Indigenous youth whose plans to make a difference brought them to The White House.

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Tanka Bar – Kyle, SD – Food & Grocery, Corporate Office …

Tanka Bar, Kyle, SD. 10637 likes · 340 talking about this · 75 were here. BE TANKA! LIVE LIFE POWERFULLY! Visit our store locator:…

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In the Shadow of Wounded Knee

After 150 years of broken promises, the Oglala Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota are nurturing their tribal customs, language, and beliefs. A rare, intimate portrait shows their resilience in the face of hardship.

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Oglala Lakota Women and Buffalo

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Deer Parks

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Here’s a mythbuster… A different and alien [to the eastern hemisphere] tradition of animal husbandry: what early European settlers were unable to realize.

“Rather than domesticate animals for meat, Indians retooled ecosystems to encourage elk, deer, and bear. Constant burning of undergrowth increased the numbers of herbivores, the predators that fed upon them, and the people who ate them both. Rather than the thick, unbroken monumental snarl of trees imagined by Thoreau, the great eastern forest was an ecological kaleidoscope of garden plots, blackberry rambles, pine barrens, and spacious groves of chestnut, hickory, and oak… Incredible to imagine today, bison occurred from New York to Georgia. A creature of the prairie, Bison bison was imported to the East by Native Americans along a path of indigenous fire, as they changed enough forest into fallows for it to survive far outside its original range. When the Haudenosaunee hunted these animals, the historian William Cronon observed, they

‘were harvesting a foodstuff which they had consciously been instrumental in creating. Few English observers could have realized this. People accustomed to keeping domesticated animals lacked the conceptual tools to recognize that the Indians were practicing a more distant kind of husbandry of their own.’

… Carrying their flints and torches, Native Americans were living in balance with Nature—but they had their thumbs on the scale. Shaped for their comfort and convenience, the American landscape had come to fit their lives like comfortable clothing. It was a highly successful and stable system, if “stable” is the appropriate word for a regime that involves routinely enshrouding miles of countryside in smoke and ash…” – Charles Mann, “1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus”

Their original range stretched from California to the Atlantic and from northern Mexico to Canada. Just imagine 60 million head of bison (an actual estimate for around 1500, btw) grazing around North America, on artificial prairies created by Native Americans through controlled burnings—basically a patchwork of huge hunting parks. It makes the ranches of the west look like child’s play. Steak, anyone?

  • I always had this dream for Pine Ridge but not the money to do it:( To build a huge beautiful Mall Center for the Children there. As an Entrance park area into their town! With a healing prayer Totem for all the children, like they made The Children’s Sculpture that is on display at the world headquarters plaza of Levi Strauss in San Francisco. http://www.lff1.org/larsonfoundation/HAL/main.htm.

    Jag Ensing's photo.

    Bluebird Woman Elayna Reyna of the San Juan Bautista American Indian Council puts her own healing energy into the Children’s Sculpture.

    Jag Ensing's photo.
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Lakota Koskalaka Wica Yuwita Pi – Lakota Young Men’s Gathering uploaded a new video.

It has begun! Youth Healing Camp 2015! My 11 year old son, Wahacanka Wakangli, is wrapping the poles.

Antonio Sanchez shared Lakota Koskalaka Wica Yuwita Pi – Lakota Young Men’s Gathering’s photo.

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We have a few more to put up but things are going well

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Oyate Wahacanka Woecun added 4 new photos.

Wopila Tanka for all those who came and shared our special day. It was a time for reflection and to look towards the future.
We were told, Sicangu Iyuksa Wicoti Namniya sniyo
(Not to scatter, don’t scatter- do not do this: when one leaves a group, he leaves “it” unfinished).
We continue our prayers, and will remain Shielding the People
One heart ~ one mind ~ one prayer ~ one thought

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Oglala Sioux ban the Rapid City Journal

The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council has banned all sales of the Rapid City Journal on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation until the newspaper formally apologizes for an offensive headline published in…

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Solar Heaters

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Antonio Sanchez shared a link.

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5 Ways The Government Keeps Native Americans In Poverty

As long as tribes are denied the right to control their own resources, they will remain locked in poverty and dependence.

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Lakota People’s Law Project

Russell Means delivers a powerful speech on the state of emergency that exists on Indian reservations in South Dakota. The Lakota language is dying and the children are being taken from the people.

Please sign our petition to bring the Lakota children home so the culture can be sustained! lakotalaw.org/action

Okay! So what are some of the plans for Pine Ridge, that are on going or are in the working stage plans?

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SEE this story in this week’s edition of Lakota Country Times!

