Stand Up For Native Women On Indigenous Peoples Day

Today, August 9th, is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – a day that is meant to honor ethnic groups around the world who are native to a particular land or region.

However, as the US Congress comes under pressure to cut the deficit and drastically reduce spending, Native communities could be left without the necessary resources to fight the epidemic of rape and sexual violence perpetrated against Native women and girls.

You may recall that one of our most historic victories in 2010 was when President Obama signed the Tribal Law and Order Act into law. This was a hard-fought battle championed by tribal leaders, Native advocates, and Amnesty members like you.

The Tribal Law and Order Act begins to empower tribal governments, address jurisdictional challenges and improve the agencies, programs and policies that have failed to protect, prevent and respond to Native American and Alaskan Native women survivors of sexual and domestic violence.

It is these very lifelines – the already chronically underfunded agencies and programs tasked with ensuring the safety and well-being of tribal communities – that Congress is threatening to cut…unless they hear from you first!

Take action to support funding that keeps America’s indigenous communities safe from rape and sexual violence.

With Congress in recess – and Congressional members’ at home in their local districts hearing the needs and priorities of their constituents (you!) – the time to strike is now!

So celebrate today by raising your voice in honor of America’s Indigenous peoples.

We fought to get legislation such as the Tribal Law and Order Act on the books, and there’s no better day than this one to fight to keep its legacy and purpose alive!

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10 thoughts on “Stand Up For Native Women On Indigenous Peoples Day

  1. Native Woman !!

    You are Power. Earth's Direct Power.

    It's you, & In you.

    The old Circle was broken.

    Many of you lost the Way.

    When you lose that, you find your self alone, surrounded by loss & danger.

    Come back from the Whites' dead end.

    Come back Together.

    Stop running with the Whites.

    Stop running after the Whites.

    Stop draining your Power.

    Stop.

    Come back.

    When you Return, no one will take your Power again.

    Come back to the good road waiting for you.

    Come back to your Self.

    Build your Power again.

    It is in you.

    It is you.

  2. Lozen the woman warrior had Power.

    Power to locate the Enemy.

    To tell which way he was coming from.

    So long she was there, the People were safe from danger.

    Today we don't have anyone like her.

    Her Power is lost … but not gone.

    It's there … waiting for you to find it.

    The Enemy is greater all around … so is the danger.

    Native Woman, trust your Self, your Way.

    That Way will find that Power.

  3. Native Woman !!

    You are Power. Earth’s Direct Power.

    It’s you, & In you.

    The old Circle was broken.

    Many of you lost the Way.

    When you lose that, you find your self alone, surrounded by loss & danger.

    Come back from the Whites’ dead end.

    Come back Together.

    Stop running with the Whites.

    Stop running after the Whites.

    Stop draining your Power.

    Stop.

    Come back.

    When you Return, no one will take your Power again.

    Come back to the good road waiting for you.

    Come back to your Self.

    Build your Power again.

    It is in you.

    It is you.

  4. Lozen the woman warrior had Power.

    Power to locate the Enemy.

    To tell which way he was coming from.

    So long she was there, the People were safe from danger.

    Today we don’t have anyone like her.

    Her Power is lost … but not gone.

    It’s there … waiting for you to find it.

    The Enemy is greater all around … so is the danger.

    Native Woman, trust your Self, your Way.

    That Way will find that Power.

  5. Especially today is it true … no law of the White Empire will for very long benefit Native, man or woman.

    Especially under the current Great White Thief … Whiter than those before him in the White House.

    Especially after the twin talons of the One Beast staged their false drama of the socalled "deficit."

    No deficit but one made to mirror a mirage.

    They're cutting the last provisions from the People.

    Depending only on their "laws" will get open mouths stuffed with illusion's ashes.

    The 2010 Tribal Order Act … a "victory" ?

    If so more hollow than historic.

    Amnesty is right … fight to protect the funding against rape.

    But same time Native Woman … awaken to Self.

    Only one you can trust is you.

  6. Especially today is it true … no law of the White Empire will for very long benefit Native, man or woman.

    Especially under the current Great White Thief … Whiter than those before him in the White House.

    Especially after the twin talons of the One Beast staged their false drama of the socalled “deficit.”

    No deficit but one made to mirror a mirage.

    They’re cutting the last provisions from the People.

    Depending only on their “laws” will get open mouths stuffed with illusion’s ashes.

    The 2010 Tribal Order Act … a “victory” ?

    If so more hollow than historic.

    Amnesty is right … fight to protect the funding against rape.

    But same time Native Woman … awaken to Self.

    Only one you can trust is you.