For those that aren’t on my usual pages. Today signals the end of
National Volunteer Week and before it ends, I want to throw out a great
big thank you to all of the amazing volunteers that help make Bunny’s
Heroes and SoDak Con what is today.
To all of my amazing
volunteers for both of these amazing groups. Past, present and future.
You are more then amazing, you are beyond that. You all help this area
be so much more of a brighter place, that brings hope and safe places,
be it for children in need or the geek
community in this area. Without you it wouldn’t be possible. I can’t
thank you enough for helping me bring both of these to the amazing
levels they have reached and beyond that! I am blessed to have you all
in my life. Thank you for being a part of these crazy rides and let’s
see what else is in store for us. Thank you, you wonderful people!
Fine Arts students from Oglala Lakota College recently put on an Art Show at the Suzie Cappa Art Center in Rapid City, SD. The concept of the show is Misconceptions of the Reservation. Each artist demonstrates their interpretation of this in their own art forms. These photos by Angel White Eyes are of people from the Pine Ridge Reservation who overcome the statistics and break the mold of preconceived notions of people living on Pine Ridge. The show will be up until the end of July.
Summary: Imagine stopping at random roadside attractions while traveling with the guys (prompt from jackiefour)
Word Count: 1,302
Largest Ball of Twine: Cawker City, Kansas. You were
working there after having graduated university and entering the world as a
‘new adult’… without a job. Of course
they wouldn’t have any jobs for a mythology major, you weren’t sure what you
expected anyway, but you didn’t mind the job.
Tourists came and went, they were traveling for you. It was secondhand adventure; you could hear
their stories without having to worry about spending the money.
You met the Winchesters when you were brutally informed
that everything you’d been studying was real.
Dean told you to be happy they were saving you from being run over by
the world’s largest ball of twine, anyway, and you didn’t mind going along with
them. You had nothing holding you back,
Hundreds Rally Against Racism Outside Hospital in Rapid City
At least 300 people rallied outside a hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota last week after a nurse there was caught on video making disparaging remarks about Native Americans.The nurse, allegedly Ryane Oliva, was fired by the Rapid City Regional Hospital after she sent racially charged Snapchat messages to minors and was taped cussing out Native Americans.
Native American Man Who Attended Anti-Police Brutality Rally Is Killed By Police Next Day
A man who participated in an anti-police brutality march and rally in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Friday was shot and killed by police a day later, according to reports. Rapid City Police identified the victim as Allen Locke, 30, of Rapid City. At about 6 p.m. Saturday, police were dispatched to a subdivision known as Lakota Community Homes to remove a person from a residence there, the Rapid City Journal reported.
1. The number of people killed by police in 2014: 1,149, according to Mapping Police Violence, a research collaborative collecting data on police killings nationwide.
2. The number of people killed by police so far in 2015: 470, according to the Guardian.
3. The percentage of those people who were women: 4.6%, or 22 people, according to the Guardian.
4. Of those women, the percentage who were women of color: roughly 41%, or 9 people, according to the Guardian.
5. The number of people killed by police so far in June: 4.
6. The state where two of the four shootings took place this month: Texas.
7. The likelihood that a black person killed by police, like 22-year-old Rekia Boyd (killed in Chicago), will be unarmed: Twice as likely as a white person killed by police, according to the Guardian.
8. The group as likely as black Americans to be killed by police, according to 1999-2013 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Native Americans — like 30-year-old Allen Locke, who was killed by police in Rapid City, South Dakota the day after he attended a #NativeLivesMatter Anti-Police Brutality Rally in December 2014.
9. The number of Latino people killed by police in 2015: 67, according the Guardian.
10: The percentage of those people who were unarmed, like 16-year-old Jesse Hernandez (killed by police in Denver in January 2015): 25%.