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Jun
18

Pine Ridge:

Myself and many readers here have sent support to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation for years. I have been blogging and talking about the things there for a while. Yesterday I heard that Diane Sawyer’s team is going there to do a story about our friend Blossom and her eleven grandchildren who live with her in a broken down trailer. We tried to get a new trailer in there, and talked about hiring some carpenters to fix it, and we instead signed up for a Fema Trailer, which three months later we are still waiting for.
I am so happy to have had anything to do with bringing this story to the media’s attention. I hope the Diane Sawyer story brings in tons of help and support, for Blossom and for The Buffalo Boy Foundation. I appreciate the love and support of all here and all who will be coming to the aid of the Lakota People in Pine Ridge. What has happened to them makes the poor victims of Katrina look rich by comparison. The children pick through landfills to find wood to burn to keep warm. I have tried to help them as much as i could, and of course I would like to continue to be a friend and help out more, too.
I want to help them get some jobs and industry out there, which is why I always talk about allowing the indian people to grow hemp. It is such a great and useful crop and is a great money making crop as well–homes shoes and fuel, as well as food can be gleaned from it. It is not the kind of thing that people smoke, that is a different plant! We are working on ideas that I hope Diane Sawyer will help support. They have taken a few years to get the non profit status and other things we have worked on. I hope people will build on what is already in place and not just replicate it and then move on. Let’s build something there.
Blossom is a GODDESS.

Comments

  1. CosmicTinker says:

    Pine Ridge is being profiled tonight on 20/20, in case it wasn’t already mentioned. Info about it is here: http://abcnews.go.com/2020/

  2. TruthAndJustice says:

    By the way, I have an awesome t-shirt that says on the top “Homeland Security” with an image of 4 Native warriors underneath. And underneath the image it says “Fighting terrorism since 1492″. Ain’t that the truth.

  3. TruthAndJustice says:

    Thank you so much Roseanne for taking on what the corporate media refuse to cover (Native American issues). I’ve donated some money to the Lakota Action Network in the past, though I know it’s not nearly enough. Needless to say, it’s not only the Lakota who are still suffering behind the scenes, it’s ALL Native tribes. The western world is intentionally destroying what is left of all indigenous culture, though I doubt they will succeed in full.

  4. fighting truth decay says:

    if only they had’nt taken over the indians in the first place, we’d be living in a much better world today. i definitely agree with the hemp plan, i read the emporer wears no close 30 years ago, if only the people realized the epa turned the plan of taking 5% of the growing land, to grow hemp, and within 90 days we could have been driving our cars and heating our homes. the world would be a much better place.

  5. Looking good..

  6. Site looks good so far!
    I know there was a mobile HIV testing unit at Pine Ridge several weeks back; the native community is disproportionally affected by HIV.

  7. DJ Tenn. nYc says:

    Thank you Roseanne for all you do and for the genius ideas to solve problems you put forth into this crazy mans world xo Tenn.

  8. jesseburns says:

    cool,
    next time, i wanna help! :)

  9. Full Moon and High Tide Productions says:

    Thanks we’ll keep making revisions, but wanted to get a new design up quickly.

  10. jesseburns says:

    oh good. i like the new layout tho, kinda cool, to bad there wasn’t a chat for everyone too, of course it would probably get a little hectic you would need admins and stuff.
    kudoes to whoever came up with the “recommend” button, you should also on each roseanne blog post, be able to link it to your twitter,facebook ect.. so that other people can click and direct them to the website where they can read her article.
    not saying its not good now, just thought i would suggest a couple things!
    keep up the good work everyone! =]

  11. Full Moon and High Tide Productions says:

    It will stay up for the short term and possibly longer. We’ll see how this goes.

  12. jesseburns says:

    “old forum” i meant, i dont see a delete button on my comments lol i guess everythings still in the works

  13. jesseburns says:

    i just signed up on this part, are you still going to use the old blog? or is that going away?

  14. jesseburns says:

    awesome <3

  15. Great work Roseanne.