"Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages" -Thomas A. Edison

Monday, March 27, 2006

Tribal Leader Rallies for Abortion Clinic on Reservervation

"The new South Dakota law bans all abortions except to save the life of the mother — with no exceptions for rape or incest.Fire Thunder said the state law would not apply to the reservation. “We’re a sovereign nation,” she said.The new law is set to go into effect July 1, but a court challenge almost certainly will delay it, and opponents of the law are already gathering signatures to put it on the ballot in November."

Indians Still Face Obstacles in Voting

"LAKE ANDES — When Charon Asetoyer went to vote a few years ago, she was met with unfriendly words and an offensive gesture. A white man, apparently unhappy with the idea of an American Indian walking into the polls, asked her in vulgar terms what she was doing there.
She told him she was there because she had a right to vote and went back to her car to wait for him to leave. Only after he sped away did she walk inside.


Anonymous Paul -V- said...

Thanks for posting these.

Too often these stories don't get the press they deserve.

11:30 AM  

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