A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN AMERICAN INDIAN

I live on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Have you heard of it? Probably not because...

It is a remote, barren, and desolate land.

A place where the closest job or any sign of “civilization” is at least a 3-hour car ride away.

A car ride my mom can’t take because we don’t have a car or money for us to ever afford one.

A place we call home despite not having the food, the daily necessities, or the heat we need to survive.

A land that my ancestors were forced to call home, where our customs were outlawed, and where my fate was

sealed nearly 200 years ago.

OUR LIFE-CHANGING MISSION

 

 

Beautifully Taboo is partnering directly with the Pine Ridge Reservation to collect items and monetary donations to support the the homeless Lakota veterans living on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Here are 3 ways you can help RIGHT NOW.

  1. Make a monetary donation. 100% of all donations will be given to PRRs OST Homeless Veterans Shelter.

  2. Spread the awareness. Follow us on Facebook (@BeautifullyTaboo) and be sure to like (wow emojis are magical), comment, and share our posts about this project. The more online love and engagement we can generate, the further our collective voice can go to bring about more awareness for the Pine Ridge Reservation.

 
 

THE REAL FUTURE OUTLOOK

 

 

If you’re on the fence about helping… check out these hard facts…

  Photography © Matthew Williams

Photography © Matthew Williams

Welcome to Pine Ridge Reservation where the...

  • Poverty rate of residents is over 54%

  • Infant mortality rate is the highest on this CONTINENT

  • Teenage suicide rate is 1.5x higher than the national average

  • Jobs are so scarce, only 2 out of 10 people are employed

  • Life expectancy for men is 48 years and 52 years for women

Shocked? Surprised? Saddened? Outraged?

Turn that EMOTION into ACTION now

 
MAKE A MONETARY DONATION
 

WE ARE OUR BROTHERS’ KEEPERS

 

 

We have turned a blind eye to the suffering of our Native American brothers and sisters for FAR too long.

As the harsh South Dakota winter quickly approaches we need your help to get the Lakota people the critical items they need to make it through.

It’s time NOW to let them know that they have neither been ignored or forgotten.