Soaring Spirits

Maggie’s pawsability thought for the day:

“The ones that matter the most are the children.”

erupting mushrooms

  Looking down on the ground at some big mushrooms popping through the earth’s surface made me think of the Lakota (Sioux) children of St. Joseph’s Indian School in Chamberlain, South Dakota. I was thinking of how these Lakota (Sioux) kids’ precious roots stem from such dark adversities as parental alcoholism, poverty, and hunger. Yet, their spirits soar when hope, love, and warmth surround them. They get their nourishment for their spirits to soar at St. Joseph’s Indian School. The Lakota way is taught to them.

In America, the supposed land of opportunity, many, many Lakota children of the plains are suffering. The Lakota youth suicide rate is rampant; 10 times the national average. Maggie and I encourage others to contribute and help these children stay safe, warm and loved. There are too few spots for the Lakota kids at St. Joseph’s Indian School, and the waiting list is long. Maggie and I support St. Joseph’s Indian School, because we believe the children are what matters most.

Maggie


3 comments to Soaring Spirits

  • bentehaarstad  says:

    This situation is too bad. Really, it is horrific. There must be a change, a future!

  • maggiemoosetracks  says:

    “I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.”
    Helen Keller
    St. Joseph’s Indian School is operating on this principle; one child at a time with many more children on their waiting list trying to escape their own personal family horrors…. :(

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