Johnny Depp: Keep his word to buy the Wounded Knee for the Lakota Nation
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Johnny Depp: Keep his word to buy the Wounded Knee for the Lakota Nation

    1. Bree Herne
    2. Petition by

      Bree Herne

      Brighton, MA

Keep your word. Promises to indigenous people are frequently made and broken. You promised to buy Wounded Knee and give it to the Lakota Nation. The owners want to sell.  Keep your word. Buy Wounded Knee and gift it freely to the Lakota Nation.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Silence

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer
      Questions remain about Johnny Depp's offer to buy Wounded Knee

      RAPID CITY, S.D. -- It was the offer that set Twitter aflame and Facebook abuzz, sparking a wave of rumor and debate across Indian Country. Then there was silence.

    3. August update

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer
      Wounded Knee Owner Threatens Tribe: 'Buy Now or I'm Auctioning It Off'

      James Czywczynski, the current owner of the Wounded Knee site has told the Oglala Sioux Tribe they have until September 2 to purchase the land.

    4. No Depp No Deal

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer
      Wounded Knee for Sale: Still No Depp Deal, But Oglala Sioux Negotiating

      With no word from Depp, Oglala Sioux Tribe President Bryan Brewer and members of the Descendants of Wounded Knee met with land owner James Czywczynski

    5. why it was sold in the first place

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer
      Johnny Depp Wants To Buy Wounded Knee. But Why Was It Sold In The First Place?

      In a June 6 Daily Mail article, actor Johnny Depp made an offhand comment about his decision to play the Lone Ranger's sidekick, Tonto, in his new film.

    6. Oglala

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer
      Landowner Czywczynski Meets with President Brewer and Wounded Knee Descendants to Discuss Land Deal, By Brandon Ecoffey

      RAPID CITY-On Sunday Jim Czywczynski owner of the national historic site of Wounded Knee met face to face with descendants of the Wounded Knee massacre and Oglala Sioux Tribal President Bryan Brewer. The unprecedented meeting that took place in the Native Sun News office in Rapid City was attended by Czywczysnki, President Brewer, and four...

    7. Oglala and Owner sit down

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer
      Native Sun News: Offer is on the table for Wounded Knee site

      Native Sun News: Offer is on the table for Wounded Knee site Filed Under: National More on: cheyenne river sioux, massacres, native sun news, oglala sioux, south dakota, wounded knee The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Managing Editor. All content © Native Sun News.

    8. Non Profit Quarterly

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer
      Should Johnny Depp Purchase Wounded Knee?

      July 14, 2013; The Inquistr Controversy has erupted around Johnny Depp's recent announcement that he had plans to purchase the land where the Wounded Knee massacre took place. The historic location is where more than 300 Native Americans were massacred by the U.S. 7th Cavalry in 1890.

    9. cbs news

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer
      Johnny Depp's interest in Wounded Knee causes a stir

      For months, questions have swirled about whether developers, activists or tribes would be willing to plunk down millions to buy a portion of the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark. Now there's a new potential buyer in the mix: Johnny Depp.

    10. Reached 1,500 signatures
    11. Signal Boost

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer

      Each year in South Dakota the state Department of Social Services (DSS) takes over 700 American Indian children away from their families and tribes. 90% of these children are put into non-Native foster homes and institutions—in direct violation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). In return, the state receives thousands of federal foster care dollars for every child they take—almost $100 million annually.

      The recent Mette foster care scandal provides even more damning evidence that South Dakota is abusing its power as a protector of children. When four Lakota foster girls in the Mette family's care testified that they were being brutally raped and abused, state officials didn't try to protect the girls—instead they tried to protect themselves. Then they accused two child advocates, who were the foster girls' most vocal allies, of making the children lie. They also dropped nearly every one of the felony charges against the abusive father.

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      Each year in South Dakota the state Department of Social Services (DSS) takes over 700 American Indian children away from their families and tribes. 90% of these children are put into non-Native foster homes and institutions-in direct violation of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

    12. Related: President of Oglala Sioux issued this today

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer

      High Plains Budweiser announced that it would cease to deliver alcohol to the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska

      Congrats President Brewer! This is great news!

