Wounded Knee, Remembering

Yesterday was the anniversary of the Wounded Knee Massacre in South Dakota.
As the glow of the holidays fades into blackness, I remember those slaughtered, our brothers and sisters.

Invitation to be in a museum exhibit thanks to redbubble!!!

I received a message from a gentleman at redbubble along with a forwarded inquiry from the Haus Der Natur, “Museum of Natural Science” in Austria.

They have requested to use one of my photos displayed on redbubble in an exhibit that will run 2-3 years.

I am so honored because this fits my mission to create awareness for the First People of the Americas.

*a HUGE Thank You to redbubble; this is such an honor to the wonderful, Native American people that allow me to capture their spirit with my camera.

Kate Purdy

Sacred Sun Dance

I’ll be off RB for a couple of weeks. I have been invited to attend the Sacred Sun Dance at the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.
I am truly honored and am busy making and finding gifts and checking and double checking all my photography equipment.
My goal is to raise awareness for the plight of our Brothers & Sisters on the reservations in the U.S..
It amazes me that so many individuals, groups, and organizations work for charities all over the world, and I’m glad they do, but our First People tend to be forgotten, though they are right here with us. I want to help change that. We are all accountable for the welfare of each other. Pretending problems don’t exist is irresponsible and inexcusable.…

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Home from Mayo Clinic

I’m very happy to be back home and elated to bring my sore, but healing, husband, Bob home! Bob suffers from PKD, (Polycystic Kidney Disease) although, if you knew him, he lives his life to the fullest and doesn’t appear to suffer on most days. In October of 07, I was honored to give him one of my kidneys, and due to the nature of his disease, he had to have his native kidneys removed last week. It was a dangerous and miraculous surgery, not without it’s ups and downs, but we’re back!

First Day of Spring

Well, it’s the first day of spring and I’m still in Milwaukee. I did make it home last week for almost 4 days and it was great. I miss my husband, family, and my dog Rasta. Even though it’s the first day of spring the forecast is for an additional TEN inches of snow!!! I can’t complain, it could be flooding and to all of you RB’s who are in the flood zone, stay safe!!! Material possessions can be replaced, but you cannot!

Below Zero

Yikes! It’s a good day here to work on my portfolio from the comfort of home as it is (-)15 degrees below zero here in Minneapolis today. All of you “down under” enjoy your beautiful weather!

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