August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Monday, August 17, 2020

Ofelia Rivas, O'odham Voice Against the Wall: Message of thanks


Photo courtesy Ofelia Rivas

By Ofelia Rivas
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Many Mother Earth offerings of good thoughts and deep appreciation to all that donated to my car repair.

Unfortunately we were unable to make a food delivery for our relatives in southern O'odham lands.

The general funds donated are depleted to continue our grassroots efforts. We are not a nonprofit organization and we do not benefit from any virus mutual aid fund.

All our efforts for the many years of our works has always been donations from our supporters and friends.

We sent this message of good health and united consciousness for equality and solidarity,  Ofelia

O'odham VOICE Against the WALL
More on her website:
O'odham Solidarity, O'odham Voice against the Wall



                       Photos by Ofelia Rivas

Copyright Ofelia Rivas may not be used without permission.

Lakota volunteers cook and deliver gourmet meals to those in quarantine in Rapid City


Photo by Cynthia Robinson

Lakota volunteers cooked and delivered these incredible gourmet meals for those in quarantine during August. Meals for Relatives COVID-19 Rapid City Community Response is a grassroots effort.
Photo by Laura Schad
Photo by Cynthia Robinson
Photo by Laura Schad

Photo by Cynthia Robinson
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 Photo by Laura Schad


(Photo above) Rebecca Kidder said, "Many thanks to Tom Whillock for donating the beautiful meat and Lesleigh Owen for driving. We fed 14 people today. On the menu: Mesquite-smoked elk rib and venison shoulder roast with a chokecherry apple drizzle, blueberry applesauce with vanilla and honey, zucchini onion sweet potato roasted hash, truffle salted kale chips and white rice infused with thyme and pineapple sage. Felt amazing to cook."

    Photo by Zintkala Mahpiya Win Blackowl‎


Photo by Laura Schad

Photo by Laura Schad


Article by Brenda Norrell
Photos by Meals for Relatives COVID-19 Rapid City Community Response
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Mni Luzahan Tiospaye Mutual Aid effort coordinates homemade hot meals to positive COVID-19 families and relatives affected, household by household. The volunteers began cooking for 16 people and 3 households. Following all sanitary guidelines, they provide medicine, encouragement and stress relief as well as aid packages. They are responding to the special needs of people coping with COVID-19 infection and exposure. The aid packages include masks and cleaning supplies.

Natalie Stites Means, Lakota organizer, said, "We serve COVID-19 positive families committed to quarantine, especially to the families whose matriarchs are sick and cannot cook for their families for 14 days. While need is not necessary for aid, we ask that people who can physically cook for themselves do so and we will assist with groceries." More on Facebook at:

Donate to Meals for Relatives COVID-19 Rapid City Community Response