Monday, March 25, 2013

Brendan Johnson sweat lodge experience life-changing; Lakota Grandmothers call nations to action

Johnson cooked for an hour and a half and came out feeling changed in ways likely to endure. But then, he has been feeling changed since he began his travels to Indian Country for something other than prosecution work.--Kevin Woster, Rapid City Journal.
From my inbox:

LAKOTA ELDERS TRUTH TOUR
LakotaGrandmothers.org
PRESS ADVISORY
For Immediate Release: March 25, 2013
Rapid City Event Contact: Thembi Blessington, 828-707-8619, thembithongo@gmail.com
To arrange interviews with Lakota Elders: Canupa Gluha Mani at 605-517-1547.
Truth Tour press contact (Lakota Solidarity Project): Thembi Blessington at 828-707-8619.
LAKOTA ELDERS FIND THEIR STRENGTH TO CHALLENGE GENOCIDE
History Making Truth Tour Begins in Rapid City April 1 on Journey from Pine Ridge Reservation to the United Nations and White House
WHO: Lakota Elders Truth Tour of traditional Lakota Elders from Pine Ridge Reservation.

WHAT: Educational and cultural presentation followed by a screening of the powerful new Lakota documentary Red Cry, about genocide in America.

WHEN: Monday, April 1. The presentation and film begins at 6:30pm.

WHERE: Mother Butler Center, 221 Knollwood Dr., Rapid City, SD.
The Lakota Elders Truth Tour is a historic, multi-city education and advocacy tour featuring Lakota Elders Wagunpi Woashake Ikicupi (Elders Take Back Their Strength) on their way to the United Nations in New York and White House in Washington D.C. to demand an end to the policies and practices that are causing the ongoing genocide of their people. In each of the 12+ cities along the Truth Tour route, Lakota Elders will speak of their lives and resistance, backed by a showing of the groundbreaking new Lakota documentary Red Cry. The event is free to the public. Donations to support the Truth Tour are both welcome and needed.

A trailer for the film can be seen at http://www.lakotagrandmothers.org/.
More information to follow.
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Lakota Wagunpi Woashake Ikicupi is Lakota Elders taking back their strength to end the genocide of the Lakota people and renew matriarchal Grandmother leadership on Pine Ridge and across the Lakota Nation. An international solidarity movement is building to Stand Behind the Lakota Grandmothers backed by the Lakota Solidarity Project with the Lakota Strong Heart Warrior Society. Join the movement at LakotaGrandmothers.org

Red Cry.

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