One by One, by Shelley Morningsong
Video produced and donated by Southwest Productions! Shelley Morningsong writes theme songs for organizations she believes in. One By One was written by Shelley Morningsong for One Nation Walking Together. Shelly’s website is: http://shelleymorningsongonline.com/home
It’s Time for One Nation Walking Together’s Annual Food Drive! Please join us to help reduce hunger!
Native American families suffer from food insecurity and hunger daily. ONWT is committed to fighting hunger by delivering food supplies and basic life necessities to some of the poorest reservations in our country. With your generous help we can help fight hunger and bring hope to those living in impoverished conditions.
One Nation’s goal is to collect 10,000 pounds of non-perishable food items and cash donations through May 31st to help ensure that Native People do not go to bed hungry.
The ever present issue of hunger is real. Please help today. Contribute what you can to make a difference in the lives of the People we serve! Our heartfelt gratitude for your support!
If you would like to help with our food program, please consider making a tax-deductible donation – a one-time donation or a recurring monthly donation. Visit: www.onenationwt.org or mail your donation to: ONWT/3150 N. Nevada Ave./Colorado Springs, CO 80907. For more information or ways you can help: call 719-329-0251, or email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Drop off locations are listed on the poster above. Thank you for your donations!
One Nation Powwow
June 10, 2017
9th ANNUAL COLORADO SPRINGS NATIVE AMERICAN INTERTRIBAL POWWOW
One Nation Walking Together is sponsoring a one-day Native American Traditional Powwow on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at the Mortgage Solutions Financial EXPO Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80907.
Last year, almost 3,000 people attended this family-friendly event. Celebrate Native history and culture and enjoy Native drums (Northern and Southern), Native singers and dancers, Hoop Dancers, Native art and artisans, a live birds of prey exhibit by
HawkQuest, Aztec Dancers, Native vendors and Native food, such as Navajo tacos and fry bread, and kid’s activities.
Admission is $4.00. Native Americans in full regalia and children 12 and under admitted free. Please bring donations of non-perishable food to help feed the hungry. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Grand Entry at 11:00 a.m. No drugs, alcohol or pets (except service animals) permitted. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
For Information: Visit www.coloradospringspowwow.org.
Cash prizes and “Specials” for dancers. Drums by invitation only.
For more information about ONWT’s programs and mission, click on the designated pages, OR to make a donation to our mission, please click below!
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Your Donation Can Change Everything.
Monetary donations give us the most flexibility to adapt to dynamically changing needs. Your financial gifts are used to continue our various programs and to keep our mission operating. 95¢ of every dollar donated goes to directly aid Native Americans.
The Rev. Harold EagleBull writes, “First of all I’d like to thank you for your role in making the delivery ( Don Grant) a reality and One Nation’s generosity in reaching out to my people in Wounded Knee. I have observed the need and how much the local community members appreciated everything that was delivered.”
Next Support Shipment:
Pablo, Montana for the Salish and Kootenai tribes
“If you knew the conditions…”
Approximately 1.5 million Native Americans and Alaskan Natives live on designated reservations in the United States today. All but a few of these reservations are plagued with poverty, unemployment, homelessness, lack of medical care, and insufficient educational resources. Many experience historical trauma, discrimination and feelings of hopelessness. There is pervasive hunger. Some children’s only meals are those served while in school.
Suicide rates are more than double, and Native teens experience the highest rate of suicide of any population group in the United States via Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death—and 2.5 times the national rate—for American Indian/American Native youth in the 15-24 age group.
Diabetes incidence is 177 percent higher, with the highest rate of type 2 diabetes of any specific population in the U.S. via Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute.
The national graduation rate for American Indian high school students was 49.3 percent for the 2003-2004 school year, compared with 76.2 percent for white students via Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute.
High school dropout rates for American Indian American Native youth are double the national average via Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute.
Recent reports state the average life expectancy on the Pine Ridge Reservation is 45 years old while others state that it is 48 years old for men and 52 years old for women. With either set of figures, this is the shortest life expectancy for any community in the Western Hemisphere outside Haiti, according to The Wall Street Journal via American Indian Humanitarian Foundation.
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