ya hoo and wow wee – ya all been busy doing good. Thank u thank u thank u. U shine. Links below
Folks have been upset by the three strikes of Gov. Daugaard and NAD inviting him to educate us about civil, human, and language rights.
Looks like there is a fourth strike now too.
Shawn E happened to mention something about Gov Daugaard (NAD’s plenary presenter invitee) and Native American children so i googled and found this article. its pretty heartbreaking so pls read it in full and note there are more links about SD foster care (uncare i guess in SD) and Native American children and CHA CHING $$ A RING LING a la the Gov. and the robbing of ones culture, language, and family.
http://www.npr.org/2011/10/25/141672992/native-foster-care-lost-children-shattered-families (bold and color added by me)
Critics say foster care in South Dakota has become a powerhouse for private group home providers who bring in millions of dollars in state contracts to care for kids. Among them is Children’s Home Society, the state’s largest foster care provider, which has close ties with top government officials. It used to be run by South Dakota’s Gov. Dennis Daugard. An NPR investigation has found that Daugard was on the group’s payroll while he was lieutenant governor — and while the group received tens of millions of dollars in no-bid state contracts. It’s an unusual relationship highlighting the powerful role money and politics play in South Dakota’s foster care system.
OY – it just keeps getting worse don’t it. No wonder the wonderful Octavian Robinson referred to this as NAD’s Daugaard-gate.
Don’t Delay NAD and De-invite Dennis Daugaard.
Love Letters & Links to NAD below – really these letters are amazing. They are Just, Right, Good and True. We wait for you, NAD, to do the right thing and remember what George W. Veditz said near the end of his life re: the NAD
“The Association has been drifting like a ship without a compass or rudder.” (Veditz 1933)
Time to step up to the plate and do right NAD. No more do-nothingness and Nothing about US without US.
“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” ~ Gandhi
if im missing a letter or a link – link me below in comments or email me. Thanks.
And they (the systems folks) say we have NO language and/or we got a 4th grade reading & a writing level HAAAAA(and we see the real reason they no want u bilingual – cuz with language rights comes access to knowledge and then you be organizing and STANDing! oh dear)
Octavian Robinson’s Entry about NAD sending mixed messages
Octavian has many other letters to various affiliates and sponsors, a call for NAD president Bobbi Beth Scoggins removal if Daugaard’s invitation is not rescinded as well as other people’s letters at his blog www.truebizme.com/
Ricky Taylor (Ridor) has up many vlog entries on this topic and broke the story and also made the three strikes you are out Gov. reference. His latest on this subject http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zz6zkleQ-dM
Jeffrey A. Roberts letter to NAD http://theterlinguan.blogspot.com/2012/05/howdy-yall-letter-to-nad.html
Dragonsani Renteria’s letter to NAD http://news.deafqueer.org/2012/05/30/beyond-one-dimension-an-open-letter-to-nad/comment-page-1/#comment-91526
Patti Durr’s letter to NAD https://handeyes.wordpress.com/2012/05/27/nad-do-the-right-thing-or-dont-the-option-is-yours/
Facundo Element’s Letter to NAD http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=363056940420463&set=p.363056940420463&type=1&theater
Marjoriebell Holcomb, Kathy Greene, Tara Holcomb, Chad Taylor, Leala Holcomb Letter to NAD https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3jYFOYNAjEvczZLMEFRRVVucDg/edit?pli=1
Elena Ruiz’s Letter to NAD http://www.sordismaradical.com/2012/05/letter-to-nad-remove-daugaard.html
Stephanie Johnson’s Letter to DWU – an affiliate of NAD
Erin Esposito’s letter to NAD
The Ca. Assoc of the Deaf’s letter to NAD http://www.cad1906.org/chapters/statewide/entry/our-letter-to-nad
The Deaf Bilingual Coalition’s letter to NAD http://www.dbcusa.org/
CONVO’s position on NAD’s invitee http://www.convorelay.com/blog/?p=1087535974&fb_comment_id=fbc_301528119940473_1592568_301678269925458
Audism Free America’s letter to NAD Sponsors and Affiliates
(ASL and English)
Dr. Don Grushkin’s letter to NAD http://www.facebook.com/deafhooddiscussions/posts/373010706079403
Michele Westfall letter to NAD http://www.facebook.com/messages/576615183
Jenny Witteborg’s letter to NAD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WmGgqqgG60
Courtney O’Donnell’s write up in the HuffPost Gay Voices http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/antilgbt-rights-governor-_b_1551679.html?ref=tw%3Fshow_comment_id%3D157813535#comment_157813535,sb=3334034,b=facebook
People of the Eye entry calling for letters to NAD https://handeyes.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/help-the-nad-awake-from-their-do-nothingness/