Giving Back to Wounded Knee Foundation
 

October 16, 2011

SLEEPING BAGS AND TEDDY BEARS NEEDED!

THIS IS A RED LETTER CALL OUT TO EVERYONE  READING THIS.

Giving Back To Wounded Knee Foundation, Inc. is on a mission to collect one thousand sleeping bags for warmth down to twenty degrees fahrenheit and one thousand nice soft teddy bears for the little tots on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Lakota Sioux Reservations in South Dakota! Very cold winter nights are just around the corner and we don’t want to loose a soul to hypothermia.

Please contact us at info@givingbacktowoundedknee.org or send donations to:

Giving Back To Wounded Knee Foundation, Inc.
232 Spruceview Drive
Plainwell, Michigan
49080

We will see that they are freighted to the proper destination and delivered to the families on the reservations.

WOPILA TANKA. WOKAN TANKA KICI UM!
Many thanks and God Bless You in Lakota.

Cindy Hicks-Orth
Director
Giving Back To Wounded Knee Foundation, Inc.

Email: info@givingbacktowoundedknee.org for more information about our not-for-profit foundation!

DID YOU SEE WHAT I SAW???????

Aho!

Watched the ABC 20/20 Diane Sawyer program Friday, Oct. 14, on “Children of the Plains”.  It is long past due that our national media recognizes our Native American Indian Citizens and begins to make an attempt at visibility and awareness on a much broader scale.  It was a must see, and will try to get a CD of the program.  Everyone should see this!  It scored very high ratings for ABC, and well, it should.

Cindy Hicks-Orth
Director
Giving Back To Wounded Knee Foundation, Inc.

Email: info@givingbacktowoundedknee.org for more information about our not-for-profit foundation!

October 11, 2011

LAKOTA AUTHOR’S BOOK SENT TO RESERVATION LIBRARIES

GIVING BACK TO WOUNDED KNEE FOUNDATION, INC., has just sent 8 copies of the Joseph Marshall III book titled On Behalf Of The Wolf and The First Peoples, to both middle and high school libraries on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations.

This book contains excellent readings by a Lakota author, and should be in the libraries so that the students can check them out. My copy was a riveting read!

Cindy Hicks-Orth
Director
Giving Back To Wounded Knee Foundation, Inc.

Email: info@givingbacktowoundedknee.org for more information about our not-for-profit foundation!

2000 FEDERAL CENSUS OF NATIVE AMERICAN POPULATION

The Native American Indian Population in the state of South Dakota has increased by 9,465 persons from the same census of 1990! (2010 not yet available).  South Dakota registers eleventh in total Native American Indian population in the United States registering 60,335 persons in 2000 vs: 50,820 in 1990.

The Top Ten states registering Native American Indian populations are as follows:

  1.  California
  2.  Oklahoma
  3.  Arizona
  4.  New Mexico
  5. Washington
  6. Alaska
  7. Texas
  8. North Carolina
  9. New York
  10. Florida
  11. South Dakota ~ 60, 335 (+8.45 % OVER 1990 census)
  12. Michigan ~ 59, 887 (+ 6.92% over 1990 census)

The TOTAL NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN POPULATION IN 2000 was as follows: 2,031,141. The total overall birth rates for Native American Indian Populations has risen in percentage in 47 of the 50 states! ( Hooray!).

The Sioux Tribe is the 3rd largest tribe by population. (Cherokee being #1, Navajo being #2). Hopefully, the 2010 Census will take these numbers to at least 1,500,000 if not 3,000,000, if the census for 2010 was not under reported. That’s enough people of voting age to swing a national election!

YOU HAVE POWER!!!!!

Cindy Hicks-Orth
Director
Giving Back To Wounded Knee Foundation, Inc.

Email: info@givingbacktowoundedknee.org for more information about our not-for-profit foundation!

October 7, 2011

SOS! HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO SAVE A LIFE?

GIVING BACK TO WOUNDED KNEE FOUNDATION, INC. is sending out a RED LETTER CALL for sleeping bags (good for -20 degrees F.) as well as nice new teddy bears for the little children (ages 6 mos. to 8 years old) on the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux Reservations in Todd and Shannon Counties, South Dakota.

Please send to:

Cynthia Hicks-Orth/Director
GIVING BACK TO WOUNDED KNEE FOUNDATION, INC.
232 Spruceview Drive
Plainwell, Michigan 49080

We will ship to the families IN NEED! We’re on a campaign for “normalcy” and warmth for our friends on the Reservations. It’s very cold on the high plains in the fall and winter ~ October is considered “winter”. No one has enough heat and the little ones need something to cuddle up to.

Wopila Tanka! — That’s Many Thanks in Lakota.

Wokan Tanka Kici Un — May God Bless You!

Cindy Hicks-Orth
Director
Giving Back To Wounded Knee Foundation, Inc.

Email: info@givingbacktowoundedknee.org for more information about our not-for-profit foundation!

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