NRA Cash = Teacher Supplies? Marty Two Bulls

Posted By Marty Two Bulls February 27th, 2018 Last Updated on: February 27th, 2018

Will arming teachers make schools safer?


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About Marty Two Bulls

Marty Two Bulls Sr. is an Oglala Lakota originally from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He spent his childhood in Rapid City, South Dakota and was graduated from Rapid City’s Central High School in 1981. He attended college in Denver at the Colorado Institute of Art, which gave him the technical skills to land a job in his hometown with the local television station, a NBC affiliate, as an assistant to the art director. It was at his high school newspaper (the Pine Needle) that Two Bulls first started drawing editorial cartoons. His ‘editoons’ started out as a hobby but within a few years the hobby turned into a career.

Two Bulls began as a journalist in weekly newspapers and then moved on to dailies. He accepted a position the Rapid City Journal as graphics editor and he served on the editorial board for seven years. Two Bulls then moved on to the Sioux Falls Argus Leader as graphics editor for six more years. He eventually left newspapers and returned to college to finish his BFA degree, freelance as a cartoonist, and pursue a fine art career. He has drawn editorial cartoons for the Indian Country Today Media Network since 2001, an archive of his work can be found at: https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com/category/news/cartoons

His work also appears in the newspapers; Indian Country Today (Martin, SD), Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Times (New Town, ND), Cherokee One Feather (Cherokee, NC), Sincangu Scribe (Rosebud SD) and News from Indian Country (Hayward, WI).

His work focuses on issues of political interest to Native peoples, a vital niche market. “Native Americans have been historically persecuted and marginalized by the dominant culture, which has reduced them to a minority in their own lands. Said Two Bulls “I create my cartoons for my people and if non-Natives are touched by the work, then all the better”. It is important to him that the message of the editorial is made known to all peoples.

Marty currently works as a senior freelance artist, college art professor, and graphic designer. He enjoys teaching, painting, and sculpting. His website is m2bulls.com

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Donna Sanchez

No, but I think arming the right school staff would be wise. What I mean about the right school staff is arming the teachers who have been behind a gun whether in battle or who holds an CHL.

Jonell Adams

Marty, you hit the nail right on the head. There is so much bad things to say about this President. What is his message to us? That our lives, our children don’t matter? That money is more important? Of course. His cure for this situation is to put a band-aid on it by handing out guns to teachers, really? He wants the teachers and shooters to have a show down while our children are in the middle getting shot and their body’s are being blown out in front of them. These children will be forever scarred in their minds and bodies. Children are dying in the United States of America in their schools in the class rooms!! The children are trying to speak out for themselves. Come on America, wake up and push to have your elected Congress person make a stand for YOU and our CHILDREN. And if they don’t, make sure they are not elected again.

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