April 23: YAC Carwash & Bake Sale Fundraiser for Lakota Children’s Enrichment in Scarsdale, NY !

Join us in Scarsdale, NY Sunday April 23th for a carwash and bake sale fundraiser to benefit Lakota Children’s Enrichment!

We are grateful that the Scarsdale Congregational Church’s Youth Action Committee is once again volunteering and raising funds in this annual, fun community event! Come out to get your car washed, enjoy baked goods, and learn about Lakota Children’s Enrichment! We look forward to seeing you there!

When: Sunday April 23  //    12:00-2 pm

Where: Scarsdale Congregational Church

1 Heathcote Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583

What: Carwash & Bake Sale Fundraiser!

2016-2017 Writing and Art Contest Winners Announced!!! #LegendsAndHeroes #NativeYouthVoices

Introducing the WINNERS of Lakota Children’s Enrichment’s 2016-17 #LegendsAndHeroes WRITING AND ART CONTEST!

The Challenge asked Native Youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation:   

Is there someone you always wanted to meet? Did a person in recent or distant history have a huge positive impact on your life or culture? Is there a legend or a hero (past or present) who inspires you?

Today we are announcing the names of our winners and runners up in each category. Check back soon to view the winning entries, which were judged by an internationally acclaimed panel of Writing Judges.

Congratulations to the young writers, poets and scholars listed below!

Grand Prize Winner

Wiyaka Little Spotted Horse

Runners Up

Tyler Bishop, Quinda Burning Breast, Lauren Yellow Elk, Macy Two Bulls, Dorothy Youngmen

Grand Prize Winner

Lane Anthony Bordeaux

Runners Up

Thea DuBray, Rose Rosales-Kleinhans, Mia Murdock, Jordan Derby, Ty Morgan

Grand Prize Winner

Wasu Janis

Runners Up

Payton Marie Sierra, Summer Montileaux

Check back soon to celebrate and share the award-winning works submitted by these young scholars!

Buy your ticket TODAY for the Scarsdale Rotary Club Fundraiser Benefitting Lakota Children’s Enrichment!

Save the date and buy your ticket today for the Scarsdale Rotary Club annual food and wine tasting fundraiser that will benefit Lakota Children’s Enrichment on April 6, 2017!

2017 Food and Wine Tasting Fundraiser:

April 6, 2017 6-8 PM

Scarsdale Golf Club – 35 Club Way – Hartsdale, NY 10530

Tickets: $80 per person

 The Scarsdale Rotary club has been a long time supporter of our work at Lakota Children’s Enrichment. Every year with this event, the Scarsdale Rotary Club raises money for 5 designated organizations (including LCE), and other local charities that can apply for funding.  We are grateful to be selected as a designated grantee once again. This event is sure to be a night to remember, and we hope to see you there! Head over the the Scarsdale Rotary Club’s website to purchase tickets for event day:

The Scarsdale Rotary Club meets every Tuesday from 12 – 1:30pm at:

Moscato’s Restaurant
874 Scarsdale Ave
Scarsdale, NY 10583

Email them if you would like to get involved and like them on Facebook!

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Stand Up for #CultureNOTCostume this Halloween

Social Media images from Twitter and Facebook captured by Indian Country Today Journalist Vincent Schilling

(Above: Social Media images from Twitter and Facebook captured by Indian Country Today Journalist Vincent Schilling)

Halloween is TODAY and there is still time to make changes to your costume!

This recent Indian Country Today Article by Vincent Schilling brings to light images that have already started popping up on social media, of people dressing up as “Standing Rock Water Protectors” for Halloween.

DON’T Dress up as a Water Protector to mock or make fun of a very serious situation in North Dakota. Culture is NOT a Costume, and appropriating aspects of Native American Culture is NOT ok.

In a nutshell, cultural appropriation is the use of icons, rituals, aesthetic standards, regalia, or behavior from one culture by another. The person appropriating often has no knowledge of the significance of the icons or regalia or any understanding of the significance or history behind the cultural traditions.

Check out our #CultureNOTCostume campaign page to learn more about cultural appropriation and how you can make sure that your costume is respectful of other cultures.

#CultureNOTCostume #NODAPL #Halloween