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Via too many good folk to list:

"Oyate is a Native organization working to see that our lives and histories are portrayed honestly, and so that all people will know our stories belong to us. For Indian children, it is as important as it has ever been for them to know who they are and what they come from. For all children, it is time to know and acknowledge the truths of history. Only then will they come to have the understanding and respect for each other that now, more than ever, will be necessary for life to continue ....

"Our hope is that by making many excellent books available to encourage many more, especially from Native writers and artists. Oyate, our organization’s name, is the Dakota word for people. It was given to us by a Dakota friend."

If Oyate can raise $5000 by August 1 (that's Saturday - the day after tomorrow), they'll receive a matching grant (page at link includes donation information) that will allow them to upgrade their Web site (which is already a great educational and activist resource).

Even small contributions add up. Please think about helping.

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smillaraaq
Aug. 1st, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
Hot damn, did you see the latest update?

Tomorrow I'm going back to my regularly scheduled August funk, but today? Today I'm celebrating.



Thanks for helping get the word out, nee-chan! *big hug*

chomiji
Aug. 1st, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)

Thank you for making sure we knew how it turned out!!!

(I didn't earmark mine. I think all the stuff they're doing is good, and they know best how to spend their funds.)

>BIG HUG!<



Edited at 2009-08-01 07:19 pm (UTC)
smillaraaq
Aug. 2nd, 2009 04:25 am (UTC)
I was stalking folks for updates, 'cause if nobody was reporting on the goal getting hit by early afternoon I was planning on calling in to check for myself and give some more. XD

(No earmarks from me either -- I know you can never have enough shoelaces to run on!)

chomiji
Aug. 4th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)

(BTW, I like the song, but I liked the first half of it better than the second.)

smillaraaq
Aug. 12th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
You know me, I like lots of crunchy bits. ;)

(And knowing your tastes, I tried to leave out anything too loud and shrieky for the music meme...)
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