      BREAKING: Immediate Release by Oglala Sioux President Bryan Brewer on White Clay

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM THE OGLALA SIOUX TRIBE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT On July 10, 2013 High Plains Budweiser announced that it would cease to deliver alcohol to the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska. This decision marks a significant victory in our efforts to stop the flow of alcohol in to our communities from Whiteclay.

    13. I keep getting asked why

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer

      It is not about the money, its about making sure people who say they are allies keep their word.

    14. Reached 1,000 signatures
    15. JD Not the only hope

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer
      Johnny Depp Not the Only Hope for Reclaiming Wounded Knee

      The sale of Wounded Knee to actor Johnny Depp or anyone is not the only option for that sacred land. A treaty meeting is scheduled for July 13.

    16. Celebitchy

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer
      Cele|bitchy " Blog Archive " Johnny Depp to buy Wounded Knee for $3.9 million & give it back to the Sioux

      By now, we're all quite aware that The Lone Ranger did not take last holiday weekend's box office by storm, but I've sort of been ignoring this news because it seems unnecessary to drag Disney's latest over-budgeted monstrosity through the mud. And it's not necessarily Johnny Depp's fault that this film was a failure ...

    17. omaha.com

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer
      Johnny Depp's Wounded Knee offer called generous, but some think it's misguided

      The actor's offer to pay a multimillion-dollar price tag to restore ownership of the Wounded Knee massacre site to the Oglala Sioux Tribe doesn't resolve the question of how to honor the dead.

    18. Reached 750 signatures
    19. when asked why this petition

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer

      <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>It is not about the money, its about making sure people who say they are allies keep their word. <a href="http://t.co/ZvBUlqdbhE">http://t.co/ZvBUlqdbhE</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/lastrealindians">@lastrealindians</a></p>&mdash; Bree Herne (@breeherne) <a href="https://twitter.com/breeherne/statuses/355480567145447426">July 12, 2013</a></blockquote>
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      Johnny Depp: Keep his word to buy the Wounded Knee for the Souix Nation

      Keep your word. Promises to indigenous people are frequently made and broken. You promised to buy Wounded Knee and give it to the Sioux Nation. The...

    20. Rapid City Journal

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer
      Tribe: Johnny Depp wants to buy Wounded Knee

      UPDATED 8:52 A.M. Actor Johnny Depp, who plays Tonto in the recently released movie "The Lone Ranger," plans to buy land at the site of the Wounded Knee massacre in South Dakota and give it back to the Oglala Sioux Tribe, a tribal official said Wednesday.

    21. Opposing Views

      Bree Herne
      Petition Organizer
      Johnny Depp Ready to Spend $4M on Wounded Knee Site

      Johnny Depp has announced his plans to buy the Wounded Knee historical landmark and give it back to the Native Americans.He is ready to spend close to $4 million on the site, where many Native Americans were killed in the 1890 massacre."It's very sacred ground and many atrocities were committed against the Sioux there," he said.

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    • Valerie Morgan SCENIC, SD
      • 4 months ago

      A sacred site that belongs with the Lakota people!

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    • Jay Scroggins VERNON, TX
      • 4 months ago

      I believe as a brother that johnny should keep his word and give wounded knee back to the Lakota oyate. aho mitakuye oyasin

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    • Deborah Bresser BELOIT, WI
      • 7 months ago

      I, being a 1/4 Deleware, think the indians have been lied to enough, and to have Johnny, another part Indian, lie to them would change my whole outlook on him.I was so proud of him when I first heard about it, and now? Come on John, write a check.....be true to yourself

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    • bonnie campbell MAPLE FALLS, WA
      • 7 months ago

      we must honer our ancestors for our children, we must never forget

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    • Cheyenne Solorio FAYETTEVILLE, NC
      • 8 months ago

      As a member of the Lakota nation this is important to me because this is sacred burial ground to my people and it should serve as reminder of what genocide and Manifest Destiny did to a population of my ancestors.

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