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Salem-News.com (Mar-16-2014 11:28)

Freeing Native Americans from This Sick Culture

Oh, the lovely US government. It's overdrive now, breaking promises to each of us, but those it broke to Native Americans define the very culture we all must live in.

(SALEM) - Native American struggle Right now Native American kids are killing themselves. "Native youth are more than three times more likely to commit suicide (a number that increases to more than 10 times on some reservations), and have post traumatic stress symptoms on par with Iraq War veterans."

That's children, killing themselves. "Experts say in addition to these factors, a “trail of broken promises” adds to a feeling of hopelessness ...."

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Salem-News.com (Feb-28-2014 18:27)

Wounded Knee Massacre by Christians Crusaders

Please don’t be confused with Wounded Knee Incident.

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Massacre at Wounded Knee The Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on December 29,1890, near Wounded Knee Creek (Lakota: Čhaŋkpé Ópi Wakpála) on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in the U.S. state of South Dakota.

It was the last battle of the American Indian Wars.

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Salem-News.com (Feb-03-2014 20:32)

Hearts On The Ground: Free the Lakota Children

"A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground."
- Native American Proverb - Please Help Spread the Word!

(NAIROBI, Kenya ECOTERRA) - Free Lakota children As clearly documented in the new short web video “Hearts on the Ground,” by Sundance award-winning director Kalyanee Mam (just released at www.LakotaLaw.org/action), the epidemic of child taking by the State of South Dakota is tearing thousands of Lakota Sioux families apart.

Every day, Lakota grandmothers are illegally denied their right to foster their own grandchildren. The South Dakota Dept. of Social Services rejects grandmothers for such trivial reasons as too few rooms in a home, too small of a home, too old, decades old crimes, and even rumors.

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Salem-News.com (Jan-13-2014 13:52)

Peter Yarrow Concert to Benefit Native American Nonprofit

Peter Yarrow's “An Evening of Love and Laughter,” a concert benefiting Portland-based Wisdom of the Elders

(PORTLAND, OR) - Peter Yarrow, of the famed 1960s folk group Peter, Paul & Mary Peter Yarrow, of the famed 1960s folk group Peter, Paul & Mary, will perform “An Evening of Love and Laughter” to benefit Portland-based Wisdom of the Elders, a Native American nonprofit, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Augustana Lutheran Church, which donated use of its facility at 2710 NE 14th Ave.

Yarrow, who wrote some of the trio’s hits, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon” and “Day is Done,” has merged music and social activism in recent decades.

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