You + Global Giving + 3 Generations = 50% more support for Native American women.
This week only, Global Giving UK is matching you donation by 50%! We are also eligible for other great prizes and bonuses that will help us all year long as we record and spread vital Native voices. The more donations we get, the more likely we are to qualify for these bonuses.
Take this great opportunity to make your yearly or monthly donation.
Thanks to all our donors who have already helped us get closer to our goal! Donations must be made through GlobalGiving.co.uk before March 10th at 11:59 am BST.
Starting next Monday, Global Giving UK is matching donations by 50%! All online donations received through the GlobalGiving.co.uk site (but NOT GlobalGiving.org) will be eligible for the 50% matching funds (until matching funds run out).
There are other exciting prizes as well including cash bonuses of £1,000 and £500 for the top two projects that generate the largest amount of money and £500 for the top project to solicit the greatest number of unique donations by the end of the campaign on March 10th, 2014.
But don't dilly dally. As stated above, these funds will run out so be sure to mark your calendars for March 3rd, 2014. Matching begins at 12:01 am GMT and will end on March 10th at 11:59 am BST.
Once again, thank you for all your support and be sure to check out 3 Generations' newest Global Giving project - Why We Speak: Help Spread Syrian Stories.
Rampant fracking in North Dakota is not only causing the destruction of Mother Earth but also the destruction of the souls of Native American girls and boys who are being exploited to satisfy the workers in the burgeoning oil industry.
North Dakota has increased its oil production 3-fold since 2005 when it adopted the oil-extraction technique of fracking. This boom has brought with it an onslaught of oil rig workers. Towns are unprepared to deal with this population surge, and crime is increasing dramatically. Native American women, who are at greater risk of sexual exploitation than any other population in the United States, are being used to satisfy the needs of the men who make up the 'tent cities' that have sprung up around the wells. Much like the rampant exploitation that occured in the late 1700s when the logging industry came to the region, Native American women are being groomed, assaulted, and pimped out to workers.
Our next short film project seeks to tell the stories of these women and their communities, and reveal the human cost of fracking.
Thank you for being a supporter of our film project, Native American Women. Before you leave the office for the weekend, mark you calendar for October 23rd. Next Wednesday, Global Giving is running a Regional Bonus Day for projects based in North America. This means that for every donation you make, Global Giving will match 30% of your donation. PLUS the project that raises the most money on that day will win an additional $1000 from Global Giving.
As you may remember from our last update, we have big plans for our Native American Women project. Since completing Native Silence, we've submitted the film to several festivals and so far we've been met with success! We are pleased to announce that Native Silence has won an Award of Merit from the Best Shorts Festival and will officially premiere this November at the American Indian Film Festival. As supporters of the film and the project, we owe these achievements to you but there's still much more to be accomplished!
If you can, please consider donating next week and support our project once more. All you have to do is log in anytime between Oct. 22nd at 9:01 pm and Oct. 23rd at 8:59, and donate. It's that easy!
Once again, thank you all for your continued support and enjoy the weekend!
When we met Joyce, we planned to include her in our film about sex trafficking survivors, but it turned out her story was so much more.
Her struggles stemmed from a childhood of being shuffled between foster homes and being sexually abused by her guardians. We thought her story of being taken from her mother at a young age was compelling, but we soon learned it was hardly unique. Between 1941 and 1967 as many as one-third of Native kids were separated from their parents under federal programs. The impact on the Native community cannot be overstated, and will have an effect on countless generations to come.
We've made a 26 minute film about Joyce and another Native survivor of foster care. By recording the stories of Joyce and Paulette, we're not only telling their stories to the world, we're telling the stories of the countless kids who grew up without parents, community or identity, and the thousands of kids who are still put into foster care despite new protective legislation.
We need donations to send the film to festivals and put it into distribution, where it will be seen by university students across the country. We've come a long way and the filming and editing is finished. We just need to make that last push for Joyce and Paulette, who are so excited to have their stories told.
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