Need some help please

Friends, followers, fellow internet people I am asking for some help. I am not the type of person who usually does this kind of thing but i am in a financial bind at the time being. I have had some things happen recently that have left me with less income than normal and work has slowed down to the point where I can’t cover my bills this week. I am a mother of three just trying to get by and was not expecting this to happen.

So basically I am selling small pairs of beaded earrings for $15. Paypal preferred because its easier for me that way right now. You tell me what two colors you want and I will make them. Also if you just want to help and make a smaller donation as well. My paypal is kiagbear@yahoo.com

Earrings look like this:

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I can put posts on the or make them clip ons or dangle earrings, your choice.

I appreciate any help I can get, thank you very much in advance.

Some more items for sale

Hello, I also have a few other items for sale, if interested message me. Again I am still trying to make money to get my bills taken care of. I appreciate any help.

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All items are $20, shipping included. Ship anywhere. I am also still taking $15 earring orders from the original post here:

http://kiagrumpybear.tumblr.com/post/100684801498/need-some-help-please

Thank you for all the reblogs so far, you have all been wonderful.

Become a member at http://lakota.cc/1kvf8ka. This is just an example of the corruption that South Dakota DSS perpetuates. Learn more about the Mette Case at http://lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair. There are many stories like this, which is why we are assisting the Lakota tribes to create their own foster care system.

Free the Mette Children!

The South Dakota Dept. of Social Services placed 7 Lakota foster
children into foster care with a non-Native, known molester.

In what appears to be a common situation, the state of South Dakota placed 7 Lakota children into a foster family with a known molester, Richard Mette, and his enabling wife, Wendy Mette, from 2000 to 2013. The DSS knew of the accusations against Mr. Mette, but still placed Lakota foster children with him.

The state ignored MULTIPLE complaints of sexual and physical
abuse, and pleas for help from the children.

1. In 2001, the state ignored the foster boys’ complaints of molestation, and simply made the Mette adoptive parents sign a contract pledging to discontinue any illegal behavior.

2. In 2007, one of the girls told the police how she was sexually molested by Mr. Mette. She reported that Mrs. Mette knew about the molestations. Again, the DSS defended the Mette foster parents, and allowed the children to stay in the home.

3. Afterwards, Kelly, the older foster sister who had aged out of the Mette foster family, was getting reports from her younger siblings that the sexual and physical abuse was increasing and intensifying. She reported this to the South Dakota DSS, who ignored it and said they did not believe the children.

Yankton Doctor sees bruises and reports abuse. In October 2010, the only boy among the Mette foster siblings at that time went to see a doctor at the Human Services Center in Yankton, S.D. The child, covered with bruises, disclosed abuse occurring in his adoptive home. He also detailed how Richard Mette, the adoptive father, was molesting the girls. The doctor contacted the authorities at once.

Brandon Taliaferro, the Assistant State’s Attorney responsible for criminal child abuse cases in Brown County, immediately began an investigation.

The police search the Mette house and find more evidence of sexual abuse, including enough pornography to “pack a store”, including “family incest” porn.

The children revealed they had been subjected to physical abuse, sexual molestation and threats of being beaten if they did not comply with the molestation or if they told anyone. In addition, the children explained that they were often given a choice between “b***jobs or beatings”.

The children say they were forced to watch incest porn with Mr. Mette. The children were told that the porn, with titles like “Family Heat”, is how families are supposed to act.

The disgusted police charged Mr. Mette with 23 counts of child rape and incest, and Mrs. Mette with 11 counts of physical abuse and enabling.

The State prosecutor, however, first attempted to drop all charges, and charged sexual predator Mr. Mette with only one count of “spanking”.

When the State was not allowed to do this, they decided to charge Mr. Mette with only one count of rape of a child under 10. The other 22 charges of aggravated child rape and incest were
dropped.

The State then dropped all charges against Mrs. Mette, who the children said knew about and enabled the abuse.

Children are now back with Mrs. Mette, where they can’t sue the State DSS. As the state’s DCI agent explained, South Dakota fears that they will face an expensive lawsuit by the seven Lakota foster children whose complaints of sexual abuse were ignored by the state
for 10 years. Since they are now minors in the custody of Wendy Mette, the person who enabled the abuse, they cannot sue the state without her permission and support.

What can we do?

Please call Tony West, the Associate Attorney General of the United States, and let him know that the federal Department of Justice needs to Free the Mette Children immediately!
(202) 514-9500

Learn more: www.lakotalaw.org/special-reports/the-mette-affair

Native Filmmakers Shoot Dystopian Drama on Pine Ridge Reservation

It’s 2085 on Pine Ridge. The reservation has been quarantined and borders guarded by the military for 30 years. Sparked by the ramifications of the Keystone XL pipeline, the war between the government and the insurgency lasted for eight years and resulted in the dystopian setting that provides the background for "The People," the inaugural project from Indigene Studios.

Based out of Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Indigene Studios was co-founded in April 2014 by Willi White, Oglala Lakota, and Angel White Eyes, Oglala Lakota and Ojibwa.

“This is our way of giving back to our communities but also expressing ourselves,” White said. “Non-Natives always come here and sell the same narrative to the mainstream media. We want to change that narrative and give a voice to the stories that are already here.”

Click-through to their IndieGoGo campaign!
via Indian Country Today Media Network

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He literally called the protestors (The American Indian Movement) “unclean” and said they were probably paid in dope to come protest his concert. I just don’t know what to say. He makes my stomach turn with his blatant racism and nobody but Native Americans are really even talking about it. If any Native American is giving this guy money, they should be utterly ashamed of themselves.

