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Social Justice Sewing Academy partners with Lakota Youth Speak

Posted By PowWow Articles October 30th, 2018 Last Updated on: January 19th, 2022

The International Quilt show toured through the US and made a stop in Santa Clara California.

I was introduced to a special section of the show dedicated to Social Justice where one of the ambassadors showed me a beautiful quilt made by Lakota youth from Cheyenne River.

Lakota Youth Speak has

“facilitated holistic enrichment programs designed alongside Lakota teenagers to amplify indigenous voices. Programs include weekends at sacred Lakota sites, health and wellness retreats, art and writing workshops, and community member-led activities focused on Lakota skills, foodways, and resilience. Initially funded by Davis Project for Peace, the Lakota Youth Speak Project continues through a partnership with Simply Smiles Inc., the generous support of private donors and other fundraising efforts.”

www.sjsacademy.com/lakota-youth-speak

The Quilt showcases squares all designed and sewn by the youth, focusing on various issues ranging from alcoholism, texting while driving, MMIW and water protector.

To follow Lakota Youth Speak on Instagram you can find them @lakotayouthspeak

To Follow Social Justice Sewing Academy you can find them @sjsacademy

 


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