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Frans
- 247 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
As clearly documented in the new short web video "Hearts on the Ground," by Sundance award-winning director Kalyanee Mam (just released at www.LakotaLaw.org/action), the epidemic of child taking by the State of South Dakota is tearing thousands ...



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Frans Badenhorst (553)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 10:41 pm
...........for Patrica

Thanks!
Now that you have signed, help it grow by asking your friends, family, colleagues to sign.
 

Leslie Stanick (61)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 11:01 pm
Taking children from their families and communities is a form of cultural genocide. It didn't work in Canada, and it's not working in South Dakota either. Empower these communities to keep their children at home through supportive initiatives.
 

AniMae Chi (410)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 11:48 pm
Same thing happened to Australia's First Nation children,
they are called The Stolen Generation.

Prev. signed
14,611 signatures

Thank You Frans
 

AniMae Chi (410)
Sunday January 26, 2014, 11:50 pm
Oops i thought i had already signed but just received this confirmation.

Thank you for signing my petition, Free the Lakota Children.
As of now, the petition has received 14,612 signatures!
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (388)
Monday January 27, 2014, 12:36 am
Noted and signed, thanks Frans.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday January 27, 2014, 12:47 am
How right our ancestors were to distrust the white man.

We tried to be nice to them and see what happened to us.
 

Bridget Robertson (106)
Monday January 27, 2014, 1:01 am
Noted and signed. I hope this story stays visible.
 

Gysele van Santen (213)
Monday January 27, 2014, 1:25 am
signed, thank you Frans.
 

Alan Lambert (94)
Monday January 27, 2014, 2:07 am
Signed and noted
 

Emma S. (227)
Monday January 27, 2014, 2:28 am
Done! Thanks, Frans.
 

Franshisca Dearmas (91)
Monday January 27, 2014, 5:06 am
Noted and signed. TY Frans
 

Ben Oscarsito (326)
Monday January 27, 2014, 5:20 am
Done!
 

MmAwayAwhile M. (457)
Monday January 27, 2014, 5:46 am
S&N -TU Enough is Enough!
 

Christeen Anderson (503)
Monday January 27, 2014, 6:00 am
S&N
 

Natasha Salgado (531)
Monday January 27, 2014, 8:22 am
S+S-thx Frans
 

Ana R (220)
Monday January 27, 2014, 8:53 am
Done!...
Thank you, Frans.
 

Kathy Niell (100)
Monday January 27, 2014, 9:34 am
What an outrage! We know this would never be tolerated in the white community; it should not be tolerated in the Lakota community.
 

Ingrid A. (530)
Monday January 27, 2014, 9:42 am
Done.
 

Just Carole (338)
Monday January 27, 2014, 10:31 am

Good on you for posting this, Frans!

Have signed and will post in groups.

 

JL A. (275)
Monday January 27, 2014, 11:28 am
S&N--thanks for posting Frans!
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday January 27, 2014, 11:32 am

Signed and shared - though I as sure I signed this before. Thanks Frans, and Carole for the forward.
 

Kit B. (276)
Monday January 27, 2014, 11:33 am

***I am sure - typing with only left hand and there will be some mistakes. Sorry.
 

Angelika R. (143)
Monday January 27, 2014, 11:36 am
Adding my thanks and blessings to Frans and Carole, also already signed, I've been a supporter of LPLP.
 

. (0)
Monday January 27, 2014, 11:39 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Abo r. (103)
Monday January 27, 2014, 11:40 am
Noted , signed .
Thanks for posting Frans and Carole for forwarding.
Freedom for all everywhere as health for all
 

tasunka m. (334)
Monday January 27, 2014, 11:48 am
for sure,thanks Carole
 

Kamia T. (67)
Monday January 27, 2014, 11:57 am
Noted and Signed. It's amazing to me that no other ethnic group would tolerate being told there was a separate "bureau" to deal with them, or having their lives continually monitored and controlled as the Bureau of Indian Affairs does. It needs to be disbanded, and First Peoples respected equally to any other group.
 

Pat B. (354)
Monday January 27, 2014, 11:57 am
Thank you, Frans, (and dear Carole for FW)...Signed.!
 

Debbie S. (33)
Monday January 27, 2014, 12:01 pm
Signed and noted and will be sharing with others. Thank you for posting this Frans ; )
 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Monday January 27, 2014, 12:25 pm
I signed & added this message along with it: Children belongs with their families! Nothing hurts children more then not being with their families. Have a heart & compassion for other beings. Thanks Frans for posting, Carole for the forward!
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Monday January 27, 2014, 12:42 pm
There were 14,879 signatures, before i added mine. I am totally with Kamia,, get the damned agency retired; hey, might even save some federal money!
 

