Petition update

Can you help?

Anna Lee, Bobbi Jean & the Oceti Sakowin Youth
Fort Yates, ND, United States

Oct 19, 2016 — Even without dangerous pipelines being built through our home, living as a young person on a Native American reservation can be tough. On Standing Rock, like many other reservations, there is a severe lack of opportunities and resources for Native youth to grow and learn in a safe environment. Because of this, many young people struggle with addiction, and suicide is an all too common occurrence.

One of the ways our community works to combat this is with youth groups, which provide mentoring, tutoring, and youth leadership programs for kids in Standing Rock. In fact, it’s thanks to our local Boys & Girls club that many of the young people behind this petition felt empowered to take part in the movement against the pipeline.

But if our club can’t raise enough money, it’s about to shut down for good.

The Boys & Girls Club of the Grand River Area has been a crucial resource for so many of us and we can’t let it close. We have already donated a portion of our funds to the club, but that won’t be enough. Can you donate $5 to help maintain a safe and nurturing space for young people at Standing Rock? Every dollar counts for us: http://bit.ly/2egIF2q.

Thank you so much for your continued generosity. In a world where indigenous youth often feel like no one cares, this campaign has introduced us to a community of supporters who care deeply about protecting our earth and all those who live on it.

Philámayaye, thank you,

Bobbi Jean and Anna


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