All Relations United put a new roof on a trailer to be used as a Veteran's Support trailerr on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
We are in the process of putting on new siding and establishing a community garden and greenhouse as well . These will provide an ongoing source of healthy food year around for Veterans and their families.
Veterans on Pine Ridge have never had a Veteran's Services Facility to provide for their needs. A Lakota Veteran's Services officer is available to assist veterans and is establishing her office in the new Veteran's Services Trailer.
All Relations United Directors Lorelei Horse Stands Waiting and Bryan Brewer traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to meet with Dega/Montagnard Veterans and the broader Dega Community.
We listened to their stories of recruitment by Special Forces who came to Dega villages in the Central Highlands of Vietnam during the Vietnam Conflict.
We discussed possible solutions and actions to assist the Dega community both here and in the Central Highlands, including producing a documentary film.
All Relations United Director Bryan Brewer is pictured with ARU Board Member and Montagnard Veteran Y-Duen Buondap at Chamizal Park in Juarez, Mexico on Memorial Day.
Bryan traveled here from Pine Ridge with the Lakota Nation Flag which flew alongside the U.S. Flag and next to a banner depicting Montagnard Veterans..
We brought Montagnard Veterans from North Carolina to join us in Mexico in support of our Exiled Veterans. All stood together faced the U.S. and saluted while a Deported Veteran played Taps on his trumpet
All Relations United sponsored a youth event called "Together We Strive, We Woke," on 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" 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 and Spiritual Leaders attended as well as Tribal Police Officers from reservations across South Dakota, to collaborate on solutions to shared concerns for our communities.