We support veterans on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, including homeless veterans. Native Americans often gave the most and returned to the least.
The Veteran's Hour Radio Show is aired Sunday mornings on Kili Radio, voice of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota: http://www.kiliradio.org/
The Veteran's Hour covers current indigenous veteran's news on Pine Ridge and also gives a voice to veterans needs around the country.
Interviews have been conducted with deported and Montagnard veterans as well as Hmong veterans, giving a voice to fellow veterans who have not had one otherwise.
The Veteran's Radio Hour raises awareness about issues facing our nation's veterans, shining a light on those who otherwise would be forgotten.
All Relations United is grateful to Director Bryan Brewer and fellow Oglala veterans as well as KILI radio for their support of our deported and southeast Asian veterans.
We are currently raising awareness assisting and advocating for deported veterans at the Juarez Bunker Support House in Chihuahua, Mexico. They are in need of food, clothing, equipment such as computers, long-term shelter and basic necessities.
When deported from the United States to Juarez, Mexico, veterans are taken from their families, with only the clothes on their backs, driven across the international bridge and deposited without any means of sustenance or support.
United States veteran's are stripped of accumulated social security benefits and cannot access VA facilities to obtain needed medical care and medication.
Last year a deported veteran was found sleeping on the streets of Juarez. He had been there for three years with no means of support.
Others have since died in deportation away from families and loved ones in the United States. Good enough to fight in our nation's wars, but not good enough to live in the country they fought and suffered for? Our nation's veteran's deserve better...
We remember the Indigenous Dega/Montegnaard people who were recruited by the U.S. during the Vietnam war with the promise that they would not be left behind, "even in the worse case scenario." The Montegnaard lost half of their male population in service to America.
In 1975, 2000 Montegnaards gathered on a beach waiting for a promised Navy ship that never came. Since that time more than 250,000 Montegnaard soldiers have been tortured and killed, or sent to "reeducation" camps. 85 percent of their villages have been destroyed. This systemic extermination continues today.
Some Montegnaard veterans and family members who made it to the United States with the help of Special Forces Veterans and who have been given permanent residency, but not citizenship, have subsequently faced deportation back to Vietnam.
Stand with All Relations United to support and advocate for the remaining Montegnaard brothers and their families who are still being persecuted in Vietnam.
No soldier should ever be left behind, especially to face genocide...
El Calvario Advocacy Center is working with All Relations United to give support to our veteran's who have been deported. In turn we are volunteering time to help refugees, including Indigenous Mayans and other peoples, men, women and children fleeing cartel violence and persecution in their own countries.
Through El Calvario's Advocacy Center we are working with an immigration attorney in Las Cruces, New Mexico to review the cases of veterans currently in deportation status and prevent further deportations to be carried out without a required hearing.
Working together for viable solutions and the betterment of all peoples creates a brighter tomorrow for our shared world.
All Relations United assists our youth. We involve them in our veteran's programs whenever possible, especially our veteran's food sovereignty program on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
The youth are an asset to our veterans, assisting in the physical work of growing and maintaining our community garden. At the same time, our veterans are mentors to the youth, teaching them the importance of growing one's own food and caring for their shared community.
Veteran's share similar struggles as the youth in many areas, such as food scarcity, addiction and suicide. Having a shoulder to lean on for the youth and having veterans mentoring young people benefits both.