On May 12th, 2020 my dear friend Kathy Boyd ~ Tasina Luta Win, “Woman who wears red dress” ~ Lakota Sioux, began her journey.
Kathy was many things – joyous wife to her devoted husband Wayne, mother to nine, grandmother to sixty plus. Kathy was also a proud Sundancer and a major force in the Sinte Gleska University Foundation Office on The Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. She was beloved and relied upon by all who knew her. Kathy was a radiant example of Earth Mother Protector. She will be missed terribly, but there is no doubt that all who knew her, carry her spark, and our lives are better for it. This Memorial page and funding source is in honor of all Kathy gave, as a way to give back, spread the love, and feel her power. READ MORE
Our commitment is to create a sustained support flowing from those who can, whenever they can, towards The Rosebud during COVID. It is a way to give back. It is also a way to align ourselves with our Indigenous brothers and sisters as we all, together, make great effort towards the arrest and eventual control of this deadly virus.
Our hope is also to bring more awareness to The Lakota Sioux people, their strength, their tenacity , their incredible families , their sense of humor , their traditions.
Our faith is in the oneness of all souls. It is in the knowledge that without the recognition of that oneness, we are at risk.
Our objective is health and strength and connection.
Pilamaya, Mary McDonnell Mina Sharpe