The Lakota couple stopped drinking "for the children's sake"

Dec 12, 2007 Full story: Native American Times 9

“There are those young Indians who call God a white man's God. But I think there is one God for everybody. As a Lakota, I think Christmas is the best example of this.”

Notes from Indian Country 12/12/2007 By Tim Giago The day was gray and overcast. via Native American Times

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Jenny Andrews

Simi Valley, CA

#1 Dec 16, 2007
Its a sad reality on the rez,, Alcohol is thicker than blood.. Pray and pray that a change may be made..
COMBAT VET

Tacoma, WA

#2 Dec 27, 2007
i wish the only thing in ridge i could change would be understanding you dont drown by falling in the water you drown by staying there
SIOUXPR3M3

Saint Francis, SD

#3 Feb 5, 2008
VET U NEVA LIE MAN...BUT IF U GREW UP HERE UR WHOLE LIFE WUD ELSE U KNOW IN THE "REAL WORLD" ???HUH! WHEN THEY KIDS THEY SEE MOMZ,DADZ,BROTHERZ, BASICALLY HALF THE FAMILY INDULGING IN DRINK,DRUGZ,PROMISCUOUS SEX ALL THAT SO WHEN THEY YOUNG THEY THINK IT THE COOLEST THING EVER. ITS BASICALLY ON THEM DUDE. N U A LAME CUZ IT AINT GANGSTER OR DOWN NOT TO DRINK O SMOKE,WIFF. U KNOW. AND HELL THE HELL A CHIK FROM CALI, REALIZIN WUD NEED TO BE DONE. STAY WHITE BREEZY NO NEED GETTIN INVOLVED!!!BLOG ME...OUT!!!
COMBAT VET

Tacoma, WA

#4 Feb 8, 2008
I did grow up there till I was 16 then I left had to teach myself a better way. If you want to be something or do something, noone can make anyone do anything you have to do it for yourself. I left went found a job finished High School joined the military;I have a degree now house and two car.I did it all by myself everyone laughing wanting me to fail-I didn't. Now I wish everyone else knew they could too. You can give someone a book but you can't make them read it. The path you choose takes you to where you go not someone elses.
dontbesuchapussy

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Feb 8, 2008
Good for you Vet! I wish everyone of all races were more like you. America, and the world in general would be a much better place.
n8ive in jerzee

Newark, NJ

#6 Feb 12, 2008
It's great that people on the rez are starting to putt he children first. I myself am lucky to have a parent who wanted more for us (her children and the students she teaches). I myself grew up on the pinr ridge rez and seen a lot of crazy things but i had always known that the was a whole big world out there to explore. Now i am living in jerzee have a nice job and great friends. I do go home to visit once a year and when i do i try to share my experiences with the people. Just remember life is only what you make it.
night mist

Riverton, WY

#7 Jan 10, 2010
n8ive in jerzee- good for you- i am happy for you. keep up the encouragement when you visit home once a year, people need to hear that there opportunities out there. God bless you.
Opinion

Hot Springs, SD

#8 Jan 10, 2010
Some real good comments so far. The best part is that those who are commenting are not putting the blame on someone else.

They know that the only way is for us to change ourselves.

Its time to get up off our butts get rid of the addictions and go to work to better ourselves.

No use waiting around for someone to come and give it all to you because it isn't going to happen.

“ I believe in GOD”

Since: Dec 11

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#9 Dec 12, 2011
Opinion wrote:
Some real good comments so far. The best part is that those who are commenting are not putting the blame on someone else.
They know that the only way is for us to change ourselves.
Its time to get up off our butts get rid of the addictions and go to work to better ourselves.
No use waiting around for someone to come and give it all to you because it isn't going to happen.
Pretending to be native american, FRED.
(If you were native american, people might think you are either a sellout, or non-native, that doe'snt know jack)

I dont see alot of people doing that around me.

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