Poverty in Our Backyard

Attached is the text of a commentary by Lakota Children’s Enrichment Founder, Maggie Dunne, urging former President Clinton not to overlook American Indian communities when speaking about domestic poverty.  The Hyperlink to the original published article has expired. Attached below is a pdf version of the original article and the text is set forth below. […]

Oglala Lakota “Siouxicide” Crisis; What Can One Person Do?

By Maggie Dunne I am sad to report that in 2009 suicide officially became an epidemic on the Oglala Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. In December of 2009, Oglala Lakota Sioux President Theresa Two Bulls declared an “Oglala Sioux Tribal Suicide State of Emergency.” This action was taken at the close of […]

Awareness Not Fear… Please? A commentary on a recent New York Times article on gang violence

by Maggie Dunne Once upon a time there was a barren wasteland where everyone was wasted. The dilapidated homes were full of drunks and the children all dropped out of school, long before High School. Once the kids hit the streets, they roamed together in gangs and they killed each other, daily. Those who were […]