The skatepark is almost done and we need a final fundraising push to complete the skatepark this year!
Through this Kickstarter program, we are now raising the funds necessary to complete theThe WK 4-Directions Toby Eaglebull Memorial Skatepark on the Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota and positively impact the community with a place for the local youth to thrive. The remaining skatepark expansion area is all dirt and the high plains winds are blowing it into the skatepark creating a dust bowl effect and creating unsafe conditions for the skaters.
With your help, we can finish the park and contribute to a shared vision of a vital community skatepark for the Lakota youth. Contribute today so that we can do it!
Upon reaching the $70,000 Kickstarter goal, we’ll complete PHASE 2 (illustrated below) of the park and hold a grand opening skate contest and ceremony for skateboarders, families and supporters. Anything above and beyond the goal will go toward our “stretch goal” which is development and completion of PHASE 3, which requires an additional $35,000 or $105,000 in total funding.
A B.C. music promoter is being lauded for its decision to ban native headdresses at an upcoming festival out of respect for indigenous people. The Bass Coast Project announced on its Facebook page Tuesday that it would ban the wearing of “feathered war bonnets” at its electronic music festival, which will be held in Merritt, B.C. from Aug. 1 to 4.
Native American proverb (via phoxbox)
holy shit, ignorant white shits are in the ndn tag. this quote has NOTHING to do with native people, it’s a quote by WHITE environmental activist Wendell Berry. Holy shit, there is no such thing as a “native american proverb” you piece of shit.
you lost your ndn status if you married a white man, went to university or left the reserve so u tell me how “we did this to ourselves,” when if ndns even tried to get out of poverty, we were forced to turn our backs on our identities.
“A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous. A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.”
Those who say “revolution is not about peace and love” are wrong. Revolution is about loving your comrades so much that you’d kill to see them free, and a yearning for the peace that comes when human dignity has been won for everyone, regardless of who and what they are.
McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.
"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.
Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.
“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”
“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.
“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.
At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.
She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.
“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”
“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”
Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.
“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”
I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.
this is terrifying
Kill all CEOs
Should be an interesting conversation.
Panic! At The Disco: Girls/Girls/Boys (Director’s Cut)
Check out the alternate version of Panic! At The Disco’s video for ‘Girls/Girls/Boys’ featuring a different ending.
Shazam the song and enter to win the Fender 2014 MLB All-Star Game Stratocaster used during the MLB All Star weekend and signed by the band!
*fans self furiously* oh my
israel bombed gaza’s zoo today. no, hamas wasn’t there.
israel has bombed hospitals. no, hamas wasn’t there.
israel has bombed schools. no, hamas wasn’t there.
israel has bombed apartments, homes, and the streets. israel has bombed the beaches. israel has put out snipers to shoot at fleeing women and children and men.
israel is an apartheid state.
hamas doesn’t exist in a vaccuum. israel created hamas. without israeli oppression and occupation and apartheid, there would be no hamas.
wonder woman wouldn’t stand for any of this shit. you are not right, gal gadot, and israel. you are not right, and you will not overcome. you will never overcome.
By Andrea Smith, Unsettling Ourselves We often hear the mantra in indigenous communities that Native women aren’t feminists. Supposedly, feminism is not needed because Native women were treated wit…
THINK NOT ABOUT WHAT YOUR PEOPLE CAN DO FOR YOU – THINK ONLY OF WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR PEOPLE by Damon Corrie
As an indigenous person – we should have as our mantra to live by – this simple co-opted expression:
THINK NOT ABOUT WHAT YOUR PEOPLE CAN DO FOR YOU – THINK ONLY OF WHAT YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR PEOPLE
I try to live by this motto, I guess you could say it is ‘holy’ to me, let me not give any other examples than 1 of my very own, of what I have been able to do ON my own just by trying to live up to this every day.