READ IF YOU ARE AN INDIGENOUS/NATIVE PERSON (and please reblog if you aren't to spread the tag)

Hello, I am an native american tumblr user and I noticed there is no tag besides just ndn and tags of the like for native peoples. I want to make this tag for native peoples for blogging about really anything that relates to native culture like pictures of cultural items, folklore, talking about problems regarding native culture, etc. 

I came up with indeedindigenous as the tag name

This tag includes not just native americans, but all native peoples (i.e inuits, aboriginal peoples around the world in general etc.)

Please boost this indigenous or not

anonymous said:

So, I thought you would be a good person to ask this question. I really think moccasins are beautiful and I'd like to have a pair, but as a non-native would that be disrespectful of me? Anyway, I've been following your blog for a while now and I think it's great! Thanks for being rad, man!

Moccasins, at least for most tribes, are not considered sacred, so there is no real problem with you wearing them. I love moccasins too, but I hardly can ever find a pair in my size. #bigfeetproblems.

On the other hand, there are a few problematic things you should avoid when buying moccasins.

  1. Do not buy your moccasins from  douche bag hipster-vomit-tron companies like Urban Outfitter. Instead, buy from a Native American artist who has put time and effort into making the moccasins. I promise you’ll love them far more than any factory rendition and it puts money into real Native Americans pockets and Lord knows, they need it. You can find Native American artists at local powwows or even on Etsy. It’s just very important that you are putting your money back into the cultures that gives the world these great foot coverings!
  2. Do not call them “Native American moccasins.” There are actually many different styles of moccasins and tribes differ on their moccasins in what they look like .Instead, learn about your moccasins. What tribe do they come from?  What specifically makes them different from other tribes? There’s a lot to learn out there, but if you want to wear our clothing, then you should probably learn why and who created it…just like any fashion designer.
  3. Do not associate moccasins with stereotypes. I once went to a party and this white girl was wearing moccasins. Through a large portion of the party, she would run around in circles and woop and yeeyee like the Indians in old westerns. Early college, I was not socially aware or brave enough to say anything to her (And I think I was rushing a fraternity, so I was worried about looking cool) but don’t be that person. Instead, if you are going to be intimate with Native American arts, stand with Native Americans against their oppressors and educate people. Because it will happen. People will see your mocs and begin to spout racist comments just because of their presence and Native Americans aren’t always there to stand up for themselves.

Besides these three helpful hints, I have nothing else to add. Other people may feel differently, so if anyone has anything to add, then message me. Besides that…Rock out with your mocs out!

Please share this post and become a MEMBER at http://lakotalaw.org/donate-new to effect permanent change for the Lakota children.

The Lakota People’s Law Project and the Lakota tribes of South Dakota have been working on achieving the permanent solution to the corruption of South Dakota’s Department of Social Services by rerouting federal money from the state and getting it directly to the tribes. For this to happen the Lakota tribes will have to overcome many hurdles and organize their own foster care and other family planning programs.

Although we have worked on this struggle for over 8 years, we are finally breaking through and creating the system that will prevent Lakota children from being kidnapped by the state of South Dakota and taken from their communities. 8 of the 9 Lakota tribes have applied for federal funding to assist them in planning for the installation of these programs and the Department of Justice, in conjunction with the ACLU, has just released an amicus brief supporting the Lakota children and condemning the practices of South Dakota. The full brief can be read here: https://turtletalk.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/122-1amicusbriefoftheunitedstates8-14-2014.pdf

Please help make this solution a reality by donating to help the Lakota children remain with their families!

The Redskins Nation citizens eagerly signed up, most of them knowing that they might be mocked in their interview with correspondent Jason Jones. But several hours into the Sept. 13 taping of the yet-to-air episode, the fans, all from Virginia, said they were suddenly confronted by a larger group of Native American activists — all of whom were in on the showdown prearranged by “The Daily Show.”

The encounter at a Dupont Circle hotel was so tense that an Alexandria fan said she left in tears and felt so threatened that she later called the police. She has told “The Daily Show” to leave her out of the segment but doesn’t know whether the producers will comply.

“This goes way beyond mocking. Poking fun is one thing, but that’s not what happened,” said Kelli O’Dell, 56, a former teacher who lives in Alexandria and doesn’t watch the show regularly. “It was disingenuous. The Native Americans accused me of things that were so wrong. I felt in danger. I didn’t consent to that. I am going to be defamed.”

If only the Native American activists protesting the racist R**** mascot knew what it was like to be falsely misrepresented and endangered without their consent, and defamed. They’d want to call the police, too.

In her essay "I’m Leaving!" White fragility in Racial Dialogues, Robin J. DiAngelo writes: ”fragility coupled with privilege will result in a response of resistance, indulgence in emotional incapacitation, exiting, or a combination of these.”

And they say people protesting the R**** mascot are the ones who are “too sensitive.”

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Who speaks Wukchumni?

This short documentary profiles the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, a Native American language, and her creation of a comprehensive dictionary. Marie Wilcox spent 7 years creating this dictionary which the Yokuts tribe now uses for weekly basic language classes. 

More than 130 Native American languages are endangered in the United States. For some, only a handful of fluent speakers remain. Marie’s dictionary is a tremendous victory against the countless languages eradicated from our history.

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