|Oglala Lakota youth speak truth to the Oglala tribal council of their concerns of abuses by local churches operating within the boundaries of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. These crimes include and are not limited to openly demonizing cultural teachings and traditional Lakota. -- Andrew Catt Iron Shell Watch on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKaQa4L3yaA|
By Eleanor Ferguson
July 26, 2022
They banned churches and missionaries from using photos/videos of Oglala Lakota children to solicit donations. They also copyrighted the words Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, OST, and Oglala Lakota so churches and missionaries are no longer allowed to use these words in any type of form to receive funding or donations; such as in their website, pamphlets, donation fundraisers, etc.
They will be starting an active 2-week investigation on the Dream Center ASAP to see if they were affiliated with Matthew Monfore and whoever else was affiliated with Matthew Monfore will be banned from our reservation.
I just want to give a big wopila to those who made this possible, those who guided me and the International Indigenous Youth Council-Oglala Lakota Chapter this far.
Our mentors never gave up on our vision even when shit was tough, our mentors always reminded us that the work we are doing is necessary and needed in order for us to save our Lakota spirituality.
The youth do this work for all of the babies who died at the hands of priests and nuns.
We do this for the elders who are still suffering from boarding school trauma.
Shout out to tribal council for holding it down for our way of life, for the people, and the youth.
It was a good day to be Oglala Lakota