Lucie-II: Supercute Dress
My main goal in life is to be able to go back home with my head held high and with something to offer my community. There needs to be a better rehab center, clinic, water department, commmunity center, pretty much everything. Our people could benifit so much from just a little help it’s heartbreaking so many of us are on such hard times. And hard times can change people. Our Chairmen (chief) isn’t the best person, actually he’s kind of a rapist. No, not kind of, is. And things like that get brushed under the rug there and that is absolutely terrifing. I don’t feel like my cousins, our children are safe when we can’t even keep our sons and brothers in the light. One day though, there will be seminars on rape culture and on safe sex and drug use there. I want to do more with the tribal school and to intergrate more of our traditional beliefs and less of outside influence. I want the kids to be able to speak our native tongue without having to feel ashamed or scared that they may be punished. I want our children to be proud from where they came from and not lie about it, even I lived about where I was from so people wouldn’t know I was indigenous.