Friday, August 28, 2015

Muhammad Ali Tribute ✰ The Greatest

My Mother. Loved Muhammad Ali And so do I.

✰Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee, These are the words of Muhammad Ali✰ 

The Greatest!

"Walk On The Roof, Is An Expression. It's Like, Getting To The Top. 

Not To Be Taken Literally.

This October, make Halloween count by Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF. Doing so will help get things like water, education and medicine to the children who need it most. Your efforts will show that you believe ZERO children should be without the basic necessities that we often take for granted.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF

You can still ask for candy. Just stick out your trick or treat bag  and the UNICEF box and smile!


UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 17:  Muhammad Ali holding the Heavyweight Title Belt that he received from Ring Magazine.  (Photo by Phil Greitzer/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Monday, August 3, 2015

Blessings In A Backpack

Blessings In A Backpack
1839 Brownsboro Rd
Louisville KY 40206
phone 1 - 800-872-4366
po box 1628. Louisville, KY 40201-1628

Blessings in a Backpack can feed a child every weekend for $80 per school year, and they make it easy to sponsor your own school.

Hunger Doesn't Take The Weekends Off.

Program Locations


Healthy Lunchbox
Lunch Box Makeover

OTC eCatalogs Craft, School Supplies, Birthday, All Occasion Decorations And Much More!
I have no interests in this company. I am just a customer for many years and their products are fabulous.


Learn the keys to a successful science fair project and find links to energy experiments, courtesy of the National Energy Education Development Project. Get the Guide to Planning a Science Fair Project.
Science Fair Experiments


World Wildlife Fund
1250 Twenty-Fourth Street, N.W.
P.O. Box 97180
Washington, DC
phone (202) 293-4800
Contact World Wildlife Fund
Gift Center

Knowledge Is Power!

It Gets Better Project Chanel

African-American Heroes!


TerraCycle, ♥Made In The USA♥

TerraCycle Inc.
121 New York Ave. Trenton, NJ 08638
General phone 1-609-393-4252
fax 609-393-4259
Get 2 Cents For Your School Or Charity
For Every Drink Pouch, Cookie, Frito Lay Product, Candy Bar Wrapper, Empty Colgate Oral Care Product Etc. You Send To TerraCycle

I Have No Interests In This Company. I Just Think It's A Good Deal For The Schools And Charities And So I Like To Share It! And The Love!

TerraCycle Is Totally Free For Participants. TerraCycle Pays The UPS Shipping Cost To Return The Wrappers To Them.


Tell Pres Obama, Please Don't Let Another Gulf Coast Oil Spill Happen!

Scientists found 10 million gallons of oil; the size of Rhode Island in area, settled on the sea floor, under the Gulf of Mexico. Feb 4, 2015 Business Insider

Democratic Senators from states along the East Coast roundly criticized the Obama administration's plan to allow offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. Jan 27, 2015 CNN

Tell Pres Obama, "Stop offshore drilling!" Jan 27, 2015 CNBC

Contact Elected Officials Tell Them Too.

The BP Oil Disaster

Health Concerns Persist Over Gulf Coast Oil Spill

LEAN Louisiana Environmental Action Network/LeanP.O. Box 66323
Baton Rouge, LA 70896
telephone (225) 928-1315

A series of forums called Truth-Out for the Gulf, focused on how the Deepwater Disaster is affecting health and daily life.

Dr. Wilma Subra Presents Evidence Of The Toxicity Of The Gulf And The Seafood!

July 2010
Ms. Kellie Fellows speaks about her experience while working to clean beaches along the gulf coast. For more information on the BP Oil Spill and other environmental issues visit,

Feb 2011

Peace And Justice
Love ga*

Thanks  Pres, for saying you'll veto any tar sands legislation. Yes; we have to save the planet, it's the only home we have. 

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life.
Define yourself.
Robert Frost

The Whistle blower Protection Program
New Whistle blower Statute Enacted October 15, 2010

US Department of Labor   
OSHA Occupational Safety
And Health Administration
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
Telephone: 800-321-OSHA (6742) TTY: 877-889-5627

♥SuAnne Big Crow Boys and Girls Club♥

SuAnne Big Crow Boys and Girls Club

SuAnne Big Crow was a star basketball athlete from South Dakota.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America 

South Dakota Voices for Children

Help For The Okiciyap Community Food Pantry/And A Links "Information-A-Thon" For Everyone.

About Okiciyap

Okiciyap is a 501(c) 3, non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.

