I have been preparing articles about Lakota Reservations to show people everywhere the reality of these places. Normaly we outsiders ( I am including on it ) have a different and romantic idea about the reservations as many people are fascinated by Native culture, religion, art and history. Thus, I always thought it is very important to know that these people have been struggling for years to keep their anscestors legacy alive.
Today I decided to use my space here to repass a message from Joseph Brings Plenty - Chairman of Cheyenne River Reservation – the Eagle Buttle – about a very sad fact that is happening in Porcupine – Pine Ridge Reservation. All the history, culture and art, I will tell here in another moment. For me as for many people is a pity to know things like this are happening there. They are the ones who tell us to take care and respect the elders, it´s really sad when we see some Lakota values can be lost by the result of having many years of approaching to “white man” society and ways of life.
I am now repassing below some notes written by Joseph Brings Plenty to help him to spread the word. He kindly told me that these are the things he has heard from the elders, the ones who had courage to step forward to make their voices loud but he told me there are many others very scared to do the same. He also told me some great “warriors” are supporting the cause in this moment. Here are all updates and as soon as he tells me something new I will spread it here.
|Joseph Brings Plenty - Chairman of Cheynne River Reservation|