Pictured is All Relations United Director Lorelei Horse Stands Waiting with Ramon Castro in front of the deported veterans mural in Las Cruces, NM at an event we helped to arrange on July 17th, 2021. The mural depicts Las Cruces Army Veteran Ivan Ocon and his daughter who was 3 when he left.
We welcomed Brawley, CA City Council Member, Mr. Castro, a Marine Veteran who is walking the border wall from San Ysidro, CA to Brownsville, TX, almost 2000 miles to raise awareness and support for deported veterans.The Las Cruces Sun News and KFOX TV from El Paso covered our event.
After leaving, Ramon
walked the border wall to Juarez with deported veterans walking with him on the Mexican side.
All Relations United Director Bryan Brewer is pictured with ARU Board Member and Montagnard Veteran Y-Duen Buondap at an event we participated in with deported veterans at Chamizal Park in Juarez, Mexico on May 31, 2021.
We joined Francisco Lopez, Director of the Veterans Support House Juarez Bunker and other deported veterans to offer our support.
Bryan is a Vietnam Veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He brought the Lakota Nation Flag which flew proudly in support of our nation's deported veterans.
Y-Duen came from Charlotte, NC to join All Relations United in support of deported veteans.
Our unified actions and support are making all the difference!
All Relations United stood with veterans at the Cordova Bridge on Memorial Day as one played the lonely tune of TAPS in honor, especially of veterans who did not survive deportation.
Veterans looked towards the U. S. side, their homes, their families and loved ones within walking and driving distance, and proudly saluted the country they served and sacrificed so much to defend. The same country that deported them.
Currently, the only way a deported veteran can return home is in a body bag . A precedent was recently set when Jose Camacho, gravely ill, was finally granted a humanitarian visa, the first time a deported veteran was allowed to return to access earned VA health care.
All Relations United sponsored a youth event called "Together We Strive, We Woke," on June 1st, 2018 at the the Best Western Ramkota Inn in Rapid city.
The focus was on youth overcoming obstacles in life, offering hope, utilizing education to create brighter futures, obtaining real life skills, creating opportunities for real life growth, and striving to improve thinking, .
Youth groups from across South Dakota including from the Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River and Yankton Sioux Indian reservations, attended the event, along with state and tribal leaders, state and tribal law enforcement, and other organizations who came in support of the youth.
All Relations United sponsored an event called, "Connecting Communities Across South Dakota," on March 23, 2018 at the Ramkota Inn in Rapid City.
We brought together state and tribal leaders, law enforcement , politicians and organizations from across South Dakota to bring awareness to issues affecting young people and to collaborate on problems affecting our communities.
State and Tribal leaders including Retired SD Senator James Bradford, Senator Billy Sutton, Oglala Tribal Vice President Darla Black, and Cheyenne River Tribal Police Officer Joe Brings Plenty attended.
All Relations United in partnership with Fam First Fathers Against Meth sponsored two anti-meth rallies at the men's prison in Springfield, and an anti-meth rally at the women's prison in Pierre, South Dakota.
The anti-meth rally was attended by inmates, state representatives and Department of Corrections officials. Tribal leaders, leaders from nearby communities and supporting organizations participated in advocating for abstinence and sobriety on both sidees of the wall.
The goal was to prepare men and women that are getting out, to open their minds, their hearts and their spirits to choose good paths.