I have been sitting here trying to decide what to write about. Nothing seemed to inspire me today. I decided to “give it a rest” and check out something else for a while.
I went over to Twitter and one of the folks I follow had posted a link to a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) that has just been released to help get aid for the Cheyenne River Reservation, which appears to continue in a state of emergency. I really liked the simple, direct approach of the PSA. I also liked the fact that it was filled with youthful faces. The youth on the reservations in South Dakota seem to have very little hope. Perhaps this will provide them with some inspiration.
This is a link to the PSA. I think you will like it too. http://tinyurl.com/ye5bpaj
I then went to the home page of the organization that produced the PSA “Shift the Power to the People”. I wanted to learn more. The link to their page, which includes a petition to sign and letters to send to your congressional delegation, is http://shiftthepowertothepeople.org
Their Mission Statement is
To Empower people to create sustainable, lasting change in their communities and countries through:
- Creating Awareness of the current issues and conditions
- Creating Alternatives that promote Dignity, Justice, Unity, and Accountability
- Taking Action that supports the creation of these alternatives
They look to create awareness. That is, of course, what I try to do in my own ways. That is why I blog and Twitter my fingers off – to spread awareness of the issues on the reservations in South Dakota.
Read about life on Pine Ridge Reservation or Cheyenne River Reservation. Then decide if you can go another day without sharing the information with someone else.