'In less than 1 week's time 300 people have liked our page.  9 people have made a donation totaling $770, and more than 25 people have stepped up to say they want to help and participate in some way.  If each of the 300 could reach out to 3 friends and family, contribute some manageable amount as a donation, offer help in some way, we would have a TRUE Tiny House NATION.   Thank you for liking our page.  And thank you for ALL the ways you have offered support, encouragement, an offer to participate and for your donations.  Remember this is for the youth - to show them that people DO care and WILL do something to demonstrate that care. Share. Support. Donate. Help us build the Lakota Tiny House Nation.  Thank you.'

In less than 1 week’s time 300 people have liked our page. 9 people have made a donation totaling $770, and more than 25 people have stepped up to say they want to help and participate in some way. If each of the 300 could reach out to 3 friends and family, contribute some manageable amount as a donation, offer help in some way, we would have a TRUE Tiny House NATION. Thank you for liking our page. And thank you for ALL the ways you have offered support, encouragement, an offer to participate and for your donations. Remember this is for the youth – to show them that people DO care and WILL do something to demonstrate that care. Share. Support. Donate. Help us build the Lakota Tiny House Nation. Thank you.

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People celebrate grand opening of Allen Youth Center for Lakota youth

People in Pine Ridge Reservation celebrated the grand opening of a youth center, a symbol of hope for the Lakota youth.

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Pine Ridge reservation : Grow Permaculture

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Our plans include three food forests at Pine Ridge this year, with three … the garden, this wild herd in full gallop across the range – purely because they feel like it. … As beautiful and intriguing the horses are, our biggest focus for this year was food sovereignty. …. Pine Ridge home building project – apprentices needed!

Pine Ridge Reservation Food Forest 2012 – Kickstarter

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Koreen Brennan is raising funds for Pine Ridge Reservation Food Forest … two Permaculture Design Courses on the rez, supported natural building projects and … and they provide a wide range of healthy foods, some of which can be stored for … windbreak trees (which can make a big difference in yields at PIne Ridge) for …

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Shared Visions: Pine Ridge – A Year Later Sharing the Dream

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their goals for building homes and strengthening their tribal communities. The Tribe … the MOU is “A Strategic Plan for Implementation of the Pine Ridge Shared Visions. Housing ….. build upon Ms. Big Crow’s efforts and will design and build a 30,000 square foot ….. ball fields, a Pow Wow ground, and a golf driving range.

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Colleges team up to build greenhouse on Pine Ridge …

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Oct 24, 2014 – Colleges team up to build greenhouse on Pine Ridge Reservation … solutions for the wide range of issues a northern prairie greenhouse would likely face. … By summer, plans were far enough along for the Green Team to … around reservations, and produce availability was a huge problem,” Paulsen said.

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FeatherSpeak and Lakota Country Times shared a link.

Invitation

Call for Native artists, makers and creators for the Third Annual Gathering of People, Wind and Water Native art market and cultural celebration in the heart of downtown Rapid City, South Dakota at Main Street Square.

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Neighboring Tribe

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Walk-about on our Sioux Indian Reservation
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Sy Spotted Tail and I take a walk around town. Rosebud, South Dakota.

Published on Apr 27, 2014

Indigenous hip hop artist Frank Waln performs on stage in front of thousands at the final day of action for the Reject and Protect gathering in Washington DC. Frank’s performance captures the spirit of the strength and resistance of the many Indigenous land defenders who will not allow pipelines or tar sands

Rebel Music: Native America | Frank Waln Performs “My Stone”

Official music video for “My Stone,” an original song by Rebel Music: Native America cast member Frank Waln.

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Frank Waln Performs “My Stone”

Antonio Sanchez shared Tar Sands Blockade’s photo.

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Earthship Biotecture

This would be so cool if these homes were built at Pine Ridge!

Would stay warm all Winter and cool in Summer!

Would have a built in water supply!

Green House Gardens for growing food year round for each home!

Solar and wind power built in for each home’s energy source!

Earthship Academy Classroom video

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Roger Cultee shared The Master Shift’s video.

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The Master Shift

“The Ghost Of Earth Day Present” – A Master Shift Original

Be a part of the biggest grass-roots event in history by planting a tree on EARTH DAY, APRIL 22ND, 2015 as a “give back” to Earth. This event is being hosted by The Master Shift, Forest Nation, The White Feather Foundation and the Earth Day Network as well as thousands of contributing organizations from around the globe. Our goal is to plant one billion seeds/trees. Join the cause: https://www.facebook.com/events/327883710751172

Film credits:
Directed by: Michael D. Stern – www.michaeldstern.com
Starring: John Mervini and Sicanni Tallan Purizaca
Music Credits: Dreaming of Love by Lights Resolve – Act Three by Jason Shaw – Babylon by J. Beal – (No Copyright Infringement Intended)

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