Category : Lakota Values

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Native Americans Value Our Earth and Its People Quotes from my book the Sioux Code Talkers of World War II   Quote from a Dakota Code Talker from Ft. Peck Tribe
We Walked with Thousands Hundreds of Native American tribes unified on Friday March 10, 2017 to walk in Washington D.C. to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline.  #NoDAPL                     My daughter, Alana, and I drove down to walk with our relatives from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. …
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will be on a Walk to Washington DC March 7-10th As far as I know, there are at least 3 busloads of members from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe going to Washington D.C. to raise awareness for #NoDAPL. Standing Rock Sioux Tribe facebook page, click here. ABC news click here Democracy …
How to Keep Going Words of Wisdom About Perseverance Listen to a story read from the book titled Keep Going: The Art of Perseverance by Joseph M. Marshall III (p88-89).   Perseverance is Powerful Inspirational Quote #1   Set High Goals Inspirational Quote #2   Slow and Steady Wins the Race Inspirational Quote #3   Reach …
American Indian Case Study Continued… Part 4 Results There were several issues at the turn of the century, but there are three most urgent ones to discuss.  The traditional Sioux way of life was gone, along with the buffalo.  And, to make matters worse, children were taken off to boarding school to be assimilated into …
Native American Indian Case Study Part 3 Results of Resistance The values of cooperation and generosity were (are) important in the Sioux culture. However, when a man was forced to defend himself, this person could demonstrate that “he could think clearly and act calmly on the battlefield”.  This person also had opportunities to show “he was a good provider for his …
Part 2: Native American Indian Values and Discovery of Gold More Background Traditional Native American Indian Values sometimes have contrasting values with non-Native values.  Family and community groups are important where at times in non-Native society, the focus is on taking care of one’s self.  Other Native values include cooperation and generosity while non-Natives may …
Part 1: American Indian Case Study: Values and Buffalo Introduction and Background There are 562 recognized tribes in America and each on varies from the next.  Each tribe has its own culture, customs, traditions and language.  But the tribes have certain values that are the same.  Central to the Native American Indian values system are …
Four Important Values Lakota culture teaches certain virtues for living life.  A post for St. Joseph’s Indian School provides descriptions about these Four Values:  Generosity, Courage, Respect, and Wisdom.  The line I connected with most and made me think was: “It is better to give a lot than to have a lot. To be called “stingy” is …
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