Birgitta S. (235)
Monday January 27, 2014, 12:55 pm
Thank You, Frans.

did it.
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Monday January 27, 2014, 1:04 pm
Signed
 

Alice C. (1797)
Monday January 27, 2014, 1:25 pm
Signed
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Monday January 27, 2014, 1:32 pm
Now that you have signed, help it grow by asking your friends, family, colleagues to sign.

Thanks for sharing Just C
 

michael sullivan (1027)
Monday January 27, 2014, 1:39 pm
we need to protect and respect our lakota children -- let's do it! -- signed/sealed/delivered!
 

BarbCat SunshineLady (1655)
Monday January 27, 2014, 2:35 pm
Sooooooo signed!! TYSM Frans will fwd!!
 

. (0)
Monday January 27, 2014, 2:43 pm
The only reason a child should be removed from their family is if they are being abused. This is not the case with these children and they belong with their family. Shameful. TY Frans and Henriette for the fwd
 

Thomas P. (468)
Monday January 27, 2014, 2:54 pm
Noted and signed...thanks and thanks Carole for the forward.
 

Aaron Bouchard (130)
Monday January 27, 2014, 2:59 pm
signed and noted thanks
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday January 27, 2014, 3:01 pm
These little ones are likely to become criminals to strike back at the country that took away their parents, their brothers and sisters, their friends. They are not given hugs and the love of their own people.

So is that what the authorities want? To add more criminals to our society? Heartbroken criminals?

Could they be that stupid....it would distract us, maybe, from the criminals we put into political office.

In this case "maybe" is not the word. We still have the ability to discern.

We still have a voice, though at risk. We raise our voices to defend the children.
 

Elle B. (82)
Monday January 27, 2014, 3:23 pm
Ty Frans and Carole for the fwd ~ signed with heart for the Lakota People and disgust that this shameful saga of violating and dishonoring the treaties to the continuing catastrophic determent of so many 1ST Nations people still goes on to this day ...

"... Had the Indian been as completely subdued in spirit as he was in body he would have perished within the century of his subjection. But it is the unquenchable spirit that has saved him - his clinging to Indian ways, Indian thought, and tradition, that has kept him and is keeping him today. The white man's ways were not his ways and many of the things that he has tried to adopt have proven disastrous and to his utter shame. ..."

"... So if today I had a young mind to direct, to start on the journey of life, and I was faced with the duty of choosing between the natural way of my forefathers and that of the white man's present way of civilization, I would, for its welfare, unhesitatingly set that child's feet in the path of my forefathers. I would raise him to be an Indian!" ―Ota K'Te/Mochunozhin [Chief Luther Standing Bear], (1905-1939) Oglala Lakota

"Just as a man would not cherish living in a body other than his own, so do nations not like to live under other nations, ..." ―Mohandas K. Gandhi
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (261)
Monday January 27, 2014, 3:47 pm
signed #14982 Thx Frans this is so important in stopping this shameful cultural genocide. This makes me snort fire, when will this insanity end?
FREE THE LAKOTA CHILDREN
 

Ljiljana Milic (100)
Monday January 27, 2014, 4:13 pm
Now that you have signed, help it grow
& Thank you Frans
 

James W. (263)
Monday January 27, 2014, 4:41 pm
Signed & Noted Thanks for the forward Just C.
 

KAREN Sick G. (231)
Monday January 27, 2014, 4:51 pm
S&N TY Cynthia for the forward
 

Angela J. (62)
Monday January 27, 2014, 5:03 pm
Thank you.
 

Edwin M. (366)
Monday January 27, 2014, 5:21 pm
Signed thanks you Frans and thank you Carole for the forward.
 

Elisa F. (236)
Monday January 27, 2014, 5:24 pm
N&S. Thanks, Frans. Thanks to Cynthia for fwd.
 

Elderberry C. (47)
Monday January 27, 2014, 5:27 pm
S & Tweeted Tx Frans & Henriette 4 the forward.
 

Caitlin Mac Iver (103)
Monday January 27, 2014, 5:57 pm
Signed. Thanks Frans and *C* for forwarding. It's a shame that respect for the Lakota culture is lacking in such a serious situation. We create a situation where native peoples are living in poverty and then reject their homes as suitable for fostering their children. Terrific, America! (and I'm American, by the way.)
 

Ondine J. (133)
Monday January 27, 2014, 6:02 pm
Noted and signed, thanks Frans
 

Lyn Z. (291)
Monday January 27, 2014, 6:09 pm
Thanks Frans & Carole for fwd. I signed yesterday on MoveOn site.
 

Joy McR (131)
Monday January 27, 2014, 7:24 pm
Thank you, noted..
 

