(VG Nett) Indianerne i Sør-Dakota er USAs fattigste. Nå får de nødhjelp fra norske ildsjeler, som vil bøte på landtyveriet norske utvandrere stod for på 1800-tallet.
Indianereservatet Pine Ridge, i det sydvestre hjørnet av SørDakota, er så vidt større enn Nord-Trøndelag. Her bor 40.000 lakotaer, også kjent som Sioux-indianere.
Reservatet har vært deres hjem siden slutten av 1800-tallet da den siste motstand mot den hvite manns ekspansjon vestover ble slått ned. Sitting Bull, som kanskje er den best kjente høvdingen, måtte selv bøte med livet i 1890, da han motsette seg arrest.
I would like to thank you for the generous donation!! You have helped my family a great deal. My husband and I have three kids and we just recently adopted a little boy who has seizures so I am a stay at home mom now. The pay cut really hurt us but the love for our family means more.
Again Wopila Tanka to you and thank you for the blessing.
Veronica Black Crow - Red Feather
Anpetu Waste, Good day,
I am writing you this letter to once again thank You for your generous donation to our family community Christmas. It was a great success!! Because of your support we were able to distribute gifts to 50+ children at Children’s Village and the Man Afraid of His Horses Community (Payabaya #4 Community). We were also able to host a meal at Grandma Nellie’s where we distributed the gifts and fed 80 members of the family and community. Wopila!!
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We would also like to inform you of upcoming events associated with Children’s Village, Man afraid of His Horses Pow-wow and other community events:
1. Planning and Fund raising for a Strengthening Culture Camp
2. 2011 Man Afraid of His Horses 35th Annual Pow-wow
3. Man Afraid of His Horses Memorial Park and campground development
4. Community employment opportunities
Please visit the following websites for more information and pictures of past events.
Doreen Two Bulls and Melvina Winters - Children’s Village