Life Returned

Co-founder of Save Wiyabi Project. 
~ Monday, October 1 ~
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and we could not be more honored that our newest supporter/ally is Cody Blackbird. Cody is a beautiful musician and in 2011, became the youngest recipient ever to win Flutist of the Year at the Native American Music Awards. He also speaks publicly about drugs, alcohol, and suicide prevention. 
If you are interested in participating in Save Wiyabi Project’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign, please write down what ending violence against Native American women means to you, take a photo of yourself, and send it to Save.Wiyabi.Project@gmail.com. We would love to include you and your message!

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and we could not be more honored that our newest supporter/ally is Cody Blackbird. Cody is a beautiful musician and in 2011, became the youngest recipient ever to win Flutist of the Year at the Native American Music Awards. He also speaks publicly about drugs, alcohol, and suicide prevention. 

If you are interested in participating in Save Wiyabi Project’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month campaign, please write down what ending violence against Native American women means to you, take a photo of yourself, and send it to Save.Wiyabi.Project@gmail.com. We would love to include you and your message!

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~ Wednesday, August 1 ~
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In the spirit of writing to our Congresspersons, we took action. We encourage you to do the same. Please tell your Representative to re-authorize the Violence Against Women Act and write them today. If you take your mouse and put it over the places you will see the field pop up, and can use our letter as template. find your local representative on the link below:directory of congressplease download a copy of the above letter to fill out and send to your representative.

brightmoments:

In the spirit of writing to our Congresspersons, we took action. We encourage you to do the same. Please tell your Representative to re-authorize the Violence Against Women Act and write them today. If you take your mouse and put it over the places you will see the field pop up, and can use our letter as template. 

find your local representative on the link below:
directory of congress

please download a copy of the above letter to fill out and send to your representative.

Tags: Feminism NDN Native American VAWA Violence Against Women Signal Boost
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~ Saturday, July 14 ~
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"We see a future…where the Violence Against Women Act, the proudest achievement of my career, is not only law but part of American culture." - Vice President Joe Biden, NAACP Annual Convention (7/12/12)There are just four weeks left in the work period before Congress adjourns for the August break. It is once again time to flood your Representatives with emails, Tweets, and phone calls. It is imperative that they vote “NO” on H.R. 4970, and “YES” on S. 1925. The time is now.
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"We see a future…where the Violence Against Women Act, the proudest achievement of my career, is not only law but part of American culture." - Vice President Joe Biden, NAACP Annual Convention (7/12/12)

There are just four weeks left in the work period before Congress adjourns for the August break. It is once again time to flood your Representatives with emails, Tweets, and phone calls. It is imperative that they vote “NO” on H.R. 4970, and “YES” on S. 1925. The time is now.

http://congress.org/congressorg/directory/congdir.tt

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~ Thursday, July 12 ~
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Fort Lewis lacrosse player and Save Wiyabi Project supporter Tim Topper, has taken advocacy to a whole new level. He stated that he, “Now has another reason to play.” That sound you hear is my heart swooning. 

Fort Lewis lacrosse player and Save Wiyabi Project supporter Tim Topper, has taken advocacy to a whole new level. He stated that he, “Now has another reason to play.” That sound you hear is my heart swooning. 

Tags: Feminism First Nation Fort Lewis Indigenous Lacrosse NDN Native American Save Wiaybi Project Women
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~ Monday, June 18 ~
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Sending you some Wįyąbi power.

Tags: Dakota Indigenous Lakota NDN Nakoda Real VAWA SlutWalk VAWA War onWomen Wiyabi Women
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~ Sunday, June 17 ~
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I present to you this year’s new SlutWalk San Francisco poster! It makes me incredibly happy that our ever loving and ever fabulous designer (Vince Marchbanks) put a photo of the Native group that attended our walk last year (which includes my dad). Made me a little teary-eyed. 

I present to you this year’s new SlutWalk San Francisco poster! It makes me incredibly happy that our ever loving and ever fabulous designer (Vince Marchbanks) put a photo of the Native group that attended our walk last year (which includes my dad). Made me a little teary-eyed. 

Tags: Rape Culture SlutWalk SlutWalk San Francisco Vagina Victim Blaming Women NDN Native American
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~ Monday, June 11 ~
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In 1847, only 16 years since the Trail of Tears which displaced thousands of Native Americans, leaving them impoverished and malnourished without the right to remain on their traditional lands, the Choctaw tribe collected $710 in order to aid the victims of the Great Irish Famine.

Taken inflation into account, the same amount today would be worth $19,722.22. The Choctaw had no reason to do this other than a shared sense of common humanity which led them to raise vital funds for the Irish.

Worth noting is that Queen Victoria, the monarch at the time who ought to have cared more about her people, only sent £2000 to the Irish and that she ordered that no-one else would be allowed to send more money than her, meaning that the Ottoman Sultan had to cut his original donation from £10,000 to £1,000.

— Hella team Ireland.
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~ Wednesday, June 6 ~
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Save Wiyabi Project interview.

Save Wiyabi Project interview.

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brightmoments:

Save Wįyąbi Project has been featured in the premiere issue of Native Max magazine.Native Max incorporates High & Urban Fashion, Beauty, Art, Entertainment, Reality and Body/Fitness into each publication, showcasing talented Native American individuals as well. click on the cover to download the issue and learn more about Save Wįyąbi Project (pg. 52) 
 

Thanks for the love, NM Magazine. We so appreciate it!

brightmoments:

Save Wįyąbi Project has been featured in the premiere issue of Native Max magazine.
Native Max incorporates High & Urban Fashion, Beauty, Art, Entertainment, Reality and Body/Fitness into each publication, showcasing talented Native American individuals as well. 

click on the cover to download the issue and learn more about Save Wįyąbi Project (pg. 52) 

 

Thanks for the love, NM Magazine. We so appreciate it!

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~ Tuesday, June 5 ~
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