Dandelion G. (385)
Monday January 27, 2014, 7:29 pm
Now that you have signed, help it grow by asking your friends, family, colleagues to sign.

Please also sign the Petitions below that relate to this Petition
Petition to the BIA from the Lakota People Project

RELATED VIDEO
The Lakota Child Rescue

Another Case that relates to children being removed forcefully from their families and their loved one sent to prison to rot. Please also consider adding your signature to this petition too.
We Must Not Be Silent Free the Yankton Sioux 4

Thank you for your post.
 

Jae A. (323)
Monday January 27, 2014, 8:12 pm
S&N ~ Shameful/outrageous as it is sad for the children and their families...just heartbreaking in my opinion.
 

Ros G. (91)
Monday January 27, 2014, 9:53 pm
Thanks for the forward Carole..signed with pleasure (possibly a couple of times) Yes, the treatment of the First People is quite shocking and Australia is no exception- Our First People aren't even recognised in the Constitution... something I hope will change soon......working towards it at least.
 

Mandi T. (427)
Monday January 27, 2014, 9:56 pm
SS
 

Michael Carney (209)
Monday January 27, 2014, 10:28 pm
Noted and signed...My heart breaks, over what our Government has done to these people over the years!!
 

benson gitonga (102)
Monday January 27, 2014, 11:01 pm
noted
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 12:23 am
Signed

Love
 

Joy Wong (75)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 1:38 am
Noted and signed. thank you Henriette for the forward.
 

Cal Mendelsohn (994)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 3:10 am
Signed, shared and noted--thanks Frans
 

Arild Warud (166)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 4:08 am
Signed,TY Frans
 

Lona Goudswaard (71)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 4:39 am
S&N with urgancy. Thanks Frans, and Cynthia for the forward.
 

kate k g (482)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 4:46 am
noted and signed thank you Frans
 

Kerstin Strobl (352)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 4:58 am
signed
 

Chad Anderson (128)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 5:14 am
Thank you for sharing
 

John Holton (365)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 5:48 am
S and N
 

Rhonda B. (100)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 5:52 am
signed! Thank you.
 

jeanne schreurs (207)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 6:18 am
sooooo signed!

Thanks Frans
 

Rebecca F. (34)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 8:08 am
I think I signed this already but it allowed me to sign again now. Thnx..
 

Terrie Williams (772)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 9:50 am
Thanks! S/S/N
 

Gary A L. (135)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 11:03 am
thanks signed and noted
 

jess b (24)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 11:14 am
signed for the children and their families. ty
 

Debbie G. (314)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 11:28 am
Signed. Thanks Frans.
 

A F. (132)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 1:56 pm
done thanks
 

Mariette G. (150)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 2:34 pm
Signed, thanks Frans and Carole!
 

Yvonne White (232)
Tuesday January 28, 2014, 3:57 pm
Signed & shared to FaceBook!
 

Vivien Green (150)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 2:12 am
S&S Thank you Frans and Carole for the "heads Up"
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 7:00 am
S&N
 

Patricia GG (107)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 10:18 am
Yes I signed and forwarded to my friends. Thanks to Frans for his submitting it to C2NN.
 

Elizabeth S. (149)
Wednesday January 29, 2014, 1:56 pm
Signed and shared on twitter, thanks Frans for the post and Carole for the forward :)
 

Rosemary Rannes (632)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 12:24 am
Definitely signed & posted to Twitter. Thanks My Seestah 'C' and Frans.
Prayers are rising for the children and families traumatized as a result of this forced separation. Lakota communities must have and are entitled to their own child and social services.
 

Abdessalam Diab (154)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 5:08 am
Noted and signed. Thanks Frans for the post. Thanks Carole for the forward.
 

Judy T. (213)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 6:02 am
Signed. Thank you so much for this, Frans!
 

Jeanne Young (19)
Thursday January 30, 2014, 9:16 pm
Didn't see this until today - Signed, and shared. Bless you, frans for helping us to be able to sign
sometimes "my"country shames me - - -
 

Nancy C. (798)
Monday February 10, 2014, 7:41 am
Thanx C and Frans...already s, sh again on fb...
 

Suheyla C. (229)
Saturday April 12, 2014, 5:56 pm
signed
 

Karen Tucker (39)
Wednesday September 24, 2014, 5:57 pm
Gladly signed -- albeit a little late -- as I work so much, I don't have a lot of extra time anymore for much of anything else and am going through my Care2 emails from the past several months. I am part Native American -- Muscogee Creek and Cherokee -- and white and I LOVE the Native American peoples!! Slavery ended a long time ago -- Native Americans are the First Peoples of the United States and should be treated with respect and reverence! I would sign this petition a thousand times if I could!
 
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