“We often call it a gift, a mystery. … We have the power to make and take. … Let’s think about this. … I know we [can all] relate. … A brand new human, bright-eyed to the world. …We cannot tell time, we cannot tell where or when something will happen, but we can see that brand new Baby Boy or Baby Girl. … Life is a treasure, a gift not to be destroyed. … You cannot throw a child away as if it were a toy. … The actions you take can certainly make or break. … Take the time to consider the life you make.”

Taken from Whispers of the Lakota, as written by Jessie, a student in the 10th grade on the Pine Ridge Reservation/Red Cloud Indian School in South Dakota. (Kudos, Jessie!)


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