Results for tag: Pine Ridge

Native Depression-A Result of Colanization?

In case you weren't aware September is National Suicide Prevention month so we're going to take some time to talk about a very serious topic-depression. Depression is a serious illness. One that affects thousands of Native Americans every day. In the past few years, an epidemic of suicide has spread...

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73 year old Leonard Peltier’s Health is Slipping Away

“I’m one step back from passing away.”   Native American political prisoner and activist Leonard Peltier has been imprisoned for more than 40 years, denied pardons even despite his health deteriorating throughout his sentence. Very recently, though, it seems his health is slipping and he is very much aware of...

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The Black Hills Unity Concert 2015: The Black Hills Are Not For Sale

“The Black Hills Are Not For Sale.” A statement that many have heard, seen on fliers, buttons and bumper stickers, promoting action that protects the mountain range in western South Dakota that many Plains tribes consider sacred. This is also the theme for the Black Hills Unity Concert, a gathering...

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Songs My Brothers Taught Me – Lakota actors from Pine Ridge, Premiered at Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals

  [caption id="attachment_14514" align="alignnone" width="326"] Theatrical poster by Version Industries[/caption] I’ve seen many people come to my reservation either to pursue a project or to gain insight on what life is like “on the rez”. Though many of these people were simply in search of a good story, through expose...

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Summer Must See’s and Do’s in the Black Hills and Rapid City Area

Growing up in South Dakota and frequenting Rapid City, as it's the largest and closet city to the Pine Ridge, we're no strangers to tourists on and off the reservation. We love taking an all day ride through the Black Hills, "the Hills" as locals call them, just as much...

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#ThereIsHope – Suicide Prevention and Awareness on the Pine Ridge

The Pine Ridge Reservation, a place that is often painted as one of the most impoverished, unhealthy and downright ugly places that you can imagine, whose 28,000 residents call this place home and choose not only to overlook the negative, but also to do what they can to make it...

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