Aftermath of Vote 2020

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There is only one way to start today’s message: thank you, thank you, thank you! From the bottom of my heart, and from so many of us here at Standing Rock Nation, we feel blessed and grateful to have you on our side.

Our Vote 2020 Campaign has been a resounding success on so many levels, and we couldn’t have done it without you. We formed important new bonds, trained 40 tribal members on voter outreach, and created powerful media that reached hundreds of thousands. Most importantly, all the work we did made a definitive difference in the election — and I urge you to read much more about this in our new Lakota Law blog.

Halle Martinez, one of our outstanding Standing Rock calling team members.

Your support allowed us to reach out to more than a quarter million Native and environmentally conscious voters. Ultimately, we had 11,000-plus activating conversations with people in battleground states like Arizona. Now, due partly to the Native vote, we’ll have new national leadership, more Indigenous people in office, and the chance to heal this nation. 

We saw exactly how loud the voices of Native people can be in Arizona. We had nearly 2,500 conversations with voters in the Grand Canyon State. Turnout was high in Indian Country, and the state will now have a Senator who should stand up for the environment. 

I think most of you are aware that Donald Trump has not conceded victory and isn’t stopping his attacks on the will of the people. We must not rest on our laurels, become the least bit complacent, or stop working together for justice and the health of our democracy.

There is much still to accomplish together moving forward. I’m confident we can continue forming critical partnerships down the road to bring about even more positive change. That could be as soon as January with Georgia’s two U.S. Senate run-off elections. Regardless, I’m excited about what the future holds for Standing Rock, the United States, and our shared world.

Wopila tanka — my deepest gratitude for your participation in our democracy!

Phyllis Young
Standing Rock Organizer
The Lakota People’s Law Project

New Veterans Memorial

Kolby KickingWoman

Nov 11, 2020

‘This memorial is a fitting tribute to their patriotism and deep commitment to this country’

Kolby KickingWoman
Indian Country Today

The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is commemorating Veterans Day 2020 by unveiling the National Native American Veterans Memorial.

The museum originally planned to host a veterans’ procession and dedication ceremony but is looking to reschedule those events for later due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The installation sits on the museum’s grounds and is a short walk from the U.S. Capitol. 

The Arts in the Time of Covid

I have used the virtual world for education long before the lock-down restrictions of Covid-19. I invite everyone to visit the educational site – the Wounded Knee Memorial at:

Seaside Dreams in Kitley: grid.kitely.com:8002:Seaside Dreams

First, go to: https://www.kitely.com/ sign up for free and then go to the world, Seaside Dreams. Upon arriving you will see a teleporter to the memorial.

¨Please visit my other world: Seaside Dreams for the interactive Wounded Knee Memorial. This memorial commemorates the massacre December 29th, 1890 in which 300+ Lakota died in a unjust and horrific way by the U,S, Calvary. Please come explore and learn how these past events connect to current events. You will find the teleporter to the memorial upon arriving at Seaside Dreams. hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seaside%20Dreams/218/121/22

There was a special discussion and interview: See it here: https://virtualoutworlding.blogspot.com/2018/02/2018-edu-massacre-at-wounded-knee.html¨

Because of Covid-19 we are restricted in attending large gatherings. You will also find at Kitely the world Gallery No. 8 and Town Center.

grid.kitely.com:8002:Gallery No.8 and Town Center

There we host an annual Native American Film festival. Upon arrival you will find information about the festival and where you can find the latest film streaming.

This year´s festival must be virtual and I encourage everyone to support the arts and film makers everywhere you can. The arts are severely affected. Red Nation Film Festival | 2020 Films