It is a food pantry and youth program on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation.
Serving the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations.

A Community Organization working to improve life on the Cheyenne River Reservation.

Through collaborative partnerships with families, community, and agency resources, Okiciyap provides a continuum of supportive human services based on an individualized comprehensive assessment of family strengths and needs.

Wish Lists

Also; some new, children's (and adult's) clothing, would be nice.
To Donate


South Dakota Voices for Children

Super Indian Comics Facebook

Indianz.Com Internet News Resource

Native American (Lakota) Facts For Kids

Lakota Language

Lakota Sioux Nation Facebook

♥Lakota Children Taken♥ Petition To Keep Them With Their Families♥

Lakota People's Law Project

♥For All My Friends And Good People Everywhere♥

How to Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships


Find information in your state about incorporating your nonprofit organization and charitable activities.
State Filings For Nonprofits And Charitable Activities State Forms and Information.

Incorporate Your Business/State Licenses

US Small Business Association
10 Steps to Starting a Business
About the SBA
SBA Office of Native American Affairs
Habitat For Humanity
How To Apply For A Habitat For Humanity House
Habitat For Humanity Fact Sheet (Frequently Asked Questions)
Where Habitat For Humanity Builds United States & Canada
Tribal Governments

Housing Help: Home Repairs/Modifications Including Resources for Native Americans

A-Z Index of US Government Departments and Agencies

Jingle Dresses


The American Indian College Fund's mission is to raise scholarship funds for American Indian students at qualified tribal colleges and universities and to generate broad awareness of those institutions and the Fund itself. The Fund provides scholarships to approximately 3,500 students annually.

Apply for Scholarships

American Indian College Fund   
8333 Greenwood Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221
Toll Free: 800.776.3863    
Phone: 303.426.8900

Seminole State College Oklahoma

Oglala Lakota College Contact Information

Federal Financial Aid

I Wish Everyone♥  Peace, Prosperity (In All Things), And Justice

Native American Wisdom Quotes

Lakota National Anthem Flag Song

Being from New Jersey; until I came to Dkos, I knew very little about what's going on with Native American People nowadays.

I know about history. But that is all. So I did some research and learned a lot.

I tried to cover all the needs of the Lakota People in this diary (and all Native Americans), issues that my research showed needed addressing. This info is also for anyone who needs help.
Natural Insect Repellent Plants And Pesticides

Mosquito Repellent Plants

Everglades National Park

7 Generations for Native Americans in Maine and New Hampshire
If you visit New Hampshire's White Mountains be sure to stop in at
Sister Crows Native American Shop Webpage
Sister Crow's Native American Shop 2627 White Mountain Highway North Conway, NH 03860
phone (603) 356-2444
I have no interests in this business, Sister Crow, is just a nice lady and besides all the beautiful Native American merchandise, she also has, the freshest, best, all natural incense, and herbs, anywhere.

If you need a Cab in the Conway NH area-Call Fast Taxi 603-356-0000 Another great small business.
How to Apply for Food Stamps

The SNAP Map/State Info The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) The federal Food Stamp Program, helps low-income individuals and families buy the food they need for good health. Although SNAP is the national name, your state may use a different name.


Apply Online for Food Stamps

Find Free Summer Meals for Children in Your Community. Call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE (for Spanish speakers) and a live operator will tell you where the closest sites serving free, nutritious summer meals are located. US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Summer Food Service Program Webinars

Updated ♥Lakota Children Taken♥ Petition To Keep Them With Their Families♥

Lakota Child Rescue Project Please Sign The Petition Here Only takes 1 minute.

Get someone you know to sign the petition too. If everyone signs and has a friend sign the petition, we can reach the goal of 100,000!

Every additional signature, further impacts the Native Foster Care discussion in Washington DC.

The petition can influence potential funding that would be essential for South Dakota’s Tribes to move forward to develop Child and Family Service Programs!

With significant help from A Positive Tomorrow, two South Dakota tribes have been awarded Title IV-E Federal Planning Grants, each worth $300,000, to begin planning the infrastructure of their own child and family planning service programs. This is a great victory for the Standing Rock and Oglala Sioux Tribes as they can now create a foster care run by Lakota, for Lakota children.

In addition to this, five other tribes have applied for the Title IV-E Grants this year, and although they have not received such grants, the Lakota People's Law Project has not lost hope and will be calling an inter-agency meeting with the Department of Justice, the Department of Interior, and Health and Human Services in Washington DC later this month. At this meeting, the funds will be requested so that Lower Brule, Flandreau, Crow Creek, Cheyenne River, and Yankton tribes can begin the process towards the creation of their own foster care system.

Thank you to everyone who has signed the petition. 50,000 Signatures, so far!

Contact Pres Obama/Whitehouse

Tell Pres Obama, Stop State Kidnapping by South Dakota
. Tell him to instruct his agencies to help the tribes bring the Lakota children home!
Contact Government-Contact information for US elected officials, government programs, departments, and agencies.

Lakota People's Law Project Problems and Solutions

This short film; “Hearts on the Ground.” Film director; Kalyanee Mam, documents South Dakota’s Forced Taking of Lakota Children. Free the Lakota Children! 

The video, is at the center of a new “Bring Lakota Children Home” Campaign. The epidemic of child taking by the State of South Dakota is tearing thousands of Lakota Sioux families apart.

The campaign, on behalf of thousands of Lakota Sioux families whose children have illegally and forcibly been removed from their families and tribes, demands that President Obama compel the Department of Justice to enforce the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978, and stop the State of South Dakota’s war on Lakota children.

Every day, Lakota Grandmothers are illegally denied their right to foster their own grandchildren.

The South Dakota Department of Social Services rejects grandmothers for such trivial reasons as too few rooms in a home, too small of a home, too old, decades old crimes, and even rumors.

South Dakota continues to violate the federal law by placing 90% of the 750 Lakota foster children it seizes each year into non-Native homes and facilities, instead of with relatives or tribal homes.

Both federal law and the United Nations define this behavior as genocide. Only tribal programs are placing foster children with their relatives.

President Obama has the authority to order three federal agencies (the Department of the Interior, the Department of Justice and Department of Health and Human Services), to provide resources to train and develop tribal family service programs and foster care systems for the nine Lakota Sioux tribal Councils.

Within a short time, the $60 million in federal funds that currently go to the State of South Dakota’s Department of Social Services to illegally remove Indian children and force them into foster care, can instead be spent and managed by the tribes, as they work to keep children with relatives, while restoring tribal sovereignty.

Lakota children are more than ten times more likely to be forcibly removed from their parents and comprise about 60% of all foster children in the state.

In more than 90% of the cases, simply alleged “neglect,” as opposed to sexual or physical abuse, is given as the reason for the forced taking, sometimes at gunpoint, sometimes while at school, or in the middle of the night. Poverty equals “neglect” in the mind of the State workers.

What is happening to Lakota children and families in South Dakota today is precisely the sort of activity that Congress intended to stop when it passed the Indian Child Welfare Act. 

The Act mandates; that when states remove Native American children from their parents, they must be placed with relatives from their extended family, or with other members of their tribe, or with members of other tribes.

Only; when an active effort for such placements fail, are states allowed to place Native Americans in white foster homes, or state run foster care facilities
The Department of Social Services in South Dakota continues to deny child placements to willing and capable relatives, while “stripping” parents of all parental rights to ever see their children again, for “violations” as trivial as failing to show up at parenting classes.

South Dakota designates every Native child in its foster care system as “special needs,” receiving up to $79,000 from the federal government for their care annually.

Then forcing many to take mind-altering drugs, even some as young at 18 months of age. Medicare spending for foster care child prescriptions in South Dakota increased more than 1,000 percent in the recent decade, while suicide rates for young Lakota children are 12 times the national average, and among the highest in the world. Some of the suicides are clearly related to the forced medications.

More than a century after being forced from their ancestral lands onto reservations, the 70,000 members of the Lakota Sioux nation remain the poorest, most oppressed people in the United States.

Let's turn around 150 years of cruel abuse to Lakota families.

Nat Geo Highlights Lakota Resilience in South Dakota-but We Are Struggling to get our Children Back by Kossack, Madonna Thunder Hawk

Lakota People

Lakota Language

Oglala Lakota Nation, Pine Ridge, South Dakota. Oglala Sioux Tribe


Lakota Culture And Spirituality


Love, Peace And Justice

If you're ever in the White Mountains of New Hampshire; Visit, Sister Crow's, Native American Store. Web page

Call 603-356-2444
 Open 11am-4pm.

Beautiful Handmade Native American, Everything! Clothing, Jewelry, Dolls, Books, CD's, Cards, Herbs, Incense And More.

I have no interests in this store. Sister Crow is a very nice lady and has beautiful, quality merchandise. So I wanted to share.