Stronghold Society’s Walt Pourier & Wounded Knee Skateboards, Jim “Murf” Murphy (ALVA team skate legend) are gonna setup to inspire @LNI… Lakota Nations Invitational, December 15th-17th…. gonna rock with hundreds of Native Youth with the South Dakota Gear UP program, Stacy Phelps and crew you rock!! Thanks for allowing us to inspire and instill hope through the Live Life Call To Actions Campaigns we are creating! Introductions to the plan of action @ LNI… It’s all about this generations youth movements! Its ON!
A CALLING – The stronghold is a place where a community regroups, a place to stand your ground and together face all of lifes challenges… to ride out the coming storm. Lakotas have a word, “SKAN” interpreted as “something that moves”. Spiritual vitality, the force of life itself, something each of us and all of life possess within. It is believed the black birds fly to warn of the approaching storm, of hard times to come… but it is not to create fear, its is to build compassion, togetherness and hope amongst the people, for once the storm passes, we get renewal… a clearer view from within, this is our Stronghold Society call to action.
Vision of the StrongHold Society – A Live Life Call to Action
A. To inspire confidence and well-being within youth through the means of the arts and creative movements of today for the charitable and educational purpose of benefiting youth of all ages and races;
B. To encourage Native American youth to find hope and ambition to live a healthy life in mind, body and spirit;
C. To create and sustain an art resource studio and skateboarding park on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD to provide Native youth an outlet for their creativity through resources collected and/or developed by Stronghold Society.
Alot of plans on the move for 2011 and beyond… Multiple Poster Campaigns, Wounded Knee 4-Directions Skatepark planning and Skate Events to support, support of the Kimimila Gathering “Age of the Daughters”, Projects with the Nakota Dogs Movement, new support product from SKAN life. movement… etc.
Big year ahead…. appreciate all your support, because of you… we can do the things we do, for others.
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