A Middle School student from the Pine Ridge Reservation in SD asks WHY no one appears to care about the decimation of sacred Lakota lands.

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Little Wound Middle School student Hopecawin Janis, from the Pine Ridge Reservation, is concerned about the earth.

In “Cry of the Land” Hopecawin describes the sacred Lakota grounds crying, as forests become smaller, air is polluted and the earth’s…

Native Youth on Pine Ridge Reservation in SD share their dreams, hopes and goals.

“I’d like to become a poet because I think that people should hear my inner voice and hear my thoughts.

If people can pause and listen to the wind and the sound of the birds, then I am pretty sure that they can listen to what I have to say……

Middle School students on the Pine Ridge Reservation in SD write about the importance of the land and peace

Derek Broken Rope and Sadan Bettelyoun, from the Red Cloud School, and Kriana Running Hawk, from the American Horse School, all received Runner-Up Awards in the Middle School category of Lakota Children’s Enrichment’s 2014 VOICES OF THE LAND Writing Challenge.

Their…

Are valuable minerals and pipelines, more precious, than the burial places of men, women, and children? I ask you this, as I cry for Wanagiyata (the Spirit Land). ~Emily Janis, 17, student at the Little Wound School, Kyle SD

Emily Rain Janis, 17, was a Runner-Up in Lakota Children’s Enrichment’s 2014 VOICES OF THE LAND Writing Challenge. Her poem, Wanagiyata (The Spirit Land), presents a moving commentary on the decades of destruction of sacred Lakota Sioux lands and burial cites…

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