Ruth H. Hopkins (@Ruth_HHopkins )

Ruth H. Hopkins

Bio Dakota/Lakota Sioux Writer & Indigenous Defender. Columnist: @AtmosMag Contributor: @AJEnglish @Medium @TeenVogue @TheAppeal etc Email:
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iPhone : Happy #NativeAmericanHeritageDay. As Freedmen of the Five Slaveholding Tribes, we have a unique and powerful lineage. Many of our ancestors were forcibly brought to this land from the African continent and forced to labor for their Indigenous slaveowners.

iPhone : 3 days ago my aunt passed from covid. She was the best of our people. A prayerful knowledge keeper. Our fluent speakers are going quick.

iPhone : Indigenous people have been particularly harmed by COVID-19 and its economic impact.

Today, as we celebrate Native American Heritage Day, let’s commit to respecting tribal sovereignty and building prosperity for tribal communities.

iPhone : ‼️If you speak english and want to/can help spread the word about whats happening with the Marakanã Reserve pls rt this, share the info and follow them(even if its to see and share the posts)

(I tried to translate it the best way I could but there might be some mistakes)

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iPhone : TRUTHSGIVING 30 Mile Prayer Run ✊🏽

I’m done. I’m hurting. I’m fulfilled. Appreciate those who came out to cheer or run a few miles with me! Carried prayers. Honoring our relatives no longer here, our relatives today.

Remember what today represents. #StandWithMashpee #MMIWGS

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iPhone : Excited to announce that I’m a 2020-21 Tracksmith Fellow! I will be launching the Grounded Podcast (coming soon) in order to uplift Indigenous voices in running and understand how athletes connect to community and land through movement. ❤️ #GroundedPod 🎙 #NativeWomenRun

iPhone : At CherokeeNation we are determined to close gaps revealed by #COVID in the country’s pandemic response. That why we are creating domestic PPE production on the Rez in Stilwell and at this facility in Hulbert. #NativeOwned #Cherokee #Jobs #PPE

iPhone : We got some good news today. The military is going to give us a granite or marble headstone for my dad’s grave. Also, my son’s classes will be online for the rest of the semester. I had so much anxiety about him going back. His school is in ND. All their hospitals are full.

iPhone : Happy #NativeAmericanHeritageDay. Be a Native ally by:
-Amplifying Native Voices
-Learning real Native history
-Acknowledging who’s Indigenous land you’re on
-Supporting the Native Voting Rights Act
-Standing with us in protecting land, water & sacred sites
-Buying Native

iPhone : Trump is turning over Oak Flat, an Apache sacred site, to Rio Tinto for Copper Mining. I can’t help but think this is his revenge for AZ Tribes helping Biden win the presidency.

Rio Tinto recently destroyed an aboriginal sacred site in Australia.…

iPhone : I find it funny that so many men who claim to hold Thanksgiving sacred spent it sending me nasty emails to curse me out & berate me over my Teen Vogue article that separated myth from fact re the holiday. Twas probably 1 of the least inflammatory pieces I’ve written & well cited.

iPhone : My grandparents lived deep in the country with no electricity. My dad said when he traveled in the dark he would see the light from my grandma’s red kerosene lamp in the window and it would guide his way home. She waited for him. Perhaps his passage to the